Where To Get TM88 Sleep Talk in Pokémon ORAS

Using Sleep Talk in battle in Pokémon ORAS

You can get TM88 Sleep Talk by talking to an NPC in his house on the east side of Lilycove City. When you speak to him for the first time, he will give you TM44 Rest. He will only give you TM88 when you talk to him again afterwards.

While asleep, Sleep Talk uses a random move the user knows.

This allows the user to perform moves while it’s asleep. Sleep Talk is primarily used with Rest, which makes the user fall asleep to fully restore the user’s HP.

TM88 Sleep Talk Location (Step-by-Step)

Lilycove City is first accessible from Route 121.

In the easternmost part of the city, there’s a house with two male NPCs standing inside. Talk to the man on the right to obtain TM44 Rest, and then talk with him again to get TM88 Sleep Talk.

If you haven’t been to Lilycove City yet, make sure that you’ve first:

  • Obtained the sixth Gym Badge from Winona, the Gym Leader from Fortree City
  • Explored Route 121

So to start just head to Lilycove City (walking there or flying there is fine).

Step 1: Head east until you pass by Lilycove City’s Pokémon Center.

Entering Lilycove City / Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
Entering Lilycove City

Step 2: Before you climb up the staircase, be prepared to battle your Rival (if it’s your first time here).

Passing through Lilycove City’s Pokémon Center / Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
Passing through Lilycove City’s Pokémon Center

Step 3: After you win the battle, climb up the staircase.

Your Rival challenging you to a battle / Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
Your Rival challenging you to a battle

Step 4: At the top of the staircase, follow the path heading east.

Outside Lilycove Department Store and the Move Deleter’s house / Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
Outside Lilycove Department Store and the Move Deleter’s house

Step 5: Jump down two ledges (only two). You should see a house with a blue roof.

Ledges that lead to the location of the TM / Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
Ledges that lead to the location of the TM

Step 6: Enter the house with the blue roof on the right.

Outside the easternmost house in Lilycove City / Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
Outside the easternmost house in Lilycove City

Step 7: Talk to the bald man on the right two times and he’ll give you TM88 Sleep Talk.

When you speak to him for the first time, he will give you TM44 Rest. After that’s over you’ll need to initiate a second conversation with him to get TM88.

The NPC that gives you TM44 and TM88 Sleep Talk / Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
The NPC that gives you TM44 and TM88 Sleep Talk

TM88 Sleep Talk Details + Uses

In-game details for TM88 Sleep Talk / Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
In-game details for TM88 Sleep Talk
Sleep Talk Move Details
Type Normal
Category Status
Power
Accuracy -%
PP 10 (max. 16)

TM88 Sleep Talk is a Normal-type Status move that randomly chooses one of the user’s other moves to use. The move fails if the user isn’t asleep.

Sleep Talk can use a move with 0 PP, since it only deducts PP from Sleep Talk.

This move requires you to be asleep to use it, so it’s not really useful if you have to rely on your opponent to make you fall asleep. In competitive battles, Sleep Talk is always paired up with Rest.

TM44 Rest fully restores the user’s health and heals any status conditions, then it puts the user to sleep for two turns.

Since Rest always puts the user to sleep for two turns, you can plan to stop using Sleep Talk on the third turn. Removing the unpredictability of being asleep helps ensure you don’t waste a turn using a move that will fail.

Note: Sleep Talk can also attempt to use Rest, which will always fail since you can’t use Rest when you’re already asleep.

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