How To Get TM99 Dazzling Gleam in Pokémon ORAS

Getting the Dazzling Gleam TM from the girl NPC in Alpha Sapphire

You can get TM99 Dazzling Gleam by speaking with a little girl NPC on Route 123. This particular NPC is located just east of the Berry Master’s house, which you can only access by entering Route 123 from Route 118 (east of Mauville City).

To obtain this TM you must also have the fifth Gym badge, and you’ll need a Pokémon in your party that knows Surf.

TM99 Dazzling Gleam Location (Step-by-Step)

Route 123 is an optional location, so you don’t have to visit it to finish the game. But checking it out can get you some useful items, including the Dazzling Gleam TM.

As for prerequisites, this is what you’ll need to have before you can reach the TM:

  • Obtain the fifth Gym Badge from Norman, the Petalburg City Gym Leader
  • Have a Pokémon with HM03 Surf

Once you’ve done that, return to Mauville City to get started.

Step 1: Leave Mauville City by using the east exit that connects to Route 118.

Mauville City’s east exit / Pokemon ORAS
Mauville City’s east exit

Step 2: When you exit you’ll be on the western part of Route 118. From here, proceed eastward to find a beach.

Route 118’s west section / Pokemon ORAS
Route 118’s west section

Step 3: Upon reaching the beach, find the body of water on the right-hand side and use Surf to navigate east and surf towards the other side.

Surf spot on Route 118 / Pokemon ORAS
Surf spot on Route 118

Step 4: Keep surfing until you reach the beach on the eastern section of the route, near a Fisherman NPC.

Crossing to the other side of the water / Pokemon ORAS
Crossing to the other side of the water

Step 5: Keep moving east through the tall patches of grass ahead.

Route 118’s east section / Pokemon ORAS
Route 118’s east section

Step 6: Eventually you’ll reach an intersection; continue east to find another patch of tall grass to go through.

Intersection on Route 118 / Pokemon ORAS
Intersection on Route 118

Step 7: After walking past a Delinquent, you should be nearing the route’s exit that connects to Route 123.

Exit that leads to Route 123 / Pokemon ORAS
Exit that leads to Route 123

Step 8: When you reach Route 123, head slightly south and follow the path eastward near the fences.

Route 123 going east / Pokemon ORAS
Route 123 going east

Step 9: Once you’ve passed the Berry Master’s house, you’ll spot a Fairy Tale Girl wearing in a pink dress. Talk to her to receive the TM for Dazzling Gleam.

The location of TM99 Dazzling Gleam / Pokemon ORAS
The location of TM99 Dazzling Gleam

TM99 Dazzling Gleam Details + Uses

In-game details for TM99 Dazzling Gleam / Pokemon ORAS
In-game details for TM99 Dazzling Gleam
Dazzling Gleam Move Details
Type Fairy
Category Special
Power 80
Accuracy 100%
PP 10 (max. 16)

Dazzling Gleam is a Special Fairy-type move with no additional effects in Single Battles. However, in battles with multiple opponents such as Double Battles, Dazzling Gleam damages all adjacent foes.

Using TM99 Dazzling Gleam in battle / Pokemon ORAS
Using TM99 Dazzling Gleam in battle

Dazzling Gleam is a popular choice for a Fairy-type STAB move in Double Battles because it targets and damages both opponents simultaneously. The move has an 80 base power and 100% accuracy, making it a reliable option for dealing Fairy-type damage.

Dazzling Gleam’s utility extends to non-Fairy-type Pokémon as well, particularly Psychic-types, as it can serve as a great coverage move for those that can learn it.

This move usually competes for a spot in the movesets of Fairy-type Pokémon that can learn both it and Moonblast.

Moonblast is a more powerful Fairy-type move, boasting a base power of 95 and a perfect accuracy. Alongside its higher damage potential, Moonblast also has a chance of reducing the target’s Special Attack by one stage. But Moonblast only targets a single opponent.

So which of these moves is usually better?

While Moonblast is typically the better option in Single Battles, Dazzling Gleam proves more useful in Double Battles.

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