Unlimited copies of TM04 Calm Mind can be purchased from the TM seller at the Battle Frontier’s Exchange Service Corner. They cost 48 BP each, and this is the only location in the game where you can get TM04.
Note that Battle Frontier is only accessible after you’ve defeated the Elite Four at least once.
Calm Mind is a non-damaging, Psychic-type status move that increases both the user’s Special Attack and Special Defense stats by one stage.
TM04 Calm Mind Location
Copies of TM04 Calm Mind can only be purchased at the Battle Frontier, which is the huge building to the northeast of the Pokémon Center in the Battle Zone’s Fight Area.
After entering the building, cut through the Entrance Hall and head through the door to the north.
In the middle of the Main Hall will be several kiosks making up a central marketplace. This is the Exchange Service Corner.
Speak to the clerk at the southeastern kiosk (the one with the red and white striped canopy).
Scroll through her inventory until you find the TM04 Calm Mind listing.
Each copy of TM04 Calm Mind costs 48 BP, which must be won in the Battle Frontier’s various facilities.
Calm Mind Details and Uses
Calm Mind is a non-damaging Psychic-type status move that boosts the user’s Special Attack and Special Defense stats by one stage each.
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Calm Mind is basically the special version of Bulk Up, increasing Special Attack and Special Defense instead of Attack and Defense.
It is best learned by a Pokémon whose special stats are already fairly high, such as:
Each use of Calm Mind boosts these Special stats by roughly 50%. So if a Pokémon is able to pull off using it twice, its Special Attack and Special Defense stats will be doubled.
On a Pokémon with already high stats, this could allow it to dominate the battlefield – especially if the opponent leans more toward special attacks.
Calm Mind also works well with Baton Pass, which allows you to switch Pokémon and pass all stat increases onto them. This is especially helpful when trying to use Calm Mind on a Pokémon that isn’t quite bulky enough to take many hits while setting up stat increase moves, like Alakazam or Gengar.
Another strategy would be to put the opponent to sleep with a move like Hypnosis, and then use Calm Mind a couple of times while they can’t attack. Substitute can also keep the user from being damaged while setting up Calm Mind.
It’s important to remember that Calm Mind will not alter a Pokémon’s physical attack, so only special attack moves will benefit from the stat increase.
Miscellaneous Information about Calm Mind:
- Although it is not recommended due to the costliness of the TM, a copy of TM04 Calm Mind can be resold for 750 PokéDollars.
- If Calm Mind is used in a Pokémon Contest, it earns the user no Appeal Points, but the user’s score will double in the next turn.