TM32 Double Team can be found in two locations in Platinum:
- One copy is located inside Wayward Cave on Route 206. The moves Cut and Rock Smash are required to find the TM.
- Unlimited copies can be purchased from the Veilstone Game Corner’s Prize Exchange building. Each copy costs 4,000 Coins.
Getting TM32 Double Team
Location #1: Wayward Cave (Step-by-Step)
The first available copy of TM32 Double Team is located inside the Wayward Cave, far underneath Cycling Road.
But to access this cave you’ll need these three things:
The quickest way to reach the Wayward Cave is by starting at Oreburgh City and heading toward the northern entrance of town.
So from the Pokémon Center just head up the path, then take the stairs to leave the city for Route 207.
Go down the small staircase you’ll see that leads to a pit where there’s a muddy slope.
Take out your Bicycle, make sure it’s in fourth gear (the faster one), and position yourself against the south wall.
Then charge at the muddy slope with as much momentum as you can generate to make it to the upper ledge.
At the top, continue heading northward.
When you’re almost at the gate to Cycling Road, veer right turn onto the side path with some trees.
Use Cut on one of the small trees and head north.
Continue north down the stairs and up the side path.
Keep going north, crossing the bridge when you come to it.
Keep venturing steadily northward through the fields of tall grass.
Make your way straight north past the honey tree.
Pass the Hiker trainer and continue north – almost there!
Enter Wayward Cave directly at the very northern end of this path.
Wayward Cave is a labyrinthine assortment of turns and dead ends. Many of the cave’s twists and intersections look the same, so it pays to be aware of your surroundings.
The cave will be immersed in darkness when you enter, so you will need to use Flash to brighten it.
Once the cave is brighter, head north up the entrance corridor.
Then use Rock Smash on the rock obstacle blocking the intersection.
From here, go through the now-cleared gap in the rocks and head north up the hallway.
At the next intersection, take the northern hallway.
Keep going up until you hit another intersection, and then take the left turn here.
Ignore the northern corridor and just move west until you reach a wall.
Once you’re at the wall, turn southward and head down the hall.
At the intersection blocked by the Smashable rock, turn and head towards the west (no Rock Smash needed).
Head south at the next corner.
Use Rock Smash on the rock located just past the two trainers.
Open the Poké Ball on the other side of the trainers to acquire TM32 Double Team.
Location #2: Veilstone Game Corner
TM32 Double Team is also available at the Veilstone City Prize Exchange building next door to the Game Corner, directly south of the Pokémon Center.
From the Pokémon Center just head south on the main paved street.
Climb the next staircase you see, and the blue-roofed Prize Exchange building will be right in front of you.
Speak to the clerk in the booth and find the listing for TM32 Double Team.
Each copy of TM32 Double Team costs 4,000 Coins.
You can get these coins from the Game Corner next door, either by winning them from the slot machines or buying them from the clerk using PokéDollars.
The PokéDollar-to-Coin exchange rate is 1,000 PokéDollars for 50 Coins (or 10,000 PokéDollars for 500 Coins). So buying enough Coins for TM32 would cost 80,000 PokéDollars.
Double Team Details and Uses
Double Team is a non-damaging Normal-type status move that raises the user’s evasion.
|Double Team Move Details|
|PP||15 (max. 24)|
Double Team increases your Pokémon’s evasion by one stage, which equals a 25% increase.
There are six stages of evasion boosts & reductions, as explained in the table below:
|Evasion Boost Stages|
|Evasion Stage||Hit %|
|6 (Double Team used six times)||33%|
|5 (Double Team used five times)||37.5%|
|4 (Double Team used four times)||42.85%|
|3 (Double Team used three times)||50%|
|2 (Double Team used twice)||60%|
|1 (Double Team used once)||75%|
Double Team’s effect is stackable too. So it can be used several times to help your Pokémon hit even harder to hit.
Countering Double Team
That said, there are a few ways to counter a Double Team user.
One way would be to retaliate with a move that never misses, such as Swift, Feint Attack, or Magical Leaf. The downside to this approach is that these moves typically have a low base power and can require several extra hits to bring the target down.
Taunt is also invaluable when combating Double Teamers. This move prevents the target from using status moves for two turns, even if the target is behind a substitute.
It’s best for the Taunt user to have a high Speed stat so the foe doesn’t have a chance to raise their evasion before Taunt can be used.
Additionally, the Ice-type move Haze can also be used to eliminate stat changes that are already in place.
The best Double Team users are often quick, with evasion stats that are already decent. Some of the top users are Mewtwo, Ninjask, and Greninja.
Miscellaneous Info about Double Team
- TM32 Double Team can be sold for 500 PokéDollars.
- If Double Team is used in a Pokémon Contest, it will earn the user 2 Appeal Points and allow them to perform first on the next turn.