How To Get TM39 Rock Tomb in Pokémon Platinum

TM39 Rock Tomb in the Ravaged Path Cave (Pokémon Platinum)

The only copy of TM39 Rock Tomb is located in the Ravaged Path, which is north of Jubilife City. You can access it via Route 204.

To pick up TM39 you’ll also need Rock Smash, so you can only access the TM after defeating Oreburgh City’s Gym Leader Roark for the Coal Badge.

TM39 Rock Tomb Location (Step-by-Step)

TM39 Rock Tomb’s location on the Town Map. / Pokémon Platinum
TM39 Rock Tomb’s location on the Town Map.

TM39 Rock Tomb is located on the Ravaged Path, a cave found north of Jubilife City that bisects Route 204. To pass through it, two requirements must be met:

  1. You must have defeated Gym Leader Roark in Oreburgh City and received the Coal Badge.
  2. You must have taught a Pokémon the Hidden Move Rock Smash using HM06 which you received from the Hiker NPC inside Oreburgh Gate.

Once you have a Pokémon that knows Rock Smash in your party, head north on Jubilife City’s central street.

Going north out of Jubilife City from the Poké Center. / Pokémon Platinum
Going north out of Jubilife City from the Poké Center.

Head out of Jubilife City via the north entrance. Continue heading north on Route 204.

Jubilife’s north entrance. / Pokémon Platinum
Jubilife’s north entrance.

Eventually you will reach a cave called the Ravaged Path. Head inside.

The Ravaged Path’s aperture. / Pokémon Platinum
The Ravaged Path’s aperture.

Inside the Ravaged Path, go left at the split.

It’s blockaded by a breakable rock, so you’ll have to use Rock Smash in order to pass through.

The first turn in the Ravaged Path. / Pokémon Platinum
The first turn in the Ravaged Path.

Keep going left until you reach the next cave chamber (pictured below). TM39 Rock Tomb will be visible on the ground as a Pokéball item.

Obtaining TM39 Rock Tomb. / Pokémon Platinum
Obtaining TM39 Rock Tomb.

Rock Tomb Details + Uses

In-game description of TM39 Rock Tomb. / Pokémon Platinum
In-game description of TM39 Rock Tomb.

Rock Tomb is a Rock-type physical attack move that encases the target Pokémon in boulders to lower its Speed stat.

Rock Tomb Move Details
Type Rock
Category Physical
Power 50
Accuracy 80%
PP 15 (max. 24)

Rock Tomb’s Speed-lowering effect can be a significant equalizer for Rock-type Pokémon, which tend to be slower than other types. But whether or not this makes up for its lower accuracy and mediocre base power largely depends on the individual battle.

Tip: In a Pokémon Contest, if Rock Tomb is used as the second move after Rock Throw, the user will gain 3 bonus appeal points.

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