The only copy of TM3 Secret Power is located in the western section of Hearthome City’s Amity Square. The only requirement to access this area is you’ll need to have a “cute” Pokémon in your party to be let in.
Secret Power is a damage-dealing Normal-type physical move that also has a 30% chance of causing a secondary effect. The specific effect depends on the battle environment.
TM43 Secret Power Location (Step-by-Step)
TM43 Secret Power is found in the western section of Hearthome City’s Amity Square, which is a walkable park that only allows entry if you have a “cute” Pokémon in your party.
Here’s the list of acceptably cute Pokémon:
- Jigglypuff (Requires National Pokédex)
- Torchic (Requires National Pokédex)
- Shroomish (Requires National Pokédex)
- Skitty (Requires National Pokédex)
So make sure you have one of the listed Pokémon with you, then enter Amity Square through the gate in the northwest corner of Hearthome City.
Pass through the entrance hall.
And in the main Square area, a clerk will check you in to make sure you brought a cute Pokémon.
Once you’re granted admission, head over and cross the bridge to the immediate east (next to the two lamp posts).
Over the bridge is some raised terrain with staircases on either side, and a Poké Ball item at the northern end.
Pick up this item from the ground up to acquire TM43 Secret Power.
Secret Power Details and Uses
Secret Power is a damage-dealing Normal-type physical move. It also has a 30% chance of causing a secondary effect that changes depending on the battle environment.
|Secret Power Move Details|
|PP||20 (max. 32)|
Secret Power’s secondary effect is dependent on the user’s environment during the battle, as listed below:
|Environmental Conditions’ Effects on Secret Power|
|Building/Link battle||Causes paralysis|
|Sand, plains, and puddles||Lowers accuracy by one stage|
|Cave and rock||Causes flinching|
|Water||Lowers Attack by one stage|
|Marsh||Lowers Speed by one stage|
Secret Power might seem like a gimmicky move at first, and it is.
But it also has a ton of interesting uses when it comes to inflicting status ailments.
A 30% chance of inflicting any status condition during a damage-dealing move is quite high. And if you use it in an icy or snowy environment, Secret Power has the highest chance of freezing a Pokémon of any move in the game. Still, a 30% chance of sleep or paralysis is also excellent.
If Secret Power is taught to a Normal-type Pokémon to benefit from STAB damage, it basically becomes a 115 base power move with a nearly one-in-three chance to inflict some of the game’s most debilitating status conditions.
Miscellaneous Info about Secret Power:
- TM43 Secret Power can be sold for 1000 PokéDollars, although this isn’t recommended due to its scarcity.
- If Secret Power is used in a Pokémon Contest, it will earn the user 2 Appeal Points and mix up the contestant order in the next turn.