How To Get TM63 Embargo in Pokémon Platinum

The NPC that gives you TM63 Embargo (Pokémon Platinum)

The only copy of TM63 Embargo is found in Veilstone City. You’ll get it by speaking to a Biker NPC located south of the Veilstone Gym.

Embargo is a non-damaging, Dark-type status move. For five turns, it negates the effects of the target’s Held Item, and prevents its trainer from using items from their inventory.

TM63 Embargo Location (Step-by-Step)

TM63 Embargo’s location on the Town Map / Pokémon Platinum
TM63 Embargo’s location on the Town Map.

TM63 Embargo is given to you from an NPC in Veilstone City.

To find him, first head south of the Veilstone Pokémon Center.

Descending the staircase and heading south from the Veilstone Pokémon Center / Pokémon Platinum
Descending the staircase and heading south from the Veilstone Pokémon Center.

Stick with the main street as it turns to the west.

Turning west with the street / Pokémon Platinum
Turning west with the street.

Continue traveling west until you reach the southwest corner of town.

Approaching the southwest corner of Veilstone City / Pokémon Platinum
Approaching the southwest corner of Veilstone City.

The man you are looking for is a bald Biker NPC hanging out in front of a blue house to the south of Veilstone Gym.

The Biker NPC to the south of Veilstone Gym / Pokémon Platinum
The Biker NPC to the south of Veilstone Gym.

Speak with him and he will give you a copy of TM63 Embargo for free.

This is the only way to get TM63 and it’s the only copy in the game.

Receiving TM63 Embargo / Pokémon Platinum
Receiving TM63 Embargo.

Embargo Details + Uses

In-game description of TM63 Embargo / Pokémon Platinum
In-game description of TM63 Embargo.

Embargo is a Dark-type status move that prevents Held Items from activating and Bag Items from being used. It does not inflict damage.

Embargo Move Details
Type Dark
Category Status
Accuracy 100%
PP 15 (max. 24)

In the main game, Embargo can be useful in preventing the Elite Four and the Champion from using healing items.

Each member of the Elite Four will typically have 2 or 3 Full Restores on them, and the Champion will have 4.

This can cause a lot of problems if you’re struggling to beat the main game.

In PvP competitive play, however, this move is almost useless.

Bag Items aren’t used in competitive matches, and most Held Items’ effects aren’t worth filling an entire move slot to negate.

Miscellaneous information about Embargo:

  • Embargo does not negate items that affect prize money (like the Amulet Coin), EXP (like the Lucky Egg), EVs (like the Power Weight), or friendship (like the Soothe Bell).
  • Embargo has no effect on a Pokémon with the Ability Multitype.
  • Embargo will not affect a Giratina holding a Griseous Orb.
  • When used in a Pokémon Contest, Embargo will earn the user 2 Appeal Points and prevent the Voltage from increasing in the same turn.

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