You can only get TM75 Swords Dance at the Game Corner Prize Exchange in Veilstone City. Each copy costs 4000 Coins, which you have to either buy or win from the Game Corner next door.
This is the only way to get the Swords Dance TM in Pokémon Platinum.
As for the move itself: Swords Dance is a non-damaging Normal-type status move that raises the user’s Attack stat by two stages.
TM75 Swords Dance Location
TM75 Swords Dance is found in the Veilstone City Prize Exchange building, next door to the Game Corner, on a raised strip to the south of the Pokémon Center.
From the Pokémon Center, descend the staircase and head south on the main paved street.
Take 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 TM75 Swords Dance.
Each copy of TM75 Swords Dance costs 4,000 Coins. You can obtain coins at the Game Corner next door, either by winning them from the slot machines, or by buying them from the clerk using PokéDollars.
The PokéDollar-to-Coin exchange rate is 1000 dollars for 50 coins (or 10,000 for 500).
So to buy enough Coins for TM10 it would cost 80,000 PokéDollars.
Swords Dance Details and Uses
Swords Dance is a non-damaging Normal-type status move that raises the user’s Attack stat by two stages.
|Swords Dance Move Details|
|PP||30 (max. 48)|
For every stage a stat is raised, its value is increased by 50%.
So each use of Swords Dance amounts to a 100% increase to the user’s Attack stat.
This can be used on a single Pokémon three times in a battle to increase its Attack by six stages, essentially quadrupling it.
Bear in mind that using Swords Dance three times in a battle usually means taking attacks for three turns without countering them. So it can be a very difficult strategy to pull off successfully.
If you’re able to hit a +6 in Attack, however, you will likely knock most Pokémon out in one hit.
Swords Dance can be used in conjunction with the move Baton Pass, which switches out the Pokémon in battle and transfers status changes to the new Pokémon.
In this way, a Pokémon with high Defense can absorb attacks while using Swords Dance, and then transfer all the increases to a less bulky Pokémon with a higher Attack stat – all without worrying about the less-bulky Pokémon being knocked out prematurely.
Miscellaneous information about Swords Dance:
- From Generation VI onward, Swords Dance’s PP is lowered to 20 (with a maximum of 32).
- Although it isn’t recommended due to its initial costliness, a copy of TM75 Swords Dance can be resold for 750 PokéDollars.
- If Swords Dance is used in a Pokémon Contest, it will earn the user no Appeal Points, but double the user’s score in the next round.