You can find TM82 Sleep Talk on a somewhat hidden path located just outside of Eterna Forest, right by Route 205.
The Forest Badge and the move Cut are required to reach the TM.
Sleep Talk is a Normal-type status move. It does not do damage on its own, but it allows the user to perform, at random, one of its other moves while asleep.
TM82 Sleep Talk Location (Step-by-Step)
To reach TM82 Sleep Talk, the following prerequisites must be met:
- You’ve received HM01 Cut from Cynthia in Eterna City
- You’ve defeated Eterna City’s Gym Leader, Gardenia
- You’ve taught the move Cut to a Pokémon and have it in your party
Once you have a Pokémon that can use Cut, head west out of Eterna City, toward Eterna Forest.
Cross the wooden bridge all the Fisherman NPCs are on and keep heading west.
Once you step off the bridge, the main road will curve north, but don’t follow it. Instead, keep walking in the western direction, over the smaller path in front of the forest.
Follow the path as it curves southward. Use Cut on the small trees when you reach them, and pass through.
Continue following this linear path until it turns westward again, and keep south when the path splits.
Before long, you will find a small set of stairs to the south.
Climb those stairs to the top of the small plateau and turn east. TM82 Sleep Talk will be visible as an overworld item on the ground.
This is the only copy of TM82 Sleep Talk in the game.
Sleep Talk Details + Uses
Sleep Talk is a Normal-type status move. It does not do any damage on its own, but it allows the user to randomly perform one of its other moves while asleep.
If the user is not sleeping, Sleep Talk will fail.
|Sleep Talk Move Details|
|PP||10 (max. 16)|
Sleep Talk is at its most useful when learned by a Pokémon who also knows the move Rest, which puts the user to sleep, but restores its HP to its maximum.
Using Rest in conjunction with Sleep Talk eliminates most of the danger of putting yourself to sleep in battle, while essentially reaping the benefits of a Max Potion every few turns.
Giving this combination to a Pokémon with a very high HP stat, like Snorlax, can be a very effective battle strategy.
Sleep Talk is also useful against many Ghost- and Psychic-type Pokémon, such as Gengar and Musharna, who are known for using sleep-based moves.
Tip: Interestingly, Sleep Talk can call up a move with no PP remaining and use it successfully. A Pokémon using Sleep Talk can also perform a Disabled move.
Not all moves are compatible with Sleep Talk. The following is a list of moves in Platinum that Sleep Talk cannot select:
- Focus Punch
- Me First
- Mirror Move
- Razor Wind
- Shadow Force
- Skull Bash
- Sky Attack
- Solar Beam