You can get TM87 Swagger in the Pokémon Mansion on Route 212 (just south of Hearthome City). The TM will be visible in the upper-right corner of Mr. Backlot’s office as a Poké Ball item.
This is the only way to get TM87, and there are no other copies in the game.
Swagger is a non-damaging, Normal-type status move. If it lands, it increases the target’s Attack stat by two stages and then confuses it.
TM87 Swagger Location (Step-by-Step)
TM87 Swagger is found in the Pokémon Mansion on Route 212, south of Hearthome City.
No Hidden Moves are required to reach the TM, but you must have visited Pastoria City at least once before this area is open to you.
Assuming you’ve visited Pastoria City, the quickest way to reach the Pokémon Mansion is to start at the Hearthome City Pokémon Center and head south.
When you reach the white picket fences to the south, turn eastward, passing the Poké Mart.
When you reach the fisherman NPC standing in the middle of the street’s intersection, turn south, and then turn west at the Hearthome City sign.
Travel as far west as you can until you reach the two city gates in the southwest corner of town.
Take the gate to the south—this will put you onto Route 212.
Pass through the gate and continue traveling southward on Route 212, hugging the eastern edge when trees start to break up the path.
Circle around the ponds you encounter along the way.
Head south when the bushes begin to resemble a sort of hedge maze, and eventually you will see the Pokémon Mansion’s gilded front gates and statues.
Head through the front gates and up the paved pathway.
Enter the Pokémon Mansion through the front doors.
Once inside, take a right turn to head down the eastern corridor.
Enter the first room you see on the upper wall.
In this room you will find the owner of the Mansion, Mr. Backlot, along with his butler and a security guard.
In the upper-right corner of this room is an item on the ground containing TM87 Swagger.
This is the only copy of TM87 Swagger in the game, so make certain you use it on the Pokémon you most want to teach it to.
Swagger Details + Uses
Swagger is a non-damaging, Normal-type status move that increases the target’s Attack stat by two stages, before confusing it.
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Swagger is a frustrating move to be on the wrong end of.
The confusion status ailment lasts between two and five turns, during which the confused Pokémon has a 50% chance of hurting itself.
Normally, the self-inflicted damage is treated as a typeless attack with a base power of 40. But because Swagger increases the target’s Attack stat by two stages, confusion becomes much more dangerous to the afflicted Pokémon.
As with most luck-based moves, it’s a gamble to use Swagger in competitive play.
If confusion doesn’t force your opponent to hurt itself, you’re left fending off ultra-powered attacks. But if it does what it’s intended to do, it can wreak massive havoc on the opponent (and possibly cause more than a little satisfaction for the user).
Miscellaneous information about Swagger:
- If the target is already confused, or cannot become confused due to a status condition effect like Safeguard, its Attack stat is still raised.
- If the target’s Attack stat is at +6 stages—the maximum—it will still become confused.
- If Swagger is used in a Pokémon Contest in the Cute category, it will earn the user 2 Appeal Points and prevent the Voltage from decreasing during that turn.