|TM09 Take Down
|Silph Co. 5th Floor. In an area accessible through a teleporter in the bottom left corner of the 3rd floor.
|Celadon City Department Store – Floor 2.
TM09 can be found in two locations in the game:
You can first buy the TM at the Celadon Dept. Store for 3,000 Pokédollars.
Or you can get a free copy of the TM on the 5th floor of the Silph Co. building in Saffron City. It’s located in an area accessible through a teleporter in the corner of the 3rd floor.
Getting TM09 Take Down
Location #1: From the Celadon City Department Store
Starting from the Celadon City Pokémon Center, head west until you reach the department store.
Once you enter the department store, head up to the 2nd floor.
You can get to the 2nd floor by using the elevator on the left or going up the stairs on the right.
Once you’re on the 2nd floor, go to the cashier’s desk in the center of the room and talk to the cashier on the right.
Select TM09 from the purchasable TM List. This TM will cost you 3000 Pokédollars.
Location #2: From Silph Co.
Starting from the Saffron City Pokémon Center, head west until you reach the end of the path.
Then head north until you see a sign near a building and the path splits.
At the path split, head east until you reach the Silph Co. building.
If you’ve talked to Mr. Fuji, then there should be no Rocket guarding the building. Enter the Silph Co. building.
Once inside, head northeast towards a flight of stairs and go up to the 2nd floor.
Then head up the stairs again to the 3rd floor.
Now on the 3rd floor, head southwest until you see a Rocket.
This Rocket can’t be avoided and must be defeated in order to get to TM09.
|Raticate x2 (Lv. 28)
After defeating the Rocket, continue heading south until you reach the bottom of the room.
At the bottom of the room, head west and onto the teleporter at the end of the hall.
The teleporter will lead you to a closed off area on the 5th floor where you’ll find a Pokéball containing TM09 Take Down.
Take Down Details + Uses
|Take Down Move Details
|20 (max. 32)
|User receives 25% of the damage inflicted to the opposing Pokémon in recoil damage.
At 90 power, Take Down is a pretty strong Normal type move. The downside is that the move inflicts recoil damage to the user.
Specifically, the user takes a ¼ of the damage inflicted as recoil damage.
While Take Down is a good move for Pokémon with a high attack stat, you’re better off using Double-Edge instead.
Double-Edge is basically a stronger version of Take Down. It has a higher power of 100, has a higher accuracy of 100%, and inflicts the same amount of recoil damage to the user.
And considering that you can get the TM for Double-Edge earlier in the game, it makes using Take Down even less favorable.
There’s just one catch:
The one advantage that Take Down has is that its TM can be purchased repeatedly from the Celadon City Department Store.