|1||Cerulean City Gym. Acquired as a reward after you defeat Misty.||No|
You’ll receive TM11 as a reward from Cerulean City Gym Leader Misty after defeating her in the Cerulean City Gym.
You can challenge the gym as soon as you reach Cerulean City after crossing through Mt. Moon.
Getting TM11 BubbleBeam
Starting from the Cerulean City Pokémon Center, head east until you reach the gym next door.
Enter the Cerulean City Gym.
The Cerulean City Gym is fairly straightforward and you just have to follow the path to get to Misty.
There’s a Swimmer to the right of the gym, but you can go around him if you wish not to fight him.
Near the back of the gym, there’s a Jr. Trainer to your left that you can’t avoid and have to fight.
|Jr. Trainer’s Team|
|Pokémon||Goldeen (Lv. 19)|
At the back of the Gym you’ll find Misty. Talk to her to begin your battle.
|Gym Leader Misty’s Team|
|Pokémon||Staryu (Lv. 18)||Starmie (Lv. 21)|
Misty Tip: Capture a Grass-type Pokémon
With a high Special stat, Misty’s Starmie can deal some serious damage with its BubbleBeam attack. A grass Pokémon such as Oddish, Bellsprout, or Ivysaur will take less damage thanks to their type resistance.
Once you defeat Misty, she’ll give you TM11 BubbleBeam.
Bubblebeam Move Details
|PP||20 (max. 32)|
|Effect||No additional effect in battle.|
At the time when you get the Bubblebeam TM in the game, it makes for a solid Water type attack.
The only downside is that you don’t have much access to Water-type Pokémon until you get the Good Rod in Fuschia City or the Super Rod on Route 12. And by the time you get the Good Rod you’ll have the opportunity to get HM03 Surf.
In comparison to BubbleBeam, Surf is a more powerful Water type attack that can be taught an unlimited amount of times.
That being said, if you do have a Water type Pokémon on your team and don’t have HM03 Surf yet, then BubbleBeam makes for a good move choice.