|TM19 Seismic Toss
|Route 25. Behind a Jr. Trainer and a cuttable tree.
TM19 can be found on the ground near the end of Route 25. The TM is behind a wall of small trees, a trainer, and a cuttable tree.
You can get TM19 at any point after getting to Cerulean City.
You may need a Pokémon that knows HM01 Cut to chop down a tree blocking your path – although there is a way to get around this requirement if you haven’t fought a specific trainer on the route yet.
This is what you need to do before you can get TM19:
- Reach Cerulean City
- (Optional) Obtain the Cascadebadge by defeating Misty in Cerulean City
- (Optional) Obtain HM01 Cut from the ship captain on the S.S. Anne in Vermillion City
- (Optional) Have a Pokémon in your party that knows Cut
Getting TM19 Seismic Toss
Starting from the Cerulean City Pokémon Center, head west until you reach the wall of cylinders.
Once you’ve reached the cylinders, head northeast until you’ve passed two long houses and are above the Pokémon Center.
Once you’ve passed the two houses, head north onto the Nugget Bridge on Route 24.
Head north across the Nugget Bridge until you reach the top of Route 24.
If this is your first time here, you’ll have to defeat all the trainers on the bridge to progress.
At the top of Route 24, head east onto Route 25.
There’s a large bunch of trainers on the way to TM19.
If you want the path with the least amount of trainer battles necessary, then start by taking the lower path.
This way, you’ll only have to fight one Hiker, and the other two trainers can be avoided. Work your way northeast to progress.
After passing the youngster at the top of the route, head southeast to progress.
There’s a Lass near the bottom that you can’t avoid and have to fight.
After you defeat the Lass, head east. There’s a Hiker here that also can’t be avoided and must be fought.
From this point, there are two ways you can get to TM19.
Option A: Fight the Jr. Trainer
This option is recommended if this is your first time traveling Route 25. For this to work, the Jr. Trainer must be unfought so that he can notice and approach you for battle.
If you’ve already fought this Jr. Trainer then this method will not work.
If you haven’t fought them yet then here’s how to do it:
Stand as far back from the Jr. Trainer as you can. Then walk north and approach him step by step until he sees you. He’ll approach you and then you’ll have to fight him.
If done correctly, the Jr. Trainer will have walked far out enough to open a path to the Pokéball containing TM19.
Option B: Use Cut
If you’ve already fought the Jr. Trainer, or if you just want to avoid the trainer battle, you could always just use Cut to chop down the tree blocking your way to TM19.
Seismic Toss Details + Uses
|Seismic Toss Move Details
|20 (max. 32)
|Deals damage equal to the user’s level.
Seismic Toss does damage depending on the level of the Pokémon using it. For example, a Pokémon at level 45 would do 45 damage to an opposing Pokémon.
In Generation 1, despite Ghost type Pokémon’s immunity to Fighting type moves, Seismic Toss can also hit Ghost type Pokémon.
Since the damage of the move is determined by the user’s level, even Pokémon with a low attack stat can make use of Seismic Toss.
The consistency of Seismic Toss its strength – but this can also be viewed as a weakness.
Seismic Toss can’t take advantage of your Pokémon’s stats or any type advantages to increase its damage. On the other hand, the damage of Seismic Toss will also be unaffected by stat decreases or type disadvantages.
The consistent and reliable damage output of Seismic Toss ultimately make it a solid move option that you can get pretty early in the game.