|Pewter City Gym. Acquired after defeating Brock.
You’ll get TM34 from Pewter City Gym Leader Brock after defeating him in the Pewter City Gym.
You can challenge the gym as soon as you reach Pewter City.
Getting TM34 Bide
Starting from the Pewter City Pokémon Center, head northeast until you’re just above the Pokémart.
Once you reach the top of the Pokémart, head west towards the Gym.
Enter the Pewter City Gym when you’re ready.
The Pewter City Gym is fairly empty and you can just walk north to get to Brock.
There’s a Jr. Trainer in the center of the gym, but you can go around him if you wish not to fight him.
At the back of the Gym, you’ll find Brock. Talk to him to begin your battle.
|Gym Leader Brock’s Team
|Geodude (Lv. 10)
|Onix (Lv. 12)
Tips for Fighting Brock
- Pikachu is effectively useless against Brock. Since Ground types are immune to Electric type attacks and Rock types are resistant to Normal type attacks.
- Use Fighting Type Pokémon/Moves. In Pokémon Yellow, catching a wild Mankey is a good choice. Nidoran (♂ or ♀) is also a good choice, since it learns the Fighting-type move Double Kick at level 12.
Once you defeat Brock he’ll give you TM34 Bide.
Bide Move Details
|10 (max. 16)
|User cannot use any other moves for 2 turns. After 2 turns, deals twice the amount of damage you received.
Bide is a very interesting type of counterattack.
Even though Bide is a Normal type move, it will still deal damage to Ghost type Pokémon.
It also ignores accuracy and will even hit Pokémon during the “invulnerable” stages of moves such as Dig and Fly.
However, the usefulness of Bide is heavily dependent on the moves the opposing Pokémon makes.
If the opposing Pokémon does minimal damage, doesn’t attack you at all, or makes you faint before two turns have passed, then Bide won’t be that useful.
This move is best used on Pokémon with high HP such as Snorlax, Wigglytuff, or Chansey. Their high HP stat allows them to sustain a high amount of damage which can then be turned back onto the opposing Pokémon.
But while Bide has good damage potential, it requires too many specific things to happen for it to be consistently useful.