|TM40 Skull Bash|
|1||Fuchsia City Safari Zone north area. In the middle of a path surrounded by large trees near the top of the area.||No|
TM40 can be found in the Fuchsia City Safari Zone’s north area. It’s located on the ground near the top of the area, right in the middle of a path surrounded by large trees.
You can get TM40 at any point after you reach Fuchsia City.
- Have at least 500 Pokédollars to enter the Safari Zone
Getting TM40 Skull Bash
Starting from the Fuchsia City Safari Zone, enter the building and pay the entry fee.
Note: Once you enter the Safari Zone, you’re allowed 500 steps before you’re automatically kicked out. You can check how many steps you have left by pressing the Start button and looking in the top left corner of the screen.
You’ll need to pay 500 Pokédollars every time you want to re-enter the Safari Zone.
At the start of the Safari Zone, head east until you reach the bushes.
Once you reach the bushes, head north until you reach the big tree next to the blue right arrows.
Head east following the blue arrows and enter the east area of the Safari Zone.
In this new area, head east past the sign.
Walk up the stairs on the first rock you see, then go down the stairs on the left.
Then head north until you see another rock with stairs.
Walk up the stairs on the rock and head east.
Go down the stairs on the right-hand side, then go up and around the rock.
From here you can head west through the grass.
Go past the sign and towards the blue arrows on the left. Just head west following the blue arrows and you’ll enter the north area of the Safari Zone.
In this new area, head west into the grass.
Then head north while you’re inside the grass and go up the stairs on the rock – this will be the 2nd rock you run into in this section.
Walk southwest down the stairs at the bottom of the rock.
From here, head northwest through the grass until you’re between two big trees.
Then head east until you see a Pokéball in the middle of the path near the trees.
This Pokéball contains TM40 Skull Bash.
Skull Bash Details + Uses
|Skull Bash Move Details|
|PP||15 (max. 24)|
|Effect||On the 1st turn, the user will “lower its head.” On the 2nd turn, the user will attack the opposing Pokémon.|
With 100 power, Skull Bash is a very strong Normal-type attack.
However, be aware that two-turn attacks like Skull Bash give your opponent an opportunity to counter.
While your Pokémon “has its head lowered,” your opponent could switch to a normal resistant Pokémon like a Rock or Ghost type.
Also, unlike two turn attacks like Fly or Dig, the 1st turn of Skull Bash doesn’t make you invulnerable to other moves.
A Pokémon with good attack and defense stats can make the most use out of Skull Bash. Their high attack stat will help ensure the move deals high damage, while their high defense stat will help ensure they can withstand a potential attack during the 1st turn of the Skull Bash.
That being said, using Skull Bash still leaves your Pokémon an easy target for attacks and status inflicting moves such as Thunder Wave or Sleep Powder. Use it with caution.