|TM43 Sky Attack
|Victory Road 1F. Near the top of the first floor behind a pushable boulder.
TM43 Sky Attack can be found in Victory Road. The TM near the top of the floor behind a pushable boulder.
But you’ll need to have defeated the 8 gym leaders and collected their 8 gym badges in order to gain entrance to Victory Road.
So this TM is only available near the end of the main story of the game.
This is what you need to do before you can get TM43:
- Defeat the 8 gym leaders and collect the 8 gym badges
- Obtain HM03 Surf from the man in the secret house of the Safari Zone in Fuchsia City
- Obtain HM04 Strength from the Safari Warden in Fuchsia City by returning his Gold Teeth
- Have Pokémon in your party that know Surf and Strength
Getting TM43 Sky Attack
Starting from the inside of Victory Road, walk northwest towards the boulder.
Once you’re behind the boulder, use a Pokémon with Strength to push the boulder east towards a red circular switch.
After pushing the boulder onto the switch, head back to where the boulder originally was and head up the stairs onto the giant rock.
Walk northeast along the rock until the path splits.
At the path split, head down the stairs to your right and then north towards another boulder.
There’s a trainer (Cooltrainer♀) nearby, but she can be avoided if you walk below her.
At the 2nd boulder, push it to the left until the path to the northern Pokéball is clear.
The northern Pokéball contains TM43 Sky Attack.
Sky Attack Details + Uses
|Sky Attack Move Details
|5 (max. 8)
|User “glows” on turn 1 and attacks on turn 2.
With 140 power, Sky Attack is the strongest Flying type move in the game. The downside is that Sky Attack takes a turn to charge before attacking.
While the move is powerful, two turn attacks like Sky Attack give your opponent an opportunity to counter.
So using Sky Attack can also leave your Pokémon an easy target for attacks and status inflicting moves such as Thunder Wave or Hypnosis.
All that being said: Sky Attack is a good move to teach a Flying type Pokémon. However, since it can leave your Pokémon vulnerable to enemy attacks, use it with caution and have a plan in place for using it.