|TM49 Tri Attack|
|1||Celadon City Department Store rooftop. Given to you by a little girl in exchange for a Lemonade.||No|
TM49 Tri Attack is given to you by a little girl on the rooftop of the Celadon City Department Store. She’ll give you the TM in exchange for a lemonade. Lemonade can be purchased from the vending machine on the same rooftop.
You can get TM49 at any point after getting to Celadon City.
Getting TM49 Tri Attack
Starting from the Celadon City Pokémon Center, head west until you reach the side of the department store.
Once you enter the department store, head up to the rooftop.
You can get to the rooftop by walking up the stairs on the right side, or by taking the elevator on the left up to the 5th floor and then walking up a flight of stairs on the right side of the 5th floor.
Once you’re on the rooftop, go to the vending machine near the top right corner.
Purchase a Lemonade from the machine. Lemonade will cost 350 Pokédollars.
After buying the lemonade, walk over to the little girl near the edge. She’ll be wandering around the rooftop.
Talking to her has her telling you that she’s thirsty and wants a drink. Give her the Lemonade.
In exchange for the Lemonade, she’ll give you TM49 Tri Attack.
Tri Attack Move Details
|Tri Attack Move Details|
|PP||10 (max. 16)|
|Effect||No additional effects in battle.|
Unlike in later gens, Tri Attack in gen 1 doesn’t have the possibility of paralyzing, burning, or freezing the opposing Pokémon. It just deals damage with no additional effect.
Still, even without any other in-battle effects, Tri Attack is still a solid attack.
Compared to the equally as powerful Mega Punch, Tri Attack has higher accuracy but half as much PP.
While there is some rationale for using Tri Attack over Mega Punch, in most cases, Mega Punch is just as effective.
Also, the TM for Mega Punch can be bought at the Celadon City Department Store and taught to a wider range of Pokémon. So generally TM49 isn’t bad, but may be overshadowed by the time you reach Celadon City anyways.