Master your movesets with Technical Machines in Pokémon Go

What are the best Pokémon to use Fast TMs and Charge TMs on in Pokémon Go to win Raid Battles and dominate Gyms? Here’s the list!

In Pokémon Go, even the best Pokémon can be made significantly weaker by poor Move Sets. Fortunately, if you spend enough time fighting Raids and PvP battles and completing research, your Pokémon won’t be stuck with those inferior Moves. Technical Machines (TMs) are what let you change movesets in Pokémon Go. You can get them from winning Raid and PvP Battles, as well as from some Research. When you use a Fast TM or Charge TM on your Pokémon, it will be given a different Fast or Charged Move from the pool of available Moves. But how do you know which Pokémon to use them on and which movesets to change? Read on!

What are the best Pokémon Go movesets to change with TMs for Raid Battles?

If Raid Battles are your things and you want to beat the Raid Bosses, these are the Pokémon you want to use your TMs on and the Fast Moves and Charge Moves you want to get. They’re all single Fast TM or single Charge TM safe, which means you’re guaranteed to get something better than you have.

Note: before changing any Move, double-check to make sure you do not have a Legacy Move. A Legacy Move is one that is no longer available in a Pokémon’s pool of Moves. Sometimes a Move is removed during an update, and sometimes it was only available for Community Day or Special Raids. While some Legacy Moves are less useful or even outright bad, some of them are outstanding, and some players collect Legacy Move Pokémon.

Pokémon Use Change From Change To
Machamp Fast TM Bullet Punch Counter
Charge TM Heavy Slam or Close Combat Dynamic Punch
Gengar Fast TM Sucker Punch or Hex Lick or Shadow Claw
Charge TM Focus Blast or Dark Pulse Shadow Ball
Kingler Flash TM Any Move Bubble
Charge TM Any Move Crabhammer
Moltres Charge TM Heat Wave or Fire Blast Overheat
Dragonite Fast TM Steel Wing Dragon Tail
Charge TM Hyper Beam Outrage
Mewtwo Fast TM Psycho Cut Confusion
Charge TM Focus Blast or Hyper Beam Psychic
Raikou Fast TM Volt Switch Thunder Shock
Charge TM Thunder Bolt Wild Charge
Tyranitar** Fast TM Iron Tail Bite
Charge TM Fire Blast Crunch
Blaziken Charge TM Any Move Blast Burn
Swampert Fast TM Mud Shot Water Gun
Charge TM Any Move Hydro Cannon
Breloom Charge TM Sludge Bomb or Seed Bomb Grass Knot or Dynamic Punch
Salamence Fast TM Fire Fang Dragon Tail
Charge TM Fireblast or Hydro Pump Draco Meteor
Metagross* Fast TM Zen Headbutt Bullet Punch
Charge TM Flash Cannon Psychic
Kyogre Charge TM Blizzard or Thunder Hydro Pump
Rayquaza Fast TM Air Slash Dragon Tail
Charge TM Ancient Power or Ariel Ace Outrage
Roserade Fast TM Poison Jab Razor Leaf
Charge TM Any Move Grass Knot
Rampardos Fast TM Zen Headbutt Smack Down
Charge TM Flamethrower Rock Slide
Garchomp Mud Shot Dragon Tail
Charge TM Any Move Outrage
Electivire Fast TM Low Kick Thunder Shock
Charge TM Any Move Wild Charge
Mamoswine Fast TM Mud Slap Powder Snow
Charge TM Ancient Power Avalanche
Dialga Fast TM Metal Claw Dragon Breath
Charge TM Any Move Draco Meteor
Palkia Fast TM Dragon Tail Dragon Breath
Charge TM Any Move Draco Meteor
Giratina (Origin Forme) Fast TM Dragon Tail Shadow Ball
Charge TM Ominous Wind Shadow Ball
Excadrill Fast TM Metal Claw Mud Slap
Charge TM Any Move Drill Run
Chandelure Charge TM Energy Ball Overheat or Shadow Ball

What are the best Pokémon Go movesets to change with TMs for Gym Battles?

It’s hard to recommend anyone “waste” TMs on defenders anymore, given how the Gym system in Pokémon Go operates now. By punishing defenders with CP of 3000 or higher, limiting each Gym to only one Pokémon of the same kind at any given time, and making it much easier to take down Gyms, there’s very little room left for classical “Gym defenders.”

You’re better off investing TMs — and stardust — in Raid Boss counters (see above) since anything you put into a Gym defender will, at most, only slow down an attacker by seconds. Still, if having the best defense is a point of pride for you, and you have the TMs to burn, here are the top Gym defenders.

Pokémon Use Change From Change To
Charizard Fast TM Any Move Air Slash
Charge TM Any Move Dragon Claw
Slowbro Fast TM Water Gun Confusion
Charge TM Any Move Ice Beam
Hypno Fast TM Zen Headbutt Confusion
Charge TM Any Move Shadow Ball or Ice Punch
Exeggcutor Fast TM Any Move Confusion
Charge TM Any Move Seed Bomb
Chansey Fast TM Pound Zen Headbutt
Charge TM Psychic or Hyper Beam Dazzling Gleam
Gyarados Fast TM Any Move Waterfall
Charge TM Any Move Hydro Pump or Crunch
Snorlax*** Fast TM Lick Zen Headbutt
Charge TM Any Move Body Slam or Heavy Slam
Dragonite Fast TM Any Move Dragon Tail
Charge TM Hyper Beam Dragon Claw
Slowking Fast TM Water Gun Confusion
Charge TM Fire Blast Blizzard or Psychic
Steelix Charge TM Any Move Crunch
Donphan Fast TM Any Move Counter
Charge TM Any Move Play Rough
Bilssey Fast TM Pound Zen Headbutt
Charge TM Psychic or Hyper Beam Dazzling Gleam
Gardevoir Fast TM Confusion Charm
Charge TM Dazzling Gleam or Psychic Shadow Ball or Synchronoise
Slaking Charge TM Any Move Play Rough
Claydol Fast TM Extrasensory Confusion
Charge TM Any Move Earth Power
Milotic Fast TM Waterfall Dragon Tail
Charge TM Hyper Beam Surf or Blizzard
Empoleon Fast TM Metal Claw Waterfall
Charge TM Any Move Hydro Pump
Togekiss Fast TM Any Move Hidden Power
Charge TM Ancient Power Any Move
Ferrothorn Charge TM Any Move Power Whip
Melmetal Charge TM Any Move Thunderbolt
  • * Including Alolan Exeggutor. Dragon-type moves can do damage too, but there are generally better Dragon-type options. If you have Exeggutor, double-down on Grass.
  • ** DO NOT TM Smack Down on Tyranitar. If you’re lucky enough to have scored it during the June, 2018 Community Day, TM for Stone Edge as well and enjoy the best Rock-type attacker in the game.
  • *** DO NOT TM Body Slam on Snorlax. If you’re lucky enough to have a legacy or score one during field research in July, 2018, keep it.
    • DO NOT TM Meteor Mash on Metagross. If you’re lucky enough to have this move from Community Day, it is the best option for Metagross.

Your best uses for Fast TM and Charge TM?

Sometimes it’s not about Raid Bosses or Gym defenders but simply about your favorite Pokémon getting your favorite movesets. If that’s the case for you, let me know what you’re using your Fast TM and Charge TM on and why!

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Source of the article – iMore

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