Status moves are extremely powerful in Pokémon. Every good team should have a variety of status moves as it helps you control the battle by hindering your opponent. One of the most reliable status moves in Pokemon is Thunder Waves and you can get it early on in your playthrough. Here’s how to get Thunder Wave in Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet.
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How to Get Thunder Wave in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet
The Thunder Wave TM is received early on before you even enter Mesagoza City for the first time. Just outside of Mesagoza City’s gates next to the Pokémon Center you’ll encounter a Pokémon League Rep. Speaking to him will reveal that he has a special prize for anyone who can defeat four nearby trainers.
The four trainers you need to defeat can be found on the route between Inlet Grotto and Mesagoza’s front gate. They are named Youngster Ellan, Zahira the Student, Carlota the Student, and Youngster Luka. These trainers are easy to beat and all only have one Pokémon each. Simply work your way through the route beating all four trainers on your way.
After beating the four trainers you are now ready to get Thunder Wave in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet. Head back to the Pokémon League Rep and speak to him. He’ll congratulate you on defeating the four trainers and reward you with a Thunder Wave TM. This TM can be taught to any Pokémon that is able to learn Thunder Wave by selecting it from your bag.
As an added bonus Pokémon Scarlet and Violet also let you craft TMs like Thunder Wave. By completing this quest you now have the ability to craft as many Thunder Wave TMs as you want. You can craft more Thunder Wave TMs by interacting with the Technical Machine Machines found at every Pokémon Center. Creating a Thunder Wave TM requires 400 League Points, three Mareep Wool, and three Pawmi Fur.
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