View Full Version : Who's your "HM Slave" In Ruby and Sapphire?

June 22nd, 2009, 10:03 PM
I just decided to get back into Pokemon, and since I lost my cartridge, and my DS got stolen (tragic stuff) a couple years back. I decided now to boot up some roms of Sapphire, and Pearl, I'm playing through Sapphire, and I was wondering what Pokemon you like to use to pile all of your HM moves on. I'm thinking Linoone for this play through.

June 22nd, 2009, 11:05 PM
Same one I used, so naturally, I would say, "Great Choice!"

June 22nd, 2009, 11:14 PM
i used zigzagoon it was also good for randomly finding Rare Candies with its Pick up Ability

June 23rd, 2009, 12:11 AM
For Platnium i use Gligar, Defog, Strength, Rock smash,Cut

Perfect :)

June 23rd, 2009, 2:12 AM
It's always the little furry thing you get in the very beginning that make the best typical slaves.
(ex. Zigzagoon,Bidoof, and furret*I think*)

The Darkest Gale
June 23rd, 2009, 2:16 AM
I used zigzagoon but gligar later on then onix then all 3 for no reason XD

June 23rd, 2009, 3:56 AM
I used Sharpedo and Tropius. Sharpedo can learn Surf,Waterfall,Dive,Strength and Tropius can learn Flash,Cut,Fly and Rock smash! So they were perfect HM Slaves for me.(Early in the game I used zigzagoon).:D

June 23rd, 2009, 5:22 AM
I use Swampert because it can learn surf, waterfall, dive, and rock smash. Even though all its moves are HM, it still is a very reliable pokemon in battle.

June 23rd, 2009, 5:28 AM
I used Zizagoon and Linoone for HM slaves. xD They could learn Surf,Cut,Rocksmash and some other ones. Didn't want to teach HMs to my battle team lol. And for Dive and Waterfall I think I used Swampert..

June 23rd, 2009, 6:32 AM
I used Zigzagoon. Sometimes I used Geodude too.

June 23rd, 2009, 6:39 AM
I just started a new game on Sapphire a few days ago so at the moment, Skitty is the unfortunate little blighter. How it can learn Flash will forever be a mystery...

Unless it swiped a torch somewhere along my travels.

June 23rd, 2009, 6:44 AM
I used zigzagoon early in the game and then used Tentacool and Tropius since all HMs can be learned between the two of them.

June 23rd, 2009, 9:19 PM
Linoone can learn a lot of HM moves and also has a very useful pickup ability. However, Tropius is probably the best HM slave because it learns Cut, Fly, Strength, Rock Smash, and Flash (all the non-water HMs). Azumarill can learn the 3 water HMs (Waterfall, Surf, Dive), Rock Smash, and Strength. Having those 2 pokemon is enough to navigate through the game. I usually don't have an HM slave. I generally spread out my HMs among a few pokemon. I've never had a pokemon with only HM moves. I don't like having a pokemon on my team with a severely limited move set.

I remember that I once taught my Hariyama to Surf because I didn't have any water pokemon. I thought it was a little funny how an obese fighter is able to Surf.

June 23rd, 2009, 10:48 PM
Zigzagoon and Electrike... I don't think I ever trained my Electrike at all, I just used it for HM's.

June 24th, 2009, 12:14 AM
zigzagoon and mightyeana are mine as they are the easyesy to catch and have good abilitys

June 24th, 2009, 10:31 AM
I've only used "HM slaves" a couple times in various pkmn. games. But the one I did (Emerald) I used, of course, Zigzagoon. :D I don't like using "HM Slaves" so normally I teach my regular pokemon: Cut, surf, fly and strength. I find another pokemon to use: Dive, rocks smash (and later) rock climb and defog.

June 24th, 2009, 10:35 AM
i used kecleon, lol. (nincada and gulpin earlier for flash, cut, strength and rock smash)

Echoing Song
June 24th, 2009, 5:41 PM
I actually found out recently that Absol makes an awesome HM slave... it learns Cut, Flash, Rock Smash, and Strength...

I also use Wailmer for Dive and Waterfall... and I throw Rock Smash and Strength onto it too when I have to go underwater to the underwater cavern thing

June 24th, 2009, 5:43 PM
I remember using Zigzagoon most often.

white lancer
June 24th, 2009, 7:49 PM
Zigzagoon/Linoone, because it can learn most of the HM moves that I wouldn't want to teach to my main team (i.e. anything but Surf, Strength, and Waterfall) and because its Pickup ability gives it another use.

June 24th, 2009, 7:54 PM
Zigzgoon/Linoone or Poochyana, they are both good HM slaves.

June 25th, 2009, 5:57 AM
My HM Slave would probably be Linoone. XD;;. Just used it when im in an important joirney. :DD. Linonne is really useful. ^^


Dawn's Hat
June 25th, 2009, 5:59 AM
Swampert + Zigzagoon. Although neither can learn Flash.

June 25th, 2009, 6:04 AM
I... have several HM Slaves. XD; Right now, Wailmer is going to be my current one, with Surf, Dive, Strength, and Rock Smash so I can go through the Cave of Origin. >>;;

June 25th, 2009, 7:27 AM
... Slakoth XD

Who knew such a small creature could come in handy?

And Wailmer is usually my Water HM slave.

June 25th, 2009, 7:37 AM
Zigzagoon and wailmer, that way I won't have any troubles.

June 25th, 2009, 7:57 AM
Wailmer :P
Just like the guy above me =]

June 25th, 2009, 11:14 AM
Well, currently I'm playing Red version, but Oddish is.

June 25th, 2009, 3:24 PM
Well, in my LeafGreen game, it's Raticate. In my Sapphire game, it's either Linoone or Wailmer.

June 25th, 2009, 4:29 PM
Zigzagoon and Skarmory in Emerald and Sapphire, Bibarel and Skarmory in Platinum

Furry Pokemon at the beginning ftw?

June 25th, 2009, 7:15 PM
I'm a big fan boy when it comes to HM and Zigzagoon/Linoone because of the pickup ability. Then probably Tropius, just because he looks so cools. <3's Pickup lol

June 25th, 2009, 7:19 PM
id say, swampert. my only guy with 2 or more. waterfall, surf, since i cloned in emerald one has strength and rock smash too, the other has waterfall, surf, hydro pump, and blizzard.

June 25th, 2009, 8:53 PM
On my Sapphire, probably Ziggy. XD
D/P is Bibarel.

June 25th, 2009, 9:44 PM
Zigzagoon of course.

Rock Smash

<<Bonus: Pick Up>>

the best :)

June 26th, 2009, 12:22 AM
Just linoone in every single game, i would always have a flying type so i wouldn't need an extra one for fly, and i would have a water type for waterfall.

June 26th, 2009, 4:15 AM
I like Linoone as a HM slave in Ruby. Linoone in Emerald. Bibarel in Diamond and Platinum.

June 26th, 2009, 4:54 AM
linoone was mine in emerald, but i always caught 2 - 1 hm slave, 1 belly drum linoone :P

June 27th, 2009, 5:12 AM
I never had a HM Slave. All of my pokemon can learn all the HM. That's why i wouldn't want a Slave. or something?. But still. When i started my journey in Hoenn Region i used Zigzagoon as my HM Slave. XD

June 27th, 2009, 6:56 AM
I actually used two HM Slaves in the my Emerald, Linoone and Wailord. Between them, I covered all of the HMs, excluding Flash, which you don't really need anyway.

June 27th, 2009, 4:12 PM
zigzagoon for me!

June 28th, 2009, 9:38 PM
For my DS games, I use Bibarel (Surf, Rock Smash, Strength, Waterfall) and Tropius (Fly, Cut, Defog).

Tropius and Zigzagoon for the R/S games.

bit.trip void
June 28th, 2009, 9:44 PM
Just linoone in every single game, i would always have a flying type so i wouldn't need an extra one for fly, and i would have a water type for waterfall.

In my only playthrough: This. :D.

Revise Librarian
June 29th, 2009, 7:27 AM
I use Swampert and Zigzagoon.

~*!*~Tatsujin Gosuto~*!*~
June 29th, 2009, 7:27 AM
I've always used Zigzagoon/Linoone as my slave and addition to that they usually picked me up a lot of items which were very helpful


June 30th, 2009, 3:38 PM
Zigzagoon or Linoone usually work out good for me, since I split the remaining HM (the good ones, like Surf or whatnot) through the remaining Pokémon. :)

Oh, The Places You'll Go.
June 30th, 2009, 9:49 PM
HM slave? Oh, I never thought of such a thing.
I was naive; Did things the hard way.
Whatever Pokemon could learn a move I needed, they absolutly learned it.

that pichu on the left
June 30th, 2009, 10:12 PM
mine in firered is a raquaza i got in a trade. all of its moves are hm moves

beauty. proletariat
June 30th, 2009, 11:17 PM
I used the overused Tropius + Sharpedo combo.

July 2nd, 2009, 6:36 PM
My poor Swampert, (Surf, Waterfall, Dive)

July 2nd, 2009, 6:42 PM
Swampert. I don't really like it so I used it as an HM slave.

July 2nd, 2009, 6:43 PM
Azumarill - Surf, Rocksmash, Waterfall, Dive
Pikachu - Strength, Flash, Thunderbolt, Dig

July 2nd, 2009, 7:10 PM
Usually I dont need an HM slave but sometimes for me its either swampert wailord or zigzagoon

World King
July 2nd, 2009, 9:42 PM
Thanks to Toys R' Us, I have 2 Mew each with 4 HMs, which basically gives me coverage for all 8 of them.

July 6th, 2009, 6:47 PM
i have no hm slave i just put hms to all mi party XD

July 8th, 2009, 7:25 AM
Zigzagoon because it can also pick up itmes.