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April 21st, 2009, 11:49 AM
Do you use them when your running through the game, or for competitive battling, or never? I use them rarely in running through the game, to compisant for my pokemons weakness.

April 21st, 2009, 12:20 PM
I always use them in-game, but only ones I know I won't need for later, like Water Gun or Water Pulse (which later will be replaced with Surf anyway). Sometimes, though, I'm too hesitant to use them, and end up without any moves of a certain type in my party. On the other hand, if I use them carelessly, I can end up needing one later and not have it.

April 21st, 2009, 8:47 PM
I rarely use TMs at all. There are only a certain handful of TMs I ever use, and those are always planned ahead. Most of the useless TMs I sell for cash.

April 22nd, 2009, 4:06 AM
TMs, for me, really, are for these 2 reasons:
* Collection (collect all 50 TMs) :)
* Battle Styles (useful for Battle Tower)

P.S. = Use them wisely...

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April 22nd, 2009, 4:08 AM
I don't know why but, I rarely use my TM's during the game but I only use the ones that you can buy at some shops. But I also use them for competitive battling.

Ninja Caterpie
April 22nd, 2009, 4:15 AM
I only use lesser TMs or replaceable ones (like Shockwave).

The rest I save for use and duplication at the Battle Frontier.

April 22nd, 2009, 4:38 AM
I Never use TMs. i like to collect them anyway..

April 22nd, 2009, 12:51 PM
TMs, such as Flamethrower and Shadowball, are a necessity for my party.

Sweet Candace
April 22nd, 2009, 1:01 PM
I try to collect all the TM's before I use them. I like using the moves I have and HM moves.

April 22nd, 2009, 3:58 PM
I never use TMs. Usually I'll get a TM early in the game and decide to save it, because I don't want to use it on a POKéMON that I might abandon later in the game for a more powerful one, and this will usually go on until I'm at the Elite Four and realize that the TMs I have aren't as good as the moves my POKéMON already know. The only time I ever used a TM was once in Pokémon Gold, I taught SHOCK WAVE to my RAICHU in an attempt to catch Lugia by using an electric POKéMON. Then I tried to tade it back to Red, and i realized SHOCK WAVE wasn't a move in the first generation.
In other words, I have used a TM exactly once, and I deleted it after the first battle I used it in. After that I basically gave up on them.

April 22nd, 2009, 7:47 PM
I use TMs for running through the game, usually to get as many different types in a Pokémon's moveset as possible. Sometimes I use them for certain type advantages that I don't already have.

It's not an Advanced Gen example, but the most recently that this happened, I was four or five badges into Crystal with my team pretty firmly locked into place when I realized that not a single one of my Pokémon knew a single Grass or Electric-type move. Pretty much all the money I made for the next few days went into buying a Thunder TM from the game corner to teach my Persian.

Bizarre movesets are fun. TMs are perfect opportunities to make some.

April 23rd, 2009, 9:32 AM
I use TMs a lot while playing.

There are just some moves I can't say no to. Like Hyper Beam or Thunderbolt, for example.

April 23rd, 2009, 11:23 AM
I use them to get the movesets I want in-game, since I don't competitively battle anyway.

April 24th, 2009, 6:05 AM
I save 'em up when I'm going through the game. I only use them if it's for competitive battling.