Technical Machines (TMs) are what let you change movesets in Pokémon Go. You can get them from winning Raid Battles and when you use a Fast TM or Charge TM, you can improve the Fast Move or Charge Move of your Pokémon. 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.

Pokémon Use Change From Change To
Kyogre Charge TM Blizzard or Thunder Hydro Pump
Groudon Fast TM Dragon Tail Mud Shot
Charge TM Fire Blast Solar Beam or Earthquake
Mewtwo Fast TM Psycho Cut Confusion
Charge TM Focus Blast or Hyper Beam Shadow Ball
Tyranitar* Fast TM Iron Tail Bite
Charge TM Fire Blast Crunch or Stone Edge
Rayquaza Fast TM Air Slash Dragon Tail
Charge TM Ancient Power or Ariel Ace Outrage
Dragonite Fast TM Steel Wing Dragon Tail
Charge TM Hyper Beam Outrage or Hurricane
Salamence Fast TM Fire Fang Dragon Tail
Charge TM Fireblast or Hydro Pump Draco Meteor
Machamp Fast TM Bullet Punch Counter
Charge TM Heavy Slam or Close Combat Dynamic Punch
Haryiama Fast TM Bullet Punch Dynamic Punch
Charge TM Heavy Slam or Close Combat Dynamic Punch
Raikou Fast TM Volt Switch Thunder Shock
Charge TM Thunder Bolt Wild Charge
Entei Fast TM Fire Fang Fire Spin
Fire Blast or Flamethrower Overheat
Moltres Charge TM Heat Wave or Fire Blast Overheat
Gyarados Fast TM Anything Waterfall
Charge TM Crunch or Outrage Hydro Pump
Exeggutor** Fast TM Anything Bullet Seed
Charge TM Anything Solar Beam
Golem Charge TM Rock Blast Stone Edge or Earthquake
Rhydon Fast TM Rock Smash Mud Slap
Charge TM Megahorn or Stone Edge Earthquake
Vaporeon Charge TM Water Pulse or Aqua Tail Hydro Pump
Jolteon Fast TM Volt Switch Thunder Shock
Charge TM Thunder or Discharge Thunderbolt
Flareon Fast TM Ember Fire Spin
Charge TM Fire Blast or Flamethrower Overheat
Charizard Fast TM Air Slash Fire Spin
Dragon Claw or Fire Blast Overheat
  • * 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.
  • ** 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 Body Slam on Snorlax. If you're lucky enough to have a legacy or score one during field research in July, 2018, keep it.

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 the new Gym system in Pokémon Go. 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 my seconds. Still, if having great attackers is a point of pride for you, and you have the TMs to burn, here are your safest bets.

Pokémon Use Change From Change To
Bilssey Fast TM Pound Zen Headbutt
Charge TM Psychic or Hyper Beam Dazzling Gleam
Chansey Fast TM Pound Zen Headbutt
Charge TM Psychic or Hyper Beam Dazzling Gleam
Snorlax*** Fast TM Lick Zen Headbutt
Charge TM Heavy Slam or Hyper Beam Earthquake
Slaking Charge TM Hyper Beam or Earthquake Play Rough
Steelix Fast TM Dragon Tail Iron Tail
Charge TM Earthquake or Crunch Heavy Slam
Donphan Fast TM Tackle Counter
Charge TM Earthquake or Heavy Slam Play Rough
Lapras Fast TM Water Gun Frost Breath
Charge TM Surf or Hydro Pump Blizzard
Muk Fast TM Poison Jab Infestation
Charge TM Dark Pulse Gunk Shot or Sludge Wave
Umbreon Fast TM Feint Attack Snarl
Wobbufet Fast TM Splash Counter

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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