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Pokémon Sword and Shield: Every TR and where to find them

A Watt Trader in Pokémon Sword and Shield
A Watt Trader in Pokémon Sword and Shield (Image credit: iMore)

Whether you're the new Galar Champion or not quite there, Technical Records (TRs) are useful items for every Pokémon trainer. While Technical Records do look similar to Technical Machines (TMs) since they're both discs (TMs are light-colored, while TRs are dark-colored), TRs are one-time use items that will teach a new move to a Pokémon. TRs also teach stronger moves than TMs, so they're actually well worth the time to get if there is a certain move you want.

In this guide, we're going to tell you where you can find TRs, as well as what every single TR in the game does and how much it will cost you.

Where can you find TRs?

Find a Watt Trader for a plethora of goods, including TRs

Find a Watt Trader for a plethora of goods, including TRs (Image credit: iMore)

You can find TRs in The Wild Area through Watt Traders, who will have different items for sale each day, and TRs (and any other items they have on hand) will cost you Watts. If you don't know what the Watt Traders look like, just keep an eye out for the fellows in a white and black outfit with a bunch of Pokéballs hanging on their belt. They also have sporty sunglass shades and a white baseball cap.

The Wild Area North (Image credit: Nintendo)

The Wild Area Middle (Image credit: Nintendo)

The Wild Area South (Image credit: Nintendo)

You'll find the most amount of Watt Traders in close proximity to each other in the southern, bottom part of The Wild Area. The middle section has the fewest amount of Watt Traders, and there are a handful of them in the upper, northern part as well. But if you come across any of them while running around The Wild Area, make sure to check in with them to see what they have, as their stock rotates out often.

If you're wondering how to get Watts, just check for Raid Dens, which are little rock formations that are glowing with energy and can even have a light beam emitting out of them, which is an indicator for Max Raid Battles.

TRs can also be rewarded from Max Raid Battles, though it's not always guaranteed. The Max Raid Battle also determines the type of TR you'll receive. For example, if you're looking for Stealth Rock, you'll want to make sure you battle a Rock-type Pokémon in a Max Raid Battle.

What are all the TRs available in the game?

TRs are different each day from Watt Traders so check back often

TRs are different each day from Watt Traders so check back often (Image credit: iMore)

There are a total of 99 TRs in Pokémon Sword and Shield. Here are all of them, where you can find them (either from Watt Trader or Max Raid Battle), and how much it will cost you.

NameTypeDescriptionLocationCost (Watts)
TR00Swords DanceNormalA frenetic dance to uplift the fighting spirit. This sharply raises the user's attack stat.Max Raid Battle2000W
TR01Body SlamNormalThe user drops onto the target with its full body weight. This may also leave the target with paralysis.Max Raid Battle3000W
TR02FlamethrowerFireThe target is scorched with an intense blast of fire. This may also leave the target with a burn.Watt Trader (Hammerlocke Hills)5000W
TR03Hydro PumpWaterThe target is blasted by a huge volume of water launched under great pressure.Watt Trader (East Lake Axewell)8000W
TR04SurfWaterThe user attacks everything around it by swamping its surroundings with a giant wave.Watt Trader (East Lake Axewell)5000W
TR05Ice BeamIceThe target is struck with an icy-cold beam of energy. This may also leave the target frozen.Max Raid Battle5000W
TR06BlizzardIceA howling blizzard is summoned to strike the opposing Pokemon. This may also leave the opposing Pokemon frozen.Max Raid Battle8000W
TR07Low KickFightingA powerful low kick that makes the target fall over. The heavier the target, the greater the move's power.Watt Trader (East Lake Axewell)3000W
TR08ThunderboltElectricA strong electric blast crashes down on the target. This may also leave the target with paralysis.Watt Trader (East Lake Axewell)5000W
TR09ThunderElectricA wicked thunderbolt is dropped on the target to inflict damage. This may also leave the target with paralysis.Max Raid Battle8000W
TR10EarthquakeGroundThe user sets off an earthquake that strikes every Pokemon around it.Watt Trader (Dappled Grove)8000W
TR11PsychicPsychicThe target is hit by a strong telekinetic force. This may also lower the target's Sp. Def stat.Watt Trader5000W
TR12AgilityPsychicThe user relaxes and lightens its body to move faster. This sharply raises the Speed stat.Max Raid Battle, Watt Trader2000W
TR13Focus EnergyNormalThe user takes a deep breath and focuses so that critical hits land more easily.Watt Trader (Motosoke)1000W
TR14MetronomeNormalThe user waggles a finger and stimulates its brain into randomly using nearly any move.Watt Trader (Dappled Grove)1000W
TR15Fire BlastFireThe target is attacked with an intense blast of all-consuming fire. This may also leave the target with a burn.Max Raid Battle Reward8000W
TR16WaterfallWaterThe user charges at the target and may make it flinch.Max Raid Battle3000W
TR17AmnesiaPyschicThe user temporarily empties its mind to forget its concerns. This sharply raises the user's Sp. Def stat.Watt Trader (Giant's Seat)2000W
TR18Leech LifeBugThe user drains the target's blood. The user's HP is restored by half the damage taken by the target.Max Raid Battle, Watt Shop3000W
TR19Tri AttackNormalThe user strikes with a simultaneous three-beam attack. This may also burn, freeze, or paralyze the target.Max Raid Battle2000W
TR20SubstituteNormalThe user creates a substitute for itself using some of its HP. The substitute serves as the user's decoy.Max Raid Battle3000W
TR21ReversalFightingAn all-out attack that becomes more powerful the less HP the user has.Watt Trader (Giant's Seat)2000W
TR22Sludge BombPoisonUnsanitary sludge is hurled at the target. This may also poison the target.Max Raid Battle5000W
TR23SpikesGroundThe user lays a trap of spikes at the opposing team's feet. The trap hurts Pokemon that switch into battle.Max Raid Battle2000W
TR24OutrageDragonThe user rampages and attacks for two to three turns. The user then becomes confused.Max Raid Battle8000W
TR25PsyshockPsychicThe user materializes an odd psychic wave to attack the target. This attack does physical damage.Watt Trader3000W
TR26EndureNormalThe user endures any attack with at least 1 HP. Its chance of failing rises if it is used in succession.Max Raid Battle1000W
TR27Sleep TalkNormalWhile is is asleep, the user randomly uses one of the moves it knows.Max Raid Battle2000W
TR28MegahornBugUsing its rough and impressive horn, the user rams into the target with no letup.Max Raid Battle8000W
TR29Baton PassNormalThe user switches places with a party Pokemon in waiting and passes along any stat changes.Max Raid Battle2000W
TR30EncoreNormalThe user compels the target to keep using the move it encored for three turns.Max Raid Battle2000W
TR31Iron TailSteelThe target is slammed with a steel-hard tail. This may also lower the target's Defense stat.Watt Trader (East Lake Axewell, Hammerlocke Hills)5000W
TR32CrunchDarkThe user crunches up the target with its sharp fangs. This may also lower the target's Defense stat.Watt Trader (East Lake Axewell)3000W
TR33Shadow BallGhostThe user hurls a shadowy blob at the target. This may also lower the target's Sp. Def stat.Max Raid Battle3000W
TR34Future SightPsychicTwo turns after this move is used, a hunk of psychic energy attacks the target.Max Raid Battle3000W
TR35UproarNormalThe user attacks in an uproar for three turns. During that time, no Pokemon can fall asleep.Watt Trader3000W
TR36Heat WaveFireThe user attacks by exhaling a hot breath on opposing Pokemon. This may also leave those Pokemon with a burn.Max Raid Battle5000W
TR37TauntDarkThe target is taunted into a rage that allows it to use only attack moves for three turns.Watt Trader2000W
TR38TrickPsychicThe user catches the target off guard and swaps its held item with its own.Watt Trader (Dappled Grove)2000W
TR39SuperpowerFightingThe user attacks the target with great power. However, this also lowers the user's Attack and Defense stats.Max Raid Battle8000W
TR40Skill SwapPsychicThe user employs its psychic power to exchange Abilities with the target.Watt Trader1000W
TR41Blaze KickFireThe user launches a kick that lands a critical hit more easily. This may also leave the target with a burn.Watt Trader3000W
TR42Hyper VoiceNormalThe user lets loose a horribly echoing shout with the power to inflict damage.Watt Trader5000W
TR43OverheatFireThe user attacks the target at full power. The attack's recoil harshly lowers the user's Sp. Atk stat.Max Raid Battle8000W
TR 44Cosmic PowerPsychicThe user absorbs a mystical power from space to raise its Defense and Sp. Def stats.Watt Trader2000W
TR45Muddy WaterWaterThe user attacks by shooting muddy water at opposing Pokemon. This may also lower their accuracy.Watt Trader (Giant's Seat)5000W
TR46Iron DefenseSteelThe user hardens its body's surface like iron, sharply raising its Defense stat.Watt Trader2000W
TR47Dragon ClawDragonThe user slashes the target with huge sharp claws.Max Raid Battle3000W
TR48Bulk UpFightingThe user tenses its muscles to bulk up its body, raising both its Attack and Defense stats.Max Raid Battle2000W
TR49Calm MindPsychicThe user quietly focuses its mind and calms its spirit to raise its Sp. Atk and Sp. Def stats.Watt Trader (East Lake Axewell)2000W
TR50Leaf BladeGrassThe user handles a sharp leaf like a sword and attacks by cutting its target. Critical hits land more easily.Watt Trader (East Lake Axewell)5000W
TR51Dragon DanceDragonThe user vigorously performs a mystic, powerful dance that raises Attack and Speed stats.Max Raid Battle2000W
TR52Gyro BallSteelThe user tackles the target with a high-speed spin. The slower the user compared to the target, the greater the move's power.Max Raid Battle3000W
TR53Close CombatFightingThe user fights the target up close without guarding itself. This also lowers the user's Defense and Sp. Def stats.Max Raid Battle8000W
TR54Toxic SpikesPoisonThe user lays a trap of poison spikes at the feet of the opposing team. The spikes will poison opposing Pokemon that switch into battle.Max Raid Battle2000W
TR55Flare BlitzFireThe user cloaks itself in fire and charges the target. This also damages the user quite a lot. This attack may leave the target with a burn.Max Raid Battle8000W
TR56Aura SphereFightingThe user lets loose a blast of aura power from deep within its body at the target. This attack never misses.Watt Trader (Dappled Grove)3000W
TR57Poison JabPoisonThe target is stabbed with a tentacle, arm, or the like steeped in poison. This may also poison the target.Watt Trader3000W
TR58Dark PulseDarkThe user releases a horrible aura imbued with dark thoughts. This may also make the target flinch.Max Raid Battle3000W
TR59Seed BombGrassThe user slams a barrage of hard-shelled seeds down on the target from above.Max Raid Battle3000W
TR60X-ScissorBugThe user slashes its target by crossing its scythes or claws as if they were a pair of scissors.Watt Trader3000W
TR61Bug BuzzBugThe user generates a damaging sound wave by vibration. This may also lower the target's Sp. Def stat.Max Raid Battle5000W
TR62Dragon PulseDragonThe target is attacked with a shock wave generated by the user's gaping mouth.Max Raid Battle3000W
TR63Power GemRockThe user attacks with a ray of light that sparkles as if it were made of gemstones.Watt Trader (Giant's Seat)3000W
TR64Focus BlastFightingThe user heightens its mental focus and unleashes its power. This may also lower the target's Sp. Def stat.Max Raid Battle8000W
TR65Energy BallGrassThe user draws power from nature and fires it at the target. This may also lower the target's Sp. Def stat.Watt Trader5000W
TR66Brave BirdFlyingThe user tucks in its wings and charges from a low altitude. This also damages the user quite a lot.Max Raid Battle8000W
TR67Earth PowerGroundThe user makes the ground under the target erupt with power. This may also lower the target's Sp. Def stat.Watt Trader5000W
TR68Nasty PlotDarkThe user stimulates its brain by thinking bad thoughts. This sharply raises the user's Sp. Atk stat.Watt Trader2000W
TR69Zen HeadbuttPsychicThe user focuses its willpower to its head and attacks the target. This may also make the target flinch.Max Raid Battle3000W
TR70Flash CannonSteelThe user gathers all its light energy and releases it all at once. This may also lower the target's Sp. Def stat.Watt Trader5000W
TR71Leaf StormGrassThe user whips up a storm of leaves around the target. The attack's recoil harshly lowers the user's Sp. Atk stat.Max Raid Battle8000W
TR72Power WhipGrassThe user violently whirls its vines, tentacles, or the like to harshly lash the target.Max Raid Battle8000W
TR73Gunk ShotPoisonThe user shoots filthy garbage at the target to attack. This may also poison the target.Max Raid Battle8000W
TR74Iron HeadSteelThe user slams the target with its steel-hard head. This may also make the target flinch.Watt Trader (East Lake Axewell)5000W
TR75Stone EdgeRockThe user stabs the target from below with sharpened stones. Critical hits land more easily.Watt Trader (East Lake Axewell)8000W
TR76Stealth RockRockThe user lays a trap of levitating stones around the opposing team. The trap hurts opposing Pokemon that switch into battle.Max Raid Battle3000W
TR77Grass KnotGrassThe user snares the target with grass and trips it. The heavier the target, the greater the move's power.Watt Trader (Hammerlocke Hills)3000W
TR78Sludge WavePoisonThe user strikes everything around it by swamping the area with a giant sludge wave. This may also poison those hit.Max Raid Battle5000W
TR79Heavy SlamSteelThe user slams into the target with its heavy body. The more the user outweighs the target, the greater the move's power.Max Raid Battle3000W
TR80Electro BallElectricThe user hurls an electric orb at the target. The faster the user is than the target, the greater the move's power.Max Raid Battle3000W
TR81Foul PlayDarkThe user turns the target's power against it. the higher the target's Attack stat, the greater the damage it deals.Watt Trader (Dappled Grove)3000W
TR82Stored PowerPsychicThe user attacks the target with stored power. The more the user's stats are raised the greater the move's power.Max Raid Battle2000W
TR83Ally SwitchPsychicThe user teleports using a strange power and switches places with one of its allies.Watt Trader2000W
TR82ScaldWaterThe user shoots boiling hot water at its target. This may also leave the target with a burn.Max Raid Battle3000W
TR85Work UpNormalThe user is roused, and its Attack and Sp. Atk stats increase.Watt Trader1000W
TR86Wild ChargeElectricThe user shrouds itself in electricity and smashes into its target. This also damages the user a little.Watt Trader5000W
TR87Drill RunGroundThe user crashes into its target while rotating its body like a drill. Critical hits land more easily.Max Raid Battle3000W
TR88Heat CrashFireThe user slams its target with its flame-covered body. The more the user outweighs the target, the greater the move's power.Watt Trader (Giant's Seat)3000W
TR89HurricaneFlyingThe user attacks by wrapping its opponent in a fierce wind that flies up into the sky. This may also confuse the target.Max Raid Battle8000W
TR90Play RoughFairyThe user plays rough with the target and attacks it. This may also lower the target's Attack stat.Max Raid Battle5000W
TR91Venom DrenchPoisonOpposing Pokemon are drenched in an odd poisonous liquid. This lowers the Attack, Sp. Atk, and Speed stats of a poisoned target.Max Raid Battle2000W
TR92Dazzling GleamFairyThe user damages opposing Pokemon by emitting a powerful flash.Watt Trader3000W
TR93Darkest LariatDarkThe user swings both arms and hits the target. The target's stat changes don't affect this attack's damage.Max Raid Battle5000W
TR94High HorsepowerGroundThe user fiercely attacks the target using its entire body.Max Raid Battle5000W
TR95Throat ChopDarkThe user attacks the target's throat, and the resultant suffering prevents the target from using moves that emit sound for two turns.Max Raid Battle3000W
TR96Pollen PuffBugThe user attacks the enemy with a pollen puff that explodes. If the target is an ally, it gives the ally a pollen puff that restores its HP instead.Max Raid Battle5000W
TR97Psychic FangsPsychicThe user bites the target with its psychic capabilities. This can also destroy Light Screen and Reflect.Max Raid Battle5000W
TR98LiquidationWaterThe user slams into the target using a full-forced blast of water. This may also lower the target's Defense stat.Max Raid Battle3000W
TR99Body PressFightingThe user attacks by slamming its body into the target. The higher the user's Defense, the more damage it can inflict on the target.Max Raid Battle3000W

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