Secret Techniques are the version of HMs in Pokemon Let's Go. Learn how they work & which techniques are available in this guide.
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Secret Technique List & Where To Get
Secret Technique List & Location
|Secret Techniques||Where to Get|
|Chop Down||Taught from S.S. Anne's Captain in Vermilion City|
|Light Up||Taught from Assistant in Route 2|
|Sky Dash||Taught from Man with a Balloon Near Rocket Hideout / Game Corner|
|Strong Push||Taught from Park Curator in Fuchsia City|
|Sea Skim||Taught from Surfer in Saffron City|
Similar to the HM Cut, Chop Down clears trees that are blocking your way.
Taught from S.S. Anne's Captain in Vermilion City
Your Partner Pokemon will learn the Cut Down Secret Technique aboard S.S. Anne by her Captain in Vermilion City.Find How to Learn Chop Down Here
Your Partner Pokemon will emit a bright light to illuminate dark caves otherwise unmaneuverable without vision.
Taught from Assistant in Route 2
The Light Up Secret Technique will be taught from Prof. Oak's Assistant looking for you in Route 2 near Diglett's Cave.Find How to Light Up Here
Similar to the HM Fly, Sky Dash will allow you to fast travel to towns and cities you've previously visited.
Taught from Man with a Balloon Near Rocket Hideout / Game Corner
The Sky Dash will be taught to you by talking to a man holding a balloon after completing the Rocket Hideout dungeon. He can be found right next to the Game Corner.Find How to Learn Sky Dash Here
Similar to the previous Strength HM move, you can use this Secret Technique to push and move certain boulders out of the way.
Taught from Park Curator in Fuchsia City
You can learn the Strong Push by helping the Curator by giving him his dentures back after beating Fuchsia City Gym Leader Koga and receiving the item from Jesse & James. Be sure to pick them up before heading to Saffron City.Find How to Learn Strong Push Here
Similar to the HM Surf, this will allow you to glide across water on a surfboard.
Taught from Surfer in Saffron City
You can learn the Sea Skim by talking to the Surfer found in Saffron City. He can be seen standing next to a Lapras.Find How to Learn Sea Skim Here
What Are Secret Techniques?
Secret Techniques are the keys to helping you navigate the world of Pokemon Let's Go with your partner Pokemon!
Replaces HMs in Let's Go
Like the HMs from Pokemon Yellow, these are taught to Pokemon and are used to navigate the world around you.
Limited To Partner Pokemon
Unlike the old HMs, only partner Pokemon can learn Secret Techniques in Pokemon Let's Go.
Can Only Be Used Out Of Battle
Secret Techniques are only used outside of battle as a means of getting around in Pokemon Let's Go and cannot be used while battling another Pokemon.
Difference From Pokemon Yellow
|How To Learn||Learn from NPC||Teach via HM|
|Who Can Learn||Partner Pokemon only||Pokemon with affinity for the move|
|Where To Use||Field only||Field and battle|
Previous HM Moves Available as Regular Moves
HM moves available in the previous Pokemon titles (ex. Surf, Cut, Fly etc.) will be available in Pokemon as a regular moves; available for certain Pokemon by levelling or using TMs. These moves, unlike Secret Techniques, will be limited for use in battle.All Technical Machine (TM) List & How to Get