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Secret Techniques - How They Work and List

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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 TechniquesWhere to Get
Chop DownTaught from S.S. Anne's Captain in Vermilion City
Light UpTaught from Assistant in Route 2
Sky DashTaught from Man with a Balloon Near Rocket Hideout / Game Corner
Strong PushTaught from Park Curator in Fuchsia City
Sea SkimTaught from Surfer in Saffron City

Chop Down

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Similar to the HM Cut, Chop Down clears trees that are blocking your way.

Taught from S.S. Anne's Captain in Vermilion City

Taught from S.S. Anne

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

Light Up

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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

Sky Dash

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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

Taught from Man with a Balloon Near 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

Strong Push

Strong Push

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

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

Sea Skim

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Similar to the HM Surf, this will allow you to glide across water on a surfboard.

Taught from Surfer in Saffron City

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?

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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

Let's GoYellow
How To LearnLearn from NPCTeach via HM
Who Can LearnPartner Pokemon onlyPokemon with affinity for the move
Where To UseField onlyField 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.

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