Find out how to use Trainer Records (TRs) in Pokemon Sword and Shield (SWSH) in this guide. This includes how to get them, and how many times they can be used!!
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What are Technical Records (TRs)?
Teach Pokemon New Moves
Similar to Technical Machines (TMs), Technical Records (TRs) will allow players to teach a specific move to their Pokemon. There are many of them which you can acquire in Pokemon Sword and Shield.Check Out the All New Moves List Here
Can Only be Used Once
The biggest difference between TMs and TRs is the amount of times they can be used. TMs have unlimited use, but TRs can only be used once to teach a move before they break.
Buy With Watts In Wild Areas
TRs can only be acquired by purchasing them from the Wild Area shops using Watts. Watts are a special currency that players are awarded by completing Raid Battles.Check Out the Wild Area Guide Here
How to Use Technical Records (TR)
Go to Your Bag
TRs in your inventory are located in the TM tab of your bag. Scroll through and select which one to use on a Pokemon.
Select Available Pokemon to Learn Move
Next is to choose which Pokemon to teach the move to. Remember that specific moves can only be taught to specific elemental types. You'll see if they can learn it under their name.
Can Only Be Applied for Pokemon in Inventory
You won't be able to use TRs for Pokemon in your storage. Take them out and place them in your lineup to be able to teach them the move.
Choose Move Slot or Which Move to Replace
If your Pokemon still doesn't have 4 known moves, you can just add the TR move there. If they have a full move set, you'll need to select which one to replace.
Confirm and It's Done!
Complete the process and your Pokemon will have learned a new move! The TR will also break, rendering it unasable, but you can always acquire a new one from the Shops.