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HMs are TMs that serve a purpose out of battle, as well as being moves for in-battle use; however, prior to Generation V, in order to use an HM's purpose out of battle, a Gym Badge is required. HM05 is:

This HM was not available before Generation IV
Generation I
Bag HM Normal Sprite.png Flash
Location Badge
RBY Route 2 Boulder Badge.png Boulder Badge
Generation II
Bag HM Normal Sprite.png Flash
Location Badge
GSC Sprout Tower Zephyr Badge.png Zephyr Badge
Generation III
Bag HM Normal Sprite.png Flash
Location Badge
RSE Granite Cave Knuckle Badge.png Knuckle Badge
FRLG Route 2 Boulder Badge.png Boulder Badge
Generation IV
Bag HM Flying Sprite.png Defog*
Bag HM Water Sprite.png Whirlpool*
Location Badge
DP Great Marsh Fen Badge.png Fen Badge
Pt Solaceon Ruins Relic Badge.png Relic Badge
HGSS Team Rocket HQ Glacier Badge.png Glacier Badge
Generation V
Bag HM Water Sprite.png Waterfall
BW Route 18
B2W2 Victory Road
This HM was not available in Generation V
Generation VI
Bag HM Normal VI Sprite.png Struggle
Location Badge
XY Unknown Unknown
ORAS Unknown Unknown
This HM was not available in Generation VI
Mystery Dungeon
Bag HM Normal Sprite.png Flash
Location Sell price
RB Buried Relic (70F) 1 Poké
TDS Currently Unknown 1 Poké
WiiWare Currently Unknown 1 Poké


  • In Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum, HM05 has the item sprite of a Water-type HM, even though Defog is a Flying-type move. It is possible that a Water-type HM was considered for the position before Defog was finalized. Whirlpool, a Water-type move itself, takes the spot in HeartGold and SoulSilver, though this is likely unrelated, as HeartGold and SoulSilver came out more than three years after Diamond and Pearl were released.
  • HM05 is the only HM and only machine move so far that has changed moves within a generation, from Defog in Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum to Whirlpool in HeartGold and SoulSilver.
  • HM05 has contained the most different moves of any HM, teaching four different moves throughout the series. Due to its changing moves mid-generation as mentioned above, it is also the only machine that has contained four different moves (the maximum possible at present) that contained the same move for more than one generation.
    • Interestingly, two of the moves it has contained are the two HM moves which first appeared as HMs in Generation II.
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