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What Pokemon are the best HM slaves in SoulSilver/HeartGold?

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I beat all 16 gym leaders and need to train my main Pokemon to beat Red (all upper 50s at the moment).

However, I would like to delete some of the HM moves (so I can give Feraligatr a move like Earthquake instead of Cut) and put them all on one or two particular Pokemon. Which pokemon are the best for such a task? They don't need to be high level.

asked May 5, 2010 by Nick
edited Jun 7, 2012 by Pokemaster

6 Answers

17 votes
Best answer

Listed in order of preference/availability:

Nidorina/Nidorino: Cut, Strength, Rock Smash. Evolve to Nidoking/Nidoqueen and you also get Surf, Whirlpool and Rock Climb!

Tropius: Cut, Fly, Strength, Rock Smash, and also the TM Flash which is very useful. This is my favourite HM Slave because it works great in conjunction with almost any water Pokemon. You can get it in the Pokewalker (Big Forest) in HG/SS.

Golduck: Surf, Strength, Whirlpool, Rock Smash, Waterfall, Rock Climb.

Poliwrath: Surf, Strength, Waterfall, Rock Smash, Whirlpool and Rock Climb. If you can't trade, Poliwhirl can learn all those except Rock Climb.

Kabutops: Cut, Surf, Whirlpool, Rock Smash, Waterfall, Rock Climb.

Skarmory: Cut, Fly, Rock Smash.

Rhydon: Cut, Surf, Strength, Rock Smash and Rock Climb. Rhyhorn is rare in Victory Road or Safari Zone but definitely worth getting.

Dragonite is also rare but you get given a Dratini in the game. It can learn everything except Rock Climb, but then you are wasting HMs on a great Pokemon, and it takes ages to level it up.

answered May 5, 2010 by Pokemaster
edited Jun 7, 2012 by Pokemaster
5 votes

Sandshrew can learn cut, rock smash, strength, and rock climb! However, very sorry, I have forgotten where to catch them.

answered May 5, 2010 by Swampert
Safarii Zone, desert.
2 votes

My two HM slaves are Lugia and Ursaring.

Lugia (waterfall, whirlpool, surf, fly)
Ursaring (cut, strength, rock climb, rock break)

answered May 11, 2010 by Professor Jake
2 votes

personally i use krabby as my hm slave
krabby can learn strength, surf, whirlpool and rock smash

answered May 12, 2010 by exiledsol
1 vote

Mew can learn every thing!!!!!!

answered May 11, 2010 by grasspokemon
Who would use mew as an hm slave?
0 votes

I use Azzumarill,It can learn Surf,Rock Smash,Strenght,Whirlpool,Waterfall,and maybe Rock Climb.

answered Jun 8, 2012 by Ninja Link