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What is an 'HM Slave'?

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I've been hearing about this "Slave HM" but
there is no such thing... So what is it?

:P

asked May 10, 2012 by Overload
edited May 13, 2012 by Overload
Good question if you don't know what it is.

2 Answers

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Best answer

A HM slave is a pokemon that you have on your team in-game so you dont have to teach HMs to your Pokemon. The main reasons being because most HM moves are not particularly great, and you can't delete an HM without a move deleter.

This keeps you from having less move slots to choose from. Let me give you an example (my HeartGold team):

  1. Infernape
  2. Luxray
  3. Espeon
  4. Snorlax
  5. Vaporeon
  6. Dragonite

Now lets say I dont want any of my 6 pokemon to learn Rock Smash but I need it to get through a cave. I would go out and catch a Pokemon like Sentret that you can catch at the start of the game and teach it Rock Smash. That way all my Pokemon can keep the moves I want them to have without one wasting a move slot on a HM.

In summary a HM slave is a Pokemon you keep on your team for no other reason but to teach HMs to so you dont waste move slots on your pokemon you are using.

answered May 10, 2012 by Aura Warrior
edited Jul 16, 2012 by Pokemaster
THANKS!
1 vote

An hm slave is a pokemon that you make them learn all the HMs you need like Feraligatr who can learn surf, cut, waterfall, strength and a whole lot more.

answered May 10, 2012 by Feraligatr77
Plus Rock Smash and Whirlpool (HG/SS.)
THANKs!
whirlpool is an HM?
It was in Gold/Silver/Crystal, and as such is also in Heart Gold and Soul Silver.