How to craft TM 090 Spikes in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet

Make their entry a spiky one.

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Technical Machines (TMs) are items that allow you to teach some new moves to your favorite Pokémon. Best of all, these TMs allow you to teach your Pokémon moves they don’t normally learn naturally, whether this is through leveling them up or breeding new Pokémon. If you are interested in building a Pokémon’s ideal moveset, you might need to find some TMs to use. Utilizing TMs will allow your Pokémon to have even wider type coverage, spread status ailments, lower and raise stats of Pokémon, and more. However, despite the importance of TMs, each TM you have can only be used once.

However, there are ways to get more copies of TMs that you already own. Pokémon Scarlet and Violet have created a new crafting mechanic which allows you to create copies of TMs you found. There are over 150 TMs in the game, which means there are over 150 crafting recipes for you to discover. Each recipe requires you to find materials dropped by Pokémon in the open world. You can get these materials by defeating or catching the respective Pokémon. You’ll also need League Points, a currency earned from Team Star battles, or by selling these Pokémon materials.

After you get the materials you need, head to the Pokémon Center and find the Technical Machine Machine. This is a machine found at every Pokémon Center that allows you to craft the TM you want.

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How to craft TM 090 Spikes in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet

After unlocking TM 090 Spikes, head to the nearest Pokémon Center and craft this TM with the following materials:

  • 3,000 League Points
  • x3 Qwilfish Spines
  • x3 Pincurchin Spines

Spikes is an entry hazard move that will damage enemies as they switch out Pokémon. The move has perfect accuracy and 20 PP. Here is the move’s effect: “Hurts the opponent’s Pokemon that switch into the battlefield depending on the number of layers placed by the user. 1 layer damages by 12.5% max HP, 2 layers damages by 16% max HP, and 3 or more layers damage by 25% max HP. The move has no effect on Flying-type Pokemon and Pokemon with Levitate ability.”