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How to get the HM for Strength in Pokémon BDSP

Strength is essential to beating the main story of Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl.
How to get the HM for Strength in Pokémon BDSP
If you want to eventually beat the main story of Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, then you’ll need a majority of Hidden Machines in the game. While some aren’t essential, others most certainly are. The HM for Strength is included on this list, as you won’t be able to progress across the map without it. 

However, some players are finding it difficult to find this particular HM. If you fall into this category, don’t fret, as you can keep reading below to find out exactly where to get the HM for Strength. 

Get the HM for Strength in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl

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The location of Strength is an interesting one. (Picture: Game Freak)

To start, you’ll need to have made it to Solaceon Town, or just before it. Immediately south of the town is a tower. This tower can be found next to the sign for Route 209 and near some running trainers. 

Once you find the tower, head inside and go up the stairs. There are several trainer battles inside this tower, some of which are optional. There are also multiplayer Poké Balls, which you can pick up if you decide to engage in the trainer battles. 

Keep ascending the stairs until you reach the very top, at which point you’ll see two elderly NPCs. Speak to both and you’ll receive two different items, one of which is the TM96 for Strength. However, this also unlocks Strength in the Pokétch. 

how to get strength hidden machine HM Pokémon Brilliant Diamond Shining Pearl
The location of Strength in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl. (Picture: Game Freak)

If you’ve defeated Byron, the sixth Gym Leader in Canalave City, you can use Strength outside of battle to move big boulders around. If you haven’t defeated the Steel-type Gym Leader, you need to go do that. Although, you can still use the move Strength in battle if you teach it to one of your Pokémon. 

That’s the whole process of finding the HM for Strength in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl. 

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