False Swipe Pokemon Scarlet and Violet

The False Swipe in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet is a TM that you can unlock and craft, just like all other TMs in this game. It is incredibly valuable for catching rare and difficult Pokemon with zero risk of them fainting. To make things even better, it’s very easy to get and cheap to make. In this guide, we are going to show you how to get the False Swipe TM in Scarlet and Violet. We’ll also give you some suggestions on which Pokemon to give the TM to.

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False Swipe Pokemon Scarlet and Violet

How to Get False Swipe TM in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet

To get the False Swipe TM in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet, you need to go and talk to professor Jacq. He is in the Biology Lab in Naranja Academy, in Mesagoza. He will tell you to register thirty Pokemon. In return, he will give you one copy of the False Swipe. If you’ve already registered more than that, he will give you the reward immediately. From that point on, you can craft the TM at the green Technical Machine Machine at any Pokemart. You’ll need 400 League Points, three Kricketot Shells and three Chewtle Claws every time you want to make it. You can find the former in the olive orchards in the South Province (Area Two) and the latter along the river in the same zone.

Best Pokemon For False Swipe in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet

The best Pokemon for giving False Swipe to in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet are the likes of Gallade, Scizor, Ceruledge, Scyther or Garchomp. Mind you, some of them can learn the move by default or by evolving, so be sure to check before doing anything. Not like it matters in the grand scheme of things, considering that you can just craft it over and over again, as long as you have the materials. It’s ridiculously cheap for what it does, so that shouldn’t be a problem. And if you don’t know what it does: False Swipe brings a Pokemon down to the minimal amount of Health without fainting. Most commonly, that’s one piddly point. This move is fantastic for catching strong and rare Pokemon without running the risk of losing them to fainting.

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