Hidden Machines (HM’s) have been replaced by new abilities. This Pokemon Let’s Go Eevee & Pikachu Secret Techniques Guide will tell you how to unlock the different Secret Techniques that have replaced HM’s such as Fly, Surf, Flash and more.
In previous Pokemon games you had to learn HM’s like Cut and Fly in order to progress through the game. It’s very similar in both versions of Pokemon Let’s Go, Eevee & Pikachu, however there are some subtle differences. Most importantly is that the new abilities, called Secret Techniques, do not take up move slots and can only be taught to your starter Pokemon. Either Eevee or Pikachu, depending on which version of the game you own.
Chop Down (Cut)
If you want to learn the Cut ability in Pokemon Let’s Go you will need to progress through the main story until you reach the S.S Anne. Once you board the ship head to the Captains Quarters and speak with the Captain. He will teach you how to cut down small trees with the Secret Technique, Chop Down.
Sky Dash (Fly)
After you reach Celadon City you will have to enter the Gaming Corner and find the secret entrance to Team Rocket’s HQ. Once you are inside you will need to work your way through the dungeon until you reach the boss, Giovanni. Once defeated, leave the Gaming Corner. Once you get outside you will see a guy with a flying machine. Speak with him to learn fly, which is the new Secret Technique, Sky Dash.
Strong Push (Strength)
When you reach Fuchsia City, head to the South part of the town. South of the Pokemon Center. You will see Team Rocket. They will dig up some Gold Teeth on the beach and hand them to you. Head back to the Pokemon Center and jump down to the right. That’s the Wardens House. Give the Gold Teeth to the Warden and he will teach you this move. Thanks to Taiyoa for the submission.
Sea Skim (Surf)
Sea Skim can be acquired at Fuchsia City, near the Pokemon Go Park. You will see a man near a surf board and a Lapras. Talk to him and he will teach your main Pokemon the move so you can travel across water.
Light Up (Flash)
After you exit Diglett’s Cave and head towards Vermillion City, you will reach a small house. Outside is Professor Oak’s Assistant. He will ask you to come inside and walk you through the basics of using the Flash ability, the Secret Technique Light Up that let’s you travel through darker caves.
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