Best Elite Charged TMs in Pokemon Go: Top moves to upgrade

Luca Di Marzo
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Elite Charged TMs let you teach exclusive legacy moves to various species in Pokemon Go, making them one of the most useful items for everyone. Here’s a guide on the best Elite Charged TMs in Pokemon Go to get the most powerful attacks in the game.

Pokemon Go players can teach powerful and exclusive Charged Moves to Pokemon by using the rare Elite Charged TM to make them more viable in PvP and PvE battles.

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The moves received from Elite Charged TMs can’t be taught to the species by evolution or with regular Charged TMs. Also, some of the best attackers in Pokemon Go earned their reputation due to these exclusive moves in their kit.

But using them on the right Pokemon can be quite a puzzle. We will break down the best use of Elite Charged TMs in Pokemon Go, including the prime candidates and the ideal moves to pick.

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What are Elite Charged TMs in Pokemon Go?

Elite Charged TMs in Pokemon Go allow you to teach your Pokemon the best attack you want from their move pool, unlike standard Charged TMs, which randomly shuffle your Pokemon’s Charged Move. You can switch an old Charged Move to a preferred Charged Move by using this item.

Another key advantage is that they enable you to assign moves that are no longer accessible, such as Legacy Moves and Community Day-exclusive moves, which are often the most powerful moves a Pokemon can learn.

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To maximize their performance in the Go Battle League, many species need a specific Charged Move, typically locked behind special events or Community Days. This makes Elite Charged TMs a must-have in the game.

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Mewtwo might need two Elite Charged TMs to unlock its full power.

How to get Elite Charged TMs in Pokemon Go

The primary method of securing an Elite Charged TM in Pokemon Go is to hit Rank 19 in the Go Battle League, where it is a guaranteed reward. You may also occasionally find them in Community Day event boxes, so make sure to stay up to date with the in-game Shop boxes.

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Lastly, some Timed and Special Research also reward players with an Elite Charged TM, so be on the lookout for special events as well.

Given their extreme rarity, it’s vital to use your Elite Charged TMs wisely. Pokemon Go doesn’t hand them out like candy, making each use all the more important.

Pokemon Go best Charged Moves for Elite Charged TMs

The top Pokemon Go picks for Charged Moves using an Elite Charged TM are:

  • Rock Wrecker – Rhyperior
  • Giga Impact – Regigigas
  • Psytrike – Mewtwo
  • Shadow Ball – Mewtwo
  • Zap Cannon – Registeel
  • Origin Pulse – Kyogre
  • Fire Punch – Groudon
  • Precipice Blades – Groudon
  • Sky Attack – Moltres
  • Meteor Mash – Metagross
  • Grass Knot – Cresselia
  • Shadow Punch – Gengar
  • Hydro Cannon – Swampert
  • Stone Edge – Blaziken
  • Aeroblast – Lugia
  • Frenzy Plant – Venusaur
  • Outrage – Salamence
  • Body Slam – Lickitung
  • Icicle Spear – Walrein
  • Sacred Fire – Ho-Oh
  • Sacred Sword – Terrakion
  • Earth Power – Garchomp
  • Blast Burn – Charizard
  • Brutal Swing – Hydreigon
  • Breaking Swipe – Rayquaza
  • Breaking Swipe – Haxorus
  • Fusion Bolt – Zekrom
  • Fusion Flare – Reshiram
  • Hydro Cannon – Greninja

Mewtwo, armed with Psystrike, is the absolute go-to. When coupled with Psychic as a Fast Move, it becomes a formidable competitor across Raids and the Go Battle League.

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Also, keep in mind the exclusive nature of some of these moves. Certain moves are specific to Community Day events, indicating a possibility of their reappearance, while others, like Groudon’s Fire Punch, were limited to special events, which will not reappear.

For more Pokemon content and tips, check out our other guides:

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About The Author

Luca is a Senior Writer at CharlieIntel. An accomplished, writer with interests in sports and gaming alike, Luca is focused on Call of Duty and FIFA as a content creator. After earning his BA in English Literature at Concordia University, he began writing for Gamelevate, OddsShark, and H4X. Luca joined CharlieIntel in 2021. You can reach Luca at [email protected], or via his Twitter @TheLucaDiMarzo.