Curse TM Pokemon Scarlet And Violet: Does It Exist?

Curse TM Pokemon Scarlet And Violet: Does It Exist?
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Written by 

Ben Williams


27th Feb 2023 11:27


For Tera Raids and competitive battles, Curse is an invaluable move in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet - boosting a user's Attack and Defense in exchange for lowering speed. To make teaching the move easy, players are wondering where to find a Curse TM in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet. Here is all you need to know in "Curse TM Scarlet Violet" guide. 

Curse TM Pokemon Scarlet And Violet: Does It Exist?

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Unfortunately, there is no Curse TM in Pokemon Scarlet or Pokemon Violet. Out of the 171 TMs you can find in Scarlet and Violet and/or gather crafting recipes for, Curse is not one of them. 

Nevertheless, there are plenty of Pokemon which can learn Curse through levelling up. Among the full list of Pokemon that can learn Curse on Serebii, you'll find options like Slowpoke, Pineco, Numel, Goomy, Appletun, and many more. 

On the other hand, if you want a Pokemon that doesn't learn it through levelling up to learn Curse Scarlet and Violet, it will have to be taught as an Egg Move either through Breeding or by using the Mirror Herb. 

Teaching Curse As An Egg Move In Scarlet And Violet

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If you want to teach a Pokemon an Egg move they won't normally know through levelling up, you'll have to utilise breeding or the Mirror Herb. 

Whichever way, you'll first need to find a Pokemon which knows or can learn Curse naturally that's in the same Egg group as the one you're trying to teach Curse. For example, if you're wondering "how to teach Clodsire Curse" - which is in the Water 1 and Field Egg groups - you can pair it with those in the same groups, like Slowpoke or Numel, to pass the move onto your desired Pokemon. 

Learn Curse With Breeding

You can teach Curse through breeding in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet by having both Pokemon in your party during a Picnic. The Pokemon you want to learn the move should be Female and the one you want to pass it on from should be Male. After some time, you'll get an egg containing a baby Pokemon of your Female who has the desired move of your male. 

Learn Curse With The Mirror Herb

On the other hand, using the Mirror Herb is the most straightforward, as you can teach Curse as an Egg Move to the Pokemon you want to learn it directly. To do so, have the Pokemon you want to learn Curse hold the Mirror Herb with an empty move slot. 

Then, with the Pokemon that you want to learn Curse from in your party as well, set up a picnic. After you leave, your desired Pokemon should now know Curse. 

So, where there is no Scarlet Violet Curse TM - you can quickly make up for it by teaching it through breeding and the Mirror Herb. 

That's all you need to know from our "Curse TM Scarlet Violet" guide. For more tips on the game, find out where to buy Vitamins in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet. Alternatively, find out if you can get Mew in Scarlet and Violet

For even more Pokemon Scarlet and Violet guides, you can be sure to find them right here at GGRecon.

Ben Williams
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Ben Williams
Ben is a Senior Guides Writer at GGRecon. Alongside his BA (Hons) in Business Management is a wealth of gaming and entertainment writing experience, having previously occupied roles as a Copywriter in e-commerce at Overclockers and Guides & SEO Writer at GameByte and FragHero. When not whipping up guides and reviews, Ben’ll be off playing the latest Pokemon games, Overwatch 2, Spider-Man, The Witcher, and Final Fantasy - all before reading manga and listening to Ice Nine Kills.
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