Pokemon Diamond and Pearl have been brought back to life with Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Pokemon Shining Pearl this year. Similar to the earlier games, there are Technical Machines (TMs) and Hidden Machines (HMs) in Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl. One among them is the Rock Climb HM/TM.

As it obviously suggests, Rock Climb HM/TM will give Trainers the ability to scale and climb certain rocks. Players will be able to see that there are special patterns on the sides of some walls early on in the game, which are grooves that they can climb up. However, they will not be able to do it right away. The Rock Climb HM/TM will be needed for this action.


  • The HM/TM can be easily missed in the game, so payers will have to be careful. It can be found on Route 217, on the way toward Lake Acuity and Snowpoint City.
  • While going north in this Route, Trainers will need to stay on the left side of the path until they reach a small hut. A hiker will be present inside, who will tell the Trainer that he had lost his HM08 that contains Rock Climb.
  • After this, the player should go outside his hut and look in the surrounding area near the hut. The HM08 can be found on the ground here, after which players should return to the man inside. He will give players the HM as well as the Icicle Plate item in gratitude.


  • Many players encounter a bug/glitch where they cannot move forward even though they have already found the TM (some can even use Rock Climb).
  • DO NOT use the TM before receiving the quest or talk to the man that lost it!
  • To progress, you will have to go back to Spear Pillar (Mt. Coronet). The task will be restarted once you reach that location, and it will work once more. Players reported that you don’t have to trade or get the TM again, just simply reset the quest.


  • Similar to other HM/TMs in Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, players will not have to teach the Rock Climb to one of their Pokemon. They can just go near one of the climbable walls and press the A button to climb up and down.
  • However, it should be noted that to use Rock Climb, players will have to have defeated Candice at the Snowpoint City Gym. This Gym is present after Route 217. After players defeat Candice and get their Icicle Badge, they can use the Rock Climb.

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