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How to Locate & Use HM Surf (TM95)

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This page explains how to find Surf (TM95) - a Water-type HM Move (Hidden Move) that allows you to surf on the water to reach different locations in Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl (BDSP).

Surf - Move Details

Type Category Power Accuracy PP Effect TM
Water Special 90 100 15 The user attacks everyone around them by submerging them in a giant move. You can also surf on water outside of battles. TM95

Surf HM Location

There’s an unmissable story moment where Cynthia will ask you to travel to Celestic Town and deliver something to her grandmother. You’ll have to go to Celestic Town and defeat the Galactic Grunt hanging outside of the Ancient Ruins.

(1 of 2) Defeat the Grunt to head inside

Defeat the Grunt to head inside (left), Examine the paintings so Cynthia’s grandmother will approach (right)

Once you do that, head inside. When you examine the paintings on the back wall, Cynthia’s grandmother will appear. She’ll take the parcel and, as a reward, will give you TM95 - Surf.

How to Use Surf

To use Surf, you must defeat Fantina, the Gym Leader of Hearthome City. She will give you the ability to do so.

(1 of 2) Receive the Relic Badge to use Surf

Receive the Relic Badge to use Surf (left), It’s the fifth badge you can collect (right)

You can use it by pressing the ‘A’ button close to the water and choosing to surf, or you can access it from the Pokétch app by hiting the ‘R’ button.


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    29 October 2021
  • Last Updated
    16 January 2022
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This strategy guide for Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl contains all the information Pokémon trainers will need to complete the game and catch every single Pokémon!

In this remake of the classic Pokémon Diamond & Pearl, you’ll journey through the mystical Sinnoh region to become a Pokémon master. Along the way, you’ll confront the scheming Team Galactic and witness the awesome power of the Legendary Dialga or Palkia.

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