Is your progress hampered by large giant boulders? These are obstacles that could only be destroyed by the HM Rock Smash in Pokemon Shiny Diamond and Shiny Pearl. Players will find their path clogged many times during their play session in the latest Pokemon title, and rocks are the first thing on that list of potential issues that need to be cleared. As a result, players might need all the help they can get figuring out how to get the HM and when they can use it.
How to get HM Rock Smash and how to unlock its uses.
HM Rock Smash is the first hidden machine available in Pokemon Shiny Diamond and Shiny Pearl, he is in Oreburgh Gate, a cave in the middle of Jubilife City and Oreburgh City. After saving the HM to their Poketch and defeating the Rock Type Gym Leader, players can use the HM to smash rocks blocking their path.
After obtaining the Poketch in the town of Jubilife, the player will be allowed to proceed to the next stage of their pokemon journey, traveling to the town of Oreburgh to challenge their first gym leader, Roark, a rock specialist. Players will find the town of Oreburgh to the east of the town of Jubilife, which means they will need to start by heading straight to Route 203. After going through some wild grass and defeating a few trainers on their way , the player will end up at a cave. This cave is the gateway to Oreburgh. Enter and there will be a miner right next to the entrance, talk to him and he will give you the TM for Rock Smash, while also saving the HM version to the player's Poketech. He also points out that the player must defeat Roark before they can use the HM. Continue out of the cave and the player will be in Oreburgh City.
After reaching Town of Oreburgh, the player will find his rival standing outside the gymnasium, talk to him, and he will say that Roark has descended into the Oreburgh Mine. Head down the town of Oreburgh and into the mines. Find Roark and talk to him, this will make Roark return to the gym and thus unlock his gym challenge. Defeating Roark and HM Rock Smash will now unlock for use in the field.
After unlocking Rock Smash, players are free to continue their journey by smashing rocks blocking their way north to Jubilife City or exploring the depths of the Oreburgh Gate, which was also forbidden. This is just the first taste of using the revamped HM system in Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, and there will be more similar experiences to come.
Shiny Diamond and Shiny Pearl Pokémon are available now exclusively on the Nintendo Switch.