There are 2 types of Moves that your Pokemon can learn in Pokemon Emerald: HMs and TMs. However, do note that not all Pokemon can learn all of the abilities. TMs are usually abilities to be used during the battle but HM abilities like ‘Fly’ can be used for exploration and fast traversal around the map. This guide will help you learn everything there is about getting the Fly HM in Pokemon Emerald.
How To Get Fly In Pokemon Emerald
After you beat the Gym Trainer Brendan / May in Petalburg City, you will receive a balance badge and you can proceed toward Route 119. You will have to be careful on the grassy Route 119 as it is riddled with Pokemon waiting to attack a passerby.
Route 119 will lead you up to the Weather Institute where you will encounter Team Magma or Team Aqua. Upon defeating the villainous team and clearing out the building you will progress toward the main villain, May/Brendan. When you finally take down your rival, you will be given HM Fly.
You are not done once you get the Fly HM. While there is a high probability, you will already have a Pokemon capable of learning the new move but in case you do not I will list some of the Pokemon you should keep an eye out for:
This is not a complete list and you might want to check your inventory to see if you already have some other Pokemon not listed here that can use Fly.
How To Use Fly TM In Pokemon Emerald
Before we jump into the nitty-gritty, it’s key to remember that getting Fly happens right after you triumph over your rival, which happens just after the Weather Institute shenanigans on Route 119. Make sure you’ve checked this off your list to add Fly to your inventory.
Got Fly? Awesome! You can start using it in battles straight away. This nifty move is a two-parter – first, your Pokémon will shoot up into the sky, out of harm’s way, and then swoop down for an attack on the next turn. It’s a smart way to dodge incoming attacks while lining up a powerful counter.
How To Use Fly TM Outside Of Battle In Pokemon Emerald
Now, the real charm of Fly lies in its out-of-battle utility. To zip around the Hoenn region in a flash, visiting any spot you’ve been to before, you’ll need the Feather Badge in your collection. But heads up, getting your hands on this badge is no walk in the park.
The Feather Badge is in the possession of Winona, the Gym Leader in Fortree City, who’s all about those Flying-type Pokémon. This is where things get interesting. Bring Pokémon that know Electric, Rock, or Ice-type moves to this battle, and you could gain the upper hand. Once Winona is defeated, she’ll hand over the Feather Badge, and voila, you’ve unlocked Fly’s full travel potential.
Remember, not all Pokémon are cut out for Fly. It’s essential to have a compatible buddy in your squad. Popular picks include Swellow, Pelipper, Altaria, and the more formidable Salamence or Rayquaza. Check your team for a suitable candidate or catch a new one to make your Hoenn journeys a breeze.