Elite Charged TM and Elite Fast TM in Pokémon GO

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Elite Charged TM and Elite Fast TM are special Pokémon GO items that allow you to change a Pokémon’s move by picking the new move that the Pokémon will learn. You can find the list of best Pokémon to use an Elite TM on here: Elite TM Tier List

Unlike regular Fast TMs and Charged TMs, using Elite TMs does not result in a Pokémon learning random move: you choose which one it will get. There are two types of Elite TMs:

  • Elite Fast TM – This Technical Machine lets you choose a Fast Attack to teach to a Pokémon
  • Elite Charge TM – This Technical Machine lets you choose a Charged Attack to teach to a Pokémon

How do Elite TMs work in Pokémon GO?

Pokémon GO’s Elite TMs allow you to choose which move your Pokémon will learn. Normal TMs teach a random move, while Elites let you choose. Additionally, Elite TMs allow you to pick moves that are no longer available in that Pokémon’s move pool (for example Community Day moves).

Elite TMs Normal TMs
You choose the move your Pokémon will learn – it’s not random Pokémon learns a random fast or charge move from its current move pool
You can teach your Pokémon legacy and Community Day exclusive moves You can teach your Pokémon only moves in the current move pool
Obtained by reaching a certain Rank in GO Battle League. They are also included in Community Day special boxes (limited to 1 box per CD) Obtained by participating in GO Battle League matches or Raid battles
Elite TMs are super rare and valuable Regular TMs are valuable, but not that rare

Can you use Elite TM to remove Frustration?

Frustration can only be removed during Rocket Takeover events.

Elite TM’s may not be able to remove Frustration from Shadow Pokémon, so to obtain these moves you would either need to unlock a 2nd Charged Move or have previously removed Frustration during the available window.

How to get Elite TMs?

Elite TMs can be obtained as the end-of-season rewards after reaching a certain rank in GO Battle League. Or at least until now, because there is no official confirmation that Elite TMs will be included in the rewards at the end of Season 6.

Aside from that, special shop boxes can contain Elite TMs on special occasions (Community Days, for example). You can only buy one per event, though.

Moves that can be obtained via Elite TMs

The following moves can be obtained by using an Elite TM item in Pokémon GO. Credits for formatting the data mined list go to this kind redditor.

Pokémon Moves
Alakazam Counter
Dazzling Gleam
Ampharos Dragon Pulse
Arcanine Bite
Articuno Hurricane
Beedrill Bug Bite
Drill Run
Blastoise Hydro Cannon
Blaziken Stone Edge
Blast Burn
Breloom Grass Knot
Butterfree Bug Bite
Charizard Ember
Wing Attack
Blast Burn
Dragon Breath
Charmeleon Scratch
Clefable Pound
Cleffa Body Slam
Cloyster Blizzard
Cobalion Sacred Sword
Dewgong Ice Shard
Aqua Jet
Icy Wind
Dodrio Air Cutter
Doduo Swift
Dragonite Dragon Pulse
Draco Meteor
Eevee Body Slam
Last Resort
Ekans Gunk Shot
Electivire Flamethrower
Electrode Tackle
Elekid Thunderbolt
Empoleon Hydro Cannon
Espeon Last Resort
Exeggutor Zen Headbutt
Farfetch'd Cut
Fearow Twister
Feraligatr Water Gun
Hydro Cannon
Flareon Last Resort
Heat Wave
Flygon Earth Power
Gallade Synchronoise
Gardevoir Synchronoise
Gastly Sucker Punch
Ominous Wind
Gengar Lick
Sludge Wave
Dark Pulse
Shadow Punch
Glaceon Last Resort
Graveler Rock Slide
Golbat Ominous Wind
Gyarados Dragon Tail
Dragon Pulse
Aqua Tail
Haunter Lick
Hitmonchan Rock Smash
Brick Break
Hitmonlee Stomp
Brick Break
Hypno Psyshock
Igglybuff Body Slam
Infernape Blast Burn
Jigglypuff Body Slam
Play Rough
Jolteon Last Resort
Jynx Pound
Ice Punch
Kabutops Fury Cutter
Kangaskhan Stomp
Brick Break
Kingdra Water Gun
Kingler Mud Shot
Kirlia Draining Kiss
Lapras Ice Shard
Ice Beam
Dragon Pulse
Leafeon Last Resort
Lickilicky Body Slam
Lickitung Body Slam
Lugia Aeroblast
Machamp Karate Chop
Stone Edge
Machoke Cross Chop
Machop Low Kick
Magby Flamethrower
Magmortar Thunderbolt
Mamoswine Ancient Power
Marowak (Alola) Shadow Bone
Meganium Frenzy Plant
Meowth Body Slam
Metagross Meteor Mash
Mewtwo Psystrike
Shadow Ball
Hyper Beam
Mewtwo (Armored) Psystrike
Moltres Sky Attack
Muk Lick
Nidoking Fury Cutter
Ninetales Ember
Fire Blast
Omanyte Rock Tomb
Omastar Rock Throw
Rock Slide
Onix Rock Slide
Iron Head
Parasect Bug Bite
Persian Night Slash
Pidgeot Wing Attack
Air CutterGust
Pikachu Present
Thunder (Pikachu Libre cannot learn these)
Pinsir Submission
Politoed Earthquake
Poliwhirl Scald
Poliwrath Submission
Porygon Tackle
Zen Headbutt
Signal Beam
Porygon-Z Tri Attack
Primeape Karate Chop
Cross Chop
Ponyta Fire Blast
Raichu Thunder
Rapidash Ember
Rhydon Megahorn
Rhyperior Rock Wrecker
Salamence Outrage
Sandshrew Rock Tomb
Sceptile Frenzy Plant
Scyther Steel Wing
Bug Buzz
Seadra Blizzard
Seaking Poison Jab
Drill Run
Icy Wind
Seel Water Gun
Aqua Jet
Shedinja Struggle Bug
Shiftry Bullet Seed
Slaking Body Slam
Smoochum Frost Breath
Snorlax Yawn
Spearow Twister
Starmie Tackle
Suicune Hidden Power
Swampert Hydro Cannon
Tangela Power Whip
Togepi Zen Headbutt
Togetic Zen Headbutt
Steel Wing
Torterra Frenzy Plant
Typhlosion Blast Burn
Tyranitar Smack Down
Umbreon Last Resort
Vaporeon Last Resort
Venomoth Bug Bite
Venusaur Frenzy Plant
Voltorb Signal Beam
Weepinbell Razor Leaf
Zapdos Thunder Shock
Zubat Sludge Bomb

Using an Elite TM looks like this:

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