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Excitable Boy
9th August 2009, 2:54 PM
I use Skarmory and Bibarel. Bibarel uses Waterfall, Surf, Strength, and Rock Climb, whereas Skarmory knows Fly, Defog, Cut, and Rock Smash.

What HM slaves do you use?

9th August 2009, 6:56 PM
Bibarel should always be one of your slaves when you need one.

Tropius can also do your Skarmory's role. Tropius are found much sooner than any Skarmory too. Bibarel with Tropius seems to be pretty efficient and common.

I used a Bibarel with Waterfall, Rock Climb, Strength and Rock Smash, while my Crobat had Fly and my Empoleon had Surf.

9th August 2009, 6:59 PM
I use Gligar xD

9th August 2009, 7:00 PM
Linoone, Geodude, and Noctowl

9th August 2009, 7:02 PM
i used abomasnow

10th August 2009, 12:12 AM
I´m surprised that no one said this: Tentacruel. it can learn all the water moves. Also I have a pelipper or my salamence with fly, and a rhyperior with rock climb.

10th August 2009, 2:08 AM
In my Platinum game, I use Bibarel and Tropius.

10th August 2009, 2:28 AM
rock climb, cut, rock smash, strength

Shadow Gamer
10th August 2009, 2:29 AM
I use zigzagoon because it can learn almost all the tm's and has the pickup ability so I can get items as well. I usually teach the water type pokemon in my team surf and the flying type in my team fly. And for whatever zigzagoon can't learn I teach to a pokemon I don't normally use like zubat or tentacool.

Mercury Lamp
10th August 2009, 3:26 AM
I use Magmar because it can learn rock smash, rock climb ,strength and its ability helps me hatching eggs.

Crazy Chaos
10th August 2009, 3:29 AM
I had Linoone in Ruby/Emerald, Steelix in Pearl, and Graveler in Platinum. But after the National Dex, I used my Linoone for Pickup. ^_^ (Plus it's shiny! :))

11th August 2009, 12:15 AM
I mostly use my Wailmer and Steelix as HM slaves.
Wailmer knows Surf and Waterfall, and Steelix knows Rock Smash, Cut, Rock Climb and Strength.
My Raichu used to be my HM slave when I first got my Pearl game, the poor thing. xD

Super Saiyan 3 Goku
11th August 2009, 1:23 AM
I can't believe I'm going to say this, but I in FireRed I used my only Shiny that I legitimately caught, Nidoqueen, as an HM slave. No clue why, I just slapped Cut, Surf and Strength on it without even knowing it. 0_0

In Platinum, my slaves are Bibaral that has Strength, Rock Climb, Waterfall, and Rock Smash, and my Roselia, which has Cut.

11th August 2009, 10:09 AM
In my Diamond, I use 2 Bibarel and a Honchkrow as my HM slave.

11th August 2009, 10:16 AM
I use a Bibarel and Rhydon for my HM slaves.

12th August 2009, 8:39 AM
i have three of them which i switch to depending on where im going
bibarel : rock smash, strength, rock climb
tentacruel: waterfall, surf, cut
staraptor: defog and fly
i only ever carry two at a time though

12th August 2009, 8:42 AM
Bibarel for everything. Surf/Rock Climb/Strength/Rock Smash.

And I just use my XD Moltres to fly me places.

12th August 2009, 10:14 AM
That ugly thing nobody likes.

That is to say, Empoleon.


12th August 2009, 10:20 AM
Bibarel.It knows surf,waterfall,rock climb and rock smash.

Tyranny of Tyranitar
12th August 2009, 10:38 AM
I use Linoone and Smeargle. Linoone has Surf, Strength, Rock Smash, and Cut while Smeargle has the other four. This lets me collect items (like the overrated Shinnoh stones) and minimize team space with the additional effect of being able to Fly around on the weirdest pokemon possible.

12th August 2009, 10:47 AM
Bibarel with Surf/Rock Smash and Strength. Machoke with Rock climb/Rock smash and strength.

12th August 2009, 11:20 AM
I actually use my Shiny Crougunk.=D It knows Rock Climb, Rock Smash,Strength,and surf.

12th August 2009, 12:15 PM
Floatzel for Surf & Waterfall, Pidgeot for Fly and Defog, and Carnivine for cut. I think I gave Marill Rock Smash and Strength.

12th August 2009, 12:32 PM
I use bibarel surfing pikachu starly

12th August 2009, 12:59 PM
2 Bibarels and a Starly. Covers everything.

12th August 2009, 1:24 PM
I just use a Mew. I do that every gen. :p

12th August 2009, 2:52 PM
Cut: Syther, Zigzagoon, kricketune ect.

Fly & Defog: Pidgeot, Noctowl, Swellow, Staraptor, Hocnhcrow ect.

Strengh, Rock Smash & Rock Climb: Machoke, Graveler, Torterra ect.

Surf, Waterfall & Dive: Lapras, Wailord, Relicanth, Gastrodon ect.

Or pretty much anything I happen to capture.

13th August 2009, 7:46 AM
In most games, I used whatever I had that could learn the HMs, and switched at PCs as needed.

In Platinum, I integrated all 8 HMs into my in-game pre-E4 team. It worked surprisingly well. Togekiss had Fly and Defog. Golduck had Surf and Waterfall. Luxray had Strength. Torterra had Rock Climb. Kricketune had Cut and Rock Smash. Houndoom rounded out my team as my only non-HM Pokemon.

Typhlosion Trainer
13th August 2009, 7:49 AM
Bibarel for all my needs. Except for flying, my Staraptor flys me where I need to go.

13th August 2009, 8:03 AM
My reject ugly Gible.
I give it the land TMs, since my USEFUL Floatzel knows the water ones. :P

[Name] the [Occupation]
13th August 2009, 8:05 AM
Bibarel in Platinum and Linoone in Emerald. They can learn Surf, but I always have a water type for that, as it is a very strong attack. For extra fun, I named my Linoone "Helot".

Super Saiyan 3 Goku
18th August 2009, 2:14 AM
In Platinum, I always use Bibaral for Strength/Waterfall/Rock Smash/Rock Climb. I used to use Staraptor for Flying but I needed a slave that could use Fly and Cut, so I didn't have to switch out my flyer for one that knows Cut. So I just use Skarmory for Fly and Cut.

18th August 2009, 3:07 AM
Usually I don't use HM slaves, but right now I'm trying out a graveler to free up some move slots on my battle frontier team

18th August 2009, 5:11 AM
I dont have an HM slave.... but I do have a Bibarel who is my HM Buddy.

18th August 2009, 10:39 AM
I use Bibarel for my HM slave. I feel bad for that poor fellow.
But he's useless; he deserves to be a slave so he can be a useful fool.

18th August 2009, 12:14 PM
Bibarel and Pelipper.

Cyber Cyclone
18th August 2009, 1:10 PM
I have a Skarmory (main slave MUAHAHAHAHA) with Fly, Defog, Rock Smash and Cut and a Rhydon with Strength and Rock Climb and a Gastrodon with Surf and Waterfall.

8th September 2009, 11:53 AM
Some HM slaves I have on various games:

Pachirisu with Flash, Cut, and Dig (also a Pickup slave)
Bibarel with Surf, Strength, Rock Smash, and Rock Climb (my Mt. Coronet slave)
Staravia with Fly and Defog
Kricketune with Cut and Rock Smash
Pelipper with Fly, Surf, and Defog
Gyarados with Surf Waterfall, Strength, and Rock Smash
Kirlia with Teleport (not an HM, but...)
Xatu with Fly
Aipom with Cut, Strength, and Rock Smash
Farfetch'd with Cut and Fly (my "Rotom Form Change" slave)

Then I use some Pokemon who are not slaves for HM use--for example, a Milotic with Surf and a Chatot with Fly, both of whom I'm training for battle.

8th September 2009, 5:06 PM
Bibarel with Rock smash, cut, rock climb and waterfall

Strength, surf and fly are all on my main poke's as they are good moves. I never really use defog.

8th September 2009, 5:51 PM
bibarel and tropius

Bibarel: rock climb, strength, waterfall and surf
Tropius: cut, fly, defog and rock smash

12th September 2009, 3:46 AM
I use Linoone and Skarmory, I do replace Linoone with my Damp golduck whenever I need rock climb or I know i'll be fighting gravelers (caught I shiny one once).

13th September 2009, 4:45 PM
skarmory: fly / cut / rock smash / defog
bibarel: surf / rock climb / strength / waterfall
meowth - with pickup ability: pay day / dig / thief / flash

14th September 2009, 7:29 PM
I use:
Golem- Rock Smash, Strength, Rock Climb
Floatzel- Waterfall, Surf
Staraptor- Fly

Never bothered with defog XD

15th September 2009, 9:04 AM
Bibarrel... doesnt everyone?

The King of Ho-oh's
15th September 2009, 5:17 PM
Lugia: Waterfall-Surf-Strength-Fly

Why even bother having two differant HM Slaves when you can have
one that can do almost anthing? :D

And for the HMs I almost never use, they are all on some random Geodude in some box.

dream pray
15th September 2009, 5:23 PM
staravia: fly and defog.
bibarel: waterfall, surf, rockclimd and strenght.
bibarel: cut and rocksmash

Collector Brady
15th September 2009, 5:35 PM
Dragonite: Fly, Surf, Defog, Cut
Bibarel: Rock Smash, Rock Climb, Strength, Waterfall

20th September 2009, 9:52 AM
Everyone's forgetting Mew. She learns every damn HM.

Hack one or two and go. It's not like it's that bad to hack HM Slaves lol

The Indomitable
20th September 2009, 10:39 AM
Bibarel is the obvious choice, especially when at Mt Coronet.

Farfetch'd is also kinda good in the wild, but I dont use it often

The Indomitable

20th September 2009, 10:40 AM
Used to be Empoleon til i discovered a better pokemon fit for the job. Bibarel XD

21st September 2009, 2:14 PM
i had two HM slaves, aggron and wailmer, aggron was mostly for land and wailmer for water purposes. it didn't had all the HM's only the ones i needed at the spot.

Sapphire Phoenix
2nd October 2009, 12:38 AM
I always have one of my main Pokemon know Surf and Fly, so I don't worry about them (in Platinum it's my Giratina [for Fly] and Swampert/Shiny Palkia [for Surf])

For every other HM: Bibarel. I only use Rock Smash, Strength, Rock Climb, and Waterfall though.

Volt of Noid
2nd October 2009, 12:41 AM
While I was going through the game (Platinum),I used two pokemon for every TM. Bibarel, I used for Waterfall, Surf, Cut and Rock Climb. Tropius, I used for Defog, Fly, Rock Smash and Strength. Then I had four free spots for my team.

2nd October 2009, 1:13 AM
I actually just spread the HMs across my team as needed. Beyond Flash, anyway.
Blasphemous, I'm sure, but I've never had much trouble otherwise. Some are even quite useful, in-game, at least.
Even Rock Smash saved the day a few times.

2nd October 2009, 2:09 AM
Wow... The OP uses the exact same setup as I do with Skarmory and Bibarrel. o.o
I used that after surfing Bulbapedia to see who can learn the HM moves, and it seemed fitting.

2nd October 2009, 2:13 AM
I usually use my shiny Linoone, with it's Pickup goodness. When I was playing through Platinum, I used Tropius for HM slavage.

Wigglytuff FTW!
5th October 2009, 5:23 AM
Tropius - Fly, Cut, Strength, Sweet Scent (since Defog is the most USELESS HM EVAR)
Bibarel - Rock Smash, Surf, Waterfall, Rock Climb
All HM's covered in only 2 spots.

5th October 2009, 5:27 AM
Golem, Bibarel, and Skarmory.

5th October 2009, 5:34 AM
Bibarel... And DRAGONITE!! xD

5th October 2009, 5:47 AM
My setup's pretty much the same as Wigglytuff FTW's. Except I do use Defog. I like the idea of switching out Bibarel for Linoone – although Pickup is what I've got Pachirisu for (>_< and I don't want to spend the time leveling up another poke to get the rarer items).

Excitable Boy
5th October 2009, 9:11 PM
I like the idea of switching out Bibarel for Linoone

That doesn't work, though.

You wouldn't have a Rock Climb or Waterfall Pokemon.

7th October 2009, 3:48 PM
Magmar for Strength Rock Climb AND Rock Smash

8th October 2009, 6:36 PM
I use a lvl 1 zigzagoon called zigzaguma he knows rock climb strength waterfall and rock smash

12th October 2009, 12:23 AM
tentacruel-surf,waterfall, andcut (whirlpool HGSS)
golem-strength,rock smash, and rock climb
any bird-fly (defog)

29th October 2009, 4:53 AM
I use Bidoof as my HM slave.

Just a question though, do you people actually lvl-up your HM slave (do you use it in battles)? My Bidoof HM slave is still lvl4 while the rest of my team is near lvl25. :P

29th October 2009, 5:44 AM
Bibarel and Tropius

30th October 2009, 8:02 PM
I use Bidoof and bibarel as bibarel is useful later on hm-wise

30th October 2009, 8:08 PM
Ah Bidoof you and your Evolution are my HM slaves XD. I tend to use them like that . Also I use Tentacruel for Surf , Waterfall and Whirpool ( HG/SS )

30th October 2009, 8:11 PM
Staraptor for Fly/Defog, Steelix for Rock climb/Rock smash/Strength/Cut and Empoleon for the rest.

30th October 2009, 8:27 PM
Arceus & mew. :D

31st October 2009, 2:13 AM
Water Pokemon, It will always be the Water Pokemon

31st October 2009, 2:02 PM
Bibarel as did alot of people.

newmoon island
6th November 2009, 12:06 AM
Bibarel and tropius.

6th November 2009, 10:10 PM
Machop, bidoof, and pachirisu. Also buizel if I don't have a water type that I want to teach waterfall to like in my pearl.

7th November 2009, 2:34 PM
\Bibarel, Tropius, Giratina( Rock Climb+Defog+Fly)>=)

7th November 2009, 3:04 PM
Mine is Lopunny i have another so it doesnt matter but i have so many different HM slaves to many to count

13th November 2009, 12:25 PM
Bidoof is my HM Slave in Platinum, Pearl, And Diamond.
I have all three yes.

And In Emerald my HM slave was Zigzagoon.
and my 2nd was Wingull. i hope i spelled that right.

Plat. Frontier
19th November 2009, 1:54 AM
Bidoof is my HM Slave in Platinum, Pearl, And Diamond.
I have all three yes.

And In Emerald my HM slave was Zigzagoon.
and my 2nd was Wingull. i hope i spelled that right.

BIDOOF IS AWESOME! Bibarel is my HM slave! Bibarel's stupid! :D

5th December 2009, 2:44 AM
i use 2 Bibarel and a Staravia
Bibarel1 knows surf rock smash cut and strength Bibarel2 knows waterfall and rock climb
Staravia know fly and defog

5th December 2009, 2:59 AM
In Platinum I'm using Bibarel, Noctowl, and Floatzel :p

5th December 2009, 3:11 AM
geodude is my HM slave

5th December 2009, 9:25 PM
As they needed a more useful job I took it upon myself to make the ultimate HM slaves. I proudly use Blissey and Dragonite! Why use badly over used pokemon in combat when I have my Eevee Team? Much more powerful! ^_^

Blissey knows Rock Smash, Rock Climb, Strength and either Flash or Soft Boiled Egg depending on my mood.

Dragonite has Fly, Waterfall, Defog, and Cut. My Vaporeon is always in my team so Surfs never a problem.

And if I've made anyone die a little inside then you've just made my day! ^_^

7th December 2009, 11:17 AM
I usually carry a Pelipper around which has fly, surf, and defog. If I'm going into a cave, the other HMs are split between 2 Bibarel's.

11th December 2009, 4:24 AM

In sapphire, on my first time training, i had a lvl 100 linoone at the e4. he was a hm slave except for headbutt, but i didn't know that at the time. I ran out of surfs on the ghost person (i had headbutt, rock smash, surf, and cut). Ah, good times :)

11th December 2009, 7:33 AM
bibarel is the best hm slave. tauros is right after.

15th January 2010, 4:40 PM
I usually use one of the early normal types like Bidoof or Rattata but I don't like to call them HM Slaves because I feel like they're just helping me out and not working for me.

17th January 2010, 1:39 AM
I do NOT believe in using HM slaves. Every Pokemon in one's team should be treated as an equal. You guys that have HM slaves, go ask Dr. Footstep how they feel about you. Yeah. Feel bad. You tyrants deserve it.

18th January 2010, 8:14 PM
Geodude - Strength, Rock Smash, Rock CLimb
Budew - Cut, Flash
Floatzel (team member) - Surf, Waterfall
Staraptor (team member) - Fly

23rd January 2010, 10:52 PM
I use Bibarel in Pearl for Cut, Rock Climb, Surf, and Rock Smash.

24th January 2010, 9:48 PM
Gastrodon. Waterfall, Surf, Rock Smash and Strength.

And my Mew has Flu and Cut (xD)

Thor's Beard
25th January 2010, 3:39 AM
Bibarel and Tropius cover all between them. Job done.

1st February 2010, 5:23 AM
I use my shiny linoone for rock smash, cut, and strength and spread out the rest. The only hm's i don't keep on my team are rock climb and defog. I keep two extra pokemon in my team box for when I need them.

1st February 2010, 5:28 AM
I do NOT believe in using HM slaves. Every Pokemon in one's team should be treated as an equal. You guys that have HM slaves, go ask Dr. Footstep how they feel about you. Yeah. Feel bad. You tyrants deserve it.

Just cuz they're slaves doesn't mean we don't love 'em. I groom my slaves, thanks.

Bellsprout/Geodude are usually my slaves. Kingdra for Waterfall. Another water type for surf...

1st February 2010, 10:56 AM
Multiple Bibrals with combinations of all HM's it can learn
Multiple Tropius with combinations of all HM's it can learn

9th February 2010, 10:03 AM
Bidoof is my current slave XD It knows both rock smash and cut.gonna stick surf on it too when i find it^^
Also,a quick question:
How can i make my Monferno forget the HM moves? because,i can't make him forget them @__@ help! XD

9th February 2010, 5:55 PM
The move deleter in Canalave City can delete HM moves.

The Head Honchkrow
9th February 2010, 6:27 PM
I use Bibarel as my main HM slave and a random Flying-type for transport and Defog.
Surf goes on whatever Water-type I'm using in my team, and then whatever's left goes on a random Pokemon on my team.

~The Head Honchkrow~

9th February 2010, 8:15 PM
Multiple Bibrals with combinations of all HM's it can learn
Multiple Tropius with combinations of all HM's it can learn

Or even better, have one Bibarel and one Tropius. Give Surf and Waterfall to Bibarel, and Fly and Defog to Tropius, then give the other HMs in any way you want.
Done, all HMs on two pokes.

9th February 2010, 8:52 PM
i use a bibarel and a gliscor, takes care of all hm

9th February 2010, 11:38 PM
I use a Steelix for Rock Climb, Strength, Cut and Rock Smash.

Bibarel and Tropius are good too.

15th February 2010, 7:40 PM
I use an Aerodactyl with Fly, Rock Smash, Strength, and Defog & a Bibarel with Surf, Cut, Rock Climb, and Waterfall. Not necesserally slaves but yeah.

24th February 2010, 10:12 PM
Tropius with Cut/Fly/Strength/Defog and Bibarel with Surf/Waterfall/Rock Climb/ Rock Smash.

Perfect HM slaves.

2nd March 2010, 2:17 AM
On emerald: Zigzagoon or Wingull
On D/P/Pt (on temporary games I don't save): Geodude and Bidoof/Bibarel

4th March 2010, 12:34 AM
Quagsire,it knows dig,surf,waterfall and strength.

4th March 2010, 12:47 AM
Bibarel. Mine knows Surf, Waterfall, Rock Climb and Strength. :)

4th March 2010, 12:52 AM
Bibarel named slave, knows waterfall/strength/rock smash/rock climb

4th March 2010, 9:55 PM
Usually it's...

Geodude for Rock Smash, Strength, and Rock Climb

Abra for Flash

Water starter for Surf

Random Pokemon for other HMs

5th March 2010, 1:47 AM
I always use:

Empoleon for Surf, Waterfall, and Rock climb

Staraptor for Fly and Defog

Roserade for Cut

Bibarel for Rock Smash and Strength.

They were the first HM slaves I used and I still use them cuz they're awesome!

7th March 2010, 4:34 AM
I use a Bibarel with Surf/Waterfall/Rock Climb and a Tropius with Fly/Cut/Defog/Strength to cover all 8 HMs.

17th March 2010, 1:50 PM
Bibarel! I gave him Rock Smash, Strength, Rock Climb, Surf, and changed Surf for Waterfall. I gave Fly to my Staravia (never leveled him again!)

17th March 2010, 1:51 PM
Monfreno Rock Smash
Budew Cut

Trainer Emily
26th March 2010, 6:15 AM
I use Bibarel in Cut, Rock Smash, Strength, and Rock Climb, and sometimes Waterfall/Surf.
And Drifblim for Fly, Defog, and Flash (which is now a TM BTW).
In HG/SS I use Feraligatr like that of Bibarel.
Although I can trade Bibarel/Drifblim to HG/SS even before National Dex.

26th March 2010, 6:28 AM
Spinda, Golduck.

And Rayquaza.

1st April 2010, 4:19 PM
I use a Salamence with Fly/Defog and 2 others that I don't remember.

And a Empoleon with the other 4.

5th April 2010, 10:38 PM
Staraptor and geodude.. and there names are slave 1# and slave 2# ehehehe.

7th April 2010, 12:12 AM
I use two Bibarel. There's just not a better HM slave out there.

15th April 2010, 6:43 PM
Bibarrel for Cut, Strenght, Rock Smash and Rock Climb
Peliper for Surf, defog, fly and waterfall

15th April 2010, 6:49 PM
Bibarrel for Cut, Strenght, Rock Smash and Rock Climb
Peliper for Surf, defog, fly and waterfall

15th April 2010, 9:27 PM
A Furret, a Skamory, and a Psyduck.

15th April 2010, 10:14 PM
Bibarel and Gyarados :P

16th April 2010, 12:25 AM
Sentret. I called it Euryalus because I'm doing the Aeneid in Latin (not that I like that story, ladies.)

The Mewtwo Master
16th April 2010, 1:13 AM
I use a Hall of Origin Arceus. I got it unlegitly and will NEVER use it in a Wi-Fi battle, it was when, it has Strength, Rock Climb, Surf and something else HM related

16th April 2010, 9:47 AM
I use golduck or steelix :)

16th April 2010, 10:31 AM
Pokemon that have **** stats anyway.

16th April 2010, 1:05 PM
I usually a Zigzagoon or Bidoof as my HM Mules.

In SS, I've managed to not use any mules for the first time.

16th April 2010, 1:08 PM
Bibarel was a loyal HM slave in Diamond and Pearl
But I've found Krabby to be an excellent HM slave on SoulSilver, which is a shame cos I always liked Krabby

16th April 2010, 1:33 PM
i use lickitung

Willow's Tara
19th April 2010, 1:39 PM
I usually use Zigzagoon/Lioone, in SS I used Flaaffy for many of the non water/fly HM too. Noctowl and Gyarados were used for fly/surf.

20th May 2010, 4:21 AM
I use Toxicroak for Cut/Rock Smash/Rock Climb/Strenght and Mantine for Surf/Waterfall/Defog

20th May 2010, 8:05 AM
I use sentret for surf/cut/headbutt, fearow for fly, gyrados for waterfall/whirlpool, and machop for strength and rock climb.

20th May 2010, 10:07 AM
I use Bibarel for Rock Smash/Strength/Rock Climb
Kricketune for Cut/Flash
Staraptor for Fly
West-sea Gastroden for Waterfall

But my Empoleon for Surf (not too bad for a Water move~)

Master TF
20th May 2010, 10:42 AM
Geodude for rocksmash,Strength,Rockclimb
Rose Cut,Flash
Zubut Defog
Tentecruel waterfall

21st May 2010, 6:27 AM
I use shiny farfetch'd and bibarel that my friend had a leftover from chaining XD they're useless for battle, sooooo...:D

28th May 2010, 5:29 PM
bibarel for waterfall, rock climb, rock smash and strength.

28th May 2010, 6:23 PM
On Diamond I used Bibarel for Surf, Waterfall, Cut, Rock Climb and Tropius(My friend gave me one off his Plat) for Fly, Defog, Rock Smash, Strength. On HG I used a Furret for Cut, Rock Smash, Strength and Tentacool for Surf, Waterfall, Whirlpool.(But I still had to give Fly to my Togekiss and Rock Climb to my Typhlosion -.-)

28th May 2010, 6:43 PM
I don't have HM slaves. I even used Bibarel as one of my main pokemon. I really love Bidoof/Bibarel, hehe.

Anyways, I spread them evenly. =] Every pokemon of mine has atleast 1 HM. Hms I don't use in the end anymore (like Cut) I delete.

The Benmeister
30th May 2010, 11:54 AM
Tropius. Who wouldn't want to fly round on a weird tropical banana dinosaur thing?

I give my HM slaves nicknames, even slaves need personalities.

1st June 2010, 2:27 PM
bibarel is my hm slave.

21st March 2012, 3:57 PM
Kangaskhan-strength, rock smash, surf, waterfall-I can take it almost anywhere-espeshilly caves.

21st March 2012, 5:20 PM
Pansage, most legendaries, and a whole lot more( Just in case.)

30th March 2012, 6:08 PM
Bibarel is the best.:D
Mine knows Cut,Strength,Rock climb and Rock smash.

4th April 2012, 11:49 PM
Cut: Bidoof
Fly: Drifblim
Surf: Empoleon
Rock Smash: Empoleon
Defog: Drifblim
Strength: Rampardos
Rock Climb: Garchomp
Waterfall: Empoleon

5th April 2012, 12:56 AM
Bibarel knows Cut, Strength, Rock Smash and Rock Climb.

Empoleon handles Surf, as per usual, and my flyer (in this case Staraptor) has Fly, obviously.

10th April 2012, 9:31 PM
I use Bibarels and Skarmories. Perfect pair.

10th April 2012, 9:45 PM
Bidoof/Bibarel. Who else? I also ended up teaching my Empoleon a lot of HM moves... For some reason, this usually happens with my starter. *sigh*

23rd April 2012, 2:45 AM
I've used a lot of different HM slaves in Diamond and Pearl - none of the ones you can get pre-National Dex are quite right though. Bibarel's probably the best of the lot, though I use Aipom for as long as I can, just for Pick Up (it can't learn Rock Climb, so that's when I have to switch to Bibarel). Pelipper's pretty good - Fly, Surf and Defog. After the National Dex, or in Platinum, it's easy to get better HM slaves - Linoone, Tropius, Skarmory and Wailord are still the best.

24th April 2012, 3:43 PM
I use Bibarrel.
Empoleon has surf while Staraptor has fly, but their not HM slaves.

29th April 2012, 10:06 PM
Bibarel,samurott and staraptor.

Aura Of Twilight
30th April 2012, 12:27 AM
I usually tried spreading it out among the pokemon I keep regularly in my party. It was a bit of a hassle, but it worked for the most part.

1st May 2012, 8:35 PM
Bibarel for moves like Surf, Waterfall, Rock Climb and Rock Smash, Tropius for Fly and Strength.

1st May 2012, 9:20 PM
I never use HM Slaves, I give my HMs to my main team Pokemon. Eg: Torterra: Razor Leaf, Earthquake, Crunch, Cut.

4th May 2012, 3:18 PM
Bibarel - Cut, Rock Smash, Surf, Waterfall
Shellos - Surf
Staravia - Fly and Defog
Gible - Strength, Rock Climb, Rock Smash.

4th May 2012, 3:56 PM
I usually use Gyrados as my HM slave. Works very well too c:

7th May 2012, 1:56 PM
I use Bibarel as mine for quite a while.

7th May 2012, 2:37 PM
Bibarel hands down i mean look at it! it was made to be a pure HM slave with no other possible bonuses another one i tend to use though is tentacruel and tentacool i usually just grab one right before victory road and then BAM waterfall meanwhile bibarel has rock smash strength rock climb and surf

9th May 2012, 11:11 AM
I use Bibarel. As for Fly, it depends on the Flying-type I use in my team.

15th May 2012, 10:41 PM
I don't use HM slaves, but if I did it would probably be Bibarel.

15th May 2012, 10:55 PM
Bibarel: Surf, Waterfall, Rock Smash, Rock Climb
Tropius: Fly, Defog, Cut, Strength

I never need anything else.

15th May 2012, 11:06 PM
Empoleon surf, starly fly, magikarp -, magikarp -, magikarp -, magikarp -, sometimes when I need something I catch a pokemon and replace it for starly/empoleon

16th May 2012, 4:39 AM
Bibarel is the ultimate HM slave. So, naturally, I use them. (I have a Level 100 Bibarel who has Strength, Rock Smash, and Waterfall :D)

Darth Revan
17th May 2012, 12:51 AM

I called him Go Fer

17th May 2012, 2:47 AM
zigzagoon. I named him ziggy and had him while beating the elite four. LOL

27th May 2012, 10:30 PM
Bibarel-- best HM slave in Pokemon.

28th May 2012, 1:33 AM
I actually used Empoleon and Garchomp....not sure why, and now that I beat the game I drag my Nidoking along for HMs.

30th May 2012, 7:46 PM
Bibarel HP slave Tropius Flyer

"Spite" DefaultAsAwesome
2nd June 2012, 11:56 PM
Bibarel. It's a boss.

5th June 2012, 7:19 PM
Omg bibarel all the way.

5th June 2012, 8:13 PM
In Pearl/Patinum I used a Bibarel.

16th June 2012, 7:16 AM
Bibarel and Graveler now a Golem.

13th September 2012, 6:19 PM
Steelix FTW. Rock Smash, Rock Climb, Strength, and Cut. My Noctowl also had Fly and Defog. I didn't train either one so I had a tough time beating the Elite Four.

13th September 2012, 11:32 PM
When i firsdt played Diamond, I had a J-Bieberel XD Now its Sandslash and Walrein traded from my SS, nya~

Toxic Nightshade
14th September 2012, 12:14 AM
best HM slave ever? Probably Bibarel.

Paladin of Arceus
14th September 2012, 6:13 AM
I use Linoone for Cut/Covet/Thief and Pickup, Staraptor for Fly/Defog, Golduck for Surf/Waterfall/Flash, and Golem for Dig/Strength/Rock Climb/Rock Smash.

Earth Wolf-Howl
3rd November 2012, 5:47 PM
Right now, it's Sarekno the Onix. Staraptor, when I use it, will know fly, Toxicroak will learn Strength , and Gyarados will know Surf and Waterfall.

Kutie Pie
4th November 2012, 1:23 AM
I don't use an HM slave. I see no use for one when pretty much every Pokémon in my team can learn at least one of the HMs.

4th November 2012, 1:27 AM

6th December 2012, 6:32 AM
It took me about two weeks to get this team, but it was well worth it.
They pretty much have it all. This is my Search Ops Team:

Flash, Thief, Shadow Claw, Shadow Ball

Compound Eyes
Defog, Psybeam, Silver Wind, Bug Buzz

Pick Up
Cut, Strenght, Rock Smash, Shadow Claw

Thuderbolt, Surf, Waterfall, Ice Beam

Fly, Steel Wing, False Swipe, Hyper Beam

Rock Climb, Dig, Earthquake, Iron Tail

Plus, this line up can take on any type, with exception of a few Dual type Pokes. Would I need anything else?

6th December 2012, 11:10 AM
I use pretty much anything I find along the road and deem useless out of poor judgment. I've always used a legendary as an HM slave for Fly at least once per save game, as they more often than not make my current fly slave obsolete. As for other HMs, I'm fairly sure I played through Diamond once with an Empoleon that ended up useless in the end due to all the HMs he knew, but that was a while ago.

Otherwise, I use Bidoof and his evolution. I don't have anything against him or anything like that, don't get me wrong - the idea of a psychotic beaver on speed plowing through teams and rivers alike is grade-A awesome in my book. His downfall is that he's a lot like Tropius - he learns too much for his own good.

Bolt the Cat
6th December 2012, 2:22 PM
Bibarel and Tropius together can learn every HM in DPPt, so I went with them.

6th December 2012, 2:57 PM
Acreus or if someone had a Mew. they can learn every HM.

Bolt the Cat
6th December 2012, 3:57 PM
Acreus or if someone had a Mew. they can learn every HM.

They can only learn 4/8 HMs each, though.

6th December 2012, 4:02 PM
They can only learn 4/8 HMs each, though.

Yeah but a Pokemon who can fly and one that can surf is a must. So I don' need an HM slave for those.

15th December 2012, 9:38 PM
It depends on the game, though I've got a Bibarel in all of them. In Diamond, Bibarel's got Cut, Rock Smash, Strength and Rock Climb, Empoleon has Surf, I've got a Gyarados with Waterfall, and I put Fly and Defog on a Chatot. In Pearl, Bibarel has the same four, and I put Surf, Fly and Defog on a Pelipper and Waterfall on a Floatzel. And in Platinum, Bibarel has Surf, Strength, Waterfall and Rock Climb and I've got a Tropius with Fly, Defog, Cut and Rock Smash.

16th January 2013, 9:22 PM
I use Golem for heavy lifting.

18th January 2013, 12:18 AM
Bibarel is my main slave. I use a variety for everything else.

18th January 2013, 12:21 AM
Usually Bibarel or Marril.

18th January 2013, 2:07 AM
For me it's almost always Togetic and Gyarados. I don't even know why Gyarados it's generally a good battler... I guess there are just better Pokemon for the spot. xD

18th January 2013, 2:55 AM
If I ever use one it is always Bibarel

18th January 2013, 2:58 AM
my bidoofus

18th January 2013, 3:00 AM
In FR/LG I usually use a Paras for a while

18th January 2013, 3:48 AM
I personally use Bibarel as a HM slave since it can do all sorts of wonders on the field, such as move boulders, smash rocks, surf across waters, rock climb, waterfall up or cut, it can pretty much use any HM except Fly which is amazing. Personally I use it but sometimes I also use a Graveler :3.

18th January 2013, 4:34 AM
Bibarel and Swanna.

18th January 2013, 5:32 AM
I always used Pelipper and Bidoof.

18th January 2013, 12:48 PM
I use a Scyther for Rock Smash and Cut, since Technician boosts them to good power.

Fabulous Ampharos
18th January 2013, 2:31 PM
I use Bidoof because it is like the best HM slave in Platinum.
Other games I use Pokemon like : Rattata or Pidgey.

★ Lucario ★
18th January 2013, 9:37 PM
Bibarel of course :P
I used Onix and Tropius once too.

18th January 2013, 9:48 PM
My Staraptor is like my eternal Fly Pokemon, I use it on Pearl, Platinum, and Black. It's name is Mateus. It's also flawless! =D Which is good for me! XD
If I ever need a flying Pokemon, the first I think is "Mateus".

Mr. Spock
24th January 2013, 6:02 PM
my rayquaza, i use him for fly, surf, strength, and............(i'm drawing a blank for the last one XD)

19th February 2013, 1:37 AM
Geodude for Rock smash, Rock Climb, Strengh...
Cut, Fly and all the other... Well, I'm not really organized, I just deal with all those stupid HM...

10th March 2013, 5:34 PM
Bibarel Ovbiously!

7th May 2013, 10:21 AM
Usually, I use Bibarel...
- Nate the;448;

7th May 2013, 5:09 PM
Before the league, I use Bibarel. After the league, I use Mew.

7th May 2013, 5:32 PM
I use Cranidos, and i have a flyer, a waterfaller and a surfer in my team

7th May 2013, 10:14 PM
My main HM slave is Bibarel. Currently my Giratina knows Fly and Gyarados has Waterfall, since it's very good at flattening rock- and fire-types. 'Sides, I get a kick out of flying all over Sinnoh on the back of a legendary dragon. In Pearl, I would have taught Fly to Palkia if Palkia had been able to learn it.

8th May 2013, 3:47 AM
Bidoof. Bidoof all day. Qwaa ;195;

11th May 2013, 7:02 PM
Bibarel is the best.

6th October 2013, 4:32 AM
I use Bibarel. He will always be my HM slave in D/P and Platinum.

Wishmaker Latias
8th October 2013, 8:01 PM
Bibarel for water ,waterfalls ,big rocks , scaling mountains.
Bidoof for smashing rocks and cutting trees.
Staravia for fog and flying.

9th October 2013, 3:36 AM
I definitely would use Bibarel and Bidoof!

Extreme Enigma
11th October 2013, 7:17 AM
Bibarel and Bidoof where the main

11th October 2013, 7:23 AM

My main HM slaves right here. Bibarel and starly combo, I basically have everything.

11th October 2013, 2:22 PM
Bibarel was pretty much my only HM slave in my Pearl game.
My other Pokemon could learn the other HM's , so I had many problems at battling.
I don't like Bibarel, not even a strongly emotional person like me could have feelings for this thing.