Pokemon Indigo Disk: How to Get Dragon Cheer TM (Scarlet & Violet)

Is there an easy way to find this TM?

Applin has been a fan favorite since their introduction in Generation VIII, and the evolutions just keep coming. If you’re hoping to see a new form of this particular Pokemon, you’ll need Dragon Cheer, so let’s find out how to get it in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet: The Indigo Disk.

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How to Learn Dragon Cheer in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet: The Indigo Disk

If you’re hoping to unlock the newest Dipplin evolution, you’re going to need the TM move Dragon Cheer, which cannot be found in the overworld of the Blueberry Academy Terarium, no matter where you’re searching. This particular move can only be learned one way, and you’ll have to put in some effort if you’re hoping to unlock it.

Tip: Spoilers Below

This guide details how to unlock Dragon Cheer and may spoil sections of the DLC for you. Proceed at your own risk.

If you’re hoping to get your hands on Dragon Cheer, you will need to work your way through the newly formed Elite Four of Blueberry Academy and battle Drayton to finally learn this move for your own.

Make sure that you remember this face because you’ll be facing off against Drayton in battle sooner than later, and once you have defeated him during the BB League, you’ll receive the Dragon Cheer TM. Once your Dripplin has learned this particular move, they’ll be able to evolve into Hydrapple.

Once again, Applin and Dipplin have some of the best evolutions in the game, going from a glorified caramel apple into a whole dragon that pops out of the center of this fruit. It’s an excellent-looking evolution and one that we can’t blame you for wanting on your team as quickly as possible.

Can You Craft the Dragon Cheer TM?

You’ll eventually be able to craft the Dragon Cheer TM in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet’s Indigo Disk DLC, however, you won’t be able to do so until after you receive the TM from Drayton. As it stands, the only way to gain access to Dragon Cheer is to first beat Drayton.

Once you have the Dragon Cheer TM, you can craft more of them with the following materials:

  • League Points: 1,500 LP.
  • Tatsugiri Scales x2.
  • Lapras Teardrop x2.
  • Applin Juice x1.

What is Dragon Cheer in Pokemon SV: The Indigo Disk?

Dragon Cheer is a new Dragon-type move introduced in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet’s Indigo Disk DLC. Its primary use for most players in The Indigo Disk is to evolve Dipplin into Hydrapple, but the move has its place in buffing ally Pokemon in double battles—something The Indigo Disk focuses heavily on.

When used in battle, Dragon Cheer will “raise its allies’ morale with a draconic cry so that their future attacks have a heightened chance of landing critical hits. This rouses Dragon types more.” Mechanically, this means the move will raise an ally Pokemon’s Critical Hit Rate by one stage and by two stages if the ally Pokemon is a Dragon type.

Which Pokemon Can Learn Dragon Cheer?

Several Dragon-type Pokemon can learn Dragon Cheer, but it seems particularly suited for Dipplin as a support Pokemon in double battles, even going as far as to evolve Dipplin.

Currently, there are no Pokemon that will learn Dragon Cheer by leveling up, but there are many Pokemon that will learn it through the move’s TM226:

  • Charizard.
  • Exeggutor.
  • Gyarados.
  • Lapras.
  • Dratini.
  • Dragonair.
  • Dragonite.
  • Mew.
  • Ampharos.
  • Sceptile.
  • Flygon.
  • Swablu.
  • Altaria.
  • Milotic.
  • Bagon.
  • Shelgon.
  • Salamence.
  • Latias.
  • Latios.
  • Rayquaza.
  • Cranidos.
  • Rampardos.
  • Gible.
  • Gabite.
  • Garchomp.
  • Axew.
  • Fraxure.
  • Haxorus.
  • Deino.
  • Zweilous.
  • Hydreigon.
  • Reshiram.
  • Zekrom.
  • Kyurem.
  • Goodra.
  • Hisuian Goodra.
  • Noivern.
  • Salazzle.
  • Jangmo-o.
  • Hakamo-o.
  • Kommo-o.
  • Duraludon.
  • Drakloak.
  • Dragapult.
  • Regidrago.
  • Cyclizar.
  • Tatsugiri.
  • Iron Jugulis.
  • Baxcalibur.
  • Roaring Moon.
  • Koraidon.
  • Miraidon.
  • Walking Wake.
  • Dipplin.
  • Archaludon.
  • Hydrapple.
  • Gouging Fire.
  • Raging Bolt.

That’s everything we know about TM226: Dragon Cheer in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet’s Indigo Disk DLC. Are you finally getting the chance to jump into The Indigo Disk for yourself? Make sure that you’re checking out our Pokemon Scarlet and Violet section below to learn more about this DLC, including where to find Kleavor on the map, and what you’ll need to do to locate some Alolan Pokemon to turn in for your homework assignment.

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