I think they just lick it and obtain the knowledge
@TanktheTitanium, in FireRed whenever you used a TM or HM there was an animation that showed it being pressed against the Pokemon's head for a few seconds
@TanktheTitanium, as a Pokémon nurse, I can say that you do force feed them cds. I treat a good number of Pokémon for wrongful cd insertion.
@Nurse Joy, then how do you retrieve the hm?
@TanktheTitanium, either they vomit it back up or poop it out. Either way you get it back.
@TanktheTitanium, i like to think you also carry a portable dvd player with you everywhere and you put them in and an instructional video plays that they learn from.
@All my Mizore, that's the canon. They even showed it in the anime when Ash taught his Swellow Aerial Ace.
Where the heck are the Area 51 memes?
@CMNDR BUbbles, Abducted by aliens.
@CMNDR BUbbles, The Feds invited everyone who went to come to Lake Laogai.
@Neil Dylandy, I hear it’s beautiful around September
@CMNDR BUbbles, too bad it’s July.
Forgive me if I’m wrong since it’s been long over decade, but if I remember correctly, TMs/HMs were only usable from the pc in gen 1&2. It makes way more sense for them to be cds under that context.