Technology Tell writes, "Perhaps it seems odd to complain. After all, Pokemon Alpha Sapphire doesn’t hold the record for most HMs in a Pokemon. It has seven, where both the original Sapphire/Ruby and Diamond/Pearl had eight. Still, it’s quite a jump to make. Especially since Game Freak had been doing so well when it came to pairing down the number of HMs a person would have to have in a game. Black and White cut back to six, and X and Y seemed to have the perfect number with only five."