All in a day’s work, James
Your mission, should you choose to accept it: finding the Protect TM in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet. Luckily, it’s super easy!
Where to find Protect TM 007
This is yet another stop you can make on your victory train, following your all-but-guaranteed success in the Cortondo gym. You can consider that small little town a landmark of sorts, as it’s one of the first major areas you’ll visit after leaving the capital academy city: and it’s a great place of reference for all things westward.
With that in mind, you can find Protect TM 007 right inside of the cave in the image above. The big arrow is the exact location of the TM itself, and the smaller arrow is the route you can take to enter the cave. Don’t worry: you may not have the locomotion powers for your legendary mount to actually scale up the cave and finish the area entirely: but you can access Protect on the ground floor.
Here’s the full Scarlet and Violet description of Protect: “This move enables the user to protect itself from all attacks. Its chance of failing rises if it is used in succession.” It’s a classic move that can protect you from a big charge attack or something else disastrous; and another potential tool in your toolkit.
Go grab it and make M proud!