Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl Elite Four Guide

Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl’s Elite Four pose a different kind of challenge. As with the area’s gym leaders, Sinnoh’s Ultimate Pokémon Trainers walk to the beat of their own belly drum. The remakes stay true to the originals in that the Elite Four don’t necessarily stick to one type, and when they do, there’s at least one ‘mon in the mix to destroy your strategy. We recommend that you be on a team of at least level 55 or above, which, thanks to the group-wide XP sharing of remakes, shouldn’t be too much work.

Pokemon BDSP Elite Four Aaron Tips

Aaron is a bug master, but each of his Pokémon has a dual type that makes approaching this battle more complicated than it initially seems. Fighting, Flying, Rock, and Fire Pokémon are all solid choices for this battle, and you’ll want to prioritize speed to take out Beautifly and Heracross before they destroy your party. Dustox (Lv. 53, Bug / Poison) – This is a simple fight and you can easily win it with a flying type or strong flying move, such as Aerial Ace. Beautifly (lv. 53, Bug / Flying) – Beautifly’s strike leaves room for several weaknesses, including Electric and Flying. Whatever you choose, remove it quickly. Shadow Ball and Psychic can tear your team apart if you take too long. Vespiquen (lv. 54, Bug / Flying) – A strong Rock or Flying type, such as Staraptor, is a must for Vespiquen. Defeat it quickly before Defense Order turns it into a buggy fortress. Heracross (lv. 54, Bug / Fighting) – Heracross is Aaron’s hidden fighter. Rock Slide and Earthquake mean you won’t be lucky with the Flying and Fire types, respectively, unless they’re moving fast. This is a fight you might want to get creative with, for example, using a type of ghost like Gengar or Dusclops, to negate its normal and combat attacks. Drapion (level 57, Poison / Dark) – Drapion is not a bug, and your usual Dark-type fallbacks won’t work as well here. Exploiting Drapion’s weakness on the ground is a good idea, or you can just go through whatever your stronger Pokemon is.

Pokemon BDSP Elite Four Bertha Tips

Poor Berthe. Whoever was his training mentor who told him to stay with Ground Pokemon was cruel. Ground Pokémon are weak to common types such as grass and water, and lack the means to counter them properly in most cases. Add slow speed and unfavorable double strikes to the mix, and you’ve got a team open to exploitation. Quagsire (lv. 55, Water / Earth) – Quagsire has a 4x weakness to grass. You should be able to pull a Giga Drain and complete this battle in one turn. Sudowoodo (lv. 56, Rock) – No Sol type. He’s still low on grass and water, but you might want to use an X defense to bolster your team against his high attack. Golem (level 56, Rock / Ground) – Same here as with Quagsire. A mighty grass move, or even a water move, will put an end to this. Whiscash (level 55, Water / Earth) – Whiscash is the team’s troublemaker. He also has a 4x weakness to grass, but he knows Ice Beam and will do a quick job of any type of pure weed on your team. Swapping out a fast Psychic-type that experiences a Drain move, however, is one way to get around this issue. Hippowdon (lv. 59, Ground) – Bertha’s finale also experiences an icy move, but he’s so slow you should be able to defeat him in one turn anyway. If you prefer not to take risks, use a Water type instead. Hippodocus does not know of any dangerous movements for Water types.

Pokemon BDSP Elite Four Flint Tips

Flint is the intruder in Sinnoh’s Pokemon League. It’s a firebender in theory and only has two Fire Pokémon (that’s Sinnoh, after all). Electric and Fighting are two good choices for dealing with wild cards, and a Ground type would also be useful. Don’t bother with Rock. Both types of Flint fire know the rock breaking motions. Rapidash (lv. 58, Fire) – Flint’s Rapidash has quite a bit of movement stability, including Poison Jab and Iron Tail. A sturdy water type or soil type is your best bet for this one. Steelix (lv.57, Steel / Ground) – Steelix is, ironically, weak to fire and is unfamiliar with ground movement, so you can use your own type of fire to deal with it. Otherwise, a Pokémon on the ground or a move is the next best choice. Thunder Fang by Steelix is ​​not healthy for your water types. Drifblim (lv. 58, Ghost / Flying) – Defeat Drifblim quickly before he uses Minimize and makes your life miserable. He has low defense, so a strong physical electrical movement or Crunch are good choices. Lopunny (Level 57, Normal) – Also use a strong physical attacker for Lopunny to avoid having issues with his Mirror Coat movement. A combat move or a Pokémon is ideal, as this is Lopunny’s only weakness. Infernape (lv. 61, Fire / Fighting) – Infernape is one of the most difficult challenges in Elite Four so far. High speed and attack means it will almost always attack first, and Thunder Punch puts your water types at a significant disadvantage. Take out the Ground Pokémon again for this one or a quick psychic type.

Pokemon BDSP Elite Four Lucan Tips

The Lucian team are great unless you are prepared. Pokémon with high Special Defense are a must, as is at least one Dark or Ghost Pokémon. Although he’s the last of the Elite Four, he’s actually less complex to manage than Flint. Mr. Mime (lv 59, Psychic / Fairy) – Bench the Dark ‘mon for this fight. Now that Mr. Mime has a fairy move, you’ll want to rely on a ghost type or just brute force to finish this battle. Girafarig (level 59, Normal / Psychic) ​​- Crunch should eliminate this one quickly. Medicham (lv. 60, Fighting / Psychic) ​​- A Ghost type will do a quick job of Medicham or, better yet, a more robust Pokemon with a Ghost move. Medicham hits hard and most types of ghosts are quite fragile. Alakazam (lv. 60, Psychic) ​​- Alakazam is quite simple. Use a powerful Dark Pokémon or move around to defeat it quickly before it uses Nasty Plot and becomes nearly unstoppable. Bronzong (level 63, Psychic / Steel) – Ghost or Dark is also your best bet for Bronzong. He knows about earthquakes, so don’t bother with one type of fire.

Advice from Cynthia, Pokemon BDSP champion

Cynthia is, obviously, Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl’s toughest trainer. There aren’t one or two Pokemon that can bring down its team – although an ice type is a good idea – as it has a diverse roster with even more varied moves. Spiritomb (lv. 61, Ghost / Dark) – Spiritomb’s only weakness is the fairy. If you don’t have a Fairy-type or moves in your party, you’ll just have to move on with your best Pokemon, ideally one with high Special Defense. Outside of Sucker Punch, Spiritomb’s moves are all special. Roserade (level 60, Grass / Poison) – Roserade is fast and strong, but a good Fire or Ice Pokémon can exploit its Grass weaknesses. Avoid Psychic, as Cynthia’s Roserade knows Shadow Ball. Gastrodon (Lv. 60, Water / Ground) – Gastrodon is fairly straightforward, but Sludge Bomb means it poses a threat to Grass Pokemon. It’s very slow, however, so you should be able to pull off a devastating weed move before it has a chance to react. Lucario (level 63, Combat / Steel) – Lucario’s Steel type means you’ll want Fire or Ground to destroy him. Its Aura Sphere move and Dragon Pulse surprise mean it will likely do some big damage no matter what type you bring. Milotic (lv. 63, Water) – Physical electric movement is the best option for dealing with Milotic. Mirror Coat will knock out your special attackers and Ice Beam makes it too dangerous for the grass types to take the field. Garchomp (lv. 66, Dragon / Earth) – Leave the fairy types out of this one, as his Garchomp knows about Poison Jab. Ice is the better choice, as Garchomp’s double strike means she has 4x weakness. As a save option, make sure you have a Pokémon that can reduce the attack. If Garchomp starts using Swords Dance more than once, you’ll need an option to reduce his attack to manageable levels again. And that’s it for Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl’s Elite Four. You are now Sinnoh’s champion, but there are still secrets to be discovered. Check out our other Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl guides for more tips.

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