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The problem spike between Victory Highway and the Elite 4 is abnormally excessive. However the leap from Lucian to Cynthia is not any joke. Not solely will you be coping with Pokémon with abnormally excessive IVs (learn: all of her Pokémon’s IVs are maxed), however they’re additionally very quick.
You’ll be able to go about beating Cynthia in 3 ways, outspeeding her Pokémon, tanking her Pokemon’s assaults, and dealing super-effective harm (whereas additionally outspeeding Pokémon or tanking assaults).
Earlier than we start, listed here are all of Cynthia’s Pokémon:
- Spiritomb (Darkish/Ghost)
- Roserade (Grass/Poison)
- Gastrodon (Water/Floor)
- Lucario (Combating/Metal)
- Milotic (Water)
- Garchomp (Dragon/Floor)
Outspeeding Cynthia’s Pokémon
So long as it’s not Lucario and Garchomp, there’s an excellent likelihood that you just’ll outspeed her Pokémon. As such, hit Roserade or Milotic with a robust super-effective assault and so they’re out of the sport.
- Roserade is weak to Flying, Fireplace, Psychic and Ice assaults.
- Milotic is weak to Grass and Electrical assaults.
Gastrodon is weak to Grass. In the event you don’t have a grass Pokémon in your get together that’s okay! Not like Roserade and Milotic, Gastrodon doesn’t hit as onerous. So long as you don’t deliver a Pokémon weak to floor strikes, they’ll very possible survive.
Tanking Cynthia’s Pokémon assaults
Spiritomb doesn’t have weaknesses and is proof against Psychic, Combating, and Regular assaults. In the event you hold hitting her although, she’ll go down ultimately. Additionally, when you’ve got Empoleon and spam Surf and different water strikes on her, Cynthia will swap Spiritomb for Gastrodon. Gastrodon has an Skill referred to as Storm Drain, which boosts its Particular Assault when hit with a water transfer. Watch out!
Lucario and Garchomp are each extraordinarily quick and really heavy-hitters. Moreover, they each have natures that increase Velocity by 10% (Timid for Lucario and Jolly for Garchomp). Until you have got EV trained your Pokémon earlier than this battle, by no means anticipate to outspeed them. The purpose is to outlive the primary assault and hopefully take them out with one in all yours.
Battling Lucario is less complicated. He’s extraordinarily fragile—one super-effective hit will knock him out. His assault strikes are Aura Sphere, Dragon Pulse, and Flash Cannon. Dragon Pulse is tankable because it gained’t acquire same-type assault bonus (STAB) for Lucario being a Metal/Combating. You’ll survive Aura Sphere and Flash Cannon so long as you Pokémon isn’t weak to Combating and Metal.
Learn how to beat Cynthia’s Garchomp
There’s a motive why Garchomp is Cynthia’s ace. She’s solely weak to a few, very uncommon Pokémon varieties: Ice, Dragon, and Fairy.
A number of Fairy varieties, like Gardevoir, have actually low HP and Protection, so it’s actually not beneficial that you just take one. In the meantime, utilizing a Dragon Pokémon is tremendous dangerous, just because Dragons are weak towards Dragons. It may not survive Garchomp’s Dragon Claw STAB transfer, most particularly if it’s solely 5 or so ranges above her.
Garchomp can truly be crushed by most starters, imagine it or not. Infernape and Empoleon is weak to Earthquake attributable to typing, however that transfer solely has 10PPs. In the event you make Garchomp waste Earthquake on a Pokémon who can tank the transfer (whereas spam therapeutic it with Hyper and Max Potions), you’ll be able to ship the each of them out for the kill after. Empoleon, specifically, may even study Ice Beam.
Honestly, many Pokémon will survive Earthquake, however Water, Grass, and Ice Pokémon are immune to it.
Torterra’s largest asset is its extraordinarily excessive Protection stat. It would survive Earthquake and Dragon. The transfer Torterra trainers must look out for is Poison Jab, which has 20PP, so the above technique may not work (or it might, it’ll simply take some time and it’s possible you’ll want to make use of a ton of Potions). Deliver a Pokémon that’s not weak to Dragon, Floor, and Poison strikes. In addition they want a good Protection stat. We desire Water, truly, since a ton of Water Pokémon have excessive HP/Protection and so they can study Ice strikes.
There’s nobody proper technique to tackle Cynthia, particularly when totally different trainers deliver totally different Pokémon to problem the league. In the event you lose the primary time, don’t fear. Simply reload your save and take a look at once more. You’ll be able to even take the loss, seize or grind the Pokémon it’s good to, and simply rebattle the Elite 4. The important thing to success is preparedness.
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