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Pokémon: Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl

How to Beat Oreburgh City Gym

Staci Miller

Oreburgh City Gym is relatively straightforward, as your first gym. There are no puzzles to figure out to reach the leader - only two optional trainers that stand in your way.

Youngster Darius

Pokémon Level
Geodude.png"Geodude" IconGeodude 8
Onix.png"Onix" IconOnix 8

As with everyone in this gym, Youngster Darius uses Rock-types.

If you picked "Piplup" IconPiplup or "Turtwig" IconTurtwig as your starter, you shouldn’t have much of an issue. Rock-types are weak to Water and Grass-types, and your starter should have learned a type-appropriate move by this point, which will make them easy to take down.

If you have "Chimchar" IconChimchar, it might be a little harder as there aren’t any good counter Pokémon to be found this early in the game. Grind a little so that your Chimchar learns Power-Up Punch before the fights and you’ll have a bit of an easier time. However, you’ll still have to avoid those Rock-type moves.

Youngster Jonathon

Pokémon Level
Geodude.png "Geodude" IconGeodude 10

Youngster Jonathon just has one "Geodude" IconGeodude, but he’s at a higher level. If you have Piplup or Turtwig, an equal-level Pokémon should be good enough.

If you have Chimchar, even though they learn Power-Up punch at level 12, it might be wise to grind and get them up to a much higher level before taking on these trainers and, afterwards, Roark.

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    29 October 2021
  • Last Updated
    23 April 2022
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This strategy guide for Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl contains all the information Pokémon trainers will need to complete the game and catch every single Pokémon!

In this remake of the classic Pokémon Diamond & Pearl, you’ll journey through the mystical Sinnoh region to become a Pokémon master. Along the way, you’ll confront the scheming Team Galactic and witness the awesome power of the Legendary Dialga or Palkia.

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