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How to Beat Oreburgh City Gym

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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" IconChimchar 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" IconPiplup or "Turtwig" IconTurtwig, an equal-level Pokémon should be good enough.

If you have "Chimchar" IconChimchar, 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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Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Pokemon Company International
  • Platforms,
    Switch
  • Genre
    RPG
  • Guide Release
    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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  • Explanation of advanced mechanics, such as IVs and EVs.
  • A detailed Sinnoh region Pokédex.

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