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How to Beat Snowpoint City Gym

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Vincent Lau

This is a walkthrough for the Snowpoint City Gym in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl (BDSP).

(1 of 2) Snowpoint Gym is where elite Ice-type trainers hang out.

Snowpoint Gym is where elite Ice-type trainers hang out. (left), To reach the Gym Leader, you need to slide into the snowballs from higher ground. (right)

Snowpoint City Gym is the 7th gym in the game; it’s ice-themed, with a predictable slippery floor. Blocking your path are a bunch of giant snowballs. To get rid of these, you must slide down from a slope to gain enough momentum to break through them.

Map

Snowpoint City Gym map.

How to Solve the Puzzle Normally

There are many ways to solve this puzzle, but here’s our take on it. Please note that all the steps must be done sequentially without pause. Although if you slip up and do something differently, you can probably course-correct or try your own solution.

Step 1

Snowpoint City Gym puzzle: Step 1.

Stand among the top-most snow tiles from the entrance, then:

  • Slide left
  • Slide up
  • Slide up again
  • Slide up yet again
  • Slide right
  • Walk down 1 square
  • Slide left

You should smash through the bottom-most snowball.

Step 2

Snowpoint City Gym puzzle: Step 2.

  • Go left up the stairs
  • Slide left
  • Slide down
  • Go left up the next stairs
  • Slide up
  • Slide up
  • Slide right

You should smash through a single snowball near the top.

Step 3

Snowpoint City Gym puzzle: Step 3.

  • Go right up the stairs
  • Slide right
  • Slide up
  • Go right up the next stairs
  • Slide right
  • Slide up
  • Slide left
  • Walk left 1 square
  • Slide down
  • Slide left

You should crash through three snowballs along the bottom of the lowest floor.

Step 4

Snowpoint City Gym puzzle: Step 4.

  • Go left up the stairs
  • Slide left
  • Slide up
  • Slide left into the slope, to align yourself
  • Slide right

You should slide through two snowballs along the center. Note that if your position is off-center, you may not gain enough momentum and simply bump into the snowballs. That’s why we suggest sliding into the left-hand side slope.

Step 5

Snowpoint City Gym puzzle: Step 5.

  • Slide down
  • Slide left
  • Go left up the stairs
  • Slide left
  • Slide down
  • Go left up the next stairs
  • Slide up
  • Slide left
  • Slide up
  • Slide right

This should send you crashing through the three remaining snowballs at the lowest floor. Almost done now…

Step 6

Snowpoint City Gym puzzle: Step 6.

  • Go right up the stairs
  • Slide down
  • Slide left
  • Go left up the stairs
  • Slide left
  • Slide down
  • Go left up the next stairs
  • Slide down
  • Slide right
  • Slide up
  • Slide left
  • Slide down
  • Slide right

The final snowball blocking your path should be gone now. All that’s left is to get your butt to Candice.

Step 7

Snowpoint City Gym puzzle: Step 7.

  • Slide left
  • Slide down
  • Go left up the stairs
  • Slide down
  • Slide down
  • Slide right
  • Carefully walk to the top-most snow tiles from the entrance
  • Slide up from the center snow tile
  • Keep sliding/going up

How to Glitch Straight to the Gym Leader

If you’re feeling sneaky and/or lazy, there’s a trick that allows you to skip straight to the Gym Leader at the end. It’s fairly safe and easy to do, but you might feel like you’re cheating. Plus you’ll forego the experience points earned from the trainers.

What you need to do is stand among the top-most three snow tiles from the entrance, then slide forward from the left tile. This will send you very close to Candice, but you can’t reach her from this position… normally.

Now carefully tap the left stick in a diagonally top-right direction. If you’re lucky, you may slide straight up the slope, towards Candice! Otherwise, you’ll slip down like normal. Should that happen, keep pressing in the same direction and you should eventually slide up.

If you accidentally slide left or right, you’ll need to retry from the beginning. To save time, if you slid left, slide right. When/if you’re at the right-hand side position (just below Ace Trainer Anton), slide down, down again and left to quickly return to the entrance.

Trainer Battles

Ace Trainer Anton

Pokémon Level Type
459.pngSnover 39 pokemonbdspgrass17.pngpokemonbdspice17.png

Ace Trainer Alicia

Pokémon Level Type
215.pngSneasel 37 pokemonbdspdark17.pngpokemonbdspice17.png
73.pngTentacruel 37 pokemonbdspwater17.pngpokemonbdsppoison17.png

Ace Trainer Savannah

Pokémon Level Type
279.pngPelipper 35 pokemonbdspwater17.pngpokemonbdspflying17.png
55.pngGolduck 36 pokemonbdspwater17.png
208.pngSteelix 37 pokemonbdspsteel17.pngpokemonbdspground17.png

Ace Trainer Sergio

Pokémon Level Type
419.pngFloatzel 37 pokemonbdspwater17.png
215.pngSneasel 37 pokemonbdspdark17.pngpokemonbdspice17.png

Ace Trainer Brenna

Pokémon Level Type
459.pngSnover 39 pokemonbdspgrass17.pngpokemonbdspice17.png

Ace Trainer Isaiah

Pokémon Level Type
195.pngQuagsire 39 pokemonbdspwater17.pngpokemonbdspground17.png

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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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