How to Unlock Request 115
1. Participate in the Path of Solitude with Bastiodon
Speak to Ingo at the Training Grounds with Bastiodon as your only party member and choose the “Path of Solitude” option. You can change your party by choosing the “Select Pokémon” option when speaking with Ingo.
The biggest challenge here is probably getting a Bastiodon. You can only find Bastiodon and its unevolved form Shieldon in Space-Time Distortions at the Coronet Highlands. You have 3 chances per distortion to encounter a Shieldon/Bastiodon. Sadly, if you’re reading this, you’re probably in the postgame, where Shieldon/Bastiodon have a lower chance of spawning.
Next, your Bastiodon should have Power Shift, to swap its offensive and defensive stats during battle. Speak to Zisu to learn this and perhaps Stone Edge for extra firepower. Also, spend a Seed of Mastery to master Power Shift and, if there’s spare, Stone Edge. Besides that, Iron Head should be your go-to attack.
If you have spare Grit items, we’d recommend boosting Bastiodon’s Effort Levels, especially for Defense and Speed. Lastly, this should be obvious, but the higher Level your Bastiodon, the easier this fight will be. Shieldon and Bastiodon are Level 50+ when caught; it’d be helpful if you trained them to Level 70 or around there.
Blissey only has 2 moves, but you’ll probably hate seeing them. Draining Kiss will deal so-so damage against Bastiodon and restore a smidgen of Blissey’s HP. Soft-Boiled is the kicker, restoring 50% of Blissey’s HP.
To begin with, use Strong-Style Power Shift to swap Bastiodon’s Attack and Defense for 6 turns. From there, keep using Iron Head and cross your fingers that Blissey doesn’t use Soft-Boiled. If you’re lucky and Blissey’s HP falls, you could try using a Strong-Style Stone Edge to finish it off. (Annoyingly, we missed twice!)
If you fail, you can either train Bastiodon some more or keep retrying in hopes that Blissey will use Soft-Boiled less often. From our experience, it seems to use Soft-Boiled 50% of the time when damaged. So eventually there should be a battle where Blissey keeps using Draining Kiss instead.
Reward for Request 115
Succeed in deflating Blissey and Ingo will give you some rewards such as Exp. Candies or Grit items. Additionally, for your first clear, he’ll add a “Path of Solitude” stamp in Bastiodon’s Pokédex page.
Show the stamp to Gared to complete this request, earning you:
- Seed of Mastery x1
- Exp. Candy L x1