How to Unlock Request 122
1. Participate in the Path of Solitude with Kricketot
Speak to Ingo at the Training Grounds with Kricketot 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.
In this case, you’ll want a Level 90 or higher Kricketot, ideally with a Nature that boosts Sp. Atk but does not lower Sp. Def (otherwise, it must be higher Level to compensate). Also, it needs max Effort Levels in HP, Sp. Atk, Sp. Def and Speed.
To win the fight, simply keep spamming Absorb, which deals pitiful damage to Gyarados, while healing pitiful HP. Meanwhile, Gyarados will retaliate with Twister, occasionally using it in Agile Style depending on your action speed.
Put simply, this is a battle of attribution, where your Kricketot needs to defeat Gyarados before it succumbs to Twister damage. At the bare minimum, it takes 7 Absorbs to KO Gyarados–the last one may need to be in Strong Style. Of course, critical hits can help or hinder you, depending on whether they’re from Kricketot or Gyarados.
Reward for Request 122
Triumph against Gyarados 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 Kricketot’s Pokédex page.
Show the stamp to Gared to complete this request, earning you:
- Seed of Mastery x1
- Exp. Candy XL x1
If you’ve completed all 5 of these requests, Gared will also give you 10 lots of Exp. Candy XL, before disappearing into the aether. Quick, disappear yourself before he changes his mind and comes back!