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Pokémon: Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire

Final Preparations

Vincent Lau

The greatest (although by no means final) challenge for every Pokémon Trainer.

First, note that, as you walk along the long path to the main building, you will find a Mewtwonite Y next to the doorway outside.

Welcome to the Pokémon League, the pinnacle of Pokémon Training for most in-game Pokémon Trainers. Beyond these doors, you will fight five Trainers in consecutive order. These Trainers are the Elite Four and the Pokémon League Champion.

Much like the Pokémon Gyms of days past, these Trainers will all also specialize in specific, albeit different types. The purpose of this discussion is help bring to light what you should do in preparation for the five consecutive battles ahead.

Firstly, in terms of items. Generally, you’ll probably want these cumulatively:

  • Full Heals: 5~10
  • Hyper Potions: 15~30
  • Revives: 10~20
    It’s pretty minimal altogether, and assumes average leveling of your party. Feel free to buy more or less, depending on how much you think you’ll ultimately need.

Secondly comes your need for Pokémon. There are five specializations altogether throughout the Elite Four: Dark, Ghost, Ice, Dragon, and Steel. Here are some basic analyses based on simple pinpointing of weaknesses:

  • Dark : This team will easily be beaten by spamming Fighting or Fairy Pokémon. Bug Pokémon will also work particularly well.
  • Ghost : Dark Pokémon work best here, as would a good Ghost Pokémon, though it would have to be pretty bulky. If you don’t have a good Dark Pokémon ("Absol" IconAbsol is more or less the only good one at this point), you can always just use your Lati or starter and use STAB.
  • Ice : By far the easiest of the three, her Ice Pokémon are not particularly strong as they most will focus on bulk. Fire and Steel Pokémon by far are overpoweringly effective, and Rock and Fighting Pokémon also work well.
  • Dragon : We have mentioned throughout the guide to get a good Dragon or Fairy Pokémon mostly for this one battle. Your Lati will suffice if you kept it, though a Fairy Pokémon - "Mawile" IconMawile and "Azumarill" IconAzumarill in particular - work even better.
  • Steel : Another weakness-piercing fight. Here, Fire is overwhelmingly effective, and Fighting and Ground also work well though Fighting will be in trouble for a few specific instances.

Pick your Pokémon carefully as you can’t change them after accepting the challenge!

Thus, you can generalize your ideal party to the following:

  • A good Fighting Pokémon (e.g. "Breloom" IconBreloom, "Hariyama" IconHariyama, "Medicham" IconMedicham)

  • A good Ghost or Dark Pokémon (e.g. "Banette" IconBanette with Banettite, Absol with Absolite)

  • A good Fire Pokémon (e.g. "Blaziken" IconBlaziken, "Arcanine" IconArcanine, "Ninetales" IconNinetales, "Camerupt" IconCamerupt with Cameruptite)

  • A good Dragon Pokémon (e.g. "Latios" IconLatios, "Latias" IconLatias, "Salamence" IconSalamence, "Hydreigon" IconHydreigon, "Haxorus" IconHaxorus)

  • Anything else you want: this slot ideally would be a starter or Lati

  • Anything else you want: this slot ideally would house your Primal Legendary Pokémon
    To the curious, here are the Pokémon we will mostly spam in each:

  • Dark : Blaziken to begin with, "Gardevoir" IconGardevoir if he falls

  • Ghost : Gardevoir with Shadow Ball

  • Ice : Blaziken; "Pikachu" IconPikachu with Brick Break and Meteor Mash works as a secondary

  • Dragon : Latios and Gardevoir (Latios is much more powerful, so We’ll be spamming him initially at least)

  • Steel : Blaziken and Pikachu
    In terms of Level, you should be following the recommendations we have set above; Level 58+ is suitable for this to put yourself on level with the Champion.

In any case, that’s about it. When you feel you’re ready, go through the doors for the final challenge!

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  • Publisher
    Pokemon Company International
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  • Guide Release
    28 November 2014
  • Last Updated
    7 December 2020
  • Guide Author
    Vincent Lau

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Relive your adventures in Hoenn or start a brand new journey with this re-imagining of a much-loved game. Collect and battle your way to the Pokemon League for the right to challenge the Elite Four. Hunt legendary Pokemon, breed them and become the best Pokemon Master you can be with the help of our guide!

  • A full walkthrough for all badges and the Pokemon League challenges.
  • Side quest information on legendary Pokemon and the different Routes and Caves.
  • Information on breeding, Pokemon Contests, the Battle Maison and much more!
  • Full-color screenshots throughout and useful tips to help you along the way.
  • Comparisons between the original game and remake.

Updates (Aug 2016):

  • Added Encounter Rates to Wild Pokémon table lists as well as general locations making it easier to find your favorite Pokémon.
  • Fixed some formatting issues and general editing.
  • Expanded Introduction with loads of new information.
  • Restructured Extra Activities section (at the end) for easier navigation and reading.

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