Recommended Levels: 46-57
Local Trainers Pokémon
|Lass Andrea||672||Ludicolo Lv. 42|
|Beauty Tiffany||2,296||Golduck Lv. 41, Wailord Lv. 41|
|Beauty Bridget||2,408||Gorebyss Lv. 43|
|Beauty Connie||2,408||Huntail Lv. 43|
|Lady Brianna||4,920||Clamperl Lv. 41, Corsola Lv. 41|
|Beauty Olivia||2,408||Starmie Lv. 43|
|Lass Crissy||656||Luvdisc Lv. 39, Seadra Lv. 41|
|Poké Fan Marissa||2,752||Azumarill Lv. 43|
Much like the Ruby/Sapphire version of this Gym, the puzzle in this Gym - when you approach it after the first step of stairs - is to simply step on each icy tile one time.
Use the diagrams to figure out where to go and how. We will note that, if you wish to fight most of the Gym Trainers, fall at least once.
And, of course, at the end lies…
BOSS: Gym Leader Wallace
|Luvdisc Lv. 44||Water||Water Pulse, Attract, Sweet Kiss, Draining Kiss|
|Whiscash Lv. 44||Water/Ground||Mud Sport, Waterfall, Zen Headbutt, Earthquake|
|Sealeo Lv. 44||Water/Ice||Encore, Body Slam, Aurora Beam, Waterfall|
|Seaking Lv. 44||Water||Aqua Ring, Rain Dance, Waterfall, Horn Drill|
|Milotic Lv. 46||Water||Hydro Pump, Disarming Voice, Recover, Ice Beam|
Rewards : $5,520; Rain Badge; HM05 (Waterfall)
For the record, most of these Pokémon should be able to be unilaterally defeated by your Cosplay Pikachu (particularly with Light Ball), Sceptile, a different Grass Pokémon such as Breloom or Vileplume, another Electric Pokémon such as Magnezone, or Primal Kyogre with Thunder.
Luvdisc is mostly about an initial weakening of your party: it can potentially force you into Infatuation before Sweet Kissing you and Water Pulsing you to death. The latter can cause Confusion and you really don’t want both (Infatuated + Confused means a 1/4 chance of attacking).
Taking out Luvdisc before the damage can accumulate is crucial; as usual, a One-Hit KO is preferable. Any of your starters should be able to manage this with a STAB attack. (Blaziken can do his with with Sky Uppercut or Brick Break.)
Whiscash is here to screw over Electric Pokémon, because of his immunity to Electric and because Mud Sport weakens Electric moves. A good Grass attack would be nice to take care of this, or just a general nuking/STAB attack. Nothing special to note otherwise, really.
Beware Sealeo’s Encore and just starter-STAB him to death. (Again, Blaziken will get his in with Fighting.) Or just generally STAB. Nothing special.
Seaking likes to make this team into what its made for; a Rain Dance team. Sort of. Notice how there are two Swift Swim Pokémon on this team.
Only Seaking actually benefits though, barring Water’s power boost, which isn’t too bad if you don’t keep a Fire/Rock/Ground Pokémon around. Of course, Rain Dance also helps you, giving STAB Water attacks on Whiscash a chance, and making Thunder 100% accurate.
Horn Drill is a One-Hit KO move with its accuracy being equal to [User Lv. - Target Lv. + 30]%. If you have a Lv. 74+ Pokémon, you will avoid Horn Drill’s One Hit KO chance altogether, but that’s significant overleveling. Your highest level Pokémon with a STAB attack will do.
Milotic is the cornerstone of Wallace’s team, mostly a wall Pokémon whenever it’s used, particularly towards Sp. Def. Here, Recover’s presence alongside several healing items is no help to you at all.
For the most part, you’ll either sink this gal in one hit or however long it takes Recover’s PP to run out, whichever comes first, and it’ll hopefully be the former since she’ll more or less force out Recover whenever she falls below half HP.
So general nuking tactics - preferably from Physical-oriented Pokémon and preferably Grass/Electric moves - will be the general tactic here. No surprise here.
After the battle, Wallace will give you the Rain Badge , which makes all Pokémon, even traded ones, obey you without question. It also allows you to use HM05 (Waterfall) out of battle, which he’ll give you.
Waterfall not only allows you… well, to climb waterfalls, but it also is a good physical Water move, particularly if you have Swampert.
So, in any case, we have eight Gym Badges! At last!