This is a guide for defeating Professor Sada at the end of Area Zero in Pokémon Scarlet. We’ll explain what Pokémon she uses, their moves and the best Pokémon to counter them!
Recommended Pokémon for Professor Sada
Sada has a varied team of Paradox Pokémon, so you’ll need a varied team yourself. At the very least, we suggest bringing a Fairy and a Fighting type.
Your Pokémon should be Level 66 or higher, since Sada’s Pokémon are all Level 66 to start with.
Here are some Pokémon you could use, if you’re low on ideas:
- The Level 75 Tera at Dalizapa Passage, in the underground tunnel. A good all-rounder that’s super-effective against two of Sada’s Pokémon.
- The Level 65 Tera at Colonnade Hollow. An excellent Ground type.
- The Level 65 Tera at North Province (Area Two). A sneaky Ghost type that can absorb one hit with Disguise.
- , a Flying and Steel type. Common within Area Zero. Can wall Sada’s first Pokémon.
- Farigiraf, a Normal and Psychic type. You can occasionally find them in Area Zero or evolve the commonly found there.
- Scream Tail, a Fairy and Psychic type common within Area Zero, especially towards the end. Sometimes you have to fight fire with fire!
- , or , all Bug types found in Area Zero.
What Pokémon does Professor Sada have?
This ancient Volcarona is a Bug and Fighting type. For attacks, it can use to deal Bug damage and lower your Attack, to deal Bug damage and restore its own health, to trip up heavy targets and just in case.
Flying types are ideal, since they deal quadruple damage. Fire and Fairy are also solid picks.
We recommend fielding a Ghost type. Steel is a bit risky because of Drain Punch.
Another ancient Pokémon that you fought along the way here. Sada’s can use for Grass STAB and to steal HP, Sucker Punch to try and attack first if you’re readying an attack move, Payback for increased damage if it goes second and to punish Fire and Poison types.
Bug types are perfect, since they deal 4x damage. Ice, Fairy, Flying and Fighting are good choices too.
No singular type is completely safe here. Options include fielding a Pokémon that’s Normal (to resist Shadow Ball) and a second type: Farigiraf and Grafaiai come to mind. Or a Pokémon with high Special Defense and/or can set up .
Ground types are great here. Grass is also good.
Fairy types are its bane, dealing quadruple damage and resisting its STAB moves. Fighting also works.
After defeating Sada, it’s not quite over just yet. As you’ll face one more challenge!