This page details how to beat the fourth and final member of the Elite Four, Hassel. This is a part of the Pokémon League’s Champion Assessment and comes at the end of the Victory Road Walkthrough.
Below you’ll find information on Hassel’s Pokémon and what Pokémon you should bring in to counter his!
Recommended Pokémon for Elite Four Hassel
Hassel is a Dragon type expert. Therefore you’ll want to confront him with Fairy and Ice types. Maybe Dragon types if you’re feeling daring (or have high Level ones).
His Pokémon are around Level 60, so you should aim to bring Pokémon of around Level 60+ into the fight.
Here are some Pokémon suggestions:
- The Level 75 Tera at the far eastern edge of Paldea. Can solo roughly half the team with .
- The Level 65 Tera at Colonnade Hollow, east from Porto Marinada. Can solo the other half with Outrage.
- The Level 75 Tera at Dalizapa Passage, in the underground tunnel. Not a Fairy or Ice or even a Dragon type. But its can one-shot two of Hassel’s Dragons. Can become Ice when Terastallized.
- Tinkaton, a Fairy and Steel type. Not super strong (ignoring Gigaton Hammer) but resists most attacks that Fairy types are weak to. You can evolve a Tinkatuff caught from North Province (Area One).
What Pokémon does Elite Four Hassel have?
|Baxcalibur||61||DragonIce (Tera Type: Dragon )|
Ice Pokémon are fantastic, since they deal 4x damage. Fairy and Rock types are also great. However, beware that Noivern is fast and loves using Super Fang to drop your Pokémon to half health, so avoid fielding your trump card at the start, unless it can outspeed Noivern!
Ice types are the best choice, for their 4x damage. Otherwise, go with Fairy types.
For his last stand, Hassel will send out and swiftly Terastallize his Baxcalibur. Normally a Dragon and Ice type, it’ll become a pure Dragon type, enhancing its Dragon attacks and retaining its Ice type STAB.
For attacks, it can use its signature move Glaive Rush, which deals heavy Dragon damage, but renders it vulnerable on the next turn: all attacks will hit it, regardless of accuracy, and deal double damage.
Fairy types are highly recommended, so you don’t get hit by Tera-boosted Glaive Rush. Otherwise, if your Pokémon does get hit, you should be fine so long as it’s not your only Pokémon. On the next turn, you can deal massive damage to Baxcalibur due to the secondary effect of Glaive Rush.
After defeating Hassel, you’ll have triumphed against the Elite Four. Yet one more challenge awaits until you’re a Champion yourself–and that’s the Top Champion, Geeta!