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Towers of Two Fists: Dark

Ben Chard
Vincent Lau

Single-Strike Style.

When we last left off, you should have become best buds with "Kubfu" IconKubfu. With Mustard’s permission, you can now challenge the Tower of Water or the Tower of Darkness, which will unlock "Kubfu" IconKubfu’s true potential.

Before heading for your chosen tower, you should Level Up "Kubfu" IconKubfu to at least Level 30 before defeating the Champion or Level 70 after defeating the Champion. There are numerous ways to do so, such as defeating trainers in the main story or feeding it Exp. Candy from Max Raid Battles (there was also a limited-time Mystery Gift that rewarded 100 large candies).

To the Tower of Darkness

The Tower of Darkness isn't too far from the Training Lowlands.

If you don’t have a bike that can traverse water, you’ll need to cut through the Forest of Focus again to reach the Training Lowlands (for directions, refer to the second trial, where you had to pick the Max Mushrooms). Or use the flying taxi to instantly travel to the Training Lowlands.

If you end up going through the forest, turn right when you enter the lowlands to find the stairs to Challenge Road. Otherwise, if you used the taxi, turn around and head towards the forest. After going up the slope, turn left. From here, the stairs to Challenge Road should be directly ahead.

Regardless of your route, climb up the stairs until you reach the place where there was a scenic spot. Next, go up the nearby slope on the left. There will be stairs up ahead that lead to the Tower of Darkness. If you go left from the bottom of the stairs, you can find a Muscle Band.

Alternatively, if your bike is capable of traversing water, turn right while at the Soothing Wetlands, and head for Brawler’s Cave. If you recall, this is where a scenic spot was. Get on your bike and go across the river to the other side of the cave. Next, turn right and follow the path as it goes up and around. Eventually you’ll arrive high up on Challenge Road.

From here, go up the slope on the left to find the stairs to the Tower of Darkness. By the way, if you turn right as soon as you exit Brawlers’ Cave, there’s a Metal Coat past the tall grass, along the left side. Also, if you go behind the tower, you can find a TR95 Throat Chop and some Black Glasses.

In any case, speak to the dojo student in front of the tower to begin the trial. Ensure you’re thoroughly prepared because there’s no backing out once you’re inside!

Tower of Darkness

Enter this tower if you desire to be consumed by the darkness.

Master Dojo Student

Pokémon Level Type
"Zorua" IconZorua 23~65 Dark

A super-easy foe when it has no Pokémon to hide behind. Knock it silly with Brick Break, Close Combat etc. Just be mindful of Sucker Punch, which lets it go first–but it shouldn’t deal much damage.

Master Dojo Student

Pokémon Level Type
"Scraggy" IconScraggy 24~66 Dark/Fighting

Again, nothing too strenous. "Scraggy" IconScraggy might be a Fighting-type in addition to Dark, but it won’t affect how much damage you inflict or receive. Hit it with "Kubfu" IconKubfu’s best Fighting-type move.

Master Dojo Student

Pokémon Level Type
"Inkay" IconInkay 25~67 Dark/Psychic

"Inkay" IconInkay is slightly trickier since it’s part Psychic, so your Fighting-type moves will do neutral damage. Don’t worry about receiving super-effective Psychic damage, as "Inkay" IconInkay doesn’t carry any Psychic moves. Stick with Fighting-type moves for STAB.

Master Dojo Student

Pokémon Level Type
"Krookodile" IconKrookodile 26~68 Ground/Dark

Finally, a Pokémon that’s evolved. Fighting-type moves are still king, but watch out for Protect, which can waste your PP. This can be annoying if you use Close Combat, but there’s only one more fight after this.

Dojo Master Mustard

Pokémon Level Type
"Kubfu" IconKubfu 30~70 Fighting

It’s a "Kubfu" IconKubfu versus "Kubfu" IconKubfu fight! Hopefully you kept Aerial Ace, as it’s super-effective against "Kubfu" IconKubfu. But it’s not necessary as even Brick Break does the same amount of damage with STAB. Avoid Close Combat unless your "Kubfu" IconKubfu is much higher Level than its opponent, because of the Defense drop.

Chances are Mustard’s "Kubfu" IconKubfu will use Aerial Ace for super-effective damage. However, if you trained your "Kubfu" IconKubfu well, it should survive with enough HP. Note that if you deal enough damage to one-shot Mustard’s "Kubfu" IconKubfu (by being super high Level or using Counter), it will survive with its Focus Sash.

Beat up Mustard and you’ll be allowed to read the Scroll of Darkness at the back of the room. This will instantly evolve "Kubfu" IconKubfu into the Single-Strike Style "Urshifu" IconUrshifu. You’ll also receive Mustard’s League Card. Afterwards, you’ll be automatically taken to the Fields of Honor, outside the Master Dojo.


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    15 November 2019
  • Last Updated
    4 January 2023
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Welcome to our comprehensive strategy guide for Pokémon: Sword and Shield, the latest entries in the Pokémon video game franchise. Our guide also incorporates all the DLC, including the Isle of Armor and brand new Crown Tundra DLC.

In Sword and Shield, you explore the Galar region, based on the United Kingdom, alongside rivals Hop, Bede and Marnie, with the aim to dethrone the Pokémon League Champion.

The games introduce several new features such as Dynamaxing and Gigantamaxing, functions that increase size and change forms of certain Pokémon; the Wild Area, a large open world with free camera movement; and raids with co-op battling. They also reintroduce features previously seen in Sun and Moon and Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Let’s Go, Eevee!, such as regional variants and roaming Pokémon depicted in the overworld.

Brand New October 2020:

Version 1.2

  • A Complete Walkthrough of the Isle of Armor.
  • Details of all 16 new Wild Areas, including Pokémon encounter rates.
  • All the new Max Raid Dens: Locations and Featured Pokémon.
  • Images and Locations of All 150 of the Missing Diglett.
  • The Isle of Armor Pokédex (featuring 100 Returning Pokémon).
  • Recipes for the Cram-o-matic.
  • A Full Walkthrough featuring Pokémon encounter rates.
  • All Gym Encounters and Strategies.
  • New Items: Mints & Natures Explained.
  • Post Game content including Champion Cup.
  • Dynamaxing and Gigantamaxing.
  • The Galar Region Pokédex (featuring 400 Pokemon).

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