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Pokémon: X & Y
Strategy Guide

Author(s): Daniel Chaviers
Editor(s): Andrew Mills
First Published: 01-11-2013 / 00:00 GMT
Last Updated: 10-09-2020 / 02:15 GMT
Version: 1.3 (????) 19-09-2020 / 16:00 GMT

Versus Fighting-type Pokemon

Double Damage : Flying, Psychic, Fairy

Normal Damage : Normal, Fire, Water, Grass, Electric, Ice, Fighting, Poison, Ground, Ghost, Dragon, Steel

Half Damage : Bug, Rock, Dark

No Damage : None

The skaters follow a set path, so observe, then give chase with your own Roller Skates!

The skaters follow a set path, so observe, then give chase with your own Roller Skates!

Here we are at the third gym! Look keen! This is a Fighting-type gym, so the types listed above are good or bad, depending on which ones you’re looking at. The gym itself is a roller skating arena. Move up to the rail, then got on your roller skates and charge at it. You’ll jump on and slide to the other side.

As roller skaters move past they’ll challenge you. Each has their own set path and you need to defeat them all before you can challenge the leader, as pieces of a bridge slowly move into place with each trainer beaten. The member that will move by the point where you entered the arena is as follows:

Gym Member Battle: Roller Skater Kate

Pokémon Level Type
Meditite 28 Fighting/Psychic
Mienfoo 28 Fighting

The one moving around the three cones to your west is keen for some battles too.

Gym Member Battle: Roller Skater Shun

Pokémon Level Type
Pancham 27 Fighting
Throh 27 Fighting
Machoke 27 Fighting

There’s another person to the north, doing a sort of figure eight. Get in her way and she’ll take you on.

Gym Member Battle: Roller Skater Rolanda

Pokémon Level Type
Sawk 27 Fighting
Hariyama 29 Fighting

Head to the south-west area of the arena to find the last of the gym members. Here we go!

Gym Member Battle: Roller Skater Dash

Pokémon Level Type
Heracross 30 Bug/Fighting

After defeating the fourth and final gym member, you’ll be able to reach Korrina in the centre of the gym. Ride the rail there, although you might want to head back to the Pokémon Center and heal and stock up on items. Once you’re ready to go, speak with her!

Gym Leader Battle! Leader Korrina

There’s more to Korrina than meets the eye…

There’s more to Korrina than meets the eye…

Pokémon Level Type
Mienfoo 29 Fighting
Machoke 28 Fighting
Hawlucha 32 Fighting/Flying

Sigilyph is the perfect Pokemon to bring with its Psychic and Flying type moves.

Sigilyph is the perfect Pokemon to bring with its Psychic and Flying type moves.

Note: Korrina can use Two Hyper Potions mid-battle to heal her Pokémon.

Mienfoo and Machoke are a simple affair, being pure Fighting-types, so just refer to the type list to see where you stand. Hawlucha is slightly more complicated, since it’s a Flying-type too, but it barely makes a difference for your Psychic, Flying or Fairy-type Pokemon.

After defeating Leader Korrina, you’ll receive the Rumble Badge . This means that any Pokemon up to Level 50 that you received in a trade will obey. Do a little dance! You’ll also be able to use Surf outside of battle. As well as that you’ll get give TM98 - Power-Up Punch for your efforts.

Back to the Tower of Mastery

Now that you’re all done; she’ll ask you to battle her for a third freaking time, back in the Tower of Mastery. Put your skates back on and take the south rail out of the area. You’ll wind up back at the start of the gym. Head outside, heal your Pokemon then head to the top of the Tower of Mastery.

Make sure you stop by the third room on the way up and talk to the guy with purple hair. He’ll give you TM47 - Low Sweep . Once you’re at the top of the tower, talk with Korrina and she’ll give you a Mega Ring . Now you can mega evolve. OH YEAH! Turns out Korrina’s Lucario also wants to fight for you, so let’s try it out! Let the battle begin!

Trainer Battle: Successor Korrina

Korrina’s Lucario comes with Lucarionite, meaning it’s ready to Mega Evolve from the bat!

Korrina’s Lucario comes with Lucarionite, meaning it’s ready to Mega Evolve from the bat!

Pokémon Level Type
Lucario 32 Fighting/Steel

Easy Win! When the battle begins; enter the Fight screen and click the Mega Evolution button. From there, choose your move and attack! Just use Power-Up Punch twice now and you should win. Easy; but it was only meant to be a tutorial. If you lose, no sweat; it’s not a real battle.

After that epic battle, you’ll be asked by Korrina if you wish to take the Lucario you just fought with, with you. Obviously say yes! After that you’ll be done talking, so head back outside. It’s time to head out of Shalour City. Take the east exit, to Route 12!

As you’re leaving, your rival will appear and give you HM03 - Surf . This is one of the better HMs for sure, doing impressive damage in battle and letting you travel across water on the field. Teach it to your best Water Pokemon and never look back (until you get Scald or Waterfall)!

Tip #029: Mega Evolution

After receiving the Mega Ring , you can Mega Evolve Pokemon! Not all Pokemon can Mega Evolve, but those that can must be holding onto a Mega Stone - in Lucario’s case, the Lucarionite. If you have a Lucario already, feel free to give it the Lucarionite. Also note that only one Pokemon can Mega Evolve per battle, but in the main story, one’s well enough!

Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Pokemon Company International
  • Platforms
  • Genre
  • Guide Release
    1 November 2013
  • Last Updated
    10 September 2020
  • Guide Author
    Daniel Chaviers

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Become the ultimate Pokémon champion with our greatest Pokémon strategy guide yet. Inside we cover:

  • Everything that's new to Pokémon X & Y.
  • 5 amazing tips to get your Pokémon collecting off to a blistering start.
  • Every single route, trainer battle and hidden shortcuts are covered.
  • What Pokémon can be found on what routes (both versions).
  • How to beat every single gym leader without breaking a sweat.
  • Where to find all those hidden items.
  • The locations of every single legendary Pokémon!
  • Where to find all of the amazing Mega Stones.
  • Pokémon-Amie, Super Training, Battle Chateau etc all covered!
  • Accompanied by over 240 super high-quality screenshots!
  • Additional details on the elusive event Pokemon distributions.
  • Encounter rates for finding wild Pokemon.
  • Videos for all the Gym Leader and Elite Four battles, plus legendary and shiny Pokemon.
  • Dozens of additional tips and reminders throughout the main walkthrough.
  • How to solve crime with the Looker Bureau in the post-game.
  • Full breakdown on how to breed the perfect Pokémon of your dreams!
  • How to catch those insanely rare Shiny Pokémon!
  • List of all the really helpful (and free) O-Powers.

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