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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: 12-06-2020 / 06:10 GMT
Version: 1.3 (????) 11-07-2020 / 01:23 GMT

Only Ground-type Pokémon are super-effective against Electric-types.

As you start heading into Lumiose City again, Shauna will catch up with you and speak with you. She'll direct you to Prism Tower , so take one of the two paths leading toward it. You'll be in a new area. Continue on through to Prism Tower.

Once you arrive there you'll be able to watch Prism Tower's lights activate. It's novel. From there it'll be revealed that Prism Tower itself is the gym. Whenever you're ready to, head on in and take the gym on.

Versus Electric-Type Pokemon

Double Damage : Ground

Normal Damage : Normal, Fire, Water, Grass, Ice, Fighting, Poison, Psychic, Bug, Rock, Ghost, Dragon, Dark, Fairy

Half Damage : Electric, Flying, Steel

No Damage : None

It's an Electric-type gym if you haven't already guessed. Check the above table for recommended Pokémon types to bring or avoid. Ideally, you should have a Ground-type or two - not only do these Pokemon do double damage, but they're immune to Electric moves! Once you're all ready head up the elevator.

Tip #036: Advantage of Electric-type Pokemon

Again, it might be strange discussing why Electric Pokemon are awesome, when they're your enemies, but knowing the enemy's advantage can often an advantage for yourself. Anyway, Electric Pokemon have few weaknesses and are immune to the Paralyse ailment to boot. However they are crippled by Ground-type Pokemon.

First Floor

On the next level it'll be revealed that you need to correctly answer quiz questions to progress through this gym. That or you can purposely fail and battle extra trainers. Your choice really. Either way, step up to the counter and the quiz will begin.

First you'll be asked which Pokémon the shown silhouette corresponded to. It was Pikachu (if you didn't know this, shame on you!), so door three. Head there if you want; if not you can take the other two trainers on too. They are as follows:

Door One Trainer

Pokémon Level Type
Pachirisu 34 Electric

Door Two Trainer

Pokémon Level Type
Stunfisk 34 Ground/Electric

Door Three Trainer

Pokémon Level Type
Dedenne 34 Electric/Fairy

Floor 2

The answer to this question is: Fletchling

Once you answer it correctly you'll proceed to the next floor. Here you'll be given another silhouette that you'll need to guess the identity of. This time it's Fletchling , a Pokemon you should have met very early on, so door one. Feel free to take on the other two trainers beforehand if you want. The trainer list for this floor is as follows:

Door One Trainer

Pokémon Level Type
Raichu 35 Electric

Door Two Trainer

Pokémon Level Type
Magneton 35 Electric/Steel

Door Three Trainer

Pokémon Level Type
Manectric 35 Electric

Floor 3

The answer to this question is: Panpour

Once you choose the correct answer you'll head to the next floor. The next silhouette is tricky because there are three very similar Pokemon, but the correct answer is Panpour , so door three again. You know the drill.

Door One Trainer

Pokémon Level Type
Lanturn 36 Water/Electric

Door Two Trainer

Pokémon Level Type
Electrode 36 Electric

Door Three Trainer

Pokémon Level Type
Ampharos 36 Electric

Floor 4

The silhouette to the left should match Vivillon's on the right (it doesn't here).

Once you choose the correct answer you'll again head to the next floor. This quiz works a little differently. It's asking which silhouette is Vivillon's . It's the second one, so door two it is. The info for the three trainers here is as follows:

Door One Trainer

Pokémon Level Type
Minun 34 Electric

Door Two Trainer

Pokémon Level Type
Plusle 34 Electric

Door Three Trainer

Pokémon Level Type
Pikachu 34 Electric

Once you get it right and head to the next floor, you'll have reached the Gym Leader. Wow! Time to take him on. Good luck and such! Feel free to head back to the Pokemon Center and heal first too. Once you're good to go, go.

Gym Leader Battle! Leader Clemont

Clemont has all sorts of funky gadgets on display.

Pokémon Level Type
Emolga 35 Electric/Flying
Magneton 35 Electric/Steel
Heliolisk 37 Electric/Normal

Heliolisk's Dry Skin negates Water damage, so definitely no Water-types here.

For Emolga, don't use pure Ground-types as it's part Flying-type and thus immune to Ground moves! If your Ground Pokemon has other moves, like Rock-type moves, then ace. Magneton takes quadrule damage from Ground moves, so should be easy to floor. Finally, feel free to smack Heliosk with Fighting-type moves.

Once Clemont's taken care of you'll be given the Voltage Badge. This means that any Pokémon up to Level 70 that you received in a trade will obey. How swell. He'll also hand you TM24 - Thunderbolt. Nice. That's all then!

Head to the elevator and take it to the first floor. Head on outside. We have some serious exploring to do. As you get outside you'll receive a Holo Clip from Sycamore. He'll ask you to meet him at Lysandre Cafe. Let's do that as we're exploring the city!

Guide Information

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

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