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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 (????) 10-07-2020 / 18:01 GMT

Welcome to the lofty home of the Elite Four!

Warning! The upcoming battles require you to have Pokemon that can battle against: Fire, Water, Steel and Dragon types. So we recommend you take the following types in with you before you enter the giant castle!


  • **Water** or Rock (For the Fire chamber)
  • **Electric** or Grass (For the Water chamber)
  • **Ground** or Fire (For the Steel chamber)
  • **Fairy** or Ice (For the Dragon chamber)
  • **Steel** or Ghost (For the Champion)

Note : You may notice we've recommended more types than the number of Pokemon you can field. But don't forget about dual-type Pokemon and you can teach Pokemon moves not of their type too (via TMs or otherwise).

Of course, if you have massively overpowered Pokemon, you can brute force you way through some of the fights too.

You made it to the Elite Four! Congratulate yourself! High five and fist bump yourself! Once you're done being awesome, head into the Pokémon Center and heal up. Stock up on those Revives , Full Restores , Hyper Potions and maybe even Max Potions if any of your Pokémon have enough HP.

When you're all done head back outside. There's a Photo Spot to your east if you want to capture the moment. Once you're ready, head north into the giant freaking palace! Save inside, then head down either hallway and walk into the Pokémon League itself. The door will slam shut behind you; there's no going back now.

Tip #064: The End Or Just The Beginning?

We hope you enjoyed these additional tips scattered around the guide; by this stage, there isn't much advice left for us to tell you. That doesn't mean that your Pokemon adventure is anywhere near the end though - rather, for many, beating the Elite Four and the Champion is just the start of an endless journey of Pokemon self-reflection.

Elite Four

Once you pass the big hallway, there's no going back...

One of the Elite Four will speak with you. Her name's Malva. After speaking with you she'll head into her room awaiting you. You'll then be able to walk around again. There are four rooms to enter, each containing an Elite Four member. You can do them in any order you want.

  • The north-east door leads to the **Blazing Chamber** containing Malva, the **Fire** user.
  • The south-east door leads to the **Flood Chamber** containing Siebold, the **Water** user.
  • The north-west door leads to the **Ironworks Chamber** containing Wikstrom, the **Steel** user.
  • And lastly the south-west door leads to the **Dragonmark Chamber** containing Drasna, the **Dragon** user.

Feel free to enter them in any order you want. It's strongly recommended that between each battle you Revive and heal all of your Pokémon so that you're ready to go for the next one. Remember that Revives don't recover PP , so make sure you won't run out of that with any of your Pokémon otherwise it'll might make things much harder.

Blazing Chamber

The north-east door leads to the Blazing Chamber; through here and you'll fight Malva. Head on up to the circular elevator. Ride it up and you'll come face to face with Malva. Walk up to her and the fight will begin soon enough.

Elite Four Battle!: Elite Four Malva

Pyroar is weak to Fighting, Ground, Rock and Water moves.

Pokémon Level Type
Pyroar 63 Fire/Normal
Torkoal 63 Fire
Chandelure 63 Ghost/Fire
Talonflame 65 Fire/Flying

Note: Malva **** has two Full Restores .

The battle itself is actually quite straightforward. There aren't any real curveballs. Water-types will need to be careful for Pyroar's Wild Charge (Electric), but once Pyroar's down it's clear sailing. Torkoal's Stone Edge (Rock) can be a bit brutal though and Talonflame's Brave Bird (Flying) is fairly damaging too.

If you have Rock-type Pokemon or moves, use them to crack Talonflame for quadruple damage. Otherwise you can keep reviving Pokémon with Revives while it uses Brave Bird, slowly killing itself because of the recoil. Hah, how'd you like that? Once you've swept away her team, head on back out into the main hall and to the next Elite

Flood Chamber

The Flood Chamber's in the south-east door. Walk over to the elevator and it'll take you to the level above. Here you'll find Siebold. Walk up to him and the battle will start.

Elite Four Battle!: Elite Four Siebold

Unlike Lysandre's Gyarados, this one doesn't Mega Evolve. Phew!

Pokémon Level Type
Clawitzer 63 Water
Starmie 63 Water/Psychic
Gyarados 63 Water/Flying
Barbaracle 65 Rock/Water

Note: Siebold has two Full Restores.

Electric and Grass-type Pokemon will trounce this battle easily. Grass-types will need to switch out against Gyarados, due to it being part Flying and having Ice Fang (Ice). Instead, use Electric Pokemon/moves to shock the giant sea dragon for quadruple damage, although you'll need to be fast to not get blasted by its Earthquake (Ground).

When it's Barbaracle's turn, bring back your Grass-typ e because they'll do quadruple damage against this sea creature too. Easy win! Once you've beached Siebold, head on back out into the main hall and seek out the next Elite.

Ironworks Chamber

The north-west door, Ironworks Chamber, is home to the master of Steel-type Pokemon. Once inside move to the elevator and take it to the second floor. You'll find Wikstrom here waiting for you. Go up to him to challenge him to a duel.

Elite Four Battle!: Elite Four Wikstrom

Aegislash can swap between Blade and Shield Forme mid-battle.

Pokémon Level Type
Klefki 63 Steel/Fairy
Probopass 63 Rock/Steel
Scizor 63 Bug/Steel
Aegislash 65 Steel/Ghost

Note: Wikstrom has two Full Restores.

A combination of Ground and Fire-type Pokemon/moves are ideal for this duel. For Klefki and Aegislash, avoid Fighting-types because of their Fairy and Ghost desginations and stick with the aforementioned recommended types. When it's Probopass's turn in the spotlight, hammer it with Ground or Fighting moves for massive damage.

When facing Scizor, this steel-clad bug won't like your Fire-type Pokemon/moves at all. Once you've shattered Wilkstrom's iron will, head on back out into the main hall. Enter whichever room you want to next.

Dragonmark Chamber

Through the south-west door you'll find Dragonmark Chamber. Head on over to the elevator and ride it up a floor. On the floor above you'll find a calm lady, Drasna. Walk up to her to witness the fury of her Dragon Pokemon.

Elite Four Battle!: Elite Four Drasna

Altaria is weak to Rock, Ice, Dragon and Fairy moves; especially Ice.

Pokémon Level Type
Dragalge 63 Poison/Dragon
Altaria 63 Dragon/Flying
Druddigon 63 Dragon
Noivern 65 Flying/Dragon

Note: Drasna has two Full Restores.

Fairy Pokemon will laugh in Drasna's face; Ice-types too. However your Fairy will need to be careful with Dragagle as it's part Poison - have your Ice, Psychic or Ground-type Pokemon smother it out. From there, it's a clean sweep for your Fairy or Ice Pokemon. Altaria and Noivern in particular won't survive your Ice Pokemon.

Once you've weathered the draconic storm, head on back out into the main hall. Enter whichever room you want to next.

The Champion

After beating all of the Elite Four, the door to the Champion will open. Obviously heal up and when you're ready to, head on through!

Radiant Chamber

Walk up to the elevator and take it up to the next level. Here you'll find the Champion! Walk up to her. After she speaks with you, the battle will begin! Prepare yourself (as she's also got a full pack of six Pokémon to fight with)!

Champion Battle!: Champion Diantha

Tyrantrum is weak to Fighting, Ground, Steel, Ice, Dragon and Fairy moves.

Pokémon Level Type
Hawlucha 64 Fighting/Flying
Tyrantrum 65 Rock/Dragon
Aurorus 65 Rock/Ice
Gourgeist 65 Ghost/Grass
Goodra 66 Dragon
Gardevoir 68 Psychic/Fairy

Notes: Diantha has two Full Restores . Gardevoir holds a Gardevoirite meaning that it can Mega Evolve .

Hawluchua has a curious typing, but you can safely smack it in the face with Psychic and Electric Pokemon/moves, plus Ice, Rock and Fairy if your Pokemon are fast/durable. For Tyrantrum, you can target its Rock or Dragon type separately; your Ice-types will be in slight danger though because of its Rock typing and Grass only does x1 damage.

Aurorus is easy if you pummel it with Fighting or Steel-type moves for 4x damage. Avoid Grass Pokemon because of its Ice-typing and be wary of fielding Water-types too because of its Thunder (electric). Gourgeist is another Pokemon whose types ( Ghost and Grass ) you can consider separately.

Goodra is pure Dragon (the only Pokemon not dual-typed here!) so should be easy to figure out (hint: Fairy!). Be wary of fielding an Ice-type because it has Fire and Fighting moves. Finally we come to Gardevoir, who will Mega Evolve into Mega Gardevoir ! Take her out with Ghost or Steel Pokemon if you have them.

After defeating Diantha, she'll lead you up the elevator. You'll appear in the Kalos' Hall of Fame! Head on up and record your Pokémon. From there, you'll skip to a cinematic. Bask in the glory! As the ceremony winds down, the giant from before, AZ , will appear and challenge you! Let's do it!

Trainer Battle!: Pokemon Trainer AZ

Looks like you've got one final opponent before you see the end credits...

Pokémon Level Type
Torkoal 60 Fire
Golurk 60 Ground/Ghost
Sigilyph 60 Psychic/Flying

Compared to Diantha or even the Elite Four, AZ is easy mode. Except for Golurk , you should've encountered all of his Pokemon before, so just whip him into shape with your Champion-beating team. After winning another cinematic will play. Cry! Stream tears down your face! Once the cinematic finishes, the credits will roll.

After the credits end you'll be back at the main menu. Head back into the game if you want! There's still some things to do!

Congratulations! You've completed the main story of Pokemon X or Y and you're the new champion!

Guide Information

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

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