What is the best strategy for beating the elite four?

  1. I got past most of the people but i got stuck on cynthia. Her garchomp owned my team. I had 4 infernapes, 1 giratina, and 1 fearow.

    User Info: foofinators

    foofinators - 8 years ago

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  1. Garchomp is a Ground-Dragon type, which means its ground attacks will wipe out your Fire-types easily. And although Giratina is part Ghost-type, both it and Garchomp are dragons and are vulnerable to each other's Dragon-type attacks.

    My suggestion to you would be as follows:
    Pelipper with Surf and Fly

    Rapidash with Flame Wheel or Flamethrower (choose based on Atk and Sp. Atk stats)

    Hippopotas/Hippowdon or Graveler/Golem with Earthquake (if Hippopotas/Hippowdon, make sure it has Yawn also)

    Luxray with Thunderbolt or Thunderfang or Electabuzz with Thunderpunch or Thunderbolt

    Glalie with Ice Beam or Ice Fang

    Weavile with Dark Pulse or Night Slash (and possibly Icy Wind, too)

    Not the best team, but they also have fewer weaknesses than dual-types. Besides driving through the Elite Four, they should also be adequate for Cynthia, too. The strongest moves (Surf, Earthquake, etc.) should be usable for more than just the type-matchups they're best suited for.

    Good luck.

    User Info: starknight75

    starknight75 (Expert) - 8 years ago 2 0


  1. Ha? you have 4 pokemon same, but you have many type to beat cyhntia pokemon, for giratina is not useful in there because my party pokemon faint but my empeleon is strong can beat all pokemon chyntia alone .

    User Info: andibad

    andibad - 8 years ago 1 3
  2. 1 iInfernape is more than enough for the elite4.
    The giratina will be weak against garchomp (which is faster than giratina) so i would suggest trying to take that out with a floatzel (its really fast & can lear ice moves that will pwn) or some other fast ice pkmn.
    Umbreon can help against elite4 cause it can learn decent move set & can take a beating with its high spec. def & def so it works well as hp slave if neccessary.

    User Info: nEHTa

    nEHTa - 8 years ago 1 0
  3. Ground weak water. But i have lot data weakness pokemon. I will post again.
    good luck
    training hard you pokemon it will win. So wait what . . . . . . . . . . . . . ??

    User Info: andibad

    andibad - 8 years ago 1 3
  4. Torterra that knows Earthquake, Crunch, Rock climb, and Leaf storm at LV.66 minimum

    Garchomp that knows Slash, Dragon rush, Dig, and Crunch at LV.62 minimum

    Quagsire that knows Waterfall, Earthquake, Surf, and strength at LV.60 minimum

    Weavile that knows Dark pulse, Icywind, Faint attack, and Metal claw at LV.62 minimum

    Staraptor that Knows Aerial ace, Brave bird, Close combat, and Fly at LV.60 minimum

    And Houndoom that knows Fire fang, Fire blast, Faint attack, and Bite at LV.60 minimum

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    budkeisler - 8 years ago 1 0
  5. Use giratina to beat garchomp and get revival herbs just incase from eterna herb shop just in case and have a better balence 4 infernapes is pushing it a bit get a water grass and electric type to replace the weakest 3 and keep 1.

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    blades2122 - 7 years ago 1 0
  6. Hmm... If you have one of the Eevee evolutions, teach it shadow ball to take down Spiritomb. Better yet, If you have Vaporeon or Glaceon ( I used a Vaporeon) , it should have ice beam to take down Garchomp, Togekiss, or even Roserade. Keep one of the Infernapes and teach it a good fighting move like close combat to defeat Lucario. Also, get a good grass or electric type like Raichu, Luxray, or Roserade for Milotic. Here was the team I used for the Elite 4 and Cynthia and did just fine:

    Fireblazer/INFERNAPE Lvl 54: Flamethrower, Earthquake, Close Combat, Rock Smash

    Leef/ROSERADE Lvl 54: Magical Leaf, Giga Drain, Sludge Bomb, Cut

    Stardust/STARAPTOR Lvl 55: Brave Bird, Fly, Defog, Swift

    Tsunami/VAPOREON Lvl 54: Ice Beam, Shadow Ball, Surf, Waterfall

    Sparky/PIKACHU Lvl 54: Thunderbolt, Thunder Punch, Dig, Strength

    Zen/LUCARIO Lvl 55: Aura Sphere, Iron Tail, Dark Pulse, Rock Climb

    Hope this helps!

    User Info: fenixfire100

    fenixfire100 - 7 years ago 1 0
  7. If the only problem is the Garchomp... just get a good Ice or dragon pokemon. Preferably ice, since Garchomp is 4x weak to ice.

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    crazygamer999 - 7 years ago 1 0
  8. That and 4 infernapes is way too much to use. you only need one.
    and one more point...Electric is needed for that hateful Milotic.

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    crazygamer999 - 7 years ago 1 0
  9. I beat the elite four first time with these pokemon:

    Torterra- Lv. 59 Moveset: Leaf Storm, Return, Earthquake, Synthesis
    Giratina- Lv. 56 Moveset: Shadow Claw, Dragon Pulse, Fly, Shadow Force
    Luxray- Lv. 33 Moveset: Charge Beam, Charge, Spark, Bite
    Lucario- Lv. 32 Moveset: Focus Blast, Me First, Iron Tail, Reversal
    Uxie- Lv. 51 Moveset: Yawn, Dream Eater, Future Sight, Extrasensory
    Azelf- Lv. 50 Moveset: Swift, Sleep Talk, Future Sight, Torment

    If your lucky enough to have these pokemon with these movesets at these levels or higher (which I highly doubt, but it could happen) then the rest is up to your strategy

    Hope this helps:

    User Info: Tadrina

    Tadrina - 7 years ago 1 0

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