How To Beat The Elite Four In Pokémon Brilliant Diamond And Shining Pearl

Pokémon Brilliant Diamond And Shining Pearl Elite Four Screenshot

After overcoming Victory Road, your next challenge will be to conquer the Elite Four in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl on your road to becoming the Sinnoh region Champion.

A screenshot of Aaron from the Elite Four in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl

How To Beat Aaron In Pokémon Brilliant Diamond And Shining Pearl

The first member of the Elite Four that you will face is Aaron, whose team is mostly made up of Bug-type Pokémon. Your best choice here is to rely on both Fire and Flying-type moves to knock out each of his Pokémon.

It is only Drapion that you will need to change your tactics for, as you will need to expose its weakness to Ground-type moves to make sure that your team doesn’t suffer too much damage from it. Earthquake, as always, would be a popular choice to consider.

Aaron’s Team In Pokémon Brilliant Diamond And Shining Pearl

Dustox
Level: 53
Type: Bug and Poison
Hold Item: Black Sludge
Weakness: Fire, Flying, Psychic or Rock

Beautifly
Level: 53
Type: Bug and Flying
Hold Item: Wise Glasses
Weakness: Electric, Fire, Flying, Ice or Rock

Vespiquen
Level: 54
Type: Bug and Flying
Hold Item: Sitrus Berry
Weakness: Electric, Fire, Flying, Ice or Rock

Heracross
Level: 54
Type: Bug and Fighting
Hold Item: Flame Orb
Weakness: Fire, Flying or Psychic

Drapion
Level: 57
Type: Poison and Dark
Hold Item: Scope Lens
Weakness: Ground

A screenshot of Bertha from the Elite Four in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl

How To Beat Bertha In Pokémon Brilliant Diamond And Shining Pearl

When facing Bertha, it was her Quagsire and Whiscash that we had found hardest to overcome. Having chosen Piplup as our starter Pokémon, we came to rely on Technical Machines (TMs) to teach Empoleon Grass Knott – a Grass-type move – so that we could deal four times the damage to them and knock them out quickly.

Other than that, Water-type moves will easily help you keep the upper hand throughout the rest of this battle. Which was good for us, seeing as we had Empoleon to rely on.

Bertha’s Team In Pokémon Brilliant Diamond And Shining Pearl

Quagsire
Level: 55
Type: Water and Ground
Hold Item: Leftovers
Weakness: Grass

Sudowoodo
Level: 56
Type: Rock
Hold Item: Sitrus Berry
Weakness: Fighting, Grass, Ground, Steel or Water

Golem
Level: 56
Type: Rock and Ground
Hold Item: Soft Sand
Weakness: Fighting, Grass, Ground, Ice, Steel or Water

Whiscash
Level: 55
Type: Water and Ground
Hold Item: Rindo Berry
Weakness: Grass

Hippowdon
Level: 59
Type: Ground
Hold Item: Chesto Berry
Weakness: Grass, Ice or Water

A screenshot of Flint from the Elite Four in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl

How To Beat Flint In Pokémon Brilliant Diamond And Shining Pearl

Your third battle is against Flint, who had earlier asked you to re-energise Sunyshore City Gym Leader Volkner’s passion for battling. Now it’s his turn to show you how he earned his place in the Pokémon League as a Fire-type user.

However, he doesn’t solely rely on Fire-type Pokémon. What you will see from Flint’s team below, is that most of his Pokémon are weak to Ground-type moves. You will need to think about Fighting-type moves to counter Lopunny and others to make sure that you can knock out Drifblim with ease.

Flint’s Team In Pokémon Brilliant Diamond And Shining Pearl

Rapidash
Level: 58
Type: Fire
Hold Item: Wide Lens
Weakness: Ground, Rock or Water

Steelix
Level: 57
Type: Steel and Ground
Hold Item: Life Orb
Weakness: Fighting, Fire, Ground or Water

Drifblim
Level: 58
Type: Ghost and Flying
Hold Item: Sitrus Berry
Weakness: Dark, Electric, Ghost, Ice or Rock

Lopunny
Level: 57
Type: Normal
Hold Item: Leftovers
Weakness: Fighting

Infernape
Level: 61
Type: Fire and Fighting
Hold Item: Focus Sash
Weakness: Flying, Ground, Psychic or Water

A screenshot of Lucian from the Elite Four in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl

How To Beat Lucian In Pokémon Brilliant Diamond And Shining Pearl

Lucian’s team are all Psychic-type, although, as you can see from the list below, their weak points differ from each other. You will want to clear his Pokémon as quickly as you can, which seems like an obvious statement to make but this isn’t a battle that you will want to drag out. Make sure to use your strongest moves, and get ready with Fire-type moves once Lucian chooses Bronzong as his next Pokémon.

Lucian’s Team In Pokémon Brilliant Diamond And Shining Pearl

Mr. Mime
Level: 59
Type: Psychic
Hold Item: Light Clay
Weakness: Bug, Dark or Ghost

Girafarig
Level: 59
Type: Normal and Psychic
Hold Item: Mental Herb
Weakness: Bug or Dark

Medicham
Level: 60
Type: Fighting and Psychic
Hold Item: Muscle Band
Weakness: Flying or Ghost

Alakazam
Level: 60
Type: Psychic
Hold Item: Life Orb
Weakness: Bug, Dark or Ghost

Bronzong
Level: 63
Type: Steel and Psychic
Hold Item: Sitrus Berry
Weakness: Fire

Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl are now available exclusively for Nintendo Switch worldwide.

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