After getting through all the gym battles in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond/Shining Pearl, it’s finally time to face down the Pokémon League. Otherwise known as the Elite Four and the Champion. Since there’s no stopping to head to the Pokémon Center to heal, you need to know the Elite Four weaknesses if you want to succeed.
The Elite Four Weaknesses in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond/Shining Pearl
Before you kick off your seemingly endless battle with the Elite Four, be sure that all of your Pokémon are ready. Max out the friendships you need to level everyone up so that they’re at their best. A team that’s at least Level 55 is a safe bet. Also, you’ll want to have a good deal of items since the Elite Four will make use of their healing items. Keep a lot of Max Potions, Max Revives, and Max Elixirs, for example.
Now that we’re prepped on that end, let’s look at the Elite Four’s Pokémon and their weaknesses. This is for your first encounter with the trainers.
#1. Elite Four Aaron
Aaron is mainly a Bug-type Pokémon trainer, but his highest level stands in contrast to that.
|Dustox||Bug/Poison||53||Fire, Flying, Rock, Psychic|
|Beautifly||Bug/Flying||53||Electric, Fire, Flying, Ice|
|Vespiquen||Bug/Flying||53||Electric, Fire, Flying, Ice|
|Heracross||Bug/Fighting||54||Fairy, Fire, Flying, Psychic|
#2. Elite Four Bertha
Bertha focuses largely on using Ground-type Pokémon.
|Sudowoodo||Rock||56||Fighting, Grass, Ground, Steel, Water|
|Golem||Rock/Ground||56||Fighting, Grass, Ground, Ice, Steel, Water|
|Hippowdon||Ground||59||Grass, Ice, Water|
#3. Elite Four Flint
The third Elite Four fight in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond/Shining Pearl enjoys fire-type. But Flint only has two, so versatility is key to taking advantage of his weaknesses.
|Rapidash||Fire||58||Ground, Rock, Water|
|Steelix||Steel/Ground||57||Fighting, Fire, Ground, Water|
|Drifblim||Ghost/Flying||58||Dark, Electric, Ghost, Ice, Rock|
|Infernape||Fire/Fighting||61||Flying, Ground, Psychic, Water|
#4. Elite Four Lucian
Lucian specializes in Psychic-type Pokémon. All of his Pokémon have the ability.
|Mr. Mime||Psychic/Fairy||59||Ghost, Poison, Steel|
|Medicham||Fighting/Psychic||60||Fairy, Flying, Ghost|
|Alakazam||Psychic||60||Bug, Dark, Ghost|
|Bronzong||Steel/Psychic||63||Dark, Fire, Ghost, Ground|
Once you defeat the Elite Four in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond/Shining Pearl the first time, you’ll (hopefully) be ready to take on the Champion.
In Pokémon Brilliant Diamond/Shining Pearl, focusing on the weaknesses of the Elite Four is vital. As they mix things up, so should you. Just keep in mind the Pokémon we highlighted here and what they’re weak to. That way, you’ll come out of this with minimal bumps and bruises.
Pokémon Brilliant Diamond/Shining Pearl is available on Nintendo Switch.