Combee’s Path of Solitude

Quick Tips

Make sure Combee is at least level 80. Over leveling is highly recommended for this challenge.

Max Combee’s Effort Values for Speed, HP, Special Attack, and Special Defense.

The move Ominous Wind is the best attack Combee can use for this challenge.

Combee’s Challenge

Combee faces a level 80 Onix in this Path of Solitude challenge.

Onix is a Rock/Ground-type Pokémon. Onix has a weakness to Ice, Fighting, and Steel-type attacks, and is x4 weak against Water and Grass-type moves. Additionally, it is immune to Electric-type attacks. Unfortunately, Combee cannot learn any super-effective attacks to use against Onix.

Recommendations & Advantages

Combee is at quite the disadvantage in this challenge. Onix will only use the move Stealth Rock, which is both super-effective against Combee and will deal significant damage over time. Additionally, Onix may sometimes use a strong-style Stealth Rock at the beginning of the battle, which has the ability to one-hit KO for lower-level Combee. As Onix is level 80 in this challenge, moves should be fully mastered and ready to use in battle.

As Combee has access to three moves, Ominous Wind is the best move to use out of the three. Struggle Bug does not deal enough damage, and Onix has slight resistance to the Flying-type move Gust. Additionally, Ominous Wind has a chance to increase Combee’s attack and defensive stats in battle. Using two strong-style Ominous Wind attacks around level 95 seem to deal enough damage to complete this challenge.

Increasing Defense and HP Effort Values (EVs) will allow Combee to endure more attacks in this challenge. Increasing EVs for Speed will ensure that it can attack quickly. Increasing Special Attack EVs will allow Ominous Wind to deal more damage as well.

Other recommendations include:

  • Level up Combee to at least Level 80 in order to either match or outlevel Onix.
    • Unless you are looking for a challenge, you should at least match your opponent’s level.
    • It is recommended to level Combee up beyond level 95 for this challenge.
  • Increase of Effort Values (EVs) for Speed, HP, Defense, and Special Attack.
    • Leveling speed ensures Combee can attack quickly.
    • Combee will need to endure at least one attack. Increasing HP and Defense will ensure that it can.
    • An increase to Special Attack will allow its moves to deal more damage to Onix.
    • With Grit items, you can upgrade your Effort Values. A variety of activities can be carried out in order to obtain these items, such as defeating wild Pokémon and releasing captured Pokémon.
    • Effort Values significantly increase stats when reaching an EV level of 1, 4, 7, and 10.

Path of Solitude Rewards

The rewards for completing this challenge are similar to those offered for completing the other Path of Solitude challenges.

First-time Completion

  • Path of Solitude stamp for Combee’s Pokédex entry
  • x3 EXP Candy L

Subsequent Completions

  • x3 Grit Dust