Cranidos’ Path of Solitude

Quick Tips

Make sure the Pokemon is at least level 70.

Increase Cranidos’ EVs for Speed, and Special Attack.

Learn and master the moves Earth Power and Bulldoze.

Cranidos’ Opponent

Cranidos’ Path of Solitude challenge is against a level 70 Shieldon.

Shieldon is a Rock/Steel-type Pokémon. This makes it weak against Water, Fighting, and Ground-type attacks. It is completely immune to Poison-type attacks.

Recommendations & Advantages

To successfully complete this challenge, it is recommended to use the move Earth Power and Bulldoze. A combo of bulldoze and strong-style Earth Power should win. For some reason, using normal-style Bulldoze first seems to make the opposing Pokémon favor a defensive turn.

Other recommendations include:

  • Level up Cranidos to Level 70 or above.
    • This is recommended if it struggles against its opponent despite other suggestions.
  • Increase of Effort Values (EVs) for Speed and Special Attack.
    • Slight increase to HP is also beneficial.
    • Increasing Speed ensures it can attack first at the beginning of the battle.
    • Increasing Special Attack can allow Cranidos to attack for more damage.
    • Effort Values can be upgraded using the Grit items. You can get these items by defeating wild Pokémon, releasing captured Pokémon, and other activities.
    • Effort Values significantly increase stats when reaching an EV level of 1, 4, 7, and 10.

Path of Solitude Rewards

Much like the other Path of Solitude challenges, completing this battle will include rewards for both first-time completion and subsequent completions.

First-time Completion

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

Subsequent Completions

  • x3 Grit Dust