Gastly’s Path of Solitude

Quick Tips

Make sure Gastly is at least level 70.

Increase Gastly’s Effort Values for Speed and HP.

Learn and master the move Dark Pulse from the Training Grounds.

Gastly’s Opponent

Gastly’s Path of Solitude challenge is against a level 70 Lickitung.

Lickitung is a pure Normal-type Pokémon. This makes it weak against Fighting-type attacks. Unfortunately for Gastly, Lickitung is immune to Ghost-type attacks.

Recommendations & Advantages

To successfully complete this challenge, it is recommended to learn Dark Pulse from Zisu and to master it. Dark Pulse allows Gastly to never miss an attack. Lickitung will frequently use a mixture of Rollout and Rest, resulting in this being a longer than normal challenge. When Gastly reaches below 50% health, Lickitung may use a strong-style Rollout to KO Gastly.

Other recommendations include:

  • Level up Gastly to Level 70 or above to out-level the opposing Pokémon.
    • This is recommended if Gastly struggles against its opponent despite other suggestions.
  • Increase of Effort Values (EVs) for Speed, HP, and Special Attack.
    • Leveling speed ensures Gastly can attack frequently enough to do damage despite the opponent using Rest.
    • Increasing Special Attack can allow Gastly to attack for more damage.
    • HP will give Gastly more durability with near-constant damage coming to it.
    • 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.
  • Master the move Dark Pulse from Zisu.
    • Dark Pulse does a considerable amount of damage and is Dark type.
    • This attack will never miss, leaving less of the battle to chance.
    • A mastered move can be used in both Agile-style and Strong-style.
    • Mastered moves will allow for repeat attacks without the opponent being able to get damage in.

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 Gastly’s Pokédex entry
  • x3 EXP Candy L

Subsequent Completions

  • x3 Grit Dust