Heatran’s Path of Solitude

Quick Tips

Level up your Heatran to 80 or above.

Increase Heatran’s EVs for Speed and Special Attack

At the training grounds, you can learn relevant moves from Zisu.

Heatran’s Challenge

Heatran faces a level 70 Gastrodon in this Path of Solitude challenge.

Gastrodon belongs to the Water/Ground typing. Due to this, Gastrodon has a weakness to Grass-type attacks only. In addition, it is immune to Electric-type attacks. Additionally, it has some resistance against Fire, Poison, Rock, and Steel-type attacks. Unfortunately, Heatran cannot learn any super-effective moves against Gastrodon.

Recommendations & Advantages

During this challenge, it will be important to learn super-effective moves to use against Gastrodon. Furthermore, using a combination of agile and strong-style moves will allow Heatran to attack quickly and deal good amounts of damage.

Other recommendations include:

  • Level up Heatran to at least Level 70 in order to either match or out level Gastrodon.
    • Unless you are looking for a challenge, you should at least match your opponent’s level.
  • Increase of Effort Values (EVs) for Speed and Special Attack.
    • Leveling speed ensures Heatran can attack quickly.
    • Increasing Special Attack can allow Heatran to attack for more damage with Hyper Beam.
    • 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.
  • Master the moves learned from Zisu.
    • A mastered move can be used in both Agile-style and Strong-style.
    • With mastered moves, you can use agile-style to repeat attacks without your opponent being able to counterattack quickly.

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 Heatran’s Pokédex entry
  • x3 EXP Candy L

Subsequent Completions

  • x3 Grit Dust