Piplup’s Path of Solitude

Quick Tips

Make sure Piplup is at least level 70.

Max Piplup’s Effort Values for Speed and Special Attack.

Learn and master Ice Beam from the Training Grounds.

Piplup’s Challenge

Piplup faces a level 70 Turtwig in this Path of Solitude challenge.

Turtwig is a Grass-type Pokémon. Due to this, Turtwig has a weakness to Bug, Ice, Flying, Poison, and Fire-type attacks. Additionally, it has some resistance against Grass, Water, Electric, and Ground-type attacks. Fortunately, Piplup can learn the super-effective attacks Arial Ace and Ice Beam.

Recommendations & Advantages

During this challenge, it will be important to learn super-effective moves to use against Turtwig. As Turtwig is level 70 in this challenge, moves should be fully mastered and ready to use in battle.

Furthermore, Aerial Ace and Icy Wind, and Ice Beam can all be learned from Zisu at the Training Grounds, all of which are super-effective against Turtwig. Piplup will benefit the most from Ice Beam, as it deals the most damage and sometimes causes Frostbite.

Other recommendations include:

  • Level up Piplup to at least Level 70 in order to either match or outlevel Turtwig.
    • 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 Piplup can attack quickly.
    • Increasing attack will ensure moves like Ice Beam deal enough damage.
    • 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.
    • Ice Beam is the highest-damage Ice attack Piplup can learn and can sometimes cause Frostbite.

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 Piplup’s Pokédex entry
  • x3 EXP Candy L

Subsequent Completions

  • x3 Grit Dust