Prinplup’s Path of Solitude

Quick Tips

Make sure Prinplup is at least level 70.

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

Increase Effort Values for Defense and HP to endure attacks.

Learn and master Ice Beam from the Training Grounds.

Prinplup’s Challenge

Prinplup faces a level 70 Grotle in this Path of Solitude challenge.

Grotle is a Grass-type Pokémon. Due to this, Grotle 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, Prinplup 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 Grotle. Considering Grotle is level 70, Prinplup should be around the same level. In addition, Prinplup should master any moves to be used 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 Grotle. In most cases, Prinplup will benefit the most from Ice Beam, as it deals the most damage and sometimes causes Frostbite.

Other recommendations include:

  • Level up Prinplup to at least Level 70 in order to either match or outlevel Grotle.
    • Unless you are looking for a challenge, you should at least match your opponent’s level.
  • Increase of Effort Values (EVs) for Speed, Special Attack, Defense, and HP.
    • Leveling speed ensures Prinplup can attack quickly.
    • Increasing attack will ensure moves like Ice Beam deal enough damage.
    • HP and Defense can also be increased to endure more 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 Prinplup can learn and can sometimes deal 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 Prinplup’s Pokédex entry
  • x3 EXP Candy L

Subsequent Completions

  • x3 Grit Dust