Psyduck’s Path of Solitude

Quick Tips

Make sure Psyduck is at least level 60.

Zen Headbutt and Hypnosis are good moves to use.

Somewhat increase Psyduck’s Effort Values for Speed.

Psyduck’s Challenge

Psyduck goes up against a level 70 Psyduck in this Path of Solitude challenge.

Psyduck is a Water-type Pokémon. Psyduck is weak to Electric and Grass-type attacks. Additionally, it is resistant to Fire, Water, Ice, and Steel-type attacks. Unlike most other challenges, this one is fairly straightforward and does not need super-effective attacks to succeed.

Recommendations & Advantages

During this challenge, it will be important to attack first. Increasing Effort Values (EVs) for Speed may be required to accomplish this. At the beginning of the battle, using Hypnosis will ensure attacks deal more damage, and that the opponent will occasionally be unable to attack. Using this move as an agile-style attack will also have the added benefit of giving you extra speed during your upcoming attacks.

Once the opposing Psyduck is drowsy, attacking with Zen Headbutt twice should be enough to KO the opposing Psyduck. You may need to use an agile-style move followed by strong-style to ensure you can use this attack back-to-back.

In case the opposing Psyduck can get an attack or two in, it would not hurt to increase EVs for HP and/or Defense.

Further recommendations include:

  • Level up Psyduck to at least Level 60 in order to match Psyduck.
    • Unless you are looking for a challenge, you should at least match your opponent’s level.
  • Increase of Effort Values (EVs) for Speed and HP.
    • Leveling speed ensures Psyduck can attack quickly and hypnotize the opponent.
    • Increasing and HP will allow it to endure any attacks from Psyduck.
    • 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.

Path of Solitude Rewards

The rewards for completing this challenge are the same as those offered for completing the other Path of Solitude challenges.

First-time Completion

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

Subsequent Completions

  • x3 Grit Dust