Purugly’s Path of Solitude

Quick Tips

Make sure Purugly is at least level 70.

Increase Purugly’s Effort Values for Speed and HP.

Learn a move that can inflict a status condition, such as Thunderbolt.

Purugly’s Challenge

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

Ambipom is a Normal-type Pokémon. It is weak to Fighting-type attacks only. Additionally, it is immune to Ghost-type attacks. Unfortunately, Purugly cannot learn any fighting-type attack through leveling or the Training Grounds.

Recommendations & Advantages

Learn the move Thunderbolt and utilize it until Ambipom is paralyzed. This gives Purugly an advantage, as moves will deal slightly more damage. Additionally, Ambipom has a much higher chance to miss a turn.

Once paralyzed, Using quick moves such as Play Rough or Night Slash will be beneficial. Once Ambipom is lower than 50% health, using strong-style Double-edge should be enough to KO it. If Ambipom has been able to deal significant damage through this challenge, it is suggested to stick with agile-style moves that deal high damage instead.

Further recommendations include:

  • Level up Purugly to at least Level 70 in order to match Ambipom.
    • 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 Purugly can attack first in battle.
    • Increasing HP will allow it to endure an attack or two from Ambipom.
    • 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.

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 Purugly’s Pokédex entry
  • x3 EXP Candy L

Subsequent Completions

  • x3 Grit Dust