Torterra’s Path of Solitude

Quick Tips

Make sure Torterra is at least level 70.

Increase Torterra’s Effort Values for Speed, HP, and Special Defense.

Learn and master Bulldoze and Earth Power.

Torterra’s Challenge

Torterra goes up against a level 80 Infernape in this Path of Solitude challenge.

Infernape is a Fire/Fighting-type Pokémon. Infernape is weak to Water, Ground, Psychic, and Flying-type attacks. Additionally, it is resistant to Grass, Steel, Fire, Dark, Bug, and Ice-type attacks. Luckily, Torterra can learn both Ice-type and Poison-type moves from Zisu at the training grounds, giving it an advantage in this challenge.

Recommendations & Advantages

Depending on the moveset Infernape decides to use, Torterra may be able to complete this challenge successfully while under-leveled. Using the same trick from Turtwig and Grotle’s challenges, Bulldoze and Earth Power will greatly assist in this challenge.

Torterra will learn the ground-type move Bulldoze through leveling. While this move is useful and quick, it will not offer enough damage in this challenge alone. Learning the move Earth Power from Zisu will provide more offensive damage while being a slower attack overall.

Increasing Effort Values for Speed will ensure Torterra can utilize both moves at the beginning of battle. Using an agile-style Bulldoze followed by a strong-style Earth Power will be enough to win. Increasing Attack and Special Attack EVs will allow Bulldoze and Earth Power to deal additional damage if needed. Increasing HP may also benefit Torterra if the move Raging Fury deals too much damage against it.

Further recommendations include:

  • Level up Torterra to at least Level 70 in order to have a chance against Infernape.
    • Unless you are looking for a challenge, you should at least match your opponent’s level.
  • Increase of Effort Values (EVs) for Speed, HP, Special Attack, and Attack.
    • Leveling speed ensures Torterra can attack quickly and will attack before its opponent.
    • Increasing Special Attack and Attack will allow it to deal more damage to Infernape.
    • HP may need to be increased if Infernape uses strong-style moves at the beginning of battle.
    • 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 Torterra’s Pokédex entry
  • x3 EXP Candy L

Subsequent Completions

  • x3 Grit Dust