Turtwig’s Path of Solitude

Quick Tips

Make sure Turtwig is at least level 65.

Increase Turtwig’s Effort Values for Speed and Attack.

Learn and master Earth Power and Bulldoze.

Turtwig’s Challenge

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

Chimchar is a Fire-type Pokémon. Chimchar is weak to Ground, Rock, and Water-type attacks. Additionally, it is resistant to Fire, Grass, Ice, Bug, Steel, and Fairy-type attacks. Luckily, Turtwig can learn both Ground-type and Rock-type moves from Zisu at the training grounds, giving it an advantage in this challenge.

Recommendations & Advantages

Turtwig 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 will provide more offensive damage while being a slower move.

Increasing Effort Values for Speed will ensure Turtwig 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 EVs will allow Bulldoze to deal additional damage if needed.

Further recommendations include:

  • Level up Turtwig to at least Level 70 in order to match Chimchar.
    • Unless you are looking for a challenge, you should at least match your opponent’s level.
  • Increase of Effort Values (EVs) for Speed and Attack.
    • 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 move Earth Power 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 Turtwig’s Pokédex entry
  • x3 EXP Candy L

Subsequent Completions

  • x3 Grit Dust