Whiscash’s Path of Solitude

Quick Tips

Make sure Whiscash is at least level 70. Depending on your strategy, leveling to 75 may be beneficial.

Max Whiscash’s Effort Values for Speed and Attack.

Have both Mud-Slap and Stone Edge equipped and mastered.

Whiscash’s Challenge

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

Abomasnow is a Grass/Ice-type Pokémon. Abomasnow is weak to Fighting, Poison, Flying, bug, Rock, and Steel-type attacks, and is x4 weak against Fire-type moves. Additionally, it is resistant to Water, Electric, Grass, and Ground-type attacks. Fortunately, Whiscash can learn the super-effective attack Stone Edge to use against Abomasnow.

Recommendations & Advantages

Stone Edge is the best attack to use for this challenge. It is a powerful attack that is both super-effective and has the benefit of having a higher than normal chance to land critical hits. There are two decent strategies in approaching this challenge, one requiring Whiscash to out-level Abomasnow, with the other requiring Whiscash to use Mud-Slap and increase HP and Special Defense.

The first strategy includes increasing Whiscash’s level to 75. Maxing EVs for Attack will be necessary as well. With these two conditions met, the strategy is to continually use a strong-style Stone Edge attack at the beginning of the battle. Since this move has a higher chance to critically hit, after a few tries Whiscash should be able to one-hit KO Abomasnow.

The second strategy will allow Whiscash to stay near level 70, but require heightened EVs for Speed, Attack, HP, and Special Defense. Furthermore, since Abomasnow can one-hit KO Whiscash, defense and HP will be needed. With this strategy, Whiscash will use the move Mud-Slap to obscure itself the first turn, and follow-up by using up to two turns using Stone Edge. This method requires a bit of luck like the first, as it relies on Abomasnow missing attacks due to Whiscash being obscured. While heightened EVs will allow Whiscash to survive a single attack, a follow-up attack from Abomasnow will KO the Pokémon.

Other recommendations include:

  • Level up Whiscash to at least Level 70 in order to either match or out-level Abomasnow.
    • 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.
    • Leveling speed ensures Whiscash can attack first.
    • Increasing Attack will give the move Stone Edge enough power to one-hit KO Abomasnow with a crit hit.
    • 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 Whiscash’s Pokédex entry
  • x3 EXP Candy L

Subsequent Completions

  • x3 Grit Dust