Wurmple’s Path of Solitude

Quick Tips

Make sure Wurmple is at least level 83.

Max Wurmple’s Effort Values for Speed, HP, Special Attack, and Special Defense.

Poison Staraptor before it can make its second attack.

Wurmple’s Challenge

Wurmple goes up against a level 50 Staraptor in this Path of Solitude challenge.

Staraptor is a Normal/Flying-type Pokémon. Staraptor is weak to Electric, Ice, and Rock-type attacks. Additionally, it is resistant to Grass and Bug-type attacks. Furthermore, Staraptor is completely immune to Ground and Ghost-type attacks. Wurmple will have a difficult time in this challenge unless Effort Values are maxed and it is at least 30 levels higher than its opponent.

Recommendations & Advantages

Poisoning Staraptor should be the first concern of Wurmple. Using agile-style Poison Sting until it applies the status effect will be needed. If Staraptor is not poisoned before it makes its second attack, you will not be able to complete the challenge. Once poisoned, using normal-style Poison Sting or Tackle can be done. After handling two more attacks from Staraptor after it is poisoned, using strong-style Tackle should be enough to complete this challenge.

Further recommendations include:

  • Level up Wurmple to at least Level 83 in order to match Staraptor.
    • Wurmple will need to out-level its opponent.
  • Max of Effort Values (EVs) for for Speed, HP, Special Attack, and Special Defense.
    • 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 Wurmple’s Pokédex entry
  • x3 EXP Candy L

Subsequent Completions

  • x3 Grit Dust

Request 121: Wurmple’s Path of Solitude

Gared, the guard located on the left-side of the Training Grounds, will offer this request after fulfilling requests 108-117. This request asks the player to complete Wurmple’s Path of Solitude challenge, and offers a decent reward for doing so. The reward for this request is:

  • x1 Seed of Master
  • x1 EXP Candy XL