The fifth gym leader that you will get to fight in Pokemon X and Pokemon Y is located in Lumiose City, which you will have visited earlier when it was experiencing a power outage in part of the city. Of course it is very fitting that this is an Electric type gym considering you have to turn the power back on to access it.
The key with this gym is that it has a special setup where you have to answer four trivia questions along the way, and this decides how many trainers you have to fight. If you get them all right, you only have to face four prior to the Gym Leader. If you want to purposely get them wrong to face more trainers to level up, you can face up to 12 total trainers prior to Leader Clemont.
The first three questions are silhouettes where you must do Who’s That Pokemon, like the anime. The fourth one is in reverse by giving you the name of a Pokemon and then showing three silhouettes and you have to pick the correct one. Based on the number answer, you go and challenge the trainer guarding that number door. For the purposes of this guide, we only listed the trainers that are along with the correct answers. These are the four questions and answers you will need to get to the Gym Leader.
1. Who’s That Pokemon? Pikachu (Door Number 3)
2. Who’s That Pokemon? Fletchling (Door Number 1)
3. Who’s That Pokemon? Panpour (Door Number 3)
4. Which Silouette is Vivillon? (Door Number 2)
Below are the list of Trainers that players will get to meet and their Pokemon:
Rising Star Estel
Ace Trainer Rico
Poke Fan Lydie
Gym Leader: Clemont
Emolga – Lvl 35 (Electric/Flying)
*This is the one Pokemon that you must make sure to plan for. Electric Pokemon’s biggest weakness, Ground type, is completely useless against this Flying type. As a result, one of your best bets is to have a Rock type move on deck. A grass type might be able to stand ground against the Electric type moves, but Aerial Ace will be able to hurt you quickly due to Emolga’s speed.
– Volt Switch
– Aerial Ace
Magneton – Lvl 35 (Electric/Steel)
*Your absolute best bet here is a Fighting Type Pokemon that can take him down quickly due to his Steel type. Electric Terrain can help to strengthen Electric type moves, so you want to be quick. The Lucario you acquire prior to this is very helpful, especially if he still has Power-Up Punch.
– Electric Terrain
– Mirror Shot
Heliolisk – Lvl 37 (Electric/Normal)
*You can pretty much take the exact same strategy as with Magneton and copy and paste it here. As a result of his Normal type, Fighting type moves are your best bet, especially with Lucario. A decently leveled Lucario can take down Heliolisk in one hit with Power-Up Punch.
Rewards: Voltage Badge, 5,920 (Money), TM24 Thunderbolt
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