The Elite Four of Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, consisting of Rika, Poppy, Larry and Hassel, are part of the final challenge that you must complete to become the best like no one else in Paldea.
Once you start the first battle with Rika, there is no turning back. You’ll have to defeat all four members, and the top champion after them, before you can return to the open world.
We have the Elite Four levels and weaknesses and counterattacks for those wondering how to beat the Elite Four below. This will help you take on Rika, Poppy, Larry, and Hassel to advance to the battle with the Senior Champion and the final battle with Nemona in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet.
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What levels do the Elite Four have in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet?
Fighting each member of the Elite Four becomes more difficult as you progress through the Champion Assessment, as the levels of each of their Pokémon increase.
Levels aren’t a big deal at the beginning of the game, as you won’t be at a huge disadvantage by being a few Pokémon behind the wilds and gym leaders. However, the Elite Four and Top Champion are a different story. Being underleveled, even with type advantages, can be deadly when fighting them.
We have more details below, but to help you prepare quickly, here are the levels of the Pokémon each member of the Elite Four uses in Scarlet and Violet:
- Rika – Level 57 and 58
- Poppy – Level 58 and 59
- Larry – Level 59 and 60
- Hassel – Level 60 and 61
You’ll also have to face the Senior Champion after defeating the Elite Four, which uses level 61 and 62 Pokémon.
Tips to beat the Elite Four in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet
We recommend stocking up on the best healing and status items before you reach the Elite Four, and giving each of your Pokémon an item to hold that gives them a combat advantage in some way, such as increasing the damage of a specific type of move. . .
So, take a trip to various stores and Pokémon Centers to get your hands on better-kept items if necessary, and stock up on Full Heals, Full Restores, Max Potions, Max Elixers, Max Ethers, and Max Revives to keep your team going until the end. end!
Plus, to help you out a little, you’ll be able to Terastalize a Pokémon once per battle during the Elite Four and Top Champion fights. We recommend saving this for the last Pokémon during each battle, as that’s when your opponent will Terastalize his Pokémon.
To make beating the Elite Four an easier task, we have the exact weaknesses and strategies for each member below:
How to beat Elite Four’s Rika in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet
Before facing Rika in battle, you will first be interviewed. You can fail if you choose the wrong answers, so to make sure you pass, here are the answers we provided for Rika’s interview in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet:
- I walked
- Orange Academy (scarlet) / Grape Academy (violet)
- I came to be champion
- I want to find the treasure
- Medali Gym
- Choose your own starter Pokémon here!
- I want to find the treasure
Next up is the battle royal with Rika, so here’s her team:
|Earth and water
|Grass, Ice and Water
|Grass, Ice and Water
|Poison/EarthTerra Type: Earth
|Ground, Ice, and PsychicGround Type: Grass and Ice
Whiscash is a dual water and ground type, so grass moves will work well against him. We chose Sprigatito as our starter, so at level 65 we were able to take down Whiscash with one Energy Ball hit.
Camerupt is a dual Fire and Earth type, so Earth and Water moves will work best here. Our level 63 Clodsire defeated Rika’s Camerupt with an Earthquake hit.
Donphan and Dugtrio are Ground-types, so Grass, Ice, and Water moves will work well against both of them. Two Energy Ball hits from our level 65 Meowscarada took down Donphan, and another Energy Ball hit took care of Dugtrio.
Clodsire is a dual Poison and Ground type, but will terastalize into a single Ground type at first, so use Grass and Ice moves against it. We Terastalized our level 65 Meowscarada and defeated Clodire with two Energy Ball hits (one of them was blocked by Clodsire’s Protect).
For defeating Rika, you’ll earn 12,296 prize money and have some time to recover before facing the next member of the Elite Four, Poppy.
How to beat Elite Four’s Poppy in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet
Before facing Poppy, take the time to heal your Pokémon and restore the PP of their moves if necessary. When you’re ready for the next Elite Four fight, approach Poppy.
Here is Poppy’s team:
|Fire, fight and earth
|Darkness, fire, ghost and earth
|Flying / Steel
|Electricity and Fire
|Electric / Steel
|Fire, fight and earth
|Fairy / SteelTerra Type: Steel
|Poison, Fight, Earth, Fire Terra Type: Fight, Earth, Fire
Copperajah, Bronzong, Corviknight, Magnezone, and Tinkaton share Fire as a common weakness, so choosing a high-level Pokémon with a Fire move is highly recommended. Our level 63 Armarouge made quick work of Poppy’s entire lineup using the Flamethrower and Canon Armor moves.
Just remember that Tinkaton will terastalize, so here you should also try to terastalize with your strong Fire type.
For defeating Rika, you will earn 12,508 prize money and have some time to recover before facing the next member of the Elite Four, Larry.
How to beat Elite Four’s Larry in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet
Before facing Larry, remember to take the time to heal your Pokémon and restore the PP of their moves if necessary. When you’re ready for the third Elite Four fight, approach Larry.
Here is Larry’s team:
|Grass / Fly
|Fire, Flying, Ice, Poison and Rock
|Normal / Flying
|Electric, Ice and Rock
|Oricorio – Pompom Style
|Electric / Flying
|ice and rock
|Dragon / Fly
|Dragon, Fairy, Ice and Rock
|Flying/Fighting Terra Type: Flying
|Electric, Fairy, Flying, Ice and PsychicTerra Type: Electric, Ice and Rock
Tropius, Staraptor, Oricorio, Alraria, and Flamigo share a weakness for Ice and Rock-type moves, so we recommend bringing a Pokémon of this type (or one that has Ice and Rock moves) to fight Larry.
Just remember that Flamigo will terastalize, so here you should also try to terastalize with your strong Ice or Rock type.
For defeating Larry, you’ll win 12,720 prize money and have some time to recover before taking on the final member of the Elite Four, Hassel.
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How to beat Elite Four’s Hassel in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet
Before taking on Hassel, the final member of the Elite Four, remember to take the time to heal your Pokémon and restore the PP of their moves once again. When you’re ready, approach Hassel.
Here is Hassel’s team:
|Dragon, Fairy, Rock and Ice
|Dragon, Earth, Psychic and Ice
|Dragon, Fairy and Ice
|Insect, Dragon, Fairy, Flying, Ice and Poison
|Dragon / IceTerra Type: Dragon
|Dragon, Fairy, Fight, Rock and SteelTerra Type: Dragon, Fairy and Ice
Ideally, you’ll want to have a strong Ice or Dragon-type Pokémon to take on Hassel, as their entire lineup shares them as a vulnerability. That said, you’ll also be weak to its Dragon moves if you’re using a Dragon, so Ice-types are more suitable here, unless you have a Dragon move on a Pokémon that isn’t vulnerable to Hassel’s lineup.
Remember that Baxcalibur will terastalize, so here you should also try to terastalize with your strong Ice or Dragon type.
For defeating Hassel, you’ll earn 12,932 prize money, heal your Pokémon for free, and now be able to enter through the next door to face the Senior Champion!
For more help on Paldea, we also have pages on Path of Legends and Starfall Street stories.
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