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Battle Guide: EX Challenge: Erika (Very Hard)

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Enemy Layout

Battle 1

Front Line

Weakness
Rising Star & Roserade
Move Types
Weakness
Erika & Vileplume
Move Types
Weakness
Rising Star & Roserade
Move Types

Back Row 1

Weakness
Collector & Lycanroc
Move Types
N/A
Weakness
Collector & Lycanroc
Move Types

Suggested Team Composition

Marley & Arcanine / Olivia & Lycanroc / Any

  • Team A: One player should have both Olivia & Lycanroc AND Marley & Arcanine, and any third Sync Pair
  • Team B & C: The other two players can have just Olivia & Lycanroc, with any other two Sync Pairs
  • Ideally decent gear is equipped (Any 1* Lv6+ Gear will suffice)

Party Configuration:

Team A:

  • Center: Marley & Arcanine
  • Left: Olivia & Lycanroc
  • Right: Any

Team B & C:

  • Center: Olivia & Lycanroc
  • Left: Any
  • Right: Any

Battle Strategy

After multiple runs, the below has been found to be the most consistent setup for completing EX Challenge: Erika (Very Hard).

Original strategy found here!

Turn-by-turn Strategy

For Team A:

1) Team A starts with “We’re Standing Strong!”.

2) Switch to Olivia & Lycanroc and use “Hard as Diamonds!”.

3) Target left Roserade and use Stone Edge.

4) Target Vileplume and use Stone Edge. Repeat this five times!

5) Use Olivia & Lycanroc’s Sync Move after 3rd Unity attack to finish off any stragglers.

For Team B:

1) Start with Olivia & Lycanroc using X Attack.

2) Use “Hard as Diamonds!”.

3) Target left Roserade and use Stone Edge twice!

4) Target right Roserade and use Stone Edge twice!

5) Queue a third Stone Edge on the right Roserade after Team A moves.

6) Continue targeting right Roserade and use Stone Edge.

7) Target Vileplume and use Stone Edge.

8) Use your Sync Move after the third Unity Attack to finish off any remaining survivors.

For Team C:

1) Start with Olivia & Lycanroc using X Attack.

2) Use “Hard as Diamonds!”.

3) Target left Roserade and use Stone Edge twice!

4) Target Vileplume and use Stone Edge twice!

5) Queue a third Stone Edge on Vileplume after Team A moves.

6) Continue targeting Vileplume and use Stone Edge twice.

7) Use your Sync Move after the third Unity Attack to finish off any remaining survivors.

Strategy: Table Form
# Player 1
(Team A)
Player 2
(Team B)
Player 3
(Team C)
1
We're Standing Strong!

X Attack

X Attack
2
Switch In!
Hard as Diamonds!
(Queue after
Team B and C)

Hard as Diamonds!

Hard as Diamonds!
3 Target Left

Stone Edge
Target Left

Stone Edge
Target Left

Stone Edge
4 Target

Stone Edge
Target Left

Stone Edge
Target Left

Stone Edge
5
Unity Attack 1!
6 Target

Stone Edge
Target Right

Stone Edge
Target

Stone Edge
7 Target

Stone Edge
Target Right

Stone Edge
Target

Stone Edge
8 Target

Stone Edge
Target Right

Stone Edge
queue after Team A
Target

Stone Edge
queue after Team A
9
Unity Attack 2!
10 Target

Stone Edge
Target Right

Stone Edge
Target

Stone Edge
11 Target

Stone Edge
Target

Stone Edge
Target

Stone Edge
12
Unity Attack 3!
13
Sync Move
Finish them off!

Sync Move
Finish them off!

Sync Move
Finish them off!

A more F2P Friendly Strategy

Check out the following guide created by the community!

The strategy uses almost exclusively F2P units, with the exception of one player using the 3* Sync Pair Marley & Arcanine.

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8sGApqWN4mU

Credits to @Shrubin#1866 for writing the above strategy, and @CIH#3345 and @Core#0152 for helping come up with the strategy.

Credits to @Skorme#4414 for the wonderful flowchart table linked in the guide.

Give the above players a shout out on Discord if this guide was helpful to you!

Video Link

Check out the video below by Karpz demonstrating this strategy!

Credits and Acknowledgments

A big thank you to @Lightmare#8026, @Karpz#9754, @OneMoreRip#3486, @shrubin#1866, Alterego131 (Youtube) from both the Pokemon Masters GP Discord and the Reddit Pokemon Masters Discord for the original strategy and video link, and their permission to post this guide!

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