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How To Defeat/Beat Pokémon Fire Red/ Leaf Green Elite Four and Champion/Rival (Weaknesses)

Updated on February 9, 2014

Help Defeating Elite Four on Firered and Leafgreen

For many trainers the Elite Four is the hardest part of their journey (except maybe completing the pokedex). This little guide is designed to help you with the Elite Four on the firered and leafgreen games. Need help with one or all four they will be here with helpful suggestions and warnings, and I even put the champion for good measure.

Lorelei

The first member of the Elite Four is Lorelei who uses mostly ice pokémon types with the exception of slowbro. Her party is strong and well-trained but with the right moves you can defeat her in no time. Her main weaknesses are electric, grass, and rock (but not a rock pokémon as most of her pokémon are half water type).

Dewgong: Her level 52 Dewgong is a water-ice type pokémon so use grass, electric, fighting and rock moves but not a rock type pokmemon as it will be destroyed just as easily as her dewgong will.

Cloyster: Her level 51 Cloyster is a water-icy type pokémon too so use electric, grass, fighting and rock moves, again no rock type pokémon against cloyster either.

Slowbro: Her level 52 Slowbro is a water-psychic pokémon so you can again use electric or grass moves. Also useful would be bug, ghost and dark moves.

Jynx: Her level 54 Jynx is an ice-psychic pokémon so like with slowbro, dark, ghost, and bug moves will be super effective. You can also try steel, rock, and fire moves.

Lapras: Her level 54 Lapras is a water-ice pokémon so back to the electric, grass, fighting, rock moves. *REMEMBER NO ROCK POKÉMON*

If you manage to beat all five of her pokémon congrats! Heal and revive your pokémon, it's time for number 2.

Bruno

The second member of the Elite Four, Bruno is a fighting and rock trainer that can one hit KO your pokémon if you aren't careful. His main weaknesses are psychic, water, and flying type moves. That slowbro Lorelei had in the last battle would be amazing against Bruno (probably could defeat all of his pokémon on it's own *hinthintnudge*.

Onix#1: His level 51 Onix is a rock-ground type pokémon that has quite a few weaknesses. Water, grass, ice, fighting, ground, and steel would all be useful especially water and grass dealt by the same type pokémon.

Hitmonchan: His level 53 Hitmonchan is a straight forward fighting type pokémon weak against flying and psychic moves. Immune to fighting attacks are ghost types so if you don't have a good flying or psychic but a ghost type, try that one at least you won't get attacked as easily.

Hitmonlee: His level 53 Hitmonlee is also a straight forward fighting type pokémon with the same weaknesses as hitmonchan. Psychic moves do more than flying types and ghost types won't be attacked when he uses a fighting move.

Onix#2: His second onix is a level 54 rock-ground type. Same exact weaknesses as the other onix but will need a little more power since he's a higher level. Water, grass, ice, fighting, ground, and steel with water and grass being most effective.

Machamp: His level 56 machamp might be a little more difficult, it is a fighting type so use psychic or flying moves. He is a higher level than hitmonchan and hitmonlee so moves that defeated them in one or two hits may take three or four for him.

Once Bruno is defeated you move onto the third member of the Elite Four and you are halfway done (with exception of the champion of course) so congratulate your pokémon with some revives and heals as necessary and save if you wish.

Agatha

Agatha is a powerful trainer, if slightly creepy looking (at least to me, you could think she's hot I don't know). She sports the poison type pokémon which have one gigantic weakness, psychic type pokémon (with high speed so you attack first is optional but highly useful and recommended). If you don't have one of those, try a poison type so at least it won't be poisoned.

Gengar#1: Her level 54 Gengar is a ghost-poison type so try psychic, ghost, dark, or ground moves. Psychic is most effective as it will be for all her pokémon.

Golbat: Her level 54 Golbat is a poison-flying type so along with the psychic moves try electric, ice, or rock ones too. They should have golbat fainted in no time at all.

Haunter: Her level 53 Haunter is a ghost-poison type so the same weaknesses as her gengars, psychic, ghost, dark, and ground moves.

Arbok: Her level 56 Arbok is a straight poison only type pokémon so only ground and psychic moves will be effective with it.

Gengar#2: Her level 56 Gengar, though still a ghost-poison type, will be more powerful than the other gengar. The psychic, ghost, dark, and ground moves may not take him out as quickly as with the other one.

Well done, you defeated Agatha and can move onto the last Elite Four member. As always make sure you revive and heal your pokémon before moving onto the last battle before the champion.

Lance

Lance, you sly dog dragon type pokémon really? Yes, he has dragon type pokémon which always seem to be a pain in the butt for anyone who goes against them. Hopefully you still have some hyper potions or full restores (or your choice of potion) and revives left from the other trainers as his hyper beam will take down at least one of your pokémon unless you know how to defeat him quickly with electric, ice, and rock moves (dragon as well but not very common).

Gyarados: His level 56 Gyarados is a water-flying type pokémon so use electric or rock moves against it.

Dragonair(both): His level 54 Dragonairs (he has two and they are the same level so I grouped them, please don't get mad or confused at me) are the dragon type and powerful. Use ice or dragon moves against them to quickly put an end to their terror.

Aerodactyl: His level 58 aerodactyl is a rock-flying type pokémon and surprisingly has many weaknesses compared to Lance's other pokémon. Water, electric, ice, rock, and steel are all super effective against aerodactyl so take your pick as I'm sure you have at least one pokémon to choose from with those move types.

Dragonite: His level 60 dragonite is a dragon-flying type (making it in theory easier to faint than it's previous evolutions). Use ice, rock, or dragon moves against dragonite while crossing your fingers to make sure it is defeated.

CONGRATULATIONS!!! *confetti* You beat the four members of the Elite Four! Wait hold on, there's another battle to do? Alright, I'm getting news that there is a last battle against the Champion so revive, heal, and you probably want to save your game before you move from in front of Lance.

Champion Rival

So you go to see the Champion and BAM it's your Rival (Sneaky). You have defeated this loser plenty of times before so let's just add another count to your wins shall we? This one is a bit confusing so try to follow along.

Pokémon that are always in his team are as follows:

Pidgeot: His level 59 Pidgeot is a normal-flying type pokémon. Knock it out fast with an electric move or use ice or rock to send it crashing to the Earth.

Rhydon: His level 59 Rhydon is a ground-rock type pokémon. Use water, grass, ice, fighting, ground or steel to quickly remove it and move onto the rest.

Alakazam: His level 57 Alakazam is a psychic pokémon with bug, ghost, and dark weaknesses.

The rest are by Starter so zoom down to whatever pokémon YOU started your journey with.

Bulbasaur:

Exeggutor: His level 59 Exeggutor is a grass-psychic type pokémon. Take it out easily with either a fire, ice, poison, flying, bug, ghost, or dark move and you can be on your way.

Gyarados: His level 61 Gyarados is a water-flying type pokémon. Just like Lance's in the last battle take it out with an electric or rock move and let out a little happy squeal (or not, totally cool if you don't).

Charizard: His level 63 Charizard sure has grown from it's itty bitty Charmander but is now a powerful fire-flying type pokémon not to be messed with. Use water, electric, or rock move to get rid of this nasty before it's too late.

Charmander:

Arcanine: His level 59 Arcanine (rhymes haha) is a fire type pokémon so douse it with a water move or put it out with a ground or rock move.

Exeggutor: His level 61 Exeggutor is a grass-psychic type pokémon who has many weaknesses. For example, fire, ice, poison, flying, bug, ghost, and dark are the complete full long list of moves that would quickly get rid of it.

Blastoise: His level 63 Blastoise may have come from a small squirtle back in the day, but now it's a powerful water type pokémon with huge cannons in his shell. Shock him with an electric attack or just use grass moves to faint this giant overgrown wanna-be ninja turtle.

Squirtle:

Gyarados: His level 59 Gyarados is a water-flying move that is vulnerable to electric and rock moves. Quickly take him down and move to the others.

Arcanine: His level 61 Arcanine is a fire type pokémon that can easily be removed from the battle with a water, rock, or ground type move.

Venusaur: His level 63 Venusaur is a grass-poison type way larger than the bulbasaur your rival picked up from Oak. Use fire, ice, flying, or psychic moves to faint this gigantic plant monster.

Congrats! You beat the Champion, the Elite Four, and all 8 Gym Leaders what a story to tell the others at the pokémon fan club. Go run along home now and tell your mom how fast you grew up and don't forget to see the Professor about more free stuff.

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      Arthur Bianchini 6 months ago from Cedar Park

      Nice breakdown of each Pokémon that each member possess. Thanks for the awesome article

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      ASNIF 9 months ago

      DUDE OR BRO THANKS FOR THIS GUIDE ITS SO HELPFULLI A GOING TO DEFEAT ELITE FOUR IN POKEMON FIRERED VERSION.. THANKS

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      andrei 3 years ago

      i try it but nothing happen

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      Lainnie XD 3 years ago

      Thx for this.guide although I STILL CAN'T BELIEVE MY RIVAL IS DA CHAMP WHEN I BEAT THAT SUCKER LIKE SEVERAL TIMES

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      neek9000 5 years ago

      Tysm I beat it!

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      tj 5 years ago

      this is sooooooooooo helpful.lol thnx!

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      Brian 5 years ago

      Impeccable guide! Very well done!

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      Harris 5 years ago

      Wow thanks man!