Steelix – Levels 45-46 – Rare
Onix – Levels 44-45 – Uncommon
Machoke – Levels 44-46 – Common
Golbat – Levels 44-46 – Common
Graveler – Levels 44-45 – Common
Medicham – Levels 45-47 – Uncommon
Kadabra – Levels 45-47 – Uncommon
Floatzel – Levels 44-45 - Common

If you thought just getting to Victory Road was a pain, you’re in for a very nasty surprise. We’re not going to mince words – Victory Road is hell. The encounter rate is high, the enemies are strong, and the trainers just don’t stop coming at you. Since the enemies are of a very high level, they can be tough to run from and immune to your Repel items, so you’ll most definitely need a huge stockpile of curative items.

You’ll need five HM skills to complete Victory Road from beginning to end – Rock Smash, Strength, Surf, Waterfall, and Rock Climb. Here’s how we fought our way through this challenging area.

It may take a few attempts, but you will eventually emerge from the caverns at the top of the hill, in front of the final Pokemon Center before the Elite Four. This Pokemon Center’s a bit different from the others – there’s a Pokemart inside of it, along with an ominous door being guarded by a lady. Speak to her to learn that the Elite Four wait for you beyond that doorway. If you think you’re ready to fight them, tell her you want to go inside…

…no, wait, we need one last fight against our rival. Just once more, for old times’ sake.

Remember that Munchlax he had when fighting Team Galactic? He’ll bring that out against you, only now it’s a full-grown Snorlax. The thing is a tank, able to take several strong hits of its weakness (Fighting) without fainting. Making it worse is Snorlax’s full healing ability. All it needs to do is sleep for a few turns to recover full health. Your best bet is to try and up your attack power (via Swords Dance or similar skills) and hit him as hard as you can while he’s snoozing. His other pokemon have all reached their final-stage evolutions, making them very formidable opponents. Your key to success is carefully watching what types he’ll bring out, then quickly bringing out members of your own team that can hit at their weaknesses.

We’re not going to spoil your penultimate fight against the Elite Four, but we can tell you what to expect. You will fight all of the Elite Four in a row, with no way to return to the Pokemon Center except for total defeat. If you do fall against any of them, you’ll have to restart at the first of the Four when you go to challenge them again. We suggest picking 6 of your favorite pokemon, making sure you have a good variety of skills spread among them. The pokemon  of the Elite Four range in levels from 53-63, which is a pretty wide spread. If you think you need to spend some extra time training before you take the challenge, do it! Don’t be afraid to use the Legendaries if you’ve caught them, either – after all, you’ve earned the right to use their power, so you may as well put it to use!

Here are the Pokemon you can expect to see the Elite Four using:

Dustox, Vespiquen, Heracross, Drapion, Beautifly
Hippowdon, Whiscash, Quagsire, Sudowoodo, Golem
Infernape, Steelix, Lopunny, Drifblum, Rapidash
Mr. Mime, Griafarig, Alakazam, Bronzong, Medicham

After that is the final boss. You’ve come this far, and you’ve fought against the best of the best. Use everything you’ve learned against the six pokemon this trainer brings to the arena: Spiritomb, Milotic, Lucario, Roserade, Gastrodon, and Gachomp.

And that’s it! You’re now the Sinnoh Pokemon Champion. Walk proud, for you have accomplished many amazing feats on your journey. But the best part is that there’s still plenty more adventures to come. Stay tuned to GamesRadar for our upcoming guide covering everything you can do after finishing the game!


  • gardz12345 - May 1, 2011 12:16 p.m.

    i need to find a couple of pokemon any help would be greatly appreciated. they are: #45-burmy #46-mothim #59-chatot #134-finnean #135-lumineon
  • retro - April 14, 2010 12:01 p.m.

    Hey i cant find HM5 OR HM7 HELP!!!
  • gooperz109 - November 4, 2008 10:25 p.m.

  • halo47 - August 11, 2009 11:08 p.m.

    to someawsomedude you can only go to the pal park when you complete the sinnoh pokedex and get the national dex and its on route 221
  • someawsomedude - July 24, 2009 2:20 a.m.

    where the heck is pal park? (sory for all the questions haha)
  • Death54101 - July 23, 2009 4:26 p.m.

    To awesomedude #80 is barboach its found in a couple places like the water in and around mt coronet
  • someawsomedude - July 22, 2009 4:24 a.m.

    to mandy girl. #114 is unown at solaceon town the ruins in there is the unown.
  • someawsomedude - July 21, 2009 4:54 p.m.

    i cant find #46 #59 #80 #114 or #134 please help. thanks
  • zam1993 - June 29, 2009 9:38 p.m.

    I am trying to get to cyrus through mt coronet and there is the galactic grunt with no pokemon blocking me in one spot what do i do to get to cyrus? Please help
  • Carpetbomb - March 6, 2009 11:52 a.m.

    if u take mesprit down to minimal health it wil stay like that and wont recover, so if u get it that far and then use the map in the pokewatch to see it move around on the map moving between routes moves it around the map so if u find a spot where it goes and move between 2 routes u can gradually manuever it to ure area, once its there u can run around the grass and find it usually pretty easily, and since uve already taken its health down u just need to focus on catching it. After using mean look or arena trap effects and can sit a powerful pokemon out front and keep healing it while throwing as many ultra balls as u can if u follow this its pretty easy to capture it only took me a couple o attempts to do this nd not too long using level 50-60's Gd Luck
  • MandyGirl - February 27, 2009 6:13 a.m.

    where can i find pokemon number 114? its the last pokemon i need to complete my pokedex. could there possibly be a trainer i still have yet to vs? because i've searched everywhere, and from what i can see i've vsed them all.
  • aesmith1987 - February 17, 2009 7:09 p.m.

    can you make a video showing us how to get through and/or up mount. coronet??? and how did you get a lucario?
  • jugernut236 - February 16, 2009 5:10 a.m.

    where can u catch darkrai
  • tailor414 - February 13, 2009 6:59 p.m.

    To Karolab, I found the pokemon drifloon on route 205. I was walking towards the valley windworks entrance. and it just appeared in front of me. not on the grass, just in my pathway. i was actually quite shocked. it is the only pokemon that i have seen just appear out of nowhere.hope that helps, i have only seen and captured it once!
  • karolab - February 4, 2009 12:51 p.m.

    disregard last question, found out how.
  • karolab - February 4, 2009 5:33 a.m.

    can someone tell me where the heck I can find # 65 pokemone, driploom i think is its name, it is the last one I need to see to be able to get my dex. thanks
  • dynomit272 - December 28, 2008 6:56 p.m.

    For Page 27 readers When trying to catch Mesprit, you may want to try using a move like Mean Look to make sure it cant escape or using a Pokemon like Trapinch from Ruby or Sapphire which has the ability "Arena Trap" so wild Pokemon cant escape from battle without making your Pokemon faint first. Hope they help!
  • chrispokemastermancityfan - August 19, 2009 6:16 a.m.

    Hi, this might be a big question but i need to find 7 pokemon to finish the sinnho pokedex & im up to the battle park. i need 46, 65, 114, 135, 146, 148 & Dialga is 149 & i have pearl, how do i find them. Thanks
  • someawsomedude - July 22, 2009 4:58 a.m.

    i found a murkrow at lost tower
  • 123Cask - February 8, 2009 12:38 p.m.

    How do you type in action replay codes???

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