Pokémon ORAS: Elite Four Drake (4th E4 Battle)

Challenging Elite Four Drake
Elite Four Drake / Pokémon ORAS
Altaria Lv. 53 / Pokémon ORAS
Flygon Lv. 53 / Pokémon ORAS
Kingdra Lv. 53 / Pokémon ORAS
Flygon Lv. 53 / Pokémon ORAS
Salamence Lv. 55 / Pokémon ORAS
Pokémon Altaria Lv. 53 Flygon Lv. 53 Kingdra Lv. 53 Flygon Lv. 53 Salamence Lv. 55
Type Dragon / Flying Ground / Dragon Water / Dragon Ground / Dragon Dragon / Flying
Ability Natural Cure Levitate Sniper Levitate Intimidate
Held Item None None None None None
  • Aerial Ace
  • Cotton Guard
  • Dragon Pulse
  • Moonblast
  • Earthquake
  • Dragon Claw
  • Rock Slide
  • Supersonic
  • Dragon Pulse
  • Surf
  • Yawn
  • Ice Beam
  • Flamethrower
  • Boomburst
  • Dragon Claw
  • Screech
  • Dragon Rush
  • Zen Headbutt
  • Crunch
  • Thunder Fang
Elite Four Drake’s room / Pokémon ORAS
Elite Four Drake’s room

Tips & Strategies for Defeating Drake

Challenging Drake / Pokémon ORAS
Challenging Drake

Here are some tips and strategies to help you win this fight:

  • Utilize Ice-type Moves. Most of Drake’s team is 4x weak to Ice-type moves, such as Ice Beam or Blizzard. Dragon and Fairy-type moves are also a good option, as they deal 2x damage to every one of his Pokémon.
  • Consider Using Fairy-Type Pokémon. Fairy-type Pokémon bring a unique advantage – they not only inflict super effective damage against Dragon types but also have immunity to Dragon-type moves. Fairy-types with offensive moves like Play Rough or Moonblast can make quick work of Drake’s team.
  • Bring Non-Dragon Type Pokémon with Dragon-type Moves. Exploit Dragon’s self-weakness by using Pokémon of other types that can learn moves like Dragon Claw or Dragon Tail. You can still use Dragon-types at your own risk, just make sure they can outspeed Drake’s team.
  • Target Altaria and Salamence with Special Attacks. Counter Altaria’s Cotton Guard and Salamence’s Intimidate by using special attacks. Physical attacks may not be as effective and could deal less damage than usual.
  • Avoid Using Pokémon with Low Bulk. Dragon-types are known for their sheer strength and high base stat totals. It’s advisable to avoid using Pokemon with low HP and Defenses, unless you can confidently outspeed and outdamage his Pokemon.

Recommended Pokémon & Moves to Use

Using Ice Beam on Salamence / Pokémon ORAS
Using Ice Beam on Salamence

If you’re struggling with this particular battle, check whether you’ve caught or raised any of the Pokémon listed below.

Recommended Pokémon
Kingdra / Pokémon ORAS
Walrein / Pokémon ORAS
Gardevoir / Pokémon ORAS
Pokémon Kingdra Walrein Gardevoir
Type Water / Dragon Ice / Water Psychic / Fairy
Location Evolve Seadra found on:

  • Route 130 (Super Rod)
  • Route 131 (Super Rod)
  • Route 132 (Super Rod)
  • Route 133 (Super Rod)
  • Route 134 (Super Rod)
Evolve Sealeo found on:

  • Shoal Cave
Evolve Ralts found on:

  • Route 102

Changing up your Pokémon’s moves in between battles against the Elite Four can also be a viable strategy.

Consider letting eligible Pokémon learn the following TMs to help you defeat Drake:

Recommended TMs to Learn
TM02 Dragon Claw / Pokémon ORAS
TM13 Ice Beam / Pokémon ORAS
TM99 Dazzling Gleam / Pokémon ORAS
TM TM02 Dragon Claw TM13 Ice Beam TM99 Dazzling Gleam
Type Dragon Ice Fairy
Location Meteor Falls Sea Mauville Route 123

After Defeating Drake

Talking to Drake after the battle / Pokémon ORAS
Talking to Drake after the battle

After defeating Drake, you’ll receive a reward of P 8,800.

Once the brief cutscene concludes, the room behind Drake will unlock, which leads to the Champion’s room. This is the final battle you’ll face to become league champion.

Hallway that leads to the Champion’s room / Pokémon ORAS
Hallway that leads to the Champion’s room


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