Pokémon ORAS: Elite Four Phoebe (2nd E4 Battle)

Challenging Elite Four Phoebe
Elite Four Phoebe / Pokémon ORAS
Dusclops Lv. 52 / Pokémon ORAS
Banette Lv. 51 / Pokémon ORAS
Sableye Lv. 51 / Pokémon ORAS
Banette Lv. 51 / Pokémon ORAS
Dusknoir Lv. 53 / Pokémon ORAS
Pokémon Dusclops Lv. 52 Banette Lv. 51 Sableye Lv. 51 Banette Lv. 51 Dusknoir Lv. 53
Type Ghost Ghost Dark / Ghost Ghost Ghost
Ability Pressure Insomnia Prankster Insomnia Pressure
Held Item None None None None None
  • Shadow Punch
  • Confuse Ray
  • Curse
  • Future Sight
  • Shadow Ball
  • Spite
  • Will-O-Wisp
  • Feint Attack
  • Shadow Claw
  • Foul Play
  • Power Gem
  • Fake Out
  • Shadow Ball
  • Grudge
  • Toxic
  • Psychic
  • Hex
  • Fire Punch
  • Ice Punch
  • Thunder Punch
Elite Four Phoebe’s room / Pokémon ORAS
Elite Four Phoebe’s room

Tips & Strategies for Defeating Phoebe

Challenging Phoebe / Pokémon ORAS
Challenging Phoebe

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

  • Bring Non-Ghost Type Pokémon with Ghost-type Moves. Ghost is weak to itself, which makes using Ghost-types against Phoebe both advantageous and risky. Instead, utilize Pokémon of other types that can learn Ghost-type moves like Shadow Ball or Shadow Claw.
  • Use Dark-type Pokémon. Taking advantage of Dark-type Pokémon can make your fight significantly easier, as they resist Phoebe’s Ghost-type moves. Plus, they can utilize STAB (Same Type Attack Bonus) moves such as Crunch or Dark Pulse for more damage.
  • Bring a Pokémon with a Fairy-type Move. Sableye isn’t a pure Ghost-type and has no weakness except Fairy. Defeating it becomes easier if you use a move like Dazzling Gleam.
  • Let Your Pokémon Hold Lum Berries. Phoebe’s Pokémon have moves that inflict status conditions like Toxic and Will-O-Wisp. Her ace, Dusknoir, is particularly dangerous; as it can use the move Hex, which doubles its damage against foes with status conditions. Lum Berries can automatically cure these if your Pokémon holds it.
  • Beware of Pressure and Spite. Pressure and Spite can quickly drain your Pokémon’s PP. If you’re relying on a single super effective move, it might run out of PP. Remember to restore PP with Ether or Elixir to prevent problems in the upcoming battles.

Recommended Pokémon & Moves to Use

Using Night Slash against Dusknoir / Pokémon ORAS
Using Night Slash against Dusknoir

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

The options below are especially effective at dealing with Phoebe’s Ghost-types:

Recommended Pokémon
Sableye / Pokémon ORAS
Sharpedo / Pokémon ORAS
Absol / Pokémon ORAS
Pokémon Sableye Sharpedo Absol
Type Dark / Ghost Water / Dark Dark
  • Granite Cave B2F – 20%
  • Sky Pillar – 10%
  • Victory Road – 10%
  • Route 118 (Super Rod) – 5%
  • Route 119 (Super Rod) – 35%
  • Route 120 – 5%

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:

Recommended TMs to Learn
TM30 Shadow Ball / Pokémon ORAS
TM65 Shadow Claw / Pokémon ORAS
TM97 Dark Pulse / Pokémon ORAS
TM TM30 Shadow Ball TM65 Shadow Claw TM97 Dark Pulse
Type Ghost Ghost Dark
Location Mt. Pyre Granite Cave Team Magma/Aqua Hideout

After Defeating Phoebe

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

After defeating Phoebe, you’ll receive a reward of P 8,480.

Once the brief cutscene concludes, the room behind Phoebe will unlock, which leads to the next Elite Four member: Glacia.


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