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Getting the Quake Badge from the Driftveil Gym

The Driftveil Gym features Ground type pokémon. The party that I recommend bringing to Driftveil Gym is: Cottonee/Petilil, Ducklett, Swadloon/Leavanny, Palpitoad.

To complete your party, you can choose from Pansage, Yamask, Archen, Sandile, Timburr, Throh, Sawk, Scraggy, Drilbur, Pansage, Woobat, Sigilyph, Emolga, and Pidove.

The highest level pokémon that you will face here is a level 31, so I recommend training up these pokémon to at least level 28, but preferably 30 or more before doing this gym.

Getting through the Gym Puzzle

The gym puzzle is a set of elevators. You can check on the green down arrows to go down, and the red up arrows to go up. If you're not sure where to go next, try walking along the railings to get to the next elevator.

Strategies against the Trainers

Worker Felix

  1. L28 Palpitoad
    • Recommended opponent: Swadloon, Leavanny, Cottonee or Petilil
    • Attack with: Grass
  2. L28 Drilbur
    • Recommended opponent: Palpitoad
    • Attack with: Water
    • Backup opponent: Yamask

Worker Sterling

  1. L28 Sandile
    • Recommended opponent: Ducklett
    • Attack with: Water
    • Backup opponent: Archen
  2. L28 Drilbur
    • Recommended opponent: Palpitoad
    • Attack with: Water
    • Backup opponent: Yamask

Worker Don

  1. L29 Krokorok
    • Recommended opponent: Ducklett
    • Attack with: Water
    • Backup opponent: Archen

Clerk Isaac

  1. L27 Sandile
    • Recommended opponent: Ducklett
    • Attack with: Water
    • Backup opponent: Archen
  2. L27 Palpitoad
    • Recommended opponent: Swadloon, Leavanny, Cottonee or Petilil
    • Attack with: Grass
  3. L27 Sandile
    • Recommended opponent: Ducklett
    • Attack with: Water
    • Backup opponent: Archen

Clerk Katie

  1. L29 Drilbur
    • Recommended opponent: Palpitoad
    • Attack with: Water
    • Backup opponent: Yamask

After defeating Clerk Katie, you can access the elevator that has a railing around it. Check the down arrow to go all the way down into the depths of the mine, where Clay is sitting amongst green crystals. Talk to him to begin the battle.

Clay Strategy

Clay has three pokémon. His signature move is the Ground attack, Bulldoze.

  1. L29 Krokorok
    • Move set: Crunch (Dark), Bulldoze (Ground), Swagger (Status), Torment (Status)
    • Recommended opponent: Ducklett
    • Attack with: Water
    • Backup opponents: Archen, Emolga
  2. L29 Palpitoad
    • Move set: Aqua Ring (Status), Bulldoze (Ground), Muddy Water (Water), BubbleBeam (Water)
    • Recommended opponent: Swadloon, Leavanny, Cottonee, Petilil
    • Attack with: Grass
    • Backup opponents: Woobat, Sigilyph, Emolga, Pidove
  3. L31 Excadrill
    • Move set: Slash (Normal), Rock Slide (Rock), Bulldoze (Ground), Hone Claws (Status)
    • Recomended opponent: Sandile, Timburr, Throh, Sawk, Scraggy, Drilbur, Palpitoad, Pansage, Cottonee, Petilil
    • Attack with: Fire, Water, Fighting, or Ground

After defeating Clay, you will receive the Quake Badge, and Clay will ask you to visit Chargestone Cave before he will give you the TM for Bulldoze. So, that is your next destination.


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