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Rival Battle Guide

Pokemon Platinum Walkthrough and Guide

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Pokemon Platinum Guide

Rival Battle Guide

This section of the guide has been provided by rate_me.

In the Survival Area, you are able to battle your rival on the weekends. His Pokemon are in the upper 50s and lower 60s when you battle him the first time, and the levels increase by 10 for the second time. The Pokemon will stay in the upper 60s and low 70s until you defeat the Pokemon League 20 times. After you defeat the Pokemon league 20 times, your rival's Pokemon will grow another 10 levels, putting them in the upper 70s and the low 80s. Afterwards, the Pokemon don't grow anymore levels. The reward also increases by 1,000 whenever the Pokemon on his team become stronger. The strategy for the higher level battles remains the same as the strategy for the lower leveled battles, except for the need to have higher leveled Pokemon when facing him.

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| Starter                | Pokemon                     |Rewards  |
 ------------------------ ----------------------------- ----------
|                        | Staraptor    (Lv. 61)       |    --   |
|                        | Rapidash     (Lv. 59)       |    --   |
| Piplup                 | Floatzel     (Lv. 59)       |    --   |
|                        | Snorlax      (Lv. 63)       |    --   |
|                        | Heracross    (Lv. 63)       |    --   |
|                        | Torterra     (Lv. 65)       |   6,500 |
 ------------------------ ----------------------------- ----------
| A lot of Pokemon on his team lack physical Defense, so a       |
| Pokemon with a high Attack stat could sweep his entire team.   |
| Garchomp, Scizor, Gallade or Dialga would be excellent choices.|
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 ------------------------ ----------------------------- ----------
| Starter                | Pokemon                     |Rewards  |
 ------------------------ ----------------------------- ----------
|                        | Staraptor    (Lv. 61)       |    --   |
|                        | Roserade     (Lv. 59)       |    --   |
| Turtwig                | Floatzel     (Lv. 59)       |    --   |
|                        | Snorlax      (Lv. 63)       |    --   |
|                        | Heracross    (Lv. 63)       |    --   |
|                        | Infernape    (Lv. 65)       |   6,500 |
 ------------------------ ----------------------------- ----------
| The strategy for this team is similar to the one for the other.|
| However, this version also has a flying weakness so a Crobat   |
| Staraptor, and Gliscor would be useful Pokemon.                |
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 ------------------------ ----------------------------- ----------
| Starter                | Pokemon                     |Rewards  |
 ------------------------ ----------------------------- ----------
|                        | Staraptor    (Lv. 61)       |    --   |
|                        | Roserade     (Lv. 59)       |    --   |
| Chimchar               | Rapidash     (Lv. 59)       |    --   |
|                        | Snorlax      (Lv. 63)       |    --   |
|                        | Heracross    (Lv. 63)       |    --   |
|                        | Empoleon     (Lv. 65)       |   6,500 |
 ------------------------ ----------------------------- ----------
| Once again, the rival's roster is similar aside from the change|
| in starter and a different combination of Roserade/Rapidash/   |
| Floatzel. Physical sweepers like Garchomp can effortlessly tear|
| through the team with Earthquake and Stone Edge, and mixed     |
| sweepers like Azelf can hit with both special and physical     |
| attacks.                                                       |
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Comments for Rival Battle Guide

 
 
12 comments, latest first.
 
Mar 19th 2015 Guest
So helpful. Before i saw this i almost got pwnd.
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Mar 17th 2013 Guest
boy did this come in handy
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Apr 10th 2012 Guest
If you can score big multipliers, your pokemon don't have to be as strong. If you've EV trained for Speed, and Attack or Special Attack stats, it will be a lot easier. I chose Chimchar, and my team is Infernape, Crobat, Jolteon, Garchomp, Salamence, and Starmie. They have served me well. And they have some unexpected moves, with is a big help for competitive battling.
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Aug 20th 2011 spongey456
ID DOES WORK!!![color=red][/color]
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Aug 20th 2011 spongey456
To get all the starters you have to have two ds's and two pokemon games, when you do choose a starter, do the first gym leader, then trade it to your other game, then delete your game and do it with the other two and there you are, you have all the starters!!!
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Jun 12th 2011 Guest
yeah i agree compleatly but there a breeze for me. warrior
(I chose the nickname worrior because that is what my name means in latin Mark)
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Apr 12th 2011 Guest
These battles can be really hard if not careful !
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Mar 29th 2011 Alana|D
Here read this:
Spoiler:
click to reveal

Hope you enjoyed it
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Feb 24th 2011 Guest
Hey more comments!!! I wrote on every page and i'm the only comment on them!! You guys(or girls) Rock!!!!!(: ,Lanelane
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Feb 19th 2011 Guest
not so fast now two2!
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Feb 11th 2011 Guest
Only one person besides me left a comment!! Wow!!!!(: ,Lanelane
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Dec 30th 2010 MR KARBS
good wow!
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