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Battle Guide: EX Challenge: Pryce (Very Hard)

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Enemy Layout

EX Challenge: Pryce Very Hard - Quest Link & Drop Info
Battle 1

Front Line

Weakness
Swimmer & Floatzel
Move Types
Weakness
Pryce & Dewgong
Move Types
Weakness
Beauty & Walrein
Move Types

EX Pryce: Encounter Notes 

  • Concentrate on Physical Attacks. All enemies have very high Sp.Def.
  • Lowering Defense on Dewgong is also possible and magnifies damage dealt!
  • Dewgong is vulnerable to Paralysis, so that is also a workable strategy.

Enemy Move Order Table

Step Enemy Actions
1 - Ice Fang
2 - Ice Punch
If above fainted:
- Ice Beam
3 - X Sp. Def All
4 - Ice Fang
If above fainted:
- Ice Beam
5 - Ice Punch
If above fainted:
- Ice Beam
6 - Not on My Watch!
7 - Sync Move

Lycanroc & Oshawott Method (Fastest)

Host/Guest Team B
Guest Team A

Left / Middle / Right

Host: Any / Olivia & Lycanroc / Any

Guest A: Olivia & Lycanroc / Hilbert & Oshawott / Any

Guest B: Any / Olivia & Lycanroc / Any

  • Olivia & Lycanroc: Deals damage. Is capable of completing this EX Challenge entirely on their own.
  • Hilbert & Oshawott: Used to sharply increase team attack power.
  • Any: Can be any Electric-type or Physical Striker Sync pair to increase your party's Strength to reach the Recommended Strength levels. They will not need to participate in the battle.

Battle Strategy

A table version of the strategy can be found below for your convenience.

# Player 1
(Guest A)
Player 2
(Host)
Player 3
(Guest B)
1
In This Together!

Hard as Diamonds!

Hard as Diamonds!
2
In This Together!
Make sure Hilbert & Oshawott
buff first!
Target Left

Stone Edge
Target Left

Stone Edge
3
Switch In!
Hard as Diamonds!

Do Nothing

Do Nothing
4 Always Target

Stone Edge
Always Target

Stone Edge
Always Target

Stone Edge
5
X Attack
Always Target

Stone Edge
Always Target

Stone Edge
6 Always Target

Stone Edge

Do Nothing

Do Nothing
7
Unity Attack 1!
8 Always Target

Stone Edge
Always Target

Stone Edge
Always Target

Stone Edge
9 Always Target

Stone Edge
Always Target

Stone Edge
Always Target

Stone Edge
10 Always Target

Stone Edge
Always Target

Stone Edge
Always Target

Stone Edge
11
X Attack
Always Target

Stone Edge
Always Target

Stone Edge
12
Unity Attack 2!
13 Always Target

Stone Edge
Always Target

Stone Edge
Always Target

Stone Edge

Video Link

Credits to Fang Mashiro from YouTube (Discord: tomy#2603) and members of 自覚(jikaku)'s server for coming up with this Olivia/Hilbert strategy!

Olivia Only Method

Host/Guest Teams

Left / Middle / Right

Host: Any / Olivia & Lycanroc / Any

Guest A: Any / Olivia & Lycanroc / Any

Guest B: Any / Olivia & Lycanroc / Any

  • Olivia & Lycanroc: Deals damage. Is capable of completing this EX Challenge entirely on their own.
  • Any: Can be any Electric-type or Physical Striker Sync pair to increase your party's Strength to reach the Recommended Strength levels. They will not need to participate in the battle.

Battle Strategy

A table version of the strategy can be found below for your convenience.

# Player 1
(Guest A)
Player 2
(Host)
Player 3
(Guest B)
1
Hard as Diamonds!

Hard as Diamonds!

Hard as Diamonds!
2 Target Left

Stone Edge
Target Left

Stone Edge
Target Left

Stone Edge
3 Target Right

Stone Edge
Target Left

Stone Edge
Target Right

Stone Edge
4 Target Right

Stone Edge
(Repeat Til Unity)
Target Right

Stone Edge
Target Right

Stone Edge
(Repeat Til Unity)
5
Unity Attack 1!
6
X Attack

X Attack

X Attack
7 Target Right

Stone Edge
(Repeat Til Unity)
Target Right

Stone Edge
(Repeat Til Unity)
Target Right

Stone Edge
(Repeat Til Unity)
8
Unity Attack 2!
9 Target

Stone Edge
(Repeat Til Unity)
Target

Stone Edge
(Repeat Til Unity)
Target

Stone Edge
(Repeat Til Unity)
10
Unity Attack 3!
11 Target

Sync Move
Target

Sync Move
Target

Sync Move
12 Target

Stone Edge
Finish Them Off!
Target

Stone Edge
Finish Them Off!
Target

Stone Edge
Finish Them Off!

Video Link

Credits to AlterEgo131, RED•BLADE, and PapaBeefyfife from YouTube for putting up the first video of the Olivia strategy!

Credits to @D•estiny(suru)#0878, Justin Sorio, and crew for this video of the Olivia strategy (NA version)!

Credits to @tomy#2603 and crew for this alternative video of the Olivia strategy (NA Version, JP voices)!

Elesa Method

Host/Guest Teams

Left / Middle / Right

Host: Elesa & Zebstrika / Kris & Feraligatr / Any

Guest A: Elesa & Zebstrika / Kris & Feraligatr / Any

Guest B: Winona & Pelipper / Hilbert & Oshawott / Elesa & Zebstrika

  • Kris & Feraligatr: Initial damage dealer to take out Floatzel and Walrein.
  • Elesa & Zebstrika: Primary damage dealer to take down Pryce & Dewgong.
  • Winona & Pelipper: Utilize Rain Dance to buff Feraligator's attacks.
  • Hilbert & Oshawott: Used to sharply increase team attack power.
  • Any: Can be any Electric-type or Physical Striker Sync pair to increase your party's Strength to reach the Recommended Strength levels. They will not need to participate in the battle.

Battle Strategy

A table version of the strategy can be found below for your convenience.

# Player 1
(Guest A)
Player 2
(Host)
Player 3
(Guest B)
1
Pick Up the Pace!

Pick Up the Pace!

In This Together!
2 Target Left

Mega Kick
Target Left

Mega Kick

Switch In!
Rain Dance
Make sure to Rain Dance First!
3
Pick Up the Pace!

Pick Up the Pace!

Switch In!
X Attack
4 Target Right

Mega Kick
Target Right

Mega Kick
Target Right

Spark
5
Switch In!
X Attack

In This Together!
Make sure to buf
before Elesa & Zebstrika attack!

Wild Charge
6 Target

Spark
Target

Switch In!
Spark
Target

Spark
7 Target

Spark
Target

Spark
Target

Spark
8
Unity Attack!
9 Target

Wild Charge
Target

Wild Charge
Target

Spark
10
Electrifying!

Electrifying!

Electrifying!
11 Target

Sync Move
Target

Sync Move
Target

Sync Move
12 Target

Do Nothing
Target

Do Nothing
Target

Electrifying!
13
Enemy Sync Move!
14 Target

Electrifying!
Target

Electrifying!
Target

X Attack
15 Target

Wild Charge
Target

Wild Charge
Target

Wild Charge
16 Target

Wild Charge
Finish Them Off!
Target

Waterfall
Finish Them Off!
Target

Any Attack if Dewgong has not fainted
Finish Them Off!

Video Link

Credits to Fang Mashiro from YouTube (Discord: tomy#2603) and members of 自覚(jikaku)'s server for coming up with this Elesa strategy!

F2P Friendly Method

Host Team
Guest Team A
Guest Team B

Left / Middle / Right

Host: Phoebe & Dusclops  / Kahili & Toucannon or Acerola & Palossand / Elesa & Zebstrika

Guest A: Elesa & Zebstrika / Phoebe & Dusclops / Any Physical Striker

Guest B: Nanu & Persian / Hau & Raichu (Alola Form) / Sophocles & Togedemaru or Player & Pikachu

  • Kahili & Toucannon / Acerola & Palossand: Used to draw aggro due to weakness to ice.
  • Elesa & Zebstrika: Primary damage dealer to take down Pryce & Dewgong.
  • Phoebe & Dusclops: Used to tank/buff. Pass on buffs through passive ability.
  • Hau & Raichu (Alola Form): Damage Dealer.
  • Nanu & Persiani: Used to lower enemy defenses with Screech.
  • Sophocles & Togedemaru / Player & Pikachu: Used to take aggro with Sync.
  • Any Physical Striker: Can be any Electric-type or Physical Striker Sync pair to increase your party's Strength to reach the Recommended Strength levels. They will not need to participate in the battle.

Battle Strategy

If you would like a more in-depth look at variations of the strategy (as it is 100% consistent regardless of freezes, flinches and critical hits but need to be adapted in those situations) please refer to this document created by Spark#7538.

# Player 1
(Guest A)
Player 2
(Host)
Player 3
(Guest B)
1
Dire Hit All+

Switch In!
Dire Hit All +

X Sp. Atk
2 Target Right

Double-Edge
Target Right

Double-Edge
Target

Discharge
3 Target Right

Shadow Punch

Unbreakable Bonds!
Target

Discharge
4 Target Right

Shadow Punch
Target Right

Shadow Punch
Target

Discharge
5
Unity Attack 1!
6 Target Left

Shadow Punch

Unbreakable Bonds!
Target

Discharge
7
Unbreakable Bonds!
Target Right

Shadow Punch
Target

Discharge
8 Target Right

Shadow Punch
Target Right

Shadow Punch

Discharge
9
Unbreakable Bonds!

Dire Hit All +
Target

Discharge
10
Enemy Sync Move!
11
Electrifying!
Target

Electrifying!

Screech
12 Target

Sync Move
Target

Sync Move
Target

Switch In!
Sync Move last
13 Target

Wild Charge
Target

Wild Charge


Do Nothing
14
Unity Attack 2!
15 Target

Wild Charge
Finish Them Off!
Target

Wild Charge
Finish Them Off!
Target

Zing Zap
Finish Them Off!

Video Link

Credits to Spark#7538 for uploading a video of this F2P friendly strategy!

Credits and Acknowledgments

Credits to AlterEgo131, RED•BLADE, and PapaBeefyfife from YouTube for putting up the first video of the Olivia Only strategy!

Credits to @D•estiny(suru)#0878, Justin Sorio, and crew for the EN video of the Olivia Only Strategy!

Credits to @tomy#2603 and crew for the alternative video of the Olivia Only Strategy and Elesa Strategy!

Credits to Spark#7538, Azure | 胡蝶しのぶ#2779, and ZedruuMD#2996 for coming up with the F2P Friendly Method!

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