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Battle Guide: EX Challenge: Skyla (Very Hard)

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Enemy Layout

Battle 1

Front Line

Weakness
Hiker & Haunter
Move Types
Weakness
Skyla & Swanna
Move Types
Weakness
Hiker & Haunter
Move Types

F2P Rosa & Olivia Method (Faster)

Team Suggestions

Team Rosa: Rosa & Serperior, Fodder

Team Olivia: Olivia & Lycanroc (Midnight Form), Fodder

Click to check out a community-generated infographic for what Fodder is available for Team Rosa (and the required Gear Strength)

Notes:

  • If you do not have a 100% clear rate fodder team, Team Rosa can still win 100% with a level 14 2★ Grass Pin
  • If you have a Lycanroc for Team Rosa, the slightly slower Alternative Lycanroc Strategy (see page 2) can be used.
  • Preferably, the 3rd fodder has a 100% Accuracy move on Team Rosa
  • The order of fodder matters, follow 2nd and 3rd fodder listing from the infographic above
  • Team Rosa should host, and they need to be the first to attack on turn 3

A text-version of this strategy can be found here! A table version is shown below for convenience.

Strategy: Table Form
# Player 1
(Olivia)
Player 2
(Host, Rosa)
Player 3
(Olivia)
1
Hard as Diamonds!

Do Nothing

Hard as Diamonds!
2
X Attack

Do Nothing

X Attack
3 Target Middle

Stone Edge
Target Middle

Switch In!
High Accuracy Move
Immediately after
enemy queues Hex
Target Middle

Stone Edge
4 Target Middle

Stone Edge

If Wait and let self faint
Otherwise:
Switch In!
Serperior
Target Middle

Stone Edge
5 Target Middle

Stone Edge

Do Nothing
Target Middle

Stone Edge
6
Unity Attack 1!
7 Target Middle

Stone Edge

Time to Energize!
Target Middle

Stone Edge
8 Target Middle

Stone Edge
(After Rosa queues
Giga Drain)

Giga Drain
queue before
Lycanrocs move
Target Middle

Stone Edge
(After Rosa queues
Giga Drain)
9 Target Middle

Stone Edge
Til Sync Read
or Unity

Any Move
Target Middle

Stone Edge
Til Sync Read
or Unity
10
Unity Attack 2!
11 Target High HP

Sync Move
Finish them off!

Any Move
Teammates Finish Off
Target High HP

Sync Move
Finish them off!

Phoebe & Olivia Method (Slower)

Team Suggestions

Olivia & Lycanroc / Phoebe & Dusclops / ANY

  • All three players should have the above two Sync Pairs, and any third Sync Pair
  • All Pairs should have decent gear equipped (Any 1* Lv6+ Gear will suffice)

Party Configuration:

  • Center: Phoebe & Dusclops
  • Left: Olivia & Lycanroc
  • Right: Anyone (will not be used, otherwise can be used to tank Brave Bird)
Battle Strategy
Battle Strategy (Text Form)
# Player 1 Player 2 Player 3
1
Dire Hit All

Dire Hit All

Dire Hit All
2
Shadow Punch
Repeat til Unity

Shadow Punch
Repeat til Unity

Shadow Punch
Repeat til Unity
3
Unity Attack 1!
4
Shadow Punch

Shadow Punch

Shadow Punch
5
Shadow Punch
Repeat til Unity

Unbreakable Bonds! 1x
Shadow Punch until Unity

Shadow Punch
Repeat til Unity
6
Unity Attack 2! (Ideally pre-enemy Sync Move)
7
<1/2 HP: Double Edge
>1/2 HP: Shadow Punch

<1/2 HP: Double Edge
>1/2 HP: Shadow Punch

<1/2 HP: Double Edge
>1/2 HP: Shadow Punch
8
Enemy Sync Move!
9
Unbreakable Bonds!
(if alive)

Unbreakable Bonds!
(if alive)

Unbreakable Bonds!
(if alive)
10
Hard as Diamonds!

Hard as Diamonds!

Hard as Diamonds!
11
Stone Edge
Repeat til Unity

Stone Edge
Repeat til Unity

Stone Edge
Repeat til Unity
12
Unity Attack 3! (As many Lycanroc as possible)
13
Sync Move
(if possible)

Sync Move
(if possible)

Sync Move
(if possible)
14
Stone Edge
Finish them off!

Stone Edge
Finish them off!

Stone Edge
Finish them off!

Solo Method: Phoebe/Agatha/Olivia

Check out the below video by Alterego131 for a viable solo strategy against EX Skyla (Very Hard)!

  • Note the usage of emotes to guide the A.I. to use the correct actions.

Video Links

Check out the below for a video by Alterego131 for the F2P Rosa & Olivia method (Italian language ver.)!

  • Check out the below for a video by midnightblue17 for the F2P Rosa & Olivia method!
  • Check out the below a user-submitted video of the Phoebe & Olivia method!

Credits and Acknowledgments

A big thank you to Darasaki, Karr, and One Snap Pea from the Pokemon Masters GP Discord for their permission to post the Phoebe and Olivia method!

An additional thank you to @shrubin#1866, @Lightmare#8026, @CaptainxRazer#6775, @toninokm#1059, @Davidkova#5340, @dracarys#3450, @Tori#2715, and AlterEgo131 (YouTube) for the F2P Rosa and Olivia method! A thank you to AlterEgo131 for the solo method as well!

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