Back in the original Pokémon Diamond and Pearl games, Spiritomb had no glaring weaknesses. It’s a Ghost and Dark-type Pokémon, so its weaknesses are canceled out by each other. It took quite a while to acquire the Pokémon but once players did, they had a menacing Pokémon on their hands.
In Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, Spiritomb is back and a little easier to catch. However, that’s not the main reason players are interested in the Pokémon. Champion Cynthia employs a Spirtomb that’s always given players trouble and the same problems are persisting with the Sinnoh remakes.
So the question remains as it did back in 2007, how do you beat Spiritomb?
Spiritomb’s weaknesses in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl
Spiritomb only has one move type that’s super effective against it, being Fairy. The type wasn’t introduced until Generation VI so players couldn’t use it in the original games. However, Fairy-types are in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl and players can take full advantage of them to take down Spritiomb.
Obviously, a Fairy-type Pokémon is the best option to employ against Spiritomb, which is usually Cynthia’s first Pokémon. The best Fairy options are Togekiss and Gardevoir, both of whom are relatively easy to acquire after players have caught their pre-evolved forms. Each can learn a wide variety of Fairy-type moves to take down Spiritomb.
Dazzling Gleam is perhaps the best move, though. It has 90 base power and 100 accuracy, with its power being increased if used by a Fairy-type Pokémon. If players don’t have access to a Fairy-type, they can use the free Jirachi and teach it the move instead. If Jirachi isn’t an option, then something like Roserade, Kadabra or one of the Lake Pokémon can all learn Dazzling Gleam.
The TM for Dazzling Gleam can be purchased from the Veilstone City Department Store for 3,000 Poké Dollars. If you don’t have access to a regular Fairy-type Pokémon, that TM is your best bet against Spiritomb in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl.
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