Players of Pokemon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl will need to travel to Canalave City, located in the east of the Sinnoh region, after defeating Fantina in Hearthome City. The city can only be reached by using the players’ newly acquired Surf hidden machine to cross the water on Route 218 and enter the city. There isn’t much to do there at first, so after players defeat their rivals in a brief battle, they can head straight to the city gym to face the city leader, Byron.
Besides being the father of the Oreburgh City gym leader, Roark, Byron is a steel-type Pokemon expert. Players will need to bring their A-game against Byron because he is no pushover like his son was. It won’t be easy, but most players should be able to overcome it without too much trouble if they pick the right Pokemon and level them all up to the high thirties.
How to Beat Byron in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl?
Players must first figure out which moving platforms will lead them directly to Byron before engaging in combat with him. Although you’ll have to fight a few trainers along the way, this is the quickest route to the gym’s top dog.
Take the platform on the far right side, near the miner in the green suit, and beat the trainer to the left of the entrance.
Head south after being transported to the next floor and take the lone platform that will take you back down. A green-haired trainer should be waiting for you if everything is done correctly.
Once he’s been defeated and the platform in front of him has been taken, proceed to the one platform on the left side of the room. Then, on this side of the room, take the platform to the third floor.
Take the platform directly in front of you on this floor and continue walking until you come across another miner and step on the platform to his right. Continue walking in this direction until you come across a karate instructor.
After this battle, head south until you see the platforms on the right and step on them.
You’ll be taken down to face one final trainer.
After that, return to the first floor by taking the platform behind them. Continue to the left and step onto the red platform to arrive in Byron.
Which Pokémon Does Byron Use?
Gym Leader Byron only fights Steel-type Pokémon, which comes as no surprise. Bronzor (Lv. 36), Steelix (Lv. 36), and Bastiodon (Lv. 39) are the three creatures, and they are used in this order.
No matter what type of Pokémon you have, we recommend having Pokémon that are on the same level or higher. Weaker Pokémon will be unable to defeat it before Byron uses a Super Potion, thanks to moves like Bastiodon’s Iron Defense.
Surprisingly, it’s Electric attacks that you should be wary of. Steelix’s Thunder Fang and Bastiodon’s Thunderbolt are two of the most commonly used.
Furthermore, because Bronzor starts the fight with Confuse Ray, it’s best to bring Full Heals to avoid confusion or paralysis.
Best Pokémon to Use Against Bryon in the Canalave City Gym
In comparison to previous gym battles, if the majority of your Pokémon are leveled higher than Bryon’s, the battle should be a breeze.
Steel-types are vulnerable to the game’s most common Pokémon up to this point, which are Fire, Fighting, and Ground. When it comes to fighting Steel Pokémon, these are the species that thrive the most.
Ponyta is one of the easiest Fire-types to find in Route 210, 211, and 214, especially during the day, for those without Chimcar and its evolved forms.
You should be able to catch one at Route 214 that has moves like Flame Charge, Flame Wheel, and Ember, all of which are extremely effective against all three Pokémon.
Okay, now is the time to actually put Geodude to work. This Pokémon is by far the most common in random encounters up to this point, with main residences in each cave and in the area between Routes 207 and 215.
You can find it or Graveler at the nearby Iron Island caves if he hasn’t been caught yet. Bryon’s party will suffer as a result of learned moves like Bulldoze and Smack Down.
Trainers should have caught Fighting-type Pokémon Meditite or Medicham by traveling between Routes 208 and 217.
Further, they can learn moves from most other types, including effective moves like Rock Smash, Rock Slide, and Fire Punch, which they can use in this game.
However, make sure it’s above Level 28, as that’s when it’ll learn High Jump Kick, a massive 130-power attack.
Well, that’s all we have here about how you can beat Byron in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl. We hope this guide helped you.
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