What are Spiritomb's weaknesses in Pokémon Sparkling Diamond and Sparkling Pearl?

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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 negated by each other. It took a while to acquire the Pokemon, but once players did, they had a menacing Pokemon in their hands.

In Pokémon Sparkling Diamond and Sparkling Pearl, Spiritomb is back and a little easier to catch. However, this is not the main reason why players are interested in Pokémon. Champion Cynthia uses a Spirtomb which has always caused problems for players and the same problems persist with Sinnoh remakes.



So the question remains as it did in 2007, how do you beat Spiritomb?

Spiritomb's Weaknesses in Pokémon Sparkling Diamond and Sparkling Pearl

Spiritomb can only be captured in one location. (Photo: Game Freak)

Spiritomb only has one move type which is super effective against him, being Fairy. The type wasn't introduced until Gen VI, so players couldn't use it in the original games. However, Fairy types are in Pokémon Sparkling Diamond and Sparkling Pearl and players can take full advantage of them to defeat Spritiomb.

Obviously, a Fairy-type Pokemon is the best option to use against Spiritomb, which is usually Cynthia's first Pokemon. The best fairy options are Togekiss and Gardevoir, both of which are relatively easy to acquire once players grab their pre-evolved forms. Everyone can learn a wide variety of fairy-type moves to defeat Spiritomb.


Spiritomb is found with the odd keystone. (Photo: Game Freak)

Dazzling Gleam might be the best move, though. It has a base power of 90 and an accuracy of 100, with its power being increased if used by a Fairy-type Pokemon. 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 Poké Dollars. If you don't have access to a regular Fairy-type Pokémon, this TM is your best bet against Spiritomb in Pokémon Sparkling Diamond and Sparkling Pearl.


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