Guide for Wyndon Champion Cup Semifinals (Hop)
The Wyndon Champion Cup is the pokemon league in Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield. Trainers who have collected eight gym badges are able to sign-up and compete with each other before proceeding to the finals stage. One of the semifinal challengers in the champion cup is Hop.
Hop has assembled a team with various types, so you need to adjust each time he sends out a new Pokemon. By now, your team should consist of various different kinds of Pokemon that cover each other’s weaknesses. Hop’s team has two normal types, a steel type, an electric type, and a starter. With his team consisting of diverse types, you have a bit of leeway when building your team. If you kept and trained your starter since the first day, you already have one Pokemon to work with. However, if you didn’t keep your starter, we posted some alternatives that you might have encountered along the way. For those who didn’t choose Scorbunny, you can opt to use Arcanine to deal with Corviknight. Some of his Pokemon might require certain types to have a better shot at winning. Fighting types like Conkeldurr and Machamp can easily dispatch his normal types. If trading is not an option for you at the moment, you can use other fighting types instead. When battling Pincurchin, you can even use Ferrothorn in place of Dugtrio or Flygon because it resists electric type moves.
- Dragon: Goodra
- Fire: Arcanine, Cinderace, Flareon, Ninetales
- Fighting: Conkeldurr, Machamp, Pangoro
- Grass: Ferrothorn, Leafeon, Rillaboom
- Ground: Dugtrio, Flygon
- Steel: Corviknight
- Water: Gyarados, Inteleon, Vaporeon
Hop Semifinals Battle
- Dubwool (Lv. 48), Snorlax (Lv. 47), Corviknight (Lv. 48), Pincurchin (Lv. 47), (Starter) (Lv. 49)
Prepare a fighting type Pokemon such as Conkeldurr or Machamp before the fight. He starts with Dubwool, a normal type Pokemon. Have your Pokemon strike it with a fighting type move and it should go down. Hop will then send out Snorlax. Corviknight takes regular damage if Snorlax decides to use Hammer Arm, but if you have a fighting type, you can easily take it out the same as before. After Snorlax goes down, Hop will send out Corviknight. If you chose Scorbunny, you can swap in Cinderace and use a fire type move to quickly knock it out. Otherwise, you can use Arcanine, which has a bonus of reducing its attack with its ability. Now Hop is down to two Pokemon and sends out Pincurchin. Switch out your Pokemon for a ground type like Flygon and hit it with a ground type move. Hop’s last Pokemon is his starter. If you still have your starter on the team, send it out and have it use a dynamaxed boosted move to end the battle. Otherwise, you can use another Pokemon of the same type as your starter or a dynamaxed dragon type to defeat his fully evolved starter.
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