During your time playing Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, you'll have to face eight gyms, the Elite Four, and the Champion before you can become the Sinnoh Champion yourself. After this, all eight gyms will be available for a rematch, too! The second of the gyms is Eterna City, which has Gardenia, a master of grass-types, as its leader.
In this guide, we explain how to beat Gardenia of Eterna City Gym, and how to later beat her in a rematch.
How To Beat Eterna City Gym and Gardenia
First and foremost, you'll need to solve the Eterna City Gym puzzle in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl before you can battle Gardenia. This puzzle is a rather simple one, and requires you to locate four Pokémon Trainers hiding amongst the forest in the gym. Pictured above, we have shown the location of all four Trainers; if you can't see the trainer, our player is facing their position. Simply walk to that area and press A, then let the battle commence!
Once all four Trainers have been successfully beaten, Gardenia will appear. Here are the three Pokémon she throws at you, their type, approximate level, and weaknesses:
|Cherubi||Grass||19||Bug, Fire, Ice, Poison, Flying|
|Turtwig||Grass||19||Bug, Fire, Ice, Poison, Flying|
|Roserade||Grass, Poison||22||Fire, Ice, Flying, Psychic|
How To Rematch Eterna City Gym and Gardenia
After defeating the Elite Four and Cynthia in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, you'll be crowned the Sinnoh Champion. You will then be able to return to each gym across the Sinnoh Region and rematch all leaders.
Here is Gardenia's second party of Pokémon that you'll need to prepare for:
|Jumpluff||Grass, Flying||66||Fire, Flying, Ice, Rock, Poison|
|Breloom||Grass, Fighting||68||Fire, Flying, Ice, Poison, Psychic, Fairy|
|Torterra||Grass, Ground||68||Fire, Flying, Ice, Bug|
|Cherrim||Grass||69||Fire, Flying, Ice, Bug, Poison|
|Sunflora||Grass||70||Fire, Flying, Ice, Bug, Poison|
|Roserade||Grass, Poison||72||Fire, Flying, Ice, Psychic|
That's all you need to know about beating, and rematching Gardenia of Eterna City Gym in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl. If you're still making your way through the gyms, check out Super Contest Shows or the Grand Underground if you need a break from battling. Alternatively, if you're now the Sinnoh Champion, try to get your hands on some legendary Pokémon!