Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl Hearthome City Gym: How to Beat and Rematch Fantina

A Pokémon Trainer and their Lickitung outside of Hearthome City Gym in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl.

During your time playing Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, you'll do a lot of battling. Some of that will be when you counter each of the Sinnoh Region's eight gym leaders. If you're no good at maths, you may spend most of your time battling Trainers in Hearthome City Gym, as you try to make your way to Fantina and take on her ghost-types.

In this guide, we explain how to beat Fantina of Hearthome City Gym, and how to later beat her in a rematch.

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How To Beat Hearthome City Gym and Fantina

A Pokémon Trainer answering questions in Hearthome City Gym in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl.
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Before you even get to battle with Fantina in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, you'll need to do some simple maths first. Here are all the answers to get through Hearthome City Gym:

  • Floor 1: Answer is 15, go through the right door.
  • Floor 2: Answer is 40, go through the middle door.
  • Floor 3: Answer is 39, go through the left door.
  • Floor 4: Answer is 40, go through the right door.
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Here are the three Pokémon she throws at you, their type, approximate level, and weaknesses:

Pokemon Type Approximate Level Weaknesses
DrifblimGhost, Flying32Ghost, Dark, Rock, Ice, Electric
GengarGhost, Poison34Ghost, Dark, Psychic
MismagiusGhost36Ghost, Dark

How To Rematch Hearthome City Gym and Fantina

A Pokémon Trainer faces Fantina, leader of Hearthome City Gym, in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl.
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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 Fantina's second party of Pokémon that you'll need to prepare for:

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Pokemon Type Approximate Level Weaknesses
BanetteGhost65Ghost, Dark
DrifblimGhost, Flying68Ghost, Dark, Ice, Rock, Electric
DusknoirGhost70Ghost, Dark
MismagiusGhost70Ghost, Dark
FrosglassGhost, Ice72Ghost, Dark, Steel, Fire
GengarGhost, Poison72Ghost, Dark, Psychic

That's all you need to know to be able to take on Fantina of Hearthome City Gym in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl! Between gym battles, we recommend that you take time to relax by strolling Amity Square, exploring the Grand Underground, or taking part in Super Contest Shows.