Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl Oreburgh City Gym: How to Beat and Rematch Roark

A Pokémon Trainer and their Lickiting standing outside Oreburgh City Gym in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl.

As you play Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, you'll be required to defeat eight gym leaders before then beating the Elite Four and Sinnoh Champion. Following this, you can then go ahead and rematch everyone too for extra EXP, money, and fun. The first of the eight gym leaders is Roark of Oreburgh City, a master of rock-types.

In this guide, we explain how to beat Roark of Oreburgh City Gym, and how to later beat him in a rematch.

Read More: Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl: Type Chart, Strengths and Weaknesses of All Pokémon

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How To Beat Oreburgh City Gym and Roark

Roark, leader of Oreburgh City Gym in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl.
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After finding Roark in the mines of Oreburgh City, he will return to the gym and be ready to battle with you. Luckily, he's rather easy to counter, provided that all your party of Pokémon are of Level 10 or higher.

Here are the three Pokémon he throws at you, their type, approximate level, and weaknesses:

Pokemon Type Approximate Level Weaknesses
GeodudeRock12Water, Grass, Ground, Steel, Fighting, Ice
OnixRock12Water, Grass, Ground, Steel, Fighting, Ice
CranidosRock14Water, Grass, Ground, Steel, Fighting
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How To Rematch Oreburgh City Gym and Roark

A Pokémon Trainer faces Roark in the Oreburgh City Gym of 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.

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Here is Roark's second party of Pokémon that you'll need to prepare for:

Pokemon Type Approximate Level Weaknesses
RelicanthRock64Ground, Grass, Fighting, Electric
AerodactylFlying, Rock66Rock, Water, Steel, Ice, Electric
TyranitarRock, Dark68Ground, Grass, Bug, Water, Steel, Fighting, Fairy
ProbopassRock, Bug68Ground, Water, Fighting
ArmaldoRock, Bug70Rock, Water, Steel
RampardosRock72Ground, Grass, Water, Steel, Fighting

There you have it! With a strong party, you're likely to have next to no trouble taking on Roark in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl. For some downtime between battles, why not check out Amity Square and Super Contest Shows? Or, if you're already the Sinnoh Champion, check out how to catch all the legendary Pokémon.