Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl Snowpoint City Gym: How to Beat and Rematch Candice

A Pokémon Trainer standing outside of Snowpoint Gym in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl.

Throughout your Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl adventure around the Sinnoh Region, you'll be doing a lot of battling. This includes all eight of the gym leaders, and maybe even rematches with them too. The seventh gym in Sinnoh is Snowpoint City Gym. Here, you'll face its leader, Candice, and her ice-types, as well as the notorious Snowpoint Gym puzzle.

In this guide, we explain how to solve the Snowpoint Gym Puzzle, beat Candice, and how to later beat her in a rematch.

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How To Beat Snowpoint City Gym and Candice

To get to Candice, you'll first need to warm up by battling with some trainers and solving the Snowpoint Gym puzzle. This one can be pretty tricky to wrap your head around, so we've embedded a video by Gamer Guru to show you, step by step, how to complete the puzzle:

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That's how to solve the Snowpoint City Gym puzzle. After that, your remaining challenge is to battle Candice. Here are the four Pokémon she throws at you, their type, approximate level, and weaknesses:

Pokemon Type Approximate Level Weaknesses
SnoverIce, Grass38Fire, Bug, Poison, Steel, Flying, Fighting
SneaselIce, Dark38Fire, Bug, Rock, Steel, Fighting, Fairy
MedichamPsychic, Fighting40Ghost, Flying, Fairy
AbomasnowIce, Grass42Fire, Bug, Poison, Steel, Flying, Fighting
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How To Rematch Snowpoint City Gym and Candice

A Pokémon Trainer facing a Trainer next to Candice, leader of Snowpoint 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.

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

Pokemon Type Approximate Level Weaknesses
AbomasnowIce, Grass68Fire, Bug, Poison, Steel, Flying, Fighting
MamoswineIce, Ground68Fire, Grass, Water, Steel, Fighting
JynxIce, Psychic70Fire, Dark, Bug, Steel, Ghost, Rock
GlaceonIce70Fire, Steel, Fighting
FroslassIce, Ghost72Fire, Steel, Ghost, Dark
WeavileIce, Dark72Fire, Bug, Steel, Fighting, Fairy

That's all there is to know when it comes to facing, or rematching, Candice of Snowpoint City Gym in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl. As you approach the final gym and the Elite Four, you might want to consider levelling up your Pokémon or evolving them. Check out our evolution guide and how to get all the evolution stones to try your hand at this.