25 Nov 2021 5:17 PM +00:00 UTC

Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl Sunyshore City Gym: How to Beat and Rematch Volkner

A Pokémon Trainer and their Palkia standing outside of Sunyshore City Gym in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl.

As you play Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, you'll be doing a lot of battling. Much of this Wil be with the eight gyms around Sinnoh as you earn your badges from them or rematch them! The final gym leader you will face is Volkner of Sunyshore City Gym, who specialises in Electric-types.

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

Read More: Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl: How To Get All Legendary Pokémon

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How To Beat Sunyshore City Gym and Volkner

A Pokémon Trainer navigating the Sunyshore City Gym puzzle in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl.
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As with many of the other gyms you have faced up to now, Sunyshore City Gym has yet another puzzle for you to solve before you can face Volkner. Fortunately, we've explained how to complete the puzzle step by step below:

  • Step on the green button to your right, then the left button. Advance to the next room.
  • Step on the first blue button 3 times, then go up the stairs to the left.
  • Step on the second blue button, then the green button, and then go up the stairs to your right and advance to the next room.
  • Step on the red button to your right, then step on the button to your left.
  • Go up the stairs to your left, then step on the green button twice. Go right and step on the blue button and proceed down the stairs to your right.
  • Stand on the red button to the right again, then go back up the stairs on your right, and you'll be able to face and battle with Volkner!
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Here are the four Pokémon he throws at you, their type, approximate level, and weaknesses:

Pokemon Type Approximate Level Weaknesses
RaichuElectric46Ground
AmbipomNormal47Fighting
OctilleryWater47Electric, Grass
LuxrayElectric49Ground

How To Rematch Sunyshore City Gym and Volkner

A Pokémon Trainer facing Volkner, leader of Sunyshore 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 Volkner's second party of Pokémon that you'll need to prepare for:

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Pokemon Type Approximate Level Weaknesses
LanturnElectric, Water66Ground, Grass
JolteonElectric68Ground
PelipperWater, Flying70Electric, Rock
RaichuElectric70Ground
LuxrayElectric70Ground
ElectivireElectric75Ground

That's all you need to know about beating Volkner of Sunyshore City Gym in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl. Now, with some time spent levelling up or breeding the perfect party, you're ready to take on the Elite Four and become the Sinnoh Champion.