How to Rematch the Elite Four in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl

After defeating the Elite Four for the first time in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, you can challenge them...
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After defeating the Elite Four for the first time in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, you can challenge them to a rematch, in which they will use higher levelled Pokémon and more powerful teams. In this guide, we’ll detail how to rematch the Elite Four in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, as well as their new teams

How to Rematch the Elite Four in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl

To rematch the Elite Four in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, simply visit the Pokémon League and enter the door you entered the first time you fought the Elite Four. All of the Elite Four members, and the Champion, will now have the same team they used in Pokémon Platinum, which is much more balanced and harder to face. Their levels will also rise by around six.

Once Heatran has been caught or defeated, rematches will get even harder. Their teams will gain a new member and/or have members replaced for an even better overall balance. Not only this, but their Pokémon are all EV trained, have increased by ten levels and have incredibly dangerous movesets. Do not attempt rematches without being prepared. Lucky for you, we’ve listed the teams for all Elite Four members, and Cynthia, during their rematches in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl below.

Elite Four Rematch Teams in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl

Bertha’s Elite Four Rematch Teams

First Rematch

  • Whiscash w/Rando Berry – Level 66
  • Gliscor w/ Sitrus Berry – Level 69
  • Golem w/ Soft Sand – Level 68
  • Hippowdon w/ Chesto Berry – Level 68
  • Rhyperior w/ Muscle Band – Level 71

Second Rematch

  • Whiscash w/Rando Berry – Level 76
  • Gliscor w/ Sitrus Berry – Level 79
  • Nidoking w/ Life Orb – Level 79
  • Hippowdon w/ Chesto Berry – Level 78
  • Mamoswine w/ Never-Melt Ice – Level 78
  • Rhyperior w/ Muscle Band – Level 81

Flint’s Elite Four Rematch Teams

First Rematch

  • Houndoom w/ Wise Glasses – Level 68
  • Flareon w/ Sitrus Berry – Level 71
  • Rapidash w/ Wide Lens – Level 69
  • Infernape w/ Focus Sash – Level 71
  • Magmortar w/ Lum Berry – Level 73

Second Rematch

  • Ninetales w/ Heat Rock – Level 78
  • Houndoom w/ Wise Glasses – 78
  • Rapidash w/ Wide Lens – Level 79
  • Infernape w/ Focus Sash – Level 81
  • Arcanine w/ Shuca Berry – Level 81
  • Magmortar w/ Lum Berry – Level 83

Lucian’s Elite Four Rematch Teams

First Rematch

  • Mr Mime w/ Light Clay – Level 69
  • Espeon w/ Mental Herb – Level 71
  • Bronzong w/ Muscle Band – Level 70
  • Alakazam w/ Life Orb – Level 72
  • Gallade w/ Sitrus Berry – Level 75

Second Rematch

  • Mr Mime w/ Light Clay – Level 79
  • Espeon w/ Mental Herb – Level 81
  • Bronzong w/ Muscle Band – Level 80
  • Alakazam w/ Life Orb – Level 82
  • Slowbro w/ Leftovers – Level 82
  • Gallade w/ Sitrus Berry – Level 85

Champion Cynthia’s Elite Four Rematch Teams

First Rematch

  • Spiritomb w/ Sitrus Berry – Level 74
  • Roserade w/ Expert Belt – Level 74
  • Togekiss w/ Leftovers – Level 76
  • Lucario w/ Wise Glasses – Level 76
  • Milotic w/ Flame Orb – Level 74
  • Garchomp w/ Yache Berry – Level 78

Second Rematch

  • Spiritomb w/ Sitrus Berry – Level 84
  • Porygon-Z w/ Expert Belt – Level 85
  • Togekiss w/ Leftovers – Level 86
  • Lucario w/ Focus Sash – Level 86
  • Milotic w/ Flame Orb – Level 84
  • Garchomp w/ Yache Berry – Level 88

Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl are available now for Nintendo Switch.

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