I do love me a good Pokemon puzzle. I fondly remember my first time sliding around Snowpoint City Gym in the first iteration of Pokemon Diamond.
If you’re a little stuck with this puzzle, here’s a speedy solution.
You’ll need to use the sliding mechanics to crash into the snowballs scattered around the gym and break them. This means you need to approach from the correct angle, and also have built up enough momentum to actually break it.
If you leave or get KOed by a trainer before beating Candice, you’ll have to start all over again!
Upon entering the gym, slide to the left from the fourth row of tiles so that you crash into a large unbreakable snowball against the wall. Next, head north to the third of three white tiles. Once you land on it, slide to the right, which will take you to two connected white tiles on the opposite side of the gym. By moving to the tile below the one you first landed on and then sliding left, you can destroy the giant snowball blocking the first ladder.
Next head up the stairs to your left and then down and to the right so that they land on the white tile closest to the gym’s entrance. Then, head north, slide into and defeat the Ace Trainer to the right. Slide back down in the direction of the gym’s entrance. This will allow you to land on another white tile (next to another Trainer), from which you’ll be able to slide to the right to destroy three of the snowballs in the central area.
After defeating the trainer next to the white tile you end up on, go right and then north before climbing the stairs to the right. At the top, slide right and then north so that you can take the next set of stairs up to the highest level. From there, slide north to the gym’s back wall and then head left to the two white tiles. Next, slide south from the tile on the left, and then take a left from the white tile that you land on to destroy three more snowballs.
Next, walk one space north and slide to the right from the spot where you end up, in order to take out the final two snowballs in the central area.
Now you need to make your way back towards the entrance by sliding left and down until you reach the stairs near the unbreakable snowball in the gym’s southwest corner. After climbing them, they’ll head north via a second white tile. You will reach an unbreakable snowball and then need to slide to the right to take out the snowball that’s blocking the penultimate ladder.
To break the final snowball, you must return to the spot next to the unbreakable snowball in the gym’s southwest corner, head north one tile, and then right to the white tile near the gym’s entrance from earlier on. From this spot, slide up, left, and then down. This will take you to another unbreakable snowball, from which you can slide to the right and take out the final snowball that’s blocking the way!
Congratulations! Now you can return to the entrance, from where you’ll be able to head all the way to Candice. Good luck with the battle! If you have fire types on your team, this should be a breeze.
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