Pokemon Nimbus Guide: Exploring Adyne, The Land of Thundurus

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It’s always wonderful to have a lot of variety in Pokémon fangames. We can have fangames where you can find deep lore, new battle mechanics, a ton of Pokémon up for grabs, long and heavy sidequests, extensive zones to explore, and much more.

But then, there are games like Pokémon Nimbus, where you can find an easy-to-follow and lighthearted story, a small yet cozy region you can get to know in a moment, a lot of comedy moments that help you empathize with the characters, and a stern but fair challenge when it comes to battles.

You don’t always have to innovate to create something fresh; that’s why Pokémon Nimbus is a game you need to check out!

Story Synopsis

This game takes place in Adyne, a small region with many traditions and a particular love for Thundurus, a Legendary Pokémon who helped Adyneans when a heavy storm was subduing their home.

A lot of time passed, and now the story starts with you, a little kid who will start your own Gym Challenge.

During your tour through Adyne, you’ll meet Team Cyclone, a group of crazy lads who want to summon Thundurus and dominate it to conquer Adyne. Your mission will be to stop them from damaging Adyne and Thundurus.

That’s it. As I said, it’s a simple plot, and it’s excellent; you don’t always need heavy lore to enjoy a Pokémon game. If you think about it, this plot resembles Pokémon Red and Blue!

What’s New

  • Pokémon from Gen 1 to 7
  • Battle mechanics updated to Gen 7 (Fairy-type, Special/Physical split, Etc.)
  • New Mega Evolutions
  • 3D Animations and Models resembling Gen 5 battle graphics
  • A new region to explore, named Adyne
  • Sidequests

Walkthrough

Prologue

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The game starts in Tinylog Town, your hometown. You are a little kid who applied to be Professor Ilex’s Assistant Researcher, and good news! She approved you! It’s time to pack it all up and head to her lab. It’s next to your house.

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You’ll also meet Layla, your neighbor and soon-to-be rival. After a brief talk, head to the Professor’s lab.

She’ll let you choose your starter, which can be Darumaka, Shroomish, or Wooper. Darumaka is the best option; it’s potent since the start, and Fire-types are a must in this game.

After choosing your starter, go north, as Professor Ilex asked you to retrieve a package in Tricross Town. There’s also a Trainer’s School where you must register for the Gym Challenge.

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As you get out of the Lab, Layla will catch you. You’ll have a battle against her; she has a Beedrill at Level 10. Shroomish will have a hard time against it, but Darumaka will quickly sweep it.

Tricross Town

Welcome to Tricross Town, the place where you’ll spend a lot of time training your Pokémon. But first, go to the Pokémon Center, then go upstairs and retrieve the package Professor Ilex asked you to take.

Now, head back to Tinylog and deliver the package. As a thank you, she’ll give you the Exp. Share, five Poké Balls and the Shiny Charm. There’s no Pokédex in this game, by the way. Now, go back to Tricross Town, head to the Pokémon League register to sign in, and then go to the Trainer’s School.

Here, you’ll have some battles that will get progressively harder over time. At this point, you should sweep the first few battles, and it’ll be even easier if you took Darumaka with you.

Second Battle Against Layla

After three battles, the last trial to pass the exam is against Layla. This is her team:

  • Flaaffy (Electric), Lvl. 17
  • Beedrill (Bug/Poison), Lvl. 18
  • Eevee (Normal), Lvl. 17

Flaaffy can paralyze your Pokémon, while Beedrill can poison them. There’s not much to do besides being very offensive against them, so that’s your task.

Thanks to the three previous battles, your Pokémon should have enough level to defeat Layla easily. As you win, you can finally head North, where you’ll find the first Gym of the game. Next destination: Scirto City!

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As you leave the Trainer’s School, you’ll see two black-dressed guys peeping into the building and plotting to steal a generator.

They introduce themselves as Team Cyclone and will be the game’s bad guys. After a short battle, where you’ll face a Tentacool and an Emolga (both at Lvl. 19), you can continue.

Scirto City

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Welcome to Scirto City! This game has sidequests, so you should explore the City and do them all to get some rewards. Do the same whenever you visit a new place!

First Gym Badge, Miror B

This Gym is based on Dancing moves. It doesn’t have an established type, so you’ll have to adapt to everything you’ll find here. This is Miror B’s team:

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  • Scraggy (Dark/Fighting), Lvl. 24
  • Ludicolo (Water/Grass), Lvl. 25
  • Kirlia (Psychic/Fairy), Lvl. 24

Ludicolo is very annoying; it has Astonish and has many chances to make your Pokémon flinch.

Flying-types are good against it, so if you have a Pidove or a Natu (or Xatu), it’ll be easy to take it down. Kirlia is Miror B’s Ace Pokémon; It’ll increase its Speed as soon as it hits the field.

It’s a power all Gym Leaders will have, so be careful with that. As you win, the funky guy will give you the Disco Badge, the TM75, Swords Dance, and you can continue with your adventure.

Third Battle Against Layla

As you get out of the Gym, Layla and Professor Ilex will be there. Ilex wants to give you a Surfboard (which replaces the overworld usage of Surf), but first, you’ll have to battle with Layla! This is her team:

  • Flaaffy (Electric), Lvl. 24
  • Beedrill (Bug/Poison), Lvl. 25
  • Glaceon (Ice), Lvl. 25

Your starter should have evolved at this point, so this battle is easy. If you have Darmanitan, it can quickly sweep Layla’s team. Quagsire can do the same, especially against Glaceon and Flaaffy.

Breloom is strong against Glaceon and Flaaffy, but Beedrill can sweep it out, so you might need a Flying-type on your team. As you win, Professor Ilex will give you the Surfboard to travel through the sea so you can reach Altum City, your next destination. Before travelling there, you might want to train your Pokémon a bit.

Go back to Tricross Town and talk with the manager. She’ll let you train against some Audino, giving your Pokémon a lot of Exp. Training here costs money, so be careful and don’t overtrain your Pokémon. Take them to Levels 26-28; then, you’ll be ready to go.

Altum City

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Welcome to Altum City! As always, explore the city, and after that, meet Layla, who’s waiting for you to ambush Team Cyclone.

Layla discovered Team Cyclone is stealing energy from Altum City, so you must go to the engine room and kick them out. Altum City works with a Nuclear Reactor, and this evil team wants to steal it.

The leader of the operation, a stronger Grunt, has a Luxio at Level 30. That’s why I recommended to train your Pokémon.

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After all of this quarrel, Professor Ilex will appear. She’ll give you a Mega Ring and a Mega Stone corresponding to your starter. Layla also got one, so now, you’ll face her Mega Beedrill. Now, you are free to challenge the Gym of this city.

Second Gym Badge, Tyler

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This Gym’s concept is weird. All the people say it is Ocean-based, but then you’ll find Pokémon like Torterra or Magcargo. I think the aim was to do a beach-based Gym! Aside from the flagrant lack of sense, Tyler’s team is balanced. Let’s take a look at it:

  • Kingler (Water), Lvl. 34
  • Magcargo (Fire/Rock), Lvl. 34
  • Mega Torterra (Grass/Ground), Lvl. 35

Tyler starts the battle with Kingler. It has Metal Claw, which can increase its Attack. Kingler hits hard, but its Defenses aren’t good.

Be offensive, and you’ll take it down. To defeat Magcargo, you must hit it with Water or Fighting-type moves. It has good Defenses, but nothing to be worried about. I’ll not even argue about why Torterra is in an Ocean-themed team.

Is it because it’s a turtle? I don’t know. But what I know for sure is that Torterra now has a Mega Evolution. As it’s Tyler’s Ace Pokémon, it’ll have an increased Attack, which makes it more dangerous.

Its ability will change into Rough Skin, hurting your Pokémon upon contact. You can defeat this beast with Ice-type moves, as it is 4x weak to them. Alternatively, you can try Flying-type moves.

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As you win, you’ll get the Maritime Badge, the TM55, which contains Scald, and you can continue.

The next Gym is in the northeast. But first, Layla and Ilex will stop you, as Professor Ilex will give you some extra info about Team Cyclone and ask you to help her with a job, where you must show her a Lucario. After the meeting, Layla will challenge you to a battle.

Fourth Battle Against Layla

Battling with Layla after a Gym Battle will be a trend, so it’s better to start getting used to it. I know it’s annoying. This is her team:

  • Ampharos (Electric), Lvl. 35
  • Beedrill (Bug/Poison), Lvl. 36
  • Yanmega (Bug/Dragon), Lvl. 35
  • Glaceon (Ice), Lvl. 35

Layla’s team will not change much from now on, so I’ll just highlight the changes from battle to battle. This time, Layla now has a Yanmega, which now is a Bug/Dragon-type (Dragonflies!).

You can take it down with Fairy-type moves. You can also defeat it with Ice-type moves, but most of the time, it’ll have some coverage to defeat your Ice-type Pokémon.

Flaafy evolved into Ampharos, and Layla also got a Glaceon. Ampharos is an electric-type Pokémon, so Ground-type moves are essential, and Glaceon is not a big problem as Fighting and Fire-types can get rid of it.

Lastly, Mega Beedrill. It now has an outstanding Attack stat but is as defensively weak as a larva. Any strong Physical move can take it down.

Let’s continue. It’s a good idea to briefly return to Tricross Town so you can train in the Trainer’s School and complete Professor Ilex’s task, but this is optional. Your next destination is Harenae Town, northeast of Altum City. But first, you must cross the Altenae Desert.

Altenae Desert

Quick note; you can find Ponyta here. It’ll be beneficial in case you chose Shroomish or Quagsire as your starter.

As I said, Fire-types are essential to beat this game, and aside from Ponyta, the good Fire-types are available pretty late into the game, so this is a great moment to catch it.

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Near the end of the desert, you’ll see the northern path blocked by some rocks you can’t break yet, so the only way to go is through the west.

Here, you’ll see Team Cyclone; they are looking for something named Heat Stone, which hides in the Summer Shrine. You’ll finally meet Team Cyclone’s admins as you enter the Summer Shrine.

This RGB group names themselves “Sounds of Thunder” and wants to steal the Heat Stone, so it’s time to defeat them!

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First Battle Against Snap, Crackle, and Pop

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Wait, aren’t those the mascots of the Rice Krispies? Well, everyone gets accepted on evil teams nowadays. This is the Rice Krispies clan’s team:

  • Rotom Wash (Electric/Water), Lvl. 41
  • Rotom Heat (Electric/Fire), Lvl. 41
  • Rotom Mow (Electric/Grass), Lvl. 41

This is a triple battle, so set your Pokémon accordingly before talking with the Rice Krispies brothers. Don’t try to use Ground-type moves against them; they all have Levitate as their ability.

You must try to exploit their secondary weaknesses; Rotom Wash is only weak to Grass-type moves, Rotom Heat gets hurt by Rock and Water-type moves, and Rotom Mow doesn’t resist Fire-type moves.

After winning, they’ll leave with the Heat Stone. Why did they fight with you if they were going to take the stone anyways? Now, you can continue. Layla will give you a Hammer to break the rocks that block the northern path, which leads to Harenae Town.

Harenae Town

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Welcome to Harenae Town! There’s not much to do here, so let’s get straight into the Gym!

Third Gym Badge, Sandra

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This Gym is based on History, so there will be plenty of Ghost, Ground, and Rock-type Pokémon, including fossils. Dark, Grass, Water, and Fighting-type Pokémon will have the upper hand here. This is Sandra’s team:

  • Cacturne (Grass/Dark), Lvl. 44
  • Cofagrigus (Ghost), Lvl. 44
  • Krookodile (Ground/Dark), Lvl. 44
  • Mega Aggron (Steel), Lvl. 45

Sandra leads the battle with Cacturne. Ice and Fire-types are great against it. Flying-types can do a lot as well. Cacturne isn’t much of a problem.

Next up is Cofagrigus, which has excellent Defenses, so you’ll take two turns to take it down with Crunch. It has Shadow Ball, which can decrease your Pokémon’s Special Defense, so be careful.

Then, Krookodile, which has several weaknesses. It hits hard, but Grass and Water-types will get rid of it. The real issue of this battle is Mega Aggron, a pure Steel-type Pokémon with outstanding Defenses.

To take it down, you’ll have to hit it constantly. The problem is that Sandra will use her Hyper Potions to heal it, turning the battle into unnecessary suffering. I recommend Special Fire-type moves. Physical moves can help, but taking it down will take longer this way.

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As you win, you’ll get the Cartonnage Badge, the TM26, Earthquake, and you can continue. We are halfway through the game!

Fifth Battle Against Layla

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To continue, you’ll have to head north. Layla is camping you on the entrance to the next route, so it’s time to battle against her again. This is her team:

  • Ampharos (Electric), Lvl. 45
  • Glaceon (Ice), Lvl. 45
  • Yanmega (Bug/Dragon), Lvl. 45
  • Mega Beedrill (Bug/Poison), Lvl. 46

Layla keeps the same team as the last battle, so there’s not much to point out here. After winning, head to Route 5; it’ll take you to Route 6, where you can either go to Scirto Town (a shortcut if you want to train in Tricross Town) or go to Anguis City, your next destination.

Anguis City

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Welcome to Anguis City! There are many things to do here, like buying and reviving a fossil in the market, doing small side quests for the Anguisians, or helping a researcher with some ancient puzzles. You can also go to the Gym, which is your next task. Let’s go!

Fourth Gym Badge, Darius

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This Gym goes around Dragons, so Dragon, Fairy, and Ice-type moves will be helpful in this Gym. It’s good to have your Pokémon at Level 50-52 to give a fair competition here. This is Darius’s team:

  • Haxorus (Dragon), Lvl. 54
  • Hydreigon (Dragon/Dark), Lvl. 54
  • Dragonite (Dragon/Flying), Lvl. 54
  • Mega Altaria (Dragon/Fairy), Lvl. 55

Darius leads its team with Haxorus, which has Dragon Dance, so it can get very dangerous in just a couple of turns.

Use your Fairy-type Pokémon as your lead and sweep it! For example, Gardevoir can take it down with a couple of turns. Hydreigon is also weak to Fairy-types, but it’ll have a berry that reduces the damage from Fairy-type moves, so it’ll take you at least two turns to defeat it.

Dragonite is 4x weak to Ice-type moves, so that’s all you have to do. If you don’t have Ice-type moves, Fairy or Rock-type moves are excellent against it. Darius’ Ace is Mega Altaria, which will increase its Special Attack and use Draco Meteor on its first turn.

Draco Meteor is very dangerous as it can easily sweep almost any Pokémon. You can either sacrifice a Pokémon or use a Steel-type (if you have one) to resist the damage. The first option is the safest one!

Then, Ice, Poison, and Fairy-types are effective against it. The good thing about Altaria is that Draco Meteor harshly decreases its Special Attack, but that isn’t important, as it has Calm Mind. Moonblast also hits very hard!

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As you win, Darius will give you the ugly Roar Badge, the TM02, Dragon Claw, and you can continue.

The next Gym is at west, and you’ll be facing Darius’ girlfriend, who will use Mountain-related Pokémon. This will be at Nix City, but, to get there, you’ll have to go through Mt. Anguinix.

Sixth Battle Against Layla

Of course, Layla was waiting for you. Let’s see her team:

  • Sawsbuck (Grass/Normal), Lvl. 55
  • Ampharos (Electric), Lvl. 55
  • Yanmega (Bug/Dragon), Lvl. 55
  • Glaceon (Ice), Lvl. 55
  • Beedrill (Bug/Poison), Lvl. 56

Now, Layla has a new Pokémon, Sawsbuck. It has Swords Dance, which can increase its Attack, and after that, it’ll hit you very hard, so you’ll have to kill it quickly. Fire-types are its kryptonite.

Other than that, Layla’s team remains the same. After winning, Layla will give you the Flashlight to cross Mt. Anguinix. Then, an explosion shakes Anguis City. The rumble came from Mt. Anguinix, so you must go there.

Before advancing, and only if you can, get back to Tricross Town and train your Pokémon to Level 60-62 to continue. If you don’t do that, you and your team will fall behind against Team Cyclone.

Winter Shrine

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Team Cyclone caused the rumble; they are raiding the Winter Shrine looking for another silly-named Stone. The “Sounds of Thunder” are here, and you’ll have to battle against them again (Sadly).

Second Battle Against Snap, Crackle, and Pop

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This is their team:

  • Rotom Wash (Electric/Water), Lvl. 62
  • Rotom Heat (Electric/Fire), Lvl. 62
  • Rotom Mow (Electric/Grass), Lvl. 62

Follow the same tactic you used the first time, and you’ll defeat them again. These Rotoms are probably the most challenging thing in this game, as they hit very hard, so try to exploit their secondary weaknesses. After winning, get out of the Winter Shrine and head west. You’ll make it to Nix City.

Nix City

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Welcome to… Nix City? I’m not sure, there’s a lot of hail, and I can’t see a thing! There’s nothing to do here aside from the Gym, so let’s get straight into it!

Fifth Gym Badge, December

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December, who happens to be Layla’s big sister, uses Mountain-related Pokémon, so there will be a lot of Ice-type Pokémon here. This is perfect for your Fire and Fighting-type Pokémon! This is December’s team:

  • Weavile (Ice/Dark), Lvl. 64
  • Mamoswine (Ice/Ground), Lvl. 65
  • Mega Glalie (Ice), Lvl. 65
  • Flygon (Ground/Dragon), Lvl. 64
  • Sawsbuck (Grass/Normal), Lvl. 64

December leads her team with Weavile, which is offensively menacing but defensively weak. It’s also 4x weak to Fighting-type moves, so that’s the way to take it down. Mamoswine is chunky and hits hard, but Water-type moves hit it very hard.

Fighting-types deal extraordinarily with it too, but it’s better if you attack it with Special moves.

Mega Glalie is way weaker than it looks, as it has nothing to cover its weaknesses to Fire and Fighting-type moves. Its Icicle Crash is problematic, but it’s nothing a Fire-type can’t resist.

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Flygon is 4x weak to Ice-type moves; nonetheless, it has Flamethrower. If your Ice-type is very chunky, it’ll resist the damage, but if it isn’t, you might want to go for another strategy.

Fairy-types work well against it. Lastly, Sawsbuck is yet another Pokémon weak against Fighting-types. Ice, Fire, and Flying-types work well against it. It’s fair to say it hits hard with its Double-Edge, but it’ll be draining its HP, so taking it down will just be a matter of time.

As you win, December will give you the Flurry Badge (Can you give me a spoon, please?), the TM13, which contains Ice Beam, and you are about to be able to challenge the Pokémon League.

This time, Layla won’t be there waiting for you. Instead, she’ll travel to Ultimo Town, your next destination. Go west and then south, and you’ll be there.

Ultimo Town

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Welcome to Ultimo Town! This place is known for being the HQ of Team Cyclone, so you’ll be raiding it.

The HQ hides in a Café in a house on a small island. Talk with the waitress, and the HQ will open after a battle. Layla is already there, and she’s having a battle against the Rice Krispies guys. As you arrive, They’ll challenge you to one last battle.

Last Battle Against Snap, Crackle, and Pop

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As always, their team is Rotom Wash, Mow, and Heat. They are at Level 72 and hit very hard. Follow the same strategy you used the last time, and you’ll win. I know it’s annoying, but I recommend travelling back to Tricross Town to train your Pokémon.

This game has a significant flaw with the battles and the difficulty curve; it goes high so quickly you don’t have enough time to Level your Pokémon up so you have a fair battle. Don’t worry; the map is small, so getting there isn’t that hard.

Thundurus

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The leader of Team Cyclone lies behind the backdoor of the HQ. You don’t know his name yet, but as you arrive and he greets you, he’ll summon Thundurus.

The thing is that Thundurus will have a new forme named Alpha Forme. The leader says this is his real forme; I say it looks like Arceus. Nonetheless, it’s time to defeat it!

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Alpha Thundurus is a Flying/Electric-type Pokémon. It has Speed Boost as its ability, which will make it attack first on every turn, and has Hammer Arm, Thunder and Nasty Plot to increase its Special Attack.

Thanks to its typing, it’ll be weak to Rock and Ice-type moves. Of course, Ground-types won’t work against it, so don’t try it. If you levelled your Pokémon, then the battle will be relatively easy.

You can’t catch it, so don’t waste time throwing Poké Balls. As soon as you win, heal your Pokémon and talk with Cyclone’s leader.

Aeolus

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Mr. “I summon Thundurus to destroy my house” will get angry at you after defeating Thundurus, so he’ll challenge you to a battle. His name is Aeolus, and this is his team:

  • Lanturn (Water/Electric), Lvl. 72
  • Jolteon (Electric), Lvl. 72
  • Empoleon (Water/Steel), Lvl. 73
  • Dragonite (Dragon/Flying), Lvl. 72
  • Rotom Fan (Electric/Flying), Lvl. 73
  • Mantine (Water/Flying), Lvl. 72

Lanturn will be Aeolus’ lead. Ground-types are effective against it, but be careful, as it has U-Turn, a Bug-type move that can seriously hurt a Grass-type. Jolteon will fall against Ground-types as well.

Empoleon is weak to Electric-type moves, and Fighting-types hurt it as well. Dragonite has Draco Meteor, which deals a lot of damage but decreases its Special Attack, so it’ll give you weak shots after the first hit.

Ice-types seriously hurt it as it is 4x weak to it. Rotom Fan isn’t much of a problem. It doesn’t have much to cover itself from Ice and Rock-type moves, but its Thunderbolt can be problematic.

Lastly, Mantine, which will increase its Attack as soon as it hits the field. Mantine is 4x weak to Electric-type moves, so it shouldn’t be hard to take it down. Otherwise, you can try Ice-type moves.

Rock-types won’t do much at it as it has Hydro Pump. As you win, Aeolus will do yet another tantrum and then leave. You can leave the place as well.

Back in the Café, the waitress is now the real one, and she’ll be giving you a Lava Cookie whenever you talk to her. Lava Cookies are great as they heal every Status Change on your Pokémon.

Seventh Battle Against Layla

Now, head South. Layla will be there; she congrats you, and yes, you know it, she’ll challenge you to a battle. Sadly, it’s not the last one. This is Layla’s team:

  • Sawsbuck (Grass/Normal), Lvl. 73
  • Ampharos (Electric), Lvl. 73
  • Glaceon (Ice), Lvl. 73
  • Yanmega (Bug/Dragon), Lvl. 73
  • Mega Beedrill (Bug/Poison), Lvl. 74

Nothing new under the sun. After winning, keep heading South, and you’ll get to Silvis City.

Silvis City

Welcome to Silvis City! This place is tiny, and its Gym is only a hidden grotto, but there’s a good surprise in it:

Last Gym Badge, Bugsy

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Yes, Bugsy! The first Gym Leader you defeat in Pokémon Gold, Silver, and Crystal! It was fantastic to see him here! Of course, Bugsy is a master at Bug-type Pokémon, so Ice, Fire, and Flying-type moves will be essential against him. This is Bugsy’s team:

  • Shedinja (Bug/Ghost), Lvl. 74
  • Volcarona (Bug/Fire), Lvl. 74
  • Heracross (Bug/Fighting), Lvl. 74
  • Yanmega (Bug/Dragon), Lvl. 74
  • Mega Pinsir (Bug/Flying), Lvl. 75

Bugsy leads his team with Shedinja. This Pokémon is special as it only has 1 HP, but it also has an ability named Wonder Guard, which makes it immune to any damage, and you can only hit it with Effective moves.

Knowing this, you can hit Shedinja with Fire, Flying, Rock, Ghost, and Dark-type moves. The thing is that Bugsy gave it a Focus Sash, so it won’t die with the first hit you give it. Volcarona is always dangerous but can’t resist a powerful Water-type move.

It has Bug Buzz, which hits hard, so don’t leave your Dark-type Pokémon in the field. Yanmega is as easy to take down as Layla’s Yanmega; Ice or Fairy-type moves will do the job.

Mega Pinsir gets the Flying-type, making it vulnerable to Electric-type moves and 4x weak to Ice-type moves. Heracross has the same problem, as it’s 4x weak to Flying-type moves.

As you win, Bugsy will give you the Pincer Badge, the TM89, U-Turn (A top-tier move!), and you can head to the League. As you leave the Gym, Professor Ilex will give you the Grip Gloves (so you can move Strength boulders), and there will be a Postman on all the Pokémon Centers that can teleport you, so it replaces Fly.

Once again, I recommend training in Tricross Town, and then you can freely head to Anguis City, where you can find your path to Victory Road.

The Victory Road is not a big problem; it’s full of veteran trainers that will give you a lot of EXP, and there’s only a small puzzle midway through. It’s a linear path, so you’ll make it to the league in a matter of minutes.

Pokémon League

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You are only five battles away from being the Champion. The Elite Four uses weather effects to get the upper hand, so Pokémon that can change the weather will be beneficial here. Let’s get started!

This League is special as you can choose which battle will come next, like Pokémon Black and White’s League. So, I’ll cover the battles from left to right.

Solis

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Solis specializes in using Harsh Sunlight to win. This is his team:

  • Mega Sunflora (Grass/Fire), Lvl. 83
  • Exeggutor (Grass/Psychic), Lvl. 85
  • Ninetales (Fire), Lvl. 85
  • Sawsbuck (Grass/Normal), Lvl. 84
  • Volcarona (Bug/Fire), Lvl. 83
  • Chandelure (Ghost/Fire), Lvl. 84

Sunflora, without evolving, will set the Harsh Sunlight through Drought, its ability. Mega Sunflora has Solar Beam and Firethrower and has Flame Body as its ability, which can burn your Pokémon upon contact. It is only weak to Poison, Rock, and Flying-type moves.

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Exeggutor will use Leaf Storm on its first turn, no matter what. It’ll hit very hard, like a Grass-type Draco Meteor.

Try to tank it with a Fire-type Pokémon. After that, it’s easy to take down with a Fire-type move. Ninetales will do the same, but in its case, it’ll use Overheat, a move that has the same effect as Leaf Storm or Draco Meteor.

A well-landed Water-type move will take it down. Sawsbuck is always a problematic Pokémon to battle against because of its Double-Edge, which deals a lot of damage but also hurts it. It also has Jump Kick, a very dangerous Fighting-type move.

On top of that, it has Life Orb as its item, which will reduce its HP every turn but will increase its Attack and Special Attack.

Fire, Ice, and Flying-types can hurt it. Volcarona will enter the field and immediately use Quiver Dance to increase its Attack, Special Attack and Speed, making it a very dangerous Pokémon.

Thankfully, it’s 4x weak to Rock-type moves, so that’s an excellent way to take it down. Lastly, Chandelure. A tough Pokémon to take down because it hits very hard and can tank damage properly.

It also has Leftovers as its Item, which will heal it at the end of every turn. Ground-types can do a lot, as well as Ghost and Dark-type moves. Special moves will also hurt it, as its Special Defense isn’t as good as its Defense.

Ave

Pokemon Nimbus Ave
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Ave uses Pokémon that can get an advantage from being on a Hail, so you can expect to receive a lot of Blizzards. This is her team:

  • Froslass (Ice/Ghost), Lvl. 85
  • Abomasnow (Ice/Grass), Lvl. 85
  • Medicham (Psychic/Fighting), Lvl. 84
  • Castform (Normal, but it changes into Ice). Lvl. 85
  • Skarmory (Steel/Flying), Lvl. 84
  • Walrein (Ice/Water), Lvl. 85

Mega Froslass keeps its type and will set Spikes in its first turn, which is problematic as they’ll hurt your Pokémon whenever you switch them.

Froslass has Cursed Body as its Ability, which can disable the last damaging move you used. It won’t disable more than one move, though. Lastly, if you leave Froslass weak in the field, it’ll use Destiny Bond.

If you defeat a Pokémon that used Destiny Bond in that same turn, your Pokémon will also faint. It’s hard to avoid, so you can wait for Ave to heal Froslass or take your defeated Pokémon back to its Poké Ball.

Pokemon Nimbus Ave
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Abomasnow is known for being 4x weak to Fire-types. This is a great moment to use Mega Darmanitan (if you have it), so you can set a Harsh Sunlight.

I don’t know why Medicham is in a Hail-themed team, but I know it’s weak to Fairy and Ghost-type moves. Don’t use Flying-types against it, as it has Thunder Punch. Both Castform and Skarmory are easy to take down.

Castform will be weak to Fighting-types no matter if it changes its type, and Skarmory is very tanky but can’t deal much damage. Set it on fire, and you’ll defeat it. Lastly, Walrein, which is Ave’s Ace Pokémon.

It’ll increase its Speed and Special Defense upon getting on the field, and it has Blizzard and Toxic as its offensive moves and Leftovers as its Item.

Walrein is weak to Fighting and Electric-type moves, and its Toxic is more a pest than a problem because it’s Ave’s last Pokémon. In the worst-case scenario, you’ll use a Lava Cookie to heal your Pokemon after winning.

Pluvia

Pokemon Nimbus Pluvia
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Pluvia benefits from the Rain; it’ll be landing Thunders on your Pokémon, so be careful trying to get an advantage from it with your Water-type Pokémon. This is her team:

  • Mega Lanturn (Water/Electric), Lvl. 85
  • Ludicolo (Water/Grass), Lvl. 85
  • Kingdra (Water/Dragon), Lvl. 86
  • Toxicroak (Fighting/Poison), Lvl. 85
  • Seismitoad (Water/Ground), Lvl. 85
  • Scizor (Bug/Steel), Lvl. 84

Mega Lanturn has Toxic, Hydro Pump, and Thunder; Thunder will never fail if it’s raining, and Toxic is annoying too.

Pokemon Nimbus Pluvia
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Ludicolo hits very hard as it has Life Orb as its item. The Life Orb increases Ludicolo’s Attack but will decrease its HP every turn.

It has Ice Beam to counter its Flying-type weakness, so you can opt for a Bug or Poison-type move to hurt it. It’s not the first time you face a Kingdra; it is fragile to Fairy-type moves and can’t damage Fairy-type Pokémon, so that’s how you have to attack it. Otherwise, Dragon-types can work too.

Toxicroak is 4x weak to Psychic-type moves. It’s not a big issue. Don’t let it near your Fairy-type, and everything will be ok. Seismitoad is also 4x weak to Grass-types. Again, an easy Pokémon to defeat.

Lastly, Scizor, which is Pluvia’s Ace Pokémon. It’ll have its Special Attack and Defense increased as soon as it hits the field, but it is 4x weak to Fire-type moves, so it’s a bit useless at this point, and even more, if you have Darmanitan.

Arenae

Pokemon Nimbus Arenae
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Arenae is an expert on Sandstorm-related Pokémon. Grass and Water-types will have a fest on this battle.

  • Mega Tyranitar (Rock/Dark), Lvl. 86
  • Lucario (Steel/Fighting), Lvl. 85
  • Flygon (Dragon/Ground), Lvl. 86
  • Rhyperior (Rock/Ground), Lvl. 86
  • Metagross (Steel/Psychic), Lvl. 87
  • Gliscor (Ground/Flying), Lvl. 87

Mega Tyranitar will set Stealth Rocks in your field, hurting your Pokémon whenever you switch.

I recommend using a Grass-type against it as it can’t cover itself from it. You can also try Water-type moves. It has Earthquake, Stone Edge, Pursuit, and Stealth Rock as its moves.

Pokemon Nimbus Arenae
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Lucario is weak to Fighting, Fire, and Ground-type moves. It has Life Orb, and it’ll use Close Combat as its best attacking move. Most Ground-types can tank its damage, but be careful and don’t leave any Dark-type near it.

Gliscor and Flygon, as well as any other Ground/Dragon-type Pokémon, can’t do much against an Ice-type Pokémon, as they are 4x weak to Ice-type moves.

Don’t be afraid of Flygon’s Outrage; it doesn’t hit very hard, so you can handle on the field long enough to take it down. Rhyperior is also very easy to take down as it is 4x weak to Grass and Water-type moves and also is very slow.

I’m sure it won’t hit you. Metagross is very slow and has Hammer Arm, which decreases its Speed even more. Even if it’s a Steel-type Pokémon, its Defenses aren’t the best, so you can take it down with two Fire-type moves. As I said, Metagross is very slow, so it’ll be hard for it to land a hit on you.

Layla

Welp, back at it again. Layla is the champion. She defeated King_Waluigi (the game developer) and did all of this just to defeat you in an intense battle. This is Layla’s renewed team:

Pokemon Nimbus Layla
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  • Ludicolo (Water/Grass), Lvl. 87
  • Luxray (Electric/Dark), Lvl. 86
  • Glaceon (Ice), Lvl. 87
  • Arcanine (Fire), Lvl. 86
  • Yanmega (Bug/Dragon), Lvl. 88
  • Mega Beedrill (Bug/Poison), Lvl. 88

First up is Ludicolo, which has Ice Beam and Hydro Pump. The Ice Beam is to protect itself from Flying-types, so you should attack it with Poison or Bug-type moves.

Luxray is an Electric/Dark-type Pokémon in this game, making it vulnerable to Bug, Fighting, and Fairy-type moves. You can choose whichever you want. This Luxray knows Superpower, which can decrease its Defenses, so it’s a good idea to use Physical moves against it.

Layla kept Glaceon in her team, even though it was one of the weakest. It is weak to Fighting and Fire-type moves, and you have a lot of chances to take it down in a single turn. Yanmega is weak to Ice and Fairy-type moves.

The thing is that attacking it with Ice-type moves is not a good option, as it has good Defense, so go for a Fairy-type move. Mega Beedrill is problematic because it can set Toxic Spikes in the field. These Spikes, aside from damaging your Pokémon, can also poison them. Fire and Flying-type moves will take it down pretty quickly.

Arcanine is a beast; it’s very fast and has Fire Blitz, which can sweep all your team easily. The good thing is that it’ll be losing a lot of life on every turn, so you can use a Fire-type to handle its damage and give it the coup-de-grace to win. Here’s a pic of the warriors I chose for this adventure:

FAQs

Question: Which is the hardest battle of Pokémon Nimbus?

Answer: The three battles against Snap, Crackle and Pop are really complicated, as their Rotoms hit very hard. Elite Four Arenae and Champion Layla are also good contenders for this title.

Question: How long is Pokémon Nimbus?

Answer: Pokémon Nimbus’ region, Adyne, is very small; you can go through all of it on foot, and it won’t take you more than ten minutes. Knowing this, I’ll say that you can take ten hours to beat Pokémon Nimbus.

Question: Which is the best Pokémon to beat Pokémon Nimbus?

Answer: Darmanitan is, by far, the best choice to beat this game. There are plenty of Pokémon weak against Fire-type moves, and Darmanitan hits very hard because of its outstanding Attack stat and because it has Sheer Force, an ability that increases Darmanitan’s damage but eliminates all the extra effects of its attacks.

Pokemon Nimbus Guide: Conclusion

And that’s it! You are the Champion of Adyne! Congratulations!

It’s fair to say that Pokémon Nimbus is a game far from perfect; nonetheless, it’s pretty enjoyable.

It’s not very easy, but it’s not stupidly and unfairly hard, which is always thankful. I would like to see more options for a team, as I couldn’t find a reliable Poison or Dragon-type Pokémon, and the game constantly crashes.

Other than that, I had a good time playing it, and I hope you had a good time playing it as well!

Pokemon Nimbus
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