Pokemon Scarlet Violet: How To Beat Rika (Elite Four)

Here's how you can beat Rika of the Elite Four in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet.

Pokemon Scarlet and Violet players know how tough it is to beat Rika, one of the Elite Four. If you intend to be one of the best in Paldea, you will have to beat the Elite Four. So naturally, it’s not going to get any easy as you progress. Rika is the first of the Elite Four you will have to face and as soon as you do, you won’t be able to go back. You will also have to face the rest of the Elite Four and once you beat them, there is the Top Champion who stands between you and being the best. Since you are here, you are looking to take on Rika. So we recommend you check out this guide to understand how to defeat them.

How to Beat Rika of Elite Four in Pokemon Scarlet Violet

Pokemon Scarlet Violet Defeat Rika

By now you know, Rika is just the first of the Elite Four. However, the opponent is not easy and it will take the right combinations and counters as you look to beat them. However, before you are able to fight Rika, you will face a few questions and you will need the correct answers to pass the interview.

Here are the answers to the interview by Rika in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet:

  • I walked
  • Narnja Academy for Scarlet & Uva Academy for Violet
  • I came to become a champion
  • I want to find treasure
  • Medali Gym
  • Larry
  • Normal
  • Choose your own starter Pokémon here!
  • I want to find treasure
  • Yes

Now that we have passed the interview, let’s see how to beat Rika in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet:

  • Let’s go over their team and the counters for each Pokemon so you understand how you can beat Rika.
  • First comes Level 57 Whiscash, a Water and Ground-type Pokemon with a weakness for Grass. A Meowscarada or Arboliva is enough to negate Whiscash and beat him.
  • Next up is a level 57 Camerupt, a Fire and Ground type Pokemon. Hence, their weakness is the Ground and Water type Pokemon. A Whiscash or Clodsire will help you beat this Pokemon. After this, you will be able to beat Rika in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet and plan for the other Elite Four.
  • The next two in line would be Level 57 Donphan and Dugtrio, both of them are Ground type Pokemon. The weakness for this type is Grass, Ice, and Water. Once again you can take Meowscarada for a ride.
  • Last up will be Clodsire, originally and Poison and Ground type Pokemon, however, he will Terastallize into a Ground type. Hence the weakness is Grass, Ice, and Water and Meowscarada can deal the final blow once again.

That’s all there is on how to beat Rika of the Elite Four in Pokemon Scarlet Violet. While you are here, check out our Scarlet & Violet guides with Gamer Tweak.