How to Defeat Gym Leader Fantina in Pokemon BDSP

In this guide, we will be telling you how to defeat Gym Leader Fantina in Pokemon BDSP along with recommended Pokemon to use.

Battling the 8 gym leaders and claiming their badges to take on the Pokemon league is your main objective in Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl. In this guide, we will be telling you how to defeat Gym Leader Fantina in Pokemon BDSP.

Pokemon BDSP Gym Leader Fantina

Fantina is the 5th Gym Leader in the Pokemon BDSP. Her party mostly consists of the Ghost-type Pokemon.

You’ll encounter Fantina at the end of Hearthome City Gym. Defeating her will reward you with the Relic Badge and allow the use of the Surf HM.

Fantina Gym Location

You will find Fantina at the Hearthome City Gym. Remember that if you enter the wrong room you will get into a fight with the trainer in that room so follow our guide properly.

This will ensure your Pokemon are at max health before your encounter with Fantina and you don’t have to waste items healing them.

Hearthome City Gym Puzzle Solution

In order to reach Fantina, you will have to solve a puzzle. The puzzle consists of questions posted on a signboard. To reach Fantina, the player must pass through the doors with the correct answers.

Fantina Gym Quiz Answers

Below we have listed all the puzzle questions, their correct answers and which door has the correct answer on it.

Question #1: 3 plus 5 plus 7 is?

Correct Answer and Door: 15, on the Right Door.

Question #2: 12 plus 28 is?

Correct Answer and Door: 40, on the Middle Door.

Question #3: 3 times 13 is?

Correct Answer and Door: 39, on the Left Door.

Question #4: The first room’s answer?

Correct Answer and Door: 15, on the Right Door

Finally, going through the door on the right will lead you to Fantina.

Recommended Pokemon Types

  • Ghost
  • Dark

Fantina’s Pokemon

Below are mentioned the Pokemon that Fantina will be using in the first battle.


  • Level: 32
  • Ability: Aftermath
  • Type: Ghost and Flying


  • Dark
  • Rock
  • Electric
  • Ice


  • Fly
  • Hex
  • Strength Sap
  • Will-o-Wisp


  • Level: 34
  • Ability: Cursed Body
  • Type: Ghost and Poison


  • Ghost
  • Dark
  • Psychic
  • Ground


  • Confuse Ray
  • Dazzling Gleam
  • Shadow Claw
  • Sludge Bomb


  • Level: 36
  • Ability: Levitate
  • Type: Ghost


  • Dark
  • Ghost


  • Confuse Ray
  • Dazzling Gleam
  • Magical Leaf
  • Phantom Force

Weaknesses of Fantina’s Pokemon

Drifblim will be Fantina’s first Pokemon that you will face. As Drifblim is a Ghost and Flying-type Pokemon, it will be weak against Dark, Rock, Electric and Ice-type Pokemon.

The second Pokemon in Fantina’s team, Gengar, is a Ghost and Poison-type Pokemon. It will be vulnerable against Ghost, Dark Psychic and Ground-type Pokemon.

Mismagius will be the final Pokemon that you will face off against. It is a Ghost-type Pokemon, and it will be weak against Dark and Ghost-type Pokemon.

Best Pokemon Team to Defeat Fantina

  • Luxray
  • Girafarig
  • Murkrow

Fantina has three main Pokemon Drifblim, Gengar, and Mismagius. Let’s start with which Pokemon is best for defeating Drifblim.

To defeat Drifblim, you can use Luxray with the dark type bite move. Bite along with it’s Electric-type moves will knock out the Drifblim quickly.

Below you can see some stats of the Luxray.

Abilities: Rivalry, Intimidate, and Guts.


  • Wild Charge
  • Crunch
  • Discharge
  • Bite

Now for the second Pokemon which is Gengar you can defeat it easily with the Girafarig a normal and psychic type Pokemon.

It has moves that can put Pokemon to sleep so it gives trainers a strategic advantage. Some of the Girafarig stats are given below.

Abilities: Inner Focus, Early Bird, and Sap Sipper.


  • Psychic
  • Crunch
  • Zen Headbutt
  • Psybeam

You can counter the third and the last Pokemon, Mismagius, with Dark-type Pokemon Murkrow. Defeating Mismagius with a Murkrow is not a difficult task.

Below you see some of the Markrow stats.

Abilities: Insomnia. Super Luck, and Prankster


  • Foul Play
  • Sucker Punch
  • Air Cutter
  • Assurance

How to Beat Fantina in Pokemon BDSP

In Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, Fantina’s team is made up of Ghost Pokemon. So, they will be highly weak against physical attacks.

For this purpose, make sure to have Pokemon with strong Physical attacks. We have suggested Luxray for this purpose above.

Against Gengar, use Ghost or Ground attacks, as his Colbur Berry attack will reduce the amount of damage you do with dark moves.

Also, whenever Fantina’s Pokemon hit you with Confuse Ray attack, switch out the affected Pokemon until this effect goes away.

Hearthome Gym Rewards

Defeating Fantina in the Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl will reward you with Relic Badge along with the TM65 and TM95.

TM65 will help your Pokemon learn the Shadow Claw move and TM 95 will help your Pokemon in learning the Defog Move.

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