Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl: Maylene, Veilstone City gym Guide
A fighting-type specialist in Veilstone City, Maylene is the third gym leader in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl. Our guide to Veilstone’s gym leader will help you locate her party and recommend nearby counters.
VEILSTONE CITY GYM CHALLENGE
Four trainers stand between you and Maylene, so you’ll have to fight your way through them and move some barriers to make room for her. It’s pointless to try to avoid the trainers if you need to fight your way through them to get to the other side. You’ll only need to nudge the walls such that the gaps align with the path, allowing you to go through the walls.
Maylene uses fighting-type Pokémon, and if you aren’t prepared, they may inflict a lot of harm. The following is what she has:
Meditite, level 27, fighting/psychic
Machop, level 27, fighting
Lucario, level 30, fighting/steel
We won’t need any of the starters in this situation (though Chimchar should help with Lucario a bit, due to its dual steel-typing.) Gardenia is vulnerable to fighting-type Pokémon, so you can use many of the same counters you used for it. Counters can be found in the following places:
Route 201, 202, 203
MAYLENE GYM REWARDS
The HM Fly can be used outside of battle, allowing you to quickly return to cities you’ve already visited. Additionally, she’ll give you many copies of TM60, which allows you to teach your Pokémon Drain Punch, a fighting-type move that also heals your creatures. Stickers for your Poké Balls are also included.