Nessa Gym Waterfall Puzzle Solution - Pokemon Sword & Shield

Pokemon Sword & Shield Nessa Gym waterfall color puzzle is the Gym Challenge you have to complete to enter the Hulbury Stadium battle against Nessa. The waterfall puzzle in Hulbury Stadium Gym consists of pressing the colored buttons to turn said waterfalls off and on. The puzzle is not that hard, but it might be causing some of you headaches. So, let’s check out how to solve Nessa Gym waterfall color puzzle in Pokemon Sword & Shield, as well as give you some tips on how to beat Nessa in the Hulbury Stadium gym.

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Nessa Gym Waterfall Puzzle Solution Pokemon Sword & Shield
Nessa Gym Waterfall Puzzle Solution – Pokemon Sword & Shield

How to Solve Hulbury Gym Challenge Waterfall Color Puzzle – Pokemon Sword & Shield Nessa Boss

To solve the Hulbury Gym Challenge waterfall puzzle and reach its boss, Nessa, you have to press the red, yellow, and blue buttons in the correct order. These buttons turn the waterfalls on and off, allowing you to progress. So, let’s walk you through this section one step at a time.

From the entrance, head to the right and fight Gym Trainer Julia. She’ll through a level 21 Tympole at you. Press the red button she’s standing next to. Then, push the yellow button right in front of you, then the red button again. This will unlock the way to the stairs. Climb up the stairs and ignore the red button for now. Instead, head for the yellow button and fight Heather. She attacks with a level 20 Krabby and Corphish. Push the yellow button, then circle back to the red button and press it. Climb up the stairs and walk all the way to the left.

When you reach the end, head towards the screen and battle Lynn. She fights with a level 20 Remoraid and level 21 Chewtle. Then, go down the stairs towards the screen, and push the yellow button. Head back up the stairs and to the left, then press the red button. Lastly, head to the right and press the blue button that you’ve just unlocked. Go down the stairs on the right, then proceed towards the door.

How to Beat Nessa Gym Boss in Pokemon Sword & Shield Hulbury?

To beat the Hulbury Water Gym boss Nessa in Pokemon Sword & Shield, you’ll have to be ready to fight several powerful Water type Pokemon. Well, not too powerful, but enough to give you trouble. And, given the nature of the Gym, of course they’ll all be Water types. Here’s what Nessa attacks with:

  1. Goldeen – Water type, level 22

  2. Arrokuda – Water type, level 23

  3. Drednaw – Water / Rock type, level 24

Keep in mind that the Drednaw will absolutely turn Gigantamax, so make sure to conserve your power until the final stage of the battle. In order to handle Nessa’s Pokemon more easily, make sure to have Pokemon that are effective against Water and, to a lesser degree, Rock type Pokemon. Some Pokemon to consider for this battle are Seedot, Bounsweet, Wooper, Lotad, and the like. Don’t worry too much, this isn’t that hard of a battle when you really get down to it. We nearly steamrolled everyone with a Pikachu, for what it’s worth.

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