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Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl Ponyta

Ponyta
Fire Horse Pokémon

Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl Ponyta is a Fire Type Fire Horse Pokémon, with a 24.8% Chance To Catch with a regular Pokeball. Ponyta can be found with Run Away, Flash Fire and Flame Body as an Ability and has a Medium Fast growth rate with a 1 Speed EV Yield. We recommend the Hasty Nature, based on 410 combined Base Stats.

Ponyta Stats and Abilities

Based on Ponyta Base IVs we consider this pokemon D-Tier choice. Ponyta Highest IV Stat is Speed 90 and the Lowest being Defense 55.

Tier Stat Base Min Max
F
HP50210304
D
Attack85157295
F
Defense55103229
E
Special Attack65121251
F
Special Defense65121251
D
Speed90166306
D
Total410
Ponyta Detail
Best Held Items
Best Nature
Hasty
+10% Speed
-10% Defense
Caught in the Wild Held Item Chance
Like/Dislikes
Likes: Sweet
Dislikes: Sour
EV Yield1 Speed
Growth RateMedium Fast
Catch Rate190 (24.8% with PokéBall, full HP)
Egg GroupsField
Egg Cycles20 (4,884–5,140 steps)
Abilities Description
Run Away
Ability 1
Run Away allows the bearer to flee a battle with a wild Pokémon without fail, even if the opposing Pokémon has used a move like Mean Look or Bind, or has an ability such as Arena Trap.
Flash Fire
Ability 2
When a Pokémon with Flash Fire is hit by a Fire-type move, it does not deal damage but instead raises the power of the bearer's Fire-type moves by 50%. Subsequent hits do not raise the power even more, but the effect remains while the ability-bearer is in battle.
Flame Body
Hidden Ability
If a Pokémon with Flame Body is hit by a move that makes contact, there is a 30% chance the attacker will become burned.

How To Evolve Ponyta in BDSP

Ponyta requires (Level 40) to evolve into Rapidash.

Base Form Evolution Requirement First Evolution
Ponyta
Level 40
Rapidash

Where To Find Ponyta in BDSP

Ponyta has 8 spawn locations in Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl. You can find the Unevolved form Lv. 16-63 Ponyta, within the Sandsear Cave location using the Walking method.

Underground Pokemon Spawns
After you reach Check Points in the game progression NEW Pokemon will begin to spawn in the Grand Underground.
Start = Default spawns in the Grand Underground
Strength = After obtaining the TM96 Strength
Defog = After obtaining the TM97 Defog
7th Badge = After obtaining the Icicle Badge from Candice
Waterfall = After obtaining the TM99 Waterfall
National = After obtaining the National Pokedex.
World Pokemon Spawns
Interact = Limited to one
Common = 20% ~ 100%
Uncommon = 5% ~ 20%
Rare = 1% ~ 5%
= Morning Time
= Day Time
= Night Time
Location How To Catch Pokemon Spawns
Route 215
5 - 1%
Ponyta
Lv. 21-22
Route 214
5 - 1%
Ponyta
Lv. 23-24
Route 210
5 - 1%
Ponyta
Lv. 18-20
Route 206
5 - 1%
Ponyta
Lv. 14-16
Route 211
100 - 20%
Ponyta
Lv. 26-28
Volcanic Cave
Strength
Ponyta
Lv. 16-63
Typhlo Cavern
Strength
Ponyta
Lv. 16-63
Sandsear Cave
Strength
Ponyta
Lv. 16-63

Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl Ponyta Weakness

Ponyta is a Fire Type pokemon. This will cause Ponyta to take More Damage from Ground, Rock, Water Type Moves, and Less Damage from Bug, Steel, Fire, Grass, Ice, Fairy Type moves.

Damage Types
4.0x
More Damage
2.0x
More Damage
Ground
Rock
Water
0.5x
Less Damage
Bug
Steel
Fire
Grass
Ice
Fairy
0.25x
Less Damage
Immune to Damage

What pokemon is Ponyta Weak Against?

Tier Pokemon
S
Palkia
S
Kyogre
S
Groudon
S
Tyranitar
S
Garchomp

What pokemon is Ponyta Strong Against?

Tier Pokemon
S
Ho-Oh
S
Dialga
S
Celebi
S
Metagross
S
Heatran
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Best Moves Ponyta in BDSP

Best Moveset for Ponyta Lv Up Moves based on Power.

Lvl Best Moves Type Class Power Acc PP Effect
55
Flare Blitz
Physical
180
100 15 User receives recoil damage. May burn opponent.
50
Fire Blast
Special
165
85 5 May burn opponent.
45
Inferno
Special
150
50 5 Burns opponent.
41
Take Down
Physical
90
85 20 User receives recoil damage.

Best Moveset for Ponyta TM Moves based on Power.

TM Best Moves Type Class Power Acc PP Effect
TM50
Overheat
Special
195
90 5 Sharply lowers user's Special Attack.
TM22
Solar Beam
Special
120
100 10 Charges on first turn, attacks on second.
TM38
Fire Blast
Special
165
85 5 May burn opponent.
TM23
Iron Tail
Physical
100
75 15 May lower opponent's Defense.
STAB: (Same Type Attack Bonus) When a Pokemon uses a Move Type that is the Same as the Pokemon's Type, it will receive a 50% Bonus to Power. Moves Affected by this Highlighted in
Red Text
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Ponyta Level Up Moves

List of Moves Ponyta can learn by reaching higher levels in Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl.

Lvl Move Desc
1
Tackle
Power: 40
Acc: 100
PP: 35
Physical

A physical attack in which the user charges and slams into the target with its whole body.
1
Growl
Power: —
Acc: 100
PP: 40
Status

Lowers opponent's Attack.
5
Tail Whip
Power: —
Acc: 100
PP: 30
Status

Lowers opponent's Defense.
10
Ember
Power:
60
Acc: 100
PP: 25
Special

May burn opponent.
15
Flame Charge
Power:
75
Acc: 100
PP: 20
Physical

Raises user's Speed.
20
Agility
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 30
Status

Sharply raises user's Speed.
25
Flame Wheel
Power:
90
Acc: 100
PP: 25
Physical

May burn opponent.
30
Stomp
Power: 65
Acc: 100
PP: 20
Physical

May cause flinching.
35
Fire Spin
Power:
52.5
Acc: 85
PP: 15
Special

Traps opponent, damaging them for 4-5 turns.
41
Take Down
Power: 90
Acc: 85
PP: 20
Physical

User receives recoil damage.
45
Inferno
Power:
150
Acc: 50
PP: 5
Special

Burns opponent.
50
Fire Blast
Power:
165
Acc: 85
PP: 5
Special

May burn opponent.
55
Flare Blitz
Power:
180
Acc: 100
PP: 15
Physical

User receives recoil damage. May burn opponent.
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Ponyta TM Moves

List of Moves Ponyta can learn using (TMs) Technical Machine Items.

TM Move Desc
TM11
Sunny Day
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 5
Status

Makes it sunny for 5 turns.
TM17
Protect
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 10
Status

Protects the user, but may fail if used consecutively.
TM22
Solar Beam
Power: 120
Acc: 100
PP: 10
Special

Charges on first turn, attacks on second.
TM23
Iron Tail
Power: 100
Acc: 75
PP: 15
Physical

May lower opponent's Defense.
TM32
Double Team
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 15
Status

Raises user's Evasiveness.
TM35
Flamethrower
Power:
135
Acc: 100
PP: 15
Special

May burn opponent.
TM38
Fire Blast
Power:
165
Acc: 85
PP: 5
Special

May burn opponent.
TM42
Facade
Power: 70
Acc: 100
PP: 20
Physical

Power doubles if user is burned, poisoned, or paralyzed.
TM44
Rest
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 10
Status

User sleeps for 2 turns, but user is fully healed.
TM45
Attract
Power: —
Acc: 100
PP: 15
Status

If opponent is the opposite gender, it's less likely to attack.
TM50
Overheat
Power:
195
Acc: 90
PP: 5
Special

Sharply lowers user's Special Attack.
TM58
Endure
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 10
Status

Always left with at least 1 HP, but may fail if used consecutively.
TM61
Will-O-Wisp
Power: —
Acc: 85
PP: 15
Status

Burns opponent.
TM82
Sleep Talk
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 10
Status

User performs one of its own moves while sleeping.
TM87
Swagger
Power: —
Acc: 85
PP: 15
Status

Opponent becomes confused, but its Attack is sharply raised.
TM90
Substitute
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 10
Status

Uses HP to creates a decoy that takes hits.
TM96
Strength
Power: 80
Acc: 100
PP: 15
Physical

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Ponyta Egg Moves

List of Egg Moves Ponyta can learn.

Egg Move Desc
Thrash
Power: 120
Acc: 100
PP: 10
Physical

User attacks for 2-3 turns but then becomes confused.
Double Kick
Power: 30
Acc: 100
PP: 30
Physical

Hits twice in one turn.
Hypnosis
Power: —
Acc: 60
PP: 20
Status

Puts opponent to sleep.
Double-Edge
Power: 120
Acc: 100
PP: 15
Physical

User receives recoil damage.
Horn Drill
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 5
Physical

One-Hit-KO, if it hits.
Morning Sun
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 5
Status

User recovers HP. Amount varies with the weather.
Flame Wheel
Power:
90
Acc: 100
PP: 25
Physical

May burn opponent.
Charm
Power: —
Acc: 100
PP: 20
Status

Sharply lowers opponent's Attack.
Low Kick
Power: —
Acc: 100
PP: 20
Physical

The heavier the opponent, the stronger the attack.
Ally Switch
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 15
Status

User switches with opposite teammate.
High Horsepower
Power: 95
Acc: 95
PP: 10
Physical

The user fiercely attacks the target using its entire body.
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