Welcome to the Automaton 8 Gym, where you will test your metal against this colossal transformer/Maehv wannabe. Here at this gym, your opponent will be utilizing rock-type minions. This is mainly because Automaton 8 has recently learned that golem vetruvian is really really good, and he is a filthy netdecker .
The boss will start with a golem vanquisher in play, foreshadowing the many golems you’ll need to vanquish throughout the game. In the early stages of the match, the boss will play some rocks. Once you get to the midgame though, they’ll start playing MORE rocks. BUT WAIT, it gets awesomer! Get to the lategame, and Automaton 8 will throw EVEN MORE rocks at you! In fact, I’m pretty sure Rock Throw is its only attack.
But if you thought Automaton 8 was only good at throwing rocks…you’d be right. But it also has ranged (REEEEEEEEEE!!!) . And if that’s not enough, the boss apparently hates watching you and your minions hold hands because its effect will punish any hand-holding you do with your minions. But because the boss is 50% Maehv, he will punish himself every time he hits something. This should lower its DEF stat enough for you to land a deciding blow!
If you manage to defeat Automaton 8, you will be rewarded with the Boss Crate Badge, which lets you open a Boss Crate outside of battle. You will also receive the TM for Rock Throw.