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Gym Leaders - Types & Weakness

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Check out this guide on the Pokemon Sword and Shield Gym Leaders. This includes list and their order, types, weaknesses, pokemon, recommended strategy, and Champion Cup rivals, & trainers!

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Gym Leaders - Types & Weakness

*Click on a Gym Leader to know their Pokemon, strengths and weaknesses, and how to beat them.

Gym LeaderMain Pokemon
Reward
MiloMiloGrass EldegossEldegoss
Catch Pokemon Lv Limit: 25
NessaNessaWater DrednawDrednaw
Catch Pokemon Lv Limit: 30
KabuKabuFire CentiskorchCentiskorch
Catch Pokemon Lv Limit: 35
BeaBea
Sword OnlyFighting
MachampMachamp
Catch Pokemon Lv Limit: 40
AllisterAllister
Shield OnlyGhost
GengarGengar
Catch Pokemon Lv Limit: 40
OpalOpalFairy AlcremieAlcremie
Catch Pokemon Lv Limit: 45
GordieGordie
Sword OnlyRock
CoalossalCoalossal
Catch Pokemon Lv Limit: 50
MelonyMelony
Shield OnlyIce
LaprasLapras
Catch Pokemon Lv Limit: 50
PiersPiersDark ObstagoonObstagoon
Catch Pokemon Lv Limit: 55
RaihanRaihanDragon DuraludonDuraludon
Catch Pokemon of any level
Check Out Each Gym's Location Here!

Champion Cup Opponent List

Champion Cup Opponents

OpponentMain Pokemon
MarnieMarnieSemifinals
GrimmsnarlGrimmsnarl
HopHopSemifinals
Opposing Starter Pokemon
OleanaOleanaStory Event
GarbodorGarbodor
BedeBedeFinals Round 1
HattereneHatterene
NessaNessaFinals Round 2
DrednawDrednaw
BeaBea
Sword Only
Finals Round 3
MachampMachamp
AllisterAllister
Shield Only
Finals Round 3
GengarGengar
RaihanRaihanFinals Round 4
DuraludonDuraludon
Chairman RoseChairman RoseStory Event
CopperajahCopperajah
LeonLeonChampionship Match
CharizardCharizard
HopHopFinal Battle
(Outside Tournament)

Opposing Legendary Pokemon

What are Gym Battles?

Battle Gym Leaders for Badges

Battle Gym Leaders for Badges

Gym Battles are unique battles that you will need to accomplish to progress the story. This is the only way to collect Gym Badges and increase the level cap of the Pokemon that you can capture and train.

Check Out How to Catch Pokemon Here

Each Gym Has A Unique Mission

Each Gym Has A Unique Mission

Instead of just letting you run through a gauntlet of Pokemon Battles, each Gym has their own set of unique missions or challenges to spice things up. Quickly solve these mini-games to face the Gym Leader & progress through the story!

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Defeat Gym Leaders To Raise Capture Level

Defeat Gym Leaders To Increase Capture Level

In Pokemon Sword and Shield, you must defeat Gym Leaders for you to be able to capture stronger Pokemon in the field. Level up your Pokemon to defeat them so you can catch rarer & more powerful Pokemon!

Check Out EXP Farming & Leveling Guide Here!

Gain Gym Uniforms For Winning

Gain Gym Uniforms For Winning

Defeating Gym leaders will not only reward you with Badges, but also uniforms of the gym's themes. Change into them at the dressing rooms of each Boutiques!

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Dynamax Battles In Gyms

Drednaw

Dynamax Battles are spectacular fights between two gigantic Pokemon. Most of these kind of fights in Pokemon Sword and Shield are held inside Gyms or Max Raid Battles.

Check Out The Dynamax Guide Here!

Rematch Gym Leaders After Beating The Game

Tournament

Repeat It As Many Times As You Want

In the tournament, 3 trainers will face off against you in a row. These trainers include the Gym Leaders, Hop, & the Champion Leon. Successfully defeating them will reward you with items.

Recommended For Farming Exp And Money

This method gives you over 10,000 per battle, along with a lot of experience points. We recommend selecting Leon, as he will give you a lot of experience points.

Gym Leader Weakness & Counters

Easier to Find Weakness Due to Having a Common Type

It's easy to figure out the Type Weaknesses of Gym Leaders since their teams have a common type. Bring a Pokemon team that's strong against the gym's type with movesets that can dish out super effective damage!

Check Out the Type Effectiveness Chart Here

Can Have Multiple Weaknesses

There are gyms in the game that have multiple weaknesses. Try to bring a Pokemon of each type weakness of the Gym just in case they have a Pokemon that is strong against one of those you brought.

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