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Read this article to find out how to beat Gym Leader Piers in Pokemon Sword and Shield (SWSH). Check out what Pokemon he uses and what Pokemon you should bring!

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Gym Leaders - How To Beat Guides
MiloMiloNessaNessaKabuKabu
BeaBea
Sword Only
AllisterAllister
Shield Only
OpalOpal
GordieGordie
Sword Only
MelonyMelony
Shield Only
PiersPiers
RaihanRaihanLeonLeonHopHop  
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Gym Leader Piers's Pokemon Lineup

Gym Leader Piers
PokemonType/LevelWeakness
Scrafty IconScrafty Dark IconFighting Icon
Lv. 44
x4
Fairy Icon
Fighting IconFlying Icon
Malamr IconMalamarDark IconPsychic Icon
Lv. 45
x4
Bug Icon
FairyIcon
Obstagoon IconObstagoon Dark IconNormal Icon
Lv. 46
(x4)Fighting Icon
bug IconFairy Icon
Skuntank IconSkuntank Poison IconDark Icon
Lv. 45
Ground Icon

Recommended Pokemon Against Gym Leader Piers

Have Fairy Or Fighting Types

Have Fairy Or Fighting Types

Most of Piers's Pokemon are mixed Dark Types. These are usually weak against Fairy or Fighting moves so be sure to have a capable Pokemon in your party with these types.

Recommended Pokemon To Bring

PokemonTypeCatch Location
GrimmsnarlNo.240
Grimmsnarl
dark IconFairy Icon Catch Impidimp at Glimwood Tangle
Excadrill IconExcadrill Ground IconSteel Icon Catch Drilbur In The Galar Mine
Alcremie IconAlcremie Fairy Icon Catch Milcery On Route 4
ScraftyScrafty dark IconFighting Icon Catch Scraggy in Galar Mine 2
(Sword Only)

Tips to Defeat Gym Leader Piers

Recommended Level: 44 - 46

It is recommended to level your Pokemon to at least level 44 before the fight. Ideally, you would have your Pokemon at level 46 in order to quickly take out Piers' team!

Check Out the Exp Farm & Leveling Guide Here!

Piers Does Not Use Dynamax Or Gigantamax

Piers Does Not Use Dynamax Or Gigantamax

Piers actively refuses to use Dynamax or Gigantamax in his battles. This saves you the trouble of having to fight oversized and powered-up Pokemon. Just be sure to bring the right Types to the fight.

Use Ground Pokemon Against Skuntank

Use Ground Pokemon Against Skuntank

Piers has a lone Skuntank that won't be affected much by Fairy or Fighting Type damage. When he brings out his Skuntank, summon a Ground Pokemon to help you defeat it easily.

Piers - Gym Leader Overview

PiersPiers is Spikemuth's Gym leader who battles using Dark Type Pokemon. He is Marnie's older brother and doesn't choose to Dynamax his Pokemon.

Rewards Gained When Beating Piers

Rewards Gained When Beating Piers
Money 7,360
Badge Dark Badge
UniformGym Uniform
Check Out the vs. Piers Walkthrough Here!

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