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Up To 6th Gym (vs. Gym Leader Gordie & Melony) - Story Walkthrough
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Up To 6th Gym (vs. Gym Leader Gordie & Melony) - Story Walkthrough

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Check out this guide for a story walkthrough up to Gym Leader Gordie & Melony in Pokemon Sword and Shield, including trainer battle strategy, tips, item location and more!

Table of Contents

Story Progression

Previous PartCurrent PartNext Part
Opal~ vs. Gym Leader Opal Gordie
Melony ~ vs. Gym Leader Gordie & Melony
Piers~ vs. Gym Leader Piers
Check Out All Story Walkthrough List!

Arrival At Hammerlocke - Walkthrough & Tips

Arrival At Hammerlocke Walkthrough

No.Procedure
1Travel with Opal to Hammerlocke or travel there alone
2Proceed east near the stadium for cutscene events

1. Optional Fast Travel to Hammelocke

1. Optional Fast Travel to Hammelocke

After leaving the gym, you will be approached by Opal, asking whether you'd want to travel with her to Hammerlocke. Doing so will allow you to fast travel there, however this is also optional.

Route 7 ~ Route 8 - Walkthrough & Tips

Route 7 ~ Route 8 Walkthrough

No.Procedure
1Follow Hop to Route 7, battle vs Hop
2Proceed through Route 7 & Route 8 to Circhester

1. Battle vs. Hop - Battle Tips

PokemonType/LevelWeakness
Trevenant IconTrevenantGhost IconGrass Icon
Lv. 34
dark IconIce Iconfire IconFlying IconGhost Icon
Snorlax IconSnorlax Normal Icon
Lv. 35
Fighting Icon
Boltund IconBoltundElectric Icon
Lv. 35
Ground Icon
Rillaboom IconRillaboom
(If you chose Scorbunny)
Grass Icon
Lv. 35
fire IconIce IconPoison IconFlying Icon bug Icon
Cinderace IconCinderace
(If you chose Sobble)
fire Icon
Lv. 35
Ground IconRock Iconwater Icon
Inteleon IconInteleon
(If you chose Grookey)
water Icon
Lv. 35
Grass Iconelectric Icon
Heatmor IconHeatmorFire Icon
Lv. 35
Rock IconGround Icon water Icon

*Attacks which match Weakness types deal 2x damage.

Hop Uses Variety of Types

Hop Uses Variety of Types

Hop's party consists of variety of Pokemon in his party. Try to be flexible when choosing your Pokemon, and counter his Pokemon types accordingly! Fire and Ground types are effective against multiple Pokemon, so try to plan carefully.

Check Type Effectiveness Chart Here!

2. Multiple Trainers Await You

2. Multiple Trainer Awaits on Your Way

Multiple trainers can be found while travelling through Route 7 to 8. Use this as a chance to farm some more XP before arriving at the next Gym in Circhester!

Check Out Farming EXP Fast Guide!

Challenge The Rock Gym (Sword Only) - Walkthrough & Tips

The Rock Gym is exclusive to Pokemon Sword
No.Procedure
1Enter Circhester Gym, take part in the Trap Detector Gym Challenge
2Battle vs Gym Leader Gordie

1. Use Your Trap Detector To Avoid Pitfalls

1. Use Your Trap Detector To Avoid Pitfalls

Circhester Gym's Gym Challenge will provide you with a special Trap Detector which pings when near a hidden pitfall. Use this hints to guide you through the hidden pits to reach the other side of the Gym.

3rd Area Has A Sandstorm Blocking Your Vision

3rd Area Has Sandstorm Blocking Your Vision

The third section of the gym will have a sandstorm blowing constantly, blocking your vision. Keep your eyes on the Trap Detector Ping to navigate through the area.

Falling in A Pit Returns You to Checkpoint

Falling in Pitfall Returns You to Checkpoint

Should you ever end up falling in one of the pits, you will be returned to the beginning of the room or the last platform you set foot on. The pit that you fell in will remain open, so that you won't accidentally fall again!

2. Battle Vs. Gordie - Battle Tips

Battle Vs. Gordie - Battle Tips
PokemonType/LevelWeakness
Barbaracle IconBarbaracle Rock IconWater Icon
Lv. 40
x4
Grass Icon
Fighting IconGround IconElectric Icon
Shuckle IconShuckle Bug IconRock Icon
Lv. 40
Rock IconSteel IconWater Icon
Stonjourner IconStonjourner Rock Icon
Lv. 41
Fighting IconGround IconSteel IconWater IconGrass Icon
Coalossal IconCoalossal
(Dynamax)
Rock IconFire Icon
Lv. 42
x4
Ground IconWater Icon
Fighting IconRock Icon

*Attacks which match Weakness types deal 2x damage.

Check Out How To Beat Gym Leader Gordie!

Fighting Pokemon Recommended

Fighting Pokemon Recommended

Gordie's party mainly consists of Rock types. A Pokemon with Fighting type moves will be very effective in this battle, as it will give you an advantage over 3 of his 4 Pokemon. Shuckle has extremely high defensive stats, so be prepared for it to hold out a bit longer.

Challenge The Ice Gym (Shield Only) - Walkthrough & Tips

The Ice Gym is exclusive to Pokemon Shield
No.Procedure
1Enter Circhester Gym, take part in the Ice Gym Challenge
2Battle vs Gym Leader Melony

1. Ice Gym Mission Tips

Use Detection Machine To Avoid Pitfalls

Use Detection Machine To Avoid Pitfalls

When you're going through the gym floors, make sure to rely on the detection machine to find the hidden pitfalls. It'll only act up when you're near a pitfall so be sure to listen carefully.

2. Battle Vs. Melony - Battle Tips

Battle Vs. Melony - Battle Tips
PokemonType/LevelWeakness
FrosmothFrosmothIce Iconbug Icon
Lv. 40
4xfire IconRock Icon
Flying IconSteel IconIce Icon
Darmanitan (Galar)Darmanitan
(Galarian)
Ice Icon
Lv. 40
Rock IconFighting IconSteel IconFire Icon
EiscueEiscue Ice Icon
Lv. 41
Rock IconFighting IconSteel IconFire Icon
Lapras IconLapras
(Dynamax)
water Icon Ice Icon
Lv. 42
Electric IconFighting IconRock IconGrass Icon

*Attacks which match Weakness types deal 2x damage.

Check Out How To Beat Gym Leader Melony!

Bring Steel, Fire, & Electric Pokemon

Aside from Ice, Melony's Pokemon also have some secondary types that may counter your main damage dealer. Be sure to bring some steel and electric Pokemon in order to counter Melony's dual type Pokemon!

Check Out Damage Type Effectiveness Here!

Use Items To Heal From Status Effects

Melony's Pokemon will also have the ability to apply status effects to your team such as freezing! Make sure to counteract this by bringing some items that heal status effects for the fight!

Check Out How To Cure Status Effects!

Story Progression

Previous PartCurrent PartNext Part
Opal~ vs. Gym Leader Opal Gordie
Melony ~ vs. Gym Leader Gordie & Melony
Piers~ vs. Gym Leader Piers
Check Out All Story Walkthrough List!

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