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Up To 8th Gym (vs. Gym Leader Raihan) - Story Walkthrough
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Up To 8th Gym (vs. Gym Leader Raihan) - Story Walkthrough

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

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Story Progression

Previous PartCurrent PartNext Part
Piers~ vs. Gym Leader Piers Raihan~ vs. Gym Leader Raihan Hop~ vs. Marnie & Hop
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Route 9 ~ Arriving at Hammerlocke - Walkthrough & Tips

Arrival At Hammerlocke Walkthrough

No.Procedure
1Travel past the crowd near the tunnel for a cutscene with Hop
2Return back to Hammerlocke, head for Hammerlocke Stadium for an event cutscene

1. Walk Past The Crowd For A Cutscene

 1. Walk Past the Crowd For Cutscene

Upon entering the tunnel, you will see a worried crowd stopping your way. You will need to get off of your bike to squeeze past the crowd to trigger a cutscene.

Hammerlocke Gym - Walkthrough & Tips

Hammerlocke Gym Walkthrough

No.Procedure
1Enter Hammerlocke Stadium, apply for the Gym Challenge
2Complete the Double Battle Gym Challenge
3Battle with Gym Leader Raihan
Check Out How To Beat Raihan Here!

2. Double Battle with 3 Trainers

2. Double Battle with 3 Trainers

Before challenging Raihan, you will need to battle through 3 sets of Double Battles with Gym Trainers. Focus your attacks on one target to whittle down the number!

3. Battle Vs. Raihan - Battle Tips

Battle Vs. Raihan - Battle Tips
PokemonType/LevelWeakness
FlygonFlygonGround IconDragon Icon
Lv. 47
(x4)
Ice Icon
Dragon IconFairy Icon
GigalithGigalithRock Icon
Lv. 46
water Icongrass Iconfighting Iconground Iconsteel Icon
SandacondaSandacondaground Icon
Lv. 46
water Icongrass Iconice Icon
DuraludonDuraludonsteel IconDragon Icon
Lv. 48
fighting Iconground Icon

*Attacks which match Weakness types deal 2x damage.

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Face the Gym Leader In Double Battle

Face the Gym Leader in Double Battle

Your battle with Raihan will commence as a Double Battle and will require you to be flexible when deciding your party members. Remember to focus your attacks on one target!

Half His Team Are Not Dragon Type

Only two of Raihan's Pokemon are Dragon type, and one of them is not weak to Dragon or Ice moves. Carefully plan which Pokemon you will bring to the fight. Include at least one Ground or Fighting type, and if possible bring some Ice attacks.

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Story Progression

Previous PartCurrent PartNext Part
Piers~ vs. Gym Leader Piers Raihan~ vs. Gym Leader Raihan Hop~ vs. Marnie & Hop
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