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Read this article to find out how to beat Gym Leader Nessa in Pokemon Sword and Shield. Check out what Pokemon she uses & 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 Nessa's Pokemon Lineup

Gym Leader Nessa
PokemonType/LevelWeakness
GoldeenGoldeenwater
Lv. 22
Grasselectric
ArrokudaArrokudawater
Lv. 23
Grasselectric
DrednawDrednawwaterRock
Lv. 24
Grasselectric

Recommended Pokemon Against Gym Leader Nessa

Bring Grass or Electric Types

Bring Grass or Electric Types

As a Water Gym Leader, Nessa's Pokemon lineup is full of water-types. Grass & Electric types are strong against them and will do higher damage with the same types of attacks.

Recommended Pokemon To Bring

PokemonTypeCatch Location
ThwackeyThwackeygrassLV. 16: Evolve From Grookey. Grookey is a Starter Pokemon.
ManectricManectricelectricEvolve from Electrike. Electrike can be found on Route 4
EldegossEldegossGrassLV.20: Evolves From Gossifleur. Gossifleur Found on Route 1.
YamperYamperelectricFound on Route 4

Tips to Defeat Gym Leader Nessa

Recommended Level: 20 - 24

Make sure to level up your Pokemon to at least level 20 before facing Nessa. Ideally, it would be best to level your Pokemon to level 24 to make quick work of Nessa's team!

Check Out the Exp Farm & Leveling Guide!

Save Dynamax for Dreadnaw

Save Dynamax for Dreadnaw

Nessa's most powerful Pokemon just so happens to be her Dynamax Pokemon, Dreadnaw. Better save your Dynamax right before she brings it out to go toe to toe with it.

Wait Out Dynamax to Even Field

Wait Out Dynamax to Even Field

If you find yourself up against a Dynamax Dreadnaw, you can also wait out its Dynamax. Have tough high defense Pokemon up against it until it's Dynamax wears off after 3 turns.

Nessa - Gym Leader Overview

NessaNessa is an expert on Water-type Pokémon and one of the Gym Leaders you must face on your adventure. Her calm and collected attitude hides a competitive spirit and indomitable will. She will overwhelm any opponent in battle by blasting them with powerful Water-type moves.

Rewards Gained When Beating Nessa

Rewards Gained When Beating Nessa
Money3,840
BadgeWater Badge
UniformGym Uniform
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