Check out this guide on how to beat Champion Leon in a battle of Pokemon Sword and Shield. This includes his Pokemon team, weaknesses, best Pokemon type and moves, & more!
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|Gym Leaders - How To Beat Guides|
Champion Leon Pokemon Team & Weakness
|If You Chose Scorbunny||Type/Level||Weakness|
|Mr. Rime|| |
|If You Chose Grookey||Type/Level||Weakness|
| (x4) |
|If You Chose Sobble||Type/Level||Weakness|
| (x4) |
*Attacks matching Weakness types deal 2x damage.
Best Pokemon Type For Leon Battle
Bring Strong Dark & Fairy Pokemon
Several of Leon's Pokemon are weak against Dark or Fairy type Pokemon. This includes Aegislash, Haxorus, Dragapult, & Mr. Rime. Bring along Pokemon with Dark or Fairy moves to take down his team!
Recommended Pokemon To Bring
|Grimmsnarl||Lv.42: Evolves From Morgrem|
|Coalossal||Lv.34: Evolves From Carkol|
|Whiscash||Lv. 30: Evolves From Barboach|
Grimmsnarl's Fairy typing allows him to smoothly deal with Dragapult, Haxorus, & even Aegislash. Coalossal can deal well with Aegislash & can take Charizard's attacks while dealing massive STAB 4x Rock damage back at it. Whiscash is useful if you chose Grookey for dealing with Cinderace.
How to Beat Champion Leon
Recommended Level: 70
It is recommended to get your Pokemon up to level 70 before challenging Champion Leon. Having Pokemon with levels lower than 70 may make the battle difficult for you.Check Out The Fast EXP Farming Guide!
Dynamax A Pokemon With Rock Type Moves
Leon's Gigantamax Charizard packs quite a significant punch & has a large pool of health to get through. However, in most cases, you should be able to take it out with a STAB Max Rockfall. Aim to Dynamax a Rock-type Pokemon around the time Leon sends out Charizard.
Find A Counter To Leon's Starter Pokemon
At the beginning of the game, Leon will pick the Pokemon with Type advantage over yours. Before fighting him, make sure to bring a Pokemon that can counter this Type advantage.
Use Tons Of Items
There's no shame in bringing in lots of recovery items for this battle. Consider some Max Revives and Max Potions, as well as Full Heals to get rid of possible status conditions.
Leon - Gym Leader Overview
|Leon is the current Champion of the Galar region & has never been defeated in an official Pokémon battle. His personality, together with his peerless skill, has made him extremely popular. He truly deserves the title of "the greatest Trainer in all of Galar."|
Rewards Gained When Beating Leon
Defeat Leon To Beat The Game
Other Activities To Do After The Game
After beating Leon, the ending credits will roll & you'll have completed the game! There are other activities to do like capturing the new Legendaries, breeding strong Pokemon, & more!Check Out What To Do After Beating The Game!