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
Majority of Leon's team is weak against Fairy or Dark type Pokemon. This includes Aegislash, Dragapult, Haxorus & Mr. Rime. Bring along Pokemon with Fairy or Dark 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 effectively deal with Dragapult, Haxorus, and even Aegislash. Coalossal can also match up against Aegislash & take Charizard's attacks while dealing massive STAB 4x Rock damage back at it. Whiscash is a useful alternative if you chose Grookey for dealing with Cinderace.
How to Beat Champion Leon
Recommended Level: 70
It is recommended to train your Pokemon up to level 70 before challenging Champion Leon. Having Pokemon with lower levels 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 and 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 his "starter's" Type advantage.
Use Tons Of Items
Consider bringing some Max Revives & Max Potions, as well as Full Heals in order to get rid of possible status conditions that you may receive during the fight. Having a lot of recovery items will allow you to survive longer during this battle!
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 and you will have beaten the main story of 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!