All Pokemon Scarlet & Violet Paldea Gym Leaders

Luca Di Marzo
Grusha Gym Leader from Pokemon Scarlet and VioletThe Pokemon Company

Pokemon Scarlet & Violet Gym Leaders can be faced in any order, but to beat one of the main story challenges swiftly, you’ll want to know which Pokemon they use. Here’s a look at all of the Gym Leaders in Scarlet and Violet’s Paldea and their teams.

To become the Champion of a region, Pokemon players have to battle many Gym Leaders and Elite Four members across their Pokemon journey. Pokemon Scarlet and Violet’s Paldea is no stranger to this, and the challenges that await new trainers can be tough if they get there unprepared.

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Pokemon Scarlet and Violet innovate the franchise’s storytelling by offering three separate journeys to complete, one of which is the familiar Gym Leader challenge. While beating Team Star and taking on Titan Pokemon is required, Gym’s are a must to challenge the Pokemon League.

Gather all the intel on your opponents across the Paldea region with our list of all the Gym Leaders and their teams in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet.

Every Gym Leader in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet

Pokemon Scarlet & Violet offers players a ton of content to enjoy including Gym Leader battles. These are known to be some of the most difficult battles you’ll encounter throughout the game.

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Brassius – Artazon Gym

Brassius in Pokemon Scarlet and VioletThe Pokemon Company
Brassius is one the closest Gym Leaders to Mesagoza.

As the Gym Leader of Artazon town, Brassius specializes in utilizing Grass-type Pokemon. Artazon town itself is full of vibrant colors, flowers, and art, which makes Brassius the ideal Gym Leader.

It is said that Brassius uses his position as a Gym Leader to judge the aesthetic sensibilities of trainers. Brassius is always on the lookout for art and thus treats Pokemon battles as works of art.

Brassius is partnered with Smoliv as his trustiest companion, but here’s every Pokemon on his team:

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  • Petilil: Level 16 Rock-type Pokemon
  • Smoliv: Level 16 Grass/Normal-type Pokemon
  • Sudowoodo: Level 17 Grass-type (Tera) Pokemon

Grusha – Glaseado Gym

Grusha and Cetitan Pokemon Scarlet and Violet

Grusha was the first Scarlet & Violet Gym Leader revealed by The Pokemon Company and he is the Leader of the Glaseado Gym, specializing in Ice-type Pokemon. He used to be a professional snowboarder and his Gym setting is winterized with a ton of snow and ice.

Paldea’s Cetitan is his main Pokemon companion. Cetitan is an Ice-type Pokemon that can access the fantastic Thick Fat or Slush Rush Abilities. Don’t be surprised to see most Gym Leaders utilize Pokemon from the Paldea region as their ace Pokemon.

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Here’s every Pokemon on his team:

  • Beartic: Level 47 Ice-type Pokemon
  • Cetitan: Level 47 Ice-type Pokemon
  • Frosmoth: Level 47 Ice/Bug-type Pokemon
  • Altaria: Level 48 Ice-type (Tera) Pokemon

Iono – Levincia Gym 

Iono in Pokemon Scarlet and VioletThe Pokemon Company
Iono is a Paldean Influencer and an Electric-type Gym Leader.

The charismatic Gym Leader Iono specializes in Electric-type Pokemon. You’ll face off with her during your Gym Leader challenge, as Iono is the Gym Leader of the Levincia Gym.

Despite the two oddly colored Magnemite on top of her head, her partner Pokemon are:

  • Wattrel: Level 23 Electric/Flying-type Pokemon
  • Luxio: Level 23 Electric-type Pokemon
  • Bellibolt: Level 23 Electric-type Pokemon
  • Mismagius: Level 24 Electric-type (Tera) Pokemon

Bellibolt is one odd creature to look out for, and it uses its body to create electricity that is then discharged from two bumps on its head that resemble eyeballs.

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Katy – Cortondo Gym

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In Cortondo, you’ll find Katy, and she specializes in the art of Bug-type Pokemon. Katy is considered one of the easiest Gyms in the game, so players should focus on Katy when they start the challenge.

It’s no surprise to see that she favors Bug-type Pokemon in her conquest to beat you, and this means you’ll have to find a way to combat the strong bugs of her team:

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  • Nymble: Level 14 Bug-type Pokemon
  • Tarountula: Level 14 Bug-type Pokemon
  • Teddiursa: Level 15 Bug-type (Tera) Pokemon

Kofu – Cascarrafa Gym

kofu poke ball in pokemon scarlet and violetThe Pokemon Company
The Cascarrafa Gym Leader focuses on Water-Type Pokemon.

Kofu is the king of the Cascarrafa Gym, and he will test your ability to deal with Water-type Pokemon.

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His main pal is Veluza, but it takes some time before you even get to tussle with him as you’ll have to complete an objective that requires you to locate his wallet first.

Here’s every Pokemon in Kofu’s team:

  • Veluza: Level 28 Water/Psychic-type Pokemon
  • Wugtrio: Level 28 Water-type Pokemon
  • Crabominable: Level 29 Water-type (Tera) Pokemon

Larry – Medali Gym

larry in pokemon scarlet and violetThe Pokemon Company

Based in the Medali area, Larry’s no-nonsense-looking appearance and demeanor are nothing to scoff at as he will attempt to thwart your Gym quest with Normal-type Pokemon.

Arguably the most normal-looking Gym leader in Pokemon history, his looks are based on the concept of a Japanese salaryman. Here’s every Pokemon at his disposal:

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  • Dudunsparce: Level 35 Normal-type Pokemon
  • Komala: Level 35 Normal-type Pokemon
  • Staraptor: Level 36 Normal-type (Tera) Pokemon

Ryme – Montenevera Gym

ryme in pokemon scarlet and violetThe Pokemon Company
Ryme is a famous rapper and Gym Leader in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet.

As for Ryme, she dabbles in the scary side of things where Pokemon Scarlet and Violet are concerned as she has a firm grasp of Ghost-type Pokemon.

The Gym Leader has a loyal team of ghosts that will crush you if you don’t prepare adequately. Here’s every Pokemon on her team:

  • Banette: Level 41 Ghost-type Pokemon
  • Houndstone: Level 41 Ghost-type Pokemon
  • Mimikyu: Level 41 Ghost/Fairy-Type Pokemon
  • Toxtricitiy: Level 42 Ghost-Type (Tera) Pokemon

Tulip – Alfornada Gym

Tulip in pokemon scarlet and violetThe Pokemon Company

The final Gym Leader on our list is Tulip, and she enjoys using Psychic-type Pokemon to bring the best out of Pokemon Champion wannabes.

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Her team will be found right alongside her in Alfornada City, and their presence could psychologically hinder you:

  • Espathra: Level 44 Psychic-type Pokemon
  • Farigiraf: Level 44 Normal/Psychic-type Pokemon
  • Gardevoir: Level 44 Psychic/Fairy-type Pokemon
  • Florges: Level 45 Psychic-type (Tera) Pokemon

Geeta – Champion & Chairwoman of the Pokemon League

Geeta in Pokemon Scarlet and VioletThe Pokemon Company
Geeta is the final challenge for aspiring Pokemon League champions.

On your journey to become a Champion-ranked trainer in the Paldea region, you’ll likely run into Geeta quite often seeing as she is the Chairwoman of the Pokemon League that oversees the Gym challenge.

Geeta is also the best and most skilled Champion-ranked trainer in Paldea, which means she is essentially Pokemon Scarlet and Violet’s ultimate test.

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While trainers are inspired by Geeta, she’s always on the lookout for young talent to test their skills through the Pokemon League, and she has her eye on you. Here’s every Pokemon at her disposal:

  • Espathra: Level 61 Psychic-type Pokemon
  • Avalugg: Level 61 Ice-type Pokemon
  • Kingambit: Level 61 Dark/Steel-type Pokemon
  • Veluza: Level 61 Water/Psychic-type Pokemon
  • Gogoat: Level 61 Grass-type Pokemon
  • Glimmora: Level 62 Rock-type (Tera) Pokemon

Pokemon Scarlet & Violet Gym Leader challenge explained

Pokemon Scarlet and Violet gyms

For starters, the formula of defeating eight Gym Leaders, collecting eight badges, challenging the Elite Four, and becoming Champion persists in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet. However, players need to complete a Gym Test before challenging the Gym Leader.

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One major change that Pokemon Scarlet and Violet deliver is the ability to challenge the Gym Leaders in any order. Previously Pokemon games would set players on a linear path that presented one Gym Leader after another, with a notable increase in difficulty along the way.

In Pokemon Scarlet & Violet you have the freedom to explore cities and challenge Gym Leaders at your own pace.

Now that we’ve covered Pokemon Scarlet & Violet’s Gym Leaders, here are some more guides for you to check out:

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About The Author

Luca is a Senior Writer at CharlieIntel. An accomplished, writer with interests in sports and gaming alike, Luca is focused on Call of Duty and FIFA as a content creator. After earning his BA in English Literature at Concordia University, he began writing for Gamelevate, OddsShark, and H4X. Luca joined CharlieIntel in 2021. You can reach Luca at [email protected], or via his Twitter @TheLucaDiMarzo.