Trainers worldwide eagerly await the arrival of Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, as not only is it a new entry in the prestigious videogame series, but it takes it in a new direction due to it being an open-world RPG that encourages you to not only explore but forge your own path in the Paldeea region. One way you can do this is through the gym challenge, a feature that undergoes changes in the latest titles.
In previous games, you have a set path to victory, a line you must walk, which means you need to defeat the gyms in a specific order. However, the Pokémon Scarlet and Violet gym challenge allows you to battle the different specialists whenever you like, which has fans pondering on Pokémon Scarlet and Violet gym leader difficulty changes.
According to a Reddit thread, one Redditor, martinkem_ hopes to see a different roster of ‘mon depending upon when you choose to challenge a specific leader. It’s a concept we hope to see come to fruition in the games, as it’s a known system in the anime, with Reddit user paulleinahtan pointing out that “in the anime, gym leaders adjust their Pokémon depending on how many bashed the challenger has.”
What are the Pokémon Scarlet and Violet gym leader difficulty changes?
For now, we don’t know how the difficulty of the leaders alters depending on when you face them. It could be any number of things, from the aforementioned theory to a simple increase in the level of their Pokémon.
If you want to know all there is to know about the Pokémon Scarlet and Violet gym leaders, make sure you check out our guide. We also have content about the Pokémon Scarlet and Violet Paldea region, just in case you want to learn more about the area ahead of the Pokémon Scarlet and Violet release date.