Pokémon Scarlet and Violet gym leaders

While the new Pokémon game is breaking a handful of the series formulas, there are some things returning, like the new Pokémon Scarlet and Violet gym leaders

Larry, a Pokemon Scarlet & Violet gym leader, on a blurred background of grass, palm trees, and sea. He wears a suit, has messy but stylish black hair, and is holding up a pokeball.

Pokémon Scarlet and Violet gym leaders are still here in the first open-world mainline Pokémon games. Sure, we sort of got an open world with Pokémon Legends: Arceus, but that’s a different sort of game. While the next instalment may be a tad different, it’s still definitely a mainline Pokémon.

So, head downstairs article-wise to take a peek at all the Pokémon Scarlet and Violet gym leaders. Or, to get up to speed with everything else Pokémon, check out our Pokémon Scarlet & Violet starters, Pokémon Scarlet & Violet exclusivesPokémon Scarlet & Violet EeveePokémon Scarlet & Violet multiplayer, and Pokémon Scarlet & Violet legendaries guides to make sure you’re ready for anything.

Pokémon Scarlet and Violet gym order

The Pokémon Scarlet and Violet gym leaders listed below are in the recommended order you should tackle them. You can do them in any order, but this way makes most sense.

Pokémon Scarlet and Violet gym leaders

Below, you can find a list of all the Pokémon Scarlet and Violet gym leaders.

Katy, a Pokemon Scarlet & Violet gym leader, on a blurred background of grass, palm trees, and sea. She has a large white hat on and apron. She looks like a baker.

Katy

The first of Pokémon Scarlet and Violet gym leaders, Katy is a bug-type battler. She has three Pokémon: Nymble, Tarountula, and Teddiursa. Complete the Olive Roll gym test and you can get to work grabbing the badge.

Brassius, a Pokemon Scarlet & Violet gym leader, on a blurred background of grass, palm trees, and sea. He is a moody-looking fluffy blond-haired red shirt-wearing spiky whip-wielding gothic-style character.

Brassius

Another gym leader is Brassius, in Artazon. He is a hard-looking dude with the cutest little Smoliv for company. He’s a grass-type specialist, with his whip looking like a nasty, thorny vine.

Iono, a Pokemon Scarlet & Violet gym leader, on a blurred background of grass, palm trees, and sea. She is a young-looking baggy yellow and black shirt-wearing pin and white-haired streamer.

Iono

Iono is Levincis’s gym leader in the Paldea region, but spends her spare time as a streamer and influencer, hence all the fanfare in the introduction video. She has a Wattrel, Bellibolt, Luxio, and Mismagius for company.

Kofu, a Pokemon Scarlet & Violet gym leader, on a blurred background of grass, palm trees, and sea. He has his arms crossed, very bush eyebrows with extra eyebrows above, a beard but no moustache, and a general air of authority.

Kofu

With a Veluza, Wugtrio, and Crabominable, Kofu is the water-type gym leader. On arriving in Cascarrafa, you get tasked with returning his wallet to him and then going to auction before you can even battle the fella. Once you’ve done all that, though, the badge can be yours.

Larry, a Pokemon Scarlet & Violet gym leader, on a blurred background of grass, palm trees, and sea. He wears a suit, has messy but stylish black hair, and is holding up a pokeball.

Larry

Larry’s, like, just a normal dude by the looks of it. No wild character design or obvious conceit. Oh, and that makes sense, because he is the normal-type gym leader in Medali, with a Komala, Dudunsparce, and Staraptor on his team.

Ryme, a Pokemon Scarlet & Violet gym leader, on a blurred background of grass, palm trees, and sea. She has massive grey hair coming out the gap in a backwards capon her head, big hoop earings, a large popped collar, and gold necklace. Her bottom lip is painted yeloow/gold.

Ryme

Banette, Mimikyu, Houndstone, and Toxtricity make up the ghost-type gym leader Ryme’s roster. You can find the well-known rapper on Glaseado Mountain in Montenevera.

Tulip, a Pokemon Scarlet & Violet gym leader, on a blurred background of grass, palm trees, and sea. She has purple hair, a light pink/purple dress, and a general aura of snootiness.

Tulip

Continuing the perfect matching of Pokémon Scarlet and Violet gym leaders to types, Tulip gives of ethereal, almost snooty airiness. She’s the Psychic-type gym leader in Alfornada, and they have Farigiraf, Gardevoir, Espathra, and Florges by her side.

Grusha, a Pokémon Scarlet and Violet gym leader with long blue hair, a red and blue scarf covering the bottom of their face, yellow winter coat, blue trousers, and fluffy blue boots. They are on a blurred background of greenery and foliage.

Grusha

The first Pokémon Scarlet and Violet gym leader we learned about, Grusha, used to be a professional snowboarder, but now he’s the Glaseado gym’s leader. With Cetitan as his partner, he’s also an Ice-type specialist who’s usually pretty chill. Still, when battles get heated, he can reveal some things about himself he’d usually keep hidden.

There you have it, all the Pokémon Scarlet and Violet gym leaders. For more, check out our Pokémon Scarlet and Violet recipes, Pokémon Scarlet and Violet new Pokémon, and Pokémon Scarlet & Violet’s Paldea region guides to get up to speed.