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 exclusives, Pokémon Scarlet & Violet Eevee, Pokémon Scarlet & Violet multiplayer, and Pokémon Scarlet & Violet legendaries guides to make sure you’re ready for anything.
Below is the recommended Pokémon Scarlet and Violet gym order. You can do them in any order, but this way makes most sense. After that, head down for more details on all the Pokémon Scarlet and Violet gym leaders:
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.
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 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.
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’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.
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.
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.
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.