How to Beat Larry: Medali Gym Leader Guide | Pokemon Scarlet and Violet (SV)

Larry Normal Gym Leader Pokemon Scarlet and Violet
The Medali Gym Leader, Larry, is the best Gym Leader to challenge fifth in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet (SV). Read on to learn about Larry's Pokemon team, Larry's type specialty, best Pokemon to use against Larry, and how to beat the Medali Gym.

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Larry's Pokemon Team and Types

Type and Suggested Level

Larry Normal Gym Leader Pokemon Scarlet and Violet▲Medali Gym Leader Larry Type Specialty
Pokemon Normal Type Icon
Best Team Level
Lv. 36 ~ Lv. 41

Larry's Pokemon

Pokemon Type Moves
Komala ImageKomala
Lv. 35
Pokemon Normal Type Icon Yawn
Sucker Punch
Slam
Dudunsparce ImageDudunsparce
Lv. 35
Pokemon Normal Type Icon Glare
Drill Run
Hyper Drill
Staraptor ImageStaraptor
Lv. 36
Pokemon Normal Type Icon Pokemon Flying Type Icon
Tera Type Pokemon Normal Type Icon
Facade
Aerial Ace

Best Team to Beat Larry

Best Pokemon to Beat Larry

Pokemon Recommended Moves
Pawmot ImagePawmot
Pokemon Electric Type Icon Pokemon Fighting Type Icon (Lv. 36)
Arm Thrust (learns at Lv. 25)
Nuzzle (learns at Lv. 12)
Slam (learns at Lv. 33)
Wild Charge (default move)
Quaquaval ImageQuaquaval
Pokemon Water Type Icon Pokemon Fighting Type Icon (Lv. 36)
Low Sweep (learns at Lv. 17)
Aqua Step (upon evolving)
Aqua Cutter (learns at Lv. 21)
Aqua Jet (learns at Lv. 13)
Crabominable ImageCrabominable
Pokemon Ice Type Icon Pokemon Fighting Type Icon (Lv. 36)
Rock Smash (default move)
Brick Break (learns at Lv. 22)
Avalanche (learns at Lv. 29)
Protect (default move)

When Starting with Sprigatito

Best Team To Beat Larry When Starting With Sprigatito
Meowscarada ImageMeowscarada
Pokemon Grass Type Icon Pokemon Dark Type Icon (Lv. 36)
Pawmot ImagePawmot
Pokemon Electric Type Icon Pokemon Fighting Type Icon (Lv. 36)
Crabominable ImageCrabominable
Pokemon Ice Type Icon Pokemon Fighting Type Icon (Lv. 36)

Since Larry's Pokemon are mostly Normal types which do not deal super effective damage to any Type, you can use Meowscarada to finish off Komala and Dunsparce. Just remember to switch out Meowscarada for Pawmot or Crabominable when facing Staraptor! Terastallizing Pawmot or Crabominable also allows them to remove their weakness to Aerial Ace, while being Super Effective against Larry's Normal Tera Staraptor.

When Starting with Fuecoco

Best Team To Beat Larry When Starting With Fuecoco
Skeledirge ImageSkeledirge
Pokemon Fire Type Icon Pokemon Ghost Type Icon (Lv. 36)
Pawmot ImagePawmot
Pokemon Electric Type Icon Pokemon Fighting Type Icon (Lv. 36)
Crabominable ImageCrabominable
Pokemon Ice Type Icon Pokemon Fighting Type Icon (Lv. 36)

At a glance, using Skeledirge against Larry may seem like a good idea because of its Ghost typing. While this can be helpful to avoid some of the stronger moves of Larry's Pokemon, watch out for Komala's Sucker Punch, and Dudunsparce's Drill Run. To completely avoid this, use Pawmot or Crabominable against Larry's first two Pokemon, then switch out Skeledirge when Larry uses Staraptor.

When Starting with Quaxly

Best Team To Beat Larry When Starting With Quaxly
Quaquaval ImageQuaquaval
Pokemon Water Type Icon Pokemon Fighting Type Icon (Lv. 36)
Pawmot ImagePawmot
Pokemon Electric Type Icon Pokemon Fighting Type Icon (Lv. 36)
Crabominable ImageCrabominable
Pokemon Ice Type Icon Pokemon Fighting Type Icon (Lv. 36)

Quaquaval's Fighting type now gives it STAB for using Low Sweep. Using Quaquaval's signature move, Aqua Step can also be useful, since it increases Quaquaval's speed after using it. With these three pokemon, you can Terastallize any of them to negate their weakness to Aerial Ace when facing against Staraptor.

How to Beat Larry

First You Must Pass the Secret Menu Item Order Challenge

Secret Menu Item Order Challenge - Pokemon Scarlet and Violet (SV)
Before you have the chance to face Larry, you must first pass the Secret Menu Item Order Challenge. In this test, you need to defeat other trainers for their clues, and then order the right dish at the Restaurant. Once you successfully clear the test you may challenge Larry.
Secret Menu Item Order: Normal Gym Challenge Walkthrough

Level Up to Lv. 36

Since Larry's Pokemon are at their Evolved forms, the best odds at defeating Gym Leader Larry is to raise your Pokemon to Lv. 36 or higher, Evolving those you can in the process.

Terastallize at the Start of Battle

Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Alternate Fuecoco Form
Players can Terastallize their Pokemon at the very start of Gym Battes. We recommend you take advantage of Fighting Tera Types, as it raises your chances of defeating most Pokemon in one hit using a move the type it is weak against.

All Terastal Forms and Tera Types

Rewards for Beating Larry

Reward Effect
Normal Badge Medali Gym Pokemon Scarlet and VioletNormal Badge Pokemon of Lv. 45 or lower that you've caught will not disobey your commands in battle.
Pokemon that are up to Lv. 45 are easier to catch.
FacadeTM025 Facade
Type: Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Normal Type Moves
Category: Physical
Power: 70
Accuracy: 100

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Larry's Rematch Team

Larry's Pokemon

Pokemon Type Moves
Oinkologne (Female) ImageOinkologne (Female)
Lv. 65
Pokemon Normal Type Icon Body Slam
Bullet Seed
Zen Headbutt
Iron Head
Komala ImageKomala
Lv. 65
Pokemon Normal Type Icon Yawn
Sucker Punch
Wood Hammer
Zen Headbutt
Dudunsparce ImageDudunsparce
Lv. 65
Pokemon Normal Type Icon Dragon Rush
Drill Run
Hyper Drill
Stone Edge
Braviary ImageBraviary
Lv. 65
Pokemon Normal Type Icon Pokemon Flying Type Icon Crush Claw
Brave Bird
Close Combat
Rock Tomb
Staraptor ImageStaraptor
Lv. 66
Pokemon Normal Type Icon Pokemon Flying Type Icon
Tera Type Pokemon Normal Type Icon
Facade
Brave Bird
Close Combat
Thief

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Best Team to Beat Larry (Rematch Team)

Best Counters

Pokemon Type Moves
Gyarados ImageGyarados
Lv. 70
Pokemon Water Type Icon Pokemon Flying Type Icon
Tera Type Pokemon Flying Type Icon
Dragon Dance
Waterfall
Ice Fang
Earthquake
Pawmot ImagePawmot
Lv. 70
Pokemon Electric Type Icon Pokemon Fighting Type Icon
Tera Type Pokemon Electric Type Icon
Wild Charge
Quick Attack
Close Combat
Volt Switch
Lucario ImageLucario
Lv. 70
Pokemon Fighting Type Icon Pokemon Steel Type Icon
Tera Type Pokemon Electric Type Icon
Swords Dance
Extreme Speed
Close Combat
Ice Punch

Tips and Strategy to Beat Larry's Rematch Team

If Your Pokemon are a High Enough Level, Non-Fighting Pokemon Can Still Put in Work

Larry
Although Larry's Normal Type Pokemon are only weak to Fighting, you can still deal a lot of damage to his Pokemon if your Pokemon are of a high enough level. Bringing only Fighting Type Pokemon will cause some difficulty in the matchups against Staraptor and Braviary, so bring Pokemon that are neutral to or resist Flying as well.
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