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This is a list of strategy guides for all Gym Leaders in Pokemon Sword and Shield. Here you can find out each Gym Leader's type, as well as the Pokemon they use. Read on for tips and strategy on how to beat them!

List of Gym Leaders

1st Badge 2nd Badge 3rd Badge
MiloMilo NessaNessa KabuKabu
4th Badge 5th Badge
BeaBea
(Sword)
AllisterAllister
(Shield)
OpalOpal
6th Badge
GordieGordie
(Sword)
MelonyMelony
(Shield)
7th Badge 8th Badge
PiersPiers RaihanRaihan

Overview of Gym Leader Battle Strategies

Milo: Type and Pokemon

Gym Leader Milo.jpg
Type Specialty Grass Type

Milo's Pokemon

Gossifleur ImageGossifleur Eldegoss ImageEldegoss (Dynamax)

How to Beat Milo

Nessa: Type and Pokemon

Nessa
Type Specialty Water Type

Nessa's Pokemon

Goldeen ImageGoldeen Arrokuda ImageArrokuda Gigantamax Drednaw ImageGigantamax Drednaw

How to Beat Nessa

Kabu: Type and Pokemon

Kabu.jpg
Type Specialty Fire Type

Kabu's Pokemon

Ninetales ImageNinetales Arcanine ImageArcanine Gigantamax Centiskorch ImageGigantamax Centiskorch

How to Beat Kabu

Bea: Type and Pokemon (Sword Exclusive)

Bea
Type Specialty Fighting Type

Bea's Pokemon

Hitmontop ImageHitmontop Pangoro ImagePangoro SirfetchSirfetch'd
Gigantamax Machamp ImageGigantamax Machamp

How to Beat Bea

Allister: Type and Pokemon (Shield Exclusive)

Allister.jpg
Type Specialty Ghost Type

Allister's Pokemon

Galarian Yamask ImageGalarian Yamask Mimikyu ImageMimikyu Cursola ImageCursola
Gigantamax Gengar ImageGigantamax Gengar

How to Beat Allister

Opal: Type and Pokemon

Opal.jpg
Type Specialty Fairy Type

Opal's Pokemon

Galarian Weezing ImageGalarian Weezing Mawile ImageMawile Togekiss ImageTogekiss
Gigantamax Alcremie ImageGigantamax Alcremie

How to Beat Opal

Gordie: Type and Pokemon (Sword Exclusive)

Gordie.jpg
Type Specialty Rock Type

Gordie's Pokemon

Barbaracle ImageBarbaracle Shuckle ImageShuckle Stonjourner ImageStonjourner
Gigantamax Coalossal ImageGigantamax Coalossal

How to Beat Gordie

Melony: Type and Pokemon (Shield Exclusive)

Melony.jpg
Type Specialty Ice Type

Melony's Pokemon

Frosmoth ImageFrosmoth Galarian Darmanitan ImageGalarian Darmanitan Eiscue ImageEiscue
Gigantamax Lapras ImageGigantamax Lapras

How to Beat Melony

Piers: Type and Pokemon

Piers.jpg
Type Specialty Dark Type

Piers's Pokemon

Scrafty ImageScrafty Obstagoon ImageObstagoon Malamar ImageMalamar
Skuntank ImageSkuntank

How to Beat Piers

Raihan: Type and Pokemon

Raihan.jpg
Type Specialty Dragon Type

Raihan's Pokemon

Gigalith ImageGigalith Flygon ImageFlygon Sandaconda ImageSandaconda
Gigantamax Duraludon ImageGigantamax Duraludon

How to Beat Raihan

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Getting to the 3rd Gym Getting to the 4th Gym
Getting to the 5th Gym Getting to the 6th Gym
Getting to the 7th Gym Getting to the 8th Gym
Champion Cup Semifinals Rose Tower
Champion Cup Finals Getting to the Champion
Post Game Content and Walkthrough
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