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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 strategies on how to beat them!

List of Gym Leaders

Sword and Shield Gym Order

There are several Gym Leaders in Pokemon Sword and Shield. Check the table below for the list of Gym Leaders and their order.

Badge Order Pokemon Sword Pokemon Sword
1st Badge Pokemon Sword and Shield Gym Leader - MiloMilo
2nd Badge Pokemon Sword and Shield Gym Leader - NessaNessa
3rd Badge Pokemon Sword and Shield Gym Leader - KabuKabu
4th Badge Pokemon Sword and Shield Gym Leader - BeaBea Pokemon Sword and Shield Gym Leader - AllisterAllister
5th Badge Pokemon Sword and Shield Gym Leader - OpalOpal
6th Badge Pokemon Sword and Shield Gym Leader - GordieGordie Pokemon Sword and Shield Gym Leader - MelonyMelony
7th Badge Pokemon Sword and Shield Gym Leader - PiersPiers
8th Badge Pokemon Sword and Shield Gym Leader - RaihanRaihan

Overview of Gym Leaders

Turrfield Gym: Milo

Gym Leader - Milo.jpg
Type Specialty Grass Type

Milo's Pokemon

Gossifleur ImageGossifleur Eldegoss ImageEldegoss (Dynamax)

How to Beat Milo

Hulbury Gym: Nessa

Gym Leader - Nessa
Type Specialty Water Type

Nessa's Pokemon

Goldeen ImageGoldeen Arrokuda ImageArrokuda Gigantamax Drednaw ImageGigantamax Drednaw

How to Beat Nessa

Motostoke Gym: Kabu

Gym Leader - Kabu.jpg
Type Specialty Fire Type

Kabu's Pokemon

Ninetales ImageNinetales Arcanine ImageArcanine Gigantamax Centiskorch ImageGigantamax Centiskorch

How to Beat Kabu

Stow-on-Side Gym: Bea (Sword Exclusive)

Gym Leader - Bea
Type Specialty Fighting Type

Bea's Pokemon

Hitmontop ImageHitmontop Pangoro ImagePangoro
SirfetchSirfetch'd Gigantamax Machamp ImageGigantamax Machamp

How to Beat Bea

Stow-on-Side Gym: Allister (Shield Exclusive)

Gym Leader - 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

Ballonlea Gym: Opal

Gym Leader - 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

Circhester Gym: Gordie (Sword Exclusive)

Gym Leader - Gordie.jpg
Type Specialty Rock Type

Gordie's Pokemon

Barbaracle ImageBarbaracle Shuckle ImageShuckle
Stonjourner ImageStonjourner Gigantamax Coalossal ImageGigantamax Coalossal

How to Beat Gordie

Circhester Gym: Melony (Shield Exclusive)

Gym Leader - 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

Spikemuth Gym: Piers

Gym Leader - Piers.jpg
Type Specialty Dark Type

Piers's Pokemon

Scrafty ImageScrafty Malamar ImageMalamar
Skuntank ImageSkuntank Obstagoon ImageObstagoon

How to Beat Piers

Hammerlocke Gym: Raihan

Gym Leader - Raihan.jpg
Type Specialty Dragon Type

Raihan's Pokemon

Gigalith ImageGigalith Flygon ImageFlygon
Sandaconda ImageSandaconda Gigantamax Duraludon ImageGigantamax Duraludon

How to Beat Raihan

Pokemon Sword and Shield Related Guides

Story Walkthrough Guides
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Story Walkthrough Charts
Getting to the 1st Gym Getting to the 2nd Gym
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
Story Related Pages
Rival BattlesRival Battles Gym BattlesGym Leader Battles
Post Game ContentHow to Beat Champion Leon
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