As any veteran Pokemon coach would know, battling health club leaders and amassing badges is the way in which to enter the Pokemon League. Consequently, it’s the one solution to beat the Elite 4 and enter the Corridor of Fame. Pokemon Scarlet and Violet aren’t any completely different, although probably the most vital deviation from earlier video games is that there isn’t a set order to do the health club battles.
In Paldea, you are able to do the health club challenges, whether or not as you encounter every one or return solely when you may have an ideal counter Pokemon. Don’t allow them to sit, although, as a result of as your Pokemon develop, they may disobey you with out the right credentials (your health club badges).
One other deviation is the shortage of health club coach fights. Earlier than you might struggle the chief in earlier video games, you will need to undergo a gauntlet of weaker coach battles (typically whereas fixing puzzles). Scarlet and Violet put off that, leaving solely the puzzle/problem for the challenger to finish, although some additionally contain battles. After finishing that, they’ll struggle the chief straight.
All Health club Leaders in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet
Cortondo Bug Health club Chief: Katy
This health club’s problem is the Olive Roll. You should push an olive by a maze because it bounces off partitions and ramps. Afterward, you may struggle Katy, who focuses on Bug Pokemon. She’s going to Terastalize her Teddiursa.
- Lvl. 14 Nymble
- Lvl. 14 Tarontula
- Lvl. 15 Teddiursa (Bug-type Terastalization)
Bug Pokemon are weak to Hearth, Flying, and Rock-type assaults. Because the ones above don’t have any twin typings, these are the best assaults you might use in opposition to them. Be cautious concerning the Teddiursa’s Fury Cutter, although. With the Bug Terastalization, it has bonus harm, and its energy will increase the extra it hits. Keep away from utilizing Grass, Psychic, and Darkish Pokemon.
Artazon Grass Health club Chief: Brassius
Earlier than you battle the Verdant Virtuoso, you will need to first discover and gather 10 Sunflora hiding across the city. Some will begin to observe you when interacted with, whereas others will need a struggle. You should definitely verify each nook and cranny! Brassius will use Grass-type Pokemon and Terastalize his Sudowoodo.
- Lvl. 16 Petilil
- Lvl. 16 Smoliv
- Lvl. 17 Sudowoodo (Grass-type Terastalization)
The weaknesses of Grass-types are Hearth, Flying, Ice, Poison, and Bug. Smoliv can also be a Regular-type, giving it a weak point to Preventing. You need to carry some Awakenings or different status-recovering gadgets as a result of his Petilil has Sleep Powder. Lastly, keep away from utilizing a Flying-type in opposition to his Sudowoodo as a result of it has Rock Throw. You possibly can’t one-shot it as a result of it additionally has Sturdy as a capability.
Levincia Electrical Health club Chief: Iono
Iono will ask you to take part in her stream because the health club problem. She’ll ask you to seek out Director Clavell as he hides within the crowds of the city. Discover him and battle trainers thrice to earn the suitable to struggle the chief. Iono makes use of Electrical Pokemon and can Terastalize her Mismagius.
- Lvl. 23 Wattrel
- Lvl. 23 Bellibolt
- Lvl. 23 Luxio
- Lvl. 24 Mismagius (Electrical Terastalization)
Electrical Pokemon are weak to just one sort: Floor. Nonetheless, that’s solely efficient for half of Iono’s get together, Bellibolt and Luxio. Wattrel can also be a Flying-type, and Mismagius has Levitate, which suggests the obvious methods to cope with them are out.
Thankfully, Wattrel’s Flying sort provides extra weaknesses like Ice and Rock. As for her Mismagius, you may solely use non-supereffective assaults on it. In any other case, when you’ve got a Pokemon with Mildew Breaker or the transfer Gravity, you may hit it with Floor assaults. Watch out of its Confusion-inducing assaults!
Don’t use Metal, Flying, and Water (and Flying/Water) sort Pokemon. Floor sorts are finest as they’re proof against Electrical assaults. Nonetheless, be careful for the Bellibolt as a result of it could possibly use Water Gun.
Cascarrafa Water Health club Chief: Kofu
As you method the health club, Kofu will rush out, and his attendant will provide you with the previous’s pockets. He’ll ask you to offer it to him in Porto Marinada. Whenever you arrive, Kofu will request that you just be a part of the public sale. If you happen to win, you may battle him. Kofu makes use of Water-type Pokemon and can Terastalize his Crabominable.
- Lvl. 29 Veluza
- Lvl. 29 Wugtrio
- Lvl. 30 Crabominable (Water Terastalization)
Water sorts are weak to Grass and Electrical assaults. Veluza can also be a Psychic-type, making it weak to Bug, Darkish, and Ghost assaults. Although Darkish-types are proof against Psychic assaults, it doesn’t matter as his Veluza doesn’t have strikes of that sort. Pokemon sorts to keep away from utilizing on this health club battle embrace Rock, Floor, and Hearth. Ice assaults aren’t too efficient, both.
Medali Regular Health club Chief: Larry
This health club’s problem duties you to seek out and order a secret menu merchandise. You should determine it out by battling the scholars with the clues and piece these collectively. When you request the meal, you may struggle Larry. He’ll use Regular-types and can Terastalize his Staraptor.
- Lvl. 35 Komala
- Lvl. 35 Dudunsparce
- Lvl. 36 Staraptor (Regular Terastalization)
Like Electrical Pokemon, Regular-types solely have one weak point: Preventing. Curiously, Staraptor has a bonus with its Flying sort, which it loses after Terastalization. It loses Preventing resistance, however you shouldn’t overlook that it nonetheless has a Flying assault.
No sort is weak to Regular, however keep away from utilizing Ghost assaults. You should utilize Pokemon of that sort, simply not strikes that match them, because the opponents are proof against these. Additionally, be careful for Komala’s Sucker Punch, a Darkish assault.
Montenevera Ghost Health club Chief: Ryme
Ryme, the health club chief, can also be a rapper. Her problem is to have a collection of Double Battles. Her viewers participates within the fights, as relying in your success or actions, they may cheer you on (present stat boosts). Afterward, you may battle her in the identical format, a Double Battle with viewers participation. She makes use of Ghost Pokemon and can Terastalize her Toxtricity.
- Lvl. 41 Banette
- Lvl. 41 Mimikyu
- Lvl. 41 Houndstone
- Lvl. 42 Toxtricity (Ghost Terastalization)
Ghost sorts are a double-edged sword, as they’re weak to their very own sort, together with Darkish assaults. You should utilize a Pokemon of the latter sort for a lot of the battle, besides with the Mimikyu. Darkish Pokemon are weak to Fairy, so swap it out for a Poison or Metal one or one with assaults of these sorts.
You should utilize Regular Pokemon so long as you don’t use assaults of their sort. Nonetheless, they do produce other assaults than a Ghost one, so it is determined by what strikes your Pokemon have. Keep away from utilizing Psychic Pokemon.
It is a Double Battle, so be careful for strikes that may harm your different Pokemon. It takes a little bit of getting used to, however you must’ve realized the fundamentals by the problem.
Alfornada Psychic Health club Chief: Tulip
Tulip can also be a mannequin and influencer, so her problem has you match feelings. Getting them proper will allow you to battle a coach. Do it twice, and you’ll struggle the chief. She makes use of Psychic-types and can Terastalize her Florges.
- Lvl. 44 Farigiraf
- Lvl. 44 Gardevoir
- Lvl. 44 Espathra
- Lvl. 45 Florges (Psychic Terastalization)
Psychic sorts are weak to Bug, Darkish, and Ghost assaults. Nonetheless, all her Pokemon have both Ghost, Darkish (counters Ghost), and Fairy (in opposition to Darkish) assaults. Thankfully, she doesn’t exactly have counters for Bug Pokemon aside from Gardevoir’s Fairy typing. You should utilize Metal or Poison in opposition to that one.
Farigiraf’s Regular typing doesn’t assist with weaknesses, as Psychic’s Preventing resistance cancels it out. Moreover, it’s proof against Ghost assaults. Change your Pokemon as wanted, and don’t use Darkish (or Dragon) sorts in opposition to the Gardevoir and Florges.
Glaseado Ice Health club Chief: Grusha
Hidden away within the Glaseado Mountain, this health club is crammed with Ice-types. Grusha, the chief, will ask you to do the Snow Slide Drop in 1 and a half minutes. Achieve this, and you’ll battle her for the badge. As talked about, she’ll use Ice Pokemon and can Terastalize her Altaria.
- Lvl. 47 Frosmoth
- Lvl. 47 Beartic
- Lvl. 47 Cetitan
- Lvl. 48 Altaria (Ice Terastalization)
Enjoyable truth, Ice Pokemon has probably the most weaknesses in comparison with their resistances. They’re weak to Hearth, Metal, Preventing, and Rock. They solely resist Ice, which leaves every part else to typical unboosted harm. Frosmoth will get twice the tremendous effectiveness when hit with Hearth assaults. Decide a weak point for the remainder of Grusha’s Pokemon.
Don’t use Floor, Flying, or Dragon sorts. The Altaria additionally is aware of Moonblast, so keep away from utilizing Darkish Pokemon in opposition to it.
Good Luck on Your Path to the Victory Highway!
With that, you must have all 8 health club badges. You could possibly defeat Grusha with stage 35+ Pokemon with correct methods, so the order is as much as you. Guarantee you may have sufficient badges to your Pokemon’s energy, and benefit from the highway to the Elite 4!
Have enjoyable taking part in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet!