Due to the lack of level scaling, the teams of the eight Gym Leaders in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet remain the same despite their varying specializations.
Pokemon Scarlet and Violet were released amid criticism due to reported performance and graphics issues, as well as technical issues causing visual glitches and even shiny duplication issues. Despite the fact that the dust has yet to settle, many players are pleased with the game’s open world, which provides a great deal of content due to the nature of exploration and the frequency with which Tera Raid battles or solitary Tera Pokemon can be found in Paldea. Terastallization is also a major aspect of Pokemon Scarlet and Violet, as notable trainers and the main character can use it to change their Pokemon’s type or make them stronger with a same-type Terastallization.
Academy instructors and, more importantly, the various Gym Leaders in Paldea provide excellent examples of notable characters’ use of Terastallization. In Pokemon Scarlet and Violet, all Gym Leaders have access to Terastallization, which they use to make their non-type-specific Pokémon share the same type as their Gym. Due to the lack of level scaling in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet, all Paldean Gym Leaders will always use the same team of creatures, regardless of their levels, possible evolutions, or types.
Cortondo Gym – Katy, Leader of the Bug-type Gym
Cortondo is one of Paldea’s major cities, located west of Mesagoza. Katy is the Gym Leader, and her secondary occupation is managing a pastry shop. Katy is the first Gym Leader on the list because she always uses the lowest-level pocket monsters in her team, which consists of the following Pokémon:
Katy’s Tera Orb turns Nymble, level 14, Tarountula, level 14, and Teddiursa, level 15, into Bug-type Pokémon.
Artazon Gym’s Grass-type Gym Leader is Brassius.
Artazon, like Cortondo, is the first city players encounter when leaving Mesagoza, but it is to the east of the capital. Brassius, also known as “the Verdant Virtuoso,” is the leader of the Artazon Gym. He specializes in Grass-type Pokémon. Brassius’s team has a slightly higher level than Katy’s, and consists of the Pokémon listed below:
Brassius uses his Tera Orb to transform Petilil, level 16, Smoliv, level 16, and Sudowoodo, level 17, into Grass-type Pokémon.
Levincia Gym – Iono, Gym Leader of the Electric type
Iono is one of the few Gym Leaders for Pokemon Scarlet and Violet to have been revealed prior to the games’ release. Her primary occupation is streaming, which she does constantly, even during her Gym test and the entire battle. The location of Iono’s Gym is Levincia, a prosperous city located northeast of Artazon. Iono’s team includes the Pokemon listed below:
Wattrel, level 23 Bellibolt, level 23 Luxio, level 23 Mismagius, level 24, which changes type to Electric when Iono employs her Tera Orb
Cascarrafa Gym – Kofu, Water-type Gym Leader
Cascarrafa is the western equivalent of Levincia, with Pokémon of a comparable level. However, Cascarrafa is smaller than Levincia, and it serves as a sort of oasis for Asado Desert travelers. Kofu, a chef and fisherman who specializes in Water-type Pokemon, is the Gym Leader. Kofu’s team includes the Pokemon listed below:
Veluza, level 29
Wugtrio, a level 29 Crabominable, evolves into a Water-type Pokémon when Kofu employs the ability Terastallization.
Medali Gym – Larry, Normal-type Gym Leader
The Pokemon Scarlet and Violet games are unusual in that they do not feature four completely different members of the Elite Four, and Medali Gym’s Larry eventually becomes a member of the legendary group as a Flying-type trainer. During his time at the Medali Gym, Larry employs Normal-type Pokémon, such as Pokemon Scarlet and Violet’s Dudunsparce, the new cross-generation evolution of Dunsparce. The Medali Gym Leader utilizes the Pokémon listed below:
Larry’s Tera Orb transforms Komala, level 35, Dudunsparce, level 35, and Staraptor, level 36, into pure Normal-types.
Montenevera Gym – Ryme, Gym Leader of the Ghost type
The town of Montenevera, located in northern Paldea, is yet another interesting one. Here, the Gym Leader is Ryme, a singer who is not afraid to use her lyrics and Ghost-type Pokémon to make opposing Pokemon faint. This is also the only double-battle Gym encounter in Generation 9. The following Pokemon comprise Ryme’s squad:
Alfornada Gym – Tulip, Gym Leader of Psychic Type
Even though Alfornada is the most isolated town in Paldea, it is not the location of the final Gym, at least in terms of level order from lowest to highest. Tulip is a fashionista who utilizes Psychic-type pocket monsters, including Pokemon Scarlet and Violet’s Espathra, a fast attacker that could suffer the same fate as Speed Boost Blaziken in battle. Tulip’s Pokemon consist of the following:
Farigiraf, level 44 Gardevoir, level 44 Espathre, level 44 Florges, level 45, which changes type to Psychic when Tulip uses her Tera Orb.
Glaseado Gym – Grusha, Leader of the Ice-type Gym
Glaseado is actually quite close to Montenevera, but its Gym contains the highest-level Pokemon of all Paldea Gyms. The Gym Leader is a former professional snowboarder named Grusha, who was first revealed in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet trailers. Grusha only employs Pokemon of the Ice type, and his preferred selections are as follows:
Frosmoth, level 47 Beartic, level 47 Cetitan, level 47 Altaria, level 48, which transforms into an Ice-type when Grusha employs Terastallization.