Gyms

Like with most Pokémon games, Pokémon Sword & Shield have multiple gyms spread across the region. These gyms now have differences between versions and winners of the Gyms can enter the Champion Cup, a competition held once per year for all trainers who beat all 8 gyms.

When a trainer goes to a Gym, they have special attire to wear and each trainer can select their own 3 digit number to adorn their outfit.

This page is to detail all the gyms, and the Gym Leaders and their Pokémon.

Gym 1: Turffield

Location: Turffield
Gym Leader: Milo
Specialty: Grass-type
Reward: TM10

The first gym is located early on in the game in the south of the region and is a Grass-type Gym. This gym comes with a Gym mission of having to herd a group of 20 Wooloo into threee various pens, each with Gym Trainers in. As you progress further through each pen, Yamper will start to appear which can scare off the Wooloo.

Complete the mission and you can face the first Gym Leader, Milo. He Dynamaxes his Eldegoss in battle. Defeat him and you will receive TM10, Magical Leaf, the Grass Badge, the Grass Uniform and the ability to capture Pokémon up to Level 25

GossifleurEldegoss
Gym Leader Milo GossifleurEldegoss
Battle Type

Items
Level 19Level 20


Attacks:
Magical Leaf
Round
Rapid Spin
Attacks:
Magical Leaf
Leafage
Round
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No Item
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Dynamax
Dynamax
Turffield Gym: Milo

Gym 2: Hulbury

Location: Hulbury
Gym Leader: Nessa
Specialty: Water-type
Reward: TM36

The second gym is found in Hulbury in the south-east of the region. This Gym won't be accessible right away as you'll need to find Nessa near the lighthouse in town before she battles you. This gym comes with a Gym mission of having to work through a maze changing paths blocked by massive pillars of water. Select switches to create a path, fighting trainers as you go.

Complete the mission and you can face the second Gym Leader, Nessa, who specialises in Water-type Pokémon. She Dynamaxes her Drednaw in battle. Defeat her and you will receive TM36, Whirlpool, the Water Badge, the Water Uniform and the ability to capture Pokémon up to Level 30.

GoldeenArrokudaDrednaw
Gym Leader Nessa GoldeenArrokudaDrednaw
Battle Type

Items
Level 22Level 23Level 24



Attacks:
Water Pulse
Whirlpool
Horn Attack
Agility
Attacks:
Aqua Jet
Bite
Whirlpool
Fury Attack
Attacks:
Razor Shell
Water Gun
Bite
Headbutt
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No Item
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Dynamax
Dynamax
Hulbury Gym: Nessa

Gym 3: Motostoke

Location: Motostoke
Gym Leader: Kabu
Specialty: Fire-type
Reward: TM38

The third gym is found in back in Motostoke. As you travel there, you'll encounter Kabu in Galar Mine No. 2 who will say he was training for battles in the Gym Challenge. He has gained the reputation of being the wall many trainers hit when doing the Gym Challenge causing people to give up. The mission in his gym is to get 5 points before other trainers in the gym. To get points, you simply have to defeat or capture wild Pokémon. 1 point for defeating and 3 points for capturing. This is done in a multi-battle with another trainer who intends to do the same thing. When you reach 5 points, the mission is complete

Complete the mission and you can face the third Gym Leader, Kabu, who specialises in Fire-type Pokémon. He Gigantamaxes his Centiskorch in battle. Defeat her and you will receive TM38, Will-o-Wisp, the Fire Badge, the Fire Uniform and the ability to capture Pokémon up to Level 35.

NinetalesArcanineCentiskorch
Gym Leader Kabu NinetalesArcanineCentiskorch
Battle Type

Items
Level 25Level 25Level 27



Attacks:
Will-O-Wisp
Fire Spin
Quick Attack
Ember
Attacks:
Will-O-Wisp
Flame Wheel
Bite
Agility
Attacks:
Flame Wheel
Coil
Bug Bite
Smokescreen
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No Item
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No Item
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No Item
Giganatamax
Gigantamax
Motostoke Gym: Kabu

Gym 4: Stow-on-Side

Game: Pokémon Sword
Location: Stow-on-Side
Gym Leader: Bea
Specialty: Fighting-type
Reward: TM42

The fourth gym is up in Stow-on-Side. This gym has you participate in a rather simple Gym Mission. This Gym Mission simply requires you to slide down a slope to get to the end by rotating the control stick left or right. You can use various punching gloves to maneuver yourself around the board

Complete the mission and you can face the fourth Gym Leader, Bea, who specialises in Fighting-type Pokémon. She Gigantamaxes her Machamp in battle. Defeat her and you will receive TM42, Revenge, the Fighting Badge, the Fighting Uniform and the ability to capture Pokémon up to Level 40.

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Gym Leader Bea HitmontopPangoroSirfetch'dMachamp
Battle Type

Items
Level 34Level 34Level 35Level 36




Attacks:
Triple Kick
Quick Attack
Counter
Revenge
Attacks:
Bullet Punch
Circle Throw
Night Slash
Work Up
Attacks:
Detect
Swords Dance
Brutal Swing
Revenge
Attacks:
Scary Face
Revenge
Knock Off
Strength
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Giganatamax
Gigantamax
Stow-on-Side Gym: Bea

Gym 4: Stow-on-Side

Game: Pokémon Shield
Location: Stow-on-Side
Gym Leader: Allister
Specialty: Ghost-type
Reward: TM77

The fourth gym is up in Stow-on-Side.

Complete the mission and you can face the fourth Gym Leader, Allister, who specialises in Ghost-type Pokémon. He Gigantamaxes his Gengar in battle. Defeat him and you will receive TM77, Hex, the Ghost Badge, the Ghost Uniform and the ability to capture Pokémon up to Level 40.

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Gym Leader Allister YamaskMimikyuCursolaGengar
Battle Type

Items
Level 34Level 34Level 35Level 36




Attacks:
Brutal Swing
Hex
Disable
Attacks:
Shadow Sneak
Baby-Doll Eyes
Hone Claws
Slash
Attacks:
Ancient Power
Curse
Hex
Attacks:
Venoshock
Hex
Hypnosis
Payback
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No Item
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No Item
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No Item
Giganatamax
Gigantamax

Gym 5: Ballonlea

Location: Ballonlea
Gym Leader: Opal
Specialty: Fairy-type
Reward: TM87

The fifth gym is found all the way up in Ballonlea. This Gym has a mission which acts like an audition. You battle against various Gym Trainers and occassionally Opal will stop and ask you a question. If you get it right, your Pokémon get a stat boost. If you get it wrong, you get a stat drop. The questions asked are as follows

  • Do you know about Fairy type’s weaknesses? - Poison / Steel - Both answers are correct
  • What was the previous trainer's name - Annette
  • What do I eat for breakfast every morning? - Omelets

Complete the mission and you can face the fifth Gym Leader, Opal, who specialises in Fairy-type Pokémon. She Gigantamaxes her Alcremie in battle as well as continuing to ask questions during battle

  • Do you know my nickname? - The Wizard
  • What is my favorite color? - Purple
  • How old am I? - 16 years old
Defeat her and you will receive TM87 Draining Kiss, the Fairy Badge, the Fairy Uniform and the ability to capture Pokémon up to Level 45.

WeezingMawileTogekissAlcremie
Gym Leader Opal WeezingMawileTogekissAlcremie
Battle Type

Items
Level 36Level 36Level 37Level 38




Attacks:
Sludge
Fairy Wind
Tackle
Attacks:
Draining Kiss
Crunch
Iron Defense
Astonish
Attacks:
Air Slash
Draining Kiss
Ancient Power
Attacks:
Draining Kiss
Acid Armor
Sweet Kiss
Hold Item:
No Item
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No Item
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No Item
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No Item
Giganatamax
Gigantamax
Ballonea Gym: Opal

Gym 6: Circhester

Game: Pokémon Sword
Location: Circhester
Gym Leader: Gordie
Specialty: Rock-type
Reward: TM48

The sixth gym is up in Circhester. This gym has you participate in a Gym Mission where you have to navigate through a tile puzzle where various tiles will collapse when you walk on them and send you back to the start. To do this, you're given sensors that vibrate the controller as you go near it. As you progress, it gets longer, with the final area whipping up a sandstorm so you can't see

Complete the mission and you can face the sixth Gym Leader, Gordie, who specialises in Rock-type Pokémon. He Gigantamaxes his Coalossal in battle. Defeat him and you will receive TM48, Rock Tomb, the Rock Badge, the Rock Uniform and the ability to capture Pokémon up to Level 50.

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Gym Leader Gordie BarbaracleShuckleStonjournerCoalossal
Battle Type

Items
Level 40Level 40Level 41Level 42




Attacks:
Shell Smash
Rock Tomb
Razor Shell
Attacks:
Power Split
Stone Edge
Struggle Bug
Rock Tomb
Attacks:
Stealth Rock
Rock Tomb
Body Slam
Wonder Room
Attacks:
Tar Shot
Stealth Rock
Heat Crash
Rock Tomb
Hold Item:
No Item
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No Item
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No Item
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No Item
Giganatamax
Gigantamax
Circhester Gym: Gordie

Gym 6: Circhester

Game: Pokémon Shield
Location: Circhester
Gym Leader: Melony
Specialty: Ice-type
Reward: TM27

The fourth gym is up in Circhester.

Complete the mission and you can face the sixth Gym Leader, Melony, who specialises in Ice-type Pokémon. She Gigantamaxes her Lapras in battle. Defeat him and you will receive TM27, Icy Wind, the Ice Badge, the Ice Uniform and the ability to capture Pokémon up to Level 50.

FrosmothDarmanitanEiscueLapras
Gym Leader Melony FrosmothDarmanitanEiscueLapras
Battle Type

Items
Level 40Level 40Level 41Level 42




Attacks:
Icy Wind
Feather Dance
Bug Buzz
Hail
Attacks:
Icicle Crash
Headbutt
Taunt
Fire Fang
Attacks:
Amnesia
Freeze-Dry
Hail
Icy Wind
Attacks:
Icy Wind
Ice Beam
Surf
Sing
Hold Item:
No Item
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No Item
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No Item
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No Item
Giganatamax
Gigantamax

Gym 7: Spikemuth

Location: Spikemuth
Gym Leader: Piers
Specialty: Dark-type
Reward: TM85

The seventh gym is found in Spikemuth. At first it's not able to be entered because the gates have been closed, but Marnie lets you in. It turns out this Gym is run by her brother, Piers, who runs Team Yell and Team Yell closed off the town so that people wouldn't be able to enter to earn the badge, giving Marnie more of a chance to win. Marnie helps you and your Gym Mission is simply to get to the end, defeating Team Yell Grunts. However you can't skip any as their Kantonian Mr. Mime is blocking the road with its barriers

Complete the mission and you can face the seventh Gym Leader, Piers, who specialises in Dark-type Pokémon. He is against Dynamaxing and has resisted moving the Gym to a stadium so he won't Dynamax his Pokémon. Defeat him and you will receive TM85, Snarl, the Dark Badge, the Dark Uniform and the ability to capture Pokémon up to Level 55.

ScraftyMalamarSkuntankObstagoon
Gym Leader Piers ScraftyMalamarSkuntankObstagoon
Battle Type

Items
Level 44Level 45Level 45Level 46




Attacks:
Fake Out
Sand Attack
Brick Break
Payback
Attacks:
Night Slash
Foul Play
Psycho Cut
Payback
Attacks:
Sucker Punch
Screech
Toxic
Snarl
Attacks:
Obstruct
Throat Chop
Counter
Shadow Claw
Hold Item:
No Item
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No Item
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No Item
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No Item
Spikemuth Gym: Piers

Gym 8: Hammerlocke

Location: Hammerlocke
Gym Leader: Raihan
Specialty: Dragon-type
Reward: TM85

The eighth gym is found in Hammerlocke and is run by Leon's rival, Raihan. This Gym Mission is quite simple, face off against four trainers in Double Battles, each focusing on a certain weather setting.

Complete the mission and you can face the eighth Gym Leader, Raihan, who specialises in Dragon-type Pokémon all focusing on Sandstorm. He Gigantamaxes his Duraludon. Defeat him and you will receive TM99, Breaking Swipe, the Dragon Badge, the Dragon Uniform and the ability to capture Pokémon up to Level 100.

GigalithFlygonSandacondaDuraludon
Gym Leader Raihan GigalithFlygonSandacondaDuraludon
Battle Type

Items
Level 46Level 47Level 46Level 48




Attacks:
Stealth Rock
Sand Tomb
Rock Blast
Body Press
Attacks:
Thunder Punch
Breaking Swipe
Crunch
Steel Wing
Attacks:
Protect
Glare
Fire Fang
Earth Power
Attacks:
Breaking Swipe
Body Press
Stone Edge
Iron Head
Hold Item:
No Item
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No Item
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No Item
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No Item
Giganatamax
Gigantamax
Hammerlocke Gym: Raihan