Pokémon Scarlet and Violet Best Gym Order (Easiest Route)

Take on the gym challenge.

Pokémon Scarlet and Violet are largely open-world adventures, allowing you to travel around Paldea at your leisure after completing the opening tutorial. However, the Pokémon you'll face in gym battles do not scale with your own Pokémon's level, so there is a particular order that you might want to follow.

Which gym should you challenge first in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet?

Here's a handy table to help you choose the order in which you would like to challenge gyms in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet:

Gym NameLeaderRecommended
Level
Location
Bug
Cortondo Gym
KatyLevel 15South Province (Area Two)
Grass
Artazon Gym
BrassiusLevel 17East Province (Area One)
Electric
Levincia Gym
IonoLevel 24East Province (Area Two)
Water
Cascarrafa Gym
KofuLevel 30West Province (Area Two)
Normal
Medali Gym
LarryLevel 36West Province (Area Three)
Ghost
Montenevera Gym
RymeLevel 42North Province (Area One)
Psychic
Alfornada Gym
TulipLevel 45South Province (Area Six)
Ice
Glaseado Gym
GrushaLevel 48North Province (Area One)

Related: Can you get a Shiny Starter Pokémon in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet?

There are a few big gaps in level recommendations between some gym leaders, like Iono and Kofu. Don't be afraid to take a break, explore in a different direction, hunt for a Titan Pokémon, or challenge a Team Starfall base.

Looking for some info on new evolutions in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet? Check out Pokémon Scarlet & Violet: How to find Gimmighoul Chest Form and evolve it into Gholdengo or Pokémon Scarlet & Violet: How to find Pawniard and evolve Bisharp into Kingambit here at Pro Game Guides.

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