Pokemon Scarlet and Violet Gym Order is a first for the series because you can actually do the gyms in any order.
While previous games would occasionally let you skip a gym, or do one of two gyms in a random order, from the start of Pokemon Scarlet and Violet, the gym order is entirely up to you.
After you start attending the Academy, you’re given the option of three separate paths; taking on the gyms in Victory Road, finding the Herba Mystica and defeating Titan Pokemon in Path of Legends, and defeating Team Star in Starfall Street.
Of course, one thing dictating the Pokemon Scarlet and Violet Gym Order is the level of the Pokemon. You’re not going to get far if you’re planning on taking on a gym leader much higher than your team.
So this guide is a complete list of all the Pokemon Scarlet and Violet gyms and the best Pokemon Scarlet and Violet Gym order we recommend.
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Pokemon Scarlet and Violet Gym Order: Which path is best?
1. Cortondo Gym (Bug-type)
In Cortondo, the gym leader will use:
- Nymble (Level 14)
- Tarountula (Level 14)
- Teddiursa (Level 15)
2. Artazon Gym (Grass-type)
In Artazon, the gym leader will use:
- Petilil (Level 16)
- Smoliv (Level 16)
- Sudowoodo (Level 17)
3. Levincia Gym (Electric-type)
In Levincia, the gym leader will use:
- Wattrel (Level 23)
- Bellibolt (Level 23)
- Luxio (Level 23)
- Mismagius (Level 24)
4. Cascarrafa Gym (Water-type)
In Cascarrafa, the gym leader will use:
- Veluza (Level 29)
- Wugtrio (Level 29)
- Crabominable (Level 30)
5. Medali Gym (Normal-type)
In Medali, the gym leader will use:
- Komala (Level 35)
- Dundunsparce (Level 35
- Staraptor (Level 36)
6. Montenerva Gym (Ghost-type)
In Montenerva, the gym leader will use:
- Banette (Level 41)
- Mimikyu (Level 41)
- Houndstone (Level 41)
- Toxtricity (Level 42)
7. Alfornada Gym (Psychic-type)
In Alfornada, the gym leader will use:
- Farigiraf (Level 44)
- Gardevoir (Level 44)
- Espathra (Level 44)
- Florges (Level 45)
8. Glaseado Gym (Ice-type)
In Glaseado, the gym leader will use:
- Frosmoth (Level 47)
- Beartic (Level 47)
- Cetitian (Level 47)
- Altaria (Level 48)
Best Titan Pokemon Order
As with the Victory Road gyms, you can take on the Path of Legends and the Titan Pokemon in any order.
However, some Titan Pokemon are stronger than others, so we recommend taking them on in this order:
- Klawf (South Province, Area 3)
- Bombirdier (West Province, Area 1)
- Orthworm (Eat Province, Area 3)
- Great Tusk or Iron Treads (Asdado Desert)
- Dondozo (Casseroya Lake)
In order to finish the questline, you’ll then need to battle Arven and his team of powerful Pokemon.
Arven’s team will all be around level 60, so you’ll need to make sure you have your own powerful line-up before taking him on.
Best Team Star order
The Starfall Street is the same as the other Pokemon Scarlet and Violet questlines and can be approached in any order.
However, as with gyms and Titan Pokemon, some Team Star bases are more challenging than others.
We recommend taking them on in this order:
- Dark crew
- Fire crew
- Poison crew
- Fairy crew
- Fighting crew
Once you’ve defeated all five crews, you’ll be tasked with taking on the Big Boss of Team Start, after which the questline will conclude.