Pokémon Sword and Shield gym order

Drop into the Gyms in this order.

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Pokémon Sword and Shield trainers campaign throughout the region of Galar — and there are notable gameplay variations between the two versions, including a couple of different Gym types and Gym leaders.

This proves to throw a curveball for carrying on with the two versions’ campaigns, including the best strategies in tackling the Gyms head-on. Compared to earlier iterations of the Pokémon series, Sword and Shield give players much more autonomy as far as where and when to go places — This could result in winding up at a Gym that you’re simply not ready for.

This guide will recommend the order to complete the Gyms’ in and identify the Gym types, Gym Leaders, and the appropriate level to challenge them.

1. Turffield Gym

  • Type: Grass
  • Leader: Milo
  • Level: 19 – 21

2. Hulbury Gym

  • Type: Water
  • Leader: Nessa
  • Level: 22 – 24

3. Motostoke Gym

  • Type: Fire
  • Leader: Kubul
  • Level: 25 – 27

4. Stow-on-Side Gym

  • Leader: Bea (Sword) / Allister (Shield)
  • Type Fighting (Sword) / Ghost (Shield)
  • Level 34 – 36

5. Ballonlea Gym

  • Type: Fairy
  • Leader: Opal
  • Level 36 – 38

6. Circhester Gym

  • Type: Rock (Sword) / Ice (Shield)
  • Leader Gordie (Sword) / Melony (Shield)
  • Level 40 – 42

7. Spikemuth Gym

  • Type: Dark
  • Leader: Piers
  • Level 44 -46

8. Hammerlocke Gym

  • Type: Dragon
  • Leader: Raihan
  • Level 46 – 48