Each Pokemon game has gyms you can beat. Psychic Gym is one of the eight total gyms available in Pokmon Scarlet and Violet. Here is how you can beat it.
Pokemon Scarlet and Violet introduced us to the beautiful region of Paldea. With the new region, we have the 9th generation of Pokemon along with a new set of starter Pokemons. But that is not all. Like every other Pokemon game, in Scarlet and Violet, there are new gyms you can take on and beat to gain various moves and effects.
All the gyms in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet have a theme to them. The very first gym is the bug-type gym. Just like that, there is a gym themed around psychic-type Pokemon. This is called the psychic gym. In this guide, we will tell you how to beat this gym in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet.
How to Beat Psychic Gym in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet
All the gym in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet has a gym test before you face off with the gym leader. The psychic gym is no exception. However, the test you will be facing in this gym is not that hard. You just have to follow the instruction and press the right button to make the right pose.
Between the posing round, you will be fighting different trainers too. You will have to face two different trainers here. The first will use a Gothita and Kirila, while the second one will use a Grumpig and Medicham. All four of them are level 43. Defeat them to earn the right to challenge the gym leader.
For the gym leader, you will have to counter all of her psychic-type Pokemon. These are the Pokemon the gym leader will use in this gym:
- Farigiraf – Level 44 Normal/Psychic type
- Espartha – Level 44 Psychic type
- Gardevoir – Level 45 Psychic/Fairy type
- Florges – Level 45 Fairy type with psychic Tera
To counter the psychic-type Pokemon, you will need bug, dark, and ghost-type Pokemon. And as the leader is using level 45 Pokemon, you will also have to match the level unless you want to struggle in this fight. While any type of Pokemon that doesn’t take extra damage from psychic type is fine, these counter types will give you the best chance of winning the battle.
Some of the best ghost and dark types you can use are Banette (Ghost-type), Drifblim (Ghost-type), Sableye (Ghost-type), and Deino (Dark/Dragon-type). But if you don’t have any of them, any ghost type in the party will also be powerful against the psychic types. With the right level and items, you will be able to win the battle even if you don’t have the optimal team for it.
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