Like with most Pok�mon games, Pok�mon 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 Pok�mon.
Gym 2: Hulbury
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 Pok�mon. 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 Pok�mon up to Level 30.
Gym 3: Motostoke
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 Pok�mon. 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 Pok�mon. 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 Pok�mon up to Level 35.
Gym 4: Stow-on-Side
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 Pok�mon. 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 Pok�mon up to Level 40.
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 Pok�mon. 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 Pok�mon up to Level 40.
Gym 5: Ballonlea
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 Pok�mon 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
- Do you know my nickname? - The Wizard
- What is my favorite color? - Purple
- How old am I? - 16 years old
Gym 6: Circhester
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 Pok�mon. 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 Pok�mon up to Level 50.
The sixth gym is up in Circhester.
Complete the mission and you can face the sixth Gym Leader, Melony, who specialises in Ice-type Pok�mon. 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 Pok�mon up to Level 50.
Gym 7: Spikemuth
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 Pok�mon. He is against Dynamaxing and has resisted moving the Gym to a stadium so he won't Dynamax his Pok�mon. Defeat him and you will receive TM85, Snarl, the Dark Badge, the Dark Uniform and the ability to capture Pok�mon up to Level 55.
Gym 8: Hammerlocke
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 Pok�mon 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 Pok�mon up to Level 100.
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Allister (Japanese: オニオン Onion ) is the Gym Leader of Stow-on-Side 's Gym , known officially as Stow-on-Side Stadium . He specializes in Ghost-type Pokémon . He gives the Ghost Badge to Trainers who defeat him. In Pokémon Sword , Bea takes his place as Stow-on-Side's Gym Leader instead.
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In the core series games
Allister is the fourth Gym Leader Galar Trainers face in their Gym Challenge in Pokémon Shield . Like most of the other Gym Leaders, he's initially introduced during the Gym Challenge opening ceremony at the Motostoke Stadium . He can later be encountered and battled at his Gym. He also serves as the player's second opponent in the Champion Cup Finals.
This mysterious Trainer became the Gym Leader of Stow-on-Side Gym at a very young age. He is known to be very shy and fearful around people which is why he wears a mask. The mask serves as a way of confronting his fears and insecurities. He never removes his mask in public. He also keeps about 100 masks with the same design needed in the event his mask falls off. He is rarely seen around in public, preferring to spend most this time alone in ruins and cemeteries.  According to Allister, he claims to have the ability to see deceased Ghost-type Pokémon after a supposed accident at the age of four.
After Allister's initial defeat, the player is awarded with the Ghost Badge , TM77 ( Hex ), and the Ghost Uniform.
This is a transcript of the back of Allister's League Cards in Pokémon Shield .
Allister keeps his Pokémon in Dusk Balls .
Champion tournaments, galarian star tournament, in the spin-off games, pokémon masters ex.
Allister forms a sync pair with his Gigantamax -capable Gengar in Pokémon Masters EX . He's also available in a Halloween attire, forming an alternate sync pair with a Super Size Gourgeist .
In the anime
Allister debuted in The Spectral Express! . While traveling through Wyndon Station, Allister accidentally bumped into Ash and dropped his train ticket. Hoping to return the dropped item, Ash and Goh followed Allister and found themselves boarding a ghost train. By the time the three reunited, Ash had been possessed by the lone spirit of a Spiritomb boarding the train. While Goh kept the main Spiritomb body busy, Allister helped remove the spirit from Ash's body. Ash's Gengar then returned the spirit back to Spiritomb, calming it down. Upon the train reaching Stow-on-Side, Allister disappeared.
Allister reappeared in The Winding Path to Greatness! , where Ash and Goh learned that he was one of Stow-on-Side's Gym Leaders, although his Gym was much smaller than the Stow-on-Side Stadium . Ash came to him to ask help in Gigantamaxing his Gengar, which he agreed to. However, when it turned out Gengar could only perform a standard Dynamax , Allister told Ash and Goh about Max Mushrooms and the Max Soup that can made from them and can make a Pokémon capable of Gigantamaxing. Allister accompanied Ash and Goh to the forest where Max Mushrooms grow, warning them of the Ghost-type Pokémon lurking in the woods. Once they had collected a sufficient amount of Max Mushrooms, Allister started cooking them and stayed awake overnight to watch over the stew pot. During the night, Allister had a talk with Gengar, understanding its desire to become stronger and its happiness of being with Ash. The next day, Gengar ate the Max Soup and was able to Gigantamax, making Allister happy. When Ash and Goh left Stow-on-Side, Allister came to see them off, hoping they would get to meet again.
In Battling Turned Up to Eleven! , Allister watched Ash's battle against Marnie on his Rotom Phone .
In Radio Lulled the Mischievous Stars! , Allister was shown listening to Team Rocket 's radio show alongside his Cursola .
In A Flood of Torrential Gains! , Allister watched Ash's battle against Leon on his Rotom Phone . When Gengar managed to defeat Leon's Inteleon , Allister was seen celebrating the victory.
Allister is shown to be a very shy boy, avoiding contact with other people and feeling intimidated by the presence of his other friends, such as Bea and Ash. Probably because of this aspect of loneliness, Allister made great friends with Ash's Gengar , so even after they met, Allister has been following the development of the Ghost type Pokémon from afar.
This listing is of Allister's known Pokémon in the anime :
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Allister made a cameo appearance in Letter . He reappeared in Assistant .
In Moonlight , Allister was contemplating in a cemetery and enjoying the full moon when he sensed someone coming, which turned out to be Tommy . Tommy requested Allister's assistance in cheering up his sick friend John by getting him an invitation to one of Leon 's matches. Though Allister was too shy to do this, he assisted Tommy in sneaking into John's hospital room so he could apologize for an argument they had.
In Sky , Allister gave his thoughts about Leon in an interview. He also spectated the match between Leon and Raihan together with Tommy and his Pokémon.
In The Gathering of Stars , Allister was seen with his mask off at the cemetery with his Cursola while enjoying the moonlight while his other Pokémon were seen playing with his invitation letter for the Galarian Star Tournament . He was later seen at Wyndon Stadium , walking out onto the field for the tournament's opening ceremony.
Allister is shy and prefers to keep to himself. However, he is also mischievous and enjoys scaring people for fun.
Allister briefly appeared in GOTCHA! .
In the manga
Allister debuted in Glittering!! The Tapestry in the Vault . Unlike the games, he and Bea alternate on who runs the Stow-on-Side Stadium as its Gym Leader. He was first seen facing Henry Sword in a Gym battle at Stow-on-Side Stadium , but he lost. Later, Allister, Casey , Marvin , and Professor Magnolia went to investigate a loud sound coming from the Stow-on-Side mural. There, they found Bede trying to destroy the mural in an unsuccessful attempt to obtain Wishing Stars . Bede ignored Allister's pleas to stop, claiming his actions were a mission from Rose himself. Before he could continue, Bede was captured by several League Staff members and approached by Rose, who disqualified him from the Gym Challenge as punishment for damaging a historic landmark.
In Shocking!! Reunion in the Forest , after learning Professor Magnolia found her Antique Form Sinistea and Polteageist at Glimwood Tangle , Casey set off for the forest. Allister immediately followed hoping to find some for himself. Upon arriving, he and Casey found an injured Dreepy whose caretaker Drakloak was fighting Casey's missing Toxtricity , Tera. With quick thinking, Casey helped Tera win the battle, allowing her to retrieve her Pokémon. Allister then decided to catch the Dreepy and Drakloak for himself.
In PASS25 , the Galar Gym Leaders gathered at Rose Tower to find out whether or not Rose intended on bringing harm to the region. Shortly after arriving, they were stopped by Oleana . While Oleana kept the Gym Leaders busy, Henry, Casey, Bede, Hop , and Marnie headed up an elevator to meet Rose, only to learn he wasn't in the building. Appearing on a video screen, Rose announced his intention to restart the Darkest Day and ensure the safety of Galar's future. Power Spot lights began appearing all over the region, causing Pokémon to start Dynamaxing at random. Allister traveled to the Hammerlocke Energy Plant with the others, but decided to head back to Stow-on-Side with Bea to help deal with the rampaging Dynamax Pokémon.
In PASS29 , Macro Cosmos employees were dispatched to deal with the Dynamax Pokémon, allowing Allister's group to provide backup for the others against Eternatus . By the time they arrived, Allister's group found Eternatus had fled, leaving those who battled it unconscious and covered in poison. The injured were taken to a hospital to recover.
This listing is of cards mentioning or featuring Allister or his Pokémon in the Pokémon Trading Card Game .
- Allister was designed by take . 
- According to his concept art, Allister is left-handed.
- Allister's uniform number is "291", which can be read in Japanese as goroawase for 憎い nikui , meaning "hateful".
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- ↑ Pokémon Masters EX Twitter (Japanese)
- ↑ Sword and Shield official website
- ↑ Tweet about designing all of the Gym Leaders for Pokémon Sword & Shield
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Stow-on-side gym - ghost (shield exclusive).
Your adventurous journey has led you to the Stow-on-Side Gym ( Ghost ) page of IGN’s Pokemon Sword and Shield walkthrough and wiki guide. This page contains info on hidden collectible locations, appearance rates for any wild Pokemon, and a strategy to navigate towards the Stow-on-Side Gym - Ghost (Sword Exclusive) .
Head inside the Stow-on-Side Stadium and immediately take to your biggest fan, Ball Guy. He'll give you a Heavy Ball this time. From there, talk to the man in front of the doors to the stadium to get changed, then head inside! Before you go in, make you have Pokemon that specialize in Ghost and Dark types. Don't forget, Ghost is strong against Ghost !
Alright, so this is pretty cool. The entire gym mission is one giant pinball machine. Once inside the cup, rotate the control stick to either the left or the right to move in that direction. Remember, rotate, don't push. Do it fast enough and you can even rotate back up slanted walls.
Reach the goal by going through the two metal bars. The platform dividing this section with the next one has a trainer on it. Gym Trainer Clive will throw out two Pumpkaboo and a Phantump . They are both Ghost and Grass types so Fire , Ice, Flying , Dark , and Ghost are all decent attack types.
For the next pinball section, use the punching gloves to your advantage. Touching one will propel you back, giving you time to spin in whatever direction you need. After you pass the first glove, rotate to the right and get hit by the second glove. Propel yourself forward to the glove on the right, then rotate once more to the right. As you drop down, spin the left to get through the goal.
Another trainer waits at the second platform. Gym Trainer Lynne will send out a Galarian Corsola . As a pure Ghost type, it's weak to Dark and Ghost.
For the last pinball section, rotate slightly to the right at the beginning, then immediately left. You'll likely get hit by the punching glove point down, forcing you into hole with a smaller glove. Use this glove to get to the left wall, then use the glove down below to propel yourself all the way to the top. Once you reach the peak of the push, rotate to the right to make it past the hole you were stuck in earlier.
As you go down the path on the right, let yourself get hit by the small glove on the right wall. This will start a chain reaction between all the gloves that will eventually land you through the goal.
Once more trainer waits at the end of the mission. Gym Trainer Roy throws out Haunter and Drifblim . You can count on your Ghost and Dark type attacks to work best here.
The gym mission is over! Walk up the stairs to begin your fight with the gym leader. After a thankfully short introduction, Allister will start up the match!
Unlike the gym trainers before, not all of Allister's Pokemon are pure Ghost types. Mimikyu , for example, is a Ghost and Fairy type. As always, save your Dynamax for Bea's final Pokemon, that's when she'll use hers too. You can always rely on Ghost attacks to take effect but Dark attacks work as well. Just not on the Mimikyu , use Steel on it!
Time to collect your rewards and this time it's with a minimal amount of talking. Nice! Get your Fighting Badge, your commemorative TM77 Hex , and your new uniform. You can also catch Pokemon up to Level 40 and there's a new item at the Poke Mart:
Before you can head off to the Glimwood Tangle , you'll need to do a few more things in Stow-on-Side .
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Pokemon Sword and Shield Gym Leaders: How to beat them all
Here are all the Pokemon Sword and Shield Gym Leaders you'll need to beat en route to Champion Leon
- Gym Challenge - Pokemon Sword and Shield Gym Leaders
- Gym Challenge Semi-Finals, Finals and Champion Leon
You'll meet eight Pokemon Sword and Shield gym leaders to defeat when you embark on your journey (not withstanding DLC ) and each has a different specialty to consider, and some puzzles to work out. Obviously knowing what to expect there, as well as which Pokemon you'll have to defeat will help you win quicker. So to make it easier to take down all the gym leaders in Pokemon Sword and Shield we've got all the important information you need. If you're ready to take on all of the Pokemon Sword and Shield gym leaders and their Pokemon, we've got the tips you need for defeating them.
**Warning! This guide contains spoilers for Gym Leaders, their Pokemon, the gym missions, and more so if you want to go in fresh, please click away now!**
1. Turffield Gym
Leader: Milo Type: Grass
As you'd expect from a Grass Gym, all the trainers and Gym Leader Milo are armed with Grass Type Pokemon. Before you enter the stadium you'll need to arm yourself with a Fire Type Pokemon, which is handy if you've chosen Scorbunny as your Starter. However, Grass Types are also weak to Fire , Flying , Ice , Poison , and Bug Type Pokemon, so bear that in mind before you head inside.
Gym Mission : Wooloo herding. Yes, you read that right. You'll need to herd a flock of 20 Wooloo through a number of obstacles, avoiding distracting Yampers, and occasionally battling unavoidable Gym Trainers, all of which are armed with Grass Type Pokemon.
Grass Gym Leader Milo :
Gossifluer - Lv. 19 Type : Grass Weakness : Fire, Flying, Ice, Poison, and Bug Will it Dynamax?: No
Eldegoss - Lv. 20 Type : Grass Weakness: Fire, Flying, Ice, Poison, and Bug Will it Dynamax?: Yes
Rewards: Can catch Pokemon up to Lv. 25, train Pokemon up to Lv. 30, TM10 Magical Leaf, and the Grass Uniform.
2. Hulbury Gym
Leader: Nessa Type: Water
The Water Gym is second on your Gym Challenge journey, meaning you'll need to come prepared with a Grass , or Electric Type in your party in order to pack super effective moves against Nessa's crew, and the Gym Trainers you'll battle along the way. The Hulbury Gym is probably the most traditional Gym Challenge you'll face in Pokemon Sword and Shield, with a puzzle to solve before you face Nessa herself.
Gym Mission: Making your way to Nessa involves using Switches to direct the flow of water falling from different coloured pipes. Along the way you'll fight Gym Trainers armed with Water Type Pokemon.
You'll need to move through the Gym, and press the switches in this order:
Area 1 : Red. Yellow. Red Area 2 : Yellow. Red Area 3: Yellow (down the steps past the trainer). Red. Blue. You'll then be able to go down the yellow steps and up to Nessa.
Water Gym Leader Nessa Goldeen - Lv. 20 Type: Water Weakness: Electric, Grass Will it Dynamax? : No
Arrokuda - Lv. 23 Type: Water Weakness: Electric, Grass Will it Dynamax?: No
Drednaw - Lv. 24 Type : Water / Rock Weakness: Electric, Grass, Fighting, Ground Will it Dynamax?: Yes
Rewards: Can catch Pokemon up to Lv. 30, train Pokemon up to Lv. 35, TM36 Whirpool, and the Water Uniform.
3. Motostoke Gym
Leader : Kabu Type: Fire
The Fire Gym is headed up by Kabu, and although it's located in Motostoke, you won't be able to challenge him until Gym Number 3 in your Gym Challenge journey. If you've chosen Sobble as your starter, this is your time to shine as to take down the Fire Type Gym residents, you'll need a Pokemon with Water, Ground or Rock Type moves.
Gym Mission: In order to face Kabu, you'll have to earn five points by either defeating wild Pokemon, or catching them. Defeating them earns you one point, while catching them gets you two. However, for each wild Pokemon battle, you'll be paired with a Gym Trainer. So if you want to a) catch these rare Pokemon and b) earn the most points, you'd do well to just fling out a Great Ball as soon as the battle starts. We found all catch attempts were successful first time, meaning you'll earn yourself a Vulpix, Litwick and the new Sizzlipede as part of your rewards.
Fire Gym Leader Kabu
Ninetales - Lv. 25 Type: Fire Weakness: Water, Rock, Ground Will it Dynamax?: No
Arcanine - Lv. 25 Type: Fire Weakness : Water, Rock, Ground Will it Dynamax? : No
Centiskorch - Lv. 27 Type : Fire / Bug Weakness: Water, Rock, Ground Will it Dynamax?: Yes
Rewards: Can catch Pokemon up to Lv. 35, train Pokemon up to Lv. 40, TM38 Will-O-Wisp, and the Fire Uniform
4. Stow-on-Side Gym in Pokemon Shield
Leader: Allister Type: Ghost
Taking on the Ghost Gym is partly great fun, and partly a test of your skills thus far. In order to take on the Ghost Type Gym you'll need to make sure you've got Pokemon with Dark , Steel or Ghost Type moves. Allister's crew are going to be tough otherwise as Ghost Type Pokemon can be tricky to attack.
Gym Mission: Possibly the most fun of all the Gym Missions in Pokemon Sword and Shield, the Ghost Gym will ask you to ride in a cup-shaped car, spinning the joystick left or right to move in those directions, avoiding obstacles and using glowing green hands to boost you up where necessary. It's fairly straightforward to move through, although there are some Gym Trainer battles to complete between sections of track.
Ghost Gym Leader Allister
Galarian Yamask - Lv. 34 Type : Ground / Ghost Weakness: Dark, Steel, Water Will it Dynamax?: No
Galarian Corsola aka Cursola - Lv. 35 Type : Ghost Weakness: Dark, Ghost Will it Dynamax?: No
Mimikyu - Lv. 34 Type: Ghost Weakness: Ghost, Steel Will it Dynamax?: No
Gengar - Lv. 36 Type: Ghost Weakness: Ghost, Dark, Psychic Will it Dynamax?: Yes
Rewards: Can catch Pokemon up to Lv. 40, train Pokemon up to Lv. 45, TM77 Hex, and the Ghost Uniform.
4. Stow-on-Side Gym in Pokemon Sword
Leader: Bea Type: Fighting
Gym Mission: The Gym Mission for Stow-on-Side is quite similar across both the Pokemon Sword and Shield Gym Leaders. In Pokemon Sword, you need to slide down a slope, moving left and right by rotating the control stick, and using various punching gloves to move yourself around even more.
Fighting Gym Leader Bea
Hitmontop - Lv. 34 Type: Fighting Weakness: Psychic, Flying, Fairy Will it Dynamax?: No
Pangoro - Lv. 34 Type : Fighting / Dark Weakness : Psychic, Flying, Fairy Will it Dynamax?: No
Sirfetch'd - Lv. 35 Type: Fighting Weakness: Psychic, Flying, Fairy Will it Dynamax?: No
Machamp - Lv. 36 Type: Fighting Weakness: Psychic, Flying, Fairy Will it Dynamax?: Yes
Rewards: Can catch Pokemon up to Lv. 40, train Pokemon up to Lv. 45, TM42 Revenge, and the Fighting Uniform.
5. Ballonlea Gym
Leader : Opal Type : Fairy
Opal's clearly one of the best characters in the entirety of Pokemon Sword and Shield, and therefore makes her Gym a little different to the rest. Technically it simply takes the form of a straightforward series of Gym Battles, but with a twist. It's a Fairy Type Gym though, so you'll need to go in with Psychic , or Poison Type Pokemon moves if possible. However, because Fairy Types are usually twinned with another type, you might want to pay close attention to what Pokemon Opal has in her party before you hit the stadium.
Gym Mission: In between battling Fairy Gym Trainers, you're also auditioning to be the next Fairy Gym Leader – Opal's 88 after all – meaning you'll be answering questions about the Gym, Opal, and Fairy Type Pokemon. We've got all the correct answers to her questions on our Pokemon Sword and Shield Fairy Gym guide.
Fairy Gym Leader Opal
Galarian Weezing - Lv. 36 Type: Poison / Fairy Weakness : Psychic, Steel Will it Dynamax? : No
Mawile - Lv. 36 Type: Fairy, Steel Weakness: Ground, Fire Will it Dynamax?: No
Togekiss - Lv. 37 Type: Fairy / Flying Weakness: Electric, Rock, Ice, Poison, Steel Will it Dynamax?: No
Alcremie - Lv. 38 Type: Fairy Weakness: Dark, Poison, Steel Will it Dynamax?: Yes
Rewards: Can catch Pokemon up to Lv. 45, train Pokemon up to Lv. 50, TM87 Draining Kiss, and the Fairy Uniform.
6. Circhester Gym in Pokemon Shield
Leader: Melony Type: Ice
Like Nessa's Water Gym back in Tuffield, Melody's Ice Gym is a slightly more traditional Pokemon Gym. You'll need to work your way through an area where the floor will collapse beneath your feet with any false steps, using a detector that'll tell you when you're close to a big ol' hole. There are Gym Trainers en route, all armed with Ice Type Pokemon, so make sure you've got some Fighting, Steel, Rock or Fire Type Pokemon with you.
Gym Mission: As we mentioned before, the Ice Gym Mission is all about navigating a trecherous floor. You've got a handy detector with you, but here's a little walkthrough for you, talking as if the playing field is on a grid.
Area 1 : Go forward two - right three until you hit the rock - up three - left three - up three into the platform - fight the Gym Trainer - exit left off the platform - go left three - up three or until you're one line from the top - go right until you hit the rock - exit the area
Area 2 : Go forward five - head left until you hit the rock - go up two - left one - up until you hit the rock - right one - move onto the platform - battle the Gym Trainer - exit the platform at the top but don't go up further than one tile - move right one or two until you're one tile from the next platform on your right - go up one - move right onto the next platform - battle the gym Trainer - exit the platform on the right - go up until you're parallel with the trainer on your left - go right all the way to the wall - go up until you hit the rock - go left until you hit the rock - go up one - move left until you can step onto the platform at the top
Area 3: Enter the area in the left lane - go up three - left two - up one - left one - up until you hit the rock - right one - move up onto the platform - go all the way up the platform - battle the trainer at the top - exit the platform on the right below the trainer - go right until you hit the wall - go up three - left two - up one - left one - up two - left one - up two - right one - up until you reach the platform - exit either left or right - go up and around the blocks until you get to the platform.
Ice Gym Leader Melony
Frosmoth - Lv. 40 Type : Ice / Bug Weakness : Fire Will it Dynamax? : No
Darmanitan - Lv. 40 Type: Ice Weakness: Fighting, Steel, Fire, Rock Will it Dynamax?: No
Eiscue - Lv. 41 Type: Ice Weakness: Fighting, Steel, Fire, Rock Will it Dynamax?: No
Lapras - Lv. 42 Type : Water / Ice Weakness : Electric, Rock, Fighting, Grass Will it Dynamax? : Yes
Rewards: Can catch Pokemon up to Lv. 50, train Pokemon up to Lv. 60, TM27 Icy Wind, and an Ice Uniform.
6. Circhester Gym in Pokemon Sword
Leader : Gordie Type : Rock
Geordie's Rock Gym takes the same form as Melony's Gym, but with a sand and stone theme rather than ice. where you'll still need to work your way through an area with a collapsible floor. You'll get a little help from a detector that'll tell you when you're close to a section of the floor that's unstable, but there are Gym Trainers to face too, all armed with Rock Type Pokemon, so make sure you've got some Ground, Fighting, Grass, Ice or Steel Type Pokemon with you.
Gym Mission : Here's a little walkthrough for you to get you through the Rock Type Gym Mission, talking as if the playing field is on a grid.
Area 3 : Enter the area in the left lane - go up three - left two - up one - left one - up until you hit the rock - right one - move up onto the platform - go all the way up the platform - battle the trainer at the top - exit the platform on the right below the trainer - go right until you hit the wall - go up three - left two - up one - left one - up two - left one - up two - right one - up until you reach the platform - exit either left or right - go up and around the blocks until you get to the platform.
Rock Gym Leader Gordie
Barbaracle - Lv. 40 Type : Rock / Water Weakness : Electric, Grass, Fighting, Ground Will it Dynamax? : No
Shuckle - Lv. 40 Type : Bug / Rock Weakness : Water, Bug, Steel Will it Dynamax? : No
Stonjourner - Lv. 41 Type : Rock Weakness : Ground, Fighting, Grass, Ice Will it Dynamax? : No
Coalossal - Lv. 42 Type : Rock / Fire Weakness : Water, Fighting, Ground Will it Dynamax?: Yes
Rewards : Can catch Pokemon up to Lv. 50, train Pokemon up to Lv. 60, TM48 Rock Tomb, and a Rock Uniform.
7. Spikemuth Gym
Leader : Piers Type : Dark
Spikemuth is on lockdown, so it's up to Marnie to sneak you in the back way to battle her brother Piers, the Spikemuth Gym Leader. You should go in with Flying , Fighting and Fairy Type Pokemon to battle against his army of darkness.
Gym Mission: Because Spikemuth is off limits at the moment, the Gym Mission involves defeating a load of Team Yell members – often Gym Trainers in disguise – moving through the back alleys and even coming across a Detective Pikachu reference or two. No puzzles, tricks or quizzes here, just a test of battling stamina.
Dark Gym Leader Piers
Scrafty - Lv. 44 Type: Fighting / Dark Weakness: Fighting, Flying, Fairy Will it Dynamax? : No
Malamar - Lv. 45 Type: Psychic / Dark Weakness : Bug, Fairy Will it Dynamax?: No
Galarian Obstagoon - Lv. 46 Type: Dark / Normal Weakness: Fighting, Fairy Will it Dynamax?: No
Skuntank - Lv. 45 Type: Poison / Dark Weakness: Ground Will it Dynamax? : No
Rewards: Can catch Pokemon up to Lv. 55, train Pokemon up to Lv. 70, TM85 Snarl, and a Dark Uniform.
8. Hammerlocke Gym
Leader: Raihan Type: Dragon
You'll have been through Hammerlocke many times before you can eventually battle its Gym Leader, Raihan. He's the Dragon Gym Leader, and the final hurdle in the Gym Challenge – before the semi-finals and finals that is. His team is tough, so you'll want to arm yourself with a range of Pokemon to try and undercut the type combinations his team offers. But, where possible, have a Fairy, Rock, or Ice Type move up your sleeve to hit the Dragon Type's weaknesses. The entire Gym Battle is themed around double battles too, so you'll need to be, well, doubly prepared, and he'll use the weather against you where possible.
Gym Mission: One last semi-straightforward mission to round out the Gym Challenge. All you've got to do is defeat three Gym Trainers in double battles, which means thinking about your pairings before you head into each battle. The Gym Trainers are as follows:
1. Gym Trainer Sebastian Pelipper (Water / Flying Type) and Sliggoo (Dragon Type)
2. Gym Trainer Camilla Turtonator (Fire / Dragon Type) and Ninetales (Fire Type)
3. Gym Trainer Aria Hakamo-o (Dragon / Fighting Type) and Abomasnow (Grass / Ice Type)
Dragon Gym Leader Raihan
1. Flygon - Lv. 47 Type: Ground / Dragon Weakness: Ice, Fairy, Dragon Will it Dynamax?: No
2. Gigalith - Lv. 46 Type: Rock Weakness: Water, Grass, Fighting, Ground, Steel Will it Dynamax?: No
PAIR TWO 1. Sandaconda - Lv. 46 Type: Ground Weakness: Flying, Bug, Grass Will it Dynamax?: No
2. Duraludon - Lv. 48 Type: Steel / Dragon Weakness: Ice, Fairy Will it Dynamax?: Yes
Rewards: Can catch and train Pokemon of any level, TM99 Breaking Swipe, and a Dragon Uniform.
Pokemon Sword and Shield badges
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Pokemon Shield’s Stow-on-Side gym: Guide to beating Allister
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Pokémon Shield ’s fourth gym leader is Allister, a ghost-type expert found in Stow-on-Side.
Pokémon Sword players will instead face off against a fighting-type gym leader, Bea .
Allister can be a tricky fight if you’re not prepared, due to the difficult nature of ghost-type Pokémon. Check out our guide below to help you out.
Stow-on-Side gym challenge
Allister’s gym has you spinning around in a vehicle that works similarly to a teacup ride from a carnival. You spin your analog stick to make it twist in the direction you want it to go, while letting spooky hands punch you into the right direction. Each time you clear a section, you’ll battle a gym trainer. After getting through the challenge, you’ll take on Allister.
Allister uses ghost-type Pokémon, and he’ll Gigantamax his Gengar once it gets sent out , so prepare accordingly.
- Yamask, level 34, ground/ghost
- Mimikyu, level 34, ghost/fairy
- Cursola, level 35, ghost
- Gengar, level 35, ghost/poison
Recommended Counters for Allister
Allister’s ghost-types are weak against ghost- and dark-type Pokémon, but most of them have double typing, making it a bit harder to pick a compatible weakness for all of them. They all keep their ghost-type resistance, but using ghost-types also makes you susceptible to getting hit with super effective moves. Also remember that normal- and fighting-type moves will not deal any damage to Allister’s Pokémon, but normal-types also won’t receive damage from ghost-type moves.
Here are some good Pokémon to catch and evolve for this gym, as well as the easiest places to find them:
- Drifloon , ghost/flying Found in Watchtower Ruins in the Wild Area, Route 5
- Duskull , ghost Found in Watchtower Ruins and Motostoke Riverbank in the Wild Area
- Impidimp , dark/fairy Found in Motostoke Outskirts
- Sneasel , dark/ice Found in Motostoke Riverbank in the Wild Area during snowy weather
Stow-on-Side gym rewards
After being Allister, you’ll be rewarded with TM77 , Hex, and a ghost gym uniform to wear outside of gym challenges. You’ll also be able to catch Pokémon up to level 40.
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Allister is a talented Trainer of Ghost-type Pokémon who has taken on the mantle of the Ghost-type Gym Leader at a young age. He’s extremely shy and fearful, and he always hides his face with a mask when around other people. He rarely makes public appearances and apparently spends most of his time around ruins or in cemeteries.
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- 1 Appearance
- 2 Personality
- 3 Etymology
- 4.1.1 Regular League Card
- 4.1.2 Rare League Card
- 4.2 Other appearances
- 5.1 Gym battle
- 5.2 Champion Cup
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Appearance [ ]
Allister is a young boy with pale skin and purple eyes. His black hair is fairly short, but with a few long strands in the front and a long curved cowlick at the back. On his face is a white mask with large holes for his eyes and mouth with motifs that looks similar to Corsola's motifs on the sides. His outfit consists of a long-sleeved black shirt and shorts. Around the ends of the sleeves are rings of light purple— a pair on each one, and on the right sleeve is the Galar league symbol. His shirt has a purple and gold upside-down triangle on the front with a black and gold spirit-like shape in the middle. This same symbol also re-appears on his right pant leg. Around the neck of the shirt are two light purple collar folds. His shorts and shirt share a light purple dot-like pattern, and on the left pant leg are two symbols — the numbers "291" and green Xs. Extending from Allister's upper waist to his shoulders are two white suspenders, reuniting behind him in a Cursola's face intersection and on his left hand is a purple glove with black fingertips. On his feet are white and black shoes with ruffles on the top.
Personality [ ]
In spite of being entitled as a Gym Leader at his young age, Allister is exceedingly introverted, shy, soft-spoken and bashful, hence always wearing a mask to conceal his face when he's around other people. He prefers spending his time alone in ruins and cemeteries, rather than making public appearances.
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Etymology [ ]
Allister's name is a reference to the British novelist and occultist Aleister Crowley .
His Japanese name is based on onion, the commonly known edible swollen bulb plant. It also contains 鬼 (oni, ghost or demon), and onions are related to garlic, believed to be able to repel or damage vampires.
Biography [ ]
League Card entries [ ]
Regular league card [ ].
Allister's regular League Card.
Rare League Card [ ]
Allister's rare League Card.
Other appearances [ ]
Pokémon [ ]
Gym battle [ ], champion cup [ ], champion cup rematch [ ], galar star tournament [ ].
As an opponent, Allister can team up with Milo , Melony or Mustard .
- Allister is ambidextrous.
- The mask that Allister wears looks exactly like the one worn by Shy Guys , enemies from the Mario series , a fellow Nintendo franchise.
- Allister is a Gym Leader exclusive to Shield. Bea takes his place in Sword.
- His uniform number, 291, can be read in Japanese as "nikui" (hateful).
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