Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl: Gym Leaders

On your way to become the Champion of the Sinnoh Pokémon League, you’ll need to defeat eight Gym Leaders and obtain their respective Gym Badges. Below is information on all of their teams, which can assist when planning strategies to defeat them. If you’re still in need of help, don’t hesitate to join our Discord server and ask for some assistance!

Roark, Oreburgh City Gym Leader

After defeat, Roark will award players with the Coal Badge, five TM 76s (Stealth Rock) and Ball Capsule Stickers

Geodude

  • Level: 12
  • Ability: Rock Head
  • Held item: None
  • Moves:
    • Stealth Rock
    • Defense Curl
    • Rollout

Onix

  • Level: 12
  • Ability: Sturdy
  • Held item: None
  • Moves:
    • Stealth Rock
    • Rock Throw
    • Bind

Cranidos

  • Level: 14
  • Ability: Mold Breaker
  • Held item: None
  • Moves:
    • Headbutt
    • Bulldoze
    • Leer

Gardenia, Eterna City Gym Leader

After defeat, Gardenia will award players with the Forest Badge, five TM 86s (Grass Knot) and Ball Capsule Stickers

Cherubi

  • Level: 19
  • Ability: Chlorophyll
  • Held item: None
  • Moves:
    • Grass Knot
    • Growth
    • Dazzling Gleam
    • Safeguard

Turtwig

  • Level: 19
  • Ability: Sturdy
  • Held item: Miracle Seed
  • Moves:
    • Grass Knot
    • Razor Leaf
    • Reflect
    • Work Up

Roserade

  • Level: 22
  • Ability: Mold Breaker
  • Held item: Sitrus Berry
  • Moves:
    • Grass Knot
    • Petal Blizzard
    • Poison Sting
    • Stun Spore

Maylene, Veilstone City Gym Leader

After defeat, Maylene will award players with the Cobble Badge

Meditite

  • Level: 27
  • Ability: Pure Power
  • Held item: Light clay
  • Moves:
    • Drain Punch
    • Light Screen
    • Flash
    • Bulk Up

Machoke

  • Level: 27
  • Ability: Guts
  • Held item: Expert Belt
  • Moves:
    • Low Sweep
    • Knock Off
    • Rock Tomb
    • Bulldoze

Lucario

  • Level: 30
  • Ability: Steadfast
  • Held item: Big Root
  • Moves:
    • Drain Punch
    • Screech
    • Metal Claw
    • Bulk Up

Crasher Wake, Pastoria City Gym Leader

After defeat, Crasher Wake will award players with the Fen Badge

Gyarados

  • Level: 27
  • Ability: Intimidate
  • Held item: Wide Lens
  • Moves:
    • Brine
    • Ice Fang
    • Crunch
    • Flail

Quagsire

  • Level: 27
  • Ability: Damp
  • Held item: Damp Rock
  • Moves:
    • Rain Dance
    • Haze
    • Mud Shot
    • Scald

Floatzel

  • Level: 30
  • Ability: Swift Swim
  • Held item: Big Root
  • Moves:
    • Brine
    • Ice Fang
    • Bite
    • Aqua Jet

Fantina, Hearthome City Gym Leader

After defeat, Fantina will award players with the Relic Badge

Drifblim

  • Level: 32
  • Ability: Aftermath
  • Held item: Zoom Lens
  • Moves:
    • Strength Sap
    • Hex
    • Fly
    • Will-O-Wisp

Gengar

  • Level: 34
  • Ability: Cursed Body
  • Held item: Colbur Berry
  • Moves:
    • Shadow Claw
    • Confuse Ray
    • Sludge Bomb
    • Dazzling Gleam

Mismagius

  • Level: 36
  • Ability: Levitate
  • Held item: Expert Belt
  • Moves:
    • Confuse Ray
    • Phantom Force
    • Magical Leaf
    • Dazzling Gleam

Byron, Canalave City Gym Leader

After defeat, Byron will award players with the Mine Badge

Bronzor

  • Level: 36
  • Ability: Levitate
  • Held item: None
  • Moves:
    • Confuse Ray
    • Sandstorm
    • Trick Room
    • Flash Cannon

Steelix

  • Level: 36
  • Ability: Sturdy
  • Held item: Soft Sand
  • Moves:
    • Thunder Fang
    • Earthquake
    • Sandstorm
    • Gyro Ball

Bastiodon

  • Level: 39
  • Ability: Sturdy
  • Held item: Sitrus Berry
  • Moves:
    • Iron Defense
    • Thunderbolt
    • Stone Edge
    • Flash Cannon

Candice, Snowpoint City Gym Leader

After defeat, Candice will award players with the Icicle Badge

Snover

  • Level: 38
  • Ability: Snow Warning
  • Held item: Icy Rock
  • Moves:
    • Mist
    • Razor Leaf
    • Water Pulse
    • Avalanche

Sneasel

  • Level: 38
  • Ability: Pickpocket
  • Held item: Chople Berry
  • Moves:
    • Metal Claw
    • Hone Claws
    • Dig
    • Avalanche

Medicham

  • Level: 40
  • Ability: Pure Power
  • Held item: Expert Belt
  • Moves:
    • Ice Punch
    • Bulk Up
    • Brick Break
    • Rock Slide

Abomasnow

  • Level: 42
  • Ability: Snow Warning
  • Held item: Sitrus Berry
  • Moves:
    • Aurora Veil
    • Giga Drain
    • Earthquake
    • Blizzard

Volkner, Sunyshore City Gym Leader

After defeat, Volkner will award players with the Beacon Badge

Raichu

  • Level: 46
  • Ability: Static
  • Held item: Shuca Berry
  • Moves:
    • Nuzzle
    • Volt Switch
    • Surf
    • Charge Beam

Ambipom

  • Level: 47
  • Ability: Technician
  • Held item: Chople Berry
  • Moves:
    • Fake Out
    • Thunderbolt
    • Double Hit
    • Last Resort

Octillery

  • Level: 47
  • Ability: Sniper
  • Held item: Expert Belt
  • Moves:
    • Octazooka
    • Focus Energy
    • Aurora Beam
    • Charge Beam

Luxray

  • Level: 49
  • Ability: Intimidate
  • Held item: Sitrus Berry
  • Moves:
    • Thunder Fang
    • Ice Fang
    • Crunch
    • Iron Tail

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