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How to beat Gym Leader Ryme in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet


Ryme, the Ghost Gym Leader from Pokémon Scarlet & Violet, is a special fight that uses the Double Battle format. She has four Pokemon in total and will send them out two at a time. It is recommended that players fight her as her sixth Gym Leader and have Pokémon leveled up to at least level 42. Ghost-types are weak to Dark and Ghost-type moves, but are often combined with other types to have more resistors. This is everything players need to know about the Ghost Gym Leader in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet.

How to beat Ghost Gym Leader Ryme in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet

Screenshot from Pro Game Guides

The sixth recommended Gym Leader for Pokémon Scarlet & Violet is Ryme, who is found in Montefridge and uses his Ghost-type Pokémon in a doubles format. Double Battles are 2v2 format games and Ryme will have four Pokemon in total to battle. Another unique mechanic will occur during battle, as the mob will give the player buffs for taking out Ryme’s Pokemon or using a super effective move. It is recommended to have already gone through the Normal Gym before reaching this point in the game. This is the entire Ryme team:

  • Level 41 Banette – Pure Ghost, weak to Dark and Ghost with Icy Wind, Sucker Punch and Shadow Sneak.
  • Level 41 Mimikyu – Ghost/Fairy, weak to Ghost and Steel with Screen of Light, Shadow Stealth, and Slash.
  • Level 41 Hunting Stone – Pure Ghost, weak to Dark and Ghost with Play Rough, Crunch and Phantom Force.
  • Level 42 Toxicity – Electric/Poison with Tera Ghost Type, weak to Dark and Ghost when terastalized with Shock, Hex and Hypervoice.

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Mimikyu has the Disguise Skill, allowing you to take a hit without taking any damage. If players have a special attack team, they must have their Pokémon attack Mimikyu before it sets up a Backlight as it will halve the damage from special moves for five turns. If players brought Dark-type Pokemon, they should be careful with Houndstone’s Play Rough, as it can deal a lot of damage. Toxtricity’s discharge has a 30% chance to inflict paralysis, which will cause its Hex move to deal double damage. The best strategy is to duplicate one Pokémon at a time to take them out before they have a chance to retaliate, given that the player’s Pokémon have high enough speed.

For more information on the Gym Leader Order, check out Pokémon Scarlet and Violet Best Gym Order (The Easiest Route) in Pro Game Guides.

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