Pokemon X & Y Gym Leader and Elite Four Guide

So, you read our Pokemon X and Y review and decided it was time to get back into Pokemon? Good call. Now, it's time to earn some badges. Pokemon's gym leaders are the closest the series has to boss battles, attacking you with specific, high-level pocket monsters. Knowing how to deal with them isn't all that difficult once you know their strengths, but going in without being prepared could lead to a quick trip back to the Pokecenter. We're guessing you've already looked over the complete Pokemon X and Y Pokedex, but if you want to know which Pokemon you're going to face when, we have the answers for you right here.

First Gym: Viola, Bug-Type

  • Surskit (10)
  • Vivillon (12)

Reward: TM 83, Infestation

Second Gym: Grant, Rock-type

  • Tyrunt (25)
  • Amaura (25)

Reward: TM 39, Rock Tomb

Third Gym: Korrina, Fighting-type

  • Mienfoo (29)
  • Machoke (28)
  • Hawlucha (32)

Reward: TM 98, Power-Up Punch

Fourth Gym: Ramos, Leaf-type

  • Jumpluff (30)
  • Gogoat (34)
  • Weepinbell (31)

Reward: TM 86, Grass Knot

Fifth Gym: Clemont, Electric-type

  • Emolga (35)
  • Magneton (35)
  • Heliolisk (37)

Reward: TM 24, Thunderbolt

Sixth Gym: Valerie, Fairy-type

  • Mawile (38)
  • Mr. Mime (39)
  • Sylveon (42)

Reward: TM 99, Dazzling Gleam

Seventh Gym: Olympia, Psychic-type

  • Sigilyph (44)
  • Slowking (45)
  • Meowstick (48)

Reward: TM 04, Calm Mind

Eighth Gym: Wulfric, Ice-type

  • Abomasnow (56)
  • Cryogonal (55)
  • Avalugg (59)

Reward: TM 13, Ice Beam

Elite Four

Malva, Fire-type (Blazing Chamber)

  • Pyroar
  • Torkoal
  • Talonflame
  • Chandlure

Siebold, Water-type (Flood Chamber)

  • Clawitzer
  • Starmie
  • Gyrados
  • Barbacle

Wikstrom, Steel-type (Ironworks Chamber)

  • Klefki
  • Probopass
  • Scizor
  • Agislash

Drasna, Dragon-type (Dragonmark Chamber)

  • Dragalge
  • Altaria
  • Noivern
  • Druddigon


  • Hawlucha
  • Tyranthrum
  • Gourgeist
  • Aurous
  • Goodra
  • Gardevoir (Mega Evolution)
Hollander Cooper

Hollander Cooper was the Lead Features Editor of GamesRadar+ between 2011 and 2014. After that lengthy stint managing GR's editorial calendar he moved behind the curtain and into the video game industry itself, working as social media manager for EA and as a communications lead at Riot Games. Hollander is currently stationed at Apple as an organic social lead for the App Store and Apple Arcade.