Rhyme, the leader of the Ghost Gym Pokémon Scarlet & Violet, is a special fight that uses the Double Battle format. She has four Pokémon in total and will send them out two at a time. Players are encouraged to challenge her as the sixth Gym Leader and level up the Pokémon 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 resistance. That’s everything players need to know about the ghostly Gym Leader in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet.
How to Defeat Ghost Gym Leader Rhyme in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet
The sixth recommended Gym Leader Pokémon Scarlet & Violet is Ryme, found in Montenever using his Ghost-type Pokémon in a paired format. Double Battles are 2v2 games and Rhyme will have four Pokémon to battle. Another unique mechanic will come into play during the battle, when the crowd will give the player buffs for killing Rhyme Pokémon or using a super effective move. It is recommended that you already complete the Regular Gym before reaching this point in the game. This is Rhyme’s entire team:
- Level 41 Banette is a Pure Wraith, weak to Shadow and Wraith with Ice Wind, Forbidden Strike, and Shadow Stealth.
- Level 41 Mimikyu – Wraith/Fairy, weak against Wraith and Steel with Light Shield, Shadow Stealth and Slash.
- Level 41 Houndstone – Pure Ghost, weak to Dark and Ghost with Play Rough, Crunch and Phantom Force.
- Level 42 Toxtricity – Electric/Poison with Ghost Tera type, weak to Dark and Ghost when Terastallized with Discharge, Hex and Hyper Voice.
Mimikyu has the Stealth ability, which allows him to take a single hit without taking any damage. If players have a Special Attack Team, they must have their Pokémon attack Mimikyu before he sets up the Lightshield, as it will halve Special Move damage for five turns. If players have brought Dark-type Pokémon, they should beware of Houndstone’s Play Rough as it can deal a lot of damage. Toxtricity has a 30% chance to inflict Paralysis, causing its Vicious Move to deal double damage. The best strategy is to double down on one Pokémon at a time to destroy it before it has a chance to retaliate, given that the player’s Pokémon have a reasonably high speed.