Larry Gym Leader Fight (Pokemon Scarlet and Violet)

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When will they ever learn to stop making normal type gym leaders hard.

Note: This list will primary talk about the gym fight with him.

Larry is a character from Pokémon Scarlet and Violet and both a gym leader and later elite four member who is being assigned as both Gym Leader of Medali's Gym, known officially as the Medali Gym, and a member of Paldea's Elite Four. He specializes in both Normal- and Flying-type Pokémon, using the former as a Gym Leader and the latter as an Elite Four member. If fought in order, Larry is the fifth Gym Leader of Pokémon Scarlet and Violet and is overall the thirteenth boss of the game.

Much like Whitney, Larry is infamous for his difficulty, though for different reasons.

Why His gym leader fight should be burned in the restaurant kitchen no pun intended

  1. Even though in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet Players can do the gym leaders in any order so to the Player he maybe be the 3rd 4th or 5th gym leader depending on his position he's a little difficulty spike.
  2. Larry is a Gym Leader who specializes normal type Pokemon, which are not only powerful, but also (much like Electric-type Pokemon) only have one weakness, that being fighting type and even than normal type attacks are neutral on fighting. Although normal type attacks are not very effective on rock and steel and can't hit ghost at all.
  3. All three of Larry's Pokemon share 2 or 3 moves which all can get very annoying
    1. Slam: A normal-type move quite strong move with strong power and high accuracy
    2. Hyper Drill: A Ground Type move inflicts damage. It bypasses the effects of Protect, Detect, Spiky Shield, King's Shield, and Baneful Bunker, but does not lift the effects of these moves.
    3. Facade: A Normal-Type move with a base power that doubles from 70 to 140 if the user is poisoned, paralyzed, or burned.
  4. 4. Larry has three Pokemon, all of which are really fast and very strong,and it can be a trouble dealing with them:
    1. His Ace is a Staraptor which are probably the most infamous part of the fight, not only is it very fast and very strong only have two weaknesses, are immune to fighting and can be Terastallize when first sent out and it makes it pure normal type, it also has the move Aerial Ace, which is a flying type move that can screw over Meowscarada, quaquaval (if not terastallized), any fighting type pokemon rather pure, dual if primary or dual with secondary (if not terastallized.)
    2. His other 2 pokemon are Komala and Dudunsparce are not hard as his staraptor but are still hard pokemon to deal with.
      1. Komala
        1. Yawn: Which can make the pokemon fall asleep.
        2. Sucker Punch is a dark type move it can be a huge threat to any ghost or psychic pokemon and it's also too powerful for a 1st pokemon standard.
      2. Dudunsparce
        1. Drill Run is a ground type move it can be a huge stab to skeledirge and any electric, poison, rock and steel pokemon.
        2. Glare can Paralyze the Pokemon and likely cause your pokemon to not move.

Redeeming Qualties

  1. Larry is a likeable Character
  2. His gym overworld looks cool it's a restaurant making players want to visit and eat there in real life if it becomes real one day.
  3. His elite four battle is an improvement over his gym battle even tho his elite four fight is still quite frustrating not as much as the other elite four members (WARNING PLEASE DON'T MAKE A PAGE ABOUT HIS ELITE FOUR FIGHT it has a decent reception by fans so it's best we shouldn't.)


  • Try to catch a fast and strong Fighting type Pokemon (such as Heracross or / Lucario) and train one of them or both of them to level 34 as they can easily crush all 3 pokemon with their fighting type moves even staraptor since he's terastallized and reduced to pure normal since fighting type moves are super effective against normal type pokemon.
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