Another early stop on your Victory Road to the Pokémon League in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet should be the Grass-type gym located in Artazon with Brassius at the helm. You aren’t required to challenge this gym before or after others, but with relatively low levels it should be a good next step if you’ve just knocked off Katy at Cortondo gym.
Even earlier on in your journey, knowing what to expect from each gym can be critical to ensuring you don’t end up facing something you’re not prepared for. You’ll be able to use this Pokémon Scarlet & Violet Artazon Grass-type gym guide to ensure victory as you secure another crucial gym badge.
In this article, you will learn:
- What kind of test you’ll face at Artazon gym
- Details on every Pokémon that Brassius will use in battle
- Strategies to make sure you’re able to defeat him
- What team you’ll face in the Brassius rematch
Pokémon Scarlet & Violet Artazon Grass-type gym guide
If you’re trying to find out where to head next after defeating Katy, going east from Mesagoza will take capable trainers toward their next Victory Road mission with the Pokémon League looming down the line. Head east from Mesagoza and follow the road through South Province (Area 3) until you arrive in East Province (Area 1) where Artazon is located.
Artazon is home to a Grass-type gym led by Brassius, and with a victory you’ll be able to earn the Grass Badge for your hopefully growing collection. After you’ve gotten closer to the end of your journey, a new set of gym leader rematches will offer you another chance to face a much stronger team from Brassius.
Artazon gym test
As your gym journey continues, each gym test provides a unique challenge that tends to get more difficult depending on how strong that potential leader you’ll be facing happens to be. Brassius has the second-strongest Pokémon among gym leaders in Paldea, and his gym test isn’t too difficult but definitely steps things up a hair from the olive roll in Cortondo.
This time, you’ll have to locate 10 different Sunflora. Their exact locations vary game to game, but you will need to be thorough as they’ve been located in the hedge maze, the playground, in front of vending machines, in various residents’ yards, and just about anywhere else you can think of. Also, don’t allow the Sunflora statues to distract you; those aren’t what you’re looking for.
How to beat Brassius for the Grass Badge
When you’ve wrapped up the gym test, head into the Artazon gym itself and prepare to face Brassius in battle. Here are the Pokémon you’ll be up against:
- Petalil (Level 16)
- Ability: Own Tempo
- Moves: Sleep Powder, Mega Drain
- Smoliv (Level 16)
- Grass-type and Normal-type
- Ability: Early Bird
- Moves: Tackle, Razor Leaf
- Sudowoodo (Level 17)
- Tera Type: Grass
- Ability: Sturdy
- Moves: Trailblaze, Rock Throw
With the top challenge on his team at Level 17, having a capable Pokémon at or above that level will be critical to managing your battle with Brassius. Each of his Pokémon – including Sudowoodo, who will Terastallize – will be Grass-type and thus weak to Bug-, Fire-, Flying-, Ice-, and Poison-type moves.
That gives you plenty of early options, many of whom you may have already used to defeat Katy in Cortondo. If you need something to counter Brassius, you should be able to find a Nymble, Rookidee, or Squawkabilly in South Province (Area Three) if you don’t already have an option in your party that can manage.
When you defeat Brassius for the first time, you’ll be awarded the Grass Badge and gain the ability to control all Pokémon under Level 30 if this is your second badge. On top of that, Brassius will give you TM 20, which teaches the physical Grass-type move Trailblaze to one of your Pokémon.
How to defeat Brassius in your gym leader rematch
Much later in your Pokémon Scarlet & Violet journey, an opportunity to participate in the new Academy Ace Tournament will start to come together. In helping with the preparations for that event, you’ll be tasked with seeking out each of the gym leaders you’ve already defeated in Paldea for one more challenging rematch.
Unlike your first set of gym leader battles, each of the gym leader rematches are at the exact same levels. You can take them on in any order, and there’s no real difference or benefit to who you decide to tackle first.
Here are the Pokémon you’ll face in the Artazon gym rematch against Brassius:
- Lilligant (Level 65)
- Ability: Own Tempo
- Moves: Petal Blizzard, Light Screen, Quiver Dance, Hyper Beam
- Breloom (Level 65)
- Grass- and Fighting-type
- Ability: Effect Spore
- Moves: Mach Punch, Seed Bomb, Spore, Thunder Punch
- Tsareena (Level 65)
- Ability: Queenly Majesty
- Moves: Trop Kick, High Jump Kick, Play Rough, Zen Headbutt
- Arboliva (Level 65)
- Grass- and Normal-type
- Ability: Seed Sower
- Moves: Terrain Pulse, Energy Ball, Leech Seed, Grassy Terrain
- Sudowoodo (Level 66)
- Tera Type: Grass
- Ability: Sturdy
- Moves: Trailblaze, Stone Edge, Fire Punch, Ice Punch
When it comes to toppling Brassius the second time, you’ll need some of the same options as you did before but at much higher levels. Just like he did in the first battle, Brassius will use Terastallization on Sudowoodo to make it a devastatingly versatile Grass-type. Be extremely careful, as Sudowoodo’s moveset gives it super-effective options against most Bug-, Fire-, Flying-, and Ice-type Pokémon.
With these strategies in mind, and a good feel for what you’ll be up against, you should be able to manage two solid victories over Brassius in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet. Even if he’s a bit weaker the first time around, Terastallization and move versatility will showcase just how dangerous Brassius can be when going all out.