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Pokemon Scarlet and Violet’s open gym challenge doesn’t involve level scaling, and that sucks

Pokemon Scarlet and Violet fans are expressing disappointment at the revelation that the game’s new approach to the series’ gym challenge doesn’t seem to scale with player progression.

The recent Pokemon Presents showcase once again confirmed the fact that there is no set path by which you must complete the game’s three story arcs. One of those arcs is the Legendary Gym Challenge, which requires you to defeat all eight Gym Leaders to earn their badges. After Game Freak revealed that you can tackle the gyms in any order as you journey through the Paldea region, some players assumed that these gym ladders could scale with you and create stronger teams if you encountered them later in the game than in the first few hours.

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