The highest point in Paldea is home to what is the highest-level gym in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet. And, appropriate for a snowy mountain, this challenge will involve Ice-type Pokémon.
Glaseado Gym might catch you off-guard at first. It's not surrounded by a town or people — it's just a gym at the top of the mountain. Perfect for what will be — if you're following our recommended order — your very last gym battle.
Pokémon Scarlet & Violet Guide: Victory Road - How To Get The Ice Badge
How to get to Glaseado Gym
You might have already passed Glaseado Gym if you took the Dalizapa Passage path to get to Montenevera. If not, go north from the Pokémon Center at Dalizapa, follow the mountain path, and keep going up until you reach the gym.
You can also get there from Montenevera, as you'd expect. Head south across the bridge and follow the snow trail up the slope to get to the gym.
Despite how solitary Glaseado is, it's all the same setup — head inside the gym and talk to the receptionist to get started.
Gym Test - Take On The Snow Slope Run
Your gym leader this time is a former pro snowboarder, so what better Test than a slalom run down the mountain?
Leave the gym and up the slope to the Pokémon Center to talk to the attendant standing next to the snowman to get started.
Riding Koraidon/Miraidon, you'll need to make it to the bottom of the slope in the allotted time while riding through the slalom gates. You can give your mount a brief boost by pressing the control stick down.
You should have no problems making it to the bottom in under 1:30, meaning you'll pass the Test with flying colours. Head back inside the gym to confirm your victory and challenge your opponent.
How To Beat Gym Leader Grusha, The Ice-type Gym Leader
Quiet and reserved, the Subzero Shredder Grusha is the recommended last gym leader for a reason. However, Ice has some big, common weaknesses in Fire, Fighting, Rock, and Steel. Your Fire-type and Water-type starter, Skeledirge and Quaquavel, will prove excellent here. Armarouge, Medicham, Annihilape, Tinkaton, Glimmora, and Lycanroc
Altaria has some Dragon-type moves, so stick to your Rock or Steel types for a defensive edge if you're concerned.
Glaseado Gym Rewards
Grusha will be taken down in an avalanche (not literally), and you'll get TM124 Ice Spinner along with your Ice Badge.
If this isn't your last Victory Road stop, then you can check out the rest of our Gym guides, and let us know how you're finding them. We also have plenty of other Pokémon Scarlet & Violet walkthrough guides to help you make the most of the Paldea region!
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