You have to fight Larry, Medali’s normal-type gym leader, during Victory Road in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet.
However, before fighting him in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, you must complete the Medali Gym Trial by finding all the secret menu item clue locations to solve the puzzle and order the correct dish.
Below, we cover how to get to Medali, secret menu item clue locations and puzzle solving, and how to beat regular Gym Leader Larry, so you can add another Gym Badge to your collection.
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How to get to Medali in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet
If you haven’t unlocked any Pokémon Centers near the city yet, the easiest way to get to Medali in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet is to take the main path northeast of Cascarrafa. It will take you through the Asado Desert and pass Port Marinada. If you can, it’s best to fly to a Pokémon Center as close to here as possible.
If you’re getting lost, remember to set Medali as a destination on your map to ensure it appears as a waypoint on your minimap. Once you’re there, you’ll find the Normal Gym in the center of town on the north end.
Secret Menu Item Clue Locations in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet for the Medali Gym Trial
For the Medali Gym trial, you must find and fight three trainers in the city to obtain the secret menu item clues needed to order the correct dish at Treasure Eatery.
Here’s where to find the three trainers to get clues to the secret menu items:
Secret Menu Item Trainer and Clue Location 1
The first trainer with a secret clue to a menu item is located in front of the gym, in the middle of the concession stand area.
Here’s how to beat Adara the Student:
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You’ll get a cash prize of 4760 for defeating Adara, and she’ll give you the clue to find the stranger at the ice cream stand.
The ice cream stand is to the right of Adara, and you will see that the strange thing is the grilled rice balls.
Secret Menu Item Trainer and Clue Location 2
The second trainer with a secret clue to a menu item is located in front of the Western Pokémon Center, next to the closed stairs.
Here’s how to beat Gisela the Student:
You will get a cash prize of 4760 for defeating Gisela and she will give you the clue to look for a dark spot surrounded by stairs.
Go down the closed stairs next to Gisela and interact with the dark door to see that there is faint writing that says “Fire Blast.”
Secret Menu Items Trainer and Clue Location 3
The last trainer with a secret clue to menu items is located in the southern part of town, outside the Deli Cioso, Sure Cans, and Artisan Bakery stores.
Here’s how to beat Santiago the Student:
You will receive 4,760 cash prizes for defeating Santiago, and he will give you the clue to listen very carefully to the blue bird Pokémon.
This blue bird is a Squawkabilly and it is on top of the head of someone who comes from Santiago, in front of the vending machines. Shout ‘Meedyum! Meedyum!’, which is the final track.
Secret Menu Item Fix in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet for Medali Gym Test
Now you have everything you need to solve the secret menu item puzzle and pass the Medali Gym test!
Head to the Treasure Eatery restaurant, which is located to the right of the Normal Gym, near the eastern Pokémon Center.
First you’ll want to talk to the clerk in the back, who will tell you the solution to your own secret menu item clue. It turns out that regular customers season their dishes at Medali with lemon.
With the four clues in hand, return to the restaurant entrance and talk to the waiter in the green apron.
Here is the solution to order the secret menu item for the Normal Gym test:
- grilled rice balls
- Medium portion
- Extra crispy, Fire Blast style
Once you have passed the Gym test, you can now talk to the waiter again when you are ready to face Larry.
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How to Beat Normal Gym Leader Larry in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet
Medali Gym Leader Larry loves Normal-type Pokémon, and his team reflects that.
Normal-type Pokémon are only weak to Fighting-type Pokémon.
If you don’t have a Fighting type yet, then it’s worth returning to southern Paldea to catch a Pawmi, as its Pawmo evolution becomes a dual Electric and Fighting type.
You can find a Pawmo in other areas of Paldea, but it’s easier to catch a Pawmi if you’re not yet high enough level to explore these places.
Remember, like all Gym Leaders, Larry will terastalize his last Pokémon. So, although he is a dual type to begin with, he will become a single Normal type after terastalization.
Larry’s Pokémon team is:
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|Staraptor||30||Normal / FlyingTerra Type: Normal||Electric, Ice and RockTerra Type: Fighting|
For defeating Larry, you will receive 6480 cash prizes, TM025 Facade, and a Gym Badge. Increasing the level cap so that Pokémon listen to you and are easier to catch will depend on where you are in the Victory Road story.
Also, depending on where you are in Victory Road, you may have a battle with Nemona after defeating Larry.
Who will you face next on Victory Road? Will it be Katy, Brassius, Kofu, Iono, Ryme, Tulip or Grusha? Or maybe you’re ready to fight the Elite Four and Top Champion! If you want to take a break from the gyms, you can always tackle the Path of Legends and Starfall Street stories.
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