Pokemon Scarlet/Violet: Gym Leader Tulip Rematch Guide

BY RANDREW MENDRICO

Randrew Mendrico

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Only the player has decision-making authority in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet. Defeating the nefarious Team Star is one option, as is learning about the new Titan Pokemon, collecting all the Pokemon to complete the Pokedex, and taking down every Pokemon Gym to win the title of Champion and be the very best like no one ever was. Even after all that is done, the player can still finish many tasks in the post-game. To challenge every Pokemon Gym to a rematch is one of them!

Pokemon Scarlet/Violet: Gym Leader Tulip Rematch Guide

This guide will teach you everything you need to know about your rematch with Tulip, the Gym Leader of Alfornada! Consider this your spoiler alert for the main story ending of the game!

The Beginning of the Post Game

The player will be returned to their dorm room and summoned to Director Clavell’s office after completing “The Way Home,” the game’s final main quest, and the credits roll. Exit the dorm room, then choose “Director’s Office” from the menu.

Director Clavell will address Penny, Nemona, Arven, and the player, claiming he is not angry but would like to discuss their success in preventing the ancient/future Pokemon from destroying the Paldea region’s ecosystem. He also expresses his willingness to overlook that they were forced to enter a forbidden area. Director Clavell will then give the player a Master Ball.

After a few brief exchanges, Nemona will suggest holding a Pokemon battle at the academy to commemorate the player’s achievement of Champion status. Then, Top Champion Geeta will enter the room and say that the Pokemon League is thrilled to be assisting with the organization of this contest before recommending that both faculty and students compete for the title of strongest trainer at the academy because everyone has the potential to be the best.

Top Champion Geeta will ask the player to inspect every Pokemon Gym in the Paldea region on her behalf if the player responds to the prompt with “I’d be delighted to help!” so that they can continue to serve as a source of power and motivation for anyone aspiring to the Champion Rank.

The player can accomplish this; she will continue by approaching each Pokemon Gym Leader as a Champion and challenging them to a Pokemon Battle. Then, Top Champion Geeta will decline to participate unless the player helps her with her work. Top Champion Geeta and Penny will then leave to finish some tasks.

The player will then be able to issue a new challenge to the Pokemon Gym Leaders of the Paldea region!

Alfornada Gym: Rematch!

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Gym Leader Tulip can be found inside the Alfornada Gym building located in the northeastern part of Alfornada (southwest of Cortondo or way west of Los Platos and South Province Area Four), which is in the southwesternmost part of the Paldea region. The player can fly to the Pokemon Center in the area as the player has been there before.

Upon entering the Alfornada Gym Building, approach Gym Leader Tulip near the receptionist, and Gym Leader Tulip will say that she is not exactly Top Champion Geeta’s biggest fan as Gym Leader Tulip thinks that Top Champion Geeta’s bewitching aura overlaps too much with Gym Leader Tulip’s style which is why she also thinks it is best that Top Champion Geeta sent someone else to inspect the Pokemon Gyms.

Next, Gym Leader Tulip will ask if the player is ready to pursue quintessential beauty together, so select “Yes” on the prompt and bring the player to the battle court next to the Pokemon Gym building!

Tulip, the Bewitching Beautician: Rematch!

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On the battle court, Gym Leader Tulip will say that battling against the player makes the battle even more exciting, making her very happy. She will also continue seeing other people work hard, allowing her to work hard herself and never shed a tear. Then, a battle against Gym Leader Tulip will commence!

Gym Leader Tulip will use five Psychic-type Pokemon: a Level 65 Farigiraf, a Level 65 Gardevoir, a Level 65 Espathra, a Level 65 Gallade, and a Level 66 Florges with a Psychic Tera-Type

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Tulip’s Farigraf

With that in mind, it is important to note that Farigiraf is a Psychic and Normal-type Pokemon. Hence, it is weak (super effective) to Bug-type and Dark-type moves, resistant (not very effective) to Psychic-type moves, and immune (no effect) to Ghost-type moves. 

Gym Leader Tulip’s Farigiraf will use the following moves

  • Crunch is a physical Dark-type move with 80 Power and 100 Accuracy. Aside from dealing damage, it also has a 20% chance of lowering the opposing Pokemon’s Defense stat by one stage.
  • Zen Headbutt is a physical Psychic-type move with 80 Power and 90 Accuracy. Aside from dealing damage, it also has a 20% chance of causing the opposing Pokemon to flinch. 
  • Reflect is a Psychic-type status move that will reduce the damage received by the Pokemon using the move’s side by 50% in Single Battles and 33% in Double Battles. The effect of this move will last for five turns.
  • Iron Head is a physical Steel-type move with 80 Power and 100 Accuracy. Aside from dealing damage, also has a 30% chance of causing the opposing Pokemon to flinch.
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Tulip’s Gardevoir

Gardevoir is a Psychic and Fairy-type Pokemon. Hence, it is weak (super effective) to Ghost-type, Poison-type, and Steel-type moves, resistant (not very effective) to Psychic-type and especially Fighting-type moves, and immune (no effect) to Dragon-type moves. 

Gym Leader Tulip’s Gardevoir will use the following moves

  • Dazzling Gleam is a special Fairy-type move with 80 Power and 100 Accuracy.
  • Psychic is a special Psychic type move with 90 Power and 100 Accuracy that, aside from dealing damage, also has a 10% chance of lowering the Special Defense stat of the opposing Pokemon by one stage.
  • Energy Ball is a special Grass-type move with 90 Power and 100 Accuracy. In addition to dealing damage, it also has a 10% chance of lowering the Special Defense stat of the opposing Pokemon by one stage.
  • Mystical Fire is a special Fire-type move with 75 Power and 100 Accuracy that, aside from dealing damage, also lowers the Special Attack stat of the opposing Pokemon by one stage.
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Tulip’s Espathra

Espathra is a Psychic-type Pokemon, so it is weak (super effective) to the Bug-type, Dark-type, and Ghost-type moves and resistant (not very effective) to Fighting-type and Psychic-type moves. 

Tulip’s Espathra may use the following moves: 

  • Quick Attack is a physical Normal-type move with 40 Power and 100 Accuracy with an increased Speed priority of 1, allowing it to go faster than most.
  • Psychic is a special Psychic-type move with 90 Power and 100 Accuracy. Aside from dealing damage, it also has a 10% chance of lowering the opposing Pokemon’s Special Defense stat by one stage.
  • Shadow Ball is a special Ghost-type move with 80 Power and 100 Accuracy. Alongside dealing damage, it has a 20% chance to lower the opposing Pokemon’s Special Defense stat by one stage.
  • Dazzling Gleam is a special Fairy-type move with 80 Power and 100 Accuracy.
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Tulip’s Gallade

Gallade is a Psychic and Fighting-type Pokemon which means it is weak (super effective) to Fairy-type, Flying-type, and Ghost-type moves and resistant (not very effective) to Fighting-type and Rock-type moves.

Gym Leader Tulip’s Gallade will use the following moves:

  • Psycho Cut is a physical Psychic-type move with 70 Power and 100 Accuracy with a 1-stage increased Critical Hit ratio.
  • Leaf Blade is a physical Grass-type move with 90 power and 100 Accuracy. It also has a 1-stage increased Critical Hit ratio.
  • X-Scissor is a physical Bug-type move with 80 Power and 100 Accuracy.
  • Close Combat is a physical Fighting-type move with 120 Power and 100 Accuracy. Aside from dealing damage, it also lowers the attacking Pokemon’s Defense and Special Defense stat by one stage.
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Tulip’s Florges

Florges is a Fairy-type Pokemon, but as Gym Leader Tulip will Terastallize her Florges, it will become a Psychic-type because of its Teratype, which means it is now weak (super effective) to the Bug-type, Dark-type, and Ghost-type moves, and resistant (not very effective) to Fighting-type and Psychic-type moves. 

Gym Leader Tulip’s Florges will use the following moves

  • Psychic is a special Psychic-type move with 90 Power and 100 Accuracy. Aside from dealing damage, it also has a 10% chance of lowering the opposing Pokemon’s Special Defense stat by one stage.
  • Petal Blizzard is a physical Grass-type move with 90 Power and 100 Accuracy.
  • Moonblast is a special Fairy-type move with 95 Power and 100 Accuracy. Alongside dealing damage, it has a 30% chance of lowering the opposing Pokemon’s Special Attack stat by one stage.
  • Charm is Fairy-type status move with 100 Accuracy that lowers the opposing Pokemon’s Attack stat by two stages

Conclusion

As Gym Leader Tulip’s Pokemon are Level 65 and 66, it is recommended that the player use Pokemon that are Level 67 and higher with Dark-type and Ghost-type moves as Dark-type moves will deal super effective damage to Gym Leader Tulip’s Farigiraf, Espathra, and Terastallized Florges. Ghost-type moves will effectively damage Gym Leader Tulip’s Gardevoir, Gallade, Espathra, and Terastallized Florges.

It is also recommended to use Dark-type Pokemon as they are generally great against Gym Leader Tulip and her Pokemon because Dark-type Pokemon are immune to the Psychic-type moves that Gym Leader Tulip has at least one on each of them.

However, watch out as Gym Leader Tulip can counter Dark-type Pokemon by using Fighting-type, Bug-type, and Fairy-type moves that effectively damage Dark-type Pokemon.

After winning the battle, Gym Leader Tulip will say that the player is the total package and that she did not expect any less. She will then say that she has met people who lack talent in some way that fade away quickly because they experienced setbacks and fell into corruption because of their desperation.

She would continue that it would have been better if those people did not have the slightest talent. So, Gym Leader Tulip will tell the player to promise not to fade away as she wants to see how far the player’s talent can go.

After defeating Gym Leader Tulip in the rematch, the player can move on to other Gym Leaders in rematches and other post-game adventures!

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