Pokémon Shield’s fourth gym leader is Allister, a ghost-type expert found in Stow-on-Side.
Pokémon Sword players will instead face off against a fighting-type gym leader, Bea.
Allister can be a tricky fight if you’re not prepared, due to the difficult nature of ghost-type Pokémon. Check out our guide below to help you out.
Stow-on-Side gym challenge
Allister’s gym has you spinning around in a vehicle that works similarly to a teacup ride from a carnival. You spin your analog stick to make it twist in the direction you want it to go, while letting spooky hands punch you into the right direction. Each time you clear a section, you’ll battle a gym trainer. After getting through the challenge, you’ll take on Allister.
Allister uses ghost-type Pokémon, and he’ll Gigantamax his Gengar once it gets sent out, so prepare accordingly.
- Yamask, level 34, ground/ghost
- Mimikyu, level 34, ghost/fairy
- Cursola, level 35, ghost
- Gengar, level 35, ghost/poison
Recommended Counters for Allister
Allister’s ghost-types are weak against ghost- and dark-type Pokémon, but most of them have double typing, making it a bit harder to pick a compatible weakness for all of them. They all keep their ghost-type resistance, but using ghost-types also makes you susceptible to getting hit with super effective moves. Also remember that normal- and fighting-type moves will not deal any damage to Allister’s Pokémon, but normal-types also won’t receive damage from ghost-type moves.
Here are some good Pokémon to catch and evolve for this gym, as well as the easiest places to find them:
Found in Watchtower Ruins in the Wild Area, Route 5
Found in Watchtower Ruins and Motostoke Riverbank in the Wild Area
Found in Motostoke Outskirts
Found in Motostoke Riverbank in the Wild Area during snowy weather
Stow-on-Side gym rewards
After being Allister, you’ll be rewarded with TM77, Hex, and a ghost gym uniform to wear outside of gym challenges. You’ll also be able to catch Pokémon up to level 40.