Once you have chosen your starter and begun your journey in Pokémon Sword and Shield, you will start the Gym Challenge. The Gym in Turffield City is the first one you will have to beat. Here’s how to do it.
When you enter the Stadium, you will need to go to the NPC at the gate and accept the Gym Mission. Each gym has a different “mission” that you must complete before you can battle the leader. The mission in Turffield Gym involves herding Wooloo and battling trainers.
Turffield’s Gym Mission
To herd the Wooloo in the gym, you need to bring the Wooloo to the blue areas on the ground by slowly pushing them. Once you progress to the second zone, there will be a Yamper that scares the Wooloo. Try to avoid the Yamper or use him to help push the Wooloo towards the zone.
In addition to herding Wooloo, you will also have to battle several trainers during the Gym’s mission. Every trainer in the Turffield Gym uses Grass-type Pokémon. Grass-types are weak to Fire, Flying, Poison, Bug, and Ice-type moves. Some of the trainers will use Grass/Poison-types like Oddish and Budew, so Flying and Fire are the best options.
If you started with Scorbunny, this gym shouldn’t be difficult. If you didn’t, you can catch a Rookidee on Route 1 that will help you against the gym. Just make sure you teach it at least one Flying-type move.
The Turffield Gym Leader is Milo, who has a level 19 Gossifleur and a level 20 Edlegoss that he will Dynamax. Both of these Pokémon are mono Grass-types. If you have a Rookidee or a Scorbunny with a Flying or Fire-type move, you can Dynamax it and use Max Airstream or Max Flare to easily beat Milo’s Pokémon.
When you beat Milo, he will award you with the first badge and send you on your way to fight Nessa in Hulbury.