Larry is a master of both Normal and Flying-type Pokémon and is the fifth Gym Leader you’ll encounter in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet (assuming you go in the best order based on your opponents’ levels) after you submit his secret Gym order. He’s also become a bit of an internet sensation thanks to his rare status as an in-game salaryman who doesn’t care much for Pokémon battling.
However, before getting to challenge Larry for the first time, trainers will have to complete his Gym puzzle in Medali City. It involves going around the city collecting hints in order to guess a secret menu item at the local restaurant, Treasure Eatery.
Keep reading to find out how you can determine the Pokémon Scarlet and Violet secret Gym order and, if you’re looking to skip the puzzle altogether, what the correct answer is.
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How to find the Pokémon Scarlet and Violet secret Gym order
There are four hints that you can collect throughout Medali City in order to piece together the Pokémon Scarlet and Violet secret Gym order. To receive these hints, you will have to defeat three trainers wearing school uniforms who are also taking on the Gym challenge. All three of them use level 34 Normal-type Pokémon.
When you exit Treasure Eatery, you can head straight ahead and slightly to the right to find a little girl named Adara the Student, who uses a Gumshoos and a Greedent. After defeating her, she will tell you to look for the odd one out at the ice cream stands. Then, head to the right and find the only non-ice cream item sold by the Sugar-N-Ice ice cream stand, which is the food item you will be ordering at Treasure Eatery.
If you head slightly to the left when you leave Treasure Eatery, you can find Santiago the Student near a Lechonk and a little girl sitting on a bench toward the end of an alleyway. He will use a Dunsparce against you in battle. After you defeat him, Santiago will tell you to listen closely to the blue bird Pokémon. Head back toward the restaurant and you will find a man wearing a helmet with a Blue Plumage Squawkabilly on his head, which will tell you the serving size you should order.
You can find the last trainer, Gisela the Student, near the city’s outdoor amphitheater. She will challenge you with an Ursaring, then tell you to look for a dark spot surrounded by stairs. At the bottom of the amphitheater, you can interact with the grates leading to a dark opening in order to find faded writing that will indicate how you should get your Pokémon Scarlet and Violet secret Gym order cooked.
Finally, you can receive your last hint from Larry himself, who is sitting at the bar inside of Treasure Eatery. He will simply tell you what option you should select when asked if you would like anything to garnish your order.
What is the secret menu item?
At the Sugar-N-Ice ice cream stand, the odd item out is a pair of grilled rice balls. Meanwhile, the Blue Plumage Squawkabilly will shout out “Meedyum! Meeduym!” At the bottom of the amphitheater, you’ll find faint writing that spells out “Fire Blast.” Finally, Larry will tell you that the dish he is eating needs a squeeze of lemon.
When combining the information from these hints, you should select the following options for the Pokémon Scarlet and Violet secret Gym order:
- Grilled rice balls
- Medium serving
- Extra crispy, Fire Blast style
Regardless of whether you fought the trainers or simply put in the information you got from this guide, ordering the correct menu item will trigger a Gym Battle with the reluctant Larry. He uses two level 25 Pokémon, a Komala and a Dudundsparce, followed by a level 36 Staraptor that Terastallizes to become a pure Normal-type.
Normal is only weak to Fighting, meaning a strong Fighting-type like Annihilape should fare well against Larry’s first two Pokémon. However, his Staraptor can deal a good amount of damage to something like Annihilape with a super effective Aerial Ace. As a result, you may want to consider bringing a Pawmot to deal with the Staraptor, since it takes neutral damage from Flying as an Electric/Fighting-type. Conversely, you could bring the Rock-type Garganacl since it resists all of Staraptor’s moves and learns the Fighting-type attack Hammer Arm upon evolving from Naclstack.