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Gym Test: Take on the Emotional Spectrum Practice

Seren Morgan-Roberts

This page offers a guide on how to complete the Gym Test for the Psychic Gym in in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet (SV). During this gym test, you’ll be required to copy all of Dendra’s moves!

After you’ve completed the Psychic Gym Test, you’ll be able to take on the Psychic Gym Leader. Head over to our guide on How to Beat Psychic Gym Leader Tulip.

The Psychic Gym Test.

How to Start the Psychic Gym Test

The Psychic Gym can be found in Alfornada in the southwest of Paldea. To get to Alfornada, you’ll need to head into the cave southwest of Cortondo, and there is a path directly leading there from the city. First take the path heading west out of the city. It’ll start to head north then south in a winding fashion but keep going until you reach the bridge across the river. Continue along the path heading past the West Province (Area One) Pokémon Center and at the cross roads you’ll want to take the path heading in a general southern direction until you reach the mouth of the cave.

It's time to play Simon Says!

Once you’re at Alfornada, head into the Gym Center and speak to the Receptionist. She’ll tell you to head out into the garden right next to the center.

How to Complete the Emotional Spectrum Practice

To start the gym test after talking to the receptionist head outside and talk to Dendra. All you’ll need to do during this gym test is copy the move that Dendra’s Pokémon does - easy!

Dendra will ask you to show her a move and you’ll need to press the corresponding button before the timer around the emoji runs out. See below the buttons and their corresponding emotions:

Move Button
Anger Joy-Con-ButtonX-Filled
Joy Joy-Con-ButtonA-Filled
Surprised Joy-Con-ButtonB-Filled
Excitement Joy-Con-ButtonY-Filled

This is also quite forgiving so if you mess up a couple of times you won’t have to

(1 of 4) Show Anger! (Press X)

After about a minute of doing these exercises, you’ll have passed the Gym Test and you’ll now be able to battle Psychic Gym Leader Tulip!


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    Nintendo, Pokemon Company International
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    17 November 2022
  • Last Updated
    18 October 2023
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