I’ve been doing a Hard Mode Nuzlocke Run of this game. I made it to Suntouched City, and the Level Cap for the Gym Leader is 25! Since it’s a Nuzlocke Run, I feel that most of my Pokemon should be at or close to the Level Cap in order to stand a chance against the Gym Leader. However, the Level Cap right before Cyan Cavern was 19. By the time I made it through Cyan Cavern and I fought the Gym Trainers my Pokemon were Level 20-21.
Is there an area somewhere that I missed where I can fight more stuff to level up? Or am I just expected to train against Wild Level 16/17 stuff for a few hours to raise my team’s levels?