This page shows all rivals, as well as each rivals' Pokemon in the game Pokemon Sword and Shield. In addition to the rival's Pokemon, you will find information on where each rival appears, and strategy for battling them.
|Sword and Shield Rivals|
Hop is Leon’s younger brother and will become one of your rivals. He and you are neighbors, and you’ll begin your journeys on the same day. He aims to become Champion, just like his older brother did.
Source: Pokemon Official Site
|One of the Starter Pokemon||Dubwool||Corviknight|
|Postwick||Professor's House (Route 2)|
|Route 7||Route 9|
Bede is one of your rivals who is skilled at Pokémon battles and has the pride to match! He has joined the Gym Challenge, having received his endorsement from Rose, the chairman of the Galar Pokémon League. While he clearly is aiming to become Champion, he seems to have other objectives as well...
Quote: Pokemon Official Site
|Galar Mine No. 2||Stow-on-Side|
Marnie is one of your rivals who has a competitive side. Together with her partner Morpeko, she aims to become the Champion of the Galar region in order to accomplish a certain goal. She has many passionate fans, thanks to her sense of style and calm, calculated battle strategies.
Quote: Pokemon Official Site
|Toxicroak||Morpeko (Full-Belly Form)||Scrafty|
(On the way to the 3rd Gym)
|In front of Spikemuth|
|Story Walkthrough Guides|
|Sword and Shield||The Isle of Armor|
|Story Walkthrough Charts|
|Getting to the 1st Gym||Getting to the 2nd Gym|
|Getting to the 3rd Gym||Getting to the 4th Gym|
|Getting to the 5th Gym||Getting to the 6th Gym|
|Getting to the 7th Gym||Getting to the 8th Gym|
|Champion Cup Semifinals||Rose Tower|
|Champion Cup Finals||Getting to the Champion|
|Post Game Content and Walkthrough|
|Story Related Pages|
|Rival Battles||Gym Leader Battles|
|How to Beat Champion Leon|
|Galar Gym Challenge|
|List of Gym Challenges|
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