This page lists all the characters you will meet, including newly-announced characters in the game Pokemon Sword and Shield.
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The story starts with you as the hero of the story. You can select and customize your character based on the main characters, Gloria and Victor.
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Leon is the undefeated Champion in the Galar region, after taking part in the Gym Challenge at the age of 10!
With his partner, Charizard, he goes all-out, never losing a battle.
He is loved by the people of Galar and is called the Greatest Trainer in Galar.
Hop, your neighbor and rival, begins a new journey as a Pokemon Trainer with you.
He looks up to his older brother, Leon, watching all his Pokemon battles on the television. Now endorsed by him, he aims to beat him, with the hopes of becoming Champion.
The esteemed professor of Galar, Professor Magnolia, will help you on your journey as a Pokemon Trainer.
Her biggest and most important research as of the moment is the Dynamax phenomenon.
Professor Magnolia's granddaughter and Leon's childhood friend, Sonia, helps with the research on Dynamax, as well as the legend of the hero with the sword and shield.
You will meet Sonia many times in the game as she will give you advice on your adventure.
Rose is the chairman of the Pokemon League, and president of a large corporation.
He has made heavy contributions to the Galar region including the implementation of the famous Dynamaxing in Gym Battles.
Oleana is Rose's secretary, and the vice president of Rose's company. She is calm and collected but does the heavy-lifting of running the company.
Bede, a Gym Challenger endorsed by Chairman Rose himself, will become one of your rivals in achieving the title of Galar Champion.
He holds pride in himself and will not let anyone stand in his way.
Another Gym Challenger, Marnie, aims to become Galar Champion, as she wishes to restore life into her hometown, fighting battles with her partner, Morpeko.
Because of her calm and collected fighting style, she has gained many loyal fans.
Born as the son of farmers, Milo grew close to grass-Type Pokemon and trained at a young age.
Because of his kind heart, he has difficulties going all-out on weaker Gym Challengers.
Nessa grew up around Water-type Pokemon as her father was a fisher and her mother works in the market. She worked hard and is now the pride of Hulbury.
She is also Sonia's close friend. She also claims to be Milo's rival.
Kabu is a master of Fire-type Pokemon who was invited from the region of Hoenn.
He once came close to becoming League Champion. He is motivated to keep learning and training for as long as he lives.
Bea trained vigorously with Pokemon at a young age and is now Stow-on-Side's Gym Leader.
She is always seen to have a calm and serious face, but the truth is she does not want to show weakness.
Bea is exclusive to Pokemon Sword.
This mysterious Pokemon Trainer took the role of Gym Leader at a young age. Nobody has ever seen his face as he has never removed his mask in public.
He claims to have the ability to see deceased Ghost-type Pokemon after an accident he had when he was four.
Allister is exclusive to Pokemon Shield.
After taking the role of Gym Leader for 70 years after her mother, Opal is now looking for a worthy Trainer to replace her.
She is the oldest Gym Leader in Galar and is called “the wizard” because of her techniques in battle.
Rock-type Pokemon are seen to be rough and relentless, but Gordie's fighting style is refined and graceful.
He is a rising star and many suspect that he will become the next League Champion.
Gordie is exclusive to Pokemon Sword.
A stoic and powerful Gym Leader, many Gym Challengers have difficulty getting the Circhester badge from Melony.
Because of her strict coaching, it is guaranteed that the Gym Trainers under her are strong as well.
Melony is exclusive to Pokemon Sword.
A master of Dark-type Pokemon, he is also passionate about singing and songwriting and is well-renowned for that.
The strongest of all Gym Leaders, Raihan uses weather effects to control the stage. He could also easily become Galar's Champion, but defeating Leon is more important to him.
Aside from being the tamer of dragons, he also loves taking selfies.
As with all other Pokemon games, the game would not be complete without a villainous team.
Team Yell is Marnie's fan group, sabotaging all other Gym Challengers so Marnie can become Champion of the Galar Pokemon League.
Mustard, who was also previously a Champion, now runs the Pokemon Dojo. He was also the mentor of Champion Leon.
He will help you with your new adventure in the Isle of Armor.
Klara, the Poison-type user, appears in the Isle of Armor, which will be available in the Pokemon Sword Expansion Pass.
Avery, the Psychic-type user, appears in the Isle of Armor, which will be available in the Pokemon Shield Expansion Pass.
Peony is a man that you will encounter upon arriving in The Crown Tundra. He is planning to start his adven-tours (adventure) with his daughter Peonia to find the truth behind the Legendary Pokemon in The Crown Tundra. He is not good at listening and draws plenty of attention, though he is a loving father to his daughter, Peonia.
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