Pokémon Sword and Shield Characters
Pokémon Sword and Shield Characters

Characters in Pokémon Sword & Shield

Starring Character (Main Character)

Gloria and Victor pokemon sword and shield
Gloria and Victor pokemon sword and shield

When starting your adventure, you’ll have the option to choose your player character’s appearance from one of eight different options — four male options and four female options. 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.

Bede – Gym Challenger

Bede - Gym Challenger
Bede – Gym Challenger

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.

Marnie – Gym Challenger

Marnie - Gym Challenger
Marnie – Gym Challenger

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.

Chairman Rose

Chairman Rose
Chairman Rose

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 – Rose’s Secretary

Oleana - Rose's Secretary
Oleana – Rose’s Secretary

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.

Professor Magnolia

Professor Magnolia
Professor Magnolia

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.

Sonia – The Professor’s Assistant

Sonia - The Professor's Assistant
Sonia – The Professor’s Assistant

Professor Magnolia’s granddaughter and Leon’s childhood friend, Sonia, help 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.

Hop – Rival and Neighbor

Hop - Rival and Neighbor
Hop – Rival and Neighbor

Hop, your neighbor, and rival begin 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.

Leon – Galar Champion

Leon - Galar Champion
Leon – Galar Champion

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.

Bea – Karate Prodigy

Bea - Karate Prodigy
Bea – Karate Prodigy

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.

Allister – Mystery Boy

Allister - Mystery Boy
Allister – Mystery Boy

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.

Nessa – Hulbury’s Raging Wave

Nessa - Hulbury's Raging Wave
Nessa – Hulbury’s Raging Wave

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.

Milo – Fighting Farmer

Milo - Fighting Farmer
Milo – Fighting Farmer

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.

Kabu – Motostoke’s Man of Fire

Kabu - Motostoke's Man of Fire
Kabu – Motostoke’s Man of Fire

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.

Gordie – Circhester’s Hard-Rock Crusher

Gordie - Circhester's Hard-Rock Crusher
Gordie – Circhester’s Hard-Rock Crusher

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.

Opal – Ballonlea’s Theatre Master

Opal - Ballonlea's Theatre Master
Opal – Ballonlea’s Theatre Master

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.

Raihan – Hammerlocke’s Dragon Tamer

Raihan - Hammerlocke's Dragon Tamer
Raihan – Hammerlocke’s Dragon Tamer

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.

Piers – Spikemuth’s Dark-type Master

Piers - Spikemuth's Dark-type Master
Piers – Spikemuth’s Dark-type Master

Even though Spikemuth does not have a Power Spot that will enable Pokemon to Dynamax, Piers cares deeply for his hometown. A master of Dark-type Pokemon, he is also passionate about singing and songwriting and is well-renowned for that.

Melony – Chichester’s Ice-cold Professional

Melony - Chichester's Ice-cold Professional
Melony – Chichester’s Ice-cold Professional

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.

Characters from Pokemon Sword and Shield ‘The Isle of Armor’

Peony – Mentor

Peony - Mentor
Peony – Mentor

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.

Mustard – Mentor

Mustard - Mentor
Mustard – Mentor

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 on the Isle of Armor.

Avery – Rival

Avery - Rival
Avery – Rival

Avery, the Psychic-type user, appears in the Isle of Armor, which will be available in the Pokemon Shield Expansion Pass.

Klara – Rival

Klara - Rival
Klara – Rival

Klara, the Poison-type user, appears in the Isle of Armor, which will be available in the Pokemon Sword Expansion Pass.

Teams from Pokemon Sword and Shield

Team Yell

Team Yell
Team Yell

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.

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