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From your perspective, it must seem that I am doing something terrible. I don't expect you to understand. But I must provide the Galar region with limitless energy to ensure everlasting prosperity. It is my purpose, my duty, my destiny!

–Rose beginning to explain his motives, Pokémon Sword and Shield

Chairman Rose is a character that was introduced in Generation VIII. He is the chairman of the Galar Pokémon League, the main antagonist of Pokémon Sword and Shield, and the president of the Galar base organization Macro Cosmos.


Concept artwork of Chairman Rose.

Chairman Rose is a tall and handsome tan-skinned man with black hair, green eyes, and neatly trimmed facial hair. Despite his svelte appearance, he also has a round, portly belly (although it's barely visible when he wears his regular attire). Clothing-wise, Rose has one ear pierced and usually wears a sharp gray business suit, as befits his status and wealth. His suit consists of a gray vest with numerous black buttons, a gray overcoat with a single gold button, a white shirt, and a red tie. He also wears classy gray pants that match his suit, along with a gold and black belt, pointed red and black shoes, and a gold watch.

However, when Rose is "undercover", he wears an outfit that clashes with his suave appearance (and altogether does a very poor job of disguising him). His undercover outfit consists of black sunglasses, a black hat with Rose Tower's symbol on it, a white long-sleeved sweater, and blue-green shorts with white polka dots all over them.


While Rose is friendly, well-meaning, and charming, he is also extremely impatient, reckless, and prone to making foolish decisions. During the events of the games, he almost destroys the entire Galar region because he is unable to wait a single day for an event that will happen a thousand years in the future. While he is well-meaning, does what he thinks is best for everyone, and eventually does change his ways, he is short-sighted and unable to see the long-term consequences of his actions until it is too late. After Eternatus is subdued, he gives Macro Cosmos to Leon and turns himself in, either because he sees himself as a criminal or seeks psychological help.


According to Oleana, Chairman Rose once worked in a coal mine many years before founding Macro Cosmos. He later became the then runner-up of the Pokémon League and earned his fame.

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League Card entries

Regular League Card

Mr. Rose is in fact a talented Trainer, coming in second place for a past Champion Cup. As the chairman of the Pokémon League, and as the president of a large business conglomerate, he is truly a hero to the Galar region, working tirelessly to ensure its prosperity. His thoughts and words don't always match, and thus many say it's hard to tell what he's talking about. In fact, it is said that only his secretary can tell what his true intent is.
(NOTE: The above text was submitted by his secretary.)

Rare League Card

Chairman Rose is a dedicated philanthropist who spent much of his own time and money researching the ancient disaster known as the Darkest Day, all in order to solve Galar's energy issues. He firmly believes that actions speak louder than words and will often make decisions without revealing his thinking to others. For better or for worse, it is this style of leadership that has allowed the Macro Cosmos conglomerate to grow to where it is today.
(NOTE: The above text was submitted by his secretary.)

Other appearances


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  • Rose's name has a double meaning. The meaning comes from the Tudor Rose (a symbol of England) and/or the expression "every rose has its thorns," meaning that even good people and things can have negative or unpleasant aspects. In this case, Chairman Rose's "thorns" are his extreme and risky solution to Galar's upcoming energy crisis. In addition, Rose has a Ferrothorn, a Pokémon with literal thorns. Some people speculate that his name is originated from Cecil Rhodes, British politician who was in charge of conquering Africa.
  • Oleana hints that he has a habit of playing mini-games.
  • He is the first in-game character to have his name appeared in a Pokédex entry.
  • While in Pokemon Sun and Moon Lusamine played a support role unlike her game counterpart. While Chairman Rose is played the opposite, In game is a supporting character while in the anime he is an antagonist. Unlike his game counterpart where he turns himself in, his anime counterpart is still at large with Leon trying to find him.