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Galar is the region where Pokémon Sword and Shield takes place. It will debut in Pokémon the Series: Sword & Shield.

Pokémon League

Gym Leaders

Name Settlement Type Signature Pokémon Badge
Milo
Milo
Turrfield Grass [[File:|50x50px]]
Grass Badge
Nessa
Nessa
Hulbury Water [[File:|50x50px]]
Water Badge
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Kabu
Motostoke Fire [[File:|50x50px]]
Fire Badge
Bea
Bea (Sword only)
Stow-on-Side (Sword only) Fighting [[File:|50x50px]]
Fighting Badge
Allister
Allister (Shield only)
Stow-on-Side (Shield only) Ghost [[File:|50x50px]]
Ghost Badge
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Opal
Ballonlea Fairy [[File:|50x50px]]
Fairy Badge
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Gordie (Sword only)
Circhester (Sword only) Rock [[File:|50x50px]]
Rock Badge
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Melonie (Shield only)
Circhester (Shield only) Ice [[File:|50x50px]]
Ice Badge
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Piers
Spikemuth Dark [[File:|50x50px]]
Dark Badge
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Raihan
Hammerlocke Dragon [[File:|50x50px]]
Dragon Badge

Champion Cup

Name Type Signature Pokémon
Marnie Dark Grimmsnarl
Hop Mix Inteleon (if player chose Grookey)
Rillaboom (if player chose Scorbunny)
Cinderace (if player chose Sobble)
Nessa Water Drednaw
Bea (Sword only) Fighting Machamp
Allister (Shield only) Ghost Gengar

Champion

Name Type Signature Pokémon
Leon (Pokemon Sword & Shield)
Leon
Mix 006
Charizard

Trivia

  • Galar is the first region not to feature the letter "o" in its name.
    • Galar is also the first region to have a Dark-type Gym and Gym Leader.
  • Galar is based on the United Kingdom.
  • Galar is the second region to be based on an European country, the first being Kalos.
  • Galar is one if not the biggest region so far in the Pokémon franchise.
  • Galar is the first region to not have traditional badges.
    • The names are now simply the Type used by the gym leader. Making Galar less creative with coming up with badge names, unlike Kanto, Johto, Hoenn, Sinnoh, Unova and Kalos.
  • Galar is the first region where trainers have to wear official/regulation uniforms when challenging gym leaders.
  • Gym Leader battles are public spectacles, with gyms now having stadiums for the battles.
    • The puzzles and challenges each gym has retained from previous games, though.
  • Galar's gym challenge bears similarity to the Heartland Carnival in the anime series, Yu-Gi-Oh Zexal.
    • Having to register to participate.
      • Previous regions in Pokemon do not have this necessity. Except in the anime, for participating in a Pokemon League
    • Collecting pieces of an emblem to gain entry into the final round.
      • In Zexal, it was collecting Heart Pieces.
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