Galar is the region where Pokémon Sword and Shield takes place. It debut in Pokémon the Series: Sword & Shield.
Cities and towns
- Wild Area
- Slumbering Weald
- Galar Mine
- Galar Mine No. 2
- Motostoke Outskirts
- Glimwood Tangle
- Route 9 Tunnel
- Rose Tower/Battle Tower
- Energy Plant
- Isle of Armor
- Crown Tundra
Flapple (rematches, Sword only)
Appletun (rematches, Shield only)
Bea (Sword only)
|Stow-on-Side (Sword only)||Fighting|
Allister (Shield only)
|Stow-on-Side (Shield only)||Ghost|
Gordie (Sword only)
|Circhester (Sword only)||Rock|
Melony (Shield only)
|Circhester (Shield only)||Ice|
Inteleon (if the player character chooses Grookey)
Rillaboom (if the player character chooses Scorbunny)
Cinderace (if the player character chooses Sobble)
Bea (Finals; Sword only)
Allister (Finals; Shield only)
- Galar is the first core series region:
- To not have an "o" in its English name.
- To not have an Elite Four.
- Because of this, the Galar Pokémon League only have the Champion Cup, where the player character only battle the rivals, three of the eight Gym leaders, in the Semi-Finals and Finals receptively and battle the Champion in championship match.
- To contain no settlements that end in "Town" or "City" in their English names.
- To introduce no Mythical Pokémon at the time of its release.
- To contain a single landmass the map of which does not fit on the screen. Previous regions with multiple maps either contained or were archipelagos.
- Galar is based on the United Kingdom.
- Like Kalos, Galar is based on an European country.
- Galar is one, if not the biggest, region so far in the Pokémon franchise.
- Much like Johto, Galar region does not have an Electric-type Gym Leader or other notable specialists.
- Galar is the first region to have a Dark-type Gym and Gym Leader.
- Galar is the first region to not have traditional badges. The names are now simply the Type used by the Gym Leader.
- Galar is the first region where trainers have to wear official/regulation uniforms when challenging gym leaders.
- Galar has the fewest numbered routes of any core series region, with ten.
- 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.
- Collecting pieces of an emblem to gain entry into the final round.
- This region is rumored to be connected to the Kalos region.
Axew's Eye · Bridge Field · Dappled Grove · Dusty Bowl · East Lake Axewell · Giant's Cap · Giant's Mirror · Giant's Seat · Hammerlocke Hills · Lake of Outrage · Meetup Spot · Motostoke Riverbank · North Lake Miloch · Rolling Fields · South Lake Miloch · Stony Wilderness · Watchtower Ruins · West Lake Axewell
|Kanto (Sevii Islands) · Johto · Hoenn · Sinnoh (Battle Zone) · Unova · Kalos · Alola · Galar (Isle of Armor · Crown Tundra)|
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