Opal is the former Gym Leader of Ballonlea and a user of fairy-type Pokémon.


She is a wrinkled 88-year old lady who wears mostly pink/cyan clothing.


Opal loves seeing the color pink and will stop at nothing to find an apprentice. She can be rather forceful in that respect, since she will insist on having that person do what she wants regardless of their stand on the matter.

She has a penchant of deliberately giving out tricky quizzes as well, claiming that they can make people reveal their true colors in a pinch. Many speculate however, that she does so merely out of spite.



70 years prior, Opal became the Gym Leader of Ballonlea, taking over from her mother. But now in her elderly years, she feels that she has reached her limits and decides to find herself an apprentice. To this end, her Gym Challenge takes the form of an audition.

Though worthy challengers usually pass the battle parts to meet her in the stadium, Opal is also secretly judging their potential to become the next Ballonlea Gym Leader by the amount of "pink" they possess, based not only on appearance, personality or Pokemon, but by another personal standard that she never discloses outright. Her records backstage are filled to the brim with papers of challengers who got through the battle part but failed the audition, including those of Leon and Sonia, suggesting that she has been conducting this Gym Challenge format for a long time with no prospective candidate in sight.

As per the events of Pokémon Sword and Shield, she was still searching for an apprentice to take over her gym. After the player defeats her, she asks him/her to accompany her to Motostoke. Inadvertently running into Bede, Opal is impressed by his pink quotient and immediately takes him under her wing.

During the post-game events, Bede has completely assumed the role of Ballonlea Gym Leader, with Opal usually by his side as an adviser.


Weezing Galarian SS
 Type Poison Type Fairy 
Mawile XY
 Type Steel Type Fairy 
Togekiss XY
 Type Fairy Type Flying 
Alcremie Vanilla Cream Strawberry SS
 Type Fairy 
Lv. 36 Lv. 36 Lv. 37 Lv. 38 Lv. ? - Lv. ? -
Ability: Levitate Ability: Intimidate Ability: Ability: Sweet Veil Ability: Unknown Ability: Unknown
Item: None Item: None Item: None Item: None Item: ? Item: ?
Sludge Draining Kiss Air Slash Draining Kiss - -
Fairy Wind Crunch Draining Kiss Acid Armor - -
Tackle Iron Defense Ancient Power Sweet Kiss - -
- Astonish - - - -


  • Though she judges trainers by the amount of pink they have, her favorite color is purple.
  • Her outfit somewhat resembles Hatterene.
  • Opal is the oldest Gym Leader in the series, being 88 years old.


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