Pokemon Sword and Shield - Confirmed Characters

Nintendo's latest Pokemon Direct livestream event showcased a characters confirmed for Pokemon Sword and Shield. It will be released on November 15, 2019.

Pokemon Sword and Shield Confirmed Characters

Characters in the Pokemon Direct Trailer

Nintendo’s Pokemon Direct livestream event on June 6 revealed some major and supporting characters that will appear in Pokemon Sword and Shield. The game is scheduled for release on November 15, 2019.

Named Characters

Leon

Pokemon Sword and Shield Leon

Known as “the greatest Trainer in all of Galar,” Leon is the undefeated champion of the region. His prowess in Pokemon battles coupled with his shining personality have earned him the admiration of trainers across the land. He is the older brother of Hop, the player’s rival. Leon is also the childhood friend of Professor Magnolia’s granddaughter Sonia.

Pokemon Sword and Shield Leon

Leon’s outfit is the standard attire that trainers from the Galar region wear during official Pokemon battles, though his features a red cape to establish his status as the “king” of Pokemon trainers. His hat also has gold markings that visibly appear like a crown.

Pokemon Sword and Shield Leon

Leon was frequently seen with a Charizard in the trailer, likely one of the Pokemon he will use when the player battles him in the Pokemon League.

Hop

Pokemon Sword and Shield Hop

Hop is the younger brother of Leon and is the player’s rival. He begins his journey on the same day as the player to become a champion Pokemon trainer like his older brother.

Pokemon Sword and Shield Hop

Hop wears a blue denim jacket and black pants, dressing more casually than his famous brother.

Pokemon Sword and Shield Hop

The trailer showed Hop sending out a Sobble in battle, though it is yet to be confirmed what starter Pokemon he will actually choose at the beginning of his journey.

Professor Magnolia

Pokemon Sword and Shield Hop

The Galar region’s leading authority in Pokemon research, Professor Magnolia specializes in the study of the mysterious Dynamax phenomenon. She lives with her granddaughter and lab assistant Sonia, who she sends on special assignments.

Pokemon Sword and Shield Hop

Professor Magnolia wears a lab coat over her yellow dress. She walks around with a cane embellished with the likeness of what might be a pre-evolution of Corviknight on the handle.

Sonia

Pokemon Sword and Shield Sonia

Sonia is Professor Magnolia’s granddaughter and research assistant, traveling across the Galar region on special assignments from the professor. Despite her youth, she has a vast knowledge of Pokemon that she shares with the player. She and the current league Champion Leon have been friends since childhood.

Pokemon Sword and Shield Sonia

Sonia’s outfit consists of a brown coat and light blue pants. She seems to have a fondness for hearts, as several of them can be seen in her hair, on her shoes, and on her bag.

Milo

Pokemon Sword and Shield Milo

Milo is a gym leader who favors grass-type Pokemon. He has a broad physique and a kind heart. Milo believes in enjoying Pokemon battles and is well-liked by other trainers from his gym.

Pokemon Sword and Shield Milo

Milo wears the standard attire for official Pokemon battles, though his is dominantly green to imply his specialty in grass Pokemon. He wears a green scarf and a wide agriculturist hat.

Pokemon Sword and Shield Milo

Milo was seen using a Dynamaxed Eldegoss against the player in the trailer, which may be his strongest Pokemon.

Enemy Trainers

Several enemy trainers were shown in the trailer, encountered by the player at various locations on their journey.

Pokemon Sword and Shield Enemy Trainers

A male trainer wearing overalls and a cap challenged the player as she walked on the road toward Milo’s gym. The enemy trainer’s design looks similar to a breeder.

Pokemon Sword and Shield Enemy Trainers

A female trainer, presumably a cool trainer, beauty, or school teacher, was seen near a signpost on the road.

Pokemon Sword and Shield Enemy Trainers

A miner was encountered in the mines as the player walked along the railroad path.

Pokemon Sword and Shield Enemy Trainers

A black belt was the last enemy trainer shown and appeared to challenge the player in an icy location.

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