Gloria (game)

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Gloria
ユウリ Yuuri
Sword Shield Gloria.png
Official artwork from Pokémon Sword and Shield
Gender Female
Eye color Brown*, Light blue*, Gray*
Hair color Brown*, Blond*, Black*
Hometown Postwick
Region Galar
Relatives Unnamed mother and father
Trainer class Pokémon Trainer, player character
Generation VIII
Games Sword and Shield, Masters EX
Game animation debut Sky
English voice actor Unknown
Japanese voice actor Yūna Ogata (Pokémon: Twilight Wings)
Eri Yukimura[1] (Masters EX)
Manga counterpart(s) Shirudomiria Tate

Gloria (Japanese: ユウリ Yuuri) is the female player character in Pokémon Sword and Shield. Her male counterpart is Victor.

In the core series games

In Pokémon Sword and Shield

Gloria is a young girl who lives with her mother in the town of Postwick in the Galar region. One day, her friend Hop invites her to meet his big brother Leon, the Champion of the Galar League, so that they both can receive a starter Pokémon from him. After also receiving an endorsement from Leon later on, as well as obtaining a Dynamax Band from Professor Magnolia, each of them sets out on their Gym Challenge, collecting eight Badges from Gym Leaders across the region, while also dealing with the troublesome actions of Team Yell along the way. During her Gym Challenge, she also develops a rivalry with Bede, a pretentious boy endorsed by the Chairman of the of the Galar Leauge, Rose, and Marnie, a quiet young girl from the rough streets of Spikemuth.

Gloria eventually collects the eight required Badges and travels to Wyndon, the biggest city in Galar and the setting of the Champion Cup, where she competes for the right to challenge Leon. Gloria wins the tournament, but her battle with Leon is interrupted before it can even begin by the actions of the Galar League Chairman Rose, who has awakened a Pokémon known as Eternatus and brought about an event called the Darkest Day, which Galar had previously experienced thousands of years ago. Gloria teams up with Hop and the Legendary Pokémon Zacian and Zamazenta to defeat Eternatus, before catching it and ending the second Darkest Day. She then proceeds to battle Leon and defeat him, ending his career as the undefeated Champion of Galar and making Gloria the new Champion.

Later, Gloria and Hop are forced to deal with a group of rampaging Dynamax Pokémon let loose by a pair of rich brothers named Sordward and Shielbert, who are trying to reinstate the monarchy of Galar and denigrate Zacian and Zamazenta. Eventually, the brothers' plans are stopped, and both Gloria and Hop end up catching one of the two Legendary Pokémon.

In The Isle of Armor

Sometime during her journey, Gloria travels to the Isle of Armor, where she meets a new rival, KlaraSw/AverySh, and is taken under the wing of former Champion Mustard as a student of his Dojo. Gloria competes in a series of trials with her new rival, eventually defeating them in a final battle, earning them the right to inheirit the Dojo's "secret armor", the Legendary Pokémon Kubfu. After growing close with her new Pokémon, Gloria and Kubfu challenge one of the Towers of Two Fists, culimating in a battle between Master Mustard and his own Kubfu. The two are successful, and Kubfu learns the secret of the tower, allowing it to evolve into Single Strike or Rapid Strike Style Urshifu.

After resolving the incident with Sordward and Shielbert, Gloria returns to the dojo, where she finds Hop conducting research on Sonia's behalf. Mustard tells her that Urshifu hates the taste of Max Soup, so, in order for it to unlock its Gigantamax potential, a special ingredient is needed to make it drink the Max Soup. He doesn't reveal what this ingredient is, though, and leaves it to the duo to figure it out on their own. After a few bad guesses, Gloria and Hop travel to Honeycalm Island, where Gloria gets thrusted into a Max Raid Battle against a Dynamax Vespiquen. After defeating it, she finds the missing ingredient; Max Honey. Upon returning to the dojo, Mustard informs Gloria that he wants to battle her in a no-holds-barred battle, where he uses his full power. In the battle, Mustard uses his own Gigantamax Urshifu. After being defeated, Mustard declares that he has nothing more to teach her.

In The Crown Tundra

Sometime during her journey, Gloria travels to the Crown Tundra, where she meets the retired Champion Peony, who recuits her as the leader of his exploration team, and tasks her with investigating three mysteries surrounding the tundra. In the first mystery, Gloria meets Calyrex, the former king of the Crown Tundra, and helps it reunite with its steed, Glastrier or Spectrier (as chosen by the player). In the second mystery, she investigates ruins scattered around the tundra, encountering and catching the legendary titans. In the third mystery, Gloria pursues the Galarian legendary birds across Galar. Upon solving these mysteries, Gloria finds a note describing a fourth mystery that Peony does not recall writing. Upon bringing it to the Max Lair, she learns about Ultra Beasts and Necrozma, and is eventually able to catch Necrozma in a Dynamax Adventure.

Sometime after the events of the Sordward and Shielbert incident, The Isle of Armor, and The Crown Tundra, Gloria receives a call from Leon, receiving an invitation to a new type of competition called the Galarian Star Tournament at Wyndon Stadium. Gloria partners with Hop or Marnie in the inaugural Multi Battle tournament, and emerge victorious after defeating Leon and Raihan (if her partner is Hop) or Raihan and Piers (if her partner is Marnie), in the finals.

In spin-off games

Pokémon Masters EX

Main article: Gloria (Masters)

Artwork

Sword Shield Gloria Gym Challenge Uniform.png Sword Shield Gloria Isle of Armor.png Sword Shield Gloria Crown Tundra.png
Artwork of Gloria in her
Gym uniform
Artwork of Gloria from
"The Isle of Armor" expansion
Artwork of Gloria from
"The Crown Tundra" expansion
Gloria Sobble Ariga artwork.png Gloria Sobble Pokémon Center Trainer artwork.png Gloria Sobble Pokémon Center Trainer artwork 2.png
Gloria and Sobble concept artwork by
Hitoshi Ariga for Kotobukiya ArtFx J figurines
Artwork of Gloria and Sobble
for the Pokémon Center Pokémon Trainers merchandise line
Artwork of Gloria and Sobble
for the Pokémon Center Pokémon Trainers merchandise line

Sprites

SwSh Prerelease player selection.png
Choosing the player's appearance
at the beginning of Sword and Shield

Quotes

Main article: Gloria (game)/Quotes

Counterparts

Gloria's Pokémon Adventures counterpart, Shirudomiria Tate

In the anime

Pokémon: Twilight Wings

Gloria appeared in the post-credits scene of Sky, alongside Victor. They requested a Flying Taxi to take them somewhere.

GOTCHA!

Gloria briefly appeared in GOTCHA!.

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

Main article: Shirudomiria Tate

Gloria's counterpart in Pokémon Adventures is Shirudomiria Tate. She is a hyperactive girl who researches Dynamax alongside Professor Magnolia and is trying to find the Pokémon she lost a year before.

Trivia

  • Even though the player can choose the player character's uniform number, official artwork depicts their uniform number as "227", which can be read in Japanese as goroawase for 無事な bujina, meaning "safely". It also could be a reference to February 27, the release date of Pokémon Red and Green.
  • Pre-release media referred to Gloria as both "Gloria" and "Shield" (Japanese: シールド Shield).

Names

Language Name Origin
Japanese ユウリ Yuuri From 優 (excellent). Forms a pun of 優勝 yūshō (championship) and 勝利 shōri (victory) with the 勝る masaru of マサル Masaru (Victor)
English, German, Spanish,
French, Italian
Gloria From glory
Korean 우리 Uri From 우 (優) u (excellent). Forms a pun of 우승 (優勝) useung (championship) and 승리 (勝利) seungni (victory) with 승재 Seungjae (Victor)
Chinese (Mandarin) 小優 / 小优 Xiǎo Yōu From 優 / 优 yōu / yāu (excellent). Forms the phrase 優勝 / 优胜 yōushèng / yāusīng (championship) with 小勝 / 小胜 Xiǎo Shèng / Síu Sīng (Victor)
Chinese (Cantonese) 小優 Síu Yāu


References


Core series: RedLeafEthanKrisLyraBrendanMay
LucasDawnHilbertHildaNateRosaCalemSerena
ElioSeleneChaseElaineVictorGloria
Side series: WesMichaelNateCyndy
Spin-off games: MarkMintTodd SnapLucy Fleetfoot
LunickSolanaKellynKateBenSummer
HeroHeroineTim GoodmanScottieBettie


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