Leon

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For the character of the day from Beheeyem, Duosion, and the Dream Thief!, see Leon (BW045). For the Pokémon with the Japanese nickname of Leon, see Sparky.
Leon
ダンデ Dande
Sword Shield Leon.png
Artwork from Sword and Shield
Gender Male
Eye color Yellow
Hair color Purple
Hometown Postwick
Region Galar
Relatives Unnamed mother, Hop (brother)
Trainer class Champion, Pokémon Trainer
Generation VIII
Games Sword and Shield
Champion of Wyndon Stadium

Leon (Japanese: ダンデ Dande) is the Champion of the Galar region's Pokémon League in Pokémon Sword and Shield.

In the games

In the English versions of the games, Hop refers to Leon by the nickname Lee. In all other languages, he is merely referred to as "older brother" or "brother".

Pokémon

Pokémon Sword and Shield

Capture tutorial (optional)


Caught in tutorial
831Wooloo.png
Type:
Normal Unknown
Ability:
Unknown
Held item:
None.png None None.png
Wooloo Lv.7
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Championship Match

Grookey If the player chose Grookey:



Scorbunny If the player chose Scorbunny:



Sobble If the player chose Sobble:



Battle Tower
Main article: Battle Tower (Galar) → Leon
Championship Tournament
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Given to new Trainers

Leon gives the player and Hop their choice of the following starter Pokémon in Postwick.

810Grookey.png
Type:
Grass Unknown
Ability:
Overgrow
Held item:
None.png None None.png
Grookey/ Lv.5
Scratch
Normal Physical
Growl
Normal Status
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813Scorbunny.png
Type:
Fire Unknown
Ability:
Blaze
Held item:
None.png None None.png
Scorbunny/ Lv.5
Tackle
Normal Physical
Growl
Normal Status
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816Sobble.png
Type:
Water Unknown
Ability:
Torrent
Held item:
None.png None None.png
Sobble Lv.5
Pound
Normal Physical
Growl
Normal Status
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Artwork

Sword Shield Leon and Charizard artwork.png League Card Leon.png League Card Leon rare.png
Key artwork of Leon and his Charizard
in Sword and Shield
Leon's League Card in
Sword and Shield
Leon's rare League card in
Sword and Shield

Trivia

  • Leon's League Number is "1", making him the only NPC with a League Number not using all three available digits.

Names

Language Name Origin
Japanese ダンデ Dande From dandelion
English Leon From dandelion
French Tarak From Taraxacum, the dandelion genus
German Delion From dandelion
Italian Dandel From dandelion
Spanish Lionel From dandelion
Korean 단델 Dandel From dandelion
Chinese (Mandarin) 丹帝 Dāndì Transliteration of his Japanese name. Contains 帝 (emperor)
Chinese (Cantonese) 丹帝 Dāandai Transliteration of his Japanese name. Contains 帝 dai (emperor)
Russian Леон Leon Transcription of his English name

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Capture tutors
Old manPrimoDudeEthan/LyraWallyLucas/DawnProfessor JuniperBiancaCalem/SerenaProfessor KukuiLeon


Non-player characters in the core series games
Galar Professor MagnoliaMumHopBedeMarnieSoniaLeonSordwardShielbertBall Guy
Team YellMacro CosmosDanGym Leaders

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