Henry Sword

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Henry Sword
剣創人 Sōdo Tsurugi
Henry Adventures.png
Gender Male
Birthday December 1
Eye color Brown
Hair color Brown
Hometown Unknown
Region Galar
Relatives Father (deceased)
Trainer class Trainer
Game counterpart Victor

Henry Sword (Japanese: 剣創人 Sōdo Tsurugi) is a main character in Pokémon Adventures.


Henry is an assistant to Professor Magnolia, helping her research the Dynamax phenomenon. He is often referred to as (Japanese: そーちゃん Sō-chan) by Casey and Professor Magnolia.

Henry was born to a family of swordsmiths and was taught how to repair weapons. He used this knowledge to become a (Japanese: 身具職人 Tool Meister), where he repairs various objects Pokémon use in battle, such as his Lancelot's leek lance or his Twiggy's sticks.



One year prior to the Sword & Shield chapter, Henry and Casey first met at the entrance of the Slumbering Weald. Despite it being forbidden to enter, they went inside to obtain a Wishing Star Casey spotted falling into the forest. They found two Wishing Stars, with Casey taking one for herself and giving the other to Henry as thanks for his help. Henry and Casey then found themselves surrounded by the Legendary Pokémon Zacian and Zamazenta. Realizing the two Pokémon were merely illusions, Henry and Casey passed through them, only to be knocked unconscious by a bright flash of light. After coming to, Henry discovered the Rusted Sword and Shield he was looking for had disappeared. Casey was distraught to find that her Pokémon had gone missing. After a failed search attempt, Henry and Casey decided the only way to find Casey's missing team members was to enter the Gym Challenge, hoping to use their fame to spread the word about the missing Pokémon.

Sword & Shield chapter

Henry repairing a tool

Henry debuted in Wow!! That's One Big Pokémon. He was first seen rescuing a young boy named Marvin from falling off a cliff. Later, Marvin was taken to Henry by Casey in order to properly thank him for saving his life earlier. After a brief introduction, Casey offered to let Marvin participate in a Dynamax simulation with her and Henry. Together, they fought and defeated a Dynamax Pangoro hologram, giving Marvin the confidence to set out on a Pokémon journey. Having received approval from his parents, Marvin joined the others on their quest to study Dynamax. Later, everyone found Leon on the outskirts of Wedgehurst, trying to move a large flock of Wooloo off of some train tracks. Henry and Casey stepped in to help, driving off an Obstagoon that was terrorizing the Wooloo. After introducing themselves, Leon left to appear on a television program in Motostoke. To Marvin's surprise, Henry and Casey revealed they helped Leon hoping that their efforts would leave enough of an impression that he'd give them an endorsement for the Gym Challenge.

Henry in his Gym Challenge uniform

In Chomp!! Defeat Drednaw, a trio of wild Drednaw attacked Magnolia's trailer house. In order to battle the Bite Pokémon, Henry and Casey each received a Rotom Phone with a Pokédex function installed, officially making them both Pokédex holders. With some assistance from Sobble, the Drednaw were defeated. Afterwards, Professor Magnolia suggested Marvin keep Sobble, which he happily accepted.

In Zap!! A Rising Beam of Light, Henry and the others arrived in the Wild Area. While they traveled, Casey was delivered a package that contained Gym Challenge uniforms for her and Henry. When a pair of Team Yell Grunts tried to destroy the uniforms, Henry and Casey pushed them into a Pokémon Den, forcing the four to team up in a Max Raid Battle against the wild Gurdurr that lurked inside. Eventually, the Gurdurr was defeated and caught by Henry, but the Grunts' Pokémon were knocked out during the battle, forcing them to flee.

In PASS06, Henry and Casey registered for the Gym Challenge in Motostoke. The group encountered Sonia, a researcher and Magnolia's granddaughter. When the trailer car broke down, Magnolia asked the others to research the geoglyph in Turffield in her place. Along the way, on Route 3, Henry and the others met Hop, Bede, and Marnie, a trio of Gym Challengers. They were unable to progress due to a large boulder blocking the entrance to Galar Mine. After Casey and the others moved the boulder and went ahead, Henry stayed behind to talk with Bede. Henry pointed out Bede was trying to protect the boulder and speculated his goal was to obtain Wishing Stars that could be found inside the mine. Later, the others gathered at Turffield Stadium, where they watched Henry face Milo in a Gym battle and won. Once Casey won her match, she, Henry, and Marvin prepared to head off to the next Gym in Hulbury.

In PASS08, Henry trained with Marvin in Hulbury to prepare for his upcoming Gym battle. Though Marvin eventually called the battle off, Twiggy gained enough experience to evolve into a Thwackey. Shortly afterwards, Henry and Marvin encountered Rose, who revealed that Hulbury's Gym Leader Nessa also worked as a model. Later, everyone went to Hulbury Stadium, where Henry faced Nessa in a Gym battle. Despite the power of Nessa's Gigantamax Drednaw, it lost to Twiggy after it Dynamaxed, making Henry the winner. Afterwards, Henry and Sonia had dinner with Rose at the Captain's Table restaurant. Noting Sonia's study of the Dynamax phenomenon, Rose invited her to investigate the vault in Hammerlocke.

In PASS10, Henry was confronted by Bede, who had been infuriated after learning of Henry's dinner with Rose. Wanting Henry to retire from the Gym Challenge, Bede challenged him to a battle but lost. Despite this, Bede revealed the reason he was collecting Wishing Stars was to help Rose.

In PASS12, after completing the third Gym, Henry used his newly-obtained Rotom Bike to head to Hammerlocke. Upon arriving, he was greeted by Raihan, the Hammerlocke Gym Leader, and challenged to a battle that ended in Raihan's victory. They went to the vault, only to find Sonia under attack by a wild Oranguru. Noticing that Oranguru was angered after Sonia accidentally stepped on its fan, Henry had his and Raihan's Pokémon keep Oranguru busy, allowing him to fix the fan. Calmed down, the Sage Pokémon thanked Henry and joined his team, where it was nicknamed Gunbain. Henry and Sonia entered the vault, where they found tapestries depicting two heroes involved in the Darkest Day instead of the singular hero portrayed on the statue in the Budew Drop Inn.

In PASS13, after reuniting with the others, Henry traveled to Stow-on-Side, where he fought Allister in a Gym battle. While he went up against Allister's Gigantamax Gengar, Henry heard the voice of his deceased father and swordsmith master, giving him the determination to win. Later, after arriving in Ballonlea, Henry prepared to face Opal, but wasn't allowed onto the field until he answered one of her quizzes. After giving an answer, Henry was forced to wait for his turn while Hop battled Opal first. In the meantime, Henry trained with Marvin's newly-evolved Sniffler to devise a strategy against Opal's Gigantamax Alcremie. The training proved successful, allowing Henry to defeat Opal.

In PASS18, Casey was defeated by Opal and eliminated from the Gym Challenge. Henry promised to help keep the public informed of Casey's missing team members. They traveled to Route 9 Tunnel, where people had reported seeing Pokémon Dynamaxing despite it not being a Power Spot. They found several Trainers attacking a wild Dracovish, but Marvin saved it by catching Dracovish and escaping with the others. Upon arriving at Circhester, the group encountered the Gym Leader Melony, who requested that Henry repair an ice cane tool belonging to her Mr. Rime.

In PASS19, a group of Eiscue stole the cane and Mr. Rime's Poké Ball. The Ice-type Pokémon in the area were fans of Mr. Rime, who used to put on performances for them. After reuniting with her Eiscue, Peta, Casey kept the other Pokémon at bay while Henry fixed the cane. When Henry later told Melony the repairs weren't fully completed, she allowed him to keep Mr. Rime, who had taken a liking to Henry. Afterward, Sonia took everyone to the Bob's Your Uncle restaurant, where a fifth tapestry was being held. She speculated it was thrown away to keep a piece of Galar's history out of public knowledge. Upon examining the tapestries, Casey regained some memories of the Slumbering Weald incident. She told Henry the culprits who stole her Pokémon and the Rusted Sword and Shield were a couple of celebrities.

Later, Sonia informed Henry's group that she uncovered information on the thieves that stole Casey's Pokémon. While they waited around Spikemuth for Sonia to arrive, the trailer car was attacked by a Golisopod and Bronzong belonging to Sordward and Shielbert. Casey recognized the brothers' voices as the masterminds behind the theft of her Pokémon and the Rusted Sword and Shield. Still in possession of Casey's Mega and Giga, Sordward and Shielbert agreed to return Casey's Pokémon if she agreed to return a device to them. They were interrupted by the arrival of Piers, who was holding the device they were looking for.


Henry nicknames his Pokémon by taking the name of the tool they wield and adding the suffix "-n" to the end of it. In the English translations, they are given names relating to their tools.

On hand

Main article: Lancelot

Lancelot (Japanese: ランスン Ransun) is Henry's first known Pokémon. He has been with Henry since he was a Farfetch'd. He was first used to rescue Marvin from falling off a cliff.

Debut Wow!! That's One Big Pokémon
Main article: Twiggy

Twiggy (Japanese: スティックン Sutikkun) is Henry's second known Pokémon. He received it from Professor Magnolia. Twiggy first appeared as a Grookey and later evolved into a Thwackey after training with Marvin's Sniffler.

Debut Wow!! That's One Big Pokémon
Steeler (Japanese: テッコツン Tekkotsun) is Henry's third known Pokémon. Henry caught him after he, Casey, and two Team Yell Grunts fought him in a Max Raid Battle at the Rolling Fields.

Steeler's known moves are Close Combat, Hammer Arm, and Rock Slide, and his Ability is Guts.

Debut Zap!! A Rising Beam of Light
Gunbain (Japanese: グンバイン Gunbain) is Henry's fourth known Pokémon. Henry met him in Hammerlocke, where he flew into a rage after Sonia accidentally stepped on his fan. By teaming up with Raihan, Henry kept Gunbain distracted long enough for him to repair the fan. He then joined Henry's team out of gratitude.

Gunbain's only known move is Foul Play*.
While Dynamaxed, he can use Max Guard and Max Darkness.

Debut PASS12
Sutekkin (Japanese: ステッキン Sutekkin) is Henry's fifth known Pokémon. He originally belonged to Melony, but went into a depressive state when his ice cane broke and refused to leave its Poké Ball. At Melony's request, Henry mended the cane, but was unable to complete the repairs before his next Gym battle. Melony suggested Mr. Rime stay with Henry until the repairs were completed, which he happily accepted. He is housed in an Ultra Ball.

None of Sutekkin's moves are known.

Debut PASS19

Traveling with

Henry Casey Rotom Phone.png
Rotom Phone


Badges obtained


  • Henry's uniform number is "808", which can be read as August 8th, the date when the first volume of Pokémon Adventures was released in Japan.


Language Name Origin
Japanese 剣創人 Sōdo Tsurugi From 剣 tsurugi (sword) and 創人 Sōdo (phonetic representation of ソード sword in kanji)
English Henry Sword From Pokémon Sword
German Soro Schwert From Pokémon Schwert (Pokémon Sword) and similar to his Japanese name
French Épée
Giuseppe Sword
From Pokémon Épée (Pokémon Sword)
Similar to Épée

Henry's Pokémon

Main article: Lancelot→ Names
Main article: Twiggy→ Names


Language Name Origin
Japanese テッコツン Tekkotsun From 鉄骨 tekkotsu (steel girder)
English Steeler From steel
German Stahli From Stahl (steel)
French Métal From métal (metal)


Language Name Origin
Japanese グンバイン Gunbain From 軍配 gunbai (a type of Japanese war fan)


Language Name Origin
Japanese ステッキン Sutekkin From ステッキ walking stick

Henry's Pokémon
On hand:
Traveling with:

Pokémon Adventures main characters
RGBY/FRLG: RedBlueGreenYellow
GSC/HGSS: GoldSilverCrystal
RSE/ORAS: RubySapphireEmerald
DPPt: DiamondPearlPlatinum
BWB2W2: BlackWhiteBlakeWhitley
SWSH: HenryCasey

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