Hop

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For the move with the Japanese name of Hop, see Splash (move).
Hop
ホップ Hop
Sword Shield Hop.png
Art from Pokémon Sword and Shield
Gender Male
Eye color Yellow
Hair color Purple
Hometown Unknown
Region Galar
Relatives Leon (brother)
Trainer class Pokémon Trainer
Generation VIII
Games Sword and Shield

Hop (Japanese: ホップ Hop) is a character introduced in Pokémon Sword and Shield.

In the games

Hop is the player's neighbor and rival in Pokémon Sword and Shield. His goal is to become the Champion, just like his brother Leon. At the start of the game, Hop will pick the the starter Pokémon weak to the player's choice.

Names

Language Name Origin
Japanese ホップ Hop From hop
English, German, Italian Hop Same as his Japanese name
French Nabil From Cannabaceae, the family that contains hops
Spanish Paul From lúpulo (common hop)
Korean 호브 Hob From 홉 hop
Chinese (Mandarin) 赫普 Hèpǔ Transliteration of his Japanese name
Chinese (Cantonese) 赫普 Hākpóu Mandarin-based transliteration of his Japanese name
Russian Хоп Khop Transcription of his English name


Rival characters
BlueSilverBrendan/MayWallyBarryCherenBiancaHugh
Calem/SerenaShaunaTiernoTrevorHauGladionTraceHop


Non-player characters in the core series games
Galar Professor MagnoliaHopSoniaLeonChairman RoseOleanaGym Leaders

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