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マスタード Mustard
Sword Shield Mustard.png
Art from Pokémon Sword and Shield
Age 50+
Gender Male
Eye color Black
Hair color Mauve
Hometown Unknown
Region Galar
Relatives Honey (wife), Hyde (son)
Trainer class Dojo Master
Champion (formerly)
Gym Leader (formerly)
Generation VIII
Games Sword and Shield
Leader of Unnamed Galar Gym
Badge Unnamed Badge
Champion of Galar League
Specializes in Fighting types (formerly, as Gym Leader)
Game animation debut The Gathering of Stars
English voice actor SungWon Cho
Japanese voice actor Ken Uo

Mustard (Japanese: マスタード Mustard) is a character in The Isle of Armor in Pokémon Sword and Shield. He is a former Champion of the Galar region. He is the only character in the games to have the Trainer class Dojo Master (Japanese: どうじょうぬし Dojo Master).

In the games

In the past, Mustard used to be a Fighting-type Gym Leader. He became the Galar League Champion soon after a heated battle with Opal 50 years prior to the events of Sword and Shield, a position which he managed to hold for 18 years, longer than any other League Champion before or since. He only lost the title after his prowess in battle began to wane following the death of his partner Pokémon. After refusing a suggestion by the then chairman of the Galar Pokémon League to have a match rigged in his favor, Mustard retired from the Galar League entirely and traveled around the world, until he bought an unnamed island off the coast of Galar and named it the Isle of Armor, setting up his Master Dojo there to teach people about Pokémon battles. One of his students was Leon, who would go on to become a Champion himself one day as well, despite failing to finish Mustard's training due to his horrible sense of direction preventing him from finding the Towers of Two Fists.

Upon arriving at the Master Dojo, Mustard accepts the player as his student and has an easy battle with them. He then puts all of his students through three trials, with the player ending up as the winner and earning a Kubfu as a gift from Mustard. After befriending Kubfu, the player must evolve it at either the Tower of Darkness or the Tower of Waters, depending on their choice, with Mustard acting as the final opponent before Kubfu can evolve into Urshifu. Once the player has successfully found a way to unlock Urshifu's Gigantamax potential, Mustard will challenge the player to one more battle, where he holds nothing back. After this battle, he can be challenged to a rematch once a day if the player talks to him while he plays Pokémon Quest in the Master Dojo.

League Cards

This is a transcript of the back of Mustard's League Cards in Pokémon Sword and Shield.

Normal League Card
"Mustard is the former Fighting-type Gym Leader and is regarded as one of the strongest Champions in Galar's history—reigning undefeated for 18 years. His intense drive for strength meant he insisted on discipline, both in himself and in others. His character changed drastically, however, after his post-retirement globe-trotting. His sudden purchase of a deserted island added to the surprise of those around him. When asked for his reasoning, he answered with a smile, "There are lots of ways to be strong in this world. I want to see them all!" The name "Isle of Armor" was also his idea."
Rare League Card
"This photo was taken about 50 years ago, when Mustard defeated the Fairy-type Gym Leader and went on to become Champion. He reigned undefeated until he lost his partner Pokémon. After this, his losses started to mount. He remained popular even after losing the mantle of Champion, but decided to retire after the league chairman at that time asked him to win in a rigged match. Mustard developed an obsession with video games after his retirement. Apparently he held off while he was still active in order to maintain his image to his fans."


Pokémon Sword and Shield

Mustard keeps his Pokémon in Ultra Balls.

First battle

Second battle

Third battle

Mustard will Gigantamax his Urshifu at the first opportunity. After completing the Galarian Star Tournament, his Pokémon's levels will increase.

Kubfu If the player chose the Tower of Darkness:

Kubfu If the player chose the Tower of Waters:

Galarian Star Tournament

Mustard uses these three Pokémon as both a partner and potential opponent in the Galarian Star Tournament.

Kubfu If the player chose the Tower of Darkness:

Kubfu If the player chose the Tower of Waters:

Gives away

Mustard gives this Kubfu to the player once they have cleared his three trials.

Fighting Unknown
Inner Focus
Held item:
None.png None None.png
Kubfu/ Lv.10
Rock Smash
Fighting Physical
Normal Status
Normal Status
Focus Energy
Normal Status



GST Mustard icon.png
Icon from the
Galarian Star Tournament menu

League Cards

League Card Mustard.png League Card Mustard rare.png League Card Honey.png
Mustard's League Card in
Sword and Shield
Mustard's rare League Card in
Sword and Shield
Mustard in Honey's League Card in
Sword and Shield


Main article: Mustard/Quotes

In the anime

Pokémon: Twilight Wings

Mustard appeared in The Gathering of Stars, where he was seen in the Master Dojo at the Isle of Armor. He was visited by his student Leon, who gave him an invitation letter for the Galarian Star Tournament after having a quick battle with him. He was later seen at Wyndon Stadium, walking out onto the field for the tournament's opening ceremony.


This listing is of Mustard's known Pokémon in Pokémon: Twilight Wings.

Mustard's Mienshao
Mienshao was used in a battle against Leon's Charizard. Despite the type disadvantage, Mienshao managed to fight on equal terms against the opponent before the battle was called off. It is housed in an Ultra Ball.

None of Mienshao's moves are known.

Debut The Gathering of Stars
Voice actors
English SungWon Cho

In the manga

Mustard in Pokémon Adventures

Pokémon Adventures

Mustard debuted in PASS31. While training, Klara and Avery found an unconscious Henry Sword suffering from the effects of Eternatus's poison. Henry was taken to the Master Dojo to recover and was given permission from Mustard to stay as long as he wanted. Mustard sent Klara to greet a pair of new arrivals at the Armor Station, but when she returned with Casey Shield and Marvin, they clarified they were looking for Henry and weren't new students. Mustard also lent Henry his Kubfu, hoping that traveling around the island would help Kubfu overcome its shyness.


Mustard's Kubfu
Kubfu is Mustard's only known Pokémon. It is the "secret armor" of the Master Dojo, and is given to Trainers who complete the dojo's three trials. Despite this, Mustard decided to let it see the world alongside Casey, but she rejected the offer as she already had a full team. Mustard then allowed it to walk with Henry instead.

None of Kubfu's moves are known.

Debut Sword & Shield chapter

In the TCG

The following is a list of cards mentioning or featuring Mustard or his Pokémon in the Pokémon Trading Card Game.

Mustard's Pokémon
Cards listed with a blue background are only legal to use in the current Expanded format.
Cards listed with a silver background are legal to use in both the current Standard and Expanded formats.
Card Type English
Rarity # Japanese
Rarity #
Rapid Strike UrshifuV Fighting Brilliant Stars Rare TG V TG20/TG30 VMAX Climax CSR 240/184
Rapid Strike UrshifuVMAX Fighting Brilliant Stars Rare TG VMAX TG21/TG30 VMAX Climax CSR 241/184
Other related cards
Card Type English
Rarity # Japanese
Rarity #
Rapid Strike Style Mustard Su Battle Styles Uncommon 132/163 Rapid Strike Master U 067/070
Battle Styles Rare Ultra 162/163 Single Strike Master SR 080/070
Battle Styles Rare Rainbow 176/163 Single Strike Master HR 087/070
Brilliant Stars Rare TG Ultra TG27/TG30 VMAX Climax SR 273/184
Single Strike Style Mustard Su Battle Styles Uncommon 134/163 Single Strike Master U 068/070
Battle Styles Rare Ultra 163/163 Single Strike Master SR 081/070
Battle Styles Rare Rainbow 177/163 Single Strike Master HR 088/070
Brilliant Stars Rare TG Ultra TG28/TG30 VMAX Climax SR 272/184



Language Name Origin
Japanese マスタード Mustard From mustard and master
English, Italian Mustard Same as his Japanese name. One half of honey mustard, with Honey.
German Mastrich From Master and Mostrich (mustard)
Spanish Mostaz From mostaza (mustard)
French Mustar From mustard
Korean 마스터드 Maseuteodeu Transcription of his Japanese name
Chinese (Mandarin) 馬士德 / 马士德 Mǎ Shìdé Transcription of his Japanese name
Chinese (Cantonese) 馬士德 Máh Sihdāk
Brazilian Portuguese Mostarda From mostarda (mustard)
Russian Мустард Mustard Transcription of his English name

Dojo Master

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 武館館主 Móuhgún Gúnjyú
Mandarin 武館館主 / 武馆馆主 Wǔguǎn Guǎnzhǔ
France Flag.png French Maître du Dojo
Germany Flag.png German Dojo-Meister
Italy Flag.png Italian Maestro del dojo
South Korea Flag.png Korean 도장 주인 Dojeong Ju-in
Spain Flag.png Spanish Maestro

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