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ダンデ Dande
Leon anime.png
Leon in the anime
Gender Male
Eye color Yellow
Hair color Purple
Hometown Postwick
Region Galar
Game counterpart Leon
Anime debut Flash of the Titans!
English voice actor Alejandro Saab
Japanese voice actor Daisuke Ono

Leon (Japanese: ダンデ Dande) is a recurring character who appeared in the Pokémon anime. Leon is the is the Champion of the Galar region and the best Pokémon Trainer in the world after obtaining the title of Monarch in the World Coronation Series.

In the anime


Leon and Sonia childhood


Born and raised in Galar, Leon was a childhood friend of Sonia's. The two of them traveled together when they started on their Pokémon journey. As revealed in Toughing It Out!, Rose was responsible for inserting Leon into the world of Pokémon battles. Leon's closeness to Rose ended up driving Sonia away from him. Leon went through the Pokémon League of Galar undefeated, which eventually guaranteed him the top spot among the Eight Masters of the World Coronation Series.

In Pokémon Journeys: The Series

Leon as a teenager

Leon debuted in Flash of the Titans!, where he had a bout against Lance in the finals of the World Coronation Series at Wyndon Stadium, using his Charizard to go up against Lance's Gyarados. After a hard-fought battle, Leon emerged victorious, making him the World Champion. Shortly after the battle with Lance, in The Climb to Be the Very Best! , where Leon heard a commotion outside the stadium and went to see what was happening. He saw Ash battling a Gigantamax Drednaw with his Pikachu and noticed that it had Gigantamaxed without a Dynamax Band. He gave Ash advice that allowed him to defeat Drednaw before properly introducing himself to them. The next day, Leon approached Ash and Goh at the Wyndon Pokémon Center and accepted Ash's earlier request for a battle. Beforehand, Leon gave Ash an explanation of how Dynamaxing and G-Max Moves worked and gave him his own Dynamax Band. During the battle, both sides Gigantamaxed their Pokémon, with Pikachu even managing to land a couple hits on Charizard, but in the end, Pikachu was defeated. Ash and Leon then promised to each other that once Ash was strong enough, they would battle again.

Leon reappeared in a flashback in Dreams Are Made of These!, when Ash explains to some kids about his goals.

Leon and Raihan

In Toughing It Out!, Leon has a battle for the World Coronation Series with Raihan and his Duraludon. After a tough match, Leon emerged victorious, with this victory, Leon manages to defend his Monarch title. Afterwards, he greeted Ash and Chairman Rose and encourages Raihan to retrain so they can battle in the future.

Leon appears during the crisis in Galar, in episodes Sword and Shield, Slumbering Weald! to Sword and Shield... The Legends Awaken!. During a series of Pokémon attacks that were using Dynamax and Gigantamax in an uncontrolled way, he had Charizard attack a rampaging Gigantamax Centiskorch. After defeating it, Leon reunited with Ash, and they flew off together to deal with other rampaging Pokémon. Later, they encountered a Dynamax Pangoro. In Sword and Shield: The Darkest Day!, Leon and Ash battled and defeated the Dynamax Pangoro.

They later took on a Coalossal that had Gigantamaxed and took it down alongside Ash. Soon after, Rose and Oleana arrived. Leon was later seen in Hammerlocke, where it was revealed that he was suspicious of Rose, and that he planned to investigate the city's Energy Plant. This investigation takes Leon to the place where Eternatus was being held prisoner, when he ends up breaking free and gets out of control, Leon decides that he is going to capture him so he can calm the Pokémon. Leon meets Rose, who reveals his real intentions and after confronting his former tutor next to Ash, he goes to the place where Eternatus to face him.

In Sword and Shield... The Legends Awaken!, Leon and Charizard battled against Eternatus after it was re-awakened, but despite Charizard's best efforts, it was no match for the Legendary Pokémon. When Leon attempted to Gigantamax Charizard, Eternatus absorbed all of the Dynamax energy from the area, preventing Leon from successfully Gigantamaxing Charizard. When everything is finally resolved, Sonia reveals to Professor Magnolia that Leon is searching for Rose who disappeared after the entire incident.


Leon is a strong Trainer, having reached the final round of the World Coronation Series and also having been undefeated for some time. Leon is also a good sportsman, as seen in Flash of the Titans!, when he complimented Lance after their battle and shook his hand.

Leon is remarkably knowledgeable about the Gigantamaxing phenomenon, as seen in The Climb to Be the Very Best!, when he advised Ash on how to battle with his Gigantamax Pikachu in order to deal with a Drednaw that also had Gigantamax.

Leon tends to change the moves that his Pokémon uses, as seen in Toughing It Out!, where Charizard used three different moves than what it had used previously.


This listing is of Leon's known Pokémon in the anime:

Leon's Charmeleon

Leon's Gigantamax Charizard
Charmander → Charmeleon → Charizard ↔ Gigantamax Charizard
Charizard is Leon's first known Pokémon, as well as his ace and capable of Gigantamaxing. It was first seen being used in Leon's battle against Lance in the finals of the World Coronation Series and won.

In The Climb to Be the Very Best!, Charizard was used by Leon to battle Ash and his Pikachu, and once again, it emerged victorious.

In Toughing It Out!, Charizard was used to battle Raihan and his Duraludon, emerging victorious in the end once more.

Charizard's known moves are Flamethrower, Air Slash, Fire Spin, Thunder Punch, Dragon Claw, Dig, Brick Break and Rock Tomb.
As a Gigantamax Charizard, it can use Max Lightning, Max Airstream, G-Max Wildfire, and Max Knuckle.

Debut Flash of the Titans!
Voice actors
Japanese Kenta Miyake
English Kenta Miyake
Leon's Dragapult
Dragapult is Leon's second known Pokémon. Leon used it to battle a Coalossal that had Gigantamaxed alongside Ash's Pikachu and Gengar, eventually taking it down.

Dragapult's known moves are Dragon Darts and Dragon Rush.

Debut Sword and Shield: The Darkest Day!
Voice actors
English Daman Mills (Dreepy)


Pokémon competitions

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 小野大輔 Daisuke Ono
English Alejandro Saab

In the manga

Leon in the Pocket Monsters manga

Pokémon Journeys: The Series

Leon debuted in JNM04, where he played the same role as he does in the Pokémon Journeys: The Series. He battled Lance for the title of Monarch of the World Coronation Series. Afterwards, Leon had a battle against Ash, where he emerged victorious.

In JNM10, Leon defended his title in a battle against Raihan.

In JNM13 and JNM14, Leon joined Ash, Goh, and Sonia to prevent Darkest Day from happening. Despite their efforts, they were only able to defeat the Legendary Pokémon Eternatus when they received the help of Zacian and Zamazenta.


Leon's Charizard ↔ Gigantamax Charizard

Leon Charizard Gigantamax JNM.png
Charizard ↔ Gigantamax Charizard
Charizard is Leon's only known Pokémon.

Charizard's known moves are Flamethrower, Thunder Punch, Dig, and Brick Break.
As a Gigantamax Charizard, it can use Max Lightning, Max Airstream, and G-Max Wildfire.

Debut JNM04
Leon's Dragapult
Dragapult is Leon's second known Pokémon.
Debut JNM13


Language Name Origin
Japanese ダンデ Dande From dandelion
English, Brazilian Portuguese 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

Anime characters
Protagonists Ash KetchumPikachuMistyTogeticBrockTracey SketchitMayMaxDawnPiplupIrisAxewCilanSerenaClemontBonnieDedenneLanaKiaweLillieSophoclesMallowRotom PokédexGohCinderace
Rivals GaryRitchieHarrisonDrewHarleyMorrisonTysonSolidadPaulNandoZoeyKennyConwayBarryUrsulaTobiasTripBiancaBurgundyStephanGeorgiaCameronVirgilAriaAlainMietteTiernoShaunaTrevorNiniSawyerGladionHoracioHauBeaRintoLeague Conference participantsCoordinatorsPerformersWorld Coronation Series participants
Antagonists JessieJamesMeowthWobbuffetGiovanniButchCassidyDr. NambaMatoriPierceDr. ZagerGozuTabithaMaxieShellyArchieHunter JSaturnCyrusMarsJupiterCharonColressAldithGhetsisBarretMalamarLysandreMableCelosiaAlianaXerosicBryonyTuppZippRappPlumeriaGuzmaVirenRoseOleana
Professors Professor OakProfessor IvyProfessor ElmProfessor BirchProfessor RowanProfessor CarolinaProfessor JuniperDr. FennelCedric JuniperProfessor SycamoreProfessor KukuiProfessor BurnetProfessor CeriseProfessor MagnoliaSonia
Relatives Delia KetchumMimeyDaisyVioletLilyJames's parentsFlintLolaForrestBrock's siblingsNormanCarolineJohannaChiliCressGraceMeyerLana's fatherLana's motherHarper and SarahRangoSimaMimoKiawe's grandfatherMohnLusamineGladionSophocles's parentsMolayneAbeMallow's motherUluWalkerCamilleHalta
Supporting Ho-OhOfficer JennyNurse JoyMagikarp salesmanJigglypuffTodd SnapCharles GoodshowCaseyGranbullLizaSakuraLanceLarvitarRaoul ContestaMr. SukizoStevenVivian MeridianRobertScottLilian MeridianSolanaMarianBrandonLake guardiansYuzoRhondaCynthiaReggieAngieLookerIzzy and CaraLyraKhouryDon GeorgeElderAlderLukeFreddy O'MartianIngoEmmetMeloettaJervisNAnthea and ConcordiaPorterAlexaSophieCosetteClembotSanpeiMairinAstridDianthaKorrinaGurkinnMonsieur PierrePalermoKeananMalvaSquishyZ2Guardian deitiesBewearSamson OakAnelaToucannon's flockStoutlandHobbesNinaAnnaLakiOranguruDanaYansuLight trioStuffulWickeFabaUltra BeastsGrandpa ForestIlimaAcerolaDiaChloeChrysaRenRotom PhonesParkerTaliaLeonMorpekoGym LeadersElite FourFrontier BrainsIsland KahunasRecurring wild PokémonMany temporary characters