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Victor (Japanese: マサル Masaru) is the male player character in Pokémon Sword and Shield. His female counterpart is Gloria.
In the games
Victor is a young boy who lives with his mother in the town of Postwick in the Galar region. One day, his friend Hop invites him to meet his big brother Leon, the Champion of the Galar League, so that they both can receive a starter Pokémon from him. After also receiving an endorsement from Leon later on, as well as obtaining a Dynamax Band from Professor Magnolia, each of them sets out on their Gym Challenge, collecting eight Badges from Gym Leaders across the region, while also dealing with the troublesome actions of Team Yell along the way.
Victor eventually collects the eight required Badges and travels to Wyndon, the biggest city in Galar and the setting of the Champion Cup, where he competes for the right to challenge Leon. Victor wins the tournament, but his battle with Leon is interrupted before it can even begin by the actions of the Galar League Chairman Rose, who has awakened a Pokémon known as Eternatus and brought about an event called the Darkest Day, which Galar had previously experienced thousands of years ago. Victor teams up with Hop and the Legendary Pokémon Zacian and Zamazenta to defeat Eternatus, before catching it and ending the second Darkest Day. He then proceeds to battle Leon and defeat him, ending his career as the undefeated Champion of Galar and making Victor the new Champion.
Later, Victor and Hop are forced to deal with a group of rampaging Dynamax Pokémon let loose by a pair of rich brothers named Sordward and Shielbert, who are trying to reinstate the monarchy of Galar and denigrate Zacian and Zamazenta. Eventually, the brothers' plans are stopped, and both Victor and Hop end up catching one of the two Legendary Pokémon.
| Choosing the player's appearance|
at the beginning of Sword and Shield
Victor's Pokémon Adventures counterpart, Sōdo Tsurugi
In the anime
In Pokémon: Twilight Wings
Victor appeared in the post-credits scene of Sky, alongside Gloria. They requested a Flying Taxi to take them somewhere.
In the manga
In the Pokémon Adventures manga
- Main article: Sōdo Tsurugi
Victor's counterpart in Pokémon Adventures is Sōdo Tsurugi. He specializes in fixing and maintaining tools various Pokémon use in battle, such as Sirfetch'd's leek.
- Even though the player can choose the player character's uniform number, official artwork depicts their uniform number as "227", which can be read in Japanese as goroawase for 無事な bujina, meaning "safely". It also could be a reference to February 27, the release date of Pokémon Red and Green.
- Pre-release media referred to Victor as both "Victor" and "Sword" (Japanese: ソード Sword, Korean: 소드 Sword).
|| マサル Masaru
|| From 勝る masaru (to surpass). Forms a pun of 勝利 shōri (victory) and 優勝 yūshō (championship) with ユウリ Yuuri (Gloria)
| English, German, Spanish,
|| From victory
|| 승재 Seungjae
|| From 승 (勝) seung (victory) and 재 (才) jae (talent). Forms a pun of 승리 (勝利) seungni (victory) and 우승 (優勝) useung (championship) with 우리 Uri (Gloria)
| Chinese (Mandarin)
|| 小勝 / 小胜 Xiǎo Shèng
|| From 勝 / 胜 shèng / sīng (victory). Forms the phrase 優勝 / 优胜 yōushèng / yāusīng (championship) with 小優 / 小优 Xiǎo Yōu / Síu Yāu (Gloria)
| Chinese (Cantonese)
|| 小勝 Síu Sīng