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Galar (JP) is a region of the Pokémon world. It is the setting of Pokémon Sword and Shield. It was the eighth core series region to be introduced. It is one of the regions in the Pokémon series, debuting in the eighth Pokémon generation with Pokémon Sword and Shield. The region is based on the United Kingdom. Several Pokémon have changed greatly because of the environment, changing types. The Pokémon League is viewed as a popular sport competition in the region with gyms being stadiums with hundreds of spectators.


The towns are mostly interconnected by a system of rails and the Wild Area inbetween the major cities.

Cities and towns

History and legends

The Galar region is a competitive region with the Pokémon League being the central sport for the region. The competition features 8 stadium-like gyms that entrants must defeat before taking on the championship league. Unlike other regions, participants must be sponsored before they can enter the league. The league is sponsored by Chairman Rose, who operates the power industry for the region.

The major legend for this region is "The Darkest Day". Long ago, the day turned to darkness by a giant. Only when the hero saved the day with a sword and shield was the giant defeated. Youths who survived that day started the kingdom that led to modern Galar.


Regional forms

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