You and your rival Hop will receive your letters of endorsement from Champion Leon himself, kicking off your journey to challenge the Gyms of the region.
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Strive to become the next Champion of the Galar region!
Here in the Galar region, where Pokémon battles are big entertainment, the region’s Pokémon League holds tournaments to decide the next Champion.
You’ll have to compete with your rivals and challenge the Gym Leaders of the region for your chance to take part in this tournament, too!
During the Gym Challenge, each challenger wears a special uniform for the occasion. You can choose the combination of three numbers on your own uniform!
The Gym Challenge
The Gym Challenge is a true celebration of Pokémon battling! Participating Trainers strive to collect all eight Gym Badges, and only Pokémon Trainers who have been endorsed by specific people, such as Gym Leaders, can join in.
You and your rival Hop will receive your letters of endorsement from Champion Leon himself, kicking off your journey to challenge the Gyms of the region!
The Champion Cup
Once a year in the Galar region, a series of Pokémon battles are held with the League Championship on the line.
This is the Champion Cup! The Champion Cup is the tournament to decide who will be able to challenge the reigning Champion for their seat. Exemplary Trainers throughout the region, such as those who successfully complete the Gym Challenge, are allowed to participate in the Champion Cup tournament.
The Champion Cup battles are broadcast on TV, and all the people of the Galar region will be watching!
The Sponsors That Support the Gyms and the Champion
Some of the corporations in the Galar region support the Gyms and the Champion by offering sponsorships. You’ll find the logos of these corporations on the uniforms of the Gym Leaders, as well as around the various facilities in Galar.
You’ll see plenty of corporate logos on signboards in the stadiums as well.
The Champion in particular has no shortage of sponsors!