Raihan is recognized as the strongest Gym Leader in Galar. He is the self-proclaimed rival of ChampionLeon, and despite a losing streak of 0 to 10 against him, is the only person who has come close to beating him. While he specializes in the Dragon type, he will often use Pokémon of other types to set up weather conditions such as sandstorm and harsh sunlight. Raihan is often seen taking seflies on his Rotom Phone, a habit he initially picked up to remind him of the pain of defeat, but eventually this habit spread to other parts of his lifestyle.
"Raihan is commonly regarded as the most skilled Gym Leader in the Galar region. He has striven for victory in every environment, and as a result, he has adopted a battle style where he utilizes weather effects to their fullest. It is rumored that he could easily become another region's Champion should he choose to move, but it seems that to Raihan, defeating Leon is much more important. His uploaded selfies are quite popular. Occasionally he'll post a photo that only shows a sandstorm."
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"Raihan started taking selfies so as to never forget the pain of his defeats, but more recently he has been taking photos showing off his training routine, his fashion choices, and the like, causing some fans to leave harsh comments whenever he loses to Leon. It's true that Raihan is on a ten-nil losing streak against Leon, but no other Pokémon Trainer has managed to KO as many of Leon's Pokémon as Raihan has. Raihan no doubt looks forward to taking a selfie after finally defeating Leon."
"Well, if it isn’t <player> and Hop! It’s a real shame, the way things have turned out. You make it all the way to the Championship Match, then something like this has to happen!"
"And Chairman Rose thinking that the energy pouring from the Darkest Day would somehow be the key to saving Galar’s future? It all seems a bit mad, if you ask me... I can’t follow at all how that’s supposed to work."
"And he’s gone... That Hop never changes. Always in a rush about something, isn’t he?"
"The key thing is that no one’s been harmed. We Gym Leaders worked together with the city’s Pokémon, and we’ve got everyone evacuated."
"And you, you’re fixing to help our Champion? To save everyone in the Galar region?"
Of course I am: "Our greatest-ever Champion and the greatest- ever challenger, along with his/her fiercest rival... all teaming up against the Darkest Day... I almost feel sorry for it!"
That’s where I’m going now!: "Go on then, our great challenger! Into Hammerlocke Stadium with you!"