Art from Pokémon Sword and Shield
|Relatives||Professor Magnolia (grandmother)|
|Trainer class|| Former Trainer and Gym Challenger|
Pokémon Professor (post-game)
|Games||Sword and Shield|
Sonia (Japanese: ソニア Sonia) is a character introduced in Pokémon Sword and Shield.
In the games
Sonia is the granddaughter and assistant of Professor Magnolia. She is also Leon's childhood friend. Sonia and her partner Pokémon, Yamper, participated in the Gym Challenge with Leon, but eventually dropped out. Sonia spends the duration of the game discovering what she wants to do with her life, eventually choosing to pursue the truth behind the legends of the first king of Galar and the Darkest Day. Together with the player and Hop, she discovers the existence of Zacian, Zamazenta, and Eternatus; and publishes her findings in a book, a feat that helps her be recognized as a Professor just like her grandmother.
| Yamper is Sonia's only known Pokémon. He helps Sonia in her investigations, and is known to help Leon, whose sense of direction is terrible.
None of Yamper's moves are known.
|Debut||Pokémon Sword and Shield|
|Japanese||ソニア Sonia||Possibly from the genus Sandersonia|
|English, Italian, Spanish||Sonia||Same as her Japanese name|
|French||Sonya||Similar to her Japanese name|
|German||Sania||Similar to her Japanese name|
|Korean||소니아 Sonia||Transliteration of her Japanese name|
|Chinese (Mandarin)||索妮亞 / 索妮亚 Suǒníyǎ / Suǒnīyà||Transliteration of her Japanese name|
|Chinese (Cantonese)||索妮亞 Soknèih'a||Mandarin-based transliteration of her Japanese name|
|Russian||Соня Sonya||Transcription of her Japanese name|
|This game character article is part of Project CharacterDex, a Bulbapedia project that aims to write comprehensive articles on each character found in the Pokémon games.|