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Sonia
ソニア Sonia
Sword Shield Sonia.png
Art from Pokémon Sword and Shield
Gender Female
Eye color Aqua
Hair color Peach
Hometown Route 2
Region Galar
Relatives Professor Magnolia (grandmother)
Trainer class Former Trainer and Gym Challenger
Pokémon Professor (post-game)
Generation VIII
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.

Pokémon

Sonia's Yamper
Yamper
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

Names

Language Name Origin
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


Oak (animeAdventures) • ElmBirchRowanJuniperJuniper Sr.
Sycamore (anime) • Kukui (anime) • BurnetSamsonMagnoliaSonia
IvySakuragiKranePHastingsHollyTetraWillowBellis


Non-player characters in the core series games
Galar Professor MagnoliaMumHopBedeMarnieSoniaLeon
SordwardShielbertMustardKlaraAveryBall Guy
Team YellMacro CosmosDanGym LeadersMorimotoCara LissJackWatt Traders

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