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Galar ガラル地方
Galar region
Galar artwork.png
Artwork of the Galar region from Pokémon Sword and Shield
Introduction Pokémon Sword and Shield
Starter Pokémon Grookey, Scorbunny, and Sobble
Regional Villains
Pokémon League
League Location
Pokédex List Galar Pokédex
Generation VIII
Games Sword and Shield
Adventures Debut

Galar (Japanese: ガラル地方 Galar-chihō) is a region of the Pokémon world. It is the setting of Pokémon Sword and Shield.


Etymology and design concept


Design concept

Main article: Pokémon world in relation to the real world → Galar

Galar may be based on Great Britain.


  • Galar is the only core series region not to have an "o" in its English name.

See also

In other languages

Language Name Origin
French, German,
Italian, Spanish
Galar From its Japanese and English name
Korean 가라르 Galar Transliteration of its Japanese name
Chinese (Mandarin) 伽勒爾 / 伽勒尔 Jiālè'ěr Transliteration of its Japanese name
Chinese (Cantonese) 伽勒爾 Gālahkyíh Mandarin-based transliteration of its Japanese name
Russian Галар Galar Transcription of its English name

Regions in the Pokémon world
Core series Kanto (Sevii Islands) • JohtoHoenn
Side series Orre
Anime Orange ArchipelagoDecolore Islands
Spin-off games FioreAlmiaObliviaPokémon Island
Mintale TownRyme CityRanseiFerrum
Mystery Dungeon worldPokéParkTCG Islands
Carmonte IslandTumblecube Island
TCG Southern IslandsHolon
Sovereign states in
the Pokémon world
Pokémon nationRanger UnionGuyana
Lucario KingdomMirage KingdomRota

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