Gloria (game)

Gloria
ユウリ Yuuri
Sword Shield Gloria.png
Official artwork from Pokémon Sword and Shield by Ken Sugimori[1]
Age Unknown
Gender Female
Eye color Brown*, Light blue*, Gray*
Hair color Brown*, Blond*, Black*
Hometown Postwick
Region Galar
Relatives Unnamed mother and father
Trainer class Pokémon Trainer, player character
Generation VIII, IX
Counterpart(s) Gloria (Masters)
Games Sword and Shield, Masters EX
English voice actor Stephanie Southerland[2] (Masters EX)
Japanese voice actor Eri Yukimura[3] (Masters EX)
Anime series Pokémon: Twilight Wings
Debut Sky
English voice actor Unknown
Japanese voice actor Yuna Ogata
Manga series Pokémon Adventures
Counterpart(s) Casey Shield
Debut Wow!! That's One Big Pokémon

Gloria (Japanese: ユウリ Yuuri) is the female player character in Pokémon Sword and Shield. Her male counterpart is Victor.

In the core series games

Character profile

Gloria is a young girl who lives with her mother in the town of Postwick in the Galar region. One day, her friend Hop invites her to meet his big brother Leon, the Champion of the Galar League, so that they both can receive a first partner Pokémon from him. After also receiving an endorsement from Leon later on, as well as obtaining a Dynamax Band from Professor Magnolia, each of them sets out on their Gym Challenge, collecting eight Badges from Gym Leaders across the region, while also dealing with the troublesome actions of Team Yell along the way. During her Gym Challenge, she also develops a rivalry with Bede, a pretentious boy endorsed by the Chairman of the Galar League, Rose, and Marnie, a quiet young girl from the rough streets of Spikemuth.

Gloria eventually collects the eight required Badges and travels to Wyndon, the biggest city in Galar and the setting of the Champion Cup, where she competes for the right to challenge Leon. Gloria wins the tournament, but her battle with Leon is interrupted before it can even begin by the actions of the Galar League Chairman Rose, who has awakened a Pokémon known as Eternatus and brought about an event called the Darkest Day, which Galar had previously experienced thousands of years ago. Gloria teams up with Hop and the Legendary Pokémon Zacian and Zamazenta to defeat Eternatus, before catching it and ending the second Darkest Day. She then proceeds to battle Leon and defeat him, ending his career as the undefeated Champion of Galar and making Gloria the new Champion.

Later, Gloria and Hop are forced to deal with a group of rampaging Dynamax Pokémon let loose by a pair of rich brothers named Sordward and Shielbert, who are trying to reinstate the monarchy of Galar and denigrate Zacian and Zamazenta. Eventually, the brothers' plans are stopped, and both Gloria and Hop end up catching one of the two Legendary Pokémon.

The Isle of Armor

Sometime during her journey, Gloria travels to the Isle of Armor, where she meets a new rival, KlaraSw/AverySh, and is taken under the wing of former Champion Mustard as a student of his Dojo. Gloria competes in a series of trials with her new rival, eventually defeating them in a final battle, earning them the right to inheirit the Dojo's "secret armor", the Legendary Pokémon Kubfu. After growing close with her new Pokémon, Gloria and Kubfu challenge one of the Towers of Two Fists, culminating in a battle between Master Mustard and his own Kubfu. The two are successful, and Kubfu learns the secret of the tower, allowing it to evolve into Single Strike or Rapid Strike Style Urshifu.

After resolving the incident with Sordward and Shielbert, Gloria returns to the dojo, where she finds Hop conducting research on Sonia's behalf. Mustard tells her that Urshifu hates the taste of Max Soup, so, in order for it to unlock its Gigantamax potential, a special ingredient is needed to make it drink the Max Soup. He doesn't reveal what this ingredient is, though, and leaves it to the duo to figure it out on their own. After a few bad guesses, Gloria and Hop travel to Honeycalm Island, where Gloria gets thrusted into a Max Raid Battle against a Dynamax Vespiquen. After defeating it, she finds the missing ingredient; Max Honey. Upon returning to the dojo, Mustard informs Gloria that he wants to battle her in a no-holds-barred battle, where he uses his full power. In the battle, Mustard uses his own Gigantamax Urshifu. After being defeated, Mustard declares that he has nothing more to teach her.

The Crown Tundra

Sometime during her journey, Gloria travels to the Crown Tundra, where she meets the retired Gym Leader Peony, who recruits her as the leader of his exploration team, and tasks her with investigating three mysteries surrounding the tundra. In the first mystery, Gloria meets Calyrex, the former king of the Crown Tundra, and helps it reunite with its steed, Glastrier or Spectrier (as chosen by the player). In the second mystery, she investigates ruins scattered around the tundra, encountering and catching the legendary giants. In the third mystery, Gloria pursues the Galarian legendary birds across Galar. Upon solving these mysteries, Gloria finds a note describing a fourth mystery that Peony does not recall writing. Upon bringing it to the Max Lair, she learns about Ultra Beasts and Necrozma, and is eventually able to catch Necrozma in a Dynamax Adventure.

Sometime after the events of the Sordward and Shielbert incident, The Isle of Armor, and The Crown Tundra, Gloria receives a call from Leon, receiving an invitation to a new type of competition called the Galarian Star Tournament at Wyndon Stadium. Gloria partners with Hop or Marnie in the inaugural Multi Battle tournament, and emerge victorious after defeating Leon and Raihan (if her partner is Hop) or Raihan and Piers (if her partner is Marnie), in the finals.

Appearance

Gloria is a short, slim young girl with fair skin, chin-length brown hair with a long strand on the left side, and brown eyes. She wears a gray hoodie with light grey connected diamond patterns and brown triangular buttons over a magenta pink button-up dress, tartan green socks, and brown boots with lighter brown laces. She also wears black modesty shorts and dons a dark green and white tam o' shanter on top of her head.

During official matches, Gloria wears a standard numbered Gym Challenger uniform. The initial one is a white striped collared shirt, which bears many logos. She also wears long white socks, as well as white shoes with red outlines, and striped shorts with logos. On her right arm, she wears a thumbless glove next to her Dynamax Band.

In The Isle of Armor, her hair is tied into a single bun. She wears a yellow jacket with a black undershirt. On her waist is a white karate belt and red and blue ends. She wears black shorts with yellow lines and black kneeguards with a yellow Poke Ball logo. She also wear white sneakers with yellow shoelaces and white socks.

In The Crown Tundra, she wears expedition clothing which consists of a red jacket and trousers with pockets and white zippers on them. She also wears black gloves, brown boots and a black hard hat with Peony's logo on them. There's a red cloth tied to her right arm.

Her appearance can be customized during the game.

In the spin-off games

Pokémon GO

Main article: Style (GO)

For the release of Pokémon Sword and Shield, Gloria's outfit was released as free style options in Pokémon GO. For each release of the Pokémon Sword and Shield Expansion Pass, style options based on outfits from The Isle of Armor and The Crown Tundra have also been made for free.

Pokémon Masters EX

Main article: Gloria (Masters)

Gloria, who is based on the player character from Sword, forms a sync pair with Crowned Sword Zacian, Inteleon, Rapid Strike Style Urshifu, Thwackey, and Cinderace in Pokémon Masters EX. Both her Urshifu and Cinderace are capable of Gigantamaxing. Gloria became a playable sync pair on November 30, 2020.

Gloria has also made notable appearances in the game's Main Stories, Legendary Adventures and the Villain Arc. Unlike in the original game, both Gloria and Victor coexist in this game.

Dex Trainer NDex Pokémon Type Weakness Role EX role Base potential Availability
#111   Gloria #0888   Zacian
Crowned Sword
Steel
 
Fire
 
  ★★★★★☆EX Poké Fair Sync Pair Scout
#111   Summer 2021
Gloria
#0818   Inteleon
Water
 
Electric
 
  ★★★★★☆EX Seasonal Sync Pair Scout
#111   Dojo Uniform
Gloria
#0892   Urshifu  
Rapid Strike Style ↔ Gigantamax Rapid Strike
Water
 
Electric
 
    ★★★★★☆EX Poké Fair Sync Pair Scout
#111   Gloria #0811   Thwackey
Grass
 
Fire
 
  ★★★★☆☆EX Trainer Lodge Friendship Level 100
#111   Alt. 2
Gloria
#0815   Cinderace  
Gigantamax
Fire
 
Ground
 
  ★★★★★☆EX Poké Fair Sync Pair Scout

Gallery

Artwork

       
Concept art from Sword and Shield Artwork of Gloria in her
Gym uniform
Artwork of Gloria from
"The Isle of Armor" expansion
Artwork of Gloria in a Gym Battle against Milo for Pokémon Day by Megumi Mizutani
       
Artwork of Gloria from
"The Crown Tundra" expansion
Gloria and Sobble concept artwork by
Hitoshi Ariga for Kotobukiya ArtFx J figurines
Artwork of Gloria and Sobble for the Pokémon Center
Pokémon Trainers merchandise line
Artwork of Gloria and Sobble for the Pokémon Center
Pokémon Trainers merchandise line

Sprites

   
   
Icons when choosing the player's appearance
at the beginning of Sword and Shield

Quotes

Main article: Gloria (game)/Quotes

Counterparts

In the anime

Pokémon: Twilight Wings

Gloria appeared in the post-credits scene of Sky, alongside Victor. They requested a Flying Taxi to take them somewhere.

Voice actors
Language Voice actor
Japanese 緒方 佑奈 Yūna Ogata


 
Gloria in GOTCHA!

GOTCHA!

Gloria briefly appeared in GOTCHA!, using Gigantamax Cinderace against Leon's Charizard.

 
Gloria's Pokémon Adventures counterpart, Casey Shield

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

Main article: Casey Shield

Gloria's counterpart in Pokémon Adventures is Casey Shield. She is a hyperactive girl with a loud voice who researches Dynamax as Professor Magnolia's assistant and is trying to find the Pokémon she lost a year before.

In the TCG

The following is a list of cards mentioning or featuring Gloria or her Pokémon in the Pokémon Trading Card Game.

Gloria's Pokémon
Cards listed with a blue background are only legal to use in the current Expanded format.
Cards listed with a green background are legal to use in both the current Standard and Expanded formats.
Card Type English
Expansion
Rarity # Japanese
Expansion
Rarity #
Single Strike Urshifu    Brilliant Stars   TG18/TG30 VMAX Climax   238/184
Single Strike Urshifu    Brilliant Stars   TG19/TG30 VMAX Climax   239/184
Galarian Moltres    Astral Radiance   TG20/TG30 VMAX Climax   242/184
Other related cards
Card Type English
Expansion
Rarity # Japanese
Expansion
Rarity #
Friends in Galar Su Brilliant Stars   140/172 VMAX Climax   149/184
Silver Tempest   TG23/TG30 VMAX Climax   258/184
Gloria Su Brilliant Stars   141/172 VMAX Climax   163/184
Brilliant Stars   TG26/TG30 VMAX Climax   276/184
 


Trivia

  • Gloria, along with Victor, was designed by Megumi Mizutani.[4]
  • Even though the player can choose the player character's uniform number, official artwork depicts their uniform number as "227", which can be read in Japanese as goroawase for 無事な bujina, meaning "safely". It also could be a reference to February 27, the release date of Pokémon Red and Green. Gloria also has this number on her uniform when she wears it in Pokémon Masters EX.
  • Pre-release media referred to Gloria as both "Gloria" and "Shield" (Japanese: シールド Shield).

Names

Language Name Origin
Japanese ユウリ Yuuri From 優 (excellent). Forms a pun of 優勝 yūshō (championship) and 勝利 shōri (victory) with the 勝る masaru of マサル Masaru (Victor)
English, German, Spanish,
French, Italian
Gloria From glory
Korean 우리 Uri From 우 (優) u (excellent). Forms a pun of 우승 (優勝) useung (championship) and 승리 (勝利) seungni (victory) with 승재 Seungjae (Victor)
Chinese (Mandarin) 小優 / 小优 Xiǎo Yōu From 優 / 优 yōu / yāu (excellent). Forms the phrase 優勝 / 优胜 yōushèng / yāusīng (championship) with 小勝 / 小胜 Xiǎo Shèng / Síu Sīng (Victor)
Chinese (Cantonese) 小優 Síu Yāu
Brazilian Portuguese Glória From glória (glory)


References


Player characters
Core series RedLeafEthanKrisLyraBrendanMayLucasDawn
HilbertHildaNateRosaCalemSerenaElioSelene
ChaseElaineVictorGloriaReiAkariFlorianJuliana
Side series WesMichaelNateCyndy
Spin-off games MarkMintTodd SnapLucy Fleetfoot
LunickSolanaKellynKateBenSummer
HeroHeroineTim GoodmanScottieBettie


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