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Gloria
ユウリ Yūri
Sword Shield Female Trainer.png
Official artwork from Pokémon Sword and Shield
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
Games Sword and Shield
Manga counterpart(s) Shirudomiria Tate

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

Contents

In the games

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 starter 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.

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.

Artwork

Sword Shield Female Trainer Gym Challenge Uniform.png Sword Shield Female Trainer Isle of Armor.png Sword Shield Female Trainer Crown Tundra.png
Artwork of Gloria in her
Gym uniform
Artwork of Gloria from
"The Isle of Armor" expansion
Artwork of Gloria from
"The Crown Tundra" expansion

Sprites

SwSh Prerelease player selection.png
Choosing the player's appearance
at the beginning of Sword and Shield

Counterparts

Gloria's Pokémon Adventures counterpart, Shirudomiria Tate

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Main article: Shirudomiria Tate

Gloria's counterpart in Pokémon Adventures is Shirudomiria Tate. She's a hyperactive girl who researches Dynamax alongside Professor Magnolia.

Trivia

  • 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.
  • 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 Yūri From 優 (excellent). Forms a pun of 優勝 yūshō (championship) and 勝利 shōri (victory) with 勝る masaru
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



Core series: RedLeafEthanKrisLyraBrendanMay
LucasDawnHilbertHildaNateRosaCalemSerena
ElioSeleneChaseElaineVictorGloria
Side series: WesMichael
Spin-off games: MarkMintTodd SnapLucy Fleetfoot
LunickSolanaKellynKateBenSummer
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