マクワ Makuwa
"The hard-rock crusher!"
Sword Shield Gordie.png
Artwork from Sword and Shield by take[1]
Gender Male
Eye color Blue
Hair color Cream with yellow highlights
Hometown Circhester
Region Galar
Relatives Melony (mother), unnamed sister, three younger brothers
Trainer class Gym Leader
Generation VIII
Games Sword, Masters EX
Leader of Circhester Stadium
Badge Rock Badge
Specializes in Rock types
Game animation debut Assistant
English voice actor David Matranga[2] (Masters EX)
Japanese voice actor Taku Yashiro (Masters EX)

Gordie (Japanese: マクワ Makuwa) is the Gym Leader of Circhester's Gym, known officially as Circhester Stadium. He specializes in Rock-type Pokémon. He gives the Rock Badge to Trainers who defeat him. In Pokémon Shield, his mother, Melony, takes his place as Circhester's Gym Leader instead.

In the games

Gordie is the sixth Gym Leader Galar Trainers face in their Gym Challenge in Pokémon Sword. He is believed to have received his education from his mother, Melony, who was the Gym Leader of Circhester.[3] However, instead of becoming an Ice-type user like Melony did, he chose to use the Rock type due to him admiring that type more and wanting to find his own path to greatness. This resulted in the two falling out after a heated battle, which led to them almost never seeing each other since. There are few Gym Trainers in his Gym due to his strict training style.

As a rising star, many believed he has the potential of becoming the Galar League Champion. Gordie uses Rock-type Pokémon to achieve victory through a refined and graceful battle style, despite the type's rough and unrelenting reputation. He is considered one of the strongest Galar Trainers in terms of popularity and skills. He has a tendency to shut himself away in a locker room when he loses, making it hard to get an interview from him. Most of his fans find this trait to be endearing regardless. He has quite a large fanbase, and he tries his best to make his fans happy by either giving out autographs or hosting events. Currently, there are three photo albums on Gordie that were created by his fanbase.

After Gordie's initial defeat, the player is awarded with the Rock Badge, TM48 (Rock Tomb), and the Rock Uniform.

League Cards

This is a transcript of the back of Gordie's League Cards in Pokémon Sword.

Normal League Card
"Gordie is a young rising star that many suspect will be the Champion someday. Though Rock-type Pokémon are typically known for being rough and unrelenting, Gordie has worked hard to achieve victory through a refined and graceful battle style. He always tries to keep his fans happy and thus is very popular among the audience. On the other hand, he has the surprising tendency of shutting himself away in the locker room when he is defeated, making postdefeat interviews a rarity. This doesn't bother most of his fans, though, and they see this behavior as endearing."
Rare League Card
"Gordie is one of the top Trainers of the Galar region, both in terms of popularity and skill. His strict training style means that his Gym has few Gym Trainers, but he does have quite a fan base. Gordie does his best to make sure his fans are happy, often seen giving out autographs or hosting events. There are currently three photo albums of Gordie, all published through the support of his fan base. This card shows another special photo, taken specifically for this purpose at a photo studio."


Pokémon Sword

Gym battle

In this battle, Gordie keeps his Pokémon in Ultra Balls.

Champion tournaments

Galarian Star Tournament


Main article: Gordie/Quotes


Concept art from Sword and Shield


Icon from the
Galarian Star Tournament menu

League Cards

Gordie's League Card in
Gordie's rare League Card in
Gordie in Melony's rare League Card in

In the anime

Pokémon: Twilight Wings

Gordie appeared as a visual in Assistant during his battle against Melony.

He physically appeared in Sky, where he gave his thoughts about Leon in an interview while having his meal.

In The Gathering of Stars, Gordie was seen in his room at Hotel Ionia with his Shuckle and Stonjourner while receiving an invitation letter for the Galarian Star Tournament. He was later seen at Wyndon Stadium, walking out onto the field for the tournament's opening ceremony.


Coalossal ↔ Gigantamax Coalossal
Coalossal briefly appeared in its Gigantamax form while battling Melony's Gigantamax Lapras.

None of Coalossal's moves are known.

Debut Assistant


Gordie briefly appeared in GOTCHA!.

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

Gordie debuted in Shocking!! Reunion in the Forest. Unlike in the games, he and Melony share the Circhester Stadium and alternate who acts as its Gym Leader. He was first seen at Circhester Stadium, where he took over Gym Leader duties after a League Staff member informed him that Melony had left the building.

In PASS19, Gordie met Henry Sword and Marvin on Route 8. He challenged Henry to a battle, but due to the latter being busy with work, he had Marvin face Gordie in his place. Their battle was interrupted by Casey, who attacked Gordie after mistaking him for a suspicious person. Once the misunderstanding was cleared up, Gordie passed out from a fever he developed from waiting in the cold for too long. After recovering, Gordie went back to his Gym Leader duties and faced Marnie in a Gym battle, which he lost.

In PASS25, the Galar Gym Leaders gathered at Rose Tower to find out if Rose intended on bringing harm to the region. While Oleana kept the Gym Leaders busy, Henry, Casey, Bede, Hop, and Marnie went up to meet Rose, only find he was elsewhere. On a video screen, Rose announced his intention to restart the Darkest Day and ensure the safety of Galar's future. Power Spot lights began appearing all over the region, causing Pokémon to start Dynamaxing at random. While some traveled to confront Rose at the Hammerlocke Energy Plant, Gordie went back to Circhester to help deal with the rampaging Dynamax Pokémon.

In PASS29, Macro Cosmos employees were dispatched to deal with the Dynamax Pokémon, allowing Gordie's group to provide backup for the others against Eternatus. By the time they arrived, Gordie's group found Eternatus had fled, leaving those who battled it unconscious and covered in poison. The injured were taken to a hospital to recover.


Stonjourner is Gordie's first known Pokémon. It was first used to battle Marvin's Drizzile, Sniffler, on Route 8. It nearly won before the battle was interrupted by Casey.

Stonjourner's known moves are Stomp, Rock Slide, and Heavy Slam.

Debut PASS19

Coalossal ↔ Gigantamax Coalossal
Coalossal is Gordie's second known Pokémon. It was first used to battle Marnie's Scrafty during their Gym battle. In PASS25, it was used to battle Oleana's Pokémon at Rose Tower.

None of Coalossal's moves are known.

Debut PASS21

In the TCG

Full Art print of Gordie
Main article: Gordie (Evolving Skies 149)

Gordie was introduced as a Supporter card in the Pokémon Trading Card Game during the English Sword & Shield Series (the Japanese Sword & Shield Era). It was first released in the Japanese Skyscraping Perfection expansion before debuting in English in the Evolving Skies expansion, with an illustration based on the take artwork of the character. It was also released as a Full Art card and Secret card in both expansions, with an illustration by Hitoshi Ariga. Gordie allows the player to look at the top seven cards of their deck and then reveal any number of Energy card they find there and put them in their hand. The player then shuffles the other cards back into their deck.


  • Gordie was designed by take.[4]
  • Gordie's uniform number is "188", which can be read in Japanese as goroawase for 岩場 iwaba, meaning "rocky area".
  • Galar Minerals is Gordie's sponsor.


Language Name Origin
Japanese マクワ Makuwa From 真桑瓜 Makuwa-uri (oriental melon, a cultivar of muskmelon)
English Gordie From gourd. Possibly from Geordie, a demonym for people from Newcastle upon Tyne, England - a city famous for its coal industry.
German Mac Similar to his Japanese name
Spanish Morris From melón oriental (oriental melon)
French Chaz From 참외 chamoe (Korean for oriental melon)
Italian Milo From Cucumis melo (scientific name of muskmelon)
Korean 마쿠와 Makuwa Transcription of his Japanese name
Chinese (Mandarin) 瑪瓜 / 玛瓜 Mǎguā From the transcription of his Japanese name and 瓜 guā / gwā (melon)
Chinese (Cantonese) 瑪瓜 Máhgwā
Brazilian Portuguese Godinho Similar to his English name


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