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For the character of the day from Beheeyem, Duosion, and the Dream Thief!, see Leon (BW045). For the Pokémon with the Japanese name of Leon, see Sparky.
ダンデ Dande
Sword Shield Leon.png
Artwork from Sword and Shield
Gender Male
Eye color Yellow
Hair color Purple
Hometown Unknown
Region Galar
Relatives Hop (brother)
Trainer class Champion
Generation VIII
Games Sword and Shield
Champion of Pokémon League (Galar)

Leon (Japanese: ダンデ Dande) is the Champion of the Galar region's Pokémon League in Pokémon Sword and Shield.


In the games




Sword Shield Leon and Charizard artwork.png
Key artwork of Leon and his Charizard
in Sword and Shield


Language Name Origin
Japanese ダンデ Dande From dandelion
English Leon From dandelion
French Tarak From Taraxacum, the dandelion genus
German Delion From dandelion
Italian Dandel From dandelion
Spanish Lionel From dandelion
Korean 단델 Dandel From dandelion
Chinese (Mandarin) 丹帝 Dāndì Transliteration of his Japanese name. Contains 帝 (emperor)
Chinese (Cantonese) 丹帝 Dāandai Transliteration of his Japanese name. Contains 帝 dai (emperor)
Russian Леон Leon Transcription of his English name

Related articles

Games: BlueLanceRedStevenWallaceCynthia
AlderIrisDianthaTraceLeonAll player characters
Anime: CaptainDrakeAsh KetchumLanceCynthia
Origins: BlueRed
Generations: BlueCynthiaDianthaCalem
Adventures: Professor OakRedSidneyPhoebe
EToP: DrakeAsh Ketchum
Zensho: ShigeruSatoshi
Other: Ronald*Rald*Glenn*

Non-player characters in the core series games
Galar Professor MagnoliaHopBedeMarnieSoniaLeonChairman RoseOleana
Team YellGym Leaders

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