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Opal
ポプラ Poplar
"The master of a fantastic theater!"
Sword Shield Opal.png
Artwork from Sword and Shield
Age 88
Gender Female
Eye color Blue
Hair color White
Hometown Ballonlea
Region Galar
Relatives Unnamed mother
Trainer class Gym Leader
Generation VIII
Games Sword and Shield
Leader of Ballonlea Stadium
Badge Fairy Badge
Specializes in Fairy types

Opal (Japanese: ポプラ Poplar) is the Gym Leader of Ballonlea's Gym, known officially as Ballonlea Stadium. She specializes in Fairy-type Pokémon. She gives the Fairy Badge to Trainers who defeat her. During the events of Pokémon Sword and Shield, she chooses Bede as her successor and passes her Gym Leader title on to him.

Contents

In the games

League Cards

This is a transcript of the back of Opal's League Cards in Pokémon Sword and Shield.

Normal League Card
"Opal is the oldest Gym Leader in the Galar region. She took over for her mother 70 years ago and has kept the position since. However, she feels that her own values have reached their limits, and thus she is currently looking for a worthy successor. She claims that she gives deliberately tricky quizzes because people reveal their true colors when in a pinch, but many speculate that in reality, she does it out of pure spite."
Rare League Card
"Opal has thrust the duties of Gym Leader onto Bede, who had his Gym Challenger status revoked. That being said, she still shows up at the Gym Stadium every day, giving unsolicited advice, coming up with new quiz questions, and practicing various performances. What is this "pink" she insisted others show her? Maybe a clue lies in a comment she made during an old interview. "Keep thinking about the right answer, and eventually you'll create the right answer.""

Pokémon

Opal keeps her Pokémon in Ultra Balls.

Pokémon Sword and Shield

Opal will Gigantamax her Alcremie at the first opportunity.



Artwork

Trivia

Names

Language Name Origin
Japanese ポプラ Poplar From poplar
English Opal From poplar and opal (a gemstone associated with various superstitions)
German Papella From Pappel (poplar)
Spanish, French Sally From Salicaceae (family that contains the poplar genus)
Italian Poppy From pioppo (poplar)
Korean 포플러 Poplar From her Japanese name
Chinese (Mandarin) 波普菈 Bōpǔlā Transcription of her Japanese name
Chinese (Cantonese) 波普菈 Bōpóulaahp


Gym Leaders of the Galar region
Turffield Stadium Grass Badge
VSMilo.png
Milo
Hulbury Stadium Water Badge
VSNessa.png
Nessa
Motostoke Stadium Fire Badge
VSKabu.png
Kabu
Stow-on-Side Stadium Fighting Badge
VSBea.png VSAllister.png
Ghost Badge
Bea Allister
Ballonlea Stadium Fairy Badge
VSOpal.png VSBede 2.png
Opal Bede
Circhester Stadium Rock Badge
VSGordie.png VSMelony.png
Ice Badge
Gordie Melony
Spikemuth Gym Dark Badge
VSPiers.png VSMarnie 3.png
Piers Marnie
Hammerlocke Stadium Dragon Badge
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Raihan

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