Art from Sword and Shield by Ken Sugimori
|Relatives||Rose (older brother), Peonia (daughter), unnamed wife|
|Trainer class||Pokémon Trainer|
Gym Leader (formerly)
|Games||Sword and Shield|
|Leader of||Unnamed Galar Gym|
|Champion of||Galar League|
|Specializes in||Steel types|
|Game animation debut||The Gathering of Stars|
|English voice actor||Nazeeh Tarsha|
|Japanese voice actor||Tsuguo Mogami|
Peony (Japanese: ピオニー Peony) is a character in The Crown Tundra in Pokémon Sword and Shield.
In the games
Peony is the younger brother of Rose, though this is not often publicly mentioned. From childhood, he always felt pressured because he was constantly compared to Rose, who was described as being quite gifted, which caused Peony to become rebellious over time, becoming a delinquent who ran away from home. He eventually had his talents recognized and became a Gym Leader, specializing in Steel types. He was a powerful Trainer who posed a challenge to many, so much so that he even eventually became a Champion, though he left the Pokémon League shortly after Rose became the Chairman. He eventually found his way into exploring the Crown Tundra in hopes of learning more about the many Legendary Pokémon that inhabit it. He is often mistaken for his older brother, Rose due to his strong resemblance to him.
Peony has an odd relationship with his daughter Peonia. While he very much cares for her, he has an extremely boisterous personality and insists on taking her along in adventures, though as it currently stands, Peonia does not have interest in Peony's "adven-tours" and wishes to do things her own way. Peony even made a poster of himself in Peonia's travel planner, which she discarded quickly.
Peony appoints the player as the leader of his expedition team upon arriving in the Crown Tundra. Throughout the exploration, he serves as a mentor figure for the player, giving advice on where to search for certain Legendary Pokémon, and the player reports back to him after catching each Legendary Pokémon native to the region. After the player has completed all legendary quests, he tries to bring Peonia along on an "adven-tour", but then they both end up going to the Max Lair for Dynamax Adventures, where they discover that Ultra Beasts have inhabited the lair. He entrusts the player once more with finding Ultra Beasts. When the player captures Legendary Pokémon or Ultra Beasts from the Dynamax Adventures, they can show said Pokémon to Peony and he will make different comments on them. He can also be rematched daily here.
In the story The Sacred Bonds of Sovereign and Steed!, Peony is frequently possessed by Calyrex, who uses his body as a vessel to speak to the player.
Peony also makes appearances in the Galarian Star Tournament.
This is the transcript of Peony's League Cards in Pokémon Sword and Shield
- Normal League Card
- "Peony is a former Steel-type Gym Leader. His powerful and dynamic battle style meant that anyone stuck on pitch maintenance had their work cut out for them. To this day, he is known as "Steel Peony" and has many fans, especially among men. This photo is actually a composite photo, made before Peony came to the Crown Tundra. It was originally a poster Peony stuck in the travel planner he made for his daughter, but she threw it away in short order. Peony liked the way it looked and decided to use it for his League Card."
- Rare League Card
- "Though this is seldom addressed publicly, Peony is, in fact, Rose's younger brother. Peony was compared to his brilliant older brother since he was born, causing him to gradually rebel and become a delinquent. He eventually ran away from home, only to eventually become a Gym Leader once his talent was recognized. He was even Champion once, but shortly afterward, Rose became League Chairman. This caused Peony to vanish entirely from the League. The Copperajah on Peony's team has been there since it was a Cufant. It was the first Pokémon Peony caught together with his brother."
Peony's Pokémon are kept in Ultra Balls.
Pokémon Sword and Shield
Galarian Star Tournament
Peony uses these three Pokémon as both a partner and potential opponent in the Galarian Star Tournament.
Max Raid Battles
Peony can occasionally appear as a partner to assist the player in Max Raid Battles in the Crown Tundra. If encountered in Dynamax Adventures, he will use a rental Pokémon.
- Main article: Peony/Quotes
|Icon from the
Galarian Star Tournament menu
|Peony's logo from the|
|Peony's League Card in
Sword and Shield
|Peony's rare League Card in|
Sword and Shield
In the anime
Pokémon: Twilight Wings
Peony appeared in The Gathering of Stars where he was seen chasing after his daughter Peonia in a train headed for the Crown Tundra. He was invited to the Galarian Star Tournament and was seen walking out on to the field for the opening ceremony.
In the manga
Peony debuted in the Sword & Shield chapter. He followed Peonia to the Crown Tundra, hoping they could participate in a father-daughter tour. Wanting nothing to do with her father, Peonia asked Hop, Bede, and Marnie to keep her hidden from Peony. They agreed, but upon noticing Peony's resemblance to Rose, Bede's dedication to the chairman led him to exposing Peonia. At the station, Marnie challenged Peony to battle on the condition that if she won, Peonia would be allowed to go where she wanted. Peony agreed, but was eventually defeated, earning Peonia her freedom.
|Copperajah is Peony's only known Pokémon. It was first used to battle Marnie's Morgrem in exchange for Peonia's freedom. Despite the type advantage, Copperajah was eventually defeated after Morgrem evolved into a Grimmsnarl.
Copperajah's only known move is Heavy Slam.
|Debut||Sword & Shield chapter|
In the TCG
The following is a list of cards mentioning or featuring Peony or his Pokémon in the Pokémon Trading Card Game.
Cards listed with a blue background are only legal to use in the current Expanded format.
Cards listed with a silver background are legal to use in both the current Standard and Expanded formats.
|Ice Rider Calyrex||Astral Radiance||TG14/TG30||VMAX Climax||220/184|
|Ice Rider Calyrex||Astral Radiance||TG15/TG30||VMAX Climax||221/184|
|Peony||Su||Chilling Reign||150/198||Silver Lance||067/070|
|Chilling Reign||197/198||Silver Lance||082/070|
|Chilling Reign||220/198||Silver Lance||090/070|
|S-P Promotional cards||241/S-P|
|Japanese||ピオニー Peony||From peony|
|Peony||Same as his Japanese name|
|French||Dhilan||From the order Dilleniales|
|Korean||피오니 Pioni||Transcription of his Japanese name|
|Chinese (Mandarin)||皮歐尼 / 皮欧尼 Pí'ōuní||Transcription of his Japanese name|
|Chinese (Cantonese)||皮歐尼 Pèih'āunèih|
|Russian||Пеони Peoni||Transcription of his English name|
|Brazilian Portuguese||Peônio||From the genus Paeonia (peony)|
|Core series||Blue • Lance • Red • Steven • Wallace • Cynthia • Alder • Iris • Diantha • Trace • Leon • Mustard • Peony • Nemona • Geeta • Most player characters|
|Masters EX||Blue • Lance • Red • Steven • Cynthia • Alder • Iris • Diantha • Leon • Scottie • Bettie • Ash • Calem • Serena • Marnie • Bede • Hop|
|Ronald (TCG GB) • Mark (TCG GB) • Mint (TCG GB) • Glenn (Pokkén)|
|Anime||Lance • Cynthia • Wallace • Alder • Diantha • Steven • Ash Ketchum • Leon • Iris|
|Origins||Blue • Red|
|Generations||Blue • Cynthia • Diantha • Calem|
|Twilight Wings||Leon • Mustard • Peony|
|Evolutions||Leon • Diantha • Alder|
|Adventures||Professor Oak • Red • Sidney • Phoebe • Glacia • Drake • Steven • Wallace • Cynthia • Alder • Iris • Diantha • Leon • Mustard • Peony|
|Other manga||Shigeru (Zensho) • Satoshi (Zensho) • Rald (Battle Frontier)|
|This game character article is part of Project CharacterDex, a Bulbapedia project that aims to write comprehensive articles on each character found in the Pokémon games.|