シルディ Shildy
VS model from Sword and Shield
Gender Male
Eye color Blue
Hair color Blond
Hometown Unknown
Region Galar
Relatives Sordward (older brother)
Trainer class Pokémon Trainer
Generation VIII
Games Sword and Shield
Game animation cameos The Gathering of Stars

Shielbert (Japanese: シルディ Shildy) is a character introduced in Pokémon Sword and Shield. Together with his brother, Sordward, the duo act as antagonists in the game's post-game story.

In the games

After the player becomes Champion, they and Hop return to the Slumbering Weald, believing to have been called there by something. After a battle, the two, prompted by Sonia, attempt to return the Rusted Sword and Rusted Shield they borrowed to fight Eternatus to the grave site, but they are stopped by Shielbert and his brother, Sordward, who steal the weapons. The brothers declare the items to belong to them, claiming to be descendants of the first kings of Galar, and denounce Sonia's Book, which unveils the kings of legend as the Legendary Pokémon Zacian and Zamazenta, as a lie. The player battles and defeats SordwardSw/ShielbertSh in battle and reclaims their SwordSw/ShieldSh, but Hop is defeated by the other brother. The duo make their escape, causing a frustrated Hop to pursue them.

The player later finds Sordward and Shielbert in Turffield Stadium, where they reveal they were the people behind the Gym's incident with the rampaging Dynamax Tsareena that the player, Hop, Milo, and Piers battled. They announce their intent to do the same thing at other Stadiums, and that they will reveal the "true nature" of Zacian and Zamazenta. The player, Hop, and Piers work together with Nessa and Kabu to defend their respective stadiums, after which the player is called by Sonia, who says that the brothers have arrived at her laboratory in Wedgehurst, demanding more Wishing Stars to force Pokémon to Dynamax with. This time, the player and Hop team up and face the duo in a Multi Battle, emerging victorious. After the battle, Sonia's new assistant is revealed to have been a supporter of the royal brothers, who was planted there to spy on Sonia and secure the Wishing Stars the lab had in storage. Sordward, Shielbert, and Sonia's assistant make their escape while Sonia is stunned by the sudden betrayal.

After helping the other Stadiums, Sonia is able to break into the Energy Plant where Sordward, Shielbert, and their allies are waiting to lure the Legendary Pokémon. The player and their friends are stopped by SordwardSw/ShielbertSh while their brother is dealing with ZamazentaSw/ZacianSh. Claiming that their status as royalty and celebrities has been called into question by Sonia's findings, SordwardSw/ShielbertSh reveal they plan to tarnish the names of Legendary Pokémon by overloading them with the same Galar particles they used to force the Stadium Pokémon to Dynamax, causing them to go berserk. The player battles SordwardSw/ShielbertSh again while Hop and Piers deal with his entourage, but after being defeated, they hear a roar, and the brother declares they have already won.

At the Tower Summit, the player finds ShielbertSw/SordwardSh with Sonia's former assistant, who were able to successfully summon ZamazentaSw/ZacianSh using the Rusted ShieldSw/SwordSh. ShielbertSw/SordwardSh tells ZamazentaSw/ZacianSh to begin their rampage, but when the Legendary Pokémon tries to attack the brother instead, he panics. After the player, Hop, and ZacianSw/ZamazentaSh calm the other Legendary Pokémon down, Hop takes back the ShieldSw/SwordSh and chases after the fleeing Legendary, while ZacianSw/ZamazentaSh turns its attention to the brothers. SordwardSw/ShielbertSh steps in to defend his brother, begging it to spare them, and, after looking to the player, they relent. After the player captures ZacianSw/ZamazentaSh in a formal battle, ShielbertSw/SordwardSh compliments the player, and the brothers swear to atone, turning themselves in to the custody of Piers. The player next sees Sordward and Shielbert accompanied by Piers and Leon, who compliment the player and Hop on their last battle in the Slumbering Weald. The brothers formally apologize for their conduct and declare that they have abandoned their claim to the throne, saying that the only person truly noble enough for it would be the player themselves.

After the player has completed the events of The Isle of Armor and The Crown Tundra, it is revealed that Sordward and Shielbert assisted in sponsoring the Galarian Star Tournament as their way of atoning for the crimes committed in the postgame. The brothers additionally participate in the tournament, where they can be faced as opponents or individually chosen by the player as a teammate.


Single Battles against Shielbert occur exclusively in Pokémon Shield. In Pokémon Sword, Sordward takes his place in these battles.

First battle (Shield only)

Second battle (Multi Battle with Hop)

Third battle (Shield only)

Galarian Star Tournament

Shielbert uses these three Pokémon as both a partner and potential opponent in the Galarian Star Tournament.



Icon from the
Galarian Star Tournament menu

In the anime

Pokémon: Twilight Wings

Shielbert appeared in The Gathering of Stars, where he was seen spectating the opening ceremony of the Galarian Star Tournament along with his older brother Sordward.

In the manga

Shielbert in Pokémon Adventures

Pokémon Adventures

Shielbert debuted in the Sword & Shield chapter. One year ago, Shielbert and his brother Sordward stole the Rusted Sword and Shield from the Slumbering Weald. For reasons unknown, they were also responsible for the disappearance of Casey Shield's Pokémon.

A year later, Sonia found evidence incriminating Shielbert and Sordward as the culprits behind the Slumbering Weald incident. She tried delivering a camera containing the data she found to Casey, only for the brothers to shoot her Flying Taxi out of the sky. Shielbert and Sordward later attacked Casey under the false assumption the camera made it to its destination, but were interrupted by Piers, who had the camera with him. Piers handed the camera over, tricking the brothers into leaving as they were unaware the memory card had been removed. When they returned for the card, Shielbert and Sordward's faces were uncovered by Casey and her friends, but the brothers refused to divulge their identities. Angered, Casey attempted to retrieve her her stolen Pokémon, only to pass out.


On hand
Klinklang is Shielbert's first known Pokémon. It was first used to attack Sonia in the skies above Route 9 Tunnel.

None of Klinklang's moves are known.

Debut Sword & Shield chapter
Bronzong is Shielbert's second known Pokémon. It was first used to attack Casey Shield and her friends.

None of Bronzong's moves are known.

Debut Sword & Shield chapter
Giga (Japanese: ギガ Giga) is a Pokémon belonging to Casey. One year prior to the Sword & Shield chapter, it was stolen by Shielbert and Sordward at the Slumbering Weald.
Debut PASS05

In the TCG

Sordward and Shielbert in the TCG
Main article: Sordward and Shielbert (Battle Styles 135)

Sordward and Shielbert 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 S-P Promotional cards and the English Battle Styles expansion, with artwork by Hideki Ishikawa. It allows the player to choose a Trainer card from the discard pile then either put it into their hand or draw three cards at the choice of the opponent.


Language Name Origin
Japanese シルディ Shildy From シールド shield
English Shielbert From shield and the male name Albert
German Schildrich From Schild (shield)
Spanish Dargo From adarga (leather shield)
French Jean-Targe From targe (small shield)
Italian Scudobaldo From scudo (shield)
Brazillian Portuguese Escudoberto From Escudo (shield) and the male name Alberto
Korean 실디 Sildi Transcription of his Japanese name
Chinese (Mandarin) 西爾迪 / 西尔迪 Xī'ěrdí Transcription of his Japanese name
Chinese (Cantonese) 西爾迪 Sāiyíhdihk Mandarin-based transcription of his Japanese name

Non-player characters in the core series games
Galar Professor MagnoliaMumHopBedeMarnieSoniaLeon
SordwardShielbertMustardKlaraAveryHoneyHydePeonyPeoniaBall Guy
Team YellMacro CosmosDanGym LeadersMorimotoCara LissJackWatt Traders

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