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Pokémon Sword and Shield

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Plot
After the opening ceremony, the player sets out to collect the eight [[Badge]]s required to compete in the Champion Cup tournament from [[Gym Leader]]s across the region. Along the way, Professor Magnolia's granddaughter and [[Professors' aides|assistant]] [[Sonia]] tells them about Galar's history and a mysterious event known as the [[Darkest Day]]. The player ends up uncovering pieces of the Darkest Day's history during their {{pkmn|journey}}, much to Sonia's pleasure. Eventually, the player manages to successfully collect the eight Badges and travels to [[Wyndon]], where the Champion Cup is held. They win their way through the Champion Cup semifinals, where they defeat Hop and end his dream of surpassing his brother. After confronting Macro Cosmos's vice-president [[Oleana]] at [[Rose Tower]], the player participates in the Champion Cup finals and wins their way through it, earning themselves the right to challenge Leon.
 
However, just before the player and Leon's battle can begin, Rose makes a public announcement, revealing that he's going to bring about the second Darkest Day to save Galar from an energy crisis a thousand years in the future. To stop Rose's plans, the player and Hop travel to the Slumbering Weald again to seek help from the [[Legendary Pokémon]] {{p|Zacian}} and {{p|Zamazenta}}, one of whom had been the mysterious Pokémon they saw at the start of their journey. They find and take along a [[Rusted Sword]] and a [[Rusted Shield]] from the heart of the forest and go to confront Rose in [[Hammerlocke]], where it is revealed that the Darkest Day is the result of Rose awakening a Legendary Pokémon known as {{p|Eternatus}}. After defeating Rose, the player and Hop go to face Eternatus at the top of the [[Hammerlocke Stadium]], where Leon unsuccessfully tries to {{pkmn2|caught|catch}} it, forcing the player to battle it. Once Eternatus seems to have been defeated, however, it suddenly transforms into its even more powerful Eternamax form. However, thanks to the sword and the shield they found, the player and Hop are able to summon Zacian and Zamazenta to their aid, and together, they defeat Eternatus in a [[Max Raid Battle]], allowing the player to catch it and thus end the crisis. Three days later, the player finally takes on Leon in a battle at [[Wyndon Stadium]] and defeats him, ending his career as the undefeated Champion and making the player the new Champion of Galar.
 
During the post-game, the player and Hop travel to the heart of Slumbering Weald to return the Rusted Sword and the Rusted Shield, only to be confronted by the rich brothers [[Sordward]] and [[Shielbert]], who try to steal the artifacts. Although the player manages to defeat one of the brothers and recover one of the stolen items, the two still manage to get away with the other one. The player and Hop are then forced to travel around Galar to stop the Dynamax Pokémon the brothers have let loose at the [[Gym|Gym Stadiums]]. They finally confront them again at Hammerlocke Stadium, where they reveal their plan being to reinstate the Galarian monarchy and denigrate Zacian and Zamazenta. Using the artifact they stole, the brothers lure in one of the Legendary Pokémon and drive it berserk, forcing the player to battle it. After it has been defeated, the other Legendary Pokémon appears as well, which the player battles and catches. During the battle, Hop follows the first Legendary to the heart of Slumbering Weald, where he successfully calms it down. Deeming Hop worthy of its trust, the Legendary Pokémon then willingly joins his [[party]]. The player and Hop then battle for one last time, after which Hop declares that his new dream is to become a [[Pokémon Professor]], and Sordward and Shielbert briefly reappear to apologise for their actions.
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