Pokémon games are full of cute little creatures that we love to train and evolve, but sometimes, the trainers that accompany you throughout the story are cuter than Pokémon! In Pokémon Sword and Shield, we had lots of cute characters like the user’s female player, officially called Gloria, along with a handful of other trainer cuties. In this article, we will be discussing those Galar girls that stole our hearts and made us enjoy the newest game. Let’s begin!
Sonia is a beautiful redheaded researcher that helps you through your goal of becoming the Galar region’s new champion. She’s young, has large, pretty turquoise eyes and best of all, she is very knowledgeable. Sonia is the granddaughter and assistant of Galar’s Professor, Magnolia, and a childhood friend of the current Champion, Leon. Although introduced in the game as an assistant, we soon learn that Sonia is a former Pokémon trainer who served as a rival to Leon, but lost her way through the Gym Challenge and is now searching for a new path in her life together with her Pokémon Yamper. With the help of Sonia, you will discover Galar’s history and legends, information which she later compiled into a book that helped her achieve the title of professor. Sonia’s cute appearance may have taken over many fan's hearts, but those that have been long-time followers of Pokémon can agree that she’s only in the shadow of the most loved ginger-haired cutie in Pokémon: Misty.
Bea is part of the 8 Gym Leaders of the Galar region, specializing in Fighting-type Pokémon. Her Stadium is located in the town Stow-on-Side, right in the middle of the Galar region. The cute Gym Leader Bea is exclusive to the game Pokémon Sword, meaning you will not be able to challenge her if you bought Pokémon Shield. Bea represents her gym’s theme perfectly in appearance, she looks confident, determined and while maintaining the elegance and beauty of martial arts. Bea’s appearance caused a lot of commotion when she was introduced, taking the internet by storm with thousands of fan art highlighting her tomboy-ish beauty. Bea is the kind of girl that doesn’t smile often, however, we get to see how adorable she looks smiling after we defeat her in her Stadium and later on in her rare League Card.
When we first saw Melony we can all agree that the first thing we thought was: “Woah, she’s THICC.” This trait is what makes her stand out from other characters in the Galar region and honestly, from all other characters in Pokémon games. But that’s not the only reason why she made it far into the list, she is also elegant and very stylish. She wears a big fluffy hat with a thick white turtleneck that goes well with her long and voluminous light gray hair, all of which add cuteness to her very curvy figure. This Gym Leader is a hard-working mother with a great personality, but that does not mean she’d go easy on you or her children. Melony is a Galar gym leader exclusive for Pokémon Shield, in the Pokémon Sword game, you will challenge her son Gordie in the Circhester Stadium. Don’t you just want a big hug from this cute Pokémon trainer?
Nessa is without a doubt the most popular of the Gym Leaders from the Galar Region, and a big-time favorite among the Pokémon fandom. When first revealed during Nintendo’s E3 Direct, the Water-type Gym Leader Nessa caught the attention of almost every Poke-fan because of her stunning beauty and elegant character design. Her beautiful dark skin makes a great contrast with her icy blue eyes and her cyan blue and black hair makes her outstandingly cute. Nessa is cute and she knows it, and she clearly shows us a better and sexier side of herself in her rare League Card, where she wears an elegant white dress, red lace-up heels, and a cute wavy hairstyle. Unfortunately, they didn’t take advantage of Nessa’s potential as a character, giving us very little time to share with what could have been the next water-type Pokémon queen since Misty.
She’s cute, she’s spunky and she’s our Pokémon Sword and Shield idol. Marnie has a lot of points in favor to be the top of the cute trainer list. Unlike other trainers that are famous for being sexy, Marnie is the cute loli we must all protect. Presented to the players as our rival, we travel the Galar region bumping into Marnie here and there, seeing her character evolve along the way. At first, we see her as a cool, collected character with a crazy group of fans that support her, but of whom she seems annoyed by. Her fans, Team Yell, are introduced as the villainous group of the game, giving us a false impression of Marnie at first, but once we start knowing her better we can see how sweet and friendly she really is. Her Pokémon companion, Morpeko, and its Hunger Switch Ability give us some insight on how Marnie’s character is, being split into having a good-natured and caring side but also being competitive and short-tempered.
No matter what side of Marnie we’re seeing, whether it’s the shy girl attempting to “train” on how to smile, or the dark sassy idol of a villain group, we can all agree that Marnie is just the cuteness queen of Sword and Shield and a great character with a heart of gold.
Pokémon games have always introduced many cute trainers, but Sword and Shield had some of the cutest female trainer designs, not only the ones on the list but many others including some Trainer Classes like trainer Lass, and other non-trainer cuties like your in-game Mum. Did your favorite trainer cutie make it to our list? Which one was your favorite? Let us know in the comments below!