Galar Region Champion & Rival Revealed

In addition to all the brand new Pokemon revealed for Pokemon Sword & Shield in the June 2019 Pokemon Direct, a number of new characters were are shown. Two of these characters were Leon and Hop, the same who happen to be siblings. Leon is the Galar Region Champion, and he will be seen on multiple occasions during the Main Story. As of Hop, he actually turns out to be the Rival of your Main Character.

{Magnolia was also revealed as the Galar Region Professor, the same who is assisted by her granddaughter, Soni.)