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Leon - Weakness & How To Beat

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Check out this guide on how to beat Champion Leon in a battle of Pokemon Sword and Shield. This includes his Pokemon team, weaknesses, best Pokemon type and moves, & more!

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Champion Leon Pokemon Team & Weakness

Champion Leon
Pokemon Type/Level Weakness
AegislashAegislash GhostIconSteel Icon
Lv. 62
Ground IconGhost IconFire IconDark Icon
HaxorusHaxorus Dragon Icon
Lv. 63
Ice IconDragon IconFairy Icon
DragapultDragapult Dragon IconGhost Icon
Lv. 62
Ice IconDragon IconFairy IconGhost IconDark Icon
[Gigantamax]CharizardCharizard Fire IconFlying Icon
Lv. 65
(x4)
Rock Icon
Electric IconWaterIcon
If You Chose Scorbunny Type/Level Weakness
InteleonInteleon Water Icon
Lv. 64
Electric IconGrass Icon
Mr. RimeMr. Rime Psychic IconIce Icon
Lv. 64
Rock IconBug IconGhost IconSteel IconFire IconDark Icon
If You Chose Grookey Type/Level Weakness
CinderaceCinderace fire Icon
Lv. 64
water IconGround IconRock Icon
SeismitoadSeismitoad water IconGround Icon
Lv. 64
(x4)
Grass Icon
If You Chose Sobble Type/Level Weakness
RillaboomRillaboom Grass Icon
Lv. 64
fire IconIce IconPoison IconFlying Iconbug Icon
RhyperiorRhyperior Ground IconRock Icon
Lv. 64
(x4)
water IconGrass Icon
Ice IconFighting IconGround IconSteel Icon

*Attacks matching Weakness types deal 2x damage.

Best Pokemon Type For Leon Battle

Bring Strong Dark & Fairy Pokemon

Several of Leon's Pokemon are weak against Dark or Fairy type Pokemon. This includes Aegislash, Haxorus, Dragapult, & Mr. Rime. Bring along Pokemon with Dark or Fairy moves to take down his team!

Recommended Pokemon To Bring

PokemonTypeCatch Location
GrimmsnarlGrimmsnarlDarkIconFairyLv.42: Evolves From Morgrem
CoalossalCoalossalRockfireLv.34: Evolves From Carkol
WhiscashWhiscash water IconGround IconLv. 30: Evolves From Barboach

Grimmsnarl's Fairy typing allows him to smoothly deal with Dragapult, Haxorus, & even Aegislash. Coalossal can deal well with Aegislash & can take Charizard's attacks while dealing massive STAB 4x Rock damage back at it. Whiscash is useful if you chose Grookey for dealing with Cinderace.

How to Beat Champion Leon

Recommended Level: 70

It is recommended to get your Pokemon up to level 70 before challenging Champion Leon. Having Pokemon with levels lower than 70 may make the battle difficult for you.

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Dynamax A Pokemon With Rock Type Moves

Dynamax A Pokemon With Rock Type Moves

Leon's Gigantamax Charizard packs quite a significant punch & has a large pool of health to get through. However, in most cases, you should be able to take it out with a STAB Max Rockfall. Aim to Dynamax a Rock-type Pokemon around the time Leon sends out Charizard.

Find A Counter To Leon's Starter Pokemon

At the beginning of the game, Leon will pick the Pokemon with Type advantage over yours. Before fighting him, make sure to bring a Pokemon that can counter this Type advantage.

Use Tons Of Items

There's no shame in bringing in lots of recovery items for this battle. Consider some Max Revives and Max Potions, as well as Full Heals to get rid of possible status conditions.

Leon - Gym Leader Overview

LeonLeon is the current Champion of the Galar region & has never been defeated in an official Pokémon battle. His personality, together with his peerless skill, has made him extremely popular. He truly deserves the title of "the greatest Trainer in all of Galar."

Rewards Gained When Beating Leon

Rewards Gained When Beating Leon
Money 15,600
Badge n/a
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Defeat Leon To Beat The Game

Other Activities To Do After The Game

Other Activities To Do After The Game

After beating Leon, the ending credits will roll & you'll have completed the game! There are other activities to do like capturing the new Legendaries, breeding strong Pokemon, & more!

Check Out What To Do After Beating The Game!

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Fixed! Thank you for the feedback!

Anonymous 1

Mr. Rime is only on his team if you chose scorbunny, otherwise he’ll have rhyperior if you chose sobble, and seismitoad if you picked grookey

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