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, and more!
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|Gym Leaders - How To Beat Guides|
Champion Leon Pokemon Team & Weakness
|If You Chose Scorbunny||Type/Level||Weakness|
|Mr. Rime|| |
|If You Chose Grookey||Type/Level||Weakness|
| (x4) |
|If You Chose Sobble||Type/Level||Weakness|
| (x4) |
*Attacks matching Weakness types deal 2x damage.
Best Pokemon Type For Leon Battle
Bring Strong Dark & Fairy Pokemon
The majority of Leon's team is weak against Dark or Fairy type Pokemon. This includes Aegislash, Dragapult, Mr. Rime, and Haxorus. Bring along Pokemon with Dark or Fairy moves to take down his team!
Recommended Pokemon To Bring
|Grimmsnarl||Lv.42: Evolves From Morgrem|
|Coalossal||Lv.34: Evolves From Carkol|
|Whiscash||Lv. 30: Evolves From Barboach|
Grimmsnarl's Fairy typing allows him to effectively deal with Haxorus, Dragapult, & even Aegislash. Coalossal can also match up against Aegislash & take Charizard's attacks while dealing massive STAB 4x Rock damage back at it. Whiscash is a useful alternative if you chose Grookey for dealing with Cinderace.
How to Beat Champion Leon
Recommended Level: 70
It is recommended to train your Pokemon up to level 70 before challenging the Champion Leon. Having Pokemon with lower levels may make the battle difficult for you.Check Out The Fast EXP Farming Guide!
Dynamax A Pokemon With Rock Type Moves
Leon's Gigantamax Charizard packs a 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 his "starter's" Type advantage.
Use Tons Of Items
Consider bringing some Max Revives and Max Potions, as well as Full Heals in order to get rid of possible status conditions that you may receive during the fight. Having a lot of recovery items will allow you to survive longer during this battle!
Leon - Gym Leader Overview
|Leon is the current Champion of the Galar region and 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
Defeat Leon To Beat The Game
Other Activities To Do After The Game
After beating Leon, the ending credits will roll, meaning you have beaten the main story of the game! There are other activities to do such as capturing the new Legendaries, breeding strong Pokemon, & more!Check Out What To Do After Beating The Game!
How To Rematch With Leon
Beat Leon Again At Battle Tower
After beating the game, you will unlock the Battle Tower. Every time you are about to rank up in the Battle Tower, you will rematch with Leon. His Gigantamax Charizard's speed is quite high so use Max Wall to endure or use Heat Rotom to counter.Check Out Battle Tower Guide From Here
How To Get Leon's Outfit With DLC
Early-Purchase Expansion Pass
|Availability Period||Purchase Expansion Pass until August 31st 7:59AM PDT|
If you purchase the Expansion Pass before August 31st 7:59AM PDT, you will be able to get in-game Leon's outfit. Once you've purchased the DLC, open the menu in your game and select Mystery Gift to receive it.Learn More On Expansion Pass From Here