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How to get Leon’s cap in Pokemon Sword & Shield for a limited time

Published: 27/Aug/2020 19:47

by Brent Koepp


To celebrate Pokemon Sword & Shield’s first DLC, The Isle of Armor, Game Freak is gifting owners of the Expansion Pass Leon’s signature cap and leggings. Here is how you can get your hands on the Galar champ’s costume.

The Pokemon series entered its eight generation with the release of Sword & Shield in 2019. The Nintendo Switch title takes place in the Galar region, and introduced new features to the franchise such as Dynamaxing and Max Raids.


The RPG’s first DLC, The Isle of Armor, made its debut back in June. To reward those that purchased the Expansion Pass, Game Freak is offering players a chance to snag Leon’s iconic attire. The limited giveaway ends on August 31.

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Now players in Sword & Shield can look just like Leon.

Pokemon players can get Leon’s cap and leggings

Back in June, Game Freak rolled out a special Mystery Gift for Isle of Armor owners that contained Leon’s iconic crown cap and leggings. Surprisingly, many players have seemed to have missed the epic giveaway.


Expansion Pass owners must act fast though, as the reward is expiring on August 31. Here is everything you need to know on how to claim the items and dress up like the Galar League Champion.

How to get Leon’s cap and leggings in Sword & Shield

  • Step 1: Start your game and go to the menu once your save is loaded.
  • Step 2: Head to the Mystery Gift tab and go to Get A Mystery Gift. Then click Get via Internet.
  • Step 3: After it’s done searching, click Clothing Gift.
  • Step 4: Go to your local clothing store, and in the hat section you will find a sport cap called Leon’s Look. Under socks, you will find patterned tights with the same name.

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To get the full outfit, you will need to become the Galar League Champion first. After beating the game, you will unlock the Reigning Champion jersey, shorts, and gloves. Equipping these three items with your new cap and leggings will finally complete Leon’s look.

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You can now become the ultimate Leon fan in the Gen VIII title.

If you pre-purchased Sword & Shield’s Expansion Pass, or bought it in June after Isle of Armor’s release, you should have the Mystery Gift right now. Make sure to claim it by August 31 before it goes away forever.


Some players might have also claimed their gift months ago, and didn’t know what it was. Its plain name and lack of description didn’t exactly spell out that it was Leon’s attire. So make sure to check your wardrobe as you could already have it.


Pokemon leak finally debunks mystery of “unfinished” Kalos region

Published: 19/Oct/2020 20:06

by Paul Cot


The mystery of the unfinished story of Pokemon X and Y’s Kalos region has been discussed in the Pokemon community for years. Now a leak appears to have revealed the details, or lack thereof.

With Xygarde and Yveltal getting their own game in the form of Pokemon X and Y, it seemed strange Zygarde didn’t get the same treatment. At one point in time, it was almost a given that Pokemon Z would materialize. Of course, that never happened.


A leak has seemingly revealed that a sequel to the Gen 6 game was planned but ultimately canceled. The reason for this remains unknown.

It was initially posted on 4chan and picked up on by Lewtwo. “There were reservations in place for a second pair of games to be based in Kalos,” the PokeYoutuber shared on Twitter.


Interestingly, the code revealed apparent reservations for two new games. This suggests they could have been called Pokemon X2/Y2, much like Black 2 and White 2.

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Pokemon X and Y never got the finish it deserved and now we know why…

Kalos in Pokemon Sword and Shield

The unfinished nature of the game had trainers speculating for years as to when the story would be finished. It seemed to be all part of the Pokemon Company’s grand plan but it looks like fans of the franchise gave the creators too much credit for their forward-thinking.

With Pokemon Sword and Shield being based on the UK, and Kalos being France, it seemed believable that the two games would intertwine. That never happened in the initial release and has yet to happen in either of the released DLCs.


This leak doesn’t mean that the Pokemon Company doesn’t intend on finishing the story, but it does mean there’s a chance it will go down as one of Pokemon’s great mysteries. After all, just because they canceled plans for a Pokemon X and Y sequel, doesn’t mean they have no intention to use the story at some point in the future.

Given the leak though, that may be a little optimistic. It looks like the unusable Couriway Train Station and matching caves between Kalos and Galar were just a coincidence. Or were they?