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Pokemon Sword and Shield guide walkthrough: Everything you need to become the Champion of Galar

When you regain control after the cutscene, head inside and use the elevator to reach the Energy Plant. Walk across the bridge past Hop and finally, you'll have the chance to battle Rose.

Macro Cosmos's Rose

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PokemonLevelType
Escavalier55Bug/Steel
Ferrothorn55Grass/Steel
Klinklang56Steel
Perrserker55Steel
Copperajah57Steel

Fire-type Pokemon are your friend in this battle, it cannot be understated. All three types are weak to Fire-types here, so if you started the game with Scorbunny, you're in luck. If not, get some of your highest level Fire-types and unleash hell, because you can truly melt these Steel-type Pokemon. Of course, Fighting and Ground-types work well too. Watch out for his Gigantamaxed Copperajah and save the PP of your most powerful moves for it, because Copperajah has a high defence stat.

After you take down Rose, you've got to take the elevator up another level to greet the other legendary Pokemon in this game, Eternatus. While Zacian and Zamazenta were the figurehead legendaries for these games, Eternatus was kept somewhat secret, and now you're face to face with it alongside Leon and Hop.

Eternatus

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The Eternatus fight has two stages. First up, after Leon fails to catch it with a Poke Ball, you need to defeat in a normal battle. Eternatus is level 60 and Posion/Dragon-type, so use either Psychic or Dragon-type to defeat it. Don't worry about catching it because it's impossible at this stage, despite your best efforts.

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In the second stage of the fight, you won't be able to deal any damage to it whatsoever. Try and use a few moves until a cutscene starts and Zacian and Zamazenta show up to help. Once they turn up, it will turn into a proper raid battle like the ones in the Wild Area. No matter which Pokemon you're using in this section, Zacian and Zamazenta should carry you through the battle with their special moves, Behemoth Blade and Behemoth Bash.

Once Eternatus is down, you can throw any ball you like and catch it, before Zacian and Zamazenta blast off again. In a heroic way though, not like Team Rocket.

Champion Battle

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A cutscene will begin three days later, then you need to make your way back to Wyndon Gym for the last time. This time, you will be taking on Leon in a fight to declare the champion.

PokemonLevelType
Aegislash62Steel/Ghost
Haxorus63Dragon
Seismitoad64Water/Ground
Dragapult62Dragon/Ghost
Cinderace64Fire
Charizard65Fire/Flying

This will be the toughest fight yet, simply because all of his Pokemon pack a punch and he's got six of 'em. Have a strong Ghost-type Pokemon on you to deal with Aegislash and Dragapult, who can also be taken down with a Dragon-type alongside Haxorus. Seismitoad is incredibly weak to Grass-type attacks — good news if you picked Grookey — while Cinderace and Charizard will go down to Water-types. Of course, he Gigantamaxes his beloved Charizard, so make sure you're using those Max Revives Sonia gave you before you went into the Slumbering Weald and do your best to survive his G-Max Wildfire attacks.

When you beat Leon, congratulations! You're the new champion of Galar, but don't worry; the fun doesn't stop there as there's still more post-game things to do in Pokemon Sword and Shield.

Pokemon Sword and Shield walkthrough: Postwick and Route 1
Pokemon Sword and Shield walkthrough: Wedgehurst and Route 2
Pokemon Sword and Shield walkthrough: Wild Area and Motostoke
Pokemon Sword and Shield walkthrough: Route 3, Galar Mine, and Route 4
Pokemon Sword and Shield walkthrough: Turffield, Turffield Gym, and Route 5
Pokemon Sword and Shield walkthrough: Hulbury and Hulbury Gym
Pokemon Sword and Shield walkthrough: Galar Mine No.2 and Motostoke Gym
Pokemon Sword and Shield walkthrough: Hammerlocke and Route 6
Pokemon Sword and Shield walkthrough: Stow-on-Side and Stow-on-Side Gym
Pokemon Sword and Shield walkthrough: Glimwood Tangle
Pokemon Sword and Shield walkthrough: Ballonlea and Ballonlea Gym
Pokemon Sword and Shield walkthrough: Route 7 and Route 8
Pokemon Sword and Shield walkthrough: Circhester and Circhester Gym
Pokemon Sword and Shield walkthrough: Route 9
Pokemon Sword and Shield walkthrough: Spikemuth Gym
Pokemon Sword and Shield walkthrough: Hammerlocke Gym
Pokemon Sword and Shield walkthrough: Route 10 and Wyndon
Pokemon Sword and Shield walkthrough: Wyndon Gym and Rose Tower
Pokemon Sword and Shield walkthrough: Wyndon Gym Finals and Slumbering Weald
Pokemon Sword and Shield walkthrough: Energy Plant and Champion Battle
Pokemon Sword and Shield walkthrough: Zacian and Zamazenta
Pokemon Sword and Shield walkthrough: Post-game activities