The Galarian Star Tournament is an all new challenge battle that was added to Pokemon Sword and Shield in The Crown Tundra DLC update. This is the game’s new final challenge, a multi-stage Multi Battle tournament where you get to pick your own partner from the Gym Leaders and rivals you met through the game.
The Galarian Star tournament can only be accessed after completing all of Pokemon Sword and Shield’s story quests, including the ones from The Isle of Armor and The Crown Tundra. Once you have completed all the main quests you will get a call from Leon inviting you to meet him in Wyndon. if you do not get a call from Leon, make sure you have completed the final battle against Master Mustard on The Isle of Armor, and have completed all three Legendary Clues in The Crown Tundra
How to Challenge The Galarian Star Tournament
After receiving the call from Leon, fly to Wyndon and go into the Wyndon Stadium lobby where you will find Leon waiting in front of the counter. Speak to him to trigger a cutscene where he takes you out to the battle pitch, where a number of other trainers are waiting. After some small talk, Leon explains he has set up an all new Multi Battle tournament for the trainers to take part in.
When the cutscene ends you will be back in the Wyndon Stadium lobby where you need to pick a partner for the tournament. Not everyone is willing to team up for this first event, but Hop or Marnie would be more than happy to join you. Pick a partner from the available trainers in the lobby, then speak to the receptionist to start the event.
The Galarian Star Tournament features eight teams of two trainers, but you will only need to beat three teams to be crowned champion. Make sure you pay attention to your next opponent (check the bracket on the wall in the locker room if you forget) and ready your team accordingly. The Pokemon battling in this tournament will all be around Lvl. 70-75, so make sure you team is up to the challenge.
Win all three battles and you and your partner will be crowned the champions of the first Galarian Star Tournament. In the following cutscene Leon will announce the tournament as an ongoing event, meaning you can challenge it again with a different partner afterwards. More partners are unlocked as you complete more tournaments.
Your reward for winning The Galarian Star Tournament is a new Sport Uniform, $1,000,000, and 100 Poke Balls from Ball Guy.
Galarian Star Tournament Unlockable Partners
There are 17 potential partners for Galarian Star. They are gradually unlocked after repeat wins in the tournament. After 10 wins you will have 15/17 total characters, at which point you need to rack up 5 more wins to unlock Sordward and Shielbert simultaneously.
Below is a list all the partners and their Pokemon. Each trainer’s third Pokemon is able to Dynamax / Gigantimax (except Piers who does not Dynamax):
- Slowbro (Galar)
- Slowking (Galar)
- Urshifu (Form Opposite Yours)