Between Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield, the Galar region has ten Gym Leaders that can be battled to collect their gym badges as you make your way through the Galar League. Each one has their own unique design, personality and specializations that make them unique. So, which one do you like best and why? My favorite isn't encountered until late in the game, so I'll put my explanation in a spoiler tag for those who haven't gotten that far yet. Spoiler Piers may just be my new favorite gym leader out of all of them, for so many reasons. First off, he's the first Dark type gym leader in the series, which is something that has been long overdue. There's also his Gym (or lack thereof), which is running along a street set up like an old Beat 'em Up game. There's also the fact that he doesn't use Dynamaxing at all yet is still the second to last Gym Leader in a system where they have to be challenged in order from weakest to strongest. His relationship with his sister Marnie, his status as the leader of Team Yell, his surprising humility, and his being an apparently popular musician on top of being a Gym Leader. The only thing I don't like about Piers is his hair, his black and white, thorny hair tied up in three massive ponytails, with large bangs that go down bast his shoulder. It's one of the most absurd hairstyles that I have ever seen (and I watch a lot of anime), though in a way its sheer absurdity of it actually starts to be a bit endearing in a strange sort of way.