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Chairman Rose (ローズ Rōzu), or simply Rose, is the main antagonist in Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield. He is the chairman for the Galar Pokémon League and the boss of Marco Cosmos. His main goal is to unleash Eternatus so it can restore all of the energy it absorbed to return Galar back to normal.


Rose is a tall man who wore a gray business outfit while wearing a white polo shirt inside, along with his hair colored black, it's also long and undercut. When undercover to avoid getting stopped by everyone, he wears a blue Hawaiian shirt and white shorts, as well as sunglasses, much like the Pokémon League employees.


Shortly before the events of the game's story, Chairman Rose saw potential in one of the main character's rivals by the name of Bede, and decided to take him in and later endorse him in his Gym Challenge. Bede, an orphan according to Sonia, was obviously grateful to Rose and helped him gather Wishing Stones to help him achieve his goals (power up Eternatus, though he did not know this). After Bede borrows Rose's Copperajah and uses its strength to destroy a mural in Stow-on-Side, Rose disqualifies him from his Gym Challenge, being severely disappointed.

In Rose Tower, after the player defeats Oleana, the player discovers Rose talking with Leon. He explains that an energy crisis may occur within a thousand years due to the Dynamaxing Pokémon, insisting that Leon cancel the Finals to avert a possible tragedy. Leon refuses and leaves, much to Rose's distraught. The next day just before the Champion match between the player and Leon, Rose intervenes, saying that he will bring back the Darkest Day, insisting that it is for the future of Galar.

Arriving at Rose's Energy Plant, the player learns from Oleana that Rose revived Eternatus, the being responsible for the Darkest Day, as he plans to feed Eternatus the Wishing Stars in order to produce Galar Particles. He challenges the player to a Pokémon battle. Upon defeat, Rose insists that if the player wants to rewrite history, they should head to the top of the Energy Plant and defeat Eternatus. Once the player captures Eternatus to cease its wrath, peace returns to Galar and all Dynamax Pokémon return to normal. Rose admits defeat and is arrested for his crimes.


Rose seemed to be a very charming man and also supportive in terms of endorsing the Galar Gym Challenge. He also seemed to have a calm demeanor, which he kept even after losing to the player character, unlike other Pokémon villains.

He also had a motive of bringing Eternatus into the world, to unleash its ultimate power so Galar can be in eternal light. But he also seemed to show no concern that his believes are right for the people of Galar, without thinking about the long-term consequences or potential destruction he'll bring once Eternatus is out. He does regret his actions, however, and turns himself in after Eternatus is captured by the player character.



  • Rose's team consists of Steel-type Pokémon.
  • Rose is the first main antagonist who introduces the game to the player instead of the professor. He is also the first main antagonist that appears at the start of the game.


           PokemonLogo Villains

Team Rocket
Leaders: Giovanni | Proton | Petrel | Ariana | Archer
Anime only: Jessie | James | Meowth | Matori | Dr. Zager | Butch | Cassidy | Dr. Namba | Madame Boss | Matori | Domino | Tyson | Iron-Masked Marauder | Pierce
Manga only: Lt. Surge | Sabrina | Koga | Will | Karen | Carl | Sham | Carr | Sird | Orm

Team Aqua
Archie | Matt | Shelly
Manga only: Amber

Team Magma
Maxie | Tabitha | Courtney
Manga only: Blaise

Team Galactic
Cyrus | Cyrus (Pokemon Anime) | Mars | Jupiter | Saturn | Charon | Charon (Pokemon Diamond and Pearl Adventure)
Manga only: Io | Sird

Team Plasma
N | Colress | Shadow Triad
Seven Sages: Ghetsis | Zinzolin | Rood | Gorm

Team Flare
Lysandre | Malva | Aliana | Bryony | Celosia | Mable | Xerosic

Team Skull
Guzma | Plumeria | Gladion

Aether Foundation
Lusamine | Faba

Team Yell

Macro Cosmo
Chairman Rose | Oleana

Greevil | Evice | Ein | Lady Venus | Nascour | Miror B. | Dakim | Lovrina | Snattle | Gorigan | Ardos | Eldes | Hexagon Brothers

Manga Villains
Lorelei | Bruno | Agatha | Lance | Mask of Ice | Carl | Carr

Other People
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Mewtwo (Anime) | Mimikyu | Deoxys | Yveltal | Entei | Unown | Darkrai | Palkia | Giratina | Arceus | Chandelure | Cofagrigus | Haxorus | Hydreigon | Zekrom | Reshiram | Kyurem | Red Genesect | Genesect Army | Munna | Malamar | Spiritomb | False Groudon | Shadow Lugia | Giant Tentacruel | Mirage Mewtwo | Evil Togepi | Hoopa Unbound | Nihilego | Necrozma | Ultra Beast | Incineroar | Guzzlord | Eternatus

Rayquaza | Dusknoir | Primal Dialga | Snover | Bittercold | Dark Matter | Darkrai (Pokémon Mystery Dungeon) | Darkrai (Poképark) | MechaMew2

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Howard Clifford | Ditto | Sebastian | Ann Laurent

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