Jerseys are a new customizable piece of clothing in Sword and Shield but you’re not the only person in the game who has unique numbering.
GameXplain released a video breaking down the findings of Gaijinhunter who has broken down how the gym leaders in the Galar region have hidden meaning in the numbers on their jersey.
Pokemon Gym Leader Numbers. I’ll avoid names and images since some might be spoilers, but did you know the 3-digit numbers on their uniforms are word play jokes in Japanese? These are hard to follow at times and remind me of how pagers (pocket bell) used to work to send messages
— Gaijinhunter (@aevanko) November 20, 2019
These play on words only makes sense in the game’s native language of Japanese but they have all been translated and show some of the fun details that are a part of the game. Beware that there minor spoilers including the identity of the gym leaders so watch the video below at your own risk.
Your rivals also have their own secret Jersey messages which can be found in the tweets from Gaijin Hunter following the gym leader breakdown.
What do you think about these hidden meanings? Let us know below.