Pokemon Sword and Shield is set in a psuedo-British environment. There’s curry to cook, you say ‘mate!’ a lot, and the Gym Challenges take place in soccer-like stadiums. You’ll be asked to change into a uniform to compete in these stadium battles so that you look the part, but can you change your uniform at all? Let’s take a look.
Can You Change Your Uniform For Gym Battles?
You’ll earn replica uniforms based on the Gym Leaders you beat in Sword and Shield. And while these can be worn outside of the stadium battles, you’ll only have access to your default white uniform once you take on the Gyms. This is an odd oversight, especially seeing as you’ll quickly start to amass alternate outfits, but it’s unfortunately a limitation that has no current workaround. Once you speak to the event organiser at a gym you’ll automatically change into your white uniform.
Where Can You Wear the Alternate Gym Uniforms?
If you head to a clothing shop you can make use of the changing rooms. Just walk over and interact with them. The Gym uniforms come as separate items of clothing, so you’ll need to equip all of them to get the full set.
Can You Change the Number on the Back of Your Uniform?
While registering for the Gym Challenge in Motostoke you’ll get given your very own uniform. You’ll even get to choose a jersey number for the back of it. You’ll want to choose wisely though, as there is no way to change it after you’ve picked.
So that’s it, you cannot change the uniform you wear during Gym Challenges in Pokemon Sword and Shield. For more help with the game be sure to check out our guide on the Rotom Bicycle. Elsewhere there’s also our look at catching Sirfetch’d.