January 9 Pokémon Direct turned the tide by giving fans anticipation for the future of Pokémon Sword and Shield. The Galar region has some new faces that we have yet to meet Pokémon Sword and Shield. These characters who have not appeared in the base games will make their debut in upcoming DLC expansions which will be released in two parts. Here are the new characters that will appear in The Isle of Armor and The Tundra of the Crown DLC.
Mustard will be the player's mentor during the campaign for the Isle of Armor. You also coached the Galarian champion Leon. She runs a dojo on the island and will train the player and his rivals. Mustard was also the previous Pokémon League champion before being defeated by Leon.
Klara will be a Spada exclusive character in the DLC expansion as the player's training partner. She is a Poison-type trainer who hopes to become a leading gym and own a stadium. She will eventually appear in the game from the free update when she travels to Wedgehurst Station.
For those with Shield, Avery will train with the player instead. He is a psychic type user and similar to Klara, he hopes to have a gymnastics stadium in the Galar region. Like Klara, he will instead appear in Shield at Wedgehurst Station.
These are all new characters revealed in Pokémon Direct, but we may be introduced to new characters in future news updates.