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I am planning to battle Leon soon, so I have some Dynamax dens near me to get XP candies. Now I just need good Pokemon to make an even match against Leon's Dragapult, Haxorus, Giantamax Charizard, and almost every member of his team! Please answer quickly.

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Leon is doable with your in-game team, especially if you don't play with "set" battle style turned on. You don't need to go to this trouble.
It's much easier to level up the Pokemon you already have than it is to catch more Pokemon.
I agree with summon and fizz as its a waste of time grabbing new pokemon to level them up just for one battle
Yes the wild Pokémon will be to low level
can you define "best?" like BST?
what is your team?

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Because a definition of “best” wasn’t specified, I am interpreting best to mean “most effective for a playthrough of the whole game”. These Pokemon will, for the most part, work well against Leon. If you wanted “best” to mean something else, you should have specified.

Please keep in mind these are not the only good Pokemon of each type, as anything works well in-game. There may be other options that I did not put on this list because I limited each type to the top three Pokemon. This answer ignores the starters because you are unable to catch them. If it did include starters, they would probably be some of the best you could choose for their respective types.

Normal

Obstagoon - High Attack + Guts, plus it can be found on one of the first routes. Has a wide range of coverage in the form of TMs and TRs.

Bewear - Helpful secondary Fighting type and Fluffy with a high Attack stat. It's a bit slow, but it has enough coverage to be worthwhile.

Snorlax - It's incredibly slow but incredibly bulky, letting it tank hits and deal some solid damage in return. It might be a bit hard to catch, but it's worth it.

Fire

Arcanine - Strong, available early, and with two solid Abilities to boot, Arcanine is a very good Fire type.

Centiskorch - The Rock weakness hurts it a bit, but Centiskorch is fantastic due to its high attack stats, solid coverage options, and availability.

Chandelure - Ridiculous Special Attack makes it a force to be reckoned with. It can be somewhat annoying to get, but it too boasts a solid variety of moves.

Water

Gyarados - High Attack, Dragon Dance, Waterfall and Earthquake. Need I say more?

Barraskewda - Incredibly fast and powerful, easy to obtain, and has a ton of moves to choose from.

Dracovish - Not easily available in both games, but Strong Jaw + Fishious Rend will shred through anything you meet. Even without Fishious Rend, it’s very powerful.

Electric

Galvantula - Fast with 90% accurate Thunder, and with other coverage moves like Energy Ball, Galvantula puts up a good fight.

Toxtricity - Given as a gift, and Poison/Electric is very good for all the Water and Fairy types you fight. Overdrive and Boomburst make it very good.

Dracozolt - Not easily obtainable in both games, but a Volt Absorb one deals a lot of damage with Bolt Beak, Earthquake and Dragon Claw.

Grass

Tsareena - Strong physical attacker available early with good coverage and a decent Ability.

Roserade - Strong special attacker available early. Not much coverage, but it’s very powerful.

Ferrothorn - A premier defensive wall. Not much damage output, but it excels at walling so you can heal other team members.

Ice

Mamoswine - It’s available early, has an excellent Attack stat, and the combination of Ice + Ground STAB is hard for most Pokemon to resist.

Arctozolt - Not easily obtainable in both games, but Volt Absorb, the Electric type, and a BoltBeam combo make it quite powerful.

Glaceon - Glaceon isn’t the best, but it’s a strong special attacker that can learn moves like Ice Beam and Shadow Ball. You can swap it with Frosmoth or Mr. Rime, but those come later.

Fighting

Bewear - High Attack stat and okay defenses. It's a bit slow, but it has enough coverage to be worthwhile.

Pangoro - Pangoro is a very good catcher because it can learn False Swipe and has Scrappy (as an HA, but its other two Abilities are also good). It also has a nice set of coverage moves it can use.

Toxicroak - Poison helps against Fairy types, and while Toxicroak’s stats are fairly average, Poison Jab, Drain Punch and X-Scissor all help it out.

Poison

Roserade - Not much coverage, but obtainable very early and very specially strong.

Gengar - An absolutely phenomenal Pokemon. Good coverage, Special Attack, and Speed make it very strong, but you can substitute Haunter if you can’t find the wandering Gengar.

Toxtricity - Given as a gift, and Poison/Electric is very good for all the Water and Fairy types you fight. Overdrive and Boomburst make it very good.

Ground

Mamoswine - It’s available early, has an excellent Attack stat, and the combination of Ice + Ground STAB is hard for most Pokemon to resist.

Excadrill - High Attack, Earthquake, Rock Slide, early availability, and a fairly early evolution. Top-class choice.

Flygon - The Dragon typing is nice, and Dragon Dance + a respectable Attack make it all the better.

Flying

Corviknight - Available very early, incredible typing, and a movepool with exactly what it needs makes Corviknight one of the premier choices for a Flying type in Galar.

Gyarados - While not much can be done with its Flying STAB, Gyarados is excellent because of its Water moves, special bulk, Dragon Dance, Earthquake, Crunch, and a few other moves that consistently make it an excellent pick.

Togekiss - Togepi is pretty bad, but you can trade for one in Hammerlocke and that should make the grind to Togekiss easier. Togekiss is great, with Super Luck, a high Special Attack stat, and moves like Air Slash, Dazzling Gleam, and Aura Sphere.

Psychic

Orbeetle - Middling attacking stats, but it’s found early and has good moves to back it up. Dottler is also decent with Eviolite until you get Orbeetle.

Espeon - Its STAB Psychic is ridiculously strong, and it can learn a few other coverage moves to help. Happiness is a bit of a pain, but ultimately manageable.

Gardevoir - Easily obtainable and very strong. High Special Attack, evolves early, and gets moves like Moonblast, Psychic, and Shadow Ball.

Bug

Galvantula - Fast with 90% accurate Thunder, and with other coverage moves like Energy Ball, Galvantula puts up a good fight.

Centiskorch - The Rock weakness hurts it a bit, but Centiskorch is fantastic due to its high attack stats, solid coverage options, and availability.

Ribombee - Very fast, available early, solid Special Attack, and moves like Bug Buzz and Moonblast. Mind its relative frailty.

Rock

Drednaw - Available early, with good moves like Rock Slide and Liquidation at its disposal. Strong Jaw and a high Attack stat only serve to make it even stronger.

Crustle - Very physically defensive, with moves like X-Scissor and Rock Slide to give it an offensive presence. It is quite slow, however.

Coalossal - Rock/Fire gives it quite a few weaknesses, but Coalossal is available early and has decent bulk.

Ghost

Gengar - An absolutely phenomenal Pokemon. Good coverage, Special Attack, and Speed make it very strong, but you can substitute Haunter if you can’t find the wandering Gengar.

Chandelure - Ridiculous Special Attack makes it a force to be reckoned with. It can be somewhat annoying to get, but it boasts a solid variety of moves.

Aegislash - Easily able to switch between powerfully defensive and powerfully offensive, plus it has good moves, a good typing, and is relatively easy to obtain.

Dragon

Flygon - The Dragon typing is nice, and Dragon Dance + a respectable Attack make it all the better.

Haxorus - It’s not available until the end of the midgame, but it has a ridiculously high Attack stat and plenty of coverage moves to back it up.

Dracovish - Not easily available in both games, but Strong Jaw + Fishious Rend will shred through anything you meet. Even without Fishious Rend, it’s very powerful.

Dark

Obstagoon - High Attack + Guts, plus it can be found on one of the first routes. Has a wide range of coverage in the form of TMs and TRs.

Grimmsnarl - Great Attack and solid HP, the Fairy typing, and moves like Play Rough, Taunt, and False Surrender make Grimmsnarl very powerful against a lot of opponents.

Weavile - Very fast, very physically strong, and has a good movepool. It’s physically frail, but that doesn’t matter when it OHKOes most things.

Steel

Corviknight - Available very early, incredible typing, and it has a movepool with exactly what it needs. Corviknight is an excellent choice in Galar for an offensively bulky Steel type.

Excadrill - High Attack, Earthquake, Rock Slide, early availability, and a fairly early evolution. Top-class pick.

Aegislash - Easily able to switch between powerfully defensive and powerfully offensive, plus it has good moves, a good typing, and is relatively easy to obtain.

Fairy

Sylveon - Easy enough to evolve given enough time. Fantastic special bulk and Special Attack allow it to take hits well and dish them out too. Moves like Moonblast, Mystical Fire, and Shadow Ball all help it deal with a variety of threats.

Grimmsnarl - Great Attack and solid HP, the Fairy typing, and moves like Play Rough, Taunt, and False Surrender make Grimmsnarl very powerful against a lot of opponents.

Togekiss - Togepi is pretty bad, but you can trade for one in Hammerlocke and that should make the grind to Togekiss easier. Togekiss is great, with Super Luck, a high Special Attack stat, and moves like Air Slash, Dazzling Gleam, and Aura Sphere.

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It might be a good idea to explicitly say this answer ignores starters.
Good idea.