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* Generation VIII is the first [[generation]]:
 
* Generation VIII is the first [[generation]]:
 
** To not have its [[Core series|main paired releases]] compatible with the entirety of the Pokémon species and [[move]]s existing as of its release.
 
** To not have its [[Core series|main paired releases]] compatible with the entirety of the Pokémon species and [[move]]s existing as of its release.
** To introduce [[Fossil]] Pokémon that are genderless, cannot breed and are not {{type|Rock}}.
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** To introduce [[Fossil]] Pokémon that are genderless, cannot breed, and are not {{type|Rock}}.
 
** To introduce [[List of Pokémon with cross-generational evolutions|cross-generational evolutions]] exclusive to [[regional form]]s.
 
** To introduce [[List of Pokémon with cross-generational evolutions|cross-generational evolutions]] exclusive to [[regional form]]s.
** To introduce [[Gym]]s with different type specialties depending on which version the player has.
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** To introduce [[Gym]]s with different type specialties depending on which version the {{player}} has.
 
** To not introduce a {{2t|Normal|Flying}}-type Pokémon.
 
** To not introduce a {{2t|Normal|Flying}}-type Pokémon.
 
** To introduce a non-[[Legendary Pokémon|Legendary]] pure Flying-type Pokémon.
 
** To introduce a non-[[Legendary Pokémon|Legendary]] pure Flying-type Pokémon.
 
** To introduce a [[Gym Leader]] specializing in the {{t|Dark}}-type.
 
** To introduce a [[Gym Leader]] specializing in the {{t|Dark}}-type.
** Where certain Pokémon can evolve from a pre-existing [[evolutionary stone]] which could not do so before.
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** Where certain Pokémon can evolve from a preexisting [[evolutionary stone]] which could not do so before.
 
** To not introduce any dual typed [[Starter Pokémon]] since [[Generation II]].
 
** To not introduce any dual typed [[Starter Pokémon]] since [[Generation II]].
 
** To lower the base stat total of a {{p|Aegislash|pre-existing Pokémon}}.
 
** To lower the base stat total of a {{p|Aegislash|pre-existing Pokémon}}.

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Generation VIII
Pokémon Sword Shield logo.png
Logos of Pokémon Sword and Shield
Debut EN November 15, 2019
JA November 15, 2019
Pokémon 436 (as of Patch 1.1.0) (87 new)
Main games Sword and Shield
Region introduced Galar
Storage games HOME
Current length EN 240 days
JA 240 days

The eighth generation (Japanese: 第八世代 eighth generation) of Pokémon games is the eighth installment of the Pokémon video game series. Like previous generations, the eighth generation began with Pokémon Sword and Shield. However, unlike them, the games received two DLC packs, the Pokémon Sword and Shield Expansion Pass. The games of the eighth generation are presented on the Nintendo Switch.

History

The eighth generation of Pokémon was announced with the reveal of Pokémon Sword and Shield on February 27, 2019. These games were released worldwide on November 15, 2019.

Sword and Shield players will be able to store their Pokémon in the cloud-based application, Pokémon HOME, slated for release for Nintendo Switch, iOS, and Android in February 2020. Users of HOME can carry forward their Pokémon from Pokémon Bank, GO, Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee! to the new application. Through the combined use Pokémon Bank, Poké Transporter, Pokémon HOME, and other inter-generational transfer methods, allows players to transfer forward Pokémon from as early as Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire to as late as Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, as well as the Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console releases of the Generation I and II games.

Region

Galar

Galar

Main article: Galar

The Galar region was introduced in Pokémon Sword and Shield. This region appears to be a sprawling continent with a wide range of environments.

Starter Pokémon

The starters of the eighth generation, like the starters of the previous seven regions, follow the Grass-Fire-Water trio, with Grookey the Grass-type, Scorbunny the Fire-type, and Sobble the Water-type.

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Grookey
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Scorbunny
816Sobble.png
Sobble
Grass Fire Water
Thwackey Thwackey Raboot Raboot Drizzile Drizzile
Grass Fire Water
Rillaboom Rillaboom Cinderace Cinderace Inteleon Inteleon
Grass Fire Water

Gym Leaders

In Galar, most Gym Leaders are challenged in special stadium-style Gyms built on power spots that facilitate the use of Dynamax.

Galar League
Generation VIII Region: Galar
Gym Leader
Japanese
Location
Japanese
Type Badge
VSMilo.png
Milo
ヤロー Yarrow
Turffield
ターフタウン
Turf Town
Grass Grass Badge.png
Grass Badge
VSNessa.png
Nessa
ルリナ Rurina
Hulbury
バウタウン
Bow Town
Water Water Badge.png
Water Badge
VSKabu.png
Kabu
カブ Kabu
Motostoke
エンジンシティ
Engine City
Fire Fire Badge.png
Fire Badge
{{{size}}}
Bea
サイトウ SaitōSw
{{{size2}}}
Allister
オニオン OnionSh
Stow-on-Side
ラテラルタウン
Lateral Town
Fighting Ghost Fighting Badge.png
Fighting Badge
Ghost Badge.png
Ghost Badge
{{{size}}}
Opal
ポプラ Poplar
{{{size2}}}
Bede
ビート Beet
Ballonlea
アラベスクタウン
Arabesque Town
Fairy GalarFairy Badge.png
Fairy Badge


{{{size}}}
Gordie
マクワ MakuwaSw
{{{size2}}}
Melony
メロン MelonSh
Circhester
キルクスタウン
Circus Town
Rock Ice Rock Badge.png
Rock Badge
Ice Badge.png
Ice Badge
{{{size}}}
Piers
ネズ Nezu
{{{size2}}}
Marnie
マリィ Mary
Spikemuth
スパイクタウン
Spike Town
Dark Dark Badge.png
Dark Badge


VSRaihan.png
Raihan
キバナ Kibana
Hammerlocke
ナックルシティ
Knuckle City
Dragon Dragon Badge.png
Dragon Badge

Trivia



Generation I: Red & GreenBlue (JP)Red & BlueYellow
Generation II: Gold & SilverCrystal
Generation III: Ruby & SapphireFireRed & LeafGreenEmerald
Generation IV: Diamond & PearlPlatinumHeartGold & SoulSilver
Generation V: Black & WhiteBlack 2 & White 2
Generation VI: X & YOmega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire
Generation VII: Sun & MoonUltra Sun & Ultra Moon
Let's Go, Pikachu! & Let's Go, Eevee!‎
Generation VIII: Sword & Shield (Expansion Pass)
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