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The '''eighth generation''' (Japanese: '''{{j|{{tt|第八世代|だいはちせだい}}}}''' ''eighth generation'') of Pokémon games is the eighth installment of the Pokémon video game series starting with {{g|Sword and Shield}}. The games of the eighth generation are presented on the [[Nintendo Switch]].
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The '''eighth generation''' (Japanese: '''{{j|{{tt|第八世代|だいはちせだい}}}}''' ''eighth generation'') of Pokémon games is the eighth installment of the Pokémon video game series. Like previous generations, the eighth generation began with {{g|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==
 
==History==
 
The eighth generation of Pokémon was announced with the reveal of {{g|Sword and Shield}} on February 27, 2019. These games were released worldwide on November 15, 2019.
 
The eighth generation of Pokémon was announced with the reveal of {{g|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, {{wp|iOS}}, and {{wp|Android (operating system)|Android}} in early 2020. Users of HOME can carry forward their Pokémon from [[Pokémon Bank]], [[Pokémon GO|GO]], [[Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!|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 [[Template:Inter-gen transfer|inter-generational transfer]] methods, allows players to transfer forward Pokémon from as early as {{game|Ruby and Sapphire|s}} to as late as [[Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon]], as well as the [[Nintendo 3DS]] [[Virtual Console]] releases of the [[Generation I]] and {{gen|II}} games.
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Sword and Shield players will be able to store their Pokémon in the cloud-based application, [[Pokémon HOME]], slated for release for Nintendo Switch, {{wp|iOS}}, and {{wp|Android (operating system)|Android}} in February 2020. Users of HOME can carry forward their Pokémon from [[Pokémon Bank]], [[Pokémon GO|GO]], [[Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!|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 [[Template:Inter-gen transfer|inter-generational transfer]] methods, allows players to transfer forward Pokémon from as early as {{game|Ruby and Sapphire|s}} to as late as [[Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon]], as well as the [[Nintendo 3DS]] [[Virtual Console]] releases of the [[Generation I]] and {{gen|II}} games.
 
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==Discussion of Generation VIII==
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Generation VIII is a very divisive generation among the public. The games became extremely controversial online when it was announced that many different Pokémon would be removed from the game (although this was mitigated slightly when DLC reintroduced several old monsters back). This was compounded by the game's graphics being scrutinized for not being detailed enough for a console release. However, the game was mostly well received by critics and sold very well, as with most core series games. Opinions on this generation are thus widely skewed.
   
 
==Trivia==
 
==Trivia==
* Generation VIII is the first generation:
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* Generation VIII is the first [[generation]]:
** To not have its [[Core series|main paired releases]] compatible with the entirety of the Pokémon species and moves existing as of its release.
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** 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 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.
 
** To introduce [[Gym]]s with different type specialties depending on which version the player has.
** Where certain Pokémon can evolve from a preexisting [[evolutionary stone]] that couldn't do so before.
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** To not introduce a {{2t|Normal|Flying}}-type Pokémon.
* At the time of its debut, Generation VIII introduced the least [[Legendary Pokémon]], only introducing three.
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** To introduce a non-[[Legendary Pokémon|Legendary]] pure Flying-type Pokémon.
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** To introduce a [[Gym Leader]] specializing in the {{t|Dark}}-type.
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** Where certain Pokémon can evolve from a preexisting [[evolutionary stone]] which could not do so before.
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** To not introduce any dual typed [[Starter Pokémon]] since [[Generation II]].
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** To lower the base stat total of a {{p|Aegislash|pre-existing Pokémon}}.
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** Where Pokémon can no longer lose access to moves by evolving.
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** To put old Pokémon in new [[Egg Group]]s.
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** To introduce expansion packs.
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* Generation VIII is the first even-numbered generation to not introduce a new [[Eeveelution]].
 
* At the time of its debut, Generation VIII introduced no new [[Mythical Pokémon]].
 
* At the time of its debut, Generation VIII introduced no new [[Mythical 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) (84 new)
Main games Sword and Shield
Region introduced Galar
Storage games HOME
Current length EN 71 days
JA 71 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
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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
VSBea.png
Bea
サイトウ SaitōSw
VSAllister.png
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
VSOpal.png
Opal
ポプラ Poplar
VSBede 2.png
Bede
ビート Beet
Ballonlea
アラベスクタウン
Arabesque Town
Fairy GalarFairy Badge.png

Fairy Badge


VSGordie.png
Gordie
マクワ MakuwaSw
VSMelony.png
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
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Piers
ネズ Nezu
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Marnie
マリィ Mary
Spikemuth
スパイクタウン
Spike Town
Dark Dark Badge.png

Dark Badge


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

Discussion of Generation VIII

Generation VIII is a very divisive generation among the public. The games became extremely controversial online when it was announced that many different Pokémon would be removed from the game (although this was mitigated slightly when DLC reintroduced several old monsters back). This was compounded by the game's graphics being scrutinized for not being detailed enough for a console release. However, the game was mostly well received by critics and sold very well, as with most core series games. Opinions on this generation are thus widely skewed.

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)
Pokémon game templates


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