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On October 22, 2020, [[The Crown Tundra]], the second downloadable content in the [[Pokémon Sword and Shield Expansion Pass]], was released, introducing new moves, new abilities, new forms and new Pokémon to Pokémon Sword and Shield.
 
On October 22, 2020, [[The Crown Tundra]], the second downloadable content in the [[Pokémon Sword and Shield Expansion Pass]], was released, introducing new moves, new abilities, new forms and new Pokémon to Pokémon Sword and Shield.
   
On February 26, 2021, {{g|Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl}}, remakes of the {{gen|IV}} games {{g|Diamond and Pearl}}, were announced on that day's [[Pokémon Presents]] with a release date of late 2021. [[Pokémon Legends: Arceus]] was also announced during same Pokémon Presents, slated to be released in early 2022.
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On February 26, 2021, {{g|Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl}}, remakes of the [[Generation IV]] games {{game|Diamond and Pearl|s}}, were announced on that day's [[Pokémon Presents]] with a release date of late 2021. [[Pokémon Legends: Arceus]] was also announced during same Pokémon Presents, slated to be released in early 2022.
 
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* [[Poké Pelago]] is replaced by [[Poké Job]]s.
 
* [[Poké Pelago]] is replaced by [[Poké Job]]s.
 
* [[Pokémon Refresh]] is replaced by [[Pokémon Camp]].
 
* [[Pokémon Refresh]] is replaced by [[Pokémon Camp]].
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* The [[Festival Plaza]] is replaced and incorporated into the Y-Comm.
 
* {{ga|Trainer Card}}s are replaced by [[League Card]]s.
 
* {{ga|Trainer Card}}s are replaced by [[League Card]]s.
 
* 12 Pokémon from the previous generations receive new [[egg group]]s.
 
* 12 Pokémon from the previous generations receive new [[egg group]]s.
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* Nicknames can only be changed by its original trainer again.
 
* Nicknames can only be changed by its original trainer again.
 
* [[Wild Pokémon]] in the overworld can no longer appear [[shiny]].
 
* [[Wild Pokémon]] in the overworld can no longer appear [[shiny]].
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* Foreign language Pokémon now retain their original language game's name when evolving.
   
 
===Further additions in game updates===
 
===Further additions in game updates===
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====Starter Pokémon====
 
====Starter Pokémon====
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The starter Pokémon featured in the remakes are the same as the original Generation IV titles, following the series' usual Grass/Fire/Water setup. The player is given a choice between {{p|Turtwig}}, {{p|Chimchar}}, or {{p|Piplup}}.
{{incomplete|section|Adding Starter Pokémon from Pokémon Legends: Arceus}}
 
The starters of Sinnoh are the same from Generation IV, being {{p|Turtwig}}, {{p|Chimchar}}, and {{p|Piplup}}
 
   
 
{| style="margin:auto; width:auto; text-align:center; background:#{{sinnoh color dark}}; font-size:85%; {{roundy}}; border:5px solid #{{sinnoh color}}"
 
{| style="margin:auto; width:auto; text-align:center; background:#{{sinnoh color dark}}; font-size:85%; {{roundy}}; border:5px solid #{{sinnoh color}}"
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{{typetable2|Water}}
 
{{typetable2|Water}}
 
|- style="background:#{{sinnoh color light}}"
 
|- style="background:#{{sinnoh color light}}"
| {{MSP/6|388|Grotle}}
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| {{MSP|388|Grotle}}
 
| {{pcolor|Grotle|{{sinnoh color dark}}}}
 
| {{pcolor|Grotle|{{sinnoh color dark}}}}
| {{MSP/6|391|Monferno}}
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| {{MSP|391|Monferno}}
 
| {{pcolor|Monferno|{{sinnoh color dark}}}}
 
| {{pcolor|Monferno|{{sinnoh color dark}}}}
| {{MSP/6|394|Prinplup}}
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| {{MSP|394|Prinplup}}
 
| {{pcolor|Prinplup|{{sinnoh color dark}}}}
 
| {{pcolor|Prinplup|{{sinnoh color dark}}}}
 
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{{typetable2|Water}}
 
{{typetable2|Water}}
 
|- style="background:#{{sinnoh color light}}"
 
|- style="background:#{{sinnoh color light}}"
| {{MSP/6|389|Torterra}}
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| {{MSP|389|Torterra}}
 
| {{pcolor|Torterra|{{sinnoh color dark}}}}
 
| {{pcolor|Torterra|{{sinnoh color dark}}}}
| {{MSP/6|392|Infernape}}
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| {{MSP|392|Infernape}}
 
| {{pcolor|Infernape|{{sinnoh color dark}}}}
 
| {{pcolor|Infernape|{{sinnoh color dark}}}}
| {{MSP/6|395|Empoleon}}
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| {{MSP|395|Empoleon}}
 
| {{pcolor|Empoleon|{{sinnoh color dark}}}}
 
| {{pcolor|Empoleon|{{sinnoh color dark}}}}
 
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|}
   
The second starters of Sinnoh during the ancient past are given by a traveling [[Pokémon Professor]], being {{p|Rowlet}}, {{p|Cyndaquil}}, and {{p|Oshawott}}
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During the initial reveal of [[Pokémon Legends: Arceus]], the starter Pokémon offered to the player in the game were revealed to be {{p|Rowlet}}, {{p|Cyndaquil}}, and {{p|Oshawott}}.
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! style="width:80px; background:#{{legends arceus color light}}; {{roundytl|5px}}" colspan="2" | [[File:722Rowlet LA.png|96px]]<br>{{pcolor|Rowlet|{{legends arceus color dark}}}}<br>
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! style="width:80px; background:#{{legends arceus color light}}" colspan="2" | [[File:155Cyndaquil LA.png|96px]]<br>{{pcolor|Cyndaquil|{{legends arceus color dark}}}}<br>
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! style="width:80px; background:#{{legends arceus color light}}; {{roundytr|5px}}" colspan="2" | [[File:501Oshawott LA.png|96px]]<br>{{pcolor|Oshawott|{{legends arceus color dark}}}}
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{{typetable|Grass}}
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{{typetable|Flying}}
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{{typetable2|Fire}}
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{{typetable2|Water}}
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|- style="background:#{{legends arceus color light}}"
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| {{MSP|723|Dartrix}}
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| {{pcolor|Dartrix|{{legends arceus color dark}}}}
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| style="width:68px; | {{MSP|156|Quilava}}
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| {{pcolor|Quilava|{{legends arceus color dark}}}}
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| style="width:68px; | {{MSP|502|Dewott}}
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| {{pcolor|Dewott|{{legends arceus color dark}}}}
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|-
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{{typetable|Grass}}
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{{typetable|Flying}}
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{{typetable2|Fire}}
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{{typetable2|Water}}
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|- style="background:#{{legends arceus color light}}"
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| {{MSP|724|Decidueye}}
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| {{pcolor|Decidueye|{{legends arceus color dark}}}}
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| {{MSP|157|Typhlosion}}
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| {{pcolor|Typhlosion|{{legends arceus color dark}}}}
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| {{MSP|503|Samurott}}
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| {{pcolor|Samurott|{{legends arceus color dark}}}}
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{{typetable|Grass}}
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{{typetable|Ghost}}
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{{typetable2|Fire}}
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{{typetable2|Water}}
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{| class="roundy" style="margin:auto; text-align:center; background:#{{sinnoh color dark}}; border:4px solid #{{sinnoh color}}" colspan=4 cellspacing="1" cellpadding="2"
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! style="background:#{{sinnoh color dark}}" colspan="4" | {{color2|{{sinnoh color light}}|Sinnoh League}}
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! style="background:#{{sinnoh color dark}}" colspan="2" | {{color2|{{sinnoh color light}}|Generation IV}}
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! style="background:#{{sinnoh color dark}}" colspan="2" | {{color2|{{sinnoh color light}}|Region|Region:}} {{color2|{{sinnoh color light}}|Sinnoh}}
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! style="background:#{{sinnoh color light}}; {{roundytr|5px}}" | {{color2|{{sinnoh color dark}}|Badge}}
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{{gldr|type=Rock|pic=VSRoark.png|ldr=Roark|djap=ヒョウタ|drm=Hyouta|loc=Oreburgh City|cjap=クロガネシティ|crm=Kurogane City|bdg=Coal}}
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{{gldr|type=Grass|pic=VSGardenia.png|ldr=Gardenia|djap=ナタネ|drm=Natane|loc=Eterna City|cjap=ハクタイシティ|crm=Hakutai City|bdg=Forest}}
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{{gldr|type=Fighting|pic=VSMaylene.png|ldr=Maylene|djap=スモモ|drm=Sumomo|loc=Veilstone City|cjap=トバリシティ|crm=Tobari City||bdg=Cobble}}
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{{gldr|type=Water|pic=VSCrasher Wake.png|ldr=Crasher Wake|djap=マキシマム仮面|drm=Maximum Mask|loc=Pastoria City|cjap=ノモセシティ|crm=Nomose City|bdg=Fen}}
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{{gldr|type=Ghost|pic=VSFantina.png|ldr=Fantina|djap=メリッサ|drm=Melissa|loc=Hearthome City|cjap=ヨスガシティ|crm=Yosuga City|bdg=Relic}}
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{{gldr|type=Steel|pic=VSByron.png|ldr=Byron|djap=トウガン|drm=Tougan|loc=Canalave City|cjap=ミオシティ|crm=Mio City|bdg=Mine}}
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{{gldr|type=Ice|pic=VSCandice.png|ldr=Candice|djap=スズナ|drm=Suzuna|loc=Snowpoint City|cjap=キッサキシティ|crm=Kissaki City|bdg=Icicle}}
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{{gldrb|type=Electric|pic=VSVolkner.png|ldr=Volkner|djap=デンジ|drm=Denzi|loc=Sunyshore City|cjap=ナギサシティ|crm=Nagisa City|bdg=Beacon}}
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==Title screens==
 
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==Trivia==
 
==Trivia==
 
* Generation VIII is the first [[generation]]:
 
* Generation VIII is the first [[generation]]:
** To have a [[Mythical Pokémon]] as a [[game mascot]] for a core series game.
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** To have a [[Mythical Pokémon]] as a [[game mascot]] for a [[core series]] game.
 
** To not have the mascot Legendary Pokémon appear in the title screen.
 
** To not have the mascot Legendary Pokémon appear in the title screen.
 
** To not have the [[region]]'s [[Pokémon Professor]] introduce the world of Pokémon to the {{player}}. Instead the role was done by [[Rose]].
 
** To not have the [[region]]'s [[Pokémon Professor]] introduce the world of Pokémon to the {{player}}. Instead the role was done by [[Rose]].
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** To have no Pokémon that appear in the {{pkmn|anime}} before its start.
 
** To have no Pokémon that appear in the {{pkmn|anime}} before its start.
 
** To introduce {{p|Regieleki|new}} {{p|Regidrago|members}} to an [[Legendary titans|existing trio]].
 
** To introduce {{p|Regieleki|new}} {{p|Regidrago|members}} to an [[Legendary titans|existing trio]].
** To introduce no new [[Mythical Pokémon]] at the time of its debut.
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** To introduce no new Mythical Pokémon at the time of its debut.
* Generation VIII is the first even-numbered generation to not introduce a new [[Eeveelution]].
 
 
 
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{{Core series}}<br>
 
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Generation VIII
SwordTitle.png
Title screen of Pokémon Sword
Debut EN November 15, 2019
JA November 15, 2019
Pokémon 898* (89 new)
Main games Sword and Shield (Expansion Pass)
Region introduced Galar
Other RPGs Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, Legends: Arceus
Contains remakes of Generation IV
Storage games HOME
Current length EN 523 days
JA 523 days

The eighth generation (Japanese: 第八世代 eighth generation) of Pokémon games is the eighth installment of the Pokémon video game series. The eighth generation began with Pokémon Sword and Shield and then continued with the Pokémon Sword and Shield Expansion Pass DLC packs, Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, and Pokémon Legends: Arceus.

Like Generation III and Generation V before it, Generation VIII can be considered something of a "reboot" of the franchise. Released after the remakes of Pokémon Yellow, Generation VIII is the first generation not to include every previously available Pokémon to obtain (despite being on code), the first generation to include paid DLC in lieu of an additional game, and the first to be released entirely on a home console system, 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.

Since February 11, 2020, Sword and Shield players are able to store their Pokémon and trade with other players in the cloud-based application, Pokémon HOME, released on Nintendo Switch, iOS, and Android.

Regarding connectivity with previous generations, users of Pokémon HOME can carry forward their Pokémon from Pokémon Bank, Let's Go, Pikachu!, Let's Go, Eevee!, and GO to the application, allowing for a transfer of Pokémon that originate in core series games as early as Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire, as well as the Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console releases of the Generation I and II games.

On June 17, 2020, The Isle of Armor, the first downloadable content in the Pokémon Sword and Shield Expansion Pass, was released, introducing new moves, new abilities, new forms and new Pokémon to Pokémon Sword and Shield.

On October 22, 2020, The Crown Tundra, the second downloadable content in the Pokémon Sword and Shield Expansion Pass, was released, introducing new moves, new abilities, new forms and new Pokémon to Pokémon Sword and Shield.

On February 26, 2021, Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, remakes of the Generation IV games Pokémon Diamond and Pearl, were announced on that day's Pokémon Presents with a release date of late 2021. Pokémon Legends: Arceus was also announced during same Pokémon Presents, slated to be released in early 2022.

Advances in gameplay

Alterations from Generation VII

Further additions in game updates

Version 1.1.0

The Isle of Armor (Version 1.2.0)

The Crown Tundra (Version 1.3.0)

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 Gym logo.png
Grass
Grass Badge.png
Grass Badge
VSNessa.png
Nessa
ルリナ Rurina
Hulbury
バウタウン
Bow Town
Water Gym logo.png
Water
Water Badge.png
Water Badge
VSKabu.png
Kabu
カブ Kabu
Motostoke
エンジンシティ
Engine City
Fire Gym logo.png
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 Gym logo.png
Fighting
Ghost Gym logo.png
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 Gym logo.png
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 Gym logo.png
Rock
Ice Gym logo.png
Ice
Rock Badge.png
Rock Badge
Ice Badge.png
Ice Badge
VSPiers.png
Piers
ネズ Nezu
VSMarnie 3.png
Marnie
マリィ Mary
Spikemuth
スパイクタウン
Spike Town
Dark Gym logo.png
Dark
Dark Badge.png
Dark Badge


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

Sinnoh

Main article: Sinnoh

Sinnoh was featured in Generation VIII in Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, which are remakes of the Generation IV games Diamond and Pearl. The region is also featured in Pokémon Legends: Arceus.

Starter Pokémon

The starter Pokémon featured in the remakes are the same as the original Generation IV titles, following the series' usual Grass/Fire/Water setup. The player is given a choice between Turtwig, Chimchar, or Piplup.

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Turtwig
390Chimchar BDSP.png
Chimchar
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Piplup
Grass Fire Water
Grotle Grotle Monferno Monferno Prinplup Prinplup
Grass Fire Fighting Water
Torterra Torterra Infernape Infernape Empoleon Empoleon
Grass Ground Fire Fighting Water Steel

During the initial reveal of Pokémon Legends: Arceus, the starter Pokémon offered to the player in the game were revealed to be Rowlet, Cyndaquil, and Oshawott.

722Rowlet LA.png
Rowlet
155Cyndaquil LA.png
Cyndaquil
501Oshawott LA.png
Oshawott
Grass Flying Fire Water
Dartrix Dartrix Quilava Quilava Dewott Dewott
Grass Flying Fire Water
Decidueye Decidueye Typhlosion Typhlosion Samurott Samurott
Grass Ghost Fire Water

Gym Leaders

Sinnoh League
Generation IV Region: Sinnoh
Gym Leader
Japanese
Location
Japanese
Type Badge
{{{size}}}
Roark
ヒョウタ Hyouta
Oreburgh City
クロガネシティ
Kurogane City
Rock Coal Badge.png
Coal Badge
{{{size}}}
Gardenia
ナタネ Natane
Eterna City
ハクタイシティ
Hakutai City
Grass Forest Badge.png
Forest Badge
{{{size}}}
Maylene
スモモ Sumomo
Veilstone City
トバリシティ
Tobari City
Fighting Cobble Badge.png
Cobble Badge
{{{size}}}
Crasher Wake
マキシマム仮面 Maximum Mask
Pastoria City
ノモセシティ
Nomose City
Water Fen Badge.png
Fen Badge
{{{size}}}
Fantina
メリッサ Melissa
Hearthome City
ヨスガシティ
Yosuga City
Ghost Relic Badge.png
Relic Badge
{{{size}}}
Byron
トウガン Tougan
Canalave City
ミオシティ
Mio City
Steel Mine Badge.png
Mine Badge
{{{size}}}
Candice
スズナ Suzuna
Snowpoint City
キッサキシティ
Kissaki City
Ice Icicle Badge.png
Icicle Badge
{{{size}}}
Volkner
デンジ Denzi
Sunyshore City
ナギサシティ
Nagisa City
Electric Beacon Badge.png
Beacon Badge


Title screens

050Diglett.png This section is incomplete.
Please feel free to edit this section to add missing information and complete it.
Reason: Shield title screens, Japanese Sword Champion title screen

English title screens

Pokémon Sword
SwordTitle.png
Pokémon Sword
(After defeating Leon)
SwordTitle Champion.png

Japanese title screens

Pokémon Sword
Japanese SwordTitle.png

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)
Brilliant Diamond & Shining PearlLegends: Arceus
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