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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 403 known (84 new)
Main games Sword and Shield
Region introduced Galar
Storage games HOME
Current length EN Not yet released
JA Not yet released

The eighth generation (Japanese: 第八世代 eighth generation) of Pokémon games is the eighth installment of the Pokémon video game series starting with Pokémon Sword and Shield. The games of the eighth generation so far will be presented on the Nintendo Switch.


The eighth generation of Pokémon was announced with the reveal of Pokémon Sword and Shield on February 27, 2019. These games are scheduled to be 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 early 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.




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.

Grass Fire Water

Gym Leaders

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

Galar League
Generation VIII Region: Galar
Gym Leader
Type Badge
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ヤロー Yarrow
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ルリナ Rurina
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サイトウ SaitōSw
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オニオン OnionSh
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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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