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Generation VIII

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==In-game continuity==-->
==Advances in gameplay==
* The addition of {{cat|Generation VIII Pokémon|86 new Pokémon}}, bringing the total to 890.
* A new [[Villainous teams|villainous team]], [[Team Yell]].
* The introductions of the [[Rotom Phone]], which functions as a menu, and the [[Rotom Bike]], an upgraded version of traditional bikes that can grant a speed boost and move on water.
* 14Fourteen new [[regional form]]s, now including Pokémon from Generations II, III, and V as basis, and being the first generation to have forms from multiple generations.
** In addition, the introduction of [[List of Pokémon with cross-generational evolutions|cross-generational evolutions]] exclusive to [[regional form]]s.
* The introduction of [[List of Pokémon with form differences#Alcremie|70 new forms]] for {{p|Alcremie}}, the most forms a Pokémon has ever had.
* Similarly, the introduction of several other new [[List of Pokémon with form differences|forms]].
* Many animations for characters and Pokémon are refined and expanded to be more expressive.
* 10Ten new [[Gym]]s, 4four of which have different type specialties depending on which version the {{player}} has.
* A new battle mechanic, [[Dynamax]], which powers up Pokémon exponentially for three turns. [[Gigantamax]] takes this one step further by changing a Pokémon's form and granting them a special move.
* The introduction of [[Pokémon Sword and Shield Expansion Pass|downloadable content]] to the main series.
* [[Poké Pelago]] is replaced by [[Poké Jobs]].
* [[Pokémon Refresh]] is replaced by [[Pokémon Camp]].
* [[{{ga|Trainer Card (game)|Trainer Cards]]}}s are replaced by [[League Card]]s.

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