Generation VIII (第八世代 Dai Hachi-sedai) is the eighth instalment of the Pokémon franchise. It was first announced on February 27, 2019 with the announcement of Pokémon Sword and Shield. This generation features the Galar region.
Dynamax, Gigantamax, & Eternamax
Similarly to the Alolan forms in Sun and Moon, Galar has it's own Regional variants known as the Galarian forms. Unlike Alolan forms, which are exclusive to Generation I's normal counterparts, Galarian forms also have their normal counterparts from beyond Generation I. Galarian forms even have the evolutions that are exclusive to the previous Generations' Regional variant counterparts.
|Bea (Sword)||Fighting||Fighting Badge|
|Allister (Shield)||Ghost||Ghost Badge|
|Gordie (Sword)||Rock||Rock Badge|
|Melony (Shield)||Ice||Ice Badge|
Main series and expansions
- This is the first Generation to have a paid additional content for the core Pokémon series, replacing the usual enhanced versions.
- The wolf heads on top of the sword and shield represent Zacian, Pokémon Sword, and Zamazenta, Pokémon Shield, respectively. Both Legendary Pokémon are also wielding their represented objects.
- The Gym Badges are named after the types in this region.