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Generation VIII
第8世代
Pokémon Sword Logo
Pokémon Shield Logo
Pokémon Sword and Shield logos
Information
Debut JN November 15, 2019
EN November 15, 2019
Pokémon 890 (81 new)
Region Galar
Date Ended JN Unknown
EN Unknown
Game Information
Main Game(s): Pokémon Sword and Shield
Battle Arena Games: Unknown

Generation VIII (Japanese: 第八世代 Dai Hachi-sedai) is the third generation of the Pokémon series to be exclusively 3D and the eighth generation overall. It was announced on February 27, 2019 with the announcement of Pokémon Sword and Shield. This generation features the Galar region.

Features

New Pokémon

Dynamax, Gigantamax, & Eternamax

Dynamax, Gigantamax, and Eternamax are special phenomenon that can be used by a Pokémon if its trainer is equipped with Dynamax Band.

Regional variant

Similarly to the Alolan forms in Sun and Moon, they have Regional variant in the Galar Region known as the Galarian forms. Unlike Alolan forms, which are exclusive to Generation I’s normal counterparts, Galarian forms also has their normal counterparts from beyond Generation I. Galarian forms even has the evolutions which are exclusive to the previous Generations’ Regional variant counterparts.

Rotom Phone

Similarly to Sun & Moon, there is also a Rotom PokéDex, but it instead possesses a phone. The phone can be attached to objects, such as bikes, to upgrade them.

Gym Leaders

Leader Type Badge
Milo Grass Grass Badge
Nessa Water Water Badge
Kabu Fire Fire Badge
Bea Fighting Fighting Badge
Allister Ghost Ghost Badge
Opal Fairy Fairy Badge
Gordie Rock Rock Badge
Melony Ice Ice Badge
Piers Dark Dark Badge
Raihan Dragon Dragon Badge

Games

Main series


Trivia

  • 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.
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