Generation VIII 第八 ( だいはち ) 世代 ( せだい )
Pokémon Sword and Shield logos
November 15, 2019
November 15, 2019
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Generation VIII ( 第八 ( だいはち ) 世代 ( せだい ) Dai Hachi-sedai) is the eighth instalment of the Pokémon franchise. It was first announced on February 27, 2019 with the announcement of . This generation features the Pokémon Sword and Shield Galar region.
Dynamax, Gigantamax, & Eternamax Dynamax and Gigantamax are special phenomenon that can be used by a Pokémon if its Trainer is equipped with a Dynamax Band.
Eternamax is a phenomenon exclusive to the Legendary Pokémon Eternatus. It is only seen during the climax of the story, and cannot be achieved by the player.
Similarly to the Alolan Forms in
Sun and Moon, Galar has its own regional form known as 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.
Pokémon Sun and 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.
Grass Grass Badge
Water Water Badge
Fire Fire Badge
Fighting Fighting Badge
Ghost Ghost Badge
Fairy Fairy Badge
Rock Rock Badge
Ice Ice Badge
Dark Dark Badge
Dragon Dragon Badge
Main series and expansions
This is the first Generation to have 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.
It is the first even-numbered generation that didn't introduce a new evolution for Eevee.
Through the Crown Tundra expansion, it is also the first generation to add new Legendary Pokémon to an already existing trio.