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Generation VIII (Japanese: 第8世代) 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.
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.
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.