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Generation VIII
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Logos of Pokémon Sword and Shield
Debut EN Late 2019
JA Winter 2019
Pokémon Unknown (3 new)
Main games Sword and Shield
Region introduced Galar
Current length EN Not yet released
JA Not yet released

The eighth generation (Japanese: 第八世代 eighth generation) of Pokémon games is the eighth installment of the Pokémon video game series starting with Pokémon Sword and Shield. The games of the eighth generation so far will be presented on the Nintendo Switch.



The eighth generation of Pokémon was announced with the reveal of Pokémon Sword and Shield on February 27, 2019. These games are scheduled to be released internationally in late 2019.




Main article: Galar

The Galar region was introduced in Pokémon Sword and Shield. This region appears to be a sprawling continent with a wide range of environments.

Starter Pokémon

The starters of the eighth generation, like the starters of the previous seven regions, follow the Grass-Fire-Water trio, with Grookey the Grass-type, Scorbunny the Fire-type, and Sobble the Water-type.

Grass Fire Water

Generation I: Red & GreenBlue (JP)Red & BlueYellow
Generation II: Gold & SilverCrystal
Generation III: Ruby & SapphireFireRed & LeafGreenEmerald
Generation IV: Diamond & PearlPlatinumHeartGold & SoulSilver
Generation V: Black & WhiteBlack 2 & White 2
Generation VI: X & YOmega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire
Generation VII: Sun & MoonUltra Sun & Ultra Moon
Let's Go, Pikachu! & Let's Go, Eevee!‎
Generation VIII: Sword & Shield
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