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History of Pokémon

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Generation VIII
The eighth generation of Pokémon was announced with the reveal of {{g|Sword and Shield}} on February 27, 2019. These games were released internationally on November 15, 2019. Fewer Pokémon were revealed prior to the game's release compared to other generations to increase anticipation.<ref></ref> These games introduced the [[Dynamax]]ing and [[Gigantamax]]ing features, while abandoning the Mega Evolution and Z-Move features introduced in previous generations. The games became the fastest selling Nintendo Switch games, beating out [[Super Smash Bros. Ultimate]] and selling 6 million copies worldwide.
Instead of releasing a separate "third version" or sequel(s) to Sword and Shield, a DLCpair wasof DLCs, called [[The Isle of Armor]] and [[The Crown Tundra]], were introduced in its place, featuring all-new areas, returning Pokémon, and new Legendaries.
The anime was quick to follow with a [[new series]], which is set to take place in all of the regions from [[Kanto]] to [[Galar]]. It features two protagonists, [[Ash Ketchum]] and {{an|Go}}, along with their partner {{AP|Pikachu}} and {{TP|Go|Scorbunny}}.