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Generation VIII

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Advances in gameplay
* Many animations for characters and Pokémon are refined and expanded to be more expressive.
* Ten new [[Gym]]s, four of which have different type specialties depending on which version the {{player}} has, as well as introducing the first Gym that specializes in {{type|Dark}} Pokémon.
* A new battle mechanic, [[Dynamax]], which increases the size of a Pokémon and allows them to use [[Max Move]]s for three turns. [[Gigantamax]] expands on this mechanic by also changing a Pokémon's form and turning moves of a certain type into [[G-Max Move]]s.
* The introduction of {{wp|downloadable content}} in the form of the {{pkmn|Sword and Shield Expansion Pass}}.