Generation 8

Timespan: November 15th 2019 - Late 2022
Number of new Pokémon: 96
Number of new Moves: 139
Region: Galar, Hisui

In February 2019, on the 23rd anniversary of Pokémon Red & Green, a special Pokémon Direct was held by Tsunekazu Ishihara that revealed the next games, Pokémon Sword & Shield were coming to the Nintendo Switch. This was the first time a generation would be available on a home console

Pokémon | Main Games | Side Games | Spin-off Games | Anime | Trading Card Game

Main Series Games

Pokémon Sword & Shield

Pokémon Sword & Shield Image Release Dates:
Japan: November 15th 2019
North America: November 15th 2019
Europe: November 15th 2019

Console: Nintendo Switch

Pokémon Sword & Shield, were the first Generation VIII Pokémon games. These games were set in the Galar Region and features many new Pokémon and a story focused around Dynamaxing and the Pokémon League. These games were also the first main series games to include an Expansion Pass that adds more content and more Pokémon

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Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl

Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl Image Release Dates:
Global: November 19th 2021
Console: Nintendo Switch

Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl are remakes of the original Pokémon Diamond & Pearl games. These games are faithful remakes that follow the same story but with Generation 8 mechanics and Quality of Life improvements.

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Pokémon Legends: Arceus

Pokémon Legends: Arceus Image Release Dates:
Global: January 28th 2022
Console: Nintendo Switch

Pokémon Legends: Arceus is a new style of main series Pokémon game. This game is an open world game set in ancient Sinnoh and has changes in the core gameplay as you try to fill the first Pokédex

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Side Series Games

Pokémon HOME

Pokémon HOME Image Release Dates:
Global: February 2020

Console: Nintendo Switch, iOS, Android

Pokémon HOME is the successor to Pokémon Bank and allows for the cloud storage of Pokémon brought in from a variety of games including Pokémon Bank, Pokémon GO and Pokémon Let's Go, with the Pokémon able to be withdrawn into the Generation 8 Main Series Pokémon games. It can be used on Nintendo Switch and mobile devices, with an online trade feature being available directly on mobile devices.

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Spin-off Games

New Pokémon Snap

Pokémon Smile Image Release Dates:
Global: April 30th 2021

Console: Nintendo Switch

New Pokémon Snap is the sequel to the Nintendo 64 game Pokémon Snap. This game has you go through various stages as a budding Pokémon photographer, taking pictures of Pokémon in their natural habitat

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Pokémon Café Mix

Pokémon Café Mix Image Release Dates:
Global: June 24th 2020

Console: Nintendo Switch, iOS, Android

Pokémon Café Mix is the latest puzzle game in Pokémon's repertoire. This game is another match Pokémon puzzle title but with a Café theme. Each stage has you making orders for various Pokémon in order to befriend them and add them to your Café Staff.

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Pokémon GO
Release Dates:
Japan: July 22nd 2016
North America: July 6th 2016
Europe: July 13th 2016

Console: iOS/Android

Pokémon GO is a Smartphone game that utilises the real world in order for you to hunt for Pokémon. As you travel around the real world, wild Pokémon will appear and require capture. This is done using the touch screen of the mobile device, and can have the real world as a backdrop using the device's camera. Real life locations are also used as PokéStops and Gyms for battle. An accessory was released, the Pokémon GO Plus, that allowed for play without accessing the mobile device.

On November 16th 2018, the first Generation 8 related Pokémon was added to the game.

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Pokémon Masters EX

Pokémon Masters Image Release Dates:
Global: August 29th 2019

Console: iOS, Android

Pokémon Masters EX is a game where you collect various trainers and their Pokémon to build a team to battle against various other trainers. The trainers you face are all prominent trainers from the Main Series Pokémon games.

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Pokémon Mystery Dungeon Rescue Team DX

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon Rescue Team DX Image Release Dates:
Global: March 6th 2020

Console: Nintendo Switch

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon Rescue Team DX is a remake of the original Pokémon Mystery Dungeon game and features just over 400 Pokémon from multiple generations as you play through the story investigating recent fissures in the area..

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Pokémon Smile

Pokémon Smile Image Release Dates:
Global: June 17th 2020

Console: iOS, Android

Pokémon Smile is a unique game that has you catch Pokémon by brushing your teeth. As you brush, you clean away bacteria until a bacteria covered Pokémon appears needing you to brush to clean it before you catch it

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Pokémon UNITE

Pokémon UNITE Image Release Dates:
Global: July 21st 2021

Console: Nintendo Switch, iOS, Android

Pokémon UNITE is a Team based Battle Arena game. Here, you join a Team of 5 players to earn points by catching, evolving and battling Pokémon in a match using Pokémon's attacks to defeat the opponents and grab points..

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Pokémon Anime

Pokémon the Series

Pokémon the Series:
After the Alola League, Ash returns to Kanto. When there, he joins Professor Sakuragi as an assistant and ends up travelling the world with his friend Goh. Goh intends to catch all the Pokémon while Ash, with new determination, intends on entering the Pokémon World Coronation Series to defeat the current Champion, Leon

Pokémon Trading Card Game

The Trading Card Game added more new mechanics in line with Sword & Shield, adding new Pokémon-V and VMAX with VMAX being the TCG's equivalent of Dynamax & Gigantamax. It also removed the Fairy-type and rebalanced other types and resistances.

Set Name Number of Cards Logo
Sword Shield 216
Rebel Clash 192
Darkness Ablaze 201
Champion's Path 83
Vivid Voltage 205
Shining Fates 195
Battle Styles 183
Chilling Reign 238
Evolving Skies 237
Celebrations 50
Fusion Strike 284
Brilliant Stars 215
Astral Radiance 219
Pokemon GO 88
Lost Origin ??
Silver Tempest 225
Crown Zenith 230