Generation 8

Timespan: November 15th 2019 - ???
Number of new Pokémon: 85
Number of new Moves: 80
Region: Galar

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: Late 2019
North America: Late 2019
Europe: Late 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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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brought in from a variety of games including Pokémon Bank, Pokémon GO and Pokémon Let's Go, with the Pokémon able to be withdrawn into the Generation 8 Main Series Pokémon games.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

Detective Pikachu 2

Pokémon Masters Image Release Dates:
Global: ??

Console: Nintendo Switch

Detective Pikachu 2 (Tentative Title) is the sequel to the Nintendo 3DS title, Detective Pikachu, and features the continuaiton of the story of Tim Goodman and the mysterious talking Pikachu as they try to investigate the mystery of what happened to Pikachu and Tim's father

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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

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

Console: iOS, Android

Pokémon Masters 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: August 29th 2019

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 Sleep

Pokémon Sleep Image Release Dates:
Global: 2020

Console: iOS, Android

Pokémon Sleep is a game on mobile devices which alters gameplay based on how well you sleep and what time you wake up. Full details of the game's elements aren't known.

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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 Go. Go intends to catch all the Pokémon while Ash, with new determination, intends on entering the Pokémon World Championships 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