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The Best Generation 8 Pokémon 

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Updated June 23, 2020 37.5k votes 2.7k voters 31.3k views 86 items

Here is a list of all the best Pokémon Gen 8 characters, as ranked by fans. This list includes all the new Pokémon 8 starters, as well as every other new character and their evolutions. With an updated roster of cool, cute, and tough Pokémon, which Generation 8 Pokémon is your favorite?

Pokémon Sword and Shield added more than 80 new Pokémon to the mix (not including new Galarian and Gigantamax forms), with each character sporting their own unique traits, strengths, and weaknesses. From powerful Dragon types like Duraludon to adorable Grass types like Grookey, vote up your favorite new Gen 8 Pokémon, and vote down all the newbies you don’t like.

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1
Dragapult is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Generation 8 Pokémon

Dex #: 887

Type: Dragon, Ghost

Species: Stealth Pokémon

Abilities: N/A

2
Corviknight is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Generation 8 Pokémon

Dex #: 823

Type: Flying, Steel

Species: Raven Pokémon

Abilities: Pressure, Unnerve

3
Toxtricity is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Generation 8 Pokémon

Dex #: 849

Type: Electric, Poison

Species: Punk Pokémon

Abilities: Punk Rock or Plus, Punk Rock or Minus

4
Zacian is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Generation 8 Pokémon

Dex #:  888

Type: Fairy, Steel 

Species: Warrior Pokémon

Abilities: Intrepid Sword

5
Zamazenta is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Generation 8 Pokémon

Dex #:  889

Type: Fighting, Steel 

Species: Warrior Pokemon

Abilities: Dauntless Shield

6
Centiskorch is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Generation 8 Pokémon

Dex #: 851

Type: Fire, Bug

Species: Radiator Pokémon

Abilities: Flash Fire, White Smoke

7
Sirfetch'd is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Generation 8 Pokémon

Dex #: 865

Type: Fighting

Species: Wild Duck Pokémon

Abilities: Steadfast

8
Grimmsnarl is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Generation 8 Pokémon

Dex #: 861

Type: Dark, Fairy

Species: Bulk Up Pokémon

Abilities: Prankster, Frisk

9
Grookey is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Generation 8 Pokémon

Dex #: 810

Type: Grass

Species: Chimp Pokémon

Abilities: Overgrow

10
Sobble is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Generation 8 Pokémon

Dex #: 816

Type: Water

Species: Water Lizard Pokémon

Abilities: Torrent

11
Scorbunny is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Generation 8 Pokémon

Dex #: 813

Type: Fire

Species: Rabbit Pokémon

Abilities: Blaze

12
Eternatus is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Generation 8 Pokémon

Dex #: 890

Type: Poison, Dragon

Species: Gigantic Pokemon

Abilities: Pressure

13
Obstagoon is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Generation 8 Pokémon

Dex #: 862

Type: Dark, Normal

Species: Blocking Pokémon

Abilities: Reckless, Guts

14
Snom is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Generation 8 Pokémon

Dex #: 872

Type: Ice, Bug

Species: Frost Moth Pokémon

Abilities: Shield Dust

15
Frosmoth is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Generation 8 Pokémon

Dex #: 873

Type: Ice, Bug

Species: Frost Moth Pokémon

Abilities: Shield Dust

16
Drednaw is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Generation 8 Pokémon

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Type: Water, Rock

Species: Bite Pokémon

Abilities: Strong Jaw, Shell Armor

17
Yamper is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Generation 8 Pokémon

Dex #: 835

Type: Electric

Species: Puppy Pokémon

Abilities: Ball Fetch

18
Rillaboom is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Generation 8 Pokémon

Dex #: 812

Type: Grass

Species: Drumming Pokémon

Abilities: Overgrow

19
Flapple is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Generation 8 Pokémon

Dex #: 841

Type: Grass, Dragon

Species: Apple Wing Pokémon

Abilities: Ripen, Gluttony

20
Wooloo is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Generation 8 Pokémon

Dex #: 831

Type: Normal

Species: Sheep Pokémon

Abilities: Fluffy, Run Away

21
Falinks is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Generation 8 Pokémon

Dex #: 870

Type: Fighting

Species: Formation Pokémon

Abilities: Battle Armor

22
Appletun is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Generation 8 Pokémon

Dex #: 842

Type: Grass, Dragon

Species: Apple Nectar Pokémon

Abilities: Ripen, Gluttony

23
Runerigus is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Generation 8 Pokémon

Dex #: 867

Type: Ground, Ghost

Species: Grudge Pokémon

Abilities: Wandering Spirit

24
Cursola is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Generation 8 Pokémon

Dex #: 864

Type: Ghost

Species: Coral Pokémon

Abilities: Weak Armor

25
Drakloak is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Generation 8 Pokémon

Dex #: 886

Type: Dragon, Ghost

Species: Stealth Pokémon

Abilities: Clear Body, Infiltrator