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The Best Generation 8 Pokémon

Updated August 1, 2020 60.7k votes 3.4k voters 36.7k views76 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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  • Dragapult1
    1,593
    366

    Dex #: 887

    Type: Dragon, Ghost

    Species: Stealth Pokémon

    Abilities: N/A

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  • Corviknight2
    1,519
    382

    Dex #: 823

    Type: Flying, Steel

    Species: Raven Pokémon

    Abilities: Pressure, Unnerve

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  • Toxtricity3
    1,341
    336

    Dex #: 849

    Type: Electric, Poison

    Species: Punk Pokémon

    Abilities: Punk Rock or Plus, Punk Rock or Minus

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  • Zacian4
    1,141
    448

    Dex #:  888

    Type: Fairy, Steel 

    Species: Warrior Pokémon

    Abilities: Intrepid Sword

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  • Zamazenta5
    1,101
    434

    Dex #:  889

    Type: Fighting, Steel 

    Species: Warrior Pokemon

    Abilities: Dauntless Shield

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  • Centiskorch6

    Dex #: 851

    Type: Fire, Bug

    Species: Radiator Pokémon

    Abilities: Flash Fire, White Smoke

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  • Sirfetch'd7

    Dex #: 865

    Type: Fighting

    Species: Wild Duck Pokémon

    Abilities: Steadfast

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  • Snom8
    822
    360

    Dex #: 872

    Type: Ice, Bug

    Species: Frost Moth Pokémon

    Abilities: Shield Dust

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  • Eternatus9
    818
    359

    Dex #: 890

    Type: Poison, Dragon

    Species: Gigantic Pokemon

    Abilities: Pressure

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  • Grimmsnarl10

    Dex #: 861

    Type: Dark, Fairy

    Species: Bulk Up Pokémon

    Abilities: Prankster, Frisk

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  • Obstagoon11
    858
    399

    Dex #: 862

    Type: Dark, Normal

    Species: Blocking Pokémon

    Abilities: Reckless, Guts

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  • Frosmoth12
    722
    337

    Dex #: 873

    Type: Ice, Bug

    Species: Frost Moth Pokémon

    Abilities: Shield Dust

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  • Urshifu13
    195
    52

    Dex #: 892

    Single Strike Type: Fighting/Dark

    Rapid Strike Type: Fighting/Water

    Species: Wushu Pokémon

    Abilities: Unseen Fist

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  • Boltund14
    530
    237

    Dex #: 836

    Type: Electric

    Species: Dog Pokémon

    Abilities: Strong Jaw

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  • Runerigus15
    588
    270

    Dex #: 867

    Type: Ground, Ghost

    Species: Grudge Pokémon

    Abilities: Wandering Spirit

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  • Flapple16
    626
    295

    Dex #: 841

    Type: Grass, Dragon

    Species: Apple Wing Pokémon

    Abilities: Ripen, Gluttony

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  • Yamper17
    675
    322

    Dex #: 835

    Type: Electric

    Species: Puppy Pokémon

    Abilities: Ball Fetch

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  • Falinks18
    594
    278

    Dex #: 870

    Type: Fighting

    Species: Formation Pokémon

    Abilities: Battle Armor

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  • Appletun19
    606
    287

    Dex #: 842

    Type: Grass, Dragon

    Species: Apple Nectar Pokémon

    Abilities: Ripen, Gluttony

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  • Scorbunny20
    1,020
    520

    Dex #: 813

    Type: Fire

    Species: Rabbit Pokémon

    Abilities: Blaze

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  • Grapploct21
    497
    226

    Dex #: 853

    Type: Fighting

    Species: Jujitsu Pokémon

    Abilities: Limber

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  • Clobbopus22
    432
    191

    Dex #: 852

    Type: Fighting

    Species: Tantrum Pokémon

    Abilities: Limber

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  • Orbeetle23
    530
    247

    Dex #: 826

    Type: Bug, Psychic

    Species: Seven Spot Pokémon

    Abilities: Swarm, Frisk

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  • Dreepy24
    535
    250

    Dex #: 885

    Type: Dragon, Ghost

    Species: Stealth Pokémon

    Abilities: Clear Body, Infiltrator

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  • Wooloo25
    647
    317

    Dex #: 831

    Type: Normal

    Species: Sheep Pokémon

    Abilities: Fluffy, Run Away

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