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The Best Generation 8 Pokémon

Updated May 1, 2021 64.5k votes 3.6k voters 38.5k views77 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
    1,679
    402

    Dex #: 887

    Type: Dragon, Ghost

    Species: Stealth Pokémon

    Abilities: N/A

  • 2
    1,618
    401

    Dex #: 823

    Type: Flying, Steel

    Species: Raven Pokémon

    Abilities: Pressure, Unnerve

  • 3
    1,414
    361

    Dex #: 849

    Type: Electric, Poison

    Species: Punk Pokémon

    Abilities: Punk Rock or Plus, Punk Rock or Minus

  • 4
    1,226
    479

    Dex #:  888

    Type: Fairy, Steel 

    Species: Warrior Pokémon

    Abilities: Intrepid Sword

  • 5
    1,045
    415

    Dex #: 851

    Type: Fire, Bug

    Species: Radiator Pokémon

    Abilities: Flash Fire, White Smoke

  • 6
    1,170
    473

    Dex #:  889

    Type: Fighting, Steel 

    Species: Warrior Pokemon

    Abilities: Dauntless Shield

  • 7

    Dex #: 865

    Type: Fighting

    Species: Wild Duck Pokémon

    Abilities: Steadfast

  • 8
    878
    383

    Dex #: 890

    Type: Poison, Dragon

    Species: Gigantic Pokemon

    Abilities: Pressure

  • 9
    886
    394

    Dex #: 872

    Type: Ice, Bug

    Species: Frost Moth Pokémon

    Abilities: Shield Dust

  • 10

    Dex #: 861

    Type: Dark, Fairy

    Species: Bulk Up Pokémon

    Abilities: Prankster, Frisk

  • 11
    905
    420

    Dex #: 862

    Type: Dark, Normal

    Species: Blocking Pokémon

    Abilities: Reckless, Guts

  • 12
    264
    84

    Dex #: 892

    Single Strike Type: Fighting/Dark

    Rapid Strike Type: Fighting/Water

    Species: Wushu Pokémon

    Abilities: Unseen Fist

  • 13
    1,078
    526

    Dex #: 813

    Type: Fire

    Species: Rabbit Pokémon

    Abilities: Blaze

  • 14
    769
    364

    Dex #: 873

    Type: Ice, Bug

    Species: Frost Moth Pokémon

    Abilities: Shield Dust

  • 15
    730
    343

    Dex #: 835

    Type: Electric

    Species: Puppy Pokémon

    Abilities: Ball Fetch

  • 16
    1,034
    526

    Dex #: 816

    Type: Water

    Species: Water Lizard Pokémon

    Abilities: Torrent

  • 17
    579
    272

    Dex #: 836

    Type: Electric

    Species: Dog Pokémon

    Abilities: Strong Jaw

  • 18
    1,018
    519

    Dex #: 810

    Type: Grass

    Species: Chimp Pokémon

    Abilities: Overgrow

  • 19
    631
    302

    Dex #: 870

    Type: Fighting

    Species: Formation Pokémon

    Abilities: Battle Armor

  • 20
    687
    336

    Dex #: 831

    Type: Normal

    Species: Sheep Pokémon

    Abilities: Fluffy, Run Away

  • 21
    538
    253

    Dex #: 853

    Type: Fighting

    Species: Jujitsu Pokémon

    Abilities: Limber

  • 22
    619
    300

    Dex #: 867

    Type: Ground, Ghost

    Species: Grudge Pokémon

    Abilities: Wandering Spirit

  • 23
    571
    276

    Dex #: 885

    Type: Dragon, Ghost

    Species: Stealth Pokémon

    Abilities: Clear Body, Infiltrator

  • 24
    657
    325

    Dex #: 841

    Type: Grass, Dragon

    Species: Apple Wing Pokémon

    Abilities: Ripen, Gluttony

  • 25
    695
    353

    Dex #

    Type: Water, Rock

    Species: Bite Pokémon

    Abilities: Strong Jaw, Shell Armor