The Best Generation 8 Pokémon

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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  • Corviknight
    1

    Corviknight

    Dex #: 823

    Type: Flying, Steel

    Species: Raven Pokémon

    Abilities: Pressure, Unnerve

  • Dragapult
    2

    Dragapult

    Dex #: 887

    Type: Dragon, Ghost

    Species: Stealth Pokémon

    Abilities: N/A

  • Toxtricity
    3

    Toxtricity

    Dex #: 849

    Type: Electric, Poison

    Species: Punk Pokémon

    Abilities: Punk Rock or Plus, Punk Rock or Minus

  • Zacian
    4

    Zacian

    Dex #:  888

    Type: Fairy, Steel 

    Species: Warrior Pokémon

    Abilities: Intrepid Sword

  • Zamazenta
    5

    Zamazenta

    Dex #:  889

    Type: Fighting, Steel 

    Species: Warrior Pokemon

    Abilities: Dauntless Shield

  • Scorbunny
    6

    Dex #: 813

    Type: Fire

    Species: Rabbit Pokémon

    Abilities: Blaze

  • Sirfetch'd
    7

    Dex #: 865

    Type: Fighting

    Species: Wild Duck Pokémon

    Abilities: Steadfast

  • Centiskorch
    8

    Centiskorch

    Dex #: 851

    Type: Fire, Bug

    Species: Radiator Pokémon

    Abilities: Flash Fire, White Smoke

  • Urshifu
    9

    Urshifu

    Dex #: 892

    Single Strike Type: Fighting/Dark

    Rapid Strike Type: Fighting/Water

    Species: Wushu Pokémon

    Abilities: Unseen Fist

  • Eternatus
    10

    Eternatus

    Dex #: 890

    Type: Poison, Dragon

    Species: Gigantic Pokemon

    Abilities: Pressure

  • Obstagoon
    11

    Obstagoon

    Dex #: 862

    Type: Dark, Normal

    Species: Blocking Pokémon

    Abilities: Reckless, Guts

  • Grookey
    12

    Dex #: 810

    Type: Grass

    Species: Chimp Pokémon

    Abilities: Overgrow

  • Yamper
    13

    Yamper

    Dex #: 835

    Type: Electric

    Species: Puppy Pokémon

    Abilities: Ball Fetch

  • Cinderace
    14

    Cinderace

    Dex #: 815

    Type: Fire

    Species: Striker Pokémon

    Abilities: Blaze

  • Snom
    15

    Snom

    Dex #: 872

    Type: Ice, Bug

    Species: Frost Moth Pokémon

    Abilities: Shield Dust

  • Sobble
    16

    Dex #: 816

    Type: Water

    Species: Water Lizard Pokémon

    Abilities: Torrent

  • Boltund
    17

    Boltund

    Dex #: 836

    Type: Electric

    Species: Dog Pokémon

    Abilities: Strong Jaw

  • Cursola
    18

    Cursola

    Dex #: 864

    Type: Ghost

    Species: Coral Pokémon

    Abilities: Weak Armor

  • Wooloo
    19

    Wooloo

    Dex #: 831

    Type: Normal

    Species: Sheep Pokémon

    Abilities: Fluffy, Run Away

  • Frosmoth
    20

    Frosmoth

    Dex #: 873

    Type: Ice, Bug

    Species: Frost Moth Pokémon

    Abilities: Shield Dust

  • Rillaboom
    21

    Rillaboom

    Dex #: 812

    Type: Grass

    Species: Drumming Pokémon

    Abilities: Overgrow

  • Grimmsnarl
    22

    Grimmsnarl

    Dex #: 861

    Type: Dark, Fairy

    Species: Bulk Up Pokémon

    Abilities: Prankster, Frisk

  • Runerigus
    23

    Runerigus

    Dex #: 867

    Type: Ground, Ghost

    Species: Grudge Pokémon

    Abilities: Wandering Spirit

  • Duraludon
    24

    Duraludon

    Dex #: 884

    Type: Steel, Dragon

    Species: Alloy Pokémon

    Abilities: Light Metal, Heavy Metal

  • Flapple
    25

    Flapple

    Dex #: 841

    Type: Grass, Dragon

    Species: Apple Wing Pokémon

    Abilities: Ripen, Gluttony