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The Best Generation 8 Pokémon

Updated July 19, 2021 67.8k votes 3.7k voters 39.8k views78 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
    1,743
    420

    Dex #: 887

    Type: Dragon, Ghost

    Species: Stealth Pokémon

    Abilities: N/A

  • 2
    1,671
    424

    Dex #: 823

    Type: Flying, Steel

    Species: Raven Pokémon

    Abilities: Pressure, Unnerve

  • 3
    1,455
    390

    Dex #: 849

    Type: Electric, Poison

    Species: Punk Pokémon

    Abilities: Punk Rock or Plus, Punk Rock or Minus

  • 4
    1,277
    499

    Dex #:  888

    Type: Fairy, Steel 

    Species: Warrior Pokémon

    Abilities: Intrepid Sword

  • 5
    1,086
    443

    Dex #: 851

    Type: Fire, Bug

    Species: Radiator Pokémon

    Abilities: Flash Fire, White Smoke

  • 6
    1,210
    501

    Dex #:  889

    Type: Fighting, Steel 

    Species: Warrior Pokemon

    Abilities: Dauntless Shield

  • 7
    924
    415

    Dex #: 890

    Type: Poison, Dragon

    Species: Gigantic Pokemon

    Abilities: Pressure

  • 8
    1,013
    466

    Dex #: 865

    Type: Fighting

    Species: Wild Duck Pokémon

    Abilities: Steadfast

  • 9
    1,113
    535

    Dex #: 813

    Type: Fire

    Species: Rabbit Pokémon

    Abilities: Blaze

  • 10
    922
    437

    Dex #: 872

    Type: Ice, Bug

    Species: Frost Moth Pokémon

    Abilities: Shield Dust

  • 11
    811
    379

    Dex #: 873

    Type: Ice, Bug

    Species: Frost Moth Pokémon

    Abilities: Shield Dust

  • 12
    935
    449

    Dex #: 862

    Type: Dark, Normal

    Species: Blocking Pokémon

    Abilities: Reckless, Guts

  • 13
    768
    363

    Dex #: 835

    Type: Electric

    Species: Puppy Pokémon

    Abilities: Ball Fetch

  • 14
    298
    109

    Dex #: 892

    Single Strike Type: Fighting/Dark

    Rapid Strike Type: Fighting/Water

    Species: Wushu Pokémon

    Abilities: Unseen Fist

  • 15
    1,051
    522

    Dex #: 810

    Type: Grass

    Species: Chimp Pokémon

    Abilities: Overgrow

  • 16

    Dex #: 861

    Type: Dark, Fairy

    Species: Bulk Up Pokémon

    Abilities: Prankster, Frisk

  • 17
    623
    290

    Dex #: 836

    Type: Electric

    Species: Dog Pokémon

    Abilities: Strong Jaw

  • 18
    1,054
    539

    Dex #: 816

    Type: Water

    Species: Water Lizard Pokémon

    Abilities: Torrent

  • 19
    717
    360

    Dex #: 831

    Type: Normal

    Species: Sheep Pokémon

    Abilities: Fluffy, Run Away

  • 20
    695
    348

    Dex #: 815

    Type: Fire

    Species: Striker Pokémon

    Abilities: Blaze

  • 21
    597
    294

    Dex #: 885

    Type: Dragon, Ghost

    Species: Stealth Pokémon

    Abilities: Clear Body, Infiltrator

  • 22
    688
    349

    Dex #: 841

    Type: Grass, Dragon

    Species: Apple Wing Pokémon

    Abilities: Ripen, Gluttony

  • 23
    644
    325

    Dex #: 867

    Type: Ground, Ghost

    Species: Grudge Pokémon

    Abilities: Wandering Spirit

  • 24
    623
    315

    Dex #: 864

    Type: Ghost

    Species: Coral Pokémon

    Abilities: Weak Armor

  • 25
    659
    337

    Dex #: 842

    Type: Grass, Dragon

    Species: Apple Nectar Pokémon

    Abilities: Ripen, Gluttony

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