The eighth generation of Pokémon is the eighth installment of the Pokémon series. Like previous generations, the first installments, Pokémon Plus and Minus, were released as a pair. Both of these games were released for the Nintendo Switch, making them the first core Pokémon titles to be released for a home console.

It is unknown when Pokémon Plus and Minus take place in comparison to the Pokémon games of other generations.

Advances in gameplayEdit

Being on the same console as the games from the generation before them, the Generation VIII games enhance the Pokémon experience on the Nintendo 3DS in several ways. Advancements in Generation VIII include:

  • 118 new Pokémon have been introduced, bringing the total number of Pokémon discovered to 1100
  • 150 new moves have been introduced, bringing the total number of known moves Pokémon can learn to 1000
  • 100 new abilities have been introduced, bringing the total number of abilities Pokémon can have to 400. Pokémon from previous generations can also have these new abilities.
  • A new region awaits exploration. It is far away from the regions featured in previous generations and is based on South Asia.
  • Monochrome Pokémon have been introduced. Even more rare than Shiny Pokémon, these black-and-white Pokémon are all ???-type and have no weaknesses. Their moves are all ???-type and are super-effective against all non-???-type Pokémon. Only one Monochrome Pokémon exists for every known Pokémon species.
  • Two new villainous teams are introduced in Pokémon Plus and Minus, Team Olympus and Team Asgard.
  • The total number of available TMs has been increased from 150 to 200.

Alterations from Generation VIIEdit

Gym LeadersEdit

Hanter Ghost

Plainer Normal

Rainpour Water

Hardy Steel

Elesia Electric

Clifer Rock

Kunfu Fighting

Naga Poison

Gweilo White

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Starter PokémonEdit

The starter Pokémon of Generation VIII, as in previous generations, are a trio of Pokémon comprised of a Grass-type, Verleo, a Fire-type, Chashrew, and a Water-type, Azmanader