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Pokémon Go Gen 8 Pokemon list released so far, and every creature from Sword and Shield's Galar region listed

Everything you need to know about Gen 8 in Pokémon Go.

Gen 8 includes 89 new Pokémon which will be gradually released into Pokémon Go.

Unlike previous generations - Gen 1, Gen 2, Gen 3, Gen 4, Gen 5 and Gen 6 - Pokémon from Gen 8, such as Perrserker and Sirfetch'd, were released into Pokémon Go before the official release of the generation.

Gen 8 made its arrival into the Pokémon universe with the release of Pokémon Sword and Shield for the Nintendo Switch, with new Pokémon for this generation being introduced through the DLC - The Isle of Armor and The Crown Tundra - for these games.

Similar to Gen 7, this generation is a mixture of original creatures and Galarian variants, which are new forms of Pokémon from past generations.

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Battling and catching Zamazenta in Pokémon Go

Which Gen 8 Pokémon are in Pokémon Go so far

While Gen 8 will be releasing the majority of its Pokémon in stages, similar to the past generations like Gen 5 and Gen 6, a number of creatures, such as Sirfetch'd and Runerigus, are already in Pokémon Go.

These Pokémon are obtained by evolving the Galarian forms of Pokémon from past generations - Galarian Meowth, for example, evolves into Perrserker - so, if you wish to add them to your Pokédex, you must obtain that specific Galarian form first.

Below you can find the Gen 8 Pokémon which are currently available in Pokémon Go:

October 2021 (1 released):

Below you can find the Gen 8 Pokémon released in Pokémon Go during October 2021:

No. PokémonType, Evolution and Debut Method
893Zarude
Dark / Grass
The Search for Zarude research quest released during the Secrets of Jungle event

August 2021 (7 released):

Here are the Gen 8 Pokémon released into Pokémon Go during August 2021:

No. PokémonType, Evolution and Debut Method
819Skwovet
Normal
Debuted as part of the Ultra Unlock 2021: Sword and Shield event
820Greedent
Normal
Evolves from Skwovet (using 50 Candy)
Debuted as part of the Ultra Unlock 2021: Sword and Shield event
831Wooloo
Normal
Debuted as part of the Ultra Unlock 2021: Sword and Shield event
832Dubwool
Normal
Evolves from Wooloo (using 50 Candy)
Debuted as part of the Ultra Unlock 2021: Sword and Shield event
870Falinks
Fighting
Debuted as part of the Ultra Unlock 2021: Sword and Shield event
888Zacian
Fairy in Hero of Many Battles form
Fairy / Steel in Crowned Sword form
Form changed by giving Zacian the Rusted Sword in the main series
Debuted as part of the Ultra Unlock 2021: Sword and Shield event
889Zamazenta
Fighting in Hero of Many Battles form
Fighting / Steel in Crowned Shield form
Form changed by giving Zamazenta the Rusted Shield in the main series
Debuted as part of the Ultra Unlock 2021: Sword and Shield event

December 2020 (1 released):

Below you can find the Gen 8 Pokémon released during December 2020:

No. PokémonType, Evolution and Debut Method
866Mr. Rime
Ice / Psychic
Evolves from Galarian Mr. Mime using 50 Mr. Mime Candy in Pokémon Go
Debuted as part of the paid Tap... Tap... Tappity-Tap Special Research quest
Evolving Galarian Mr. Mime into Mr. Rime in Pokémon Go

October 2020 (2 released):

Here are the Gen 8 Pokémon released into Pokémon Go during October 2020:

No. PokémonType, Evolution and Debut Method
865Sirfetch'd
Fighting
Evolves from Galarian Farfetch'd using 50 Farfetch'd Candy and making 10 Excellent Throws with Galarian Farfetch'd as your buddy in Pokémon Go
Debutted as part of The Crown Tundra Event
867Runerigus
Ground / Ghost
Evolves from Galarian Yamask using 50 Yamask Candy and winning 10 raids in Pokémon Go
Debuted as part of the Halloween 2020 event

June 2020 (2 released):

Below you can find the Gen 8 Pokémon released during June 2020:

No. PokémonType, Evolution and Debut Method
862Obstagoon
Dark / Normal
Evolves from Galarian Linoone using 100 Zigzagoon Candy in Pokémon Go
Debuted as part of the Throwback Challenge Champion 2020 event
863Perrserker
Steel
Evolves from Galarian Meowth using 50 Meowth Candy in Pokémon Go
Debuted as part of the Throwback Challenge Champion 2020 event

What we know about the Gen 8 Pokémon

Originating from the Galar regions, which was inspired by the British Isle, Gen 8 originally introduced 80 and, upon the release of the DLCs for Pokémon Sword and Shield - The Isle of Armor and The Crown Tundra - this was increased to 89 Pokémon. This collection includes new legendaries, the three starter Pokémon and Galar variants.

Below you can find some interesting facts which help make Gen 8 unique amongst the other Pokémon generations:

Appletun.
  • Gen 8 introduces a number of unique evolution methods - from spinning your avatar to evolve a Milcery into Alcremie to activating Sinistea's evolution by giving it a special pot.
  • With 70 different options, Alcremie currently has the most forms out of any Pokémon in the National Pokédex.
  • Gen 8 is the first appearance of the Dynamax ability and Gigantamax Pokémon, which change their appearance upon Dynamaxing.
  • Like Gen 7's Alolan Pokémon, Gen 8 introduces the Galar variants for a number of Pokémon from past generations. Some of these Galarian Pokémon take inspiration from the British Isle, such as Galarian Weezing referencing the Industrial Revolution to Galarian Rapidash resembling a unicorn, which is Scotland's national animal.
  • Unlike the Alolan variants, a number of the Galarian variants evolve exclusively into new Gen 8 Pokémon. You can only obtain an Obstagoon, for example, by evolving a Galarian Linoone.
There's no light in Greedent's eyes...
  • Aside from the Galar variants, a number of Gen 8 Pokémon also take inspiration from the British Isle. This includes Duraludon, which resembles The Shard in London, and Appletun, which was clearly inspired by the apple pies sold in Greggs.
  • Gen 8 is the first generation to not introduce a new Pokémon whose typing is normal and flying-type.
  • Unlike past generations, Gen 8's fossil Pokémon are revived by combining two different fossils. Unlike past generations, none of these new fossil Pokémon have rock included in their typing.
  • For some reason I find Greedent unsettling.

Currently live is the Fashion Week event, and along with it the debut of Mareanie and Toxapex. Recently, we've seen the arrival of Season of Light and special research quest A Cosmic Companion. Elsewhere, be sure to use Daily Adventure Incense for the chance of encountering Galarian Articuno, Galarian Zapdos and Galarian Moltres. There's also a new special research quest - A Mysterious Incense. Finally - don't forget about the new Prime Gaming rewards every fortnight.


Pokémon Go Gen 8 Pokémon list

While the majority of Gen 8 evolutions in Pokémon Go will, like previous generations such as Gen 6, require a specific amount of candy, this generation is known for having a number of unique evolution methods.

We've already seen some of these methods with the exclusive Galarian form evolutions; while some, such as Galarian Slowpoke, simply require candy, others involve fulfilling a specific requirement, such as winning 10 raids with Galarian Yamask as your buddy to evolve it into Runerigus.

It's also important to note that a non-Galarian version of a Pokémon will not have the option to evolve into the specific Galarian evolution. This means, for example, you can't evolve a Kanto Meowth into a Perrserker.

Aside from the Galarian forms, Pokémon like Applin or Sinistea require you to use specific items in Pokémon Sword and Shield to trigger their evolution. In Pokémon Go, this could be translated into the use of a stone, similar to the Sinnoh or Unova Stones, the trading mechanic or, possibly, a brand new mechanic. We'll have to wait and see!

Below you can find the complete list of Gen 8 Pokémon:

No. PokémonType, Evolution and Predicted Catch Method
810Grookey
Grass
811Thwackey
Grass
Evolves from Grookey (using Candy)
812Rillaboom
Grass
Evolves from Thwackey (using Candy)
813Scorbunny
Fire
814Raboot
Fire
Evolves from Scorbunny (using Candy)
815Cinderace
Fire
Evolves from Cinderace (using Candy)
816Sobble
Water
817Drizzile
Water
Evolves from Sobble (using Candy)
818Inteleon
Water
Evolves from Drizzile (using Candy)
819Skwovet
Normal
820Greedent
Normal
Evolves from Skwovet (using Candy)
821Rookidee
Flying
822Corvisquire
Flying
Evolves from Rookidee (using Candy)
823Corviknight
Flying / Steel
Evolves from Corvisquire (using Candy)
824Blipbug
Bug
825Dottler
Bug / Psychic
Evolves from Blipbug (using Candy)
826Orbeetle
Bug / Psychic
Evolves from Dottler (using Candy)
827Nickit
Dark
828Thievul
Dark
Evolves from Nickit (using Candy)
829Gossifleur
Grass
830Eldegoss
Grass
Evolves from Gossifleur (using Candy)
831Wooloo
Normal
832Dubwool
Normal
Evolves from Wooloo (using Candy)
833Chewtle
Water
834Drednaw
Water / Rock
Evolves from Chewtle (using Candy)
835Yamper
Electric
836Boltund
Electric
Evolves from Yamper (using Candy)
837Rolycoly
Rock
838Carkol
Rock / Fire
Evolves from Rolycoly (using Candy)
839Coalossal
Rock / Fire
Evolves from Carkol (using Candy)
840Applin
Grass / Dragon
841Flapple
Grass / Dragon
Evolves from Applin using the Tart Apple in the main series
842Appletun
Grass / Dragon
Evolves from Applin using the Sweet Apple in the main series
843Silicobra
Ground
844Sandaconda
Ground
Evolves from Silicobra (using Candy)
845Cramorant
Flying / Water
Changes form between Gulping Form and Gorging Form depending on Gulp Mission ability in the main series
846Arrokuda
Water
847Barraskewda
Water
Evolves from Arrokuda (using Candy)
848Toxel
Electric / Poison
849Toxtricity
Electric / Poison
Evolves from Toxel (using Candy)
Either the Amped Form or Low Key Form depending on Toxel's nature in the main series
850Sizzlipede
Fire / Bug
851Centiskorch
Fire / Bug
Evolves from Sizzlipede (using Candy)
852Clobbopus
Fighting
853Grapploct
Fighting
Evolves from Clobbopus (using Candy)
Clobbopus must know the move Taunt and level up to trigger evolution in the main series
854Sinistea
Ghost
Can be either the Phony Form or Antique Form in the main series
855Polteageist
Ghost
Evolves from Sinstea using either the Cracked Pot or Chipped Pot, depending on whether on the Sinstea's form, in the main series
856Hatenna
Psychic
857Hattrem
Psychic
Evolves from Hatenna (using Candy)
858Hatterene
Psychic / Fairy
Evolves from Hattrem (using Candy)
859Impidimp
Dark / Fairy
860Morgrem
Dark / Fairy
Evolves from Impidimp (using Candy)
861Grimmsnarl
Dark / Fairy
Evolves from Morgrem (using Candy)
862Obstagoon
Dark / Normal
Evolves from Galarian Linoone using 100 Zigzagoon Candy in Pokémon Go
863Perrserker
Steel
Evolves from Galarian Meowth using 50 Meowth Candy in Pokémon Go
864Cursola
Ghost
Evolves from Galarian Corsola (using Candy)
865Sirfetch'd
Fighting
Evolves from Galarian Farfetch'd using 50 Farfetch'd Candy and making 10 Excellent Throws with Galarian Farfetch'd as your buddy in Pokémon Go
866Mr. Rime
Ice / Psychic
Evolves from Galarian Mr. Mime using 50 Mr. Mime Candy in Pokémon Go
867Runerigus
Ground / Ghost
Evolves from Galarian Yamask using 50 Yamask Candy and winning 10 raids in Pokémon Go
868Milcery
Fairy
869Alcremie
Fairy
Evolves from Milcery when holding a Sweet in the main series
Form choosen by sweet type, spinning direction and time of day in the main series
870Falinks
Fighting
871Pincurchin
Electric
872Snom
Ice / Bug
873Frosmoth
Ice / Bug
Evolves from Snom at night with high friendship in the main series
874Stonjourner
Rock
875Eiscue
Ice
Can change between Ice Face and Noice Face form using the Ice Face ability in the main series
876Indeedee
Psychic / Normal
877Morpeko
Electric / Dark
Can change between Full Belly Mode and Hangry Mode using the Hunger Switch ability in the main series
878Cufant
Steel
879Copperajah
Steel
Evolves from Cufant (using Candy)
880Dracozolt
Electric / Dragon
Obtained by combining the Fossilized Drake and Fossilized Bird in the main series
881Arctozolt
Electric / Ice
Obtained by combining the Fossilized Dino and Fossilized Bird in the main series
882Dracovish
Water / Dragon
Obtained by combining the Fossilized Drake and Fossilized Fish in the main series
883Arctovish
Water / Ice
Obtained by combining the Fossilized Dino and Fossilized Fish in the main series
884Duraludon
Steel / Dragon
885Dreepy
Dragon / Ghost
886Drakloak
Dragon / Ghost
Evolves from Dreepy (using Candy)
887Dragapult
Dragon / Ghost
Evolves from Drakloak (using Candy)
888Zacian
Fairy in Hero of Many Battles form
Fairy / Steel in Crowned Sword form
Form changed by giving Zacian the Rusted Sword in the main series
889Zamazenta
Fighting in Hero of Many Battles form
Fighting / Steel in Crowned Shield form
Form changed by giving Zamazenta the Rusted Shield in the main series
890Eternatus
Poison / Dragon
891Kubfu
Fighting
892Urshifu
Fighting / Dark
Single Strike Style and Rapid Strike Style determined whether you climb the Tower of Darkness or Waters on the Isle of Armor in the main series
893Zarude
Dark / Grass
894Regieleki
Electric
895Regidrago
Dragon
896Glastrier
Ice
Changes into Ice Rider Calyrex when the Reins of Unity are used with Calyrex in your party in the main series
897Spectrier
Ghost
Changes into Shadow Rider Calyrex when the Reins of Unity are used with Calyrex in your party in the main series
898Calyrex
Psychic / Grass

Good luck completing the Galar Pokédex!

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