I have had a list of my favourite generation VIII Pokemon for quite some time now. I have been so busy planning my international move that I haven’t had time to write. Now with the upcoming Pokemon news this evening and the release of the first DLC for Pokemon Sword and Shield tomorrow – it is the perfect time to discuss which Pokemon I particularly like from the latest generation.


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Hatterene is a such an adorable pastel witch Pokemon. I love the colour scheme as I have a soft spot for fairy Pokemon. The little pointy hat and the outside that cover Hatterene are really cool. I like the fact that from the front it looks adorable but then swinging from the back is a weird hand-like object that could destroy an enemy. I generally think Fairy Pokemon this generation have all been really well designed.


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I really enjoy pseudo-legendary Pokemon and Duraludon certainly fits the bill this generation. The large size and dragon-like appearance make it a stand out and I enjoy seeing it slowly stomp around the little area it frequents in the Wild Area. Also, the Gigantamax form where it becomes a sky scraper is one of my favourite of all of the varieties.


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When I saw the first lot of Pokemon that they released from this generation I thought that Alcremie is so cute. A little whipped cream puff which changes colour depending on how you spin is really inventive. On top of this being able to change the head accessory means that there’s a lot of variants that you can achieve. The Gigantamax form is a giant cake which just tops Alcremie off for me!


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How great is this design? It is absolutely wonderful due to the fact that Galar is based on the United Kingdom. When I think British one of the first things that I think of is a cup of tea. It is the cutest ghost Pokemon that I have ever seen and I had to have one which made my team very Fairy/Ghost heavy. Worth it though! Also the shiny is pink!


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Cursola is such a great design. In a way I suppose it is also kind of sad being that Corsola is a piece of healthy coral and then when evolved it becomes a ghost type and looks like bleached dead coral. Which hits very close to home when you live in the same state as the very damaged Great Barrier Reef. I feel like if a Pokemon ever represented climate change; Cursola would be it.


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I never thought much of Ponyta originally. However, when Galarian Ponyta was announced after a very entertaining live stream I was sold. I knew I wanted one on my team as like I mentioned earlier – I love this kind of colour scheme. Plus the big floofy mane and tail are adorable.


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My favourite starter of the generation is Scorbunny. At first I was nervous that it would be another Fire/Fighting and so I was pleasantly surprised to see that that was not the case. Admittedly, after suffering through a year in the UK surrounded by football and FIFA games – I am not a fan! Yet I love that Cinderace is based on a player and even the special move is it cooking a rock as if it was a ball.


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The first time I ran into an Applin I was absolutely in love. I had one in my party immediately. I didn’t know if it evolved or well anything about it but I absolutely had to have this weird apple Pokemon. How cool is it that the shiny version is green too! It is fun to have a Grass/Dragon Pokemon too!


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So Mareep is obviously the greatest sheep Pokemon of all time but Wooloo is a strong second and an absolute muffin. Just seeing them roll around the green hills of Galar was so cute and they quickly became a fan favourite of everyone. Everyone I know who looked for shiny Pokemon spent time looking for Wooloo – including me!


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Imagine being so badass that you shoot your own offspring at people to attack them? Dragapult’s design is incredible and I enjoy the Dragon/Ghost typing. When I first saw Dreepy I thought it was a tad weird but I had to have one and when I saw what it evolved into I knew that I had made the right decision. If I were to make a top ten list from Pokemon as a whole Dragapult would definitely be up there!

Want to see my Top Ten Pokemon journey so far?



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