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Questions tagged [pokemon-eighth-generation]

For questions about general mechanics applicable to the eighth generation of the main series Pokémon games, starting in 2019 with Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield released on the Nintendo Switch.

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Effective vs Super Effective move (Pokemon gen 8)

In Pokemon Sword, when you use a move sometimes it tells you under the move is "effective" or "super effective" under the move: Super effective I know doubles damage for every ...
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What's the overall list of Pokémon that can be faster than Trick Room?

Basically, Trick Room is a move that inverses how speed works. However, through insanely complicated (and basically impossible in normal gameplay) setup, some Pokémon can have a speed stat that says &...
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Are non-transferrable Pokemon stuck in Pokemon Home?

I had an almost full (missing some event mons) Pokedex in USUM. I recently purchased a Switch and Pokemon Shield and moved all of my mons to Pokemon Home. Of course, I afterward discovered that many ...
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Can Egg Moves still be taught through the Nursery without Breeding?

From Bulbapedia's Egg Move page: In Sword and Shield, if two Pokémon of the same species are placed together in the Nursery and if one of the Pokémon has an empty move slot and the other knows an Egg ...
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Do brilliant pokémon stay brilliant after you catch them?

In the new generation of Pokémon there are Brilliant Pokemon that looks something like this: Serebii describes them as: As you play through the game, you will sometimes see Pokémon surrounded ...
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If I have fewer than 6 Pokemon in my party, does each gain more EXP?

I have a few weak Pokemon that I'm trying to level quickly. I'm wondering if it helps to keep less than 6 Pokemon in my party. Does that divide the total EXP gained by fewer Pokemon? Or does each ...
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What is the true shiny rate in Sword and Shield?

Since the Games launch Pokemon Sword and Shield got a prediction of how it's shiny encounter chance looks like. Thanks to data miner Kurt we got this table on Twitter to look at and figure out the ...
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What increases your chances of finding shiny pokemon?

Does it have chain combo like in Pokemon Let's Go where the more you battle the same Pokemon in a row the higher the chance of spawning a shiny? Does the Masuda method work?
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