All the Gen 8 Pokemon critters revealed so far, including the three starters

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There's just five short months to go until we finally get a mainline Pokemon Switch game, and the upcoming Pokemon Sword and Shield release date is set in the Galar region, which is based on the United Kingdom. We've seen quite a few of the new Gen 8 Pokemon now, from the cute Wooloo and Yamper to Corviknight and two of the new legendaries.

With the duo of new  games, we're going to have a raft of brand new critters to catch, collect, evolve and generally fall in love with. The Galar region, where the games are set, is based on the United Kingdom. Will that mean we'll see some regional-themed Pokemon arrive, like we had with the Hawaiian-themed Alolan region for Sun and Moon? I could really get behind Pokemon based on red squirrels, wrens, Scottish wildcats, hedgehogs, shrews, bats, otters and deer. 

So far we've had the Gen 8 Starters confirmed, and there's still a question of where exactly Meltan and Melmetal will fall in terms of the Gen 7 / Gen 8 Pokemon divide, but you can bet that as part of the E3 2019 games lineup, we'll have a few more critters revealed. But for now, here are all the Gen 8 Pokemon we know of so far.

Grookey

Pokedex number: Unknown
Type: Grass

Your first starter for Pokemon Gen 8 is Grooky, the Grass type monkey Pokemon. Described as a mischievous chimp that's "fill of boundless curiosity". Although we can only guess at its movesets for now, judging by the way it wields that stick it keeps in its hair, we imagine that that will be involved somehow. 

Evolves into: Unknown > Unknown

Scorbunny

Pokedex number: Unknown
Type: Fire

Scorbunny is a fire bunny, what more do you need to know right? It leaves fire in its tracks, and judging by all the bandaids we could be looking at a feisty, melee-focused, firestarter here. 

Evolves into: Unknown > Unknown

Sobble

Pokedex number: Unknown
Type: Water

The internet has already fallen in love with Sobble, but if you're still unsure about this Water type starter, you need to know that he's actually a water lizard. Adorbs, right? Also, he can turn invisible in water. Got to be useful right?

Evolves into: Unknown > Unknown

Gossifleur

Pokedex number: Unknown
Type: Grass

Able to move with the wind, Gossifleur is a brand new flower-themed grass-type Pokemon, who prefers lands with clean water and air. Its pollen has a healing affect, and it can control the direction of its travels by twisting its petals and its body. Cute!

Evolves into: Eldegoss

Eldegoss

Pokedex number: Unknown
Type: Grass

The evolution of Gossifleur, Eldegoss is all about the fluff afro. Its cotton fluff protects it from enemies, and actually serves as a cushion too. Plus, its seeds are highly nutritious. Can I get me one of these little guys?

Evolves into: Unknown

Wooloo

Pokedex number: Unknown
Type: Normal

I cannot get over how cute this little sheep Pokemon is. Everyone meet Wooloo, possibly the cutest little fluff ball of all time. Basically he's a little sheep who's wool is used for clothing and carpets, and live as a herd. They mimic the action of their trainers too. 

Evolves into: Unknown

Corviknight

Pokedex number: Unknown  
Type: Flying / Steel

The very English-looking raven Pokemon that is Corviknight is known as the 'dashing lord of the skies' and actually provides a taxi services to places you've already visited in the Galar region.

Evolves into: Unknown

Drednaw

Pokedex number: Unknown   
Type: Water / Rock

Drednaw is a bite Pokemon that looks like a cross between a turtle and a dinosaur. Like a turtle, it has powerful jaws, capable of biting through iron and rock. It's extremely vicious though, so trainers wanting to tame one will have a fight on their hands. 

Evolves into: Unknown

Yamper

Yamper

Pokedex number: Unknown   
Type: Electric

Yamper is taking Wooloo on head-to-head for the title of cutest Pokemon in the eighth generation, because just look at it! It's an electric corgi! With a big yellow scarf!!! Yamper is the best dog in all the world and nobody can tell me otherwise.

Evolves into: Unknown

Impidimp

Impidimp

Pokedex number: Unknown     
Type: Psychic/Dark?

This little bugger looks like a mischievous fiend, though we're unsure what type it'll be. The purple tone implies Psychic/Dark, and it looks somewhat similar to Sableye. Both Impidimp and Yamper have only been spotted on the E3 2019 show floor so there's no official word from Nintendo yet unfortunately.

Evolves into: Unknown

The Gen 8 Legendaries: Zacian and Zamazenta

If I had known that the Gen 8 Legendaries would be two giant doggos, one carrying a sword and the other with a shield for a face, I'd have lost my sh*t a while back. Not much is known about the pair at the moment as they're shrouded in mystery, but you can bet that they're going to be awesome. 

Of course, there are already some pre-announced Gen 8 Pokemon that we already know about. However, there are concerns as to where Meltan and Melmetal wil sit. National numbers suggest they are Pokemon numbers 808 and 809 respectively, while Grookey starts off Gen 8 at number 810, but they may well play a part in the Gen 8 Pokemon release and Sword / Shield in general. Here are their stats just in case:

Meltan

Pokedex number: Unknown
Type: Steel

Originally it appeared in Pokemon Go, then you could transfer it to Pokemon Let's Go through the magic of a special box. But no doubt you're going to see it appear in Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield at some point. 

Melmetal

Pokedex number: Unknown
Type: Steel

The evolution of Meltan is also another that's started life in the same way as its little Hex Nut brother, but again, its probably going to appear in Pokemon Shield and Sword. Will it be a Mythical Pokemon here too?

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