Top 10 Strongest New Pokemon of Gen 8

Here are the rules. Vote for who you think is/are the strongest pokemon of the most recent generation: generation 8. It can be a legendary, a galarian form, or anything like that. However, you should not vote for any gigantamax form on a old pokemon. However, you can vote for a new pokemon, and use its gigantamax form as an argument to why this pokemon is strong. Also you should know that base stats are not everything, and that if you vote for a pokemon just for that, it might be not a very good idea. Also, don't vote for Eternamax Eternatus, because you can't even use it. However, if somehow game freak make it so that this pokemon is playable in a future pokemon game, than I guess you can vote for it, however, it's not usable for now, and for good reasons. Anyway, let's start the votes.

The Top Ten

1 Zacian

Show me someone that thinks there is a stronger new pokemon than Zacian, and I will show you a lier. You have to know by the way that I am talking about mostly Zacian Crowned, since this is the stronger form. I honestly think that Zacian might be stronger than Mega Rayquaza. It's that good. With Zacian you have arguably the best defensive double type in the game (steel/fairy), on top of a very good bulk of 92 hp, and 115 in both defenses. The worst part being, those are Zacian's worst stats besides special attack. Zacian has an incredible 148 speed, which is very good on it's own, but is, until they bring back some old pokemon (if they do), the second best speed after Ninjask. Meanwhile, his attack stat reach a god-like 170 attack stat, couple with an ability that give a +1 attack boost that activate every time he enters the battlefield, making so that with an adamant nature he hits harder than Mega-Mawile used to (because you know, Megas are not there anymore). Also, this thing has a ...more - Eclipsmon

2 Zamazenta

Zamazenta is a very good tank pokemon with 140 in both defenses couple with 90 hp on top of having a very good 130 attack stat, and 120 speed. Not only that, but he has a the same signature move of Zacian, and the physical defense equivalent of Zacian's ability. The only reason he is not higher is because he can't heal itself without rest, so therefore some pokemon have a better defensive role. - Eclipsmon

3 Galarian Darmanitan

Darmanitan was a pretty decent pokemon, with amazing attack stat, and decent speed that can be very good if you add a scarf, combine with moves like u-turn, and flare blitz. In gen 8, we have an ice type darmanitan, and even considering the bad reputation of ice types, it went from a very cool pokemon in underused, to possibly a top tier in overused. Why? First, while the ice type is very bad defensively, it is amazing offensively, and Darmanitan being a very offensive mon, it's good for him. Secondly, during the type translation, Darmanitan kept his fire type moves, while gaining new ice type moves. More imortantly though is the ability gorilla tactics. This ability, works exactly like a choice band: it locks you into using the same move, but it grows your attack to 50%. So you already have a pokemon that hits really hard, but you can add a choice item on top of that, meaning you can either have a safe option with the scarf that allows you to go faster than most non scarf pokemon, or ...more - Eclipsmon

Update: A few weeks after that comment, Galarian Darmanitan ended up in the uber tier, so I was pretty much right about it being very strong. - Eclipsmon

4 Dragapult

This pokemon is simple. It's really, really fast with 142 speed, it hits hard both physically with 120 att., and specially with 100 spec., and it has aa pretty good movepool, the only bad thing being phantom force being its only physical ghost move. Because of that, Dragapult is really unpredictable and strong. - Eclipsmon

5 Corviknight

Remember skarmory? Remember how it was a pokemon that always was in overused for every generations in big part, thanks to his amazing double type. Well, Corviknight is pretty much the new Skarmory, but with different sets. Like skarmory it can deofg, and roost, but he can also use bulk up, which is not a bad set at all. Also, his physical defense isn't as good as skarmory, but he do have a better special defense. It's one of the greatest defensive threat in overused, and as long as skarmory, and celesteela are gone it wil stay like this. - Eclipsmon

Cool METAL Bird LoL

6 Galarian Corsola

Now some of you might say: "why Corsola, and not cursola? " One word: "eviolite". Corsola has good defenses (the physical one being higher than its evolution), and with an eviolite they reach great amount. Corsola also has an amazing defensive movepool with the amazing strength sap, on top of will-o-wisp and stealth rock. Like Corviknight, it's one of the biggest defensive threat in overused. - Eclipsmon

7 Hatterene

We continue with the defensive monsters of overused with Hatterene. To start with, Hatterene has very good special attack and defensive. After that, there is its ability magic bounce, which bounces status moves and therefore can be dangerous to defensive team. It also have access to calm mind and other cool moves. On top of that, because it's really slow, it is an amazing pokemon in trick room. A pokemon to beware of. - Eclipsmon

8 Cinderace

So first, Cinderace has a very good physical attack and speed of 116 and 119, making it a good sweeper. It also has a 120 base power STAB fire type move more precise than fire blast on top of good type coverage, but what makes this pokemon so strong is court change. Court change is a move that switch the side of hazard, screens, and other thing. And this, is really, really good, because it makes the opponet scared to use hazards as long as Cinderace is alife. The best part is, this comment was made before they released Cinderace's hidden ability. I can't imagine how strong Cinderace will be with libero, AKA protean. - Eclipsmon

9 Barraskewda

Basically, it's a fish that hits really hard, is very fast, is faster under the rain on top of hitting harder with water moves, and an access to psychic fangs, crunch, and close combat. A really good sweeper. - Eclipsmon

10 Sirfetch’d

That thing looks like Farchtade from Gen 1 - Yoshidude

Sirfetch'd is decently strong with an high attack, and decent bulk, on top of moves like first impression, and an item that highers its critical hit rate, however, it is outclass by other fighting type, more particularly Conkeldurr which is bulkier and hits harder. - Eclipsmon

The Newcomers

? Volcarona

Volcarona isn't even a gen 8 pokemon. It's not even usable in sword and shield for now. - Eclipsmon

gen 5 he's my favorite gen 5 - Yoshidude

Yes, he is really cool (I even put it in my top 10 gen 5 pokemon list, but it's not gen 8. - Eclipsmon

? Eternatus

Eternatus has decent defenses couple with great 140 hp, has a great speed stat of 130, and amazing special attack of 145. Combine that with a dragon type version of Zacian's signature move, and even an access to recover, and agility and we have a pretty damn strong pokemon, that has a better time dealing with Zacian than most pokemon in the game. Not that he is the perfect counter, because you know...(psychic fangs). - Eclipsmon

The world's strongest such dynamic killer one shots all Leon's pokemon

The Contenders

11 Toxtricity

Toxtricity's function is simple: dealing crazy damage with punk rock boosted overdrives, and boombursts. Plus, it's electric poison typing has good resistances, and let him switch on some attacks without too much risk. His stats could have been better, but hey. - Eclipsmon


12 Rillaboom

When that drum comes out, things are about to get ugly...

Best Starter LoL

Rillaboom isn't bad, but it doesn't have anything special. However, I bet it will be a very good overused pokemon, when it'll obtain his hidden ability, grassy surge, since with that it will basially become the new Tapu Bulu. - Eclipsmon

13 Centiskorch

Oh boy! I find this pokemon to be very cool, but he is bad in competitive battling. His typing is okay, he has the ability flash fire, and he can use fire lash, but his stats are awful. He has a decent special bulk, but his defense is bad, he is slow, and doesn't hurt a lot. - Eclipsmon


14 Dracovish

Let me give you guys a lesson in math: Arctovish has decent everything with above-average defense. What makes him broken, however, is Fishious Rend. This move multiplies by two if he goes first to 170. One hundred accuracy. That isn't the end. Next up is Strong Jaw which multiplies all bite moves by 1.5. Fishious Rend? Bite move. Finishing off with Same Type Attack Boost (1.5x), we get a whopping attack power of 382.5. That is insane. That is just normal. Imagine a super-effective attack. While the other fossils get this, Arctovish is the one least counterable. - MasterBeef

15 Drednaw

Drednaw, is actually very dangerous in the rain, with it's hidden ability swift swim. It's basically the new kabutops. - Eclipsmon


16 Rapidash Rapidash, known in Japan as Gallop, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

Rapidash is gen 1. It shouldn't be on the list. Galarian Rapidash on the other hand... - Eclipsmon


17 Boltund

I think Boltund is a decent elctric type pokemon for two reasons. First, it has a very good speed of 121. Second, its ability strong jaw is very usefull, since it has access to fang moves like, fire fang, psychic fangs, crunch, and of course STAB thunder fang (which is stronger than Wild Charge, thanks to strong jaw, and doesn't have recoil). All this is even better when you consider a lot of electric type relied on hidden power ice ti have type coverage, and that now that hidden power ice is gone, the fact Boltund have access to so much coverage without hidden power would make it more interesting than other electric types. It's far from the strongest new pokemon, but it's also far from the weakest. - Eclipsmon

Useful in water and fire gyms

18 Orbeetle

UFO beetle

Orbeetle is very special. It has very good defensive stats, is decently fast, but it's hold back, by a pretty bad double typing defensively, and low hp. However, it has a niche that can make it usefull when use well. Orbeetle is a decent sticky web user, that use a stab U-turn to switch, and can heal himself with recover or put the opponent to sleep with hypnosis. I doubt, this pokemon will be seen often on the competitive scene, since its use is very specific, and some pokemon might do the job better than it, like Ribombee. At least, it's not useless, and if you like this pokemon it might be very usefull in a sword and shield playthrough, and I have to admit, it looks cool. - Eclipsmon

19 Wooloo

The greatest pokemon of all

20 Inteleon

Inteleon, is simple. It's really fast, and hits really hard. He lacks some type coverage, but he is still pretty cool. - Eclipsmon

21 Yamper

I beat Leon with a Yamper. It one hit KO'd all of his pokemon.

Boltund is just better. - Eclipsmon

22 Arctovish

Let me give you a lesson in math: Arctovish has decent everything with above-average defense. What makes him broken, however, is Fishious Rend. This move multiplies by two if he goes first to 170. One hundred accuracy. That isn't the end. Next up is Strong Jaw which multiplies all bite moves by 1.5. Fishious Rend? Bite move. Finishing off with Same Type Attack Boost (1.5x), we get a whopping attack power of 382.5. That is insane. That is just normal. Imagine a super-effective attack. While the other fossils get this, Arctovish is the one least counterable. - MasterBeef

23 Appletun

An absalot tank

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