Gen 8 Starter Pokemon
The three new starter Pokemon for Gen 8 were recently revealed during Nintendo’s Pokemon Direct live stream on February 27, 2019. The new games, titled Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield, are said to release late 2019 for the Nintendo Switch.
Many fans already have theories related to the type of combinations of the Gen 8 Starters’ types. Since Gen 3, the starter Pokemon’s third and final evolutions often have a second type associated with them. A good example of this interesting dual-type combination is Torchic who evolves into Blaziken, a Fire/Fighting-type.
What are the Gen 8 starter Pokemon’s second type? Let’s speculate!
Grookey is a Grass-type Pokemon who is “full of boundless curiosity” according to the official Pokemon website. We are speculating that Grookey may be a Grass/Rock-type given that it is seen hitting a rock in the Pokemon Direct trailer.
While it is also possible for it to be a Grass/Ground-type, Grookey will have a huge disadvantage against Ice if this is the case.
Scorbunny is a Fire-type Pokemon who is “bursting with energy.” While many fans are tired of seeing Fire/Fighting-types, Scorbunny seems to have this type combination. Due to its athleticism, the Pokemon may have several Fighting-type moves in its arsenal.
However, it is also possible for it to be a Fire/Normal-type, since there are some Normal-types that specialize in Speed like Linoone, Cinccino, and Furfrou.
Sobble is a Water-type Pokemon who “shoots out attacks as it hides in the water.” Due to its sneaky and timid nature, fans speculate that it may be a Water/Dark-type like Greninja.
It is also possible for it to be a Water/Ghost-type, but it will have too many strengths as this type combination is immune to Normal and Fighting moves.
Do you have any theories of what their types could be? Let us know in the comments section down below.
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