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Pokemon • Apr 19, 2019

5 Pokemon that definitely need new evolutions in Gen 8

5 Pokemon that definitely need new evolutions in Gen 8

There's no better feeling than training a Pokemon to a point where it evolves and becomes more powerful. With a brand new generation on the horizon, here's five Pokemon that we think could have one more evolution in them...


Nintendo is currently working towards a 'late 2019' release window for both Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield. There's still so much time potentially left to wait, leaving fans wondering about what to expect from the new games. 

There have already been a grand total of 809 interesting creatures added to the Pokedex since the franchise first started in 1996. Whether you have watched it on TV, played with the video games on console, mobile, or even collected the trading cards, many trainers have grown to love specific characters over the years.

However, there are a few that we can't help but think should make another step and evolve one more time. Let's take a look and see if you agree.

The starter Pokemon for both Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield have already been revealed - Grookey, Scorbunny and Sobble.



Kangaskhan might have been selected for Mega Evolutions, but we want more.

The first one on this list is a normal-type Pokemon which was introduced in the first ever generation, Kangaskhan. 

Now, there's no doubt that the Pokemon itself is big enough, and certainly powerful enough, to fend for itself. However, when a series of Mega Evolutions were added with Pokemon X and Y, it gave us a taste of what it would be like to play with a younger version of Kangashkan - as it also grows in the process. 

For those who aren't aware, 46 species of Pokemon holding their appropriate Mega Stones can evolve into a stronger version of itself. There's been a smaller creature hiding in its pouch for too long, now it's time to let it explore the world for itself!


Helioptile, Heliolisk 

Helioptile and Heliolisk are surely going to get a future evolution. A mega evolution isn't enough...

Helioptile played a major role in the Pokemon TV series, having been added to the Pokedex in Gen 6, and quickly become a fan favorite. The electric/normal type has a nice blend in terms of the moves it develops and evolving it to Heliolisk is not only sad, but somewhat underwhelming. 

There are a few Pokemon evolution chains that look set for a third evolution and, surely, this is one of those. By making comparisons to Charmander and Charmeleon, for example, you would think the pair look set to evolve one more time into something much bigger. 

Will it happen? We certainly hope so in Gen 8.


Relicanth was added to the Pokedex in Gen 3.

Relicanth first made its debut in the Pokemon Ruby and Pokemon Sapphire video games, but has never evolved in any way, shape, or form. It's a shame, really. 

There are a vast array of interesting creatures to be found in depths and Relicanth certainly has the makings of a Pokemon which could take an interesting next step. It already has unique properties, as its a water/rock type, coupled by its unique stone-like colors. 

Perhaps we could see it grow even more, adding even more unique attacks and defence moves to its arsenal in Pokemon Sword and Shield. 


"Wobuffett" could do with an upgrade, don't you think?

If you have watched the Pokemon TV show, you will be well aware of just how hilarious - and useless - Wobbuffet was for Team Rocket. While the creature will definitely have its fans (right?), there's no doubt that it could do with some sort of boost. 

A perfect comparison, which indicates what we're looking for here, is Magikarp. The Pokemon is pretty much futile, but after giving it some time and effort (and a whole lot of rare candies) it evolves into one of the most dominant Pokemon around - Gyarados. 

Wobbuffet needs this type of boost in the next generation. 


Dunsparce is (surely) going to evolve in Gen 8.

Last, but not least, we're hoping that Dunsparce will finally evolve in Gen 8. 

The Pokemon was added to the Pokedex in Gen 2 and no matter how much it battles, or how hard it tries, it's still yet to experience the flashing lights and the crazy music synonymous with evolving on the video games. 

In its current state, the Pokemon is a land snake and a normal type. Hopefully, it will develop brand new abilities in the next generation, grow, and become something much greater than the Pokemon we see today. 

So, there you have it. They are the five Pokemon we would like to see evolve in Gen 8. Whether or not they will is another matter, but we'll be crossing our fingers nevertheless. Did we leave anyone out? 

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