*NEW* Pokemon Tier List – Pokemon Sword & Shield

*NEW* Pokemon Tier List – Pokemon Sword & Shield


– Greetings, Pokéfans! Michael here, and welcome
to the newest installment of my Pokémon tier list series where I make tier
lists for various categories of Pokémon based purely on my
own opinions of them. As Pokémon Sword and
Shield have just come out and introduced a
ton of new Pokémon, I thought it would
be appropriate for me to make another set
of tier lists about the new Pokémon. And yes, multiple tier lists, because there’s far
too many new Pokémon to fit on to one image
without them all just looking like little ants. I will not be covering any
of the Gigantamax forms because there’s still
several of them that I haven’t even seen so, that’s kinda fun. Also in case you
missed any of my past tier list videos, this is the
significance or meaning of each of the tiers. But enough intro stuff, let’s dive in to my first
new Pokémon tier list. Inteleon is the worst of
the fully evolved starters in my opinion. I don’t despise it, but the super skinny limbs and the giant human hands
really throw me off. Greedent is just kind
of a fat guy squirrel? It’s not ugly, but I
certainly don’t like it. Thievul is pretty cool, except for the tiny
little mustache. I would like this
Pokémon a lot more if it didn’t have that. Eldegoss is fine, but I admit I’m disappointed
by how weak it is. Chewtle looks ridiculous. It’s not ugly, but
the size of its head compared to its body
makes no sense whatsoever. Thwackey is a fine
middle evolution. Very logical
evolution of Grookey. I also think Rillaboom is fine. I think it’s a cool
gorilla that is held back by its weird hair
and heavy emphasis on drug usage. Oh, (laughs) Wait (laughs) My voice typing software… I said “drum usage”, and it put “drug usage”. That is hilarious. It’s “heavy emphasis
on drum usage.” Not “drug usage”. It would be an A tier
if not for those flaws. I think Cinderace is fine. I actually didn’t
like it very much until using it in
my play through, at which point, it
really grew on me. I think the entire
Orbeetle line is fine. I think the Bug/Psychic
type is unique and interesting, and
none of them look bad. They just don’t really
stand out to me. And, finally, for B tier, Gossifleur, it’s a fine Pokémon. It’s cute, but it’s
nothing special. Grookey and Scorbunny are
both very cute starters that I think are well designed. Drizzile is a cool reptile
and I like its color scheme. Skwovet is very cute. Nickit is also cute, and
I like its goofy tail. Dubwool is a very
solid-looking Pokémon. It’s a soft, fluffy sheep, while still looking imposing, and that’s a great balance. And of course
Yamper is very cute. Raboot is awesome. I love the ninja/athlete
kid aspect, it looks like the protagonist
in a Shonen anime, which, I think is fun. Sobble is my favorite
base-form starter, so, it saddens me
that it ended up with the worst final evolution form. Rookidee is adorable,
and as an added bonus, it’s a pure flying-type. Something I have thought
they should have been doing for bird Pokémon for
a very long time. I love it. Corvisquire is also great.
It is a very good-looking half-way point between
Rookidee and Corviknight. And Corviknight is
of course, awesome. It’s a super badass bird, and I love how huge
and imposing it is. I loved using one on my team. Wooloo is an icon, and
anyone who says otherwise is incorrect. Drednaw is a really cool-looking snapping turtle that
was super fun to use. And lastly, for this tier list, is Boltund, which is simply just a really good-looking
dog Pokémon. Its proportions look
right, it’s got a great mix of being cute and
looking strong, and its typing and color
scheme are awesome. I didn’t use one in my
Sword play through because I used a different
electric-type, but in my next play through
of the Galar region, I want to try and use a Boltund. The next tier list will
be just the Galarian forms and new Galarian evolutions, because, yes, Galarian
forms are effectively new Pokémon. But before we do that, just want to let you guys know if you’re watching
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link in the description, get it ASAP. While I don’t find
Galarian Meowth to be that offensive or ugly of a Pokémon, I hate it for existing. Meowth had already
gotten both an Alola form and a Gigantamax form. It did not need a Galarian form. Galarian Rapidash was
somewhat of a disappointment for me. I got my hopes up that
it would turn into this really awesome Pegasus, but instead it’s just a
normal unicorn with hair that seems a bit
too clumpy to me. Like, the strands of
hair look more like tentacles than hair. I am glad that Galarian
Meowth’s evolution is not a Galarian Persian,
but I still can’t fully like Perrserker
because it evolves from a Galarian form that
I don’t think should exist. Plus, I feel like it’s
not different enough from Galarian Meowth. You could have told
me that this was Galarian Meowth, and I
would have believed you. Galarian Mr. Mime is
an improvement upon regular Mr. Mime, but
it is still a Mr. Mime, and therefore a
weird creepy person. I can never truly like it. Pretty much all of the
B tier Galarian forms or Galarian evolutions
are here because I don’t love their designs, but
I like that they exist. I think they’re solid
and relatively creative. I don’t have any complaints,
even for Mr. Rime, which is substantially
better than Mr. Mime. Galarian Ponyta is
absolutely adorable. It is a very solid Pokémon. Zen-mode Galarian
Darmanitan is the first-ever ice/fire type, so
I have to like it because of that. I just wish this typing
wasn’t trapped on an unviable form. I can never really
love Stunfisk because it’s Stunfisk, but I
have to give props to Galarian Stunfisk for
being so creative. Obstagoon is pretty cool, and it was the first
Galarian evolution that was revealed. Because of that, I will always
have fond memories of it, because that reveal
got me super hyped. I love how pissed-off
Galarian Farfetch’d is just all the time. It’s hilarious. Galarian Corsola and Cursola
are brilliant Pokémon. Having them be ghost-type
Pokémon inspired by dying coral, a reference
to climate change, is absolutely brilliant. Sirfetch’d is the
Farfetch’d evolution that the fandom has
wanted for so long. So I, of course, am
going to love it. Its smug attitude is also great. Runerigus is my favorite
Galarian form or evolution. It looks so much cooler
than Cofagrigus ever did, and having its face be the
dragon face of the drawing is just so awesome. I love this Pokémon a lot. Now we move on to
the next tier list, which, like the first one, will only be completely
new species of Pokémon. I think Toxel is kind of cute, but it being a constantly
pouty and whiny baby feels kind of annoying to me. I also don’t like
that it’s pretty much completely useless
until evolving. It was annoying to just
have an entire slot of my party taken up
by a Pokémon who really cannot battle. I would like Impidimp more
if it didn’t have just a single solitary nostril. That kind of creeps me out. I had a very annoying
experience trying to catch a Morgrem with Prankster
and a nature that did not lower attack, and I haven’t quite
forgiven it for that yet. Applin is a fine Pokémon. I feel like they could
have made it cuter, but, as of now I
think it’s solid. Carkoal and Coalossal
are well-designed Pokémon that I like. They would be A tier
if they kept Rolycoly’s glowing orange eye. They would be a lot
more intimidating if that was the case. Arrokuda is a perfectly
fine fish Pokémon. I have no strong
feelings about it. I feel the same about Sinistea and Polteageist. They are perfectly fine
Pokémon that I have no complaints about, but they
don’t stick out to me. My feelings are, again, similar for Hatenna, Hattrem,
and Hatterene. They seem fine. They just don’t really
stand out to me personally. I really like the design
inspiration behind Flapple and Appletun. Having them be worms
inside apples that are actually dragons, and
then having them fuse with the apple in a
certain way depending on whether the apple
was tart or sweet, is a really creative design
premise in my opinion. Silicobra and Sandaconda are
very solid snake Pokémon. I know we have a lot
of snake Pokémon, but I feel like these
do a good job of making themselves stand
out from the others. Also, Gigantamax Sandaconda has been very nice to me, so Sandaconda gets extra
points because of that. Cramorant is a goofy
hilarious Pokémon that I can’t help but like. Low-key form Toxtricity
is a very solid Pokémon, but it’s only an A
tier because I prefer the amped-up form. Sizzlipede is very cute. They did a great job
designing this Pokémon. Grimmsnarl is a
horrifying monster that I, at first, was kind
of put off by, but after using it in my
play through for a decent chunk of time, I
grew to like it more. I must say that I like
that it’s a fairy-type that isn’t cute or pretty. This is a murderous
monster fairy-type which is really unique, and I
appreciate uniqueness in Pokémon. I think Rolycoly is
a really cute little wheel-around angry lump
of coal that reminds me of the wheelie bike
from Kirby Air Ride, which was my favorite
vehicle in that game. Barraskewda is a really
awesome water-type Pokémon, and I love how its tail
rotates like a propeller. That’s really cool, and I
want to use one at some point. Toxtricity is flat-out awesome. It’s a cool spiky lizard
that has the amazing poison/electric type
combo that I’ve wanted for so long. This is a fantastic Pokémon
that I really enjoyed using on my team. Centiskorch is an
excellently-designed Pokémon. I’m impressed that they
made a centipede Pokémon that doesn’t look
excessively creepy. It simply looks cool,
and I really like that. And lastly, for
this tier list are Clobbopus and Grapploct,
which are hands-down, far-and-away, my favorite
Pokémon of generation eight. Clobbopus is incredibly
adorable, and anyone who says otherwise is simply incorrect. Meanwhile, Grapploct
is so awesomely badass. The color scheme of
navy blue and lime green is fantastic, and the
bright color around its eyes makes it look like
a superhero mask. It’s really strong, has
an incredible shiny, and is simply a
fantastic Pokémon. In this short amount of
time, it has already entered my top 10 favorite
Pokémon of all time. I fricking love this thing. And now, for the
final tier list of the brand new Pokémon. I don’t strongly
dislike Alcremie, but I must admit I
don’t really like how heavily-inspired by food it is, to the point where it’s
basically sentient food. Eiscue is basically
just a penguin with an ice cube head, which
isn’t horrible, but I think it’s a
little too goofy. Zamazenta’s hero of many
battle forms doesn’t look horrible, but the
segments on its neck look kind of gross to me. Eternamax Eternatus is just a
hand reaching out of a spiral, which is pretty lame, but
I can’t totally discount it because you only see it
once for a big boss battle, so it’s under different
rule sets I guess. Pinchurchin is fine for me. I like that they made
a sea urchin Pokémon that’s not water-type,
but I don’t really find Pinchurchin cute or cool
enough to find it more than just okay. Snom is actually a very
similar Pokémon to Pinchurchin, so my thoughts are about
the same toward it. Indeedee is, again,
a fine Pokémon. I don’t dislike it, but it
doesn’t really stand out. Morpeko is a perfectly
fine Pikachu clone. I think its design
premise is interesting, but it’s still just a
regular old Pikachu clone that doesn’t really stand out. Dracovish and Arctovish
have a really creative design premise, but I
end up liking them just a bit less than the
other two fossils because they are seriously weird. Dracovish is a fish
attached to a dragon’s tail, and Arctovish has its face
facing straight upward. They’re wild and super creative, but they’re so weird
that I can never really really like them. Both of Zacians forms and
Zamazenta’s crown shield forms are fine legendaries. They’re never going
to be my favorites, but I don’t dislike
them in any way. Frosmoth is a very
pretty Pokémon. I like that they finally
made a bug/ice type, and I think they did
a good job with it. Stonjourner is very cute, and
I like it because of that. I like Dracozolt and
Arctozolt for the same reasons that I just discussed. I think this generations
fossil premise is super creative. Duraludon is a
very solid Pokémon, and I love that
they finally made a steel/dragon type
that’s not Dialga. Dreepy and Drakloak
are cool-looking Pokémon that I quite like. Eternatus is a pretty
solid legendary Pokémon. It looks antagonistic
and somewhat alien without looking too alien. They did a good job
with this Pokémon. I know I said that
Alcremie looked too food-like for me
to really get into it, but Milcery doesn’t
have the same problem. It just looks like
a really cute blob. It’s great. I also like Falinks a lot
because it’s really cute. The individual segments
with the cute little eyes that you can’t see
from this static image, but can see clearly in-game, are absolutely adorable. I think it’s so
funny that a Pokémon based on war formations
ended up being so fricking cute. Cufant and Copperajah are
fantastically designed Pokémon. Cufant is really cute
while Copperajah looks regal and imposing. I’m glad they finally gave
us new elephant Pokémon for the first time
since generation two, and they did a fantastic
job with these Pokémon. And finally, Dragapult
is an excellent Pokémon. I think they did a great job of having it be inspired
by an inanimate object, those being stealth bombers, without making it look
too much like a machine. It simply just
looks really cool, plus, I really enjoyed
using one on my team in my play through. Sweeping through
things with a crazy speedy dragon that won’t
be out-sped is just so fun. So those are my tier lists
for all the new Pokémon in generation eight. You may have noticed
that only one singular Pokémon was in the D tier
in all of these tier lists, so clearly I think generation
eight is a very solid generation of Pokémon. Thank you so much for watching, and if you’re watching
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100 thoughts on “*NEW* Pokemon Tier List – Pokemon Sword & Shield”

  1. I like that Michael to some extent points out my problem with gen 8. Too many good pure fighting types!!! Sirfetch'd, Grapploct, and Falinks are all fantastic Pokémon, and I really want them on my team, but having three pure fighting types is such a bad idea. Doesn't help me that my personal favorite Pokémon, Hitmonlee, also happens to be in the game! Bea, move out of the way, I'm gonna be the fighting type gym leader from now on

  2. 1. chewtle IS ugly
    2. after scorbunny the line is bad looking
    3. just put the lowkey form in lower s tier
    4.toxtricity is an amphibian like toxicroak
    5. this is just my opinion except for 4

  3. Obstagoon isn't really a galar form because Galar is his home country. The whole plottwist for this line was that the Zigzagoon line originally comes from Galar. The hoenn versions are the changed versions. They lost the ability to evolve. The first two evolutions are galar/original forms but Obstagoon is just a new Pokémon in my opinion

  4. All of the Starter evolutions are good but the humanoid feel for all the final stages are not that good.
    I love Intelleon but the skinny limbs are weird. Cinderace looks fine but weird. Rillaboom has an excuse for this though because of the fact he is a gorilla which is very humanoid.

  5. People don’t realize that Pincurchin is based off of a “pin cushion + sea urchin” and its name sounds like the combination of the both

  6. You can’t just say that we’re incorrect about your opinions if we don’t like some Pokémon you like love the video still

  7. this whole video absolutely proves that gamefreak can do no wrong by you Micheal. almost all of these Pokemon (n i mean 95%) of designs utterly suck and feel really uninspired n lazy and take you out of the whole mood to even play the game. anyway, to each their own i guess.

  8. I tried for 2 hrs to catch gigantimax sandaconda and it wouldn’t either die or go in a poke ball so good on you, but I did come first try so that was nice

  9. i like the fossil Pokemon but i hope they make it so we can get the original forms for them because those aren't the actual forms they are like that because the person who puts them together and revives them doesn't know what she is doing so it would be cool to see how they are supposed to be

  10. 5:42 "I wish it (the fire/ice type) wasn't trapped on an unviable form"

    Galarian Darmanitan Zen Mode is OP beyond belief, actually. This thing can sweep entire teams if played well.

  11. Cinderace is absolute garbage. I feel bad for anyone who got a male one because is looks so feminine and dumb. Its signature move looks lazy and bad and nothing compared to snipe shot.

  12. That Kirby vehicle is actually an enemy that started in Kirby’s Adventure, a game that was released 10 years before air ride.

  13. Watch this and other fav Pokemon related video of Mikey make me realize that Mikey's fav is 90% reverse from my fav list

  14. just wanted to bring something to everyones attention, hatterene is 6'11" whilst grimmsnarl, the intimidating, murderous pokemon, is a tiny 4'11". like wut, he (grimmsnarl is genderlocked to male) should be at least 6'2" or more and hatterene, whilst yes, it is meant to be kind of spooky (in my opinion hatterene should be psychic/ghost or fairy/ghost as it's pokedex entries describe it as a scary thing that attacks people with its claw if not silent in its presence (take froslass for example, it is supposed to be a scary spirit on a mountain that scares/kills people, in hatterene's shield entry it states that many describe it as the forest witch, as it injures those who are loud near it)(this is the end of my rant thank you for reading)) should be a more modest height of maybe, 5'9" or maybe a bit less or more but the grimmsnarl height is an absolute atrocity, hopefully, you agree with that. anyways, this is the end but I'm not sure how to end, I'm feeling like a "in conclusion…" but that would make me seem like I'm a prick who uses sophisticated language to make splash flocks of hoi polloi to build a patronage to doctor up my decumbent self-esteem (this sentence brought to you by thesaurus.com), so I'm just gonna stop.

  15. Others: amped version of toxtricity is better.

    Me: Fucking fight me.

    I beat the whole game with just both forms, noivern and obstagoon. I love both, but low key is slightly better.

  16. I used a boltund up until the 5th gym from a yamper, it destroyed both nessa and bede but my problem is that it looks way to basic almost unfinished

  17. Man I honestly could not disagree more with half of this list. To each their own but how do you like those elephants in any capacity?

  18. My favorite part of Runerigus and Yamask are how their original concepts are turned on their head.
    Here's the gist:
    Yamask: This mon always depressed me. It's a ghost of a human who willingly carries around a mask of its former self and cries whenever it looks at its own face and remembers who it was.
    Cofagrigus: Cofi likes to roam around and trick people into opening it. It loves to curse anything that moves and will mummify would be graverobbers. It's a rather evil entity.
    Galarian Yamask: Yam encountered a rune that was so evil it managed to curse a ghost. Now its mask is lost and it's forced to drag around this entity in a heavy rock that is slowly taking it over.
    Runerigus: Yamask has literally been taken over by an evil force. Instead of a ghost possessing an inanimate object, the object has possessed the ghost.

    The rune itself brings to mind a Celtic Snake, and I am all over that shite.

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