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How many Pokemon are there? Including every new Scarlet & Violet Pokemon

With Pokemon Scarlet & Violet now completely out in the wild, it’s now the perfect time to find out how many Pokemon there are in total.



Pokemon with trainers

Pokemon Scarlet and Violet have added over 100 new Pokemon to the national Pokedex, so let’s break down the total number of Pokemon, types, and generations down below.

The first generation of Pokemon arrived when Pokemon Blue & Red were released in 1996 in Japan and 1998 in North America. Since then, The Pokemon Company have developed plenty of Pokemon games spanning eight generations over 25 years – including the newest games in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet.

With each game, trainers familiarize themselves with a new batch of memorable Pokemon. On November 18, Scarlet and Violet delivered the ninth generation of Pokemon that trainers are now able to catch, train, and partner in battle.

Here’s a full recap of how many Pokemon there are currently.

How many Pokemon are there in total?

Pokemon Unite characters

As of November 23, 2022, there are currently 1,008 Pokemon that have appeared in the Pokemon video game franchise.

When Scarlet and Violet launched on November 18, the new games added 103 new Pokemon to the historic franchise. Adding this figure to the whopping 905 we had before that, that’s why we’ve now passed the four-digit mark when it comes to Pokemon.

Thanks to new fan favorites such as Lechonk and Annihilape, the National Pokedex has crossed into the ninth generation of Pokemon, with the next mainline game expected to hit the double-digits mark.

While the total number of Pokemon has now risen above 1,000, new Pokemon games do not include the entire Pokedex. Instead, a limited amount of Pokemon will appear in Scarlet and Violet’s Regional Pokedex – 400 to be exact.

Speaking of Pokemon regions, the total number of 1,008 Pokemon does not include regional variants such as Galarian Weezing or the upcoming Paldean Wooper, since they don’t have their own Pokedex number

All Pokemon types

There are currently 18 different Pokemon types with many Pokemon hybridizing and claiming two of these types at once.

Here is the complete list of Pokemon types:

  • Bug
  • Dark
  • Dragon
  • Electric
  • Fairy
  • Fighting
  • Fire
  • Flying
  • Ghost
  • Grass
  • Ground,
  • Ice
  • Normal
  • Poison
  • Psychic
  • Rock
  • Steel
  • Water

Originally there were 15 Pokemon types in Generation 1, with three types added in ensuing generations. The Steel and Dark types were added early on with the release of Generation 2’s Pokemon Gold and Pokemon Silver.

In Generation 6, the devs decided to add a new type to further balance the collection of Pokemon types. The Fairy type made its debut in Pokemon X and Pokemon Y.

There haven’t been any additional types added since then, and Scarlet and Violet does not deliver a new one.

All Pokemon Types

Every Pokemon generation

From Pokemon Red and Blue to Pokemon Sword and Shield to now Pokemon Scarlet & Violet, there are currently nine generations of Pokemon in existence.

Each generation puts a pair of Pokemon games in the spotlight. In addition to the two main titles, other iterations like remakes, spin-offs, and third entries like Pokemon Emerald and Platinum are also considered a part of the generation they’re released in.

Despite the wide variety of Pokemon titles per generation, there are always two core games that launch a new generation.

  • Generation 1: Pokemon Red and Pokemon Blue
  • Generation 2: Pokemon Gold and Pokemon Silver
  • Generation 3: Pokemon Ruby and Pokemon Sapphire
  • Generation 4: Pokemon Diamond and Pokemon Pearl
  • Generation 5: Pokemon Black and Pokemon White
  • Generation 6: Pokemon X and Pokemon Y
  • Generation 7: Pokemon Sun and Pokemon Moon
  • Generation 8: Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield
  • Generation 9: Pokemon Scarlet & Violet

Pokemon Scarlet and Violet have kicked off Generation 9 and we expect they will see us through until next year’s Generation 10 unless The Pokemon Company decide to remake a previous generation.

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