How many Pokemon are there? Including Scarlet & Violet Teal Mask

Luca Di Marzo
Ash Ketchum with many PokemonThe Pokemon Company

With the introduction of the Pokemon Scarlet and Violet DLC titled The Teal Mask, new Pokemon have been added to the ever-expanding Pokedex. Here’s the total number of Pokemon, including types, and generations in the franchise so far.

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

With each game, trainers familiarize themselves with a new batch of memorable Pokemon. On November 18, 2022, Scarlet and Violet delivered the ninth generation of Pokemon that trainers are able to catch, train, and partner in battle. Later, on September 13, 2023, The Teal Mask DLC brought even more creatures.

Here’s a full recap of how many Pokemon there are in the entire franchise currently.

How many Pokemon are there in total?

Lineup of PokemonGame Freak/The Pokemon Company
Pokemon come in various shapes and sizes, and all of them are unique.

As of November 2023, there are currently 1,017 Pokemon that have appeared in the Pokemon video game franchise. This follows the release and subsequent addition of new Pokemon in The Teal Mask DLC for Scarlet and Violet.

When Scarlet and Violet launched on November 18, the new games added 105 new Pokemon to the historic franchise. Adding this figure to the whopping 905 we had before that, the franchise surpassed the four-digit mark when it comes to Pokemon.

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With the addition of the Kitakami Pokedex in The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero DLC, the total number of Pokemon has reached 1017, as it includes Dipplin, Ogerpon, Munkidori, Fezandipiti, and Okidogi.

Keep in mind, the total amount of Pokemon does not include regional variants such as Galarian Weezing or Paldean Wooper, since they don’t have their own Pokedex number

All Pokemon types

There are currently 18 different Pokemon types with many Pokemon falling under the dual-type category by claiming two of these types at once.

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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 have not delivered a new one. However, part of The Indigo Disk promotional footage seems to hint at a 19th Tera type players are looking forward to.

Pokemon TypesGame Freak/The Pokemon Company
Knowing the Pokemon types, their strengths, and their weaknesses are what you need to become a Pokemon master.

Every Pokemon generation

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

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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 and Violet

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About The Author

Luca is a Senior Writer at CharlieIntel. An accomplished, writer with interests in sports and gaming alike, Luca is focused on Call of Duty and FIFA as a content creator. After earning his BA in English Literature at Concordia University, he began writing for Gamelevate, OddsShark, and H4X. Luca joined CharlieIntel in 2021. You can reach Luca at [email protected], or via his Twitter @TheLucaDiMarzo.