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How Many Pokemon Are There Now?

How Many Pokemon Are There Now?

If you’re eager to be the very best and catch ‘em all, knowing the total number of Pokemon is imperative knowledge.

So how many Pokemon are there now?

Officially, there are 1,025 Pokemon across the currently released 9 generations.

This includes the newest Pokemon released in Scarlet and Violet’s DLC.

This number will be updated as and when more information becomes available.

How Many Types of Pokemon Are There?

Collage of Pokemon with Ash
Source: Bulbapedia

There are 18 Pokemon types which are as follows: Normal, Fire, Fighting, Water, Flying, Grass, Poison, Electric, Ground, Psychic, Rock, Ice, Bug, Dragon, Ghost, Dark, Steel, and Fairy.

Gen 1 had the original 15 types, while Gen 2 added Dark and Steel. Later, Gen 6 added the Fairy type. It is unknown whether Game Freak will add another type in the future.

And when it comes to typing and dual typing, there are 324 type possibilities. 

However, the above number includes combos like Ghost/Dark and Dark/Ghost, where the arrangement is treated as distinct.

But if you count dual types like these as one and the same, there are 171 type combos instead.

As for unused combos, there are currently 9 unused dual types in the series.

If you want to know more about types, check out our Pokemon type combinations guide.

How Many Pokemon Regional Forms Are There?

Vulpix with its Alolan Regional form
Source: Bulbapedia

The Pokemon series introduced regional forms or variants during Gen 7’s Sun and Moon games. Regional forms are alternate forms of a Pokemon that are based on the region it’s from.

Currently, there are 4 regional forms: Alolan, Galarian, Hisuian, and Paldean.

There are 55 Pokemon that have a regional form and in total there are 58 regional form Pokemon.

Regional forms adapt or evolve different characteristics based on their home region.

For example, some have developed an Ice type variant due to living in a cold environment, while some have changed due to pollution or industrialization.

How Many Generations Are There?

Kanto and Paldea region
Source: Bulbapedia

There are currently 9 generations in the Pokemon game series.

Here’s how many Pokemon each of these generations added along with their corresponding games:

GenerationNumber of
Pokemon Added
1151Red and Green (Japanese)
Red and Blue (International)
2100Gold and Silver
3135Ruby and Sapphire
FireRed and LeafGreen
4107Diamond and Pearl
HeartGold and SoulSilver
5156Black and White
Black 2 and White 2
672X and Y
Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
781Sun and Moon
Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon
Let’s Go, Pikachu!/Eevee!
881Sword and Shield
Sword and Shield Expansion Pass DLC
Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl
Legends: Arceus
9120Scarlet and Violet
The Teal Mask expansion
The Indigo Disk expansion
The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero DLC

If you want to know more about each mainline Pokemon game released so far, check out our in-depth article on Every Pokemon Game in Order of Release Date.

How Many Legendary and Mythical Pokemon Are There?

Collage of Legendary Pokemon
Source: Bulbapedia

Legendary and Mythical Pokemon are special Pokemon that are featured in the games’ lore, legends, and myths. 

They are both rare and powerful! However, Mythical Pokemon are even rarer, both lore-wise and how to obtain them. Some can only be caught through promotional events.

At the moment, there are a total of 71 Legendary Pokemon and 23 Mythical Pokemon.

We’ve featured some of them through our past articles, like our list of all Legendary Dragon Type Pokemon and our ranking of the Best Legendary Steel Type Pokemon.

Professor Sonia with Rotom
Source: Pokemon Journeys

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