The original 151 Pokemon featured in Pokemon Red and Blue has grown significantly. Due to the continued expansion of the Pokemon universe and the discovery of new locations where Pokemon live, the total number of Pokemon has more than quadrupled in recent titles like Pokemon Sword and Shield and Pokemon Legends Arceus, and will likely increase even more in November.
If youre finding it difficult to keep track of all of the Pokemon that have been released so far, you are not the only one. The total number of Pokemon is a staggeringly huge quantity, comparable to the number of real-world animals.
How many Pokemon are there then?
Total Pokemon count
On the fourth of August, 2022, there were 915 total Pokemon across all nine generations. The majority of Pokemon on this list came from main-series Pokemon games, with an average of around 100 new mons per generation.
Here's how many new Pokemon have been added in each generation:
- Generation I (Red, Green, Blue, Yellow): 151 Pokemon
- Generation II (Gold, Silver, Crystal): 100 Pokemon
- Generation III (Ruby, Sapphire, FireRed, LeafGreen, Emerald): 135 Pokemon
- Generation IV (Diamond, Pearl, Platinum, HeartGold, SoulSilver): 107 Pokemon
- Generation V (Black, White, Black 2, White 2): 156 Pokemon
- Generation VI (X, Y, Omega Ruby, Alpha Sapphire): 72 Pokemon
- Generation VII (Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, Ultra Moon, Lets Go Pikachu, Lets Go Eevee): 88 Pokemon
- Generation VIII (Sword, Shield, Brilliant Diamond, Shining Pearl, Legends Arceus): 96 Pokemon
- Generation IX (Scarlet, Violet): 10 Pokemon so far
Scarlet and Violet will both be released on November 18, 2022. Until then, the total Pokemon number will likely remain unchanged.