Wondering how many Pokemon there are in the world? From starters to Legendaries of all different types, there are countless ‘mon to find if you want to catch ’em all.
The beloved Pokemon franchise now spans decades, with loads of different creatures and types introduced since it first burst onto the scene in 1996, so it can be hard to keep track of how many Pokemon there are.
Each new generation can bring more than a hundred ‘mon to the National Pokedex, so we’ll keep this page updated when new games are released – but for now, this is all the information you need to know.
- How many Pokemon are there?
- How many Legendaries are there?
- How many types are there?
- How many generations are there?
There are currently 905 Pokemon officially registered on the National Pokedex.
This number goes up to 915 with the new species from Scarlet & Violet that have been revealed so far like Fuecoco, Quaxly, and Sprigatito, but they won’t be counted until the Gen 9 games are released.
Our number doesn’t include regional forms like Alolan Vulpix or Galarian Rapidash, as they’re considered to be the same number in the Pokedex.
It’s also worth pointing out that these 905 species span multiple games and generations, so although there may be almost a thousand ‘mon in total, you’ll never find that many in a single game.
There are currently 60 Legendary Pokemon, which is a massive increase from the five that appeared in the original games. The latest addition to this lineup is Enamorus from Legends Arceus.
This number includes pre-evolutions like Cosmog and Cosmoem, but it doesn’t include Galarian versions of Articuno, Moltres, and Zapdos. It also counts Urshifu as one Legendary, despite having two ‘styles’.
Of course, this number will go up when Koraidon and Miraidon are officially added to the Pokedex when Scarlet & Violet are released.
There are now 18 types of Pokemon available to catch: Bug, Dark, Dragon, Electric, Fairy, Fighting, Fire, Flying, Ghost, Grass, Ground, Ice, Normal, Poison, Psychic, Rock, Steel, and Water.
All of these types have been available since Gen 1 except for Dark and Steel, which were introduced in Gen 2, and Fairy, which was introduced in Gen 6. There have been no more types added since then.
There are currently eight generations of Pokemon, although that will soon be rising to nine when the next games, Scarlet and Violet, are released in November 2022.
Each generation contains multiple games – for example, Gen 8 had Sword & Shield as well as Legends Arceus and Let’s Go! – but there is traditionally always one pair of mainline games per generation.
These are Red & Blue (Gen 1), Gold & Silver (Gen 2), Ruby & Sapphire (Gen 3), Diamond & Pearl (Gen 4), Black & White (Gen 5), X & Y (Gen 6), Sun & Moon (Gen 7), and Sword & Shield (Gen 8).
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