Pokémon celebrates its 1000 species in video
How far we have come since Pokémon Green in 1996. The Pokémon license, which at the time consisted of "only" 150 Pokémon, has grown to include 1008 different species in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet. To celebrate, the official Pokémon YouTube channel has released a special video featuring each of the creatures.
All Pokémon are represented, usually in the look they had when they were discovered. They are arranged in various ways: starters; legendaries; fossils; Pokémon that evolve by trading, etc. All alternative forms are also represented, even if they do not increment the counter. All alternative forms are also represented, even if they don't increment the counter. It must have been quite a job to list them all in this way, all in a dynamic format that is quick to awaken our nostalgic fibre.
The video puts a special spotlight on the new Pokémon introduced by Pokémon Scarlet and Violet. The timing of this video was probably chosen to avoid spoiling players. By now, most players have already had a chance to play through Paldea and meet them.
As a reminder, here is the number of new Pokémon introduced in each generation:
Generation 1 (Pokémon Green): 151
Generation 2 (Pokémon Gold): 100
Generation 3 (Pokémon Ruby): 135
Generation 4 (Pokémon Diamond): 107
Generation 5 (Pokémon Black): 156
Generation 6 (Pokémon X): 72
Generation 7 (Pokémon Sun): 88
Generation 8 (Pokémon Sword): 96
Generation 9 (Pokémon Scarlet): 103
This video is not unlike the " Perfect Pokérap "attempted by Brian David Gilbert on behalf of Polygonin the era of Pokémon Sword and Shield. In a live performance, he reinterpreted the Pokérap of our childhood to include all the Pokémon available in 2019.
Kudos to Game Freaks and The Pokémon Company for these 1000 creatures, Pokémon. See you for the 10,000!