Pokémon Series Now Features Over 1,000 Unique Pokémon, Scarlet & Violet Version 1.2.0 Launches in February

    Celebrating 26 years of Pokémon.

    The Pokémon Company and Nintendo have announced that the prolific Pokémon franchise now features 1,000 unique Pokémon across all titles. To celebrate the milestone, The Pokémon Company shared a new video titled “One Thousand Pokémon” and announced Pokémon Scarlet and Violet version 1.2.0.

    26 years after the original release of Pokémon Red Version and Pokémon Green Version in Japan, the number of unique Pokémon is now at 1,008. The release of Pokémon Scarlet and Violet introduced a plethora of new Pokémon to help the total surpass 1,000. Specifically, this milestone was recently achieved with the introduction of Gholdengo, the evolved form of Gimmighoul from Pokémon Scarlet and Violet.

    Pokémon Scarlet and Violet players can expect more updates for the game soon. Nintendo announced Pokémon Scarlet and Violet version 1.2.0 launches in late February 2023. The new update features bug fixes and “added functionality” for the game. Further details about the update were not announced.

    In the meantime, here’s an introduction for Gholdengo and the all-new One Thousand Pokémon video via The Pokémon Company:

    Introducing Gholdengo


    Gimmighoul evolves into Gholdengo when it levels up after its Trainer has collected 999 Gimmighoul Coins. Apparently, Gholdengo is a lively and cheerful Pokémon whose body is made of a thousand coins.

    Gholdengo functions by controlling the coins that comprise its body, and it even uses them as weapons in battle. The coins are densely packed, making Gholdengo durable. Gholdengo can attack by firing coins from anywhere on its body.

    Name: Gholdengo
    Category: Coin Entity Pokémon
    Type: Steel/Ghost
    Height: 3’11” (1.2 m)
    Weight: 66.1 lbs. (30 kg)
    Ability: Good as Gold

    One Thousand Pokemon

    Lastly, Pokémon Scarlet and Violet are available now for Nintendo Switch worldwide.

    Soul Kiwami
    Soul Kiwami
    Raul Ochoa, a.k.a. Soul Kiwami, is the Deputy Editor in Chief of Final Weapon and a News Writer at Game Rant. With a passion for the Japanese gaming industry, Raul is a huge fan of Nintendo Switch, PC hardware, JRPGs and fighting/action games. business email:

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