Pokemon Scarlet and Violet Pokedex has 400 entries between new and old Pokemon. The question is, where in the National Pokedex do Paldea Pokemon fit in?
Pokemon Scarlet and Violet takes players to the Paldea region. Every region in the game has its own Pokedex. Notoriously, the Kanto Pokedex includes the original 151 Pokemon. There is also a National Pokedex that includes every Pokemon that has been discovered across the Pokemon World.
It is important not to confuse the National Pokedex with the Regional Pokedex. One is part of the other, but they are not the same. The Pokemon Scarlet and Violet Pokedex is regional, and the Pokemon from Paldea are yet to be included in the National Pokedex.
Another detail is that a Pokemon keeps the same National Pokedex number, regardless of the region of origin. For example, the Alola Rattata is number 19 in the National Pokedex, even though it is different from Kanto Rattata.
The Pokemon Scarlet and Violet Pokedex goes from one to 400, it is the first Pokedex not to include zeros in the numbers under 100. Instead of 001, it is simply 1. The game also includes Paradox Pokemon Form that does not count as a variant of the original Pokemon. Iron Thorns is a robotic-like version of Tyranitar, but it is accounted as a different Pokemon.
How many Pokemon are in Scarlet and Violet?
There are currently 400 Pokemon in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet, Paldea forms of the previous Pokemon, and regular Pokemon from other regions. The Pokedex goes from one to 400, it is unclear if the game will expand to add more Pokemon in the future.
There are also “compatible” Pokemon that are not included in the Paldea Pokedex. Galarian Meowth, Johtonian Wooper, Quagsire, and Charizard are some of the Pokemon that are present in the region but don’t have a Paldea Pokedex number.