Pokemon Celebrates 1,000 Pokedex Milestone in Epic Video

Gotta catch 'em all.

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Gholdengo stands on a dirt path dividing two green fields in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet

Gholdengo is Pokemon No. 1,000.

The Pokemon Company

Pokemon Scarlet and Violet brought the number of Pokemon beyond 1,000 when the games hit Nintendo Switch last November, and on Thursday the Pokemon Company released a video celebrating the milestone

To answer the question that's likely popped into your head, Pokemon No. 1,000 is Gholdengo. This Steel/Ghost type is the evolved form of Gimmighoul, which transforms if leveled up after you collect 999 Gimmighoul Coins. There are a total of 1,008 Pokemon, with Violet cover star Miraidon as the final entry in the current Pokedex.

The video runs through all nine generations of the core video game series, stretching back to the 1996 originals on Nintendo Game Boy. It highlights how much the visuals have evolved and some of the languages the series has been translated into. Now the Pokemon Company should do an updated version of the Pokerap.

Scarlet and Violet have also been the subject of criticism due to technical issues.

"The frame rate can stutter at the best of times, and slows to a crawl when you're in busy areas like towns," CNET's Dan Van Boom said in his review. "The citizens that inhabit these cities often shuffle along like stop-motion animation, missing every second frame. It's bad enough to make you want to spend as little time as necessary in these locales."

Nintendo apologized to players when it patched some of the problems in December, and noted on Thursday that further bug fixes will come in a late February update. It'll also "add functionality," but the company didn't offer more details about this -- it's possible this update will allow players to link Scarlet and Violet with the Pokemon Home mobile app.

The bugs didn't seem to slow down the games' sales: Scarlet and Violet managed to sell 10 million units within three days of their November release.

Gotta eat 'em all at the Pokemon Cafe

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