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Official Pokedex available on iTunes
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December 11, 2012, 08:05:43
The Pokedex has finally arrived on American and European iTunes stores. It features every single Pokemon from all Pokemon regions. The main app is $1.99 (U.S.) and comes with the Unova Pokedex, however, you will have to pay $5.99 for each additional region for a total of $25.95.

iTunes said:
★An official Pokédex for the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad has finally arrived!

● Retina display support for high-definition visuals--make your 3D Pokémon move in real time!
● Packed with Pokémon data available in six languages: English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, and Spanish!
● Powerful search functions! Search using any combination of conditions!
● Works on your iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad with a single purchase!
● Combine Pokémon from each region to make a National Pokédex!
● Supports the iPhone 5's larger screen.

*iOS 6 or later is required. Make sure your system meets the requirements before downloading.

Start with the basics, such as what the Pokémon looks like, its type, height, weight, and evolutions, and go from there to explore a rich trove of Pokémon details. You can find your Pokémon's stats, its moves, TMs you can use on it, its Abilities, all its Pokédex descriptions, where it can be found, its Egg Group, and even what type of moves are strong against it.

Starting with a full-text search, you can search and sort Pokémon not only by their names, but also by combinations of type, Egg Group, Ability, type matchup, and learnable moves. It is always easy to find the Pokémon you're looking for!

And you'll find many more ways to enjoy this app! Write memos about particular Pokémon, bookmark your favorites, or use the information to help you plan strategies for the game.

■ Pokémon Included
This Pokédex includes data for Unova region Pokémon (National Pokédex numbers 494 to 647) so you can use it to help you with Pokémon Black Version and Pokémon White Version, or Pokémon Black Version 2 and White Version 2. Use the Store menu to purchase additional data about Pokémon from other regions.

▼Available from the Store menu in the app
Kanto region Pokédex (National Pokédex Nos. 001 to 151)
Johto region Pokédex (National Pokédex Nos. 152 to 251)
Hoenn region Pokédex (National Pokédex Nos. 252 to 386)
Sinnoh region Pokédex (National Pokédex Nos. 387 to 493)

Compatible with iPhone 3GS or later, iPod touch (4th generation or later), and iPad 2 or later.
Requires iOS 6.0 or later.

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Posted: 12/11/12, 08:05:43    
Why not sign up for a (free) account and create your own content?
Or just use Internet on your phone to browse Serebii.net

Posted by 
 on: 12/11/12, 08:18:55
sirmastersephiroth said:

And so it begins.

I mean, I guess it's not any different from those plastic toy Pokedexes. In fact, it's probably better. But I dunno.

Posted by 
 on: 12/11/12, 08:20:00
Am....am I reading those prices right? They're joking, right?

Posted by 
 on: 12/11/12, 08:25:10
eShop version is better value, although this would be more convenient.

Posted by 
 on: 12/11/12, 09:00:46
It still blows my mind that Nintendo would make Pokemon stuff for smartphones. Does it seem like they're shooting themselves in the foot to anyone else?

Posted by 
 on: 12/11/12, 17:03:14
Good job Nintendo! Now make some Mario for iPhone!!

Posted by 
 on: 12/11/12, 17:06:02

Nah, this is probably the way to do it: it's an app, not a game, and the price kinda ensures that they don't lose anything. And why would someone get this if they don't already have a DS/3DS to play Pokémon on? It's not as if they were making Mario for phones, now that would be stupid of them.

Posted by 
 on: 12/11/12, 17:27:44
@Guillaume That's true, it would be pretty stupid of them, but then again they released a system without a hard drive so I'm not losing hope!!

Posted by 
 on: 12/11/12, 17:57:53

It is only an app, not a full game. Although this is still big news given Nintendo's M.O. I don't think they'll ever release full games, even if they are old NES/SNES games on phones.

Posted by 
 on: 12/11/12, 18:10:15
GelatinousEncore said:
Good job Nintendo! Now make some Mario for iPhone!!
How would it play?

Posted by 
 on: 12/11/12, 18:59:08
It's technically being sold by the Pokemon Company. How this makes it different from Nintendo releasing something on iTunes, I have no idea since I think it is still a subsidiary.

I bought the app ($1.99) and it's awesome. It's what I've always wanted to have, a real Pokedex on my iPhone. The only downsides are that you have to buy the rest of the regions ($5.99) and every region is probably a big file size. I'll buy the rest of the regions next year, hoping for a price drop. I'd rather have this on my iPhone since I can have it open at the same time as my games.

Posted by 
 on: 12/11/12, 22:20:58
The Pokemon Company does its own thing for the most part. Pretty sure there was even a PC trading card game or something a few years ago.

Posted by 
 on: 12/12/12, 00:32:39
anon_mastermind said:
GelatinousEncore said:
Good job Nintendo! Now make some Mario for iPhone!!
How would it play?
I'm not sure but it shouldn't be a replacement for the main Mario games. It should be like what they did with Rayman Origins

Posted by 
 on: 12/12/12, 17:04:09
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