Official Pokedex iOS app released

$2 illustrated encyclopedia app now available for iOS devices in NA and Europe; four additional packs available for $6 each.

The Pokemon Company today launched an official Pokedex application for iOS devices in North America and Europe. This illustrated encyclopedia contains entries for more than 640 Pokemon creatures and launched last month in Japan. The Pokedex app costs $2, requires iOS 6, and is optimized for the iPhone 5. No mention was made of a release through Google Play.

Similar to its in-game counterpart, the Pokemon Pokedex iOS app provides a range of data, including information regarding how to evolve a certain Pokemon, locations where specific creatures are located, and which types of attacks Pokemon are susceptible to.

With the $2 purchase for the Pokedex app, users are granted access to the Unova Pokedex (Pokemon numbers 494-647). Other sets are available for $6 each, meaning players will need to spend about $26 to hold a complete Pokedex.

The additional packs include the Kanto Pokedex (Pokemon numbers 001-151), the Johto Pokedex (Pokemon numbers 152-251), the Hoenn Pokedex (Pokemon numbers 252-386), and the Sinnoh Pokedex (Pokemon numbers 383-493).

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Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and would like to see the Whalers return to Hartford.

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CybaCowboy
CybaCowboy

Firstly, this is well over-priced (as many of you have pointed-out)... Secondly, why no love for Android?

Android now holds approximately 70% of the smartphone marketshare and approximately 60% of the tablet marketshare - surely it would make sense to target the market with the largest audience?

jomarcenter2009
jomarcenter2009

I'd rather buy the 3ds pokedex instead of the IOS it way cheaper.

Jedilink109
Jedilink109

What the frak Nintendo?  I pay 2 dollars for a Pokedex.  It should be the entire thing.

tgwolf
tgwolf

Well if the basic pack costs $2 then I don't even want to know what you are missing out on by not paying $6 for each other pack...Unless this is the RE-download fee, in which case you will scare me away from mobile apps forever.

JL_Zero
JL_Zero

Yes it's just the thing I've been waiting for... Oh wait no....

ilantis
ilantis

Remember when kids had black and white pokedexes that looked just like the ones in the cartoon ? Good times

Dr_Corndog
Dr_Corndog

$26? Man, it'd better be mind-blowing.

starduke
starduke

Hmm, $26 for the full Pokedex? You could almost get a whole new Pokemon game for that much!

rushiosan
rushiosan

One word: Bulbapedia.No matter how far this thing goes, it'll never become a better source than Bulbapedia, specially if you actually PLAY a Pokémon game. That's just a disposable app under every possible term.

GH05T-666
GH05T-666

They should re-relese pokemon yellow on iOS

I'd pay for that but not a stupid Pokedex

GH05T-666
GH05T-666

$26 for a full pokedex is stupid.

just use a computer or the browser on ur phone

soulless4now
soulless4now

Why would anyone in their right mind want to spend money on a pokedex? It's a waste. 

TruthTellers
TruthTellers

Okay, here's how you get adults into pokemon. Start at the beginning with Ash renamed Ashtrey alright? Now he wakes up late in the series because he oversleeps. In the new adult series he wakes up from a hangover induced from a night of hardcore partying. He wakes up and decides that he wants to make the big dollar and be famous by being an underground pokemon trainer which involves tormenting these poor creatures to a point where they kill the other in vicious combat. Team Rocket is a black ops police organization tasked with stopping this barbaric practice and renamed Team PEGGing- People for the Ethical Grace of Gladiator pokemon.

3k3
3k3

Or I could use the pokedex using the browser on my phone. For free.

nightcall14
nightcall14

Official Nintendo content on something other than a Nintendo device. The universe is going to implode!

motorxd
motorxd

Twelve year-old me from '97 would have enjoyed a Pokedex.

SoraPR
SoraPR

So what can I do whit this Pokedex????

XZeroKPS
XZeroKPS

lol $26.

 

For a real pokedex, sure? For glorified digital tables located in a 2 second google search? Laughable. The joke will be on me though when they report their sales numbers in Japan though.

mnoi
mnoi

its just info, if you took a picture and asked it to identify the pokemon, that would be cool

 

Iranazi
Iranazi

It's cool but...paying for it...nahh. Not that. Suck out.

zeldaluff
zeldaluff

$26 is asking a lot for anything you can get online for free.

GamerFader
GamerFader

For some reason, I kinda want to have this for my iphone :/. Weird. I am not even a fan of pokemon nor watch the series lol

Miroku32
Miroku32

$26 for a complete pokedex? Sorry, I'm not in.

Jedilink109
Jedilink109

Looks like I'll be sticking with my Lukomon Pokedex for my phone then.

CybaCowboy
CybaCowboy

@starduke

Not in Australia - you're looking at around AU$60 (~US$54.49) for the latest Pokémon games on the Nintendo 3DS!

toshineon
toshineon

 @Mr_BillGates With that avatar, I'm not sure if you're being sarcastic or serious. In any case, Nintendo is actually known for pricing their stuff relatively low, with the exception of this one app, maybe.

RippleLaser
RippleLaser

 @XZeroKPS Available on 3DS for 15$, full dex, free for Unova(no longer available), difference is 11$ goes to apple.

XZeroKPS
XZeroKPS

 @RippleLaser Additionally, I feel like this should be included in the article along with what you said as to why the price difference is so great.

RippleLaser
RippleLaser

 @XZeroKPS And I forgot to add, 3DS version is obviously 3D capable, and dual screen can show more info at once.