POKÉMON Launches Official Pokédex App for iOS

pokemon_iconThis is something that you probably thought you’d never see. There is now an actual “Nintendo” app in the App Store and it’s the official Pokémon Pokédex app. This app is an illustrated encyclopedia of pretty much every Pokémon out there allowing users to access comprehensive information about their favorite Pokémon. However, the app will only allow you access to Unova Pokédex (National Pokédex No. 494–647) but can be expanded upon through in-app purchasing.

Now, I don’t know what they are thinking, but $5.99 for each region pack, 4 in total, would mean that if you want a complete Pokédex, you’d have to shell out around $26 which seems like a bit much to me. Nevertheless, Pokémon fans will probably be pleased to see this available now in the App Store. The press release below is for the European version of the app, but the US version of the Pokedex app can be found here for $1.99.

Press Release

LONDON, UK—December 10, 2012— The Pokémon Company International announced today that the official Pokédex application, an illustrated encyclopedia of more than 640 Pokémon characters, has arrived for the iPhone, iPad, iPad mini, and iPod touch[1], providing fans in North America and Europe[2] with a new and extremely helpful way to access comprehensive data about their favourite Pokémon. Fans can now download Pokédex for iOS from the Apple App Store and take an in-depth look into the world of Pokémon straight from their iOS device.

The wide range of data in the Pokédex for iOS application is conveniently accessible for each Pokémon character, giving fans invaluable information such as how to evolve a Pokémon, locations where specific Pokémon are found, and which types of attacks an individual Pokémon is weak against. The Pokédex for iOS is a must-have companion when playing Pokémon video games, including the recently launched Pokémon Black 2 and Pokémon White 2.

After downloading the official Pokédex for iOS [£1.49 GBP], fans have immediate access to the Unova Pokédex (National Pokédex No. 494–647) and can quickly browse Pokémon either by name or by Pokédex number, move, Ability, or type. The application’s intuitive interface allows users to sort Pokémon in numerous ways based on their distinctive characteristics. Once a user chooses a particular Pokémon, a detailed and dynamic 360-degree image of the Pokémon appears with a full encyclopedia entry, including its name, height and weight, type, Ability, and moves it can learn. Each Pokémon’s entry includes the locations where the Pokémon can be found in Pokémon Black, Pokémon White, Pokémon Black 2, and Pokémon White 2.

Once fans get Pokédex for iOS, they can search the app’s Store to purchase the full National Pokédex, region by region: Kanto Pokédex (National Pokédex No. 001–151), Johto Pokédex (National Pokédex No. 152–251), Hoenn Pokédex (National Pokédex No. 252–386), and Sinnoh Pokédex (National Pokédex No. 387–493) for £3.99 GBP each. Every regional Pokédex features the same level of detailed information as that provided by the Unova Pokédex.

[1] Pokédex for iOS compatible devices include: iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPod touch (4th and 5th generations), iPad 2, iPad (3rd and 4th generations), and iPad mini. Pokédex for iOS is compatible from iOS 6.0. An update is necessary for devices with an OS earlier than 6.0.
[1] Pokédex for iOS is available to download from the Apple App Store in the following countries: Austria, Belgium, Canada, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States of America

Pokédex for iOS can be switched from English to French, Italian, Japanese, German, and Spanish. For information about the Pokédex for iOS application, please visit www.pokemon.co.uk/pokedexios.

Search for “Pokédex” on the Apple App Store or click the following link: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/pokedex-for-ios/id573135437?mt=8

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About Pokémon
The Pokémon Company International, a subsidiary of The Pokémon Company in Japan, manages the property outside of Asia and is responsible for brand management, licensing, marketing, the Pokémon Trading Card Game, the animated TV series, home entertainment, and the official Pokémon website. Pokémon was launched in Japan in 1996 and today is one of the most popular children’s entertainment properties in the world. For more information, visit www.pokemon.co.uk

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