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Pokedex 3D Pro Review

Sitting happily as a freebie for some time on the eShop, Nintendo are about to pull the old and limited Pokedex for an all new encyclopedia of all things Pokemon to coincide with the new Pokemon Black 2 and White 2 releases and just like the recent Pokemon Radar, this is an additional App to make early adopters of the 3DS not feel so left out with the recent DS Pokemon games.

Pokedex 3D Pro hosts well over 600 Pokemon, each one looking fantastic either in 3D or 2D, letting you pan the camera and zoom in for even more detail, pressing buttons to make them dance or bellow out a battle cry for your pleasure.

With each of the very well made 3D Pokemon there is an abundance of information about each of these creatures from detailing their evolution pattern to a full range of attacks depending on their level. Rather than a collect them all approach, all of the Pokemon are already unlocked, allowing you to plan well in advance which Pokemon would suit your gaming style in the new DS releases with an easy to use search system.

Aside from the wealth of Pokemon knowledge available there are also a couple of fun games to occupy your time with a multiple choice quiz testing your ability to recognise the many Pokemon by sight and sound. The Pokedex also supports Augmented Reality, with each Pokemon sporting an AR code that you can then create an AR marker using pen and paper or locate them online (found plenty on Google Images) and place a couple of these monsters in the real world, making them react to different items you throw at them and taking photos for your album.

Pokedex 3D Pro is a great assistant for the more in depth Pokemon player, the only real concern is the pricing, with the asking price of 13.49 GBP seeming a little high for the general App/pocket money market this game belongs in.

Words by Ash Buchanan.

(Version tested: 3DS)


- Pretty much every Pokemon in one digital encyclopedia.
- Very easy to use and navigate.


- High price may be an issue.

Edited On 09 Nov, 2012

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Robichoico's avatar
Robichoico 4 years ago
Gotta love Ninendo's currency conversion. This is like $15 in America (if that.) My problem with this is a few things 1: Inability to have this and the pokemon games up at the same time, you gotta have one closed down, then open up the other. Hardly great if you wanna see what level your Growlithe learns Flamethrower. 2: The 3D models are kinda dull, if you wanna see the pokemon in 3D then great but it's hardly anything amazing (especially if you already own the Stadium or the Wii pokemon game) 3: A lot of the information is already free on places like Serebii and BulbaGarden, only more in depth, I fail to see why I should pay £14 when I can use the 3DS browser to access the content for free.
adwan's avatar
I am not in anyway condoning the price of this but the conversion arguement is kinda null, since it's $15 is the US and £13.49, this is better than Sony's conversion of $-£ is like for like usually. Also, you have to take in to account that US prices don't include tax which I think can vary state to state hense why it isn't included, so chances are they will actually end up paying a few dollars more than the $15.

You are right that it is overpriced and the fact you can't access it while in game kinda makes it slightly pointless as a guide to coincide with the new games. Should really be priced at no more than £5 really for what it offers.
adwan 4 years ago
Dead's avatar
Dead 4 years ago
That price is ridiculous, especially considering the last one was free.
Wey1's avatar
wow, that is some price hike. robichoico, europe always gets shafted. :(
Wey1 4 years ago
Anonymous user's avatar
Not to mention the content that this application contains is widely available on the Internet on dedicated Pokemon forums.
Taz 4 years ago

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