Price: $1.99 Score: 8/10 By Anna Papachristos
*update 15/10/09: Pokedex’s commercialized use of Bulbapedia’s servers may in fact be illegal – refer to comments
Back in the day, there were only 151 Pokémon, Ash, Misty and Brock were best pals and Team Rocket was a force to be reckoned with. But the times change, Pokémon evolve and well… they also seem to multiply. Now, thanks to Studio Bebop, Pokémon enthusiasts can access the stats to all 493 creatures in an instant with the Pokedex App 2.1.
Connected to Bulbapedia, Pokedex App 2.1 allows users to access all the information they could possibly need to know about their favorite Pokémon. Pokedex App 2.1’s main menu provides links to browse Pokémon, access your recently viewed Pokémon and visit Studio Bebop’s web site.
By tapping on browse, users can then search through the entire list of Pokémon alphabetically by name, numerically, or by type (i.e. Bug, Electric, Fire). Users can also type in the name of the specific Pokémon they are looking for.
Once you’ve picked a Pokémon, you are directed to a page that shows you a picture of the creature, as well as their type, species, ability, exp. at 100, EV yield, egg groups and egg cycles, as well as their evolved forms. The tabs at the bottom allow users to view the Pokémon’s base stats, their strengths and weaknesses against other Pokémon types, and the various moves they can learn as they gain experience.
Ideal for children and children-at-heart, Pokedex App 2.1 is the comprehensive go-to guide for all the vital information Pokémon trainers need to become a successful Pokémon master!
Pokedex 2.1 requires iPhone OS 2.0 or later and is compatible with the iPhone and iPod Touch.