The official Pokedex app for iOS is expensive

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Today, the Pokémon Company released its official Pokédex application for iOS in North America and Europe. It’s compatible with every iPhone from the 3GS, every iPad from the iPad 2 and the fourth and fifth generation iPod Touch. The core app costs $1.99, which The Pokémon Company claims can help you compete better in Pokémon Black and White for the Nintendo DS. However, obtaining data on every Pokémon will set you back an additional $24.

The app comes with data of Pokémon from the Unova region of the series. In the official Pokédex, these Pokémon are numbered 494-647. If you want data on Pokémon from the Kanto, Johto, Hoenn and Sinnoh regions, you’ll have to make in-app purchases of $5.99 each.

To its credit, the Pokédex does offer a lot of information on each Pokémon. It tells you where to find Pokémon in the games, presents a list of special abilities and even details how much damage each Pokémon receives from opposing elements. Still, $5.99 for each additional region is way too expensive.

At the time of this writing, an iTunes web link to the North American version of the official Pokédex isn’t available. You can search the Apple App Store on your device to find it.

Source [The Pokémon Company]

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