App Gives New Meaning to “Pocket Monsters”

Japan gets all the cool Pokémon stuff; it’s as if they’re real. They have constant deals with 7-11, McDonald’s, and Kellogg’s and even include stickers in bread packaging, which, is the next best thing since sliced bread! Now, Japan receives a Pokédex app for iPhones, iPod Touch and iPads. Based on photographs below, we know many features will be similar to the Pokédex used in the handheld games. There is a soundbite button that will give us the Pokémon’s cry so we know how they sound. A 360 degree view of each can catch those features not clearly seen in the games. Basic stats, their type, height, weight and abilities are all listed. There are more tabs to check out breeding compatibility and attacks.

With all this information included in the Pokéapp, the price tag might be pretty hefty. It’s great if you’re on the go because if you for some reason need to look something up (win a Magikarp-related bet, perhaps?), it’s right in your pocket. If you’re near a computer while playing Pocket Monsters, it still makes more sense to just find a website.

Developers The Pokémon Company aren’t as strict with its brand as Nintendo, capitalizing on the world appeal of Pokémon by producing unique merchandise and forming bonds with other companies. We can’t wait to see what else they’ll come up with, but hopefully next time it will be some United States goodies.