Nintendo had not up to this point released any apps within the App Store, but their aversion to Apple’s platform has seemingly loosened. “The Pokémon Company,” which is the subsidiary of Nintendo in charge of marketing and licensing the Pokémon franchise, has released the official Pokédex app for iPhone and iPad.
You may know that the app was released last month in Japan, but it appears to have made its way across the Pacific. The app features everything you would find in the in-game Pokédex, including where Pokémon are located, their evolutions, attributes, abilities and more.
Sadly, with its $1.99 price tag, the Pokédex app doesn’t come with all 647 Pokémon. The app itself comes with only the Unova Pokémon (494-647) and all other regions are in-app purchases at a hefty $5.99 a piece. I actually didn’t realize this before purchasing the app, and I can assure you I will not be buying any of the other Pokémon.
As I said, the app is available now for $1.99 and is compatible with iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. Just keep in mind that if you want all five generations of Pokémon, it’s going to end up costing you almost $26.