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The Pokédex (Japanese: ポケモン図鑑 illustrated Pokémon encyclopedia) is an invaluable tool to Trainers in the Pokémon world. It gives information about all Pokémon in the world that are contained in its database, although it differs in how it acquires and presents information over the different media. However, they are also only given to a few Trainers at a time, generally to the ones that are felt to have exceptional potential and skill. Regional Pokédexes give information about Pokémon native to a particular region, while the National Pokédex records information about all known Pokémon. Professor Laventon is the first known researcher to have pioneered the concept of a Pokédex, while the digital version of it is a more recent invention created by Professor Oak.

Pokédex logo

Pokédex entries (Japanese: 図鑑説明文 illustrated encyclopedia explanatory note) typically describe a Pokémon in only two or three sentences. They may give background information on the habitat or activities of a Pokémon in the wild or other information on the Pokémon's history or anatomy. Pokédex entries also include height, weight, cry, footprint (prior to Generation VI), location, other forms, and a picture of the Pokémon.

In the core series games

The modern Pokédex is a handheld electronic encyclopedia device; one which is capable of recording and retaining information of the various Pokémon of the world. In order to accomplish Professor Oak's goal of a complete Pokémon database, the Pokédex is designed to find and record data on each Pokémon the Trainer meets. Pokémon are added to the Pokédex simply by encountering them in battle or, sometimes, by seeing a picture of the Pokémon. However, detailed entries are not recorded until the player obtains the Pokémon, such as through catching, evolving, breeding, gifts, or trades.


The Pokédex models with known names are: HANDY505RBY, HANDY808GSC, HANDY909FRLG, and HANDY910DPPt.

In Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver, while artwork shows a pink Pokédex for females, the in-game interface does not reflect this.

In Pokémon Black, White, Black 2, and White 2, extra Pokédex skins could be downloaded through the Pokémon Global Link. There was a total of seven downloadable skins, but only a maximum of five skins have been made available for each gender of the player:

Male player Female player
Unova Starters (red) Unova Starters (pink)
Kanto Starters (red) Kanto Starters (pink)
Hugh StyleB2W2
Bianca Style
Cheren Style

In Pokémon X and Y, the Pokédex is card-shaped and has a holographic center that is visible when the two ends are separated.

In Pokémon Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon, the Pokédex consists of a device specially-designed to be inhabited by a Rotom, an innovation that gives the Pokédex its own personality and is intended as a new way for humans and Pokémon to communicate. The Rotom Pokédex is a rare model even in the Alola region where it was created.

In Pokémon Sword and Shield, the Pokédex is an application Sonia installs in the player's Rotom Phone after she is met for the first time. Additionally, when the player first arrives in the Isle of Armor or Crown Tundra, a doctor will install the regional Pokédex for that area on the player's Rotom Phone.

In Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, the Pokédex visually and functionally works how it did in Diamond and Pearl, however the interface was changed for optimization on a TV rather than the Nintendo DS's dual-screen layout.

In Pokémon Legends: Arceus, due to taking place in the past, the Hisui Pokédex appears to be the least advanced out of all current Pokédex models, simply being a book rather than an electronic device.

The Paldea Regional Pokédex takes on the appearance of a digital bookshelf, with the Pokémon's entries being books. Seeing the Pokémon creates a blank covered book and registering them as captured gives a photographic cover to the book. Pokémon entries adjacent to seen Pokémon are shown as blank spaces, but can be selected to reveal a silhouette and the location of the Pokémon. This particular iteration of the Pokédex was invented by Jacq.

List of Pokémon

The list design has varied between generations:

In several core series games, simply pressing A on a Pokémon listed in the Pokédex opens its Pokédex entry. In Generation I, this is known as the "Data" option. In some games, this is known as "Details" or "See Details".

In Generation I's Pokédex, the entries are simple and each individual section can be accessed directly from the listing. From Generation II onwards, selecting a Pokémon displays the entry in a new screen from which the other sections can be selected.

The number of caught and seen Pokémon is displayed together with the list of Pokémon. From Pokémon Sun and Moon onwards, it also displays the total percentage of Pokédex completion. The player can also scan QR codes to add Pokémon they haven't encountered yet to the Pokédex, allowing them to check the Pokémon's location.

In Pokémon Gold, Silver, and Crystal, there is an Unown Mode available. In Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver, the Unown Report is a Key Item rather than part of the Pokédex. In Pokémon Legends: Arceus, the player has the ability to open an Unown Pokédex by pressing the Y button when the Pokédex's cover is shown.

Ordering systems

In each game, the Pokémon are ordered by default in the respective regional Pokédex order. From Generation II to Generation VI, the National Pokédex (which includes all the available Pokémon to date) can be obtained by several means, depending on the game.

From Generation II onwards, there is the option to list Pokémon in alphabetical order.

From Generation III onwards, except in Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen there is the option to list Pokémon by height (tallest or smallest), as well as weight (heaviest or lightest)

In Pokémon X and Y, the Pokédex is separated into three categories: Central Kalos (the first one unlocked), Coastal Kalos (unlocked by Sina and Dexio upon entering Route 8), and Mountain Kalos (unlocked by Sina and Dexio in the gate between Coumarine City and Route 13, after beating Ramos), and each category has a different icon in the Pokédex menu. The Coastal Pokédex is represented by a blue stripe on the left side of a pentagon, the Central Pokédex is represented by a white stripe down the middle of a pentagon, and the Mountain Pokédex is represented by a red stripe on the right side of a pentagon. The symbol for the National Pokédex is a Poké Ball. In those games, the National Pokédex has color codes used to represent Pokémon introduced in each generation: red for Generation I, yellow for Generation II, green for Generation III, blue for Generation IV, pink for Generation V, and silver for Generation VI.

In Pokémon Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon, the Alola Pokédex is divided into several categories, with a section for each of the four main islands of the region.

No Pokémon is found in multiple sections of the Kalos Pokédex, but some are found in multiple sections of the Alola Pokédex.

In Pokémon Legends: Arceus, Hisui's features different sections of Pokémon organization by separating them by area or within the entire Hisui region. In this game, a majority of the Pokémon in this Pokédex are shared with the Pokédex in Platinum, as both games take place in the Sinnoh Region.

Search and additional lists

In the Generation I core series games, there was no search function, although it was possible to search Pokémon in the Pokédex from the Pokémon Stadium series.

The search function available in all core series from Generation II onwards, except in Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen there are separate lists of Pokémon instead of a search function. From Generation II to V, it was only possible to search for Pokémon that have been caught; in Generation VI, the ability to search for Pokémon that are not caught was added.

From Generation II onwards, except in FireRed and LeafGreen, it is possible to search Pokémon by type. In FireRed and LeafGreen, there are lists of Pokémon by type.

In Pokémon Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald, as well as Generations V-VII, it is possible to search Pokémon by color. In FireRed and LeafGreen, there are lists of Pokémon by color.

In Pokémon Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald, and from Generation IV onwards, it is possible to search Pokémon by the first letter of the name.

In Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen only, there are lists of Pokémon according to their habitat.

From Generation IV to Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, it is possible to search Pokémon by shape.

In Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver, it is possible to search Pokémon from either Kanto or Johto.

In Pokémon Black 2 and White 2, after defeating Cheren for the first time, Bianca will upgrade the player's Pokédex with the Habitat List, showing which Pokémon the player has already seen in the selected location, either normally, by finding in the water or via fishing rod (the latter two available later). If all Pokémon available in that place that are available via one of these three ways are seen (such as Purrloin and Patrat for tall grass on Route 19), the reference to the location in such way is marked with a Poké Ball-like stamp; after catching all Pokémon that are found via one of these three ways in current place, it gets marked with a colored Poké Ball-like stamp. It is not possible to use the Search Function in the Habitat List mode of the Pokédex.

In Pokémon X and Y, only the currently set form of a Pokémon will be considered by the Pokédex when sorting and searching. All other forms will be ignored, and the form setting will not change to make the Pokémon match the search criteria. If the form is changed in the entry and the Pokémon either no longer matches the search criteria or belongs in a different place in the list, its entry will vanish or move according to its new form.

In Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, there is also an option to search for Pokémon whose Mega Evolution form or Shiny appearance have been registered. From this game onwards, all forms of a Pokémon registered will be taken in account when sorting and searching, even if they aren't the currently set form.

In Pokémon Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon, it is possible to search for Pokémon whose Alolan form has been seen.

In Pokémon Sun and Moon, the search/sorting function is only available in the Alola Pokédex proper, not in the Melemele, Akala, Ula'ula, and Poni Island Pokédexes.


The main feature of any Pokédex are the entries on each individual Pokémon, which provide details that would otherwise be unexplored in the games. If a Pokémon is caught, its full Pokédex entry becomes available. A Pokémon that was seen but not caught has a partial entry.

From Generation VII onwards, some Pokémon forms have separate Pokédex entries, each form with its own text description, type, category, height, and weight. In some cases, this includes separate entries for regional forms, Mega Evolutions, Gigantamax forms, Pikachu in a cap, and so on.

The table below contains the information available in the Pokédex.

(available for a seen Pokémon)
Pokédex number
Image (sprite or render)
Area map
Species name
Height value
Weight value
Height comparison
(available for a seen Pokémon)
Cry's visible soundwaves
(available for a seen Pokémon)
List of forms
Gender differences
Foreign entries
Weight comparison
Forms with separate entries
Number of caught Pokémon
of each species
Height records
(tallest and shortest caught)
Weight records
(heaviest and lightest caught)
Genders caught
Research level

Although the Pokédex has is able to search Pokémon by color in Generations III–VII, it has no feature to indicate what is the color of a specific Pokémon.

In Pokémon Legends: Arceus, unlike most Pokédexes, the Pokémon’s entry is not immediately added upon one being captured. Instead, it is only added by completing enough research tasks. Additionally, many of the entries are written in first person by Professor Laventon. The cover of the book starts out appearing brand new at the beginning of the game, but slowly becomes more worn as the game progresses.


A short text description is available for each Pokémon in the Pokédex.

In Generation I, the Pokédex text entry is split into two pages; the player can press A to go to the next page. In Generation II, the Japanese games do not have multi-page Pokédex entries; international versions have a "Page" button for long Pokédex entries. In Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire, there is a Page button to switch between pages of multi-page Pokédex entries.

From Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen onwards, the description is displayed on a single page for each Pokémon.

In Pokémon Diamond and Pearl, foreign Pokédex entries are available for 14 Pokémon species after the player meets Meister. In Pokémon Platinum, this function was expanded to all Pokémon, although it still requires Meister to update the Pokédex. From Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver onwards, foreign entries are available for all Pokémon from the start of the game.

From Pokémon Sun and Moon onwards, but excluding Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, some Pokémon with alternate forms have separate Pokédex entries for their different forms, provided that those alternate forms are available in the game's regional Pokédex. This includes, but is not limited to, regional forms, Mega Evolutions in Generation VII, and Gigantamax forms in Pokémon Sword and Shield. In Pokémon Scarlet and Violet regional forms from other regions are excluded.

Several Pokédex entries are reused in different games. For more information, see Pokédex entry recycling.


From Generation IV onwards, the Forms page allows the player to see a list of forms and gender differences, as long as the player has seen them before. In Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver, Forms added a Compare option to see different forms side by side instead of having to scroll between them.

From Generation IV to Generation VI, males and females of all Pokémon with differing gender are shown separately under in the Forms section even if there is no visible gender difference.

In Generation V, the Forms page is added by Cedric Juniper when the player visits Mistralton City.

From Generation V onwards, the Forms page displays Shiny Pokémon as well, and the last sprite selected will become the one displayed in the main entry.

From Generation VII onwards, a Pokémon's gender is only shown separately under the Forms section if there is a visible gender difference. Starting this generation, several Pokémon have separate Pokédex entries for different forms, including event-exclusive forms, regional forms and Mega Evolutions. Each form's entry has its own text blurb, and may also have a different category, type, height, weight, color, and shape. Once a Pokémon with form differences is caught, Pokédex entries are unlocked for all forms that has been seen, even if the player has never owned a Pokémon in this form yet.

In Generation IX, however, the Pokédex doesn't have a Forms page, and players can view the forms of the Pokémon they caught last. In these games, different regional forms have separate entries in different Pokédexes, and capturing one form of Pokémon only adds the entry to a Pokédex in which it is listed (for instance, capturing a Paldean Wooper adds an entry to the Paldean Pokédex, but does not mark Johtonian Wooper in the Kitakami Pokédex as caught).


In Generation I, the Pokédex list has an option to play the Pokémon's cry (without opening a new screen). From Generation II onwards, the Pokémon's cry is available once the player enters the Pokémon entry.

In most games from Generation III onwards, the Pokémon's cry option (available from the Pokémon entry page) now brings the player to a separate page, which displays the sound wave as it is played. However, there is no Cry page in Pokémon FireRed, LeafGreen, HeartGold, or SoulSilver.

In Pokémon Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum, Cry has a bar display in addition to the wave display, and the ability to modify the cry via Chorus/Pan, Reverb/Filter and Loop.

In Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, the player can change the filters put on cries by using the gyro sensors on their controllers, as opposed to a touch screen.


In Generation I, the "Area" option displays the map, along with flashing indicators at each location where the selected Pokémon can be found; in cases where the Pokémon is not available in the wild, is only available once, or can only be found by fishing or in Cerulean Cave, the message Area Unknown (Japanese: せいそくち ふめい Habitat Unknown) will be displayed over the center of the map instead.

In Generation II, the new Pokédex instead displays an unmarked map in place of the aforementioned message. Furthermore, it is possible to switch between Johto and Kanto using the ← or → buttons when the current map is Kanto or Johto, respectively. The flashing indicators can also be omitted and replaced with the player's current position by pressing the SELECT button.

In Generation III, the Area section was changed to highlight locations instead of just marking them and can now display the locations of Pokémon obtainable by fishing.

In Pokémon Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum, Area now changes its highlight color depending on whether a Pokémon is found normally or exclusively using Honey, and the player can view the differences between morning, day and night, with the default being the current time.

In Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver, Area no longer defaults to the current time or differentiated for Honey due to it no longer being a mechanic.

In Pokémon Black, White, Black 2, and White 2, instead of showing the time of day that a Pokémon can be caught, the Pokédex shows the seasons in which it can be found. Areas in which the Pokémon can be found flash red, and touching an area will show the methods by which it can be caught (walking in tall grass, surfing, or fishing).


In Pokémon X and Y, if the player obtains a Pokémon originating from these games, the symbol in the Pokédex indicating it has been caught is a combination of the three Kalos Pokédex symbols: a pentagon with vertical blue, white, and red stripes. This resembles the flag of France, the region on which Kalos is based. If a Pokémon is transferred from another game, the symbol will instead be a Poké Ball. The latter symbol can be updated to the former symbol if the player obtains a Pokémon of that species originating from Generation VI. If all Pokémon are obtained from Generation VI games, the Pokédex will be marked with a crown on the selection screen.


From Generation II to Generation V, and in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, a Pokémon's entry displays its footprint.

In Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, pressing the + button on a Pokémon's entry will change their footprint from a single footprint to all footprints if available, showing whether a Pokémon is bipedal or quadrupedal.

Height and weight

The Pokémon's height and weight is displayed in all generations.

In Generation III, a Size section was added, which displays silhouettes of the Pokémon and the player character side by side.

In Generation IV, weight was added to the Size section, which puts the Pokémon and the player character on either side of a balance scale. In Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver, Size now uses both screens to display both Height and Weight at the same time

Map and recommendations

In Pokémon Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon, in addition to a standard Pokédex function, the Rotom Pokédex includes a detailed map that can point out nearby locations of interest, and remind the player of the next objective based on recent conversations with NPCs.

In Pokémon Sword and Shield, once per day, the Pokédex will give the player a recommended place to look for Pokémon to complete their Pokédex; these recommendations globally increase the encounter rates of the recommended species, excluding wanderer and curry encounters.[1] When in an area where the recommended species can be encountered, the bonus has 50% chance to activate and attempt to spawn a recommended species, with a 25% chance for each of the 4 recommended species slots being selected. This fails if it lands on a blank recommendation slot, or a species that doesn't spawn in the current encounter pool, in which case it defaults to the normal encounter pool.[2] This bonus only affects the first form of a recommended species, determined by the index number of the form.[3] As an example, Sinistea being recommended in the Old Cemetery would also boost the encounter rate of Sinistea in Glimwood Tangle, but only for Phony Form Sinistea, not Antique Form.

Printing entries

In Pokémon Yellow, Gold, Silver, and Crystal, it is possible to print entries of caught Pokémon using the Game Boy Printer.

In the Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console version of those games, the Game Boy Printer features still appear in-game but are not functional.


There are various mechanisms to evaluate the number of Pokémon in the Pokédex. These mechanisms will display a quote relating to the number of Pokémon seen or caught, often including a hint to the player of how to progress.

In all games in which Professor Oak appears, he will evaluate the player's Pokédex according to the number of Pokémon they have caught. In games which feature the National Pokédex, Oak's evaluation takes this into account, but in a different way according to the game:

  • In Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen, Oak gives specific quotes according to the number of Pokémon caught in the regional Pokédex, and a general quote according to whether they have completed the National Pokédex or not
  • In Pokémon Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum, Oak will only comment on the National Pokédex, according to the number of Pokémon caught
  • In Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver, Oak will comment on both the regional and National Pokédexes, according to the number of Pokémon caught

In the Hoenn-based games, Professor Birch will evaluate the player's Pokédex:

In Pokémon Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum, as well as Oak evaluating the National dex as noted above, Professor Rowan will also evaluate the regional dex according to the number seen.

In Pokémon Black, White, Black 2, and White 2, Professor Juniper will evaluate the regional Pokédex according to both seen and caught Pokémon, while Cedric Juniper will evaluate the National Pokédex.

In Pokémon X and Y, Professor Sycamore will evaluate all three regional Pokédexes according to seen Pokémon, and the National Pokédex according to caught Pokémon.

In Pokémon Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon, the Rotom Pokédex itself will evaluate according to the number of Pokémon seen in each of the four islands as well as in Alola as a whole.

In Pokémon Sword and Shield, the Rotom Phone itself will evaluate according to the number of Pokémon seen in the main area of Galar, the Isle of Armor, and the Crown Tundra.


Diploma awarded in Red and Blue
See also: Diploma

Completing the Pokédex is a common goal of Trainers and carries with it much esteem due to its difficulty, which has gradually escalated due to the fact that around 100 new Pokémon are introduced with each new generation. However, this is mitigated to a degree by new features added to the games, such as Wi-Fi and the Global Trade System in Generation IV, and a less restrictive trading system (between PC boxes instead of only active teams) in Generation V. The exclusion of event Pokémon as a requirement for completing the Pokédex also makes it possible for people with no access to event distributions to complete the Pokédex.

The diploma awarded for the completion of the National Pokédex in X and Y

The in-game rewards are usually a congratulations from the director's avatar and a diploma, usually one for completing the regional Pokédex and one for the National Pokédex. In Emerald, the player could choose from one of the Johto first partner Pokémon for completing the Hoenn Dex. The completion of the Pokédex also usually allows the player to upgrade their Trainer Card. Also, in Pokémon Black and White, the diploma will appear on the shelf in the player's bedroom.

In Generations I to III, the completion of the regional Pokédex is tracked by how many Pokémon the player has caught. However, in Pokémon Diamond and Pearl and Platinum, the regional Pokédex is tracked simply by how many Pokémon the player has seen. In Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver, though, it again registers only Pokémon that have been caught. In Generation V, though Professor Juniper originally evaluates the player's regional Pokédex based on the Pokémon the player has seen, they may still only receive a diploma after having caught all regional Pokémon. Completion of the National Pokédex is always based only on the number of Pokémon caught.

In Pokémon Black and White 2, the system is revised to give the player more in-game recognition of their achievements. Once all the Pokémon in the Unova Pokédex have been seen, Professor Juniper presents the player a Permit, allowing access to the Nature Preserve. Once the player has caught all of the Pokémon in the Unova Pokédex, Professor Juniper will give the player an Oval Charm which increases the chances of finding Pokémon Eggs at the Pokémon Day Care. When the player completes the National Pokédex, Professor Juniper gives the player a Shiny Charm, which increases the chances of encountering and hatching Shiny Pokémon.

In Pokémon X and Y, Professor Sycamore will reward the player with an Oval Charm upon seeing all Pokémon in the Kalos Pokédex, except for Articuno, Zapdos, Moltres, and Mewtwo. Upon completing the National Pokédex, the player will receive a Shiny Charm from Sycamore.

In Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, Professor Birch will reward the player with an Oval Charm upon seeing all Pokémon in the Hoenn Pokédex, except for Jirachi. Should the player complete the National Pokédex, Birch will also reward the player with a Shiny Charm. Also in Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, the diplomas given by the director can be displayed in the player's Secret Base and can be viewed in the same way when obtaining it from the director. Other players visiting the secret base cannot see the full image on the diplomas, but instead will view it as an "impressive certificate".



Games Method
RBY/RGBY Professor Oak's Laboratory (from Professor Oak after delivering him his Parcel)
GSC Route 30 (from Professor Oak after obtaining the Mystery Egg from Mr. Pokémon)
RSE Littleroot Town (from Professor Birch after defeating Brendan/May for the first time)
FRLG Professor Oak's Laboratory (from Professor Oak after delivering him his Parcel)
DPPt Sandgem Town (from Professor Rowan after obtaining a first partner Pokémon)
HGSS Route 30 (from Professor Oak after obtaining the Mystery Egg from Mr. Pokémon)
BW Juniper Pokémon Lab (from Professor Juniper after battling Bianca and Cheren for the first time)
B2W2 Aspertia City (from Bianca after obtaining a first partner Pokémon)
XY Aquacorde Town (from Trevor after obtaining a first partner Pokémon)
ORAS Littleroot Town (from Professor Birch after defeating Brendan/May for the first time)
SMUSUM Iki Town (from Professor Kukui after saving Nebby at Mahalo Trail)
PE Professor Oak's Laboratory (from Professor Oak after obtaining a partner Pokémon)
SwSh Wedgehurst (from Sonia when visiting Professor Magnolia's Pokémon Research Lab for the first time)
BDSP Sandgem Town (from Professor Rowan after obtaining a first partner Pokémon)
LA Jubilife Village (from Professor Laventon after completing The Basics of Crafting)
SV Cabo Poco (from Nemona after battling her for the first time)


For the National Pokédex upgrade locations, see National Pokédex
Games Method
GSC Unown Mode: Ruins of Alph (from a Scientist outside the ruins after catching at least three different forms of Unown)
DPPt Form comparison: Canalave City (from Professor Rowan's assistant in the gate)
Foreign Pokédex entries: Route 226 (from the Meister)
BW Form comparison: Mistralton City (from Cedric Juniper upon passing by the Pokémon Center)
B2W2 Habitat List: Floccesy Town (from Bianca after earning the Basic Badge)
XY Coastal Kalos Pokédex: Route 8 (from Sina and Dexio upon first entering the route)
Mountain Kalos Pokédex: Coumarine City (from Sina and Dexio in the gate after earning the Plant Badge)
SMUSUM Rotom Pokédex: Route 1 (from Professor Kukui at the Pokémon Research Lab on the player's first visit)
Akala Pokédex: Heahea CitySM/Heahea BeachUSUM (automatically updated by Rotom upon arrival)
Ula'ula Pokédex: Malie City (automatically updated by Rotom upon arrival)
Poni Pokédex: Seafolk Village (automatically updated by Rotom upon arrival)
SwShIA Isle of Armor Pokédex: Armor Station (from a Doctor upon arrival)
SwShCT Crown Tundra Pokédex: Crown Station (from a Doctor upon arrival)
SVTM Kitakami Pokédex: Naranja AcademyS/Uva AcademyV (from Jacq upon meeting Briar for the first time)
SVID Blueberry Pokédex: Savanna Biome (from Cyrano upon visiting the Terarium for the first time)



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Game Boy Advance
Nintendo DS
Nintendo 3DS
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Overworld sprite from
Generation I
Overworld sprite from
FireRed and LeafGreen
Menu icon from
Male player obtain sprite from
Generation V
Female player obtain sprite from
Generation V
Obtain sprite from
Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon
Menu icons from
Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl
Sprite from
Legends: Arceus
Menu icon from
Scarlet and Violet
Paldea, Kitakami, and Blueberry Academy Pokédex icons from
Scarlet and Violet


Concept art

In the side series games

Pokémon Stadium series

Main article: Pokédex (Stadium)

The Pokédex is available in all games of the Pokémon Stadium series. It includes a 3D visualization of the Pokédex from core series games connected via Transfer Pak. The Pokédex is seen as a dual-screen computer at the Pokémon Lab, with the exception of the Japanese Pokémon Stadium.

Stadium (Japanese) Stadium (Japanese)
Stadium (English) Stadium (English)
Stadium 2 Stadium 2

Additionally, only in the English version of Pokémon Stadium, the rental Pokémon are listed in the Kanto Pokédex order. This is not the case with the Japanese version, which lacks rental Pokémon and Pokémon Stadium 2, which displays rental Pokémon in alphabetical order.

Pokémon Bank

As part of its version 1.3 update to be compatible with Generation VII, a National Pokédex feature was also added to Pokémon Bank. Bank's National Pokédex is able to display Pokédex entries from any Generation VI game as well as Pokémon Sun and Moon. The Pokédex is updated based on the data of any game that is used to connect to Pokémon Bank.

Pokémon Bank's National Pokédex has an extensive search feature, including the ability to filter Pokémon by the games they are naturally available in (not counting the possibility of obtaining a Pokémon by breeding or evolving), as well as the ability to show the Kanto, Johto, "Good Old Hoenn", Sinnoh, Unova, Kalos (divided into Central, Coastal, and Mountain), Hoenn, and Alola Pokédex orders. While the application has since been updated to be compatible with Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, and later, Pokémon HOME, the Pokédex was never updated to include the Pokémon and Pokédex from the former two games.


Interface Entry

Pokémon HOME

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Pokémon HOME includes the full National Pokédex. It includes every Pokédex description since Pokémon X and Y, for each Pokémon. Completing the National Pokédex up to Eternatus (including Mythical Pokémon) makes the player eligible to receive an Original Color Magearna, made available for the first time in this alternate form.

When the player makes contact with a Pokémon Bank account for the first time, their National Pokédex on HOME will update and sync to include the entries on their National Pokédex from Bank up to Marshadow. Because Bank's National Pokédex was never updated to include Pokémon beyond that, this feature does not extend to Poipole, Naganadel, Stakataka, Blacephalon, and Zeraora.[citation needed]

Pokédex entries from Pokémon Legends: Arceus like in the game itself only appear when the player reaches research level 10 by completing a certain amount of research tasks.

Pokémon HOME also includes several Pokédex entries for Pokémon Sword and Shield that are not actually present in the games. This includes all Pokémon that were present in the 1.0 versions of the games, but did not actually appear in the game's Pokédex.


Nintendo Switch
Interface Entry
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In the spin-off games

Pokémon Masters EX

Main article: Dex (Masters)

In Pokémon Masters EX, the Dex feature displays a list of all the sync pairs available. Each sync pair is formed by a Trainer and a single Pokémon.

Pokémon Pinball series

Main article: Pokédex (Pinball)

The Pokédex (also named "Poké Dex" with a space) is available from the main menu and displays a list of caught and seen Pokémon in the games Pokémon Pinball and Pokémon Pinball: Ruby & Sapphire.

(Pokémon Pinball)
(Pokémon Pinball: Ruby & Sapphire)

Pokémon Tetris

In Pokémon Tetris, the Pokédex is available in the menu at the beginning of the game. It is a list of the Pokémon that were captured in the Tetris game, and how many of each species was captured. Each captured Pokémon has 3 images: the full detailed image that appears when a Pokémon species is captured for the first time in the Tetris game, the small black silhouette that appears when a Pokémon species is available for capture in the Tetris game but was never captured before, and the small drawing which appears when a previously captured Pokémon species is available to be captured again in the Tetris game. All Pokémon appear as unidentified "----------" lines by default, until they are captured.

There are 249 Pokémon in this game, listed in the National Pokédex order. Almost all Pokémon from Generation I and Generation II are available, except Mew and Celebi, which don't appear in the Pokédex. The slot #151 (Mew) is empty and the cursor can't point to it, while the slot #251 (Celebi) does not appear in the list since the Pokédex ends at the slot #250 (Ho-Oh). A Poké Ball symbol serves as the cursor, which the player can use to point at any listed Pokémon.



Pokémon Ranger series

In Pokémon Ranger, Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia, and Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs, there is no Pokédex, but they have regional Browsers that also list Pokémon and give them their own Browser number unique for each region. All Browsers can search for Pokémon by name, Poké Assist, Field Move, the Almia Browser can also search by Browser Number. The Fiore Browser can list Pokémon by Browser Number, letter, weight, and height.

Pokémon Trading Card Game series

In Pokémon Trading Card Game and Pokémon Trading Card Game 2: The Invasion of Team GR!, there is no Pokédex available as a physical device, but the Pokédex card is usable in duels.

If the "Check" option is used on any Pokémon card, the player can see some Pokédex-related information about that Pokémon (which is also available in the real-world TCG cards). This includes the Pokédex entry description, the Pokémon's category, height (known as "length"), weight, and National Pokédex number.

The card album in the PC works in a similar way to the Pokédex in the core series games. The album lists cards in order and displays the quantity of cards owned by the player. In both games, the cards are usually organized by their index number hidden in the internal data, which separates the Pokémon cards by type and then orders them by their National Pokédex number.

The Imakuni? card (found in both games) states that he is a creature not listed in the Pokédex.


Pokédex screen
Squirtle card
(Pokédex screen)
Gengar card
(Pokédex screen)
Pokédex card
Pokédex card (TCG GB1) Pokédex card (TCG GB2)

In the anime

A Pokédex scanning a Glameow

Main series

When a young Sam, who later turned out to be Professor Oak's younger self, was accidentally warped to a future of his own time, Ash explained to him how the Pokédex works, unknowingly giving him an idea. This is an example of a causal loop, meaning the idea for the Pokédex came out of nowhere.

In Pokémon - I Choose You!, Ash received his first Pokédex, apparently nicknamed "Dexter". Throughout the series, Ash uses it to either identify Pokémon he is not familiar with, check a Pokémon's moves, or identify Pokémon on request. Occasionally, though, Ash will scan Pokémon he has already seen, likely to either refresh his memory or out of curiosity.

In Pokémon Emergency, Officer Jenny informed Ash that the Pokédex can be used as an ID card. Since then, Ash has used his Pokédex to register for the various Pokémon Leagues he has participated in. As shown in Mounting a Coordinator Assault!, the Pokédex can also be used by Coordinators registering to obtain a Contest Pass for entering Pokémon Contests.

In Mystery at the Lighthouse, Brock informed Ash that a Pokémon Trainer can use their Pokédex to exchange their Pokémon.

Ash and Dawn using the Pokédex

In The Evolution Solution, it was mentioned that the Pokédex entries were written by Professor Westwood V of Seafoam Island. Unlike the games, entries in the anime are pre-programmed into the database and do not require catching to give full information. In this way, they act more as a true encyclopedia than a data-recording device. However, it should be noted that information relayed to the user may vary from time to time. This may happen even if the Pokédex remains unchanged in any way.

To look up information on a particular species, Trainers may simply point the Pokédex at an individual or manually enter it in. The Pokédex will then display a picture and read the entry out loud. The image displayed will be Ken Sugimori's official artwork. In The Legend of Thunder!, however, a stylized art of Raikou was shown when Jimmy looked it up.

In Pokémon the Series: Diamond and Pearl, it was revealed that it can identify the Pokémon's level and learned moves, even for wild Pokémon. Apparently, a picture or video recording of sufficient quality can also be scanned for information.

A Pokédex displaying the "no data" message

Attempting to identify an unknown Pokémon, usually one not native to the region the Pokédex was designed for, yields the message "no data". This message may also appear when scanning a Mythical or Legendary Pokémon.

In Kanto, Johto, and Unova, the Pokédex has a male voice; while in Hoenn, Sinnoh, and Kalos, it has a female voice. The upgraded Pokédex Ash and Serena received at the end of All Eyes on the Future! also has a male voice in the Japanese version. The gender of the voice may vary in some international dubs.

Like in the games, the Pokédex has gone through various designs. This includes its shape and way of opening, display, as well as the aforementioned voice. The Unova Pokédex redesign in the anime is significant, as it shows all the viewing angles from the Pokémon, with the exception of the back.

Trainers without the luxury of a Pokédex may have access to other means of finding information. Some use high-tech computers, like Giovanni in The Thief That Keeps On Thieving! or Shingo in Wired for Battle!. In several episodes, James used a deck of cards, which slightly resemble TCG cards. The deck of cards was replaced with a hologram laptop in Pokémon the Series: XY, and with a book in Pokémon the Series: Sun & Moon.

Pokédex entries

Episode Subject Source Entry
EP002 Dexter (purpose) Ash's Pokédex I'm Dexter, a Pokédex programmed by Professor Oak for Pokémon Trainer Ash Ketchum of the town of Pallet. My function is to provide Ash with information and advice regarding Pokémon and their training. If lost or stolen, I cannot be replaced.
EP007 Dexter (identification) Ash's Pokédex I'm Dexter, a Pokédex programmed by Professor Oak for Pokémon Trainer Ash Ketchum.
Episode Subject Source Entry
EP116 Pokédex (identification) Ash's Pokédex This unit belongs to Ash Ketchum of Pallet Town.


Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese Kanto / Johto: 三木眞一郎 Shin-ichiro Miki
Hoenn: 林原めぐみ Megumi Hayashibara
Sinnoh: 川上とも子 Tomoko Kawakami (DP001-DP101) / 雪野五月 Satsuki Yukino (DP102-DP191, DPS01)
Unova: 石塚運昇 Unshō Ishizuka
Kalos: 石塚運昇 Unshō Ishizuka (XY094-XY140)
Alola/Rotom: 浪川大輔 Daisuke Namikawa
Journeys/Rotom Phone: 堀内賢雄 Kenyu Horiuchi (Ash's Rotom Phone) / マリナ・アイコルツ Marina Aicholtz (Goh's Rotom Phone)
Horizons/Rotom Phone: 山下大輝 Daiki Yamashita
English Kanto / Johto: Nicholas James Tate (EP001-EP049) / Eric Stuart (EP050-EP271, AG134-AG145) / Bill Rogers (AG147-AG192)
Hoenn: Rachael Lillis
Sinnoh: Michele Knotz
Unova: Marc Thompson
Kalos: Suzy Myers
Alola/Rotom: Roger Callagy
Journeys/Rotom Phone: Lisa Ortiz (Team Rocket's Rotom Phone)
Horizons/Rotom Phone: Zeno Robinson
Arabic Kanto: مروان فرحات Marwan Farhat
Johto: جهاد الأطرش Jihad Al Attrash
Finnish Kanto / Johto: Juha Paananen (EP001-EP271) / Kari Tamminen (AG134-AG145) / Petri Hanttu (AG147-AG155, AG174-AG192) / Unknown (AG156, AG161) / Pasi Ruohonen (AG170, AG173)
Hoenn: Juha Paananen (AG002-AG026) / Elise Langenoja (AG041-AG132)
Sinnoh: Jenni Sivonen (DP002-DP130, DP158-DP190) / Petri Hanttu (DP071 only) / Susa Saukko (DP132-DP156)
Unova: Pasi Ruohonen
Kalos: Pasi Ruohonen (XY003-XY022, XY025-XY049) / Markus Bäckman (XY024, XY050-XY140)
Alola/Rotom: Markus Niemi
Hindi Rajesh Kava *
Hungarian Kanto / Johto: István Imre
Hoenn: Gyula Balázsi
Indonesian Sinnoh: Dewi Arifiani
Unova: Frenddy J.H. Pangkey
Kalos: Srilan Wulan (Pokémon the Series: XY)
Kalos: Wan Leoni Mutiarza (Pokémon the Series: XYZ)
Alola/Rotom: Tri Budi Prakoso
Galar/Rotom Phone: Turi Sandos
Italian Kanto / Johto / Sinnoh / Unova / Kalos: Flavio Arras / Marco Balbi (EP128) / Unknown voice actress (DP064, DP069)
Hoenn: Monica Bonetto / Jolanda Granato
Alola/Rotom: Stefano Pozzi
Galar/Rotom Phone: Davide Fumagalli (Ash's Rotom Phone) / Federica Simonelli (Goh's Rotom Phone)
Norwegian Kanto / Johto: Even Rasmussen (EP001-EP013, EP016-EP054, EP060-EP271) / Trond Teigen (EP003) / Unknown voice actor (EP014) / Erik Skøld (EP058)
Polish Kanto / Johto: Mikołaj Klimek (EP106-EP271, EP034*) / Mieczysław Morański (PK01) / Artur Pontek (DP143-DP147 - Lyra's and Khoury's Pokédex)
Hoenn: Unknown Voice Actor (AG001-AG040)
Sinnoh: Joanna Pach
Unova: Artur Kaczmarski
Kalos: Marta Dobecka
Alola/Rotom: Maksymilian Michasiów
Galar/Rotom Phone: Przemysław Wyszyński (Ash's Rotom Phone) / Martyna Kowalik (Goh's Rotom Phone)
Brazilian Portuguese Kanto/Johto/Hoenn: Wellington Lima (EP001-AG033, AG126-AG192)
José Parisi Jr. (AG034-AG038)
Alex Minei (AG039-AG090, AG104-AG124)
Márcio Marconatto (AG094-AG095)
Sinnoh: Leila Di Castro (DP002-DP104)
Luciana Baroli (DP105-DP191)
Walter Cruz (DP143 - Lyra's Pokédex)
Vágner Santos (DP143-DP147 - Khoury's Pokédex / DP147 - Lyra's Pokédex)
Unova: Gabriel Noya
Kalos: Cecília Lemes (XY001-XY093)
Raphael Rossatto (XY094-present)
Alola/Rotom: Raphael Rossatto
Galar/Rotom Phone: Raphael Rossatto (Ash's Rotom Phone) / Teline Carvalho (Goh's Rotom Phone) / Marcus Jardym (Chloe's Rotom Phone)
Horizons/Rotom Phone: Jessie Terra (Roy's Rotom Phone)
Russian Sinnoh: Дарья Фролова Darja Frolova
Unova: Евгений Вальц Evgeni Waltz
Kalos: Ольга Шорохова Olga Shorohova (XY001-XY008), Татьяна Веселкина Tatyana Veselkina (XY009-present)
Spanish Latin America Kanto / Johto: Rubén León / Gabriel Gama (TLoT, HS18, AG147-AG161) / Rossy Aguirre (AG134-AG135) / Hugo Núñez (DP143-DP147) / Eduardo Garza (EP007*)
Hoenn: Rossy Aguirre
Sinnoh: Rubén León (DP002-DP104) / Mayra Arellano (DP105-DP156) / Rossy Aguirre (DP158-DP190)
Unova: Eduardo Garza
Kalos: Rossy Aguirre (XY003-XY093) / Eduardo Garza (XY094-present)
Spain Kanto / Johto / Unova: Eduardo del Hoyo
Hoenn / Sinnoh: Amparo Valencia
Kalos: Desirée Álvarez (XY003-XY049) / Elena Palacios (XY050-XY140)
Alola/Rotom: Javier Balas
Galar/Rotom Phone: Luis Miguel Cajal (Ash's Rotom Phone) / Carmen Podio (Goh's Rotom Phone)
Swedish Kanto: Andreas Nilsson
Turkish Alola/Rotom: Gökhan Şimşek
Vietnamese Unova: Hồ Tiến Đạt (S14-S16)
Kalos: Cao Thụy Thanh Hồng (S17-S18)
Hồ Tiến Đạt (S19)

Pokémon Origins

Kanto Pokédex in Pokémon Origins

The Kanto Pokédex appeared during the Pokémon Origins miniseries, where they served the same purpose as in the original Pokémon Red and Blue games. They recorded basic info of any Pokémon encountered, and detailed info of any Pokémon caught. Much like in the games, one was given to both Red and Blue by Professor Oak. By the end of the last episode of the miniseries, Red had managed to capture all 150 Generation I Pokémon, excluding only Mew. Blue's Pokédex was later crushed when his Blastoise accidentally crashed onto it while he was battling Mewtwo in the Cerulean Cave.

Besides listing all the caught Pokémon in numerical order, the Pokédex was also able to sort the recorded Pokémon data by other factors, such as the type, as seen when Professor Oak tried to identify the Pokémon Blue had fought by going through the list of Psychic-type Pokémon in Red's Pokédex.

Pokémon Evolutions

Kanto Pokédex in Pokémon Evolutions

The Kanto Pokédex, in its Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee! design, appeared in The Discovery. One was first seen under Trace's possession, while one belonging to Green was seen later in the episode. Green apologized to Professor Oak for having been unable to complete the Pokédex for him, but he cheered her up by revealing that the other Pallet Town Trainers had also been taking on the same project, and thanks to their combined efforts, the Pokédex was finally complete. Just then, Professor Oak received word from a colleague of his regarding a newly discovered Pokémon made of metal, making him realize that there were still more Pokémon out there to catch.

In the manga

Be the Best! Pokémon B+W

A Pokédex first appeared in in Advance Toward the Path of the Strongest!, under the ownership of Monta. His goal during the manga was to complete the Unova Pokédex.

The Electric Tale of Pikachu

In The Electric Tale of Pikachu, Pokémon Trainers receive their Pokédexes when their application to become a Pokémon Trainer is accepted. A Pokédex contains information on a Pokémon's moves and abilities, as well as general information and the ability to tell if a Pokémon has critically low HP. In addition, all Pokédexes contain a copy of the Trainer's license.

Updated versions of the Pokédex are released from time to time, as seen in Clefairy Tale, where Professor Oak gave Ash a beta version of the latest model of the Pokédex.

Pocket Monsters BW: Good Partners

A Pokédex appeared in BWGP02, where Takurō received it from Professor Juniper.

Pokémon Adventures

The Pokédexes of the holders from the Emerald arc

In Pokémon Adventures, only a select group of people have Pokédexes, and they are highly respected as a result. The Pokédexes come in groups of three per region, and are generally given out along with a first partner Pokémon from the region's Professor. The only exceptions to this rule is Unova Pokédexes which have five (one of them is destroyed), at first it was three, and two more were added later. Since the Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon arc, the Pokédexes have switched mainly to two. Each Pokédex has a holder registration system, meaning when it is assigned, the holder must register his or her name and fingerprints, which means each of the Pokédexes is only allowed to have one rightful owner. However, it is possible to transfer data from one Pokédex to an upgraded version, leaving the Pokédex that had its data transferred with no rightful owner, and thus, the Pokédex would be able to be reassigned to a new owner. It is shown that when the three Pokédexes from the same region are put together, a Pokédex will make a beeping sound as a signal to indicate that another Pokédex is nearby. This only works when held by their rightful owner, as seen in Gimme Shellder. This signal seems to apply for all models of the Pokédex, and the Sinnoh Pokédex holder trio refers to it as the "morning sound" (Japanese: 朝の音), due to it being used to wake the trio up every morning while they were together.

Much like in the anime, the Pokédex in Pokémon Adventures displays the known moves of an individual Pokémon, as well as its current health, its cry, its current moves, and can even track them. Unlike the anime, however, the Pokédex entries are usually taken directly from the games and as such contains readable text rather than having the information spoken out loud. The Pikachu interaction feature from Pokémon Yellow was added to Red's Pokédex, allowing him to see its mood (though he never is seen making much use of it, as Yellow was in possession of his Pokédex for most of the Yellow arc, and could tell Pika's mood on her own anyway). The Pokédex's function takes over much of the control the games give to the player, being able to prevent a Pokémon's evolution, whereas Trainers without a Pokédex have no choice in the matter. As seen in Wanted: Pikachu!, the Pokédex can discover where a Pokémon was first met by its Trainer, much as the feature added in Pokémon Crystal allows one to view a Pokémon's origin. In addition to these functions, the Pokédex is able to record and project hologram images and can serve as a portable transporter with the assistance of a Pokégear and Mobile Adapter cable.

In the FireRed & LeafGreen arc, Professor Oak asks Red, Blue, and Green to return their Pokédexes to him, so that he could upgrade them to National Dex. Though in the process, they get stolen by Orm and used by Carr to create a "black Pokédex" (Japanese: 黒い図鑑). Later in the story, the new Pokédexes are received by the trio, and Red's old one is given to Yellow, while Blue and Green's old Pokédexes are destroyed by Deoxys. In the HeartGold & SoulSilver arc, the Johto Pokédex holders get new Pokédexes as well, though it is unknown what happened to their original Pokédexes. In the Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire arc, the Hoenn Pokédex holders get new Pokédexes as well, though it is unknown what happened to their original Pokédexes. In addition, the Pokédex formerly held by Cheren was later given back to Cedric Juniper, and eventually destroyed by N. The third Kalos Pokédex was found by Malva along with Fennekin, but it was destroyed after she deemed it worthless.

There are currently 23 Pokédexes in operation, four Pokédexes destroyed, and six Pokédexes that have their statuses unknown, coming in eleven models based on region and mode. In addition, there is Team Rocket's black Pokédex, which is also currently missing.

While most of the holders have red Pokédexes, the Pokédex can also come in a variety of colors. Crystal, White, and Whitley have pink Pokédexes, while Diamond and Pearl carry a blue Pokédex and an orange Pokédex, respectively.


Pokémon Diamond and Pearl

The Pokédex appeared in Pokémon Diamond and Pearl, under the ownership of Kenta.

Pokémon Gold & Silver: The Golden Boys

In Let's Aim For The Goal!, Gold received the latest-model Pokédex from Professor Oak.

Pokémon Pocket Monsters

In Pokémon Pocket Monsters, the Pokédex is given the same way as in the Generation I games; by Professor Oak. In contrast to the Pokédex in other canons, the ones in this manga uses an antenna.

Pokémon Zensho

In Prologue: Pallet Town, Professor Oak gave Satoshi and Shigeru a Pokédex each and asked them to complete them.


In the TCG

Pokémon cards

The Pokémon cards feature a Pokédex text entry, as seen in the games. The Pokédex entries are usually copied from a core series game, although there are exceptions. They also include the Pokémon's category, height (originally printed as "length" in the English translation by Wizards of the Coast), weight, and National Pokédex number.

Pokédex cards

Pokédex HANDY910is

This listing is of cards mentioning or featuring the Pokédex in the Pokémon Trading Card Game. The Hoenn region's model did not receive a TCG card, and the Generation I and Generation II Pokédexes, which featured model numbers on the Japanese cards (HANDY505 and HANDY808 respectively), did not show these model numbers on the English card. The Generation V Pokédex has no model number even in the Japanese card; it also has the same effect and English name as the Generation I Pokédex. Every card has allowed the player to look at a certain number of cards from the top of their deck and then either arrange them as they like, or in the case of Pokédex HANDY910is, choose one to put in their hand.

Related cards
Cards listed with a blue background are only legal to use in the current Expanded format.
Cards listed with a green background are legal to use in both the current Standard and Expanded formats.
Card Type English
Rarity # Japanese
Rarity #
Pokédex I Base Set   87/102 Expansion Pack    
Base Set 2   115/130      
      Nivi City Gym    
      Guren Town Gym    
Black & White   98/114 Beginning Set   036/037
      BW-P Promotional cards   023/BW-P
New Pokédex T Neo Genesis   95/111 Gold, Silver, to a New World...    
      Pokémon Web   016/048
PokéDex HANDY909 T EX FireRed & LeafGreen   96/112 Flight of Legends   077/082
Pokédex HANDY910is T Diamond & Pearl   111/130 Space-Time Creation    
      Torterra Half Deck    
      Infernape Half Deck    
      Empoleon Half Deck    
      Raichu Half Deck    
      Bastiodon the Defender    
      Rampardos the Attacker    
Platinum   114/127 Dialga Half Deck   011/013
      Giratina Half Deck   012/013
      Palkia Half Deck   012/013
      Garchomp Half Deck   012/016
      Charizard Half Deck   012/016
Rotom Dex I Sun & Moon   131/149 Collection Sun   056/060
Sun & Moon   159/149 Collection Sun   072/060
      Sun & Moon Starter Set   050/059
      SM-P Promotional cards   015/SM-P
      SM-P Promotional cards   149/SM-P
      GX Battle Boost   098/114
      GG End   053/054
Rotom Dex Poké Finder Mode I Burning Shadows   122/147 To Have Seen the Battle Rainbow   047/051


  • Professor Oak has written senryū about the Pokédex in two of his lectures:
  • Many Pokédexes appear similar to Nintendo consoles, and other popular electronics.
  • In most canons, the Pokédex is evidently encased in material that is invulnerable to almost anything within reason. It has been soaked in water and (in the anime) electrified and exposed to high-temperature flames, all with no ill effect. It is also voice-sensitive. There are some limitations to its ability; certain circumstances can prevent the Pokédex from accurately identifying its target:
    • A Pokédex which has not received a National Mode upgrade will not display any information on Pokémon not usually found in its home region, even if those Pokémon have been caught, and if captured, its number will be listed as "???" (or not listed at all in the case of Sun and Moon) in the summary screen.
    • Similarly, Gary's Pokédex failed to identify Mewtwo at the Viridian Gym, displaying only static interference.
  • All of Ash's Pokédexes have been red, as are all of the Pokédexes for male player characters in the games, while other characters have had other colors. May had a yellow one in Kanto, Paul has a dark blue Pokédex, Dawn has a pink Pokédex, Rhyanna has an ice blue Pokédex, Narissa has an orange Pokédex, and Mamie has a lavender Pokédex.
  • The only modern-day Pokédex not seen in the main series anime is the one introduced in Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!, although it did appear in Pokémon Evolutions.
  • The Kanto regional Pokédex (Generations I and III) and the Sinnoh regional Pokédex (Diamond and Pearl) have 151 members, the smallest of all regional Pokédexes. The largest regional Pokédex is the Kalos regional Pokédex, with 454 members. Generation VI's National Pokédex is also the largest Pokédex within the core series games, with 721 members.
  • The Pokédex models of Generations I and II rounded the weights of all Pokémon to full pounds except for Gastly and Haunter, despite the Japanese games' use of tenths of kilograms since the start. From Generation III onward, all weights have been given to the nearest tenth of a pound.
  • The Pokédex has usually lost several buttons with every new model, due to various upgrades: Kanto's first model has twenty-two buttons; Kanto's third model has nine; Johto's original model has five; Kanto's second model, both of Hoenn's models, and Sinnoh's only have three; and Johto's second model, both of Unova's models, the Kalos model, and the Alola model all apparently have no buttons whatsoever, solely using the touch-screen interface.
  • Numerous toy Pokédexes have been manufactured by companies like Tiger Electronics and Jakks Pacific.
  • In HeartGold and SoulSilver, the Pokégear's map displays the hat of Ethan's icon in its updated Generation IV design; however, the Pokédex map displays the icon's hat in its Generation II design.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 寶可夢圖鑑 Pokémon Tòuhgaam *
寵物小精靈圖鑑 Chúngmaht Síujīnglìhng Tòuhgaam *
小精靈圖鑑 Síujīnglìhng Tòuhgaam *
精靈圖鑑 Jīnglìhng Tòuhgaam *
Mandarin 寶可夢圖鑑 / 宝可梦图鉴 Pokémon Tújiàn *
神奇寶貝圖鑑 / 神奇宝贝图鉴 Shénqí Bǎobèi Tújiàn *
宠物小精灵图鉴 Chǒngwù Xiǎojīnglíng Tújiàn *
  Czech Pokédex
  Danish Pokédex
  Finnish Pokédex
  French Pokédex
  German Pokédex
  Hebrew פוקידע Pokéda
פוקדע Pokeda*
  Hindi पोकेदेक्स् Pokédex*
पोकेटैब Pokétab*
  Indonesian Pokédex
  Italian Pokédex
  Korean 포켓몬 도감 Pokémon Dogam
포켓컴 Pocket Comp*
  Malaysian Pokédeks
  Norwegian Pokédex
  Polish Pokédex
Portuguese   Brazil Pokédex
Pokéagenda (S01, EToP, Pokémon Club)
Poké Agenda (The Official Pokémon Handbook)
  Portugal Pokédex
  Russian Покедекс Pokédeks
  Spanish Pokédex
  Swedish Pokédex
  Tamil போகிடெக்ஸ் Pokédex
  Telugu పోకెడెక్స్ Pokédex
  Thai โปเกเด็กซ์ Pokédex
  Vietnamese Từ điển Pokémon

See also


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