Pokémon Pokédex

The Pokémon Pokédex is a toy released by Tiger Electronics and Hasbro in the late 1990s. It is a Pokédex-shaped toy which includes information on all Generation I Pokémon except for Mew[1], who was not yet revealed to the public at the time the toy was released.

The toy in its original packaging

The toy has a number pad and an alphabetical keyboard so that the user can input words and numbers.

Pokémon information


A two-frame animation of the Pokémon, similar to the two-frame animation seen when scrolling a party in the core series games.


The Pokémon's height. The toy uses the metric system, which diverts from the usual system used in the franchise, the imperial system.


The Pokémon's weight. This number is also given in metric units.


The category of the Pokémon.


Pokémon have a "strength" stat programmed in the device which is ranked between one and ten. It is unknown exactly what this stat is based on. Onix is the only Pokémon which is rated at ten.


Lists four attacks that the Pokémon can learn.

Attack Animation

Displays the Pokémon using one of its attacks in a two-frame animation.


The Pokémon's Pokédex entry from Red and Blue.

Other functions


Allows the user to search Pokémon by name or page.


Enables the user to compile a list of their favorite Pokémon.


Allows searching of Pokémon by the aforementioned height, weight, strength, or type.


Enables the user to compile a list of their captured Pokémon. Presumed to be used alongside a Pokémon game.


A password can be set here so that those unknowing of the password cannot access any entered information.


A place for the user to set their name, the date, and time. Also, sound can be turned on or off here.


A basic calculator.

In popular culture


Pokémon Pokédex displaying a Mankey in Smosh's "POKEMON IN REAL LIFE 2!" (2011).

The Pokémon Pokédex made a prominent appearance in the viral 2011 YouTube video "POKEMON IN REAL LIFE 2!" by Smosh, which has garnered over 42,000,000 views at the time of writing.[2] It was used largely for a recurring gag parodying the perceived apparent similarity between the Pokémon, Mankey, and ordinary real life monkeys by the protagonist.


  1. YouTube - Time Machine - Pokemon Pokédex (1999) (retrieved February 1, 2010)
  2. YouTube - POKEMON IN REAL LIFE 2! (retrieved April 30, 2024)
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