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A '''living Pokédex''' is a [[Pokémon games|game]] which not only has a complete [[Pokédex]], but has one of every available species of [[Pokémon]] stored in its [[PC]] boxes as well. It follows the most literal interpretation of the former slogan of the series, "[[Gotta Catch 'em All!]]". It is considered a holy grail among some collectors[[collector]]s. Among others, it is considered a waste of time and box space.
 
Perhaps one of the most challenging questions is not how to obtain a living Pokédex, since that is mostly a matter of patience and access to multiple games, but rather what to do with the living Pokédex once it is complete. In particular, in this instance, or with any large Pokémon collection in general, the question of storage arises.
In [[Generation III]], [[Pokémon Box Ruby & Sapphire|Pokémon Box]] was introduced, which allowed players to store their large collections without worrying about taking up PC space; in fact, players were rewarded for transferring more Pokémon into Pokémon Box, making the living Pokédex goal more appealling.
 
However, since the onset of [[Generation IV]], no new edition of Pokémon Box has been released, stunting the collection size of many [[collector]]scollectors. Those who aim to complete a living Pokédex, particularly one with [[form differences]], must do so while sacrificing most of their box space which could be used for multiple [[legendary Pokémon|rare and valuable Pokémon]], [[alternate coloration|shiny Pokémon]], and [[Pokémon training|trained Pokémon]]. Of course, these other Pokémon could be [[trading|traded]] to another game, which players who aspire to obtain a living Pokédex probably already have in order to obtain [[version-exclusive Pokémon]].
 
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