= Pokédex =
Pokémon Fan Universe's Pokédex was
orignally designed with extensive help from Meowth346. However, as time passed, less help was needed and its development became self-sufficent. This Pokédex became known as 1.x. By mid-2003, Pokémasters was developing a new Pokédex and in response Pokémon Fan Universe's webmaster began drafting plans for a new Pokédex, written from the ground up and with no equal. It took a year before the webmaster had the expertise to design such a Pokédex, but in late July 2004 development started slowly but surely. After a few weeks, the code amounted to over 400 lines (in comparison, the current version online is written with 500-600 lines; excluding template data). Unfortunately, the need for the webmaster to study slowed development rather significantly. It progressed slowly but surely. In early december a release date was set for a public preview - Christmas. Development lagged and missed Christmas but within the few days after enough presentation code and data was ready.
Minutes after New Year's day, Shining Arcanine released a public preview of the new Pokédex as a New Year's present to the world with a promise to finish it by early Feburary 2005. It's design was considered by Shining Arcanine to be revolunary, as it combined the ability to update its content without rewrites, advanced search capabilities and ease of use into one script. Something the old 1.x Pokédex never could hope to do. An unexpected death in Shining Arcanine's family prevented him from making that deadline and almost was the end of Pokémon Fan Universe. Right now development is expected to pick up and finish during the Summer of 2005. Shining Arcanine hopes to make the release of the final version as revoluntionary as the Preview. Given the amount of functionality currently unexposed in the templates, this is possible depending upon one's definition of revoluntionary.