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National Pokédex

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[[File:Pokédex Pt.png|thumb|200px|{{v2|Platinum}}'s National Pokédex mode]]
[[File:Pokédex GSC 2.png|thumb|Each new generation begins its numbering from the end of the last generation. {{p|Cyndaquil}}, at #155, is the fourth Pokémon introduced in Generation II.]]
The '''National Pokédex''' (Japanese: '''{{tt|全国図鑑|ぜんこくずかん}}''' ''national illustrated encyclopedia'') is a [[Pokédex]] that has been upgraded with the '''National Mode''' (Japanese: '''全国版''' ''National Edition'') that records information on all Pokémon known to exist, instead of just ones native in a particular [[region]]. The National Pokédex is not available at the start of the games, but it can be unlocked by completing certain tasks. Beginning with [[Generation VII]], the National Pokédex is no longer included in the main series games but it can be accessed through storage apps like [[Pokémon Bank]] and [[Pokémon HOME]].
In {{game2|Gold|Silver|Crystal}}, the equivalent of the National Pokédex order was known as Old Pokédex Mode (Japanese: ふるいずかんモード ''old-style encyclopedia mode''), while Johto's regional Pokédex order at the time was known as [[List of Pokémon by New Pokédex number|New Pokédex Mode]] (Japanese: しんがたずかんモード ''new-style encyclopedia mode''). [[Generation III]] introduced the first official "National Pokédex".