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Regional Pokédex

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Non-native Pokémon
From Generation III onward, Pokémon not native to a region which are obtained (such as through [[trade|trading]]) before a game's regional Pokédex has been upgraded to National Mode will be displayed with ??? as their Pokédex number in the status screen instead of a regional Pokédex number. If caught from the wild (through hacking the game), the Pokédex registration screen will display different numbers dependent on the game: Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald display a number between 203 and 386, corresponding to the Pokémon's position in the National Pokédex minus those Generation I and Generation II Pokémon native to Hoenn (for example, {{p|Bulbasaur}} is the first Pokémon not in the Hoenn Pokédex so its number appears as #203, while {{p|Arbok}} is #226, but Pikachu, Raichu, Sandshrew, and Sandslash appear in the Hoenn Pokédex and are skipped, making {{p|Nidoran♀}} #227). Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen state only that the Pokémon's data has been registered, then skip straight to nicknaming the Pokémon, never displaying the Pokédex.
It is possible to store non-regional [[Pokémon (species)|Pokémon]] from Ruby or Sapphire in [[Pokémon Box: Ruby and Sapphire]] without having acquired the [[National Pokédex]], though their Dex numbers won’t be shown. If a game with the National Pokédex is used with Box, Box’s [[Pokédex]] Mode will be upgraded to the National Mode, so onenon-regional canPokédex seenumbers theirwill Dexbe numbersdisplayed from then on, regardless of whether a Ruby or Sapphire player has acquired the Nat Dex thator waynot.
Generation IV games instead display the registered Pokémon as #000 if it is outside of that game's regional Pokédex.