Difference between revisions of "Pokédex"

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==In the anime==
[[File:Zoey Glameow Pokédex scan.png|thumb|220px|A Pokédex scanning a {{TP|Zoey|Glameow}}]]
===In the mainMain series===
When a young [[Sam]], who later turned out to be {{an|Professor Oak}}'s younger self, was accidentally warped to a future of his own time, {{Ash}} explained to him how the Pokédex works, unknowingly giving him an idea. This is an example of a {{wp|causal loop}}, meaning the idea for the Pokédex came out of nowhere.
===In Pokémon Origins===
[[File:Kanto Pokédex PO.png|thumb|250px|Kanto Pokédex in [[Pokémon Origins]]]]
The Kanto Pokédex appeared during the [[Pokémon Origins]] miniseries, where they served the same purpose as in the original {{game|Red and Blue|s}} games. They recorded basic info of any Pokémon encountered, and detailed info of any Pokémon caught. Much like in the games, one was given to both {{OBP|Red|Origins}} and {{OBP|Blue|Origins}} by [[Professor Oak]]. By the end of the [[PO04|last episode]] of the miniseries, Red had managed to capture all 150 [[Generation I]] Pokémon, excluding only {{p|Mew}}. Blue's Pokédex was later crushed when his {{p|Blastoise}} accidentally crashed onto it while he was battling {{p|Mewtwo}} in the [[Cerulean Cave]].
[[File:Pokédex PBW.png|thumb|150px|A Pokédex in [[Be the Best! Pokémon B+W]]]]
===In the Be the Best! Pokémon B+W manga===
A Pokédex appeared in ''[[PBW6|Pokédex Complete!]]''.
===In The Electric Tale of Pikachu manga===
[[File:Pokédex EToP.png|thumb|150px|A Pokédex in The Electric Tale of Pikachu]]
In [[The Electric Tale of Pikachu]], Pokémon Trainers receive their Pokédexes when their application to become a Pokémon Trainer is accepted. A Pokédex contains information on a Pokémon's moves and abilities, as well as general information (such as how some Pokémon, like {{p|Pikachu}}, dislike [[Poké Ball]]s) and the ability to tell if a Pokémon has critically low [[HP]]. In addition, all Pokédexes contain a copy of the Trainer's license.
===In the Pokémon Adventures manga===
[[File:Pokédex Adventures.png|thumb|250px|The Pokédexes of the holders from the {{chap|Emerald}}]]
In [[Pokémon Adventures]], only a [[Pokédex holder|select group of people]] have Pokédexes, and they are highly respected as a result. The Pokédexes come in groups of three per region, and are generally given out along with a starter Pokémon from the region's Professor. The only exceptions to this rule is Unova Pokédexes which have five (one of them is destroyed), at first it was three, and two more were added later. Since {{chap|Sun & Moon}} the Pokédex have switched mainly to two. Each Pokédex has a holder registration system, meaning when it is assigned, the holder must register his or her name and fingerprints, which means each of the Pokédexes is only allowed to have one rightful owner. However, it is possible to transfer data from one Pokédex to an upgraded version, leaving the Pokédex that had its data transferred with no rightful owner, and thus, the Pokédex would be able to be reassigned to a new owner. It is shown that when the three Pokédexes from the same region are put together, a Pokédex will make a beeping sound as a signal to indicate that another Pokédex is nearby. This only works when held by their rightful owner, as seen in ''[[PS085|Gimme Shellder]]''. This signal seems to apply for all models of the Pokédex, and the Sinnoh Pokédex holder trio refers to it as the "morning sound" (Japanese: '''朝の音'''), due to it being used to wake the trio up every morning while they were together.
===In the Pokémon Diamond and Pearl manga===
[[File:Pokédex PDPV.png|thumb|200px|The Pokédex in {{ma|Pokémon Diamond and Pearl}}]]
The Pokédex appeared in {{ma|Pokémon Diamond and Pearl}}.
===In the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga===
[[File:Pokédex PM PM001.png|thumb|150px|The Pokédex in Pokémon Pocket Monsters]]
In the [[Pokémon Pocket Monsters]] {{pkmn|manga}} series, the Pokédex is given the same way as in the Generation I games, by Professor Oak. In contrast to the Pokédex in other canons, the ones in this manga uses an antenna.