The Pokédex (ポケモン 図鑑, illustrated Pokémon encyclopedia?) is a digital encyclopedia invented by Professor Oak as an invaluable tool to Trainers in the human world. It provides an extensive database about all discovered Pokémon in existence. They are mass-produced in the Orre region, and provided to all Trainers by Pokémon Professors at the beginning of their journey. Different models of Pokédex were used by Trainers over the years.
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Over the years, more powerful and easy-to-use models of Pokédex were produced.
Pokédex model HANDY505 (used in RBY) was the first model of Pokédex. Trainers could hear Pokémon cries, as well as view habitats and Pokémon entries. It did not have a search function, and was the most primitive version of Pokédex. The Trainers who gathered the Pokédex information for this model were Red and Blue.
Pokédex model HANDY808 (used in GSC) was the second model of Pokédex. It retains most of the features from the HANDY505 model, while adding the ability to view footprints and multi-page Pokédex entries. It was also made easier to scroll through Pokédex entries. This is considered by many to be the milestone Pokédex model, setting the norm for future models. The Trainers who gathered the Pokédex information for this model were Ethan, Silver, and Kris.
Pokédex model HANDY809 (used in RSE) was the third model of Pokédex. It retains most of the features from the two previous models. Cries were given their own page, displaying the sound wave as it played. The habitat pages were changed to highlight locations instead of marking them, making it easier to read, and can now locate Pokémon fishing locations. A size page was added, comparing the Pokémon height with the Trainer using the Pokédex. The Trainers who gathered the Pokédex information for this model were Brendan and May.
Pokédex model HANDY909 (used in FRLG) was the fourth model of Pokédex. The Trainers who gathered the Pokédex information for this model were Red, Blue, and Green.
The Pokédex is a handheld device that syncs with a worldwide database that is maintained by all the Pokémon professors. Trainers with great promise are given special models of Pokédex to collect the information for the professors to be added to the database.
The Pokédex’s main feature are the entries of each individual Pokémon, which provide details that would otherwise be unavailable to anyone. Complete entries are available to most Trainers, but Trainers with special recorder models can only see complete entries if the Pokémon was previously or is currently owned by them.