Nintendo 3DS

Free Pokédex 3D App To Mark Pokémon’s First Appearance On Nintendo 3DS


    Excitebike won’t be the only free app Nintendo 3DS owners will be able to grab when the eShop launches — Nintendo are also releasing an app titled Pokédex 3D, which is exactly what it sounds like.


    Pokédex 3D won’t contain information on every known Pokémon, however; just the ones from Black/White. You’ll start out with 16 Pokémon and unlock the other entries by scanning QR codes, using Spotpass over Wi-Fi (up to three random monsters a day), and by trading data with friends.


    The app will allow you to view each Pokémon in 3D with a proper 3D model that you’ll be able to rotate and examine. Pokédex 3D will also include filtering and bookmarking features, and will use the Nintendo 3DS’ augmented reality capabilities to insert Pokémon in pictures taken by the 3DS cameras.

    Ishaan Sahdev
    Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and a contributing writer at He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.