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Upcoming Pokémon Titles For The 3DS eShop

By Kevin on May 18 2012 07:32 PM
You may, or may not be a fan of it. Fan or not, chances are likely that you've heard something related to "Pokémon" at some point within the past year. Maybe you're a parent of a young child, who constantly reminds you of the word, or a member gaming community. Heck, you might even have a job where you hear the "nerds" talking about it during every smoke or coffee break. For us here at Nintendo Nerds, we not only like Pokémon, we love it. In fact, we love it so much we've decided to shed a bit of light on the new Pokémon applications for the 3DS, scheduled to surface in the very near future.

"Enough with all this excessive chit chat. Bring forth the Pokémon information!"

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First of all, there are two new Pokémon applications on the horizon for the 3DS. Japan will receive Pokémon AR Searcher and Pokémon National Pokédex Pro, while North America will receive Pokémon Dream Radar and Pokédex 3D Pro. Japan's Pokémon AR Searcher application is equivalent to North America's Pokémon Dream Radar application and Japan's Pokémon National Pokédex Pro application is equivalent to North America's Pokédex 3D Pro application.

In Japan, Pokémon AR Searcher will be released alongside the debut of Pokémon Black Version 2 and Pokémon White Version 2, on June 23rd, 2012 for Â¥300 Japanese Yen (approximately $3.78 US Dollars) and Pokémon National Pokédex Pro will be released on July 14th, 2012 for Â¥1,500 Japanese Yen (approximately $18.89 US Dollars). Please note that these are the current approximate Japanese Yen to US Dollar conversation rates.

In North America, Pokémon Dream Radar and Pokédex 3D Pro will be released later this Fall. No pricing information has been released for North America, but I'm sure we can expect to see a similar pricing plan.

In case I've confused anyone...
  • Japan - Pokémon AR Searcher and Pokémon National Pokédex Pro
  • North America - Pokémon Dream Radar and Pokédex 3D Pro


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Pokémon Dream Radar uses the Augmented Reality (AR) and motion-controlled technology of the 3DS, allowing you track down and catch virtual Pokémon! You can find many Pokémon in Pokémon Dream Radar, including exclusive Pokémon that are otherwise very hard to obtain elsewhere. You can transfer the captured Pokémon to your copy of Pokémon Black Version 2 or Pokémon White Version 2, giving you even more options to complete your Pokédex!



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With Pokédex 3D Pro, you’ll now have information for every Pokémon in the history of the series. This is a new improvement over the existing Pokédex 3D, where only the Pokémon of the Unova region are available. If you're thinking about purchasing the Pokémon Black Version 2 or Pokémon White Version 2 games, this new and improved application is sure to further enhance your knowledge of Pokémon and make you a more well-rounded trainer!



Pokémon Dream Radar Screenshots:
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Pokédex 3D Pro Screenshots:
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Comments: 26

I have wanted the pokedex pro edition since the first pokedex 3d was announced at E3. I totally understand that they wanted us to be force fed with the new Unova Pokemon but gee wiz. I also understand that not everyone will want the app since it will not be free but based on the amount of pokemon and their data, I do not mind paying personally.

The AR game seems interesting. I mean it is a new way to capture pokemon and I am very pleasantly surprised that they are using it in conjunction with a DS title. Kudos to the people who thought this up.

I am personally very excited for this. The anime style game trailer was amazing and shows me that the pokemon co. is finally getting serious in their advertising and delivery of this beloved franchise.
I wish my 3DS really shot lasers...

View PostDarthArk, on 19 May 2012 - 01:58 PM, said:

I wish my 3DS really shot lasers...

Go here.
I can't wait for these games! Especially the Pokedex 3D Pro. I also can't  wait for Pokemon Black and White 2!!
wow. those look so cool.
So Kevin, which of these apps do you own on your Japanese 3DS? I am so curious to know how they work?
Omg yes! So excited about these apps and the games! I hope they make it a little more difficult to get the stars on the trainer cards.. I feel that 4 out of the 5 were really easy to get.. still struggling with the subway though.. bit back to the topic, I feel the updated pokedex will be a big help for trainers who dont buy walkthroughs or books for move pool and stat info on the Pokemon. :3

View PostSkitty843, on 14 June 2012 - 10:25 AM, said:

Omg yes! So excited about these apps and the games! I hope they make it a little more difficult to get the stars on the trainer cards.. I feel that 4 out of the 5 were really easy to get.. still struggling with the subway though.. bit back to the topic, I feel the updated pokedex will be a big help for trainers who dont buy walkthroughs or books for move pool and stat info on the Pokemon. :3

Wow you got 4 stars on your trainer card? That is awesome. I haven't.

Yes this will be perfect for a "guide-on-the-go"!
They can have all of my money... all of it!
I know right! I can not wait for Pokedex Pro! Who say's money can't buy love? <3

View Postaquizero, on 14 June 2012 - 08:57 AM, said:

So Kevin, which of these apps do you own on your Japanese 3DS? I am so curious to know how they work?

The only one that's currently available in the Japanese eShop is the Pokédex 3D application, which is the first thing I downloaded once I configured my Wi-Fi. LOL

The Japanese version of Pokédex 3D is identical to the North American version, with the exception of some minor aesthetics. I collect my Pokémon every day for both the Japanese and North American versions, side by side.

As far as the other Japanese applications that are mentioned in this article...
  • Pokémon AR Searcher will be released alongside the debut of Pokémon Black Version 2 and Pokémon White Version 2, on June 23rd, 2012 for Â¥300 Japanese Yen (approximately $3.78 US Dollars)
  • Pokémon National Pokédex Pro will be released on July 14th, 2012 for Â¥1,500 Japanese Yen (approximately $18.89 US Dollars). Please note that these are the current approximate Japanese Yen to US Dollar conversation rates.
While these aren't available in Japan yet, I'm trying to decide whether or not I want to purchase Pokémon Black Version 2, when it gets released here in about nine days. I mean, how much Japanese do I really need to know to play a Pokémon game? If I get it, it'll be cool to run around with the Pokémon AR Searcher application bumping into all the walls and stepping on my cat as I hunt down some Kami Trio forms. Even if I decide not to get Pokémon Black Version 2, I'll still get the Pokémon AR Searcher application. Either way, I'm getting both of these applications.

View PostKevin, on 14 June 2012 - 02:43 PM, said:

While these aren't available in Japan yet, I'm trying to decide whether or not I want to purchase Pokémon Black Version 2, when it gets released here in about nine days. I mean, how much Japanese do I really need to know to play a Pokémon game? If I get it, it'll be cool to run around with the Pokémon AR Searcher application bumping into all the walls and stepping on my cat as I hunt down some Kami Trio forms. Even if I decide not to get Pokémon Black Version 2, I'll still get the Pokémon AR Searcher application. Either way, I'm getting both of these applications.

Well let us know what you decide. Personally I could not get into a game in any language I am not familiar with. That is why I am selective with my anime. I watch American translated anime and not Japanese. I just can not get into it as much so it isnt worth my time. The most I do is check out the Japanese Nintendo site or pokemon site from time to time to see what i can understand.

View Postaquizero, on 14 June 2012 - 02:49 PM, said:

Personally I could not get into a game in any language I am not familiar with.

But...but...this is something else we're talking about here. You can't classify Pokémon games into the same category as your other games. This...is Pokémon, my friend!
Nope it is the same. As much as I love Pokemon I would need things in English.

View Postaquizero, on 14 June 2012 - 03:04 PM, said:

Nope it is the same.

NO...it isn't, Ben.

View Postaquizero, on 14 June 2012 - 03:04 PM, said:

I would need things in English.

I can see your point.
I don't need Trainers speaking Spanish so that's a no go for me. Speak "Engrish" darn it!
You guys aren't making my decision process any easier. :uzi:
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English, ************, do you speak it?

View Postsabby, on 14 June 2012 - 04:16 PM, said:

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English, ************, do you speak it?

I wouldn't have known what that was from until you mentioned it via GTalk, sabby. That was a pretty funny clip from Pulp Fiction. Thanks for the laugh.
I think its definitly better to get a game in a language that you understand well.. cus if a character tells you that you need to go to a particular place then you wont know and you'll be stuck wandering around getting all frustrated!

View PostSkitty843, on 15 June 2012 - 08:58 AM, said:

I think its definitly better to get a game in a language that you understand well.. cus if a character tells you that you need to go to a particular place then you wont know and you'll be stuck wandering around getting all frustrated!

You got that right. I mean yes it would be exciting to play the Japanese version for a short while if I borrowed it from a friend but I would never own a game in another language. It is too much work. Pokemon has tons of info, imagine trying to translate everything? Freak that!

View Postaquizero, on 16 June 2012 - 11:04 PM, said:

You got that right. I mean yes it would be exciting to play the Japanese version for a short while if I borrowed it from a friend but I would never own a game in another language. It is too much work. Pokemon has tons of info, imagine trying to translate everything? Freak that!
thats true i made that mistake once, i couldn't wait for the Pokemon white English version and it was a horrible experience. never again but imo if its a fighting game or anything else it would work anything with no dialogue or puzzles
I definitly have the patience to wait for an english version of anything just cus its much more enjoyable that way..
I dont know whats wrong with my pokedex its like it just stopped sending me new pokemon
A lot of us have been having that issue, ViperStone. Mine crapped out at about 100 pokes.

Also, welcome to Nintendo Nerds.