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Catch Pokédex 3D Pro in North America on 8th November

Posted by Thomas Whitehead

Update: New trailer and Black & White 2 features released

Ahead of its October release, Nintendo has release more details about Pokémon Black and White 2, and also confirmed the release date of the accompanying 3DS eShop app, Pokédex 3D Pro. The new paid Pokédex arrives in North America on 8th November, promising detailed information on more than 640 Pokémon, as well as the Pokémon Challenge mode that has a number of quizzes to complete. It's confirmed that the free app, Pokédex 3D, will no longer be available for download from the eShop in NA after 1st October, so don't hang around too long.

In terms of Pokémon Black and White 2, there's news about the Join Avenue that allows players who've tagged each other to trade items, as well as Memory Link that will fill in storyline gaps in the two years between the two DS titles, depending on the player's progress through Pokémon Black and White. Excerpts from the press release below have more detail.

Join Avenue: In Pokémon Black Version 2 and Pokémon White Version 2, players will also have the ability to explore a new area called Join Avenue. Join Avenue is populated by anyone with whom a player has interacted through wireless tag mode, trading or battling. These players will open shops in Join Avenue that sell rare items not found elsewhere in the game. There are several different types of shops that can be opened on Join Avenue, including ones that offer supplies or the ability to power up Pokémon. The rarity of items that can be purchased from these shops is determined by how populated a player's Join Avenue is.

Memory Link: By connecting Pokémon Black Version 2 or Pokémon White Version 2 with a previously played Pokémon Black Version or Pokémon White Version game, players will be able to see what happened to some of the characters from Pokémon Black Version and Pokémon White Version during the past two years. They'll also be able to capture special Pokémon.The scenes players encounter in Pokémon Black Version 2 and Pokémon White Version 2 will depend on how far they have progressed through Pokémon Black Version or Pokémon White Version. To use Memory Link, players must have either two systems from the Nintendo DS or Nintendo 3DS family, or broadband Internet access and a Pokémon Black Version game or Pokémon White Version game that has been synced to the Pokémon Global Link website.

With Pokémon Dream Radar arriving the same day as Black & White 2, there'll be plenty of 'mon goodness in just a couple of months time. To build the hype a bit more, below is the latest trailer.

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User Comments (33)

KaiserGX

#2

KaiserGX said:

Does it say the price? Will still get it though. It will be my virtual Pokede><.

Hyperstar96

#3

Hyperstar96 said:

So Nintendo's going the Mass Effect route with Pokemon? That's enough to justify me buying Black 2.

3DSLUIGI

#5

3DSLUIGI said:

I have no problem with Pokédex 3D Pro. Not with it in the least. Just as long as I'm able to transfer my data from Pokédex 3D to Pokédex 3D Pro , then I'm greatly satisfied.

Cloud-San-VII

#8

Cloud-San-VII said:

@SkywardLink98
From what it said for the Japanese price, it was about: $17.99, so probably going to be: $9.99 - $15.99 for the US. Dream Radar cost like: $6.99 in Japan, so most likely: $0.99 - $6.99 for the US.

Marakuto

#10

Marakuto said:

This is worth it, since the AR feature is compatible with the 6 ones given in the 3DS package; And you can choose to put Pokemon in scenery without the use of a AR card which was partially what I saw on a user using it before.

rjejr

#13

rjejr said:

So between 2, Dream Catcher and Pokedex Pro we're looking at $50? I think they are going to have a better quarter financially.

BalrogtheMaster

#16

BalrogtheMaster said:

Pokedex 3D Pro's actually a good deal. The book at stores can go for $15-20, so an interactive one on my 3DS is way better for the same price.

KaiserGX

#17

KaiserGX said:

Also in a much easier way to look up the moves, and such. I payed 20 dollars for a handbook back in the day that only had Kanto Pokemon, a small description and stuff like their number, type and height/weight. I would gladly take this.

Icefreak45

#19

Icefreak45 said:

I told myself I wasn't going to get this. Darn you Nintendo!
But seriously, the memory link system has me intrested. Seeing how Black and White, imo, had the best storyline of any pokemon game knowing what happens between it and it's sequel is a good move on Nintendo's part. Big ups to Nintendo :D
Now give me my Ruby and Sapphire remake on the 3ds and I will be yours.

Pixel-Perfect

#20

Pixel-Perfect said:

Passing on the Pokedex. Even after all these years I guess listing accurate stat information is too much to ask for.

TrueWiiMaster

#22

TrueWiiMaster said:

To get tag mode to work, will the game have to be on? Or will it have some streetpass functionality for 3DS owners? I don't want to have to choose between streetpass/pedometer points and Pokemon tags...

HADAA

#23

HADAA said:

@3DSonicPizza Since B/W2 are DSi enhanced games, you cannot play a Japanese B/W2 on your 3DS. TheConsiglio likely bought a Japanese 3DS as well, or something I refuse to talk about here.
@TrueWiiMaster Yes it has to be on, just like in B/W, you need to choose between Streetpass hits and Pokemon tags. But you need to close the lid anyway, so the 3DS pedometer will still work (up to 7 days)

Phle

#26

Phle said:

I'll get this when it's available in EU. Nice to have the National Pokédex on my 3DS, so I can look up Pokémon whenever I want too (^_^) I'm really staring to look forward to Black and White 2 now, although I'm slightly disappointed they didn't call it Pokémon Grey as that name would have been epic. I got the Black version last time so I think I might get White 2 this time.

Xilef

#27

Xilef said:

Can't wait for this! :D Thankfully i got a bunch of games to hold me over untill these are released.

@Phle Really? I think White/Black 2 sounds cooler, actually. Besides, these are direct sequels and not a different version this time around.

sinalefa

#28

sinalefa said:

The Memory Link sounds cool. It is also nice that you don't need a second system to access it, and my Black copy is already linked to the Global Link.

ChibiJib

#29

ChibiJib said:

Oh man! B/W 2 was gonna be my very first pokemon game, but hearing about the features you get by owning B/W 1 makes me... feel left out...

BenAV

#31

BenAV said:

I've played around with Pokedex 3D Pro and it's actually pretty cool so I might get it as long as it's not too insanely expensive.
As far as Black/White 2 goes, still not sure if I want to buy it or not.
We shall see.

ueI

#32

ueI said:

I've noticed that there is/was an update for Pokedex 3D on the eshop. Can somebody tell me what it entails? When I next tried to play soul silver, there was some kind of notification before I started, but I accidentally skipped it. I have not noticed any difference in the way the app functions.

Marioman64

#33

Marioman64 said:

ooOooOO a quiz mode! and here i thought they were only adding more pokemon. was getting this anyway cuz i need all things pokemon and I can't resist taking AR pictures of Eevee's all over my house. here's hoping they'll make the ar mode 3d instead of not so i can pet the pokemons :3

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