Instructables
Picture of A Real PokeDex!

Ever since I was a boy, when I used to play Pokemon on my old Gameboy (Codenamed The 'Big grey brick') I really wanted all of the cool gadgets that Ash always had.
When the Television series showed on American television, I fell in love with the Pokedex. Since then I have always wanted to have one of my own. So lets get started on it!

 
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Step 1: Materials

So, what should we use? We could build our own interface, salvage the screen from a dead digital camera, accumulate all of the data on the Pokemon. And this is a project that I am perusing in my spare time. But for our purposes, we can just keep it simple.

Component : a Nintendo DS. The DS provides us with most of what we need. It has a similar Form-factor: it opens like a Pokedex, it has a good screen we can use, buttons, and of course, we can use it to PLAY pokemon.

Component : R4i-SDHC. Onto this card, we can load anything we want, and make it play in the DS. You can Purchase one here:
http://www.r4ds-ds.com/products/R4i-SDHC-V1.4-Adaptor-with-Kingston-TF-4GB-Card-for-NDSi-NDSL-NDS-R4i-sdhc.com-p-169.html   Cost: about $30
This may not be the cheapest, but it will work with all the DS versions (excepting the 3ds, which has not yet been tested with this)

Component : GeneriDex. This is a compilation of the PokeDex information in the games. (Props go to saviorkross for putting this together) you can find it here:
http://filetrip.net/g25123591-GeneriDex.html
This even has a few awesome features that savirokross has built in like a 'Name that Pokemon' and 'Name that Cry' function. He has been VERY thorough, and intends on updating the file in the next month or so with the newest info.

Future Project : As i have mentioned, i am working toward getting a PokeDex of my own compilation off the ground, and for my finished product, i am doing the coding myself.  I really like the interfaces on websites like, so just to give you a taste of what lies ahead...
http://www.serebii.net/pokedex-dp/
and
http://pokebar.com/
(These guys happen to have a PokeDex toolbar too)


MetruMax1 month ago
is there any for you to show us how to do it on a digital screen. im working on a project where i have a small pokedex that goes on the side of my 3ds. so i can use it while im playing pokemon.
ianolivia1 year ago
@chrizw123
Me too.
If you're having trouble with the sounds you could always search for the episodes or get them from DVDs. if you find the episodes online Keepvid.com helps you save and then use them and then if you have Windows Live Movie Maker or some other editing software I'm sure you could get the sounds. Or if you just want sound that is easier to edit Video2Mp3.net is a site my friend showed me it works too :D best of luck!
nah I just use YouTube downloaded it's great software from biennesoft and it also comes with a GUI for ffmpeg that allows you to convert to vmv and mp3
achris43212 years ago
Cool mod also that would make the screen bigger with wuld be great and a keyboard would make using the internet on dsi easier i think thats a great idea i have been looking for the best mods
nclarke3 years ago
There's a free pokedex for the 3ds on the store :P
b70359573 years ago
kool ops cool:P
hmmfomtgal3 years ago
i have one of these. I didn't make it, but it's a store bought one. The mini games are really lame :P
ha! yeah, i got one of tose aswell
hmmfomtgal3 years ago
also, have you ever noticed that the origional pokedex looks like an orrigional gameboy, just sideways with an extra flap? maby you can mod a gbc, and put a homemade gbc game inside, and seal that part in plastic.