This fall, Nintendo will be releasing two more pieces of Pokémon-related software onto the Nintendo 3DS eShop, in celebration of the upcoming Pokémon Black 2 and Pokémon White 2. Both of these were announced for Japan previously, in the latest installment of Nintendo Direct; this is the first time they are confirmed to arrive in North America.
The first of these is the Pokédex 3D Pro, an upgraded version of the original Pokédex 3D currently available on the eShop. Pro includes information on all of the 600+ Pokémon currently known, detailing the moves they learn, their special abilities, how they evolve and more. Unlike the current Pokédex, all Pokémon will be available upon purchase. The software also comes with some AR-related features, including the ability to take pictures with Pokémon inserted into the real world.
Pokémon Dream Radar will have players searching out hidden Pokémon in the real world. Using the AR functionality of the 3DS, players will move the system around, searching for Pokémon and capturing them by firing laser beams at them. Pokémon captured in Dream Radar can be transferred to Pokémon Black 2 and Pokémon White 2, and will include some rare, hard-to-find creatures.
New screenshots of Pokémon Black 2 and Pokémon White 2 were also released with this announcement.
I’m tempted to get the Pokédex 3D Pro, since having that kind of information on hand is useful; it depends on if I’ll be getting Black 2 or White 2, and how much the Pro costs.