I liked the idea of Pokedex 3D but seeing as it only featured the new Unova region monsters, there was something missing. I had always hoped for a complete version featuring every Pokemon so I was very pleased when Pokedex 3D Pro was announced.
Upon opening the Pokedex 3D Pro app, I took a second to look at all the menu options. Pokedex, Move Dex, Pokemon Challenge, Records/Album, and AR Viewer. The top screen started to display random Pokemon along with the time and date across the bottom. For a good ten minutes I found myself just watching all the 3D models on the top screen.
I must admit that I rarely use the 3D function on my 3DS but I cranked it up to full, and just sat and watched. The models are so well made and I'm looking forward to seeing how they are used in future games on the 3DS such as the recently announced Pokemon Mystery Dungeon 3DS game.
My heart melted just a little bit seeing the animation of Shinx chasing it's tail.
When entering the Pokedex feature for the first time you will see Abomasnow's page. The default setting for the Pokedex displays the Pokemon alphabetically. You can change the way in which the Pokedex is displayed in the settings if you wish.
Similar to the in-game Pokedex you will see information such as type, height, weight, and a little background information about the Pokemon. However, unlike the in-game Pokedex, you are given a full list of moves that it is able to learn, type effectiveness chart, available abilities, and which level it evolves at (if applicable).
In the top-right corner you will see a little cog which takes you to a different menu screen. Here you can change the scene in which your Pokemon is displayed, the window colour, background music, 3D depth, credits, and switch language if you wish too. You can also add bookmarks to your favourite Pokemon and moves.
When selecting a Pokemon, a robot-like voice will announce the Pokemon you have selected. This reminded me of when Ash uses his Pokedex to discover a Pokemon in the anime series.
Move Dex is controlled in the same way to the Pokedex. You can select a move on the move menu on the touchscreen. When selected, information on the move is displayed on the top screen. The effect of the move is shown on the touchscreen, as is a list of all the Pokemon that are able to learn said move.
One of the features of Pokedex 3D Pro I've really been looking forward to is the Pokemon Challenge. Pokemon Challenge is a list of challenges which tests your Pokemon knowledge. The challenges start off fairly simply by asking you to identify Pokemon from certain regions, but gradually get more tricky. You unlock more quizzes by correctly answering questions.
I like how the challenges try and catch you out by moving the answers around on questions I have had before. I've been caught out many times by not reading the question properly or accidentally choosing the wrong Pokemon due to them having similar looking names. I'm finding this feature really addictive and I won't stop until I get a perfect score!