New Pokemon 3DS App Let You Catch ‘Em All In The Real World

There may be Pokemon hiding in the real world, and an upcoming 3DS app will help Pokemaniacs catch ’em all.

Nintendo announced two brand new 3DS Pokemon apps today, both to be released in conjunction with Pokemon Black 2 and White 2 this fall: Pokedex 3D Pro and Pokemon Dream Radar. Both will utilize the 3DS’s augmented reality capabilities, though in completely different ways.

Pokedex 3D Pro upgrades the Pokedex 3D app Nintendo launched last year, providing players with an encyclopedia Pokemania: each of the over 600 Pokemon will be unlocked from the start, giving players access to a ton of information before starting the new Pokemon games. The app also allows for pictures of Pokemon to be taken in the real world using the 3D camera and augmented reality.

More interesting, however, is Pokemon Dream Radar. This is an augmented reality game that allows players to find Pokemon in the real world, catch them, and add them to their Pokemon Black 2 and White 2 saves. That’s right, players will be catching Pokemon in the real world and transferring them to the new games. My prayers have FINALLY been answered. Nintendo also says that Dream Radar will feature some rare Pokemon to catch, as if players needed more incentive.

While having a full Pokedex of information at the start will help, Dream Radar is a dream come true. Real-life Pokemon catching? My only fear is that I’ll find Pokemon in places where they shouldn’t be, like lighting a bonfire in the backyard and finding a Bulbasaur in it. If the 3DS can somehow match Pokemon types to the surrounding environment, this could be the best thing to happen to Pokemon in a long time. We’ll see in the fall.


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Author: Jason Fanelli View all posts by
Jason lives and breathes gaming. Legend tells that he taught himself to read using Wheel of Fortune Family Edition on the NES. He's been covering this industry for three years, all with the Node, and you can see his ugly mug once a week on Hot Off The Grill.

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