An interactive Pokemon encyclopaedia called Pokemon Zukan has been launched on the Japanese Apple App Store.
Itís the second Pokemon-themed release on Appleís portal following the arrival of Pokemon Say Tap last year. This new title, however, is the first paid-for Nintendo iOS app, though purists will argue that itís a Pokemon Company production which if of course a Nintendo subsidiary.
The app offers a visual guide to 650 different Pokemon characters and is only available in Japan.
The kicker for Nintendo loyalists may be the price, however. The app costs just •170 (around £1.30). That compare that the 3DSí downloadable Pokedex 3D Pro, which cost £13.49.
However, the pill will be easier to swallow when gamers realise that the initial purchase only grants access to 150 Pokemon. The rest are available in four different •500 (£3.90) downloads.