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Old August 11th, 2009 (9:33 PM).
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    Imagine how awesome it would be if someone made a REAL Pokedex, it would be worth heaps and it wouldn't be that hard to do, just like one of those pocket electric dictionaries but more complex.

    Would anyone with some computer skills like to collaborate, I could split the profits of the sale of the world's fist Pokedex in 50-30-10 with ten percent going to the people who invented Pokemon because they would have the copyright first. Whos keen?

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    Old August 11th, 2009 (9:50 PM).
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    Yes this is a great idea, let's create a Pokedex and get information on nothing.
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    Old August 11th, 2009 (9:55 PM).
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      I appreciate your sarcasm. But it wouldn't be information on nothing, it would be information about Pokemon. If you think Pokemon is nothing, why are you on a Pokemon forum, silly fool.
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      Old August 11th, 2009 (9:58 PM).
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      Why would you need a Pokedex in the Real World? You're not gonna make a lot of money out of it, you can get all the information you need in the official handbooks.

      If you're basing the Pokedex on the games then you need to capture a Pokemon to get information which I doubt you can do in the real world.
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      Old August 11th, 2009 (10:01 PM).
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        Well, for one, it's already been done. Several Pokedex products have been released since the franchise took off, some better than others in design and information.

        Secondly, no profits could be made. It'd be illegal and you'd get sued for trying to sell it, and they wouldn't want to "share the profits" anyways because they could do it entirely themselves for a fraction of the cost.

        But if you really want a real Pokedex, here's what you can do: get yourself an Internet-capable cellular phone and go to www.bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net and there you go! A real, live Pokedex!
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        Old August 12th, 2009 (12:43 AM).
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          No, I mean one that goes off when a similar animal is nearby, like a pidgey when there is a pidgeon, or a snorlax when a fat guy walks past. People would buy them, and all you'd need is an inbuilt camera and a modified version of face recognition software
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          Old August 12th, 2009 (1:06 AM).
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            I don't know.. some cases it'd work great, like Whale-Wailord, Seal-Seel, Seahorse-Kingdra. Others it wouldn't really fit for at all, i.e. Rotom, Ditto, Porygon, Beldum.
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            Yay! So we're going to go around pointing a red talking box at obese people and pidgeons, right?

            Sounds like my idea of fun.
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            Old August 12th, 2009 (1:18 AM).
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              Pigeons people, pigeons... This bothers me.
              A real live pokedex like that would be cool, but why not just make it a LifeDex. Point it at something and it gives you information on it. "Ice: Water in the solid state. Often used in drinks to keep them cool."
              I bet you could just make an iPhone app with object recognition, which then just pulls up the Wikipedia article for it.
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              Old August 12th, 2009 (3:01 AM).
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                Heaps of pokedex have been released and they have never been that big of sellers because you can get most info u need form the internet
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                Old August 12th, 2009 (5:57 AM).
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                Something relatively similar is already in the works--look up augmented reality. We're likely a ways away from making it common but that's definitely what you're looking at doing. I just... don't really see the point. :( It'd be more interesting to make more of an AnimalDex or something--point the phone (or object, whatever) at an animal and it'll identify the species and give you more information. But the sheer amount of data that would be needed for recognition is ridiculous so right now I don't think it could be done.

                Dunno whether to leave this here or toss it in Computers & Tech though. (There's already an augmented reality thread there so...)
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                  They do already have a pokedex as a toy XD

                  anyway Ir the pokedex was about animals and you just had to piont toward the animal for the pokedex to scan it and tell you info

                  The Mamaldex

                  no no

                  The BirdDex

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                  The reptiledex

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                  The fishdex

                  How about we release all of them at once well be rich XD
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                    Old August 12th, 2009 (10:40 AM).
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                      Whether you made a pokemon or real life one both would be kind of pointless.

                      I mean a real life one would be okay, but for the most part you know what things are. I could see it being used for scientists or people who travel all around the world. Besides that though it just doesn't seem like something that everyone would go out and buy.
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                      dont they already have those toys? i can still be a POKEMON MASTER with those! XD
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                      Something relatively similar is already in the works--look up augmented reality. We're likely a ways away from making it common but that's definitely what you're looking at doing. I just... don't really see the point. :( It'd be more interesting to make more of an AnimalDex or something--point the phone (or object, whatever) at an animal and it'll identify the species and give you more information. But the sheer amount of data that would be needed for recognition is ridiculous so right now I don't think it could be done.

                      Dunno whether to leave this here or toss it in Computers & Tech though. (There's already an augmented reality thread there so...)
                      Animal pokedex lmfao. Not being sarcastic, but that could make millions. It's going to be especially popular with nature lovers. XD
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                      Old August 12th, 2009 (11:15 AM).
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                        Yeah!!There's tons of nature lovers!!!Lets make this thing then flog it to them for tons of cash so they can outnerd eachother!!! we can be the first guys ever to become rich on a pokemon forum!!
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                          Like every one says its pointless because of course there are no pokemon in existence. The best you ever gonna get is a ipod touch app that links to bulbapedia or those toys that come out at a Toys r us. Or you can use your ds and fill out and use it as a pokedex just paint it red on the outside or invent a case that makes the ds look like the 4th gen pokedex and you got your self a authentic pokedex.
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                            Ok, so now that I've already come up with the idea for the animal recognition device, I need someone who is willing to do the computing to make this, and we can split it like I said before (negotiable). I will meet you by the pretzel stand outside the library and we can discuss the funding for the prototype. I can get the patents, I just emailed freepatentsonline.
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                              wow all the negativity on this thread is surprising,

                              i mean its just someone who is excited about an idea they have, ya'll dont have to be so rude about some things ya know?
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                                wow all the negativity on this thread is surprising,

                                i mean its just someone who is excited about an idea they have, ya'll dont have to be so rude about some things ya know?
                                Well he's obviously trolling, considering he joined for the sole purpose of sharing his "great idea" and just now asked for whoever is interested to meet him at the "pretzel stand in front of the library". If he's not joking, then he's naive of how the world works if he expects someone to do all the work on a project that could likely be illegal.
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                                  Something relatively similar is already in the works--look up augmented reality. We're likely a ways away from making it common but that's definitely what you're looking at doing. I just... don't really see the point. It'd be more interesting to make more of an AnimalDex or something--point the phone (or object, whatever) at an animal and it'll identify the species and give you more information. But the sheer amount of data that would be needed for recognition is ridiculous so right now I don't think it could be done.

                                  Dunno whether to leave this here or toss it in Computers & Tech though. (There's already an augmented reality thread there so...)

                                  THe animaldex would be cool.
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                                    Lol. The AnimalDex would be nice. but I doubt people would be able to gain information on a lot of animals.
                                    But on-topic. I think it wouldn't be necessary to have a real PokeDex while we can search up info on every Pokemon by using the computer.
                                    I mean,where would you really bring a portable,real PokeDex to?
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                                    I have a PokeDex, one of those toy ones that you can play games on. :V

                                    If you're talking about a real PokeDex, well it wouldn't work because there would have to be Pokemon. And the way PokeDexes function don't really make sense. I mean, you have to complete the PokeDex so the professor has to get information on every Pokemon (implying that he doesnt know the information, which makes no sense because the information has to be inputted into the PokeDex somehow.)
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