Nintendo releases official Pokédex for iOS — and it costs $5.99 apiece for each region

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Gotta catch ’em all — and it’s gonna cost you.

Nintendo and The Pokémon Company released the official Pokédex for iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad today for $1.99. The base app reveals all of the information about the pocket monsters from the Unova region, the setting of the Pokémon Black and White creature-collecting role-playing games.

Pokédex for iOS supports Apple’s high-definition Retina display and the elongated screen of the iPhone 5. It features English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, and Spanish language options.

If you need information on Pokémon from outside the Unova region, you’ll need to pay up. Each of the other regions (Kanto, Johto, Hoenn, and Sinnoh) cost $5.99 as in-app purchases. That brings the total cost to complete your iPad Pokédex to $26.

More importantly, all of this raises a very important question: Will the hero of the next Pokémon game have a Pokédex shaped like an iOS device?