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Learn How to Program Your Own Pokedex

Paul Hallet of has written a neat guide explaining how to build your own Pokedex using some basic programming. If you’ve ever wanted to learn some programming skills, this is a great opportunity to do so, and make something cool at the same time.

Using PokeAPI (a database of Pokemon sprites and information put together by Paul Hallet), Twilio MMS and Django, Hallet has created an SMS/MMS-based Pokedex that can be accessed from any mobile device, without needing internet data or installing anything. A Pokemon name is simply sent via SMS to a mobile number, and Pokedex data is sent in reply, complete with a Pokemon model from X and Y. Now you’re ready to identify new Pokemon anywhere!


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