The Pokedex, one of the most prominent pieces of technology in the Pokemon World, which has undergone numerous changes in appearance and specific functions ranging from basic information on the Pokemon, to where they can be found and their footprints (Games), to lists of the moves they can use (Anime, ex. Ninja-Poke Showdown.) Looking at all of these different, canonical, interpretations of the device, got me wondering, and reading over a lot of fanfictions, mostly journey fics, got me posting. What does the Pokedex do in your stories? What functions have you added to the Pokedex? Which ones have decided not using? Have you even changed it at all? When it reads a description, do you copy and paste from a site like Bulbapedia? Do you combine facts from canonical entries in the games and anime? Or do you embrace your creative license and decide for yourself what Pokemon do and do not do? Basically, just a giant mish-mosh of exactly what the uses for a Pokedex are in your fics. And even if you haven't written anything, but still have ideas on how your head-canon Pokedex works, share them!
Okay! Topic? Check. Basic questions? Check. Ability to expand beyond basic questions? Also check. Okay, discuss!