MY LIVING DEX
the living dex is a fan created term for a complete collection of every single pokemon avaliable in the national dex - often stored in this order - in PC boxes. it takes 'gotta catch 'em all' to a literal extreme.
after completeling my first living dex in pokemon Y, i have become obsessed with this concept and have continued to maintain a national living dex as well as a few separate regional dexes. working on living dexes is my preferred method of playing pokemon, and adds an extra challenge to pokemon games.
PALDEA DEX: 054/400updated: 01/12/22
housed in pokemon scarlet
NEW UNOVA DEX: 126/297updated: 01/11/22
housed in pokemon white 2
NEW UNOVA DEX: 152/152completed: 10/09/22
housed in pokemon black
HISUI DEX: 242 / 242
238 / 242 have reached dex level 10
GALAR DEX: 400(+1)/400
image version here
this living dex does not include pokemon added via expansion pass
NATIONAL DEX: 888 / 905
the video and image here are currently missing new hisui pokemon. they have been caught, and can be viewed hisui dex above.
my first complete living dex was in 2014 in pokemon Y, which included all pokemon including mythical up to #719, before hoopa's announcement. i have been adding onto this living dex since with the release of new pokemon - i completed the alolan national dex in pokemon moon, before the release of ultrasun/moon, as well as the galar national dex, before the expansion pass releases.
this living dex was made by gathering all the pokemon i had across every generation going as far back as gen 3. 714 / 881 pokemon are OT:myself. thanks to all my friends of the past and present, and to strangers of the world, who have contributed the other 167 :o) pokemon #001 - #800 currently reside in the 3DS, and #810 - #898 are stored on the switch.
below is a list of the pokemon i am currently missing from this national dex.
looking back, my only regret about this method is that my games are now very bare bones - completed, but with no pokemon. while it means i can replay the games, it is a shame to lose the original save files which i wouldve had since i was very young. i think id rather find a new copy of pokemon pearl than give up my very first pokemon save file!