Gaming

Someone turned a toy Pokédex into an actual Nintendo DS

Tomvdcr, a gameboy modder, had the idea after noticing the fourth generation Pokédex was designed in the same vein as a Nintendo DS Lite.

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Despite looking exactly like a handheld gaming system, Nintendo never made a Pokédex-themed Gameboy or DS. Enter Tomvdcr, a Gameboy modder, who decided to do it himself.

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“As a kid I always thought the Pokédex looked like a handheld and when we got to the Sinnoh region, it was just designed like a Nintendo DS Lite...”

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The process entailed gutting the toy Pokédex, inserting the DS hardware, and then trimming the motherboard so that everything could fit nicely.

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According to the man behind the machine, the Pokédex DS Lite is his best handheld mod thus far. Maybe Nintendo will look into a possible collaboration for the upcoming remastered Diamond and Pearl versions?

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Aside from the addition of wireless charging, the original Pokédex toy wasn’t tampered with too much — the functioning DS Lite even uses the original LCD display!

What if I told you the Pokédex was always a DS? Tomvdcr

Aside from the Pokédex DS Lite, Tomvdcr has made a number of different handheld mods... namely putting Gameboy advance or DS hardware into Gameboy colors.

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Behold... A DS Lite crammed into a Gameboy ColorTomvdcr