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24th Oct '17 1:16:38 AM Chabal2
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* ''VideoGame/StarcraftII'' has the stats for every unit (yours and the enemy's) available in the menu. It even tells you which units are best used to counter each other.
15th Oct '17 10:41:44 PM Abodos
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* The log function in the ''VideoGame/MetroidPrime'' series records not just enemy information, but almost anything you can scan, including item pickups, puzzle mechanisms, local/ancient lore, and so on.

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* The log function in the ''VideoGame/MetroidPrime'' series ''VideoGame/MetroidPrimeTrilogy'' records not just enemy information, but almost anything you can scan, including item pickups, puzzle mechanisms, local/ancient lore, and so on.
27th Aug '17 12:57:49 PM nombretomado
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* The ''AtelierSeries''.

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* The ''AtelierSeries''.''{{VideoGame/Atelier}}'' series.
5th Aug '17 11:37:51 AM MyFinalEdits
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* ''VideoGame/MonsterHunter'' has one within the Hunter's Notes. Instead of flling in naturally (by hunting the monsters), you have to buy them yourself, and it only shows your kill count of said monster and some lore facts about it. So if you want to know what's the monster's weakness, you have to figure it out yourself... [[GuideDangIt or use a guide.]]

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* Starting with ''Freedom 2'' (the fifth installment), the ''VideoGame/MonsterHunter'' series has one within the Hunter's Notes. Instead of flling in naturally (by hunting the monsters), you have to buy them yourself, and it only shows your kill count of said monster and some lore facts about it. So if you want to know what's the monster's weakness, you have to figure it out yourself... [[GuideDangIt or use a guide.]]


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* The ''VideoGame/EtrianOdyssey'' games have the [[{{Pun}} Monstrous Index]], which provides a brief description of each enemy, FOE, boss and MiniBoss encountered so far, as well as their drops, resistances and weaknesses.
5th Aug '17 7:41:42 AM FlakyPorcupine
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* ''VideoGame/TheBindingOfIsaac'' has one featured in ''Afterbirth+'', which chronicles the amount of times you've encountered, killed, were hurt by, and were killed by individual enemies and bosses.
2nd May '17 5:31:42 PM MyFinalEdits
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* The ''Franchise/{{Digimon}}'' Analyzer is basically this.

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* The ''Franchise/{{Digimon}}'' Analyzer is basically this.exist for this purpose.



* Pretty much every Pen and Paper RPG ever conceived has additional material in the form of "Monster Manuals". However, they mostly aren't available in-character; they are reference material primarily for the Game Master's world-building.

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* Pretty much every Almost any Pen and Paper RPG ever conceived has additional material in the form of "Monster Manuals". However, they mostly aren't available in-character; they are reference material primarily for the Game Master's world-building.



* ''VideoGame/MonsterHunter'' [[CaptainObvious would have this]]. Interestingly enough, you have to buy them yourself, also, unlike the other entries here, it only shows your kill count of said monster and some lore facts about it. So if you want to know what's the monster's weakness? Figure it out yourself... [[GuideDangIt or use a guide.]]

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* ''VideoGame/MonsterHunter'' [[CaptainObvious would have this]]. Interestingly enough, has one within the Hunter's Notes. Instead of flling in naturally (by hunting the monsters), you have to buy them yourself, also, unlike the other entries here, and it only shows your kill count of said monster and some lore facts about it. So if you want to know what's the monster's weakness? Figure weakness, you have to figure it out yourself... [[GuideDangIt or use a guide.]]



* ''VideoGame/PaperMarioTheThousandYearDoor'' has one, though scanning in the first game (as well as the second) also provided a permanent benefit in that you could see the health bars of all further enemies of that type you'd encounter. ''Thousand-Year Door'' also avoided one or two time entries being [[PermanentlyMissableContent lost]] if you checked Professor Frankly's trash can.

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* ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'':
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''VideoGame/PaperMarioTheThousandYearDoor'' has one, though scanning in the first game (as well as the second) also provided a permanent benefit in that you could see the health bars of all further enemies of that type you'd encounter. ''Thousand-Year Door'' also avoided one or two time entries being [[PermanentlyMissableContent lost]] if you checked Professor Frankly's trash can.



* The ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' games, like the anime, have the Pokédex. It lists every Pokémon you've seen, and gives more details on the ones you've actually owned at some point (even if you've evolved, released, or traded them since). Since the series' third generation, all games begin with a regional Pokedex listing only the Mons native to an individual region, and upgrade it to the National Dex later (usually after beating the game, with the exception of ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon'' which left it out), which lists every Mon in the series up to that point.

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* The ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' games, like the anime, have the Pokédex. It Pokédex.
** The 'Dex
lists every Pokémon you've seen, and gives more details on the ones you've actually owned at some point (even if you've evolved, released, or traded them since). Since the series' third generation, all games begin with a regional Pokedex listing only the Mons native to an individual region, and upgrade it to the National Dex later (usually after beating the game, with the exception of ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon'' which left it out), which lists every Mon in the series up to that point.



* ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker'' features a sort of beastarium composed of statues of all the enemies (and the {{NPC}}s, too) with short descriptions of each. So how do you fill this out? Three statues at a time, one a [[InUniverseGameClock day/night cycle]]. [[IncrediblyLamePun Figures]].

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* ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker'' features a sort of beastarium one composed of statues of all the enemies (and the {{NPC}}s, too) with short descriptions of each. So how do you fill this out? Three statues pictograph pictures at a time, one statue a [[InUniverseGameClock day/night cycle]]. [[IncrediblyLamePun Figures]].cycle]] (done faster in the Wii U remake with twelve pictures, three statues a cycle). There's a similar figurine collection in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheMinishCap'', though the method of completing it is much easier as no pictography is needed (there isn't any in the game anyway).



* ''VideoGame/{{Pikmin}} 2'' allows you to not only view and read information about the creatures you encounter, but also throw bait at them to see how they would react to your Pikmin.
** And then Louie keeps an alternate log relating to how best to prepare the creature in question ''as a delicacy'' (if it's possible to do so).

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* ''VideoGame/{{Pikmin}} 2'' allows you to not only view and read information about the creatures you encounter, but also throw bait at them to see how they would react to your Pikmin.
** And then
Pikmin. Parallel to this, Louie keeps an alternate log relating to how best to prepare the creature in question ''as a delicacy'' (if it's possible to do so).



* ''VideoGame/{{Bayonetta}} gives us the Hierarchy of Laguna, which provides you with a summary of what the enemy in question's role is and where they rank amongst the other angels (First Sphere, Second Sphere etc).

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* ''VideoGame/{{Bayonetta}} gives us ''VideoGame/{{Bayonetta}}'' has the Hierarchy of Laguna, which provides you with a summary of what the enemy in question's role is and where they rank amongst the other angels (First Sphere, Second Sphere etc).



* VideoGame/CastleVaniaSymphonyOfTheNight has an encyclopedia for monsters that includes a description of the creature, what its weaknesses and immunities are, and what items it drops.
* In the Super Mario Bros. fan game Videogame/AbductedToad, there are a different number of Info Discs scattered in each level that showed information on each enemy and boss in the game and how some of them came to be.

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* VideoGame/CastleVaniaSymphonyOfTheNight ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaSymphonyOfTheNight'' has an encyclopedia for monsters that includes a description of the creature, what its weaknesses and immunities are, and what items it drops.
* In the Super Mario Bros. ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'' fan game Videogame/AbductedToad, ''VideoGame/AbductedToad'', there are a different number of Info Discs scattered in each level that showed information on each enemy and boss in the game and how some of them came to be.
19th Apr '17 4:38:18 PM Onlythrice
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** The ''VideoGame/PokemonRanger'' series do not use a Pokedex either, but give the player a "Ranger Browser" which logs every Mon the player has captured in battle, and can search through them according to a Mon's field move or elemental Assist type.

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** The ''VideoGame/PokemonRanger'' series do does not use a Pokedex either, but give instead giving the player a "Ranger Browser" which logs every Mon the player has captured in battle, and can search through them according to a Mon's field move or elemental Assist type.
19th Apr '17 4:37:01 PM Onlythrice
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* The ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' games, like the anime, have the Pokédex. It lists every Pokémon you've seen, and gives more details on the ones you've actually owned at some point (even if you've evolved, released, or traded them since). Since the series's third generation, all games begin with a regional Pokedex listing only the Mons native to an individual region, and upgrade it to the National Dex later (usually after beating the game), which lists every Mon in the series up to that point.
** The ''VideoGame/PokemonColosseum'' games do not give the player a Pokedex, but a "P*DA" instead which performs similar functions: The "Snag List" / "Shadow Monitor" options display information relating to Shadow Pokemon only, while the "Strategy Memo" displays information about any Mon the player has seen in battle. Like the ''VideoGame/PokemonStadium'' games before them, the player can also view and rotate the Mons' 3D models from any angle.
** The ''VideoGame/PokemonRanger'' series do not use a Pokedex either, but give the player a "Ranger Browser" which logs every Mon the player has defeated ("captured") in battle, and can search through them according to a Mon's field move or elemental Assist type.
** In fact, the makers have released the "Pokedex 3D", a 3DS app that is ''primarily'' a Monster Compendium, with a few other bonus features besides.

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* The ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' games, like the anime, have the Pokédex. It lists every Pokémon you've seen, and gives more details on the ones you've actually owned at some point (even if you've evolved, released, or traded them since). Since the series's series' third generation, all games begin with a regional Pokedex listing only the Mons native to an individual region, and upgrade it to the National Dex later (usually after beating the game), game, with the exception of ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon'' which left it out), which lists every Mon in the series up to that point.
** The ''VideoGame/PokemonColosseum'' games and its [[VideoGame/PokemonXDGaleOfDarkness sequel]] do not give the player a Pokedex, but a "P*DA" instead which performs similar functions: The "Snag List" / "Shadow Monitor" options display information relating to Shadow Pokemon only, while the "Strategy Memo" displays information about any Mon the player has seen in battle. Like the ''VideoGame/PokemonStadium'' games before them, the player can also view and rotate the Mons' 3D models from any angle.
** The ''VideoGame/PokemonRanger'' series do not use a Pokedex either, but give the player a "Ranger Browser" which logs every Mon the player has defeated ("captured") captured in battle, and can search through them according to a Mon's field move or elemental Assist type.
** In fact, the makers have released the "Pokedex 3D", 3D Pro", a 3DS app that is ''primarily'' a Monster Compendium, with a few other bonus features besides.



* In the VideoGame/HarryPotterAndThePrisonerOfAzkaban video game, Professor Lupin gives you such a compendium,for some reason only containing a Dementor when first obtained.

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* In the VideoGame/HarryPotterAndThePrisonerOfAzkaban video game, Professor Lupin gives you such a compendium,for compendium, for some reason only containing a Dementor when first obtained.
14th Apr '17 7:10:08 AM Mhazard
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The amount of actual information shown on a given Monster Compendium page varies from game to game; it can range from mere FlavorText to a full blueprint of the enemy's statistics (including [[ElementalRockPaperScissors elemental affinities]], [[MoneySpider money]] and [[RandomlyDrops item drops]]), possibly even tips for battling them more easily. Occasionally, the player can even gain the ability to [[SummonMagic summon the said enemies]] or [[PowerCopying utilize their powers]] by filling in a Monster Compendium page.

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The amount of actual information shown on a given Monster Compendium page varies from game to game; it can range from mere FlavorText to a full blueprint of the enemy's statistics (including [[ElementalRockPaperScissors elemental affinities]], [[MoneySpider money]] and [[RandomlyDrops item drops]]), possibly even tips for battling them more easily. Occasionally, the player can even you may gain the ability to [[SummonMagic summon the the]] [[{{Mon}} said enemies]] or [[PowerCopying utilize their powers]] by filling in a Monster Compendium page.
14th Apr '17 7:08:39 AM Mhazard
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The amount of actual information shown on a given Monster Compendium page varies from game to game; it can range from mere FlavorText to a full blueprint of the enemy's statistics (including [[ElementalRockPaperScissors elemental affinities]], [[MoneySpider money]] and [[RandomlyDrops item drops]]), possibly even tips for battling them more easily.

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The amount of actual information shown on a given Monster Compendium page varies from game to game; it can range from mere FlavorText to a full blueprint of the enemy's statistics (including [[ElementalRockPaperScissors elemental affinities]], [[MoneySpider money]] and [[RandomlyDrops item drops]]), possibly even tips for battling them more easily.
easily. Occasionally, the player can even gain the ability to [[SummonMagic summon the said enemies]] or [[PowerCopying utilize their powers]] by filling in a Monster Compendium page.
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