A Python wrapper for the friendly PokeAPI database
pokebase is a simple but powerful Python interface to the PokéAPI database
pokebase is under heavy construction right now, in order to clean up the code and make it easier to maintain. I recommend you continue using version 1.3.0, download via pip. Once these new changes are stable, there will be another PyPI release.
pip install pokebase
It can’t get much easier than that.
Pokebase has been tested against Python 3.6 and Python 3.6 only. If this is too old for your needs, see the above note about the construction. Pokebase may function under other version of Python, but bugs may occur.
>>> import pokebase as pb >>> chesto = pb.APIResource('berry', 'chesto') >>> chesto.name 'chesto' >>> chesto.natural_gift_type.name 'water' >>> charmander = pb.pokemon('charmander') # Quick lookup. >>> charmander.height 6 >>> # Now with sprites! (again!) >>> s1 = pb.SpriteResource('pokemon', 17) <pokebase.interface.SpriteResource object at 0x7f2f15660860> >>> s1.url 'https://raw.githubusercontent.com/PokeAPI/sprites/master/sprites/pokemon/17.png' >>> s2 = pb.SpriteResource('pokemon', 1, other_sprites=True, official_artwork=True) >>> s2.path '/home/user/.cache/pokebase/sprite/pokemon/other-sprites/official-artwork/1.png' >>> s3 = pb.SpriteResource('pokemon', 3, female=True, back=True) >>> s3.img_data b'\x89PNG\r\n\x1a\n\x00\x00\x00\rIHDR\x00\x00\x00 ... \xca^\x7f\xbbd*\x00\x00\x00\x00IEND\xaeB`\x82'
… And it’s just that simple.
pokebase currently (officially) supports Python 3.6
- an endpoint is the results of an API call like http://pokeapi.co/api/v2/berry or http://pokeapi.co/api/v2/move
- a resource is the actual data, from a call to http://pokeapi.co/api/v2/pokemon/1
Python unittests are in a separate tests directory, and can be run via python -m tests.
Notes to the developer using this module
The quick data lookup for a Pokémon type, is pokebase.type_('type-name'), not pokebase.type('type-name'). This is because of a naming conflict with the built-in type function, were you to from pokebase import *.
When changing the cache, avoid importing the cache constants directly. You should only import them with the whole cache module. If you do not do this, calling set_cache will not change your local copy of the variable.
>>> from pokebase.cache import API_CACHE
Do this :)
>>> from pokebase import cache >>> cache.API_CACHE
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