androidConsume an API, Web Service with Retrofit on Android

Tutorial to create a Pokédex app from scratch.

Tutorial to create a Pokédex app from scratch. The app uses Retrofit library to consume an API on Android. In addition to using Glide to download images.

What you'll learn

  • Consume an API or Web Service with Retrofit
  • Use a RecyclerView component in grid mode
  • Handle RecyclerView events

What you'll need


API (0:22)

Google Chrome Extension (1:10)

Images (1:47)

URL to obtain the images of the pokemon by their number.


Update: The previous URL stopped working but you can get the image directly from the repository like this:

Pikachu is the pokemon number 25.



2:02: Dependency to use Retrofit in the module build.gradle

~~compile 'com.squareup.retrofit2:retrofit:2.1.0'~~

Update: compile is deprecated and there are new versions.

implementation 'com.squareup.retrofit2:retrofit:2.7.1'

Release numbers, more information and Retrofit documentation:

The master branch was updated with the migration of AndroidX and the update of gradle tools. If you want to see exactly the same version of the video, it is in the video branch.