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The '''Pokémon Ultimate Handbook''' by Cris Silvestri (ISBN 0545078865) is a handbook published in October 2008 that acts as a [[National Pokédex]] for all 491 Pokémon, excluding {{p|Shaymin}} and {{p|Arceus}} as neither of which had been released at the time of publishing, in alphabetical order starting from Abomasnow and ending in Zubat. The book's final pages consist of a special page featuring Darkrai and a section on all [[legendary Pokémon]] (except the previously mentioned Shaymin and Arceus).
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The '''Pokémon Ultimate Handbook''' by Cris Silvestri (ISBN 978-0545078863) is an edition of ''[[The Official Pokémon Handbook]]'' series that was published on October 1, 2008. It served as a paper form of the [[National Pokédex]] for all 491 Pokémon known at the time in alphabetical order, excluding {{p|Shaymin}} and {{p|Arceus}}. The book's final pages include a special feature of Darkrai and a section on all [[legendary Pokémon]] but Shaymin and Arceus.
   
An ''Updated Edition'' of the book was released in 2009 by the same author. The updated version fixes some of the errors that are present in the first edition, and it also includes entries for Shaymin's Land and Sky forme and Arceus.
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An ''Updated Edition'' of the book was released in 2009 by the same author. The updated version fixes some of the errors that are present in the first edition, and it also includes entries for Arceus, as well as Shaymin's Land and Sky Formes.
   
 
==Entries==
 
==Entries==
The entries for each Pokémon were structured in an easy-to-read page setup. Each Pokémon has either an entire page to itself, or shares a page with one of its evolutions, or another Pokémon.
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The entries for each Pokémon are in an easy-to-read page setup. Each Pokémon has either an entire page to itself, or shares a page with one of its evolutions, or another Pokémon.
   
 
===Name===
 
===Name===
Each entry is topped with a large, slab-shaped bar of a random color. Unlike its predecessors, these bars have both its name and species name inside, and the color does not reference its type.
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Each entry is topped with a large, slab-shaped bar of a random color. Unlike its predecessors, these bars have both the Pokémon's name and species name inside, and the color does not reference its type.
   
 
===Stats===
 
===Stats===
Below its name, the entries list the following stats:
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Each Pokémon has the following stats below its name:
   
 
# Pronunciation
 
# Pronunciation
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# [[Region]] it resides in (either [[Kanto]], [[Johto]], [[Hoenn]], or [[Sinnoh]])
 
# [[Region]] it resides in (either [[Kanto]], [[Johto]], [[Hoenn]], or [[Sinnoh]])
   
The moves do not include the recently learned moves in [[Pokémon Platinum Version|Platinum]].
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Moves introduced in [[Pokémon Platinum Version|Platinum]] are not included.
   
 
===Image and other information===
 
===Image and other information===
Each Pokémon has an anime-style picture on its page, with their "flavor text" under their name. Pages for legendary Pokémon have stars within their page and their bar will be white with a glowing stroke around it.
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Each Pokémon has an anime-style picture on its page, with "flavor text" under their name. Pages for legendary Pokémon have stars on their page and their bar will be white with a glowing stroke around it.
   
 
===Evolution chain===
 
===Evolution chain===
At the very bottom of the entry there are pictures with arrows between them to show what the Pokémon evolves into. [[List of Pokémon that do not evolve|Pokémon that do not evolve]] do not have any Evolution Chain.
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At the very bottom of a Pokémon's entry is a diagram of its evolutionary family. Pokémon that do not evolve do not have an evolution chain.
   
 
==Errors==
 
==Errors==
 
[[Image:PokemonUltimateHandbookUpdatedEdition.png|thumb|right|200px|The updated edition]]
 
[[Image:PokemonUltimateHandbookUpdatedEdition.png|thumb|right|200px|The updated edition]]
   
The errors are often within their species names and sometimes, their pictures.
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The errors are often within their species names, and sometimes their pictures.
   
* {{p|Abra}} and its evolutions are mistakenly listed as the Psychic Pokémon rather than the Psi Pokémon.
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* {{p|Abra}} and its evolutions are mistakenly listed as the "Psychic Pokémon" instead of the Psi Pokémon.
* {{p|Azelf}} is listed as the Stone Pokémon rather than the Willpower Pokémon.
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* {{p|Azelf}} is listed as the "Stone Pokémon" instead of the Willpower Pokémon.
**This is corrected in the updated edition.
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**This is corrected in the Updated Edition.
* In {{p|Budew}}'s page, Budew is wrongly stated to be able to learn {{m|Bullet Seed}} by level up.
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* {{p|Budew}}'s page wrongly states that it is able to learn {{m|Bullet Seed}} by level up.
** Later reprints of the first edition, as well as the updated edition, replace Budew's move set with {{p|Cranidos}}'/{{p|Rampardos}}' moveset.
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** Later prints of the first and Updated Editions replace Budew's move set with the moveset of {{p|Cranidos}} and {{p|Rampardos}}.
* {{p|Celebi}} is also listed as a {{t|Grass}}/{{t|Psychic}} Pokémon instead of being {{t|Psychic}}/{{t|Grass}}.
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* {{p|Celebi}}'s typing is listed as {{t|Grass}}/{{t|Psychic}} instead of {{t|Psychic}}/{{t|Grass}}.
* {{p|Cherrim}} is listed as the Cherry Blossom Pokémon when its simply the Blossom Pokémon.
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* {{p|Cherrim}} is listed as the "Cherry Blossom Pokémon" when its simply the Blossom Pokémon.
* {{p|Cresselia}} is listed as the Crescent Moon Pokémon rather than the Lunar Pokémon.
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* {{p|Cresselia}} is listed as the "Crescent Moon Pokémon" instead of the Lunar Pokémon.
* {{p|Croagunk}} is called the Poison Pokémon rather than the Toxic Mouth Pokémon. Its {{p|Toxicroak|evolution}}, however, has the correct name.
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* {{p|Croagunk}} is called the "Poison Pokémon" instead of the Toxic Mouth Pokémon. Its {{p|Toxicroak|evolution}}, however, has the correct name.
 
* {{p|Delibird}} accidentally has a yellow glow on its namebox which only the Legendary Pokémon have on their nameboxes.
 
* {{p|Delibird}} accidentally has a yellow glow on its namebox which only the Legendary Pokémon have on their nameboxes.
** This is corrected in the updated edition.
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** This is corrected in the Updated Edition.
* {{p|Dialga}} is called the Time Pokémon rather than the Temporal Pokémon.
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* {{p|Dialga}} is called the "Time Pokémon" instead of the Temporal Pokémon.
* {{p|Donphan}} is listed as the {{p|Skarmory|Armor Bird}} Pokémon when its simply the Armor Pokémon.
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* {{p|Donphan}} is listed as the "{{p|Skarmory|Armor Bird}} Pokémon" when its simply the Armor Pokémon.
 
* On {{p|Duskull}}'s page, a picture of its eye is under the picture. The same problem occurs in all of its evolutionary chains.
 
* On {{p|Duskull}}'s page, a picture of its eye is under the picture. The same problem occurs in all of its evolutionary chains.
** This is corrected in the updated edition.
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** This is corrected in the Updated Edition.
* On {{p|Froslass}}'s page, it says it evolves from {{p|Glalie}}. This is not true, as Froslass evolves from female {{p|Snorunt}} by exposing it to a [[Dawn Stone]].
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* {{p|Froslass}}'s page says it evolves from {{p|Glalie}}. This is not true, as Froslass evolves from a female {{p|Snorunt}} exposed to a [[Dawn Stone]].
* {{p|Golem}} is listed as the Rock Pokémon, like its pre-evolved forms; however, it is known as the Megaton Pokémon.
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* {{p|Golem}} is listed as the "Rock Pokémon," like its pre-evolved forms; however, it is known as the Megaton Pokémon.
* {{p|Ledyba}} and its {{p|Ledian|evolution}} have their species name misspelled as Five Start, rather than Five Star.
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* {{p|Ledyba}} and {{p|Ledian}} are listed as the "Five Start Pokémon" instead of the Five Star Pokémon.
** This is corrected in the updated edition.
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** This is corrected in the Updated Edition.
 
* {{p|Luxio}}'s moveset has been replaced with {{p|Roserade}}'s.
 
* {{p|Luxio}}'s moveset has been replaced with {{p|Roserade}}'s.
** This is corrected in the updated edition.
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** This is corrected in the Updated Edition.
* {{p|Luxray}}'s moveset has been replaced with {{p|Cranidos}}/{{p|Rampardos}}'s.
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* {{p|Luxray}}'s moveset has been replaced with that of Cranidos and Rampardos.
* {{p|Palkia}} is called the Space Pokémon rather than the Spatial Pokémon.
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* {{p|Palkia}} is called the "Space Pokémon" instead of than the Spatial Pokémon.
* {{p|Poliwrath}}'s pages leaves out {{p|Politoed}}, and {{p|Politoed}}'s page leaves out {{p|Poliwrath}}.
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* {{p|Poliwrath}}'s page leaves out {{p|Politoed}}, and Politoed's page leaves out Poliwrath.
** All of these are corrected in the updated edition.
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** These are both corrected in the Updated Edition.
* {{p|Porygon}} has the picture of {{p|Porygon2}} and vice versa.
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* {{p|Porygon}} has {{p|Porygon2}}'s picture and vice versa.
* The moveset for {{p|Rampardos}} is missing the move {{m|Endeavor}}.
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* Rampardos's moveset is missing {{m|Endeavor}}.
* {{p|Rotom}} is listed as a Legendary Pokémon but isn't listed in the legendary line up.
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* {{p|Rotom}} is listed as a Legendary Pokémon, but isn't in the legendary line-up.
** This is corrected in the updated edition.
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** This is corrected in the Updated Edition.
* {{p|Scizor}} is called the Scissors Pokémon rather than the Pincer Pokémon. It has been called this in the {{pkmn|anime}} at one point.
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* {{p|Scizor}} is called the "Scissors Pokémon" instead of the Pincer Pokémon. It has also been called this in the {{pkmn|anime}} at one point.
* In the updated edition, Shaymin's Sky Forme's moveset is missing {{m|Air Slash}}.
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* In the Updated Edition, Shaymin's Sky Forme's moveset is missing {{m|Air Slash}}.
* In {{p|Skorupi}}'s page, scorpion is misspelled as scorpian.
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* {{p|Skorupi}}'s species name, the Scorpion Pokémon, is misspelled ''Scorpian''.
* {{p|Squirtle}} is called the Water Pokémon rather than the Tiny Turtle Pokémon.
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* {{p|Squirtle}} is called the "Water Pokémon" instead of the Tiny Turtle Pokémon.
* {{p|Staryu}} is called the Star Fish Pokémon rather than the Star Shape Pokémon.
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* {{p|Staryu}} is called the "Star Fish Pokémon" instead of the Star Shape Pokémon.
* The lineart of {{p|Suicune}} on its entry page and in the legendary lineup are messed up.
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* The lineart of {{p|Suicune}} on its entry page and in the legendary line-up are misprinted.
* In {{p|Surskit}}'s page, pond is misspelled as pound.
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* {{p|Surskit}} is called the "Pound Skater Pokémon" instead of the Pond Skater Pokémon.
* In {{p|Torkoal}}'s page, coal is misspelled as coral.
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* {{p|Torkoal}} is called the "Coral Pokémon" instead of the Coal Pokémon.
* In {{p|Umbreon}}'s description, "Eevee" is spelled "Evee".
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* In {{p|Umbreon}}'s description, Eevee is misspelled "Evee."
* In {{p|Zangoose}}'s page, cat is misspelled as car.
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* {{p|Zangoose}}'s page misspells "cat" as "car."
* In {{p|Zigzagoon}}'s page, TinyRaccoon is misspelled as tynyracoon.
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* {{p|Zigzagoon}}'s species name, the TinyRaccoon Pokémon, is misspelled ''tynyracoon''.
* {{m|Sky Attack}} is mostly referred to as Sky Power.
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* {{m|Sky Attack}} is mostly referred to as "Sky Power."
* Also, {{m|Tri Attack}} is incorrectly called Tri Power.
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** Similarly, {{m|Tri Attack}} is incorrectly called "Tri Power."
* There are several minor move spelling errors such as in {{p|Turtwig}}'s page, {{m|Synthesis}} is misspelled as Syntesis, and in {{p|Prinplup}}'s page {{m|Metal Claw}} is misspelled as Metal Chew, and in {{p|Infernape}}'s page {{m|Mach Punch}} is misspelled as Mash Punch.
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* There are several minor move spelling errors, such as: {{m|Synthesis}} is misspelled "Syntesis" on {{p|Turtwig}}'s page, {{m|Metal Claw}} is misspelled "Metal Chew" on {{p|Prinplup}}'s page, and {{m|Mach Punch}} is misspelled "Mash Punch" on {{p|Infernape}}'s page.
** {{p|Piplup}} and Prinplup are shown that they can learn {{m|Bite}}, but it means actually {{m|Bide}}. The same error can be seen at {{p|Kricketot}} and {{p|Kricketune}}'s page.
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** {{p|Piplup}} and Prinplup are shown to be able to learn {{m|Bite}}, presumably mistaken for {{m|Bide}}. The same error can be seen on {{p|Kricketot}} and {{p|Kricketune}}'s page.
* {{p|Grotle}}'s evolution chain has a different picture of {{p|Torterra}} that is not shown in its description.
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* {{p|Torterra}}'s picture on its own page is different than the one in {{p|Grotle}}'s evolution chain.
 
   
 
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Pokémon Ultimate
PokémonUltimateHandbook.jpg
ISBN: 978-0545078863
Published: October 1, 2008
Publisher: Scholastic logo.png
Author: Cris Silvestri
Preceded By: Pokémon Sinnoh Handbook
Succeeded By: Pokémon Johto Handbook

The Pokémon Ultimate Handbook by Cris Silvestri (ISBN 978-0545078863) is an edition of The Official Pokémon Handbook series that was published on October 1, 2008. It served as a paper form of the National Pokédex for all 491 Pokémon known at the time in alphabetical order, excluding Shaymin and Arceus. The book's final pages include a special feature of Darkrai and a section on all legendary Pokémon but Shaymin and Arceus.

An Updated Edition of the book was released in 2009 by the same author. The updated version fixes some of the errors that are present in the first edition, and it also includes entries for Arceus, as well as Shaymin's Land and Sky Formes.

Entries

The entries for each Pokémon are in an easy-to-read page setup. Each Pokémon has either an entire page to itself, or shares a page with one of its evolutions, or another Pokémon.

Name

Each entry is topped with a large, slab-shaped bar of a random color. Unlike its predecessors, these bars have both the Pokémon's name and species name inside, and the color does not reference its type.

Stats

Each Pokémon has the following stats below its name:

  1. Pronunciation
  2. Possible Moves (moves the Pokémon will already know and learn along the way)
  3. Type
  4. Height and weight
  5. Region it resides in (either Kanto, Johto, Hoenn, or Sinnoh)

Moves introduced in Platinum are not included.

Image and other information

Each Pokémon has an anime-style picture on its page, with "flavor text" under their name. Pages for legendary Pokémon have stars on their page and their bar will be white with a glowing stroke around it.

Evolution chain

At the very bottom of a Pokémon's entry is a diagram of its evolutionary family. Pokémon that do not evolve do not have an evolution chain.

Errors

The updated edition

The errors are often within their species names, and sometimes their pictures.

  • Abra and its evolutions are mistakenly listed as the "Psychic Pokémon" instead of the Psi Pokémon.
  • Azelf is listed as the "Stone Pokémon" instead of the Willpower Pokémon.
    • This is corrected in the Updated Edition.
  • Budew's page wrongly states that it is able to learn Bullet Seed by level up.
    • Later prints of the first and Updated Editions replace Budew's move set with the moveset of Cranidos and Rampardos.
  • Celebi's typing is listed as Grass/Psychic instead of Psychic/Grass.
  • Cherrim is listed as the "Cherry Blossom Pokémon" when its simply the Blossom Pokémon.
  • Cresselia is listed as the "Crescent Moon Pokémon" instead of the Lunar Pokémon.
  • Croagunk is called the "Poison Pokémon" instead of the Toxic Mouth Pokémon. Its evolution, however, has the correct name.
  • Delibird accidentally has a yellow glow on its namebox which only the Legendary Pokémon have on their nameboxes.
    • This is corrected in the Updated Edition.
  • Dialga is called the "Time Pokémon" instead of the Temporal Pokémon.
  • Donphan is listed as the "Armor Bird Pokémon" when its simply the Armor Pokémon.
  • On Duskull's page, a picture of its eye is under the picture. The same problem occurs in all of its evolutionary chains.
    • This is corrected in the Updated Edition.
  • Froslass's page says it evolves from Glalie. This is not true, as Froslass evolves from a female Snorunt exposed to a Dawn Stone.
  • Golem is listed as the "Rock Pokémon," like its pre-evolved forms; however, it is known as the Megaton Pokémon.
  • Ledyba and Ledian are listed as the "Five Start Pokémon" instead of the Five Star Pokémon.
    • This is corrected in the Updated Edition.
  • Luxio's moveset has been replaced with Roserade's.
    • This is corrected in the Updated Edition.
  • Luxray's moveset has been replaced with that of Cranidos and Rampardos.
  • Palkia is called the "Space Pokémon" instead of than the Spatial Pokémon.
  • Poliwrath's page leaves out Politoed, and Politoed's page leaves out Poliwrath.
    • These are both corrected in the Updated Edition.
  • Porygon has Porygon2's picture and vice versa.
  • Rampardos's moveset is missing Endeavor.
  • Rotom is listed as a Legendary Pokémon, but isn't in the legendary line-up.
    • This is corrected in the Updated Edition.
  • Scizor is called the "Scissors Pokémon" instead of the Pincer Pokémon. It has also been called this in the anime at one point.
  • In the Updated Edition, Shaymin's Sky Forme's moveset is missing Air Slash.
  • Skorupi's species name, the Scorpion Pokémon, is misspelled Scorpian.
  • Squirtle is called the "Water Pokémon" instead of the Tiny Turtle Pokémon.
  • Staryu is called the "Star Fish Pokémon" instead of the Star Shape Pokémon.
  • The lineart of Suicune on its entry page and in the legendary line-up are misprinted.
  • Surskit is called the "Pound Skater Pokémon" instead of the Pond Skater Pokémon.
  • Torkoal is called the "Coral Pokémon" instead of the Coal Pokémon.
  • In Umbreon's description, Eevee is misspelled "Evee."
  • Zangoose's page misspells "cat" as "car."
  • Zigzagoon's species name, the TinyRaccoon Pokémon, is misspelled tynyracoon.
  • Sky Attack is mostly referred to as "Sky Power."
    • Similarly, Tri Attack is incorrectly called "Tri Power."
  • There are several minor move spelling errors, such as: Synthesis is misspelled "Syntesis" on Turtwig's page, Metal Claw is misspelled "Metal Chew" on Prinplup's page, and Mach Punch is misspelled "Mash Punch" on Infernape's page.
  • Torterra's picture on its own page is different than the one in Grotle's evolution chain.

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