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Official Pokémon Pokédex

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Official Pokémon Pokédex
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ISBN: 0439855861
Published: January 2006
Publisher: Scholastic logo.png
Author: Tracey West and Katherine Noll
This article is about the book. For the actual Pokédex, see Pokédex.

Official Pokémon Pokédex (ISBN 0439855861) is a Pokémon guidebook about all of the Normal- and Psychic-type Pokémon introduced up until Generation III. It was written by Tracey West and Katherine Noll and was published by Scholastic in January 2006.

The book contains general information about the strengths and weaknesses of the Normal and Psychic types and profiles each Pokémon of both of these types. The book is organised into two sections: one for Normal types, and one for Psychic types.


Within each type section, Pokémon are organized roughly by the region they are available in and by evolution family. Each page provides a short paragraph describing each Pokémon as well as details on the pronunciation of each Pokémon's name, their height and weight, how each Pokémon evolves, and their level-up moves.

No Normal/Flying-type Pokémon are given individual pages. Despite this, these Pokémon are acknowledged in the book: they are listed in a section at the end of the Normal chapter. However, only their picture, name, type, and height/weight are listed. All dual-type Psychic Pokémon are given individual entries. Girafarig, the only dual-type Normal-type Pokémon that is not also Flying-type that existed at the time, has two entries: one in the Normal section and one in the Psychic section. The paragraph describing Girafarig is different on each page, but the rest of the information, including the artwork, is the same.

At the end of the Normal section, there is information about Petalburg Gym and Team Rocket's Meowth. The end of the Psychic section contains information about James's Chimecho, Mossdeep Gym, and about various Psychic-type Pokémon that have appeared in the anime (such as Mewtwo and Sabrina's Kadabra).


This Pokédex tells you everything you need to know about Normal and Psychic Pokémon, from Aipom to Zigzagoon and Abra to Xatu.

Inside you will find:
Stats for 94 Pokémon
A chart of 13 Normal/Flying types.
The story of the battle between Mew and Mewtwo.
An inside look at the Petalburg Gym and the scoop on the best Psychic Gym Leaders.
Talks with Meowth and James from Team Rocket.


  • Deoxys's entry states that it is a dual Steel/Psychic type.
  • Page 101 shows a picture of the Soul Badge when it should be a picture of the Marsh Badge.

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Anime guides: All Movies Perfect GuideAmazing Pokémon GuidebookElement Pokédex series
Extreme Pokémon: The Guide for the Ultimate FanPokémon: Greatest BattlesPokémon Hall of Fame
Pokémon: Sinnoh Hall of FamePokémon Top 10 HandbookPokémon Visual Guide
Cross-media guides: Beckett Unofficial Guide To Pokémon Diamond & PearlThe Complete Pokémon Pocket Guide
Legendary Pokémon: The Essential Guide - Sinnoh Edition
The Official Pokémon Handbook (234KantoJohtoSinnohUltimateBlack/WhiteEssential)
Official Pokémon PokédexPokémon Annual

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