Pokémon Classic Collector's Handbook

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'Pokémon Classic Collector's Handbook'
Classic Collectors.png
ISBN: 978-1338158236
Published: December 27, 2016
Publisher: Scholastic logo.png
Author: Silje Watson
Preceded By: Pokémon Deluxe Essential Handbook
Succeeded By: Pokémon Alola Region Handbook

The Pokémon Classic Collector's Handbook is an edition of The Official Pokémon Handbook series that was published by Scholastic on December 27, 2016. It serves as an updated version of The Official Pokémon Handbook, containing entries for all of the original 151 Generation I Pokémon, including Mew. The book is 128 pages long.


If you want to be a Pokémon Trainer, you've got to
catch this revised and updated Classic Collector's
Handbook! It's the must-have guide to the original
151 Pokémon! Check out what's inside...
  • Stats and facts on Pokémon,
    from Bulbasaur to Mewtwo
  • A bonus poster featuring
    all 151 Pokémon
  • Insider info on moves,
    types, and Evolution
...and much, much more.
It's your essential guide to
the world of Pokémon!


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 another Pokémon. The Pokémon's name is at the top of the entry, with the category written underneath it.


Each Pokémon has the following stats below its name:

  1. Type
  2. Description
  3. How to say it
  4. Height (imperial and metric)
  5. Weight (imperial and metric)
  6. Possible Moves (moves the Pokémon will learn by leveling up)

Image and other information

Each Pokémon has an anime-style picture on its page. Legendary and Mythical Pokémon are labeled as such along the outer margin of the page.

Evolution chain

At the very bottom of a Pokémon's entry is a diagram of its evolutionary family. Pokémon that do not evolve instead have the words "Does not evolve". A Pokémon that is on one side of a branched evolution will show itself, and the Pokémon it evolved from, but not the other side of the branch. Any evolutions or pre-evolutions introduced in later generations are not included.


Game guides: Official Pokémon TCG Perfect GuidePokémon Card GB Final Tactical Book
Pokémon Trainer's Survival GuidePokémon Trainer's Guide
Pokémon Pocket Trainer's Guide
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon Rescuer's GuidePokémon Mystery Dungeon Explorer's Guide
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 • Pokémon Visual Companion (123)
World of SinnohThe Official Adventure GuidePokémon Movie CompanionTraining ManualFirst Partner Handbook
Official Pokémon PokédexEvolution ManualGym Battle Guidebook
Cross-media guides: Beckett Unofficial Guide To Pokémon Diamond & PearlThe Complete Pokémon Pocket Guide
Legendary Pokémon: The Essential Guide - Sinnoh EditionPokémon: Kalos Beginner's Handbook
The Official Pokémon Handbook (234KantoJohtoSinnohUltimateBlack/White
EssentialKalosDeluxe EssentialClassic Collector'sAlolaSuper Deluxe EssentialGalar
Super Extra Deluxe EssentialScarlet & VioletSuper Duper Extra Deluxe Essential)
Pokémon AnnualOfficial Guide to Legendary and Mythical PokémonLegendary and Mythical Guidebook: Deluxe Edition
Case Files (Pokémon: Detective Pikachu)

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