The Complete Pokémon Pocket Guide

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The Complete Pokémon Pocket Guide
ISBN: 1421523256/1421523264
Published: October 14, 2008
Publisher: VIZ Media logo.png
Author: Unknown

The Complete Pokémon Pocket Guide is a guide published by VIZ Media. It contains information on all 491 Pokémon revealed to date (excluding Shaymin and Arceus as they had not yet been officially revealed by Nintendo), which, however, are included as a poster in re-print. Each Pokémon's page has an illustration, a description, a list of some of the moves it may possess, special abilities, and any evolutions that it may have. It is split into two volumes: volume one covers the first 245 Pokémon (Bulbasaur to Suicune) and the rest are in volume two (Larvitar to Darkrai). Volume 1 is 248 pages in length, and Volume 2 is 251 pages in length.

VIZ Media reprinted these books individually on January 10, 2017, and in a box set on February 14, 2017.


The complete guide to all 491 Pokémon, including the new Diamond and Pearl generation! Fully illustrated and totally comprehensive, this two-volume set features one Pokémon per page, providing full-color pictures, descriptions and stats, including Abilities, Moves and Evolution. Portable, practical and bursting with information, this pocket guide is all you need to catch 'em all!


  • There is information in this book not seen in other sources, such as saying Infernape's flames cannot be extinguished as long as it is alive.
  • Remoraid's page features artwork of Mantine as one of the pictures for Remoraid.
  • The cover of both books read From Abra to Zubat, however, Abomasnow comes before Abra alphabetically.


First volume

  • On Wigglytuff's description, the move DoubleSlap is misspelled as 'Doubleslap'.
  • On Voltorb's description, Poké Ball is misspelled as 'Pokéball'.
  • On Mr. Mime's description, the move DoubleSlap is misspelled as 'Doubleslap'.
  • On Scyther's description, Scyther is incorrectly pluralized as 'Scythers'.
  • On Pinsir's "Special Moves" section, no actual moves are listed; instead only its name, Pinsir, is displayed.
  • On Xatu's description, it mistakenly refers to Xatu as Natu, its pre-evolution's name, in the first sentence.
  • On Azumarill's description, it can be presumed that when 'i's' is written, the term 'it's' was meant.
  • Farfetch'd's weight is incorrectly typed as 133.1 pounds. Its actual weight is 33.1 pounds.
  • On Marowak's page, its height and weight is the same as Cubone's. This is incorrect, as Marowak's actual height is 3' 3" and its actual weight is 99.2 pounds.

Second volume

  • Swampert's weight is listed in the book as 14.3 pounds, but Swampert's weight is actually 180.6 pounds.
  • On Aggron's description, it mistakenly refers to Aggron as Aron, its pre-evolution's name, in the second sentence.
  • Groudon's weight is listed as Drought, its Ability.
  • One of the pictures of Marshtomp shows its back as being purple.
  • Claydol is listed as a Water and Psychic-type.
  • On Weavile's description, the phrase "each other" is mistakenly written backwards as "other each".
  • On Electivire's page, Electabuzz is highlighted in the evolution line when Electivire should have been highlighted.

External links

Game guides: Official Pokémon TCG Perfect GuidePokémon Card GB Final Tactical BookPokémon Card GB Official Guidebook
Pokémon Card GB2 Official GuidebookPokémon Trainer's Survival GuidePokémon Trainer'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 (12)
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 (234KantoJohtoSinnohUltimate
Black/WhiteEssentialKalosDeluxe EssentialClassic Collector's)
Official Pokémon PokédexPokémon Annual

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