The Complete Pokémon Pocket Guide (2024)

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The Complete Pokémon Pocket Guide
ISBN: 1421523256/1421523264
Published: April 23, 2024 (Vol. 1)
May 28, 2024 (Vol. 2)
Publisher: VIZ Media logo.png
Author: Unknown

The Complete Pokémon Pocket Guide is a guide published by VIZ Media. It contains information on all 898 Pokémon up to Generation VIII in The Crown Tundra. 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 442 Pokémon (Bulbasaur to Spiritomb) and the rest are in volume two (Gible to Calyrex). Volume 1 is 558 pages in length, and Volume 2 is 552 pages in length. It is a sequel to the 2007/2008 book The Complete Pokémon Pocket Guide.

A box set will be released on September 24, 2024.

It is an English translated version of the 2021 book Pokémon All Character Encyclopedia.


Over 900 pages of Pokémon! Each book in this two-volume set is filled with descriptions and stats, including Abilities, Moves, and Evolutions. Includes 898 Pokémon


The entries for the Pokémon are structured in an easy-to-read page setup. Each Pokémon has either an entire page to itself or shares a page with another member of its evolutionary family.

Each entry is topped with a large box containing the Pokémon's name.

Stock artwork of each Pokémon is the main focus of its entry page. Additional artwork of it is shown below. Unlike other guidebooks, The Complete Pokémon Pocket Guide uses artwork from the Pokémon Dream World rather than the anime.

The sidebar of each entry contains the following stats:

The pages also have two descriptions taken from actual Pokédex entries from the games. Some descriptions contain an asterisk and footnotes to explain terms of measurement and Pokémon on other pages. At least three moves appear under the "Special Moves" section.

At the very bottom of the entry there are evolution chains to show the Pokémon's evolutionary family. Pokémon that do not evolve or have not yet been revealed to evolve has an arrow pointing to the Pokémon stating "Does Not Evolve".

Other content

The end of each volume contains a section detailing major Poké Balls, as well as "Trainer notes" for the owner to fill out and an alphabetical index of the included 898 Pokémon.


Original Japanese covers
  • Minior's Meteor Form does not have an entry in the English version, however one is present in the original Japanese print.
  • The second volume's graphic explaining type matchups features Rowlet, Cyndaquil, and Oshawott as a reference to Pokémon Legends: Arceus, which was forthcoming at the time of the Japanese release.


  • In the first volume:
    • On Primal Kyogre's page, the graphic showing Kyogre changing into this form displays Groudon's name.

External links

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 & Pearl • The Complete Pokémon Pocket Guide (20082024)
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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