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Beckett Unofficial Guide To Pokémon Diamond & Pearl

Beckett Unofficial Guide To Pokémon Diamond & Pearl
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ISBN: 1930692676
Published: July 10, 2007
Publisher: Beckett Media
Author: Alex Lucard, Michael Lucas, Steve Fritz

Beckett Unofficial Guide To Pokémon Diamond & Pearl is a guide published by Beckett Media in 2007. Like the Beckett Pokémon Unofficial Collector magazine, it primarily focuses on the Pokémon Trading Card Game but also contains content related to the Pokémon Diamond and Pearl video games and the Diamond & Pearl series of the Pokémon anime.

Content

  • Professor Oak's Trivia — The book opens with a series of trivia questions related to the Pokémon Diamond and Pearl video games.
  • Meet the New Pokémon! — This section contains images and descriptions of all the new Pokémon introduced in Diamond and Pearl, including Shaymin and Arceus. The descriptions cover a wide variety of topics including notes on the Pokémon's origin, strategies for using the Pokémon in the video games and information on the Pokémon's appearances in the anime.
  • A Look at the New Diamond & Pearl — This section introduces readers to the Diamond & Pearl series of the anime.
  • Meet the Bosses! — This section contains information and strategies for the eight Gym Leaders that appear in the Diamond and Pearl games.
  • Pokémon Diamond & Pearl — This section provides an overview of the Diamond and Pearl games and details many of the new features introduced in Generation IV.
  • Pokémon Diamond & Pearl Cheat Codes — Not truly cheat codes, this section provides more specialized information about the game. Some of the "cheat codes" are based in strategy and game mechanics, such as hatching Eggs quickly by keeping a Pokémon with Magma Armor or Flame Body in the party; while others just explain in-game features, like the GTS and polishing Badges. Some of the "cheats" explain how to exploit glitches, such as tweaking.
  • Diamond & Pearl Rule Changes — This section details additions and changes to the Pokémon Trading Card Game as of the Diamond & Pearl expansion.
  • Diamond & Pearl Trading Card Game — This section shows pictures of every card in the Diamond & Pearl expansion.
  • Pokémon Price Guide — As the name suggests, this section contains Beckett's usual price guide for English and Japanese cards.
  • Secrets of Evolution — This section contains strategies for some of the Stage 2 Pokémon introduced in the Diamond & Pearl expansion.
  • Pokémon Diamond & Pearl Hot List — The final section of the book, this section details what the book's authors consider the ten most popular cards on the collectors' market at the time of this book's publication.

Trivia

  • In Arceus's description, the book details the Azure Flute event despite that it was never distributed anywhere in the world.

Errors

  • On page 3 (Professor Oak's Trivia), Team Galactic is incorrectly named Team Galaxy, their Japanese name.
  • On page 43, the Japanese names for the Gym Leaders and the locations they appear in are used instead of the English ones.
  • On page 65 and 66, under the "cheat codes", the book claims that a Pokémon's catch rate can be affected by yelling "gotcha!" into the Nintendo DS's microphone or by pressing and holding the A button when the thrown Ball is "just above the Pokémon's head". Both of these claims are false.
  • On page 68, Hearthome City is misspelled as "Hearthhome City".


Publications relating to the Pokémon Trading Card Game
Strategy guides: Pokémon Trading Card Game Strategy GuideThe Official Pokémon Trading Card Game Guide
Pokémon Trading Card Game Player's GuidePokémon Trading Card Game Fossil Expansion Player's Guide
Pokémon Trading Card Game Volume 3: Team RocketPokémon Made Simple!Let's Play Pokémon
Team Rocket Strategy GuideGym Heroes Strategy GuideGym Challenge Strategy Guide
Platinum Player's GuidePlasma Storm Player's GuidePlasma Blast Player's GuideXY Player's Guide
Quick Guide to Fire-Type PokémonFurious Fists Player's GuidePhantom Forces Player's GuidePrimal Clash Player's Guide
Roaring Skies Player's GuideAncient Origins Player's GuideBREAKthrough Player's GuideBREAKpoint Player's Guide
Fates Collide Player's GuideGenerations Player's GuideSteam Siege Player's GuideEvolutions Player's Guide
Sun & Moon Player's GuideGuardians Rising Player's GuideBurning Shadows Player's GuideThe Making of Shining Legends
Crimson Invasion Player's GuideUltra Prism Player's GuideForbidden Light Player's GuideCelestial Storm Player's Guide
Dragon Majesty Player's GuideDragon Majesty: Dragons Then and NowLost Thunder Player's GuideTeam Up Player's Guide
Unbroken Bonds Player's GuideUnified Minds Player's GuideHidden Fates Player's Guide
Collectors' guides: Beckett Unofficial Guide to Pokémon: 2008 Price GuideBeckett Unofficial Guide To Pokémon Diamond & Pearl
Collecting Pokémon: An Unauthorized Handbook and Price GuidePokémon Collector's Value Guide
Pokémon Unofficial Card Collector's GuideUnofficial Beckett Pokémon Collector Price Guide
Magazines: Beckett Pokémon Unofficial CollectorMonthly Coin Toss: Pokémon Card MagazinePokémon Official Magazine
PoJo's Unofficial Pokémon News & Price Guide MonthlyPokémon Card Fan Club
Manga: Aim to Be a Card Master!!Exciting Victory! Pokémon Card Game!!Himemaru: Pokémon Card Explorer
How I Became a Pokémon CardLet's Play the Pokémon Card Game XY!Let's Play the Pokémon Card Game! Sun and Moon Arc
Pokémon Card Game Battle ComicPokémon Card GB The Comix
Video game guides: Official Pokémon TCG Perfect GuidePokémon Card GB Final Tactical BookPokémon Card GB Official Guidebook
Pokémon Card GB2 Official GuidebookPokémon TCG: Official Nintendo Player's Guide
Pokémon TCG: Prima's Official Strategy Guide
Other: Pokémon Card Official Book 2000Pokémon Card Game BW National Illustrated EncyclopediaPokémon Card Game BW Workbook


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)
World of SinnohThe Official Adventure GuidePokemon Movie Companion
Training ManualFirst Partner HandbookOfficial Pokémon Pokédex
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 Essential)
Pokémon AnnualThe Official Pokémon Encyclopedia
Official Guide to Legendary and Mythical PokémonLegendary and Mythical Guidebook: Deluxe Edition
Case Files (Pokémon: Detective Pikachu)


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