Pokémon Super Extra Deluxe Essential Handbook

'Pokémon Super Extra Deluxe Essential Handbook'
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ISBN: 978-1338714128
Published: September 1, 2021
Publisher: Scholastic logo.png
Preceded By: Pokémon Handbook to the Galar Region
Succeeded By: Pokémon Scarlet & Violet Handbook

The Pokémon Super Extra Deluxe Essential Handbook is an edition of The Official Pokémon Handbook series that was published by Scholastic on September 1, 2021. It serves as a paper form of the National Pokédex for all 890 Pokémon known at the time in alphabetical order, excluding Kubfu, Urshifu, Zarude, Regieleki, Regidrago, Glastrier, Spectrier, and Calyrex, as well as Galarian Forms of Slowpoke, Slowbro, Slowking, Articuno, Zapdos, and Moltres. The alternate forms of Arceus, Darmanitan, Vivillon, Pumpkaboo, Gourgeist, Silvally, Mimikyu, Cramorant, Sinistea, Polteageist, Alcremie, and Eiscue are also missing. The book is 560 pages long.

The book uses both US customary units and SI units for height and weight listings.

Notably, this is the final handbook to use anime artwork, as all subsequent handbooks use Ken Sugimori's game artwork instead, and the final one to list a Pokémon's region.


Your comprehensive guide to over 875 Pokémon
from every known region!
Kanto • Johto • Hoenn • Sinnoh • Unova
Kalos • Alola • Galar
In this book, you'll find:
  • Stats and facts on Pokémon from Abomasnow to
  • Insider info on moves, Mega Evolution,
    Legendary and Mythical Pokémon, and Ultra Beasts
  • The scoop on the all-new Galarian forms-
    including Gigantamax
And much, much more! This handbook is jam-packed
with the facts and figures you need to become a
Pokémon expert.
Gotta catch 'em all


The entries for each Pokémon are in an easy-to-read page setup. A page may be devoted to one or two Pokémon. If a Pokémon has a Mega Evolution, it is listed immediately afterwards. Regional forms are listed after their original counterpart. If a Pokémon has a Gigantamax form, the Pokédex entry of the Gigantamax Pokémon is listed afterwards, although there is no image of the Gigantamax form.


Each entry begins with the Pokémon's name, its species name, and the regions they can be found in at the top on a colored bar.


Each Pokémon has the following information below its name:

  1. Type
  2. Description (based on its Pokédex entry)
  3. How to say it
  4. Imperial Height
  5. Imperial Weight
  6. Metric Height
  7. Metric Weight
  8. Possible Moves (moves the Pokémon will learn by leveling up) - Pokémon introduced after version 1.0.0 of Pokémon Sword and Shield have their Generation VII moveset listed instead.

Image and other information

Each Pokémon has an anime-style picture on its page. Legendary, Mythical Pokémon and Ultra Beasts are labelled as such under the colored bar and there is a glow around the Pokémon.

Evolution chain

At the very bottom of a Pokémon's entry is a diagram of its evolutionary family, including the Pokémon's Mega Evolution. 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.


  • Unown's exclamation and question mark forms are omitted, despite having existed years before the book was printed.


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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