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Pokémon Visual Companion: Second Edition

Pokémon Visual Companion: Second Edition
Pokémon Visual Companion Second Edition.png
ISBN: 9780744017601
Published: November 15, 2016
Publisher: Prima Games
Author: Simcha Whitehill, Lawrence Neves, Katherine Fang, Cris Silvestri
Preceded By: Pokémon Visual Companion
Succeeded By: N/A

Pokémon Visual Companion: Second Edition is a hardcover Pokémon book published by Prima Games on November 15, 2016. It is 272 pages long. The book acts as a guide to the Pokémon anime, featuring Pokédex references, facts and figures of Pokémon from each explored region, and the Pokémon encountered throughout Ash's journey. It also contains information about key characters, battles and places in the anime, all accompanied by large colored pictures.



This updated and expanded version puts the
Pokémon world at your fingertips with amazing
artwork, fascinating facts, and comical anecdotes.
It is the definitive reference for every Pokémon fan!
  • The ultimate reference to key CHARACTERS,
    famous BATTLES, and important PLACES!
  • EVERY PERSON up through KALOS is covered,
    including EVENTS, PEOPLE and POKÉMON!
  • Trace ASH's journey and get to know his
    Pokémon, friends, and travel companions,
    as well as VILLAINS and RIVALS
    throughout the Pokémon wold!
  • Learn the powerful LIFE LESSONS
    that Pokémon teaches!


The Official Pokémon Encyclopedia

The Official Pokémon Encyclopedia
Pokémon encyclopedia.png
ISBN: 9781408349953
Published: November 17, 2016
Publisher: Hachette Children's Group (Orchard Books)
Author: Simcha Whitehill, Lawrence Neves, Katherine Fang, Cris Silvestri
Preceded By: Pokémon Visual Companion
Succeeded By: N/A

Outside the US, the Pokémon Visual Companion: Second Edition was published under the name The Official Pokémon Encyclopedia by Hachette Children's Group on November 17, 2016.



This up-to-date, comprehensive encyclopedia features:

  • fascinating facts and figures about Pokémon and their world
  • the definitive reference for key characters, battles and places
  • every region, including Kalos
  • Pokémon life lessons
  • Ash's story, his friends ... and enemies!

Gotta catch 'em all

The Official Pokémon Encyclopedia Special Edition

Special Edition

A special edition of the Official Pokémon Encyclopedia (ISBN:9781408352298) is was released on October 5, 2017. It comes with a Pikachu figurine and an exclusive RACE TO PIKACHU board game.


  • On page 12, Primeape is misspelled as "Primape".
  • On page 13, the book erroneously states that Ash caught a Pidgey, rather than Pidgeotto.
  • On page 14, the book implies that Ash caught one Tauros (who once spotted a stampede of them), rather than 30. This is most likely due to the episode where Ash caught his 30 Tauros being banned for excessive gun usage.
  • On page 18, the book implies that Pokédexes with female voices are nicknamed "Dexterette" in Hoenn and Sinnoh.
  • On page 31, Ash-Greninja is incorrectly named "Ash's Greninja".
  • On page 40, Togetic and Togekiss's type is incorrectly stated as Flying/Fairy.
    • This error also appears on pages 99 and 165. The background behind the Pokémon also displays the Flying-type background as the primary type.
  • On page 44, Cleavon Schpielbunk is misspelled as "Klieban Spielbunk".
  • On page 58, Team Rocket's motto from the Diamond & Pearl series is displayed, despite not currently being in use.
  • On page 60, Caserin and Luverin's names are misspelled as "Kasurin" and "Loverin".
  • On pages 72-73, Cosplay Pikachus are incorrectly stated to have originated from Kanto.
  • On page 79, Cissy is misspelled as "Sissy".
  • On page 86, the book erroneously swaps the order in which Ash challenged the Azalea Gym and the Goldenrod Gym.
  • On page 86, it is said Chikorita uses "Sweet Smell", but it is actually Sweet Scent.
  • The Johto Pokemon section (pages 95-99) features a mixture of 2D and anime-style promo images. This is due to them coming from The Official Pokémon Handbook 3, when other books use the anime-style promo images for all of them.
  • On page 102, Cascoon is misspelled as "Casoon".
  • On page 112, it is said that Wattson's Magneton uses "Shock Cannon", but it is actually Zap Cannon.
  • On page 164, Porygon-Z is incorrectly depicted with a picture of Porygon2.
  • On page 165, Wormadam Sandy Cloak and Trash Cloak's type is incorrectly stated as Bug-Grass.
  • On page 186, Lenora's Herdier is incorrectly stated to have used the move Mean Look in order to force the Pokémon to switch out, rather than Roar.
  • On page 200, Zekrom's type is incorrectly stated as Dragon/Flying.
  • On page 216, Primal Groudon is incorrectly stated to be a Ground-type, instead of Ground-Fire.
  • On page 222, Clemont's Chespin is referred to as Ash's.


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 AnnualOfficial Guide to Legendary and Mythical PokémonLegendary and Mythical Guidebook: Deluxe Edition
Case Files (Pokémon: Detective Pikachu)

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