The Complete Pokémon Pocket Guide

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 whose entries appear on a double-sided leaflet (referred as a "poster") included with the box set), 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.

It is an English translated version of the 2007 book Pokémon All Character Encyclopedia.

A sequel to this guide was published in 2024.


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!


Original Japanese covers
  • 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, despite Abomasnow coming before Abra alphabetically.
  • In the first volume:
    • In Wigglytuff and Mr. Mime's descriptions, the move DoubleSlap is misspelled as Doubleslap.
    • Slowbro is listed as evolving into Slowking.
    • Farfetch'd's weight is incorrectly typed as 133.1 pounds. Its actual weight is 33.1 pounds.
    • In Voltorb's description, Poké Ball is misspelled as Pokéball.
    • 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", while its actual weight is 99.2 pounds.
    • In Scyther's description, Scyther is incorrectly pluralized as Scythers.
    • In Pinsir's "Special Moves" section, no actual moves are listed, with only its name displayed.
    • In Xatu's description, it mistakenly refers to Xatu as Natu, its pre-evolution's name, in the first sentence.
    • In Azumarill's description, it can be presumed that when "i's" is written, the term "it's" was meant.
  • In the second volume:
    • The picture of Celebi shown in its evolution line chart uses its Shiny colors.
    • One of the pictures of Marshtomp shows its back as being purple.
    • Swampert's weight is listed in the book as 14.3 pounds, but Swampert's weight is actually 180.6 pounds.
    • In Aggron's description, it mistakenly refers to Aggron as Aron in the second sentence.
    • Claydol is listed as a Water and Psychic-type.
    • On Metang's page, its moves Iron Defense and Bullet Punch are listed as "Iron, Bullet, Defense, and Punch".
    • On Regirock's page, its move Iron Defense is listed as "Defense" and "Iron".
    • Groudon's weight is listed as Drought, its Ability.
    • In Weavile's description, the phrase "each other" is mistakenly written backwards as "other each".
    • On Rhyperior's page, its moves Horn Drill and Earthquake are listed as "Horn" and "EarthquakeDrill".
    • 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 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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