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.


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!


  • 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, however, Abomasnow comes before Abra alphabetically.


First volume

  • On Wigglytuff's description, the move DoubleSlap is misspelled as 'Doubleslap'.
  • On Voltorb's description, Poké Ball is misspelled as 'Pokéball'.
  • On Mr. Mime's description, the move DoubleSlap is misspelled as 'Doubleslap'.
  • On Scyther's description, Scyther is incorrectly pluralized as 'Scythers'.
  • On Pinsir's "Special Moves" section, no actual moves are listed; instead only its name, Pinsir, is displayed.
  • Slowbro is listed as evolving into Slowking.
  • On Xatu's description, it mistakenly refers to Xatu as Natu, its pre-evolution's name, in the first sentence.
  • On Azumarill's description, it can be presumed that when 'i's' is written, the term 'it's' was meant.
  • Farfetch'd's weight is incorrectly typed as 133.1 pounds. Its actual weight is 33.1 pounds.
  • 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" and its actual weight is 99.2 pounds.

Second volume

  • Swampert's weight is listed in the book as 14.3 pounds, but Swampert's weight is actually 180.6 pounds.
  • On Aggron's description, it mistakenly refers to Aggron as Aron, its pre-evolution's name, in the second sentence.
  • Groudon's weight is listed as Drought, its Ability.
  • One of the pictures of Marshtomp shows its back as being purple.
  • Claydol is listed as a Water and Psychic-type.
  • On Weavile's description, the phrase "each other" is mistakenly written backwards as "other each".
  • On Electivire's page, Electabuzz is highlighted in the evolution line when Electivire should have been highlighted.
  • The picture of Celebi shown in its evolution line chart uses its Shiny colors.
  • 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".
  • On Rhyperior's page, its moves Horn Drill and Earthquake are listed as "Horn" and "EarthquakeDrill".

External links

Game guides: Official Pokémon TCG Perfect GuidePokémon Card GB Final Tactical Book
Pokémon 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 (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 & PearlThe Complete Pokémon Pocket Guide
Legendary Pokémon: The Essential Guide - Sinnoh EditionPokémon: Kalos Beginner's Handbook
The Official Pokémon Handbook (234KantoJohtoSinnohUltimateBlack/WhiteEssentialKalos
Deluxe EssentialClassic Collector'sAlolaSuper Deluxe EssentialGalarSuper 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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