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The Official Pokemon Handbook Paperback – 19 Nov 1999

4.1 out of 5 stars 34 customer reviews

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Product details

  • Paperback: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Scholastic (19 Nov. 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0439103975
  • ISBN-13: 978-0439103978
  • Product Dimensions: 0.6 x 14.6 x 22.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 305,033 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Amazon Review

With the world going Pokemon crazy, the only thing to do is add The Official Pokemon Handbook to your shopping list.

This complete companion to 150 Pokemon species, is an absolute gem and is perfect for anyone who has ever been touched by the phenomenon that is sweeping the globe.

With an introduction by Professor Oak, who explains that the reader's mission is to collect and train as many of the 150 known species of Pokemon as is humanly possible, all Pokemon life is there, from Pikachu to Pidgeotto, Squirtle to Snorlax and Charmander to Caterpie.

Loaded with statistics, training tips and secret facts and figures about all the characters, this official guide to the world of Pokemon is an absolute must-have for anyone who wants to enter this coolest of cool kingdoms and play to win.

Age 8 and over --Susan Harrison


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I bought this for my 5 year old son who is just getting into Pokemon as a reference guide of sorts for him whilst we work our way through the first series of the cartoon.

Lovely bright colours, name pronunciation guides are useful too (especially with the American accents on the cartoon - we're English), and more importantly, the original and best 150 Pokemon!

Sadly the pages come out of the binding *very* easily, something I remember happening with my sister's copy in the late 90's. We've had to sellotape a few back in which is frustrating.
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The collectors edition is clearly better than the original edition, containing such gems as a sneak preview of Togepi. I found this book quite useful, but I thought that it could be improved in the following ways: 1. by telling you the level in which the Pokemon learns his attacks 2. by telling you more about how to beat the gym leaders. 3. by telling you which Pokemon can be found in which colour game. Otherwise I thought it was very good as it gives a clear description of each Pokemon (even MEW) and tells you how to pronounce their names. The only thing I found a little annoying was the way that it addresses you as a Pokemon Trainer inside the story - but that's my personal opinion! Otherwise it's great and worth the price.
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I have learned a lot with this book about Pokemon. It tells you a huge amount of information, I have read this book so much it is dropping to bits!
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This Handbook is all I'll ever need when it comes to looking up a specific Pkmn. The top ten ways to take care of your Pkmn (Pokemon),FAQ's (Frequently Asked Questions) and Check list at the end of the book are a nice touch. The begining of the book is awsome too. The cover of the book seems to attract many different ages of people to it. There is one thing about it - it doesn't have Mew, of course it might be before Mew's time or Maria S. Barbo may have only wanted the original Pkmn in it - the 150 characters. The only thing I'd change would be to put more stuff in the ending pages. Oh, and I love the pic. at the end of the book! Anyways, I rate The Official Pokemon Handbook like so : * * * * * - Five Stars!!!
Totally Wonderful Work, Maria S. Barbo! It's a great buy! - NavyBlu :)
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A near perfect book on pokemon. All you could want to know about the little monsters, as well as imformation about Ash ,Misty, Brock and other characters. Also you get a brief Summary of the game itself. The only thing that could have been improved is the general layout, which might have been made a bit clearer. But all in all this is a book that should hold pride of place on any Pokemaniac's book case.
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By A Customer on 16 July 2001
Format: Paperback
On the actual pokedex, this book is strictly for starters. It does not ever give detailed pokemon evoloution stats, and it needs a lot of work to even be considerd to "cover all new pokemon" as it only has well known new comers, such as togepi, lugia, etc. But it does have some good tips about playing the game, so i give this book 2 stars.
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I read Nintendo Powers Strategy Guide. The guide tells you all of the pokemon names,types,areas where you can find them,and their powers.It also taught me what tms and hms were,including the powers they can teach.It also had a battle chart to show which pokemon types had advantages over other pokemon or disadvantages.It also had a walkthrough to explain everything you need to know to become a pokemon master.And last but not least it told me how to beat the 8 gym leaders and the elite 4.This is the best strategy guide I've read so far. - pokemon master
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By A Customer on 17 Aug. 1999
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This is an excellent book for adults like me who are clueless. I have a little problem with it, though, because I live in Japan and a lot of the names are different. Also, the book does not appear to be up-to-date. It does not have Togepi (toe-gay-pee), the Pokemon that Misty is carrying around in current episodes, the one that looks like it's still partly in an egg shell. Does anyone know Togepi's English name?
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