Pokemon X & Y Official Strategy Guide
I've been a long time fan of the Pokemon series and have almost religiously purchased the guides for the games but with this generation something horrible has happened. For the last few games Prima has been in control of guide publishing (which I dislike) and they have been releasing the guides in two volumes. The first will usually have a walkthrough and some tips/tricks while the second will have the Pokedex. As inconvenient as this is, it is still a Pokedex for the game world. With this guide, however, there is none and as far as we know Prima has announced there will be NO volume 2. If you are a beginner of the series the guide is worth it for the poster, type match-up chart, mini-guides on breeding and new systems, and screen cloth. But for long time fans the lack of a Pokedex is unforgivable and I will not be supporting Prima ever again. Also, they wrap it in plastic so you can't even look through it and know that it's missing one.
Not a complete guide, save your $20
So I just got this guide and for starters...there's no part of the book where it shows every pokemon in the pokedex and where to find them. All it has is some pre game info, and the walkthrough. The walkthrough is excellent however I bought this guide AFTER I beat the game so it was of no use to me! There is NO index to find items AND worst of all there is NO LIST ON WHERE THE MEGA STONES ARE. That's half the reason I bought this guide. There's also a lack of sprites for the Gen 6 pokemon when showing an enemy team. It also tells NOTHING about the post game, it ends after the elite four. Theres a nice TM guide...however HALF OF THE TMs ARE BLANK and just say "Available after you beat the game"......This guide has some pretty pictures, a nice walkthrough but it really couldhave been better...If it didnt come with the awesome screen cloth I would have returned this instantly. Terrible product.
Pokémon X And Pokémon Y Details!
With the new Fairy type and newly revealed Mega Evolutions we can expect greatness from Nintendo.
Sylveon is one of many to come Fairy types as well as some classic Pokémon like Marill and Gardevoir.
Mega Evolutions are a new form for a handful of selected Pokémon. These new forms are more powerful than there normal form and may also gain a new typing.
Now for Xerneas and Yvental, Xerneas is a pure Fairy type and has the ability Fairy Aura, which powers up Fairy type moves. On the other hand Yvental is a Dark and Flying type and has the ability Dark Aura which powers up none other that Dark type moves.
Well that's all the major stuff Nintendo and Game Freak as revealed to us besides new Pokémon, if you want to check out all the new Pokémon be sure to visit the Official Pokémon X and Pokémon Y website: http://www.pokemonxy.com/en-us/pokemon/
Also for a list of all the Pokémon getting mega evolutions check out this link: http://www.pokemonxy.com/en-us/pokemon/mega_pokemon/
A very nice game
the best game there is for pokemon is coming Oct/12/13.You must by the guide from game stop before playing
Probably not what you want...
The main reason I usually get these Pokemon guides is pretty basic. Besides learning what I need to do next, I wanna know everything about each Pokemon in the Pokedex. What they look like, their typing, the moves they'll learn, when/how they'll evolve, and where I can catch them. Unfortunately this guide does not show the Pokedex with all that information. I flipped through each page, back and forth, with no luck finding a Pokedex! I didn't even find an Items Guide in the back of the Guide like there usually is. If you really need this to stay on track of what to do next in game, then you might want this. But if you really wanted it to see all the new Pokemon and learn about them, don't buy this, just look them up online.
No regional dex, not even pictures.
This is a very incomplete book and I am disappointed with the lack of information. The Black & White books at least had a regional pokedex with pictures and locations of the pokemon. This book doesn't even have that. Within the book there are not even images of all the pokemon. Not even when it describes a battle do all the pokemon have pictures, Hawlucha for example is not pictured, just a pokeball image.. Odd. Seems like the book was rushed. I like having the guide, but this is *very* basic. There is no information after the Pokemon League battle either. All in depth information is missing. It does have information on the new features: Super Training, etc. But really all this could be found online in time. If your a seasoned Pokemon fan you might want to save your money. The book itself is OK, just missing a lot of information.
Good and worth it
Most of the people who bought this are complaining about it not having the Pokedex in it. There are always two different strategy guides. The first one that comes out never has the Pokedex in it. Than the later strategy guide comes out and says "FULL POKEDEX INCLUDED"
This is the first one, just like all the others, and it does not have a Pokedex. However, for what it is worth, everything else about it is good and worth it, but if you want one with a Pokedex in it, wait for that one instead.
First off the guide itself is good, for an experienced player who knows what the pokemon are. It's detailed on where to find items, even those that I somehow managed to miss on my first little play through. The screen cleaner is awesome, and the map tells you where everything important is. That said I am not completely happy with it. There's no pokedex, the tm list is incomplete and the post game content isn't there. The main reason to purchase these guides, the main reason i've purchased every pokemon guide that I have is for the dex, and the move pool, the locations, a full list of tm, hms, and items. Serebii will have to be my main information but unfortunately even their dex is incomplete. I would suggest buying it for your first run through especially if you're a stickler about getting all the items and pokemon at the place your at. If you're looking for a pokedex and post game content than Serebii is the place you need to search
i saw the game early and it is AWESOME. You guys should really get it with the book first! Don't forget to get the special torchic with the megastone!!!!
A children's guide for a children's book.
In all fairness, I'm sure this book hits home for Game Freak's target demographic (younger children), but with a game series that's over a decade old, Nintendo & their developers don't recognize that they serve a large range of people, and their guide book makes that obvious. The book is a basic, albeit accurate guide through the core of the game, the items and where to find them, and its new and updated features in deference to previous games. I'm sure someone finds that useful. However, the book lacks detailed information about available pokemon (of which there are 450 in the regional Pokedex alone), their move sets, and their compatible TMs and HMs. It also lacks any significant post-game information and moves & held items for the pokemon used by Gym Leaders and other significant trainers. In fact, the only useful information on the pokemon of the region are which pokemon are available in a given route or area. I might recommend this guide to a first-time player of Pokemon games, but I would not recommend it to anyone looking for in-depth information. Overall, this is a very disappointing guide for an unbelievably fantastic game.