Most helpful critical review
Useful guide when away from the computer, but doesn't replace the internet
on April 5, 2014
Overall, this is a good Pokedex that you can access 24/7 and will keep you from needing to be near an internet connection to check Bulbapedia all the time. However, it has flaws. Though it is portable, this also means tiny printing. A minor thing to overlook. However, their format and visual displays for information is a bit odd.
Such as, they don't tell you much info about WHERE to catch or get Pokemon at, they don't offer much detail on their base stats, they don't tell you who the father Pokemon needs to be for egg moves, and they place page priority on the in-game Pokedex entries and "Tips and Tactics" over the more important information. I'd rather they spent more detail on the in-game locations and base stats than a giant box that tells you what the games Pokedex says and their own personal strategy for raising them. While these are appreciated, they don't need to take up more space on the page than the most important info. They also seem to be missing all Move Tutor moves in the guide, as well.
Overall, its a useful guide and tells you *most* of the info you need to know, but it doesn't at all replace Bulbapedia or the internet and Prima usually makes much better and more detailed guides than this one, which is supposedly made BY The Pokemon Company. I'd trust Prima to making book guides over these guys, and use the internet more if near a computer or capable smartphone. I will say though, its still easier to read and more user-friendly than the Serebii.net Pokedex.