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Another Good Pokemon Strategy Guide
on April 25, 2011
As usual the guide is outwardly nice. Good quality paper, and attractively designed. The layout is fairly easy to understand. It starts with the pokedex, and ends with a series of lists (for example, an alphabetical list of abilities, showing the pokemon capable of having that ability).
1. Full UNOVA pokedex showing pokemon moves, abilites, etc. (as usual in the pokedex)
2. Details about game features: Dream World, Entralink, Battle Subway, Musicals, and more.
3. Locations and special evolution requirements
4. Lists of items, abilities, moves, weaknesses, etc.
1. No National pokedex
This guide is a good companion to the first book. Although it might work as a stand alone as it allows you to know where to find particular pokemon (but without story spoilers from the first book). The first guide was more of a walkthrough of the game. This guide is more about strategies beyond the story of the game.
Note, there is a lot of the information in this guide was available in the first guide (such as locations for the pokemon). However, this guide allows you to find the location based on the pokemon (as opposed to looking at the location and seeing what pokemon are there in the first guide).
What I find best about this guide is its focus on strategies. How to breed pokemon, how to train, how to battle, and how to win at the mini-games (such as the musical). This guide also includes a weakness list by pokemon so that if you know what to expect, you can correctly figure out what to use against it. This is especially useful since pokemon types are not alway apparent AND a lot of pokemon have 2 types (and the 2 type pokemon's weaknesses are not always clear).
Certainly, a lot of this information is available on the internet. But this guide is still useful if: 1. you don't always have access to the internet, 2. you don't want to need to use your computer for this information, 3. you appreciate the graphical presentation not typically found on websites.
NOTE: There is a code inside that allows you to change the background on your C-Gear. You need to access Dream World to do this.