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Pokemon Platinum Version: The Official Pokemon Guide Paperback – March 22, 2009


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 624 pages
  • Publisher: Prima Games (March 22, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0761562087
  • ISBN-13: 978-0761562085
  • Product Dimensions: 10.8 x 7.9 x 1.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (65 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #207,492 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Customer Reviews

Totally worth 20 bucks.
Michael Hilmes
Now we both play Pokemon Platinum with the help of this guide and we still have fun together.
J. C. D. Thiermann
I purchased this book for my 10 year old son who is a pokemon addict.
C. Wade

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41 of 41 people found the following review helpful By J. C. D. Thiermann on June 22, 2009
Format: Paperback
My son (7) spoke in a language I did not understood. Realizing he was playing Pokemon Diamond and found out that at times he was running into trouble, not fully understanding the game. As father I have nothing with games but leaving your son alone is another thing. I've decided to play Pearl but as adult didn't have a clue where to start or where to go. At that time I've decided to buy a Diamond and Pearl Strategy guide in order to get some line in the game and to at least understand what it was all about. One thing led to another and together we played the game with so much more fun. He helps me and I help him when one of the battle trainers is a bit to difficult. Now we both play Pokemon Platinum with the help of this guide and we still have fun together. This book is so detailed, doesn't spoil your game (actually it explains things but you still have to do it yourself) and is an encyclopedia itself. Hours we spent in reading, explaining what it is all about. My son is learning English (we're Dutch) faster than I did at school (at 7 I didn't read a single English word but he does!). The book is styled in a pretty way, selfexplaining and garantees hours (days) of fun and sorts things out! It's value for money. One problem remains the same; my wife and Niels' mother doesn't understand us anymore when Niels and I speak Pokemon language to each other! This book does not solve that problem :-)
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Lisa M. Frye on May 27, 2009
Format: Paperback
This is the Holy Grail of Strategy Guides. It has not only a detailed game walk-through, but also a Pokédex of Pokémon you can find in the game, as well as a complete National Pokédex listing how you can get every single Pokémon!! I love the National Dex, it has listings from Diamond, Pearl, Platinum, and the GBA versions. I've been a Pokémon fan since it debuted in the U.S. and frankly I love this guide. It goes into more detail than other strategy guides, and the walk through actually lets you know when to come back for some rare items! If you want to catch 'em all then get this guide!!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Joseph A. Carrier on July 7, 2009
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
OK in all honesty it is not complete it could have had more but it's really not that bad. It does cover a lot. It covers the whole new Platinum Sinnoh Pokedex witch now goes to 210. In great detail the walk-through covers all the Platinum changes the only thing it doesn't cover is found in the National Pokedex the Pokemon's TM's HM's and Move Tutor list and though Color Shard exchange. Also the National Pokedex only goes up to 492 it doesn't include 493 Arceus. The last thing I noticed is that throughout the book there are parts that have incorrect information. All 'N' all it's still pretty useful.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Eli and Zach's Mom on April 12, 2009
Format: Paperback
My 9 and 11 year old sons have been anticipating the release of Pokemon Platinum for months. They were very excited to get both the game and the strategy guide. The most positive aspect of ordering the guide from Amazon was that the price was much better than any I had seen in any of the other stores. I ordered both the game and the guide, so I could receive the free shipping. The downside is that they cannot ship the game until the official release date. As a result, my youngest son waited a few days to receive the shipment from Amazon, while his older brother (who had purchased the game from Game Stop B&M AND received a special figurine for pre-ordering) had the game in hand and was playing it. However, the money we saved on the guide - and the fact that he received the guide - made up for the few days delay.

My son thinks that the guide is great and has significantly helped him with the game. Overall I am very satisfied with this purchase.
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16 of 21 people found the following review helpful By R. Larrabee on March 29, 2009
Format: Paperback
This 624 page guide is very informitave and great for beginners. This review is coming from someone who has played pokemon games for years and is on the compettive scene. here are my thoughts:

Props:
Great cover,informative on how to play the main game,decent post-game info, great cost for the product

Slops:
Poor paper and image quality,does not give all the info about every pokemon.

So if you play this game for fun or is for a new pokemon player, i HIGHLY recomend buying this.
if it is for someone who plays Pokemon on a regular basis, i would not bother.

Hope this helps everyone out there
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Anne D. Muller on April 25, 2009
Format: Paperback
I already own the Diamond and Pearl guides so I wasn't sure If I needed the Platinum one as well, but since it was cheaper on amazon than Gamestop I decided to get it anyway. Good thing I did, the book is twice as thick as the Diamond and Pearl guides and contains a bunch of new stuff.If you own the game but don't own a guide for Platinum or Diamond/Pearl then you should definitely get this, if you already own the Diamond and Pearl guide I would still recommend getting this guide.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By clever5leazoid on June 18, 2009
Format: Paperback
It tell you how to get all the items, Pokemon, and strategies for in-game battles. Pretty much what you would expect from a guide. For what it is it does it very well. For the more hardcore players that know about things like EV trainging, Pokerus, Shiny Pokemon, etc. The guide does nothing to help those of us interested, nor does it even mention any of these things. I did find the guide helpful with finding some of the pokemon that I missed to unlock the National Dex and a few good strategies for battles in the Battle Tower. So overall its a great guide, but it could be much better for people who are more hardcore players.
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