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on February 4, 2014
The post adventure strategy guide is only as expansive as the content found in-game after beating it. As such, I'll just list a few things not mentioned in the description to help other potential customers decide if it's worth buying this guide.

The poster included is approximately 30in by 37in, or 58cm by 94cm
The guide explains the functions of Battle Maison
The guide lists all available Pokémon found in Friend Safari
The guide provides the areas where the roaming legendary birds can be found to force them into Sea Spirit's Den
The guide provides ranking information for the Battle Institute
The guide provides extensive information for the Looker sidequest.
The guide has outdated information on the breeding mechanics. (to be discussed below)
The guide provides the locations of the megastones
The guide explains how the Pokéradar works

This strategy guide has the same layout as the previous guide, with an introduction of the new location with a checklist of items and Pokémon obtainable in said area, followed by points of interests worth checking out. Just like the guide before it, it has a list of the egg groups readily available, so there's no need to refer to the previous guide for the information. The guide also gives information on how Pokémon breeding works but it's a tad outdated. The information that is outdated is still correct, but it does not explain that the mechanics have been simplified, making it far easier to breed a Pokémon with the desired traits.

The first half of the guide does its job in assisting the player find all the post-game content while providing tips where applicable.
The second half of the guide, which is the Pokédex, is as informative as it can be. The Pokédex provides an in-depth look at the Pokémon's level-up moves, TM&HM moves, egg moves, and tutor moves. It also provides information on where to find the Pokémon, the facilities you can use them in, and the damage taken in both regular battles and inverse battles. Superfluous information includes their evolution line and front/side/rear views of the Pokémon. The Pokédex guide also provides extensive information on alternate forms, such as the multiple patterns of Vivillon.

All in all, the guide provides the necessary information that you need in one handy location if you dislike browsing the internet for the information and does a great job with the Pokédex. However, it does have its downsides:

The guide only has the Pokédex information for the three Kalos regions. So you won't find information on Pokémon not native to Kalos, like Rattata and Entei.
The information to find items is not as extensive as guides found online.
The Pokédex does not use numerical values for the base stats and still use the bar system from previous guides.
It's paperback.

In Generation V, only the males can pass down moves, and only the females can pass down the Hidden Ability.
In Generation VI, both males and females can pass down moves and pass down the Hidden Ability. The female will pass down the Pokéball that it was caught in to its offspring. Example: a female Pancham caught it a Net Ball will always pass the Net Ball down to its offspring. Master Ball and Cherish Balls cannot be passed down.
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on February 7, 2014
As other reviews have probably mentioned, this Pokedex doesn't have all the Pokemon in it, which is annoying considering that's why I bought it! At least the stuff it does have (post-game info, some of the Pokemon) seems complete. The font for the Pokemon information (like TMs, etc) that does exist is also in a really tiny font, and I'm not an old man!

Honestly, I'd just use websites like Serebii . net (look it up) to get any information needed and skip the guide. I'd like to buy a complete guide - unfortunately, this isn't it! I like having all the Pokemon in one book that I can reference!

P.S. the poster is cool. I'll probably keep it for that and the post game information.
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on August 11, 2014
I've been a huge collector of Pokémon strategy guides because. I, myself is a huge fan and gamer. This guide really isn't that good. The pokedex layout and setup is missing some Pokémon and also doesn't provide the best ways to catch Pokémon. I'm not saying it isn't there, but it's tedious and small. Now let's get to the guide part. The post game guide itself doesn't really do justice. I feel spots are missing and this guide was hastily made just to make a few quick bucks.

Recommended for: Adding to your collection. There's really not much information that will help you. And another con it was made to be like a pocket book. So it's bulky and easy to lose your place. The last few guides for X and Y have been complete letdowns compared to the old strategy guides Pokémon has produced.
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on May 8, 2017
Excellent packaging and product. I'm pleased with the product and seller. Wouldn't mind doing business again. Would definitely recommend to my friends.
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on August 17, 2016
Its exactly what i thought it would be! Only thing is some pages are coming off but i bought it used and wear and tear was expected.
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on April 26, 2014
i havent played a pokemon game since ruby and sapphire so i needed a guide for what to expect with all the new pokemon in X and Y. although this guide was very helpful, there are a hand full of pokemon in the game that are not mentioned in this guide e.g. most of the fossil pokemon found in glittering cave. even though i could easily google the info i need, i feel they shouldve been included in this guide.
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on March 5, 2016
Great book! Was everything I was looking for. The post-game walk through will you keep busy for weeks as well as giving you daily objectives that never get old. Only thing I was hoping for was the complete national pokedex. Overall, GREAT BOOK!
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on May 13, 2017
My kid loved this book extremely reccomend it.
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on January 26, 2016
The guide arrived on time, undamaged, and still in the original wrapping. This guide has everything you need to play pokemon x and y. It's a complete guide. Has maps of each town and quest. Has tips. Has all the pokemon and their stats too
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on July 1, 2015
Bought this for a friend who became interested in the artwork of Pokemon. I found out that these are really hard books to find (these red cover ones) as the blue cover versions are much smaller books with less content.
It has a bunch of Pokemon characters but that is not my thing so I can not comment on the accuracy of the details however the book is thick and filled with nice artwork and information.
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