I was wondering what you guys would think about a project that I have for some reason become compelled to work on recently.
As a more competitive Trainer in the mainstream Pokémon series, the guidebooks have been a godsend for me to find information on every Pokémon when I’m not around a computer – or when I just flat out want to use a book instead. My Diamond and Pearl “Ultimate National Pokédex” can’t even keep its binding together for nearly half of the pages!
Unfortunately, this is not the case anymore. There is no “Ultimate” Pokédex guidebook anymore for the newer games. Where I live, there is only one guidebook offered by Prima guides. All they think is important is just the fifth generation Pokémon. Literally the rest of the 400 or so pages are devoted to every ridiculous, painstaking detail you can do wirelessly with your friends or online. There is absolutely no excuse that the rest of the entire series couldn’t have been put in that book. It’s complete rubbish.
What I’ve decided to do is a highly ambitious project I’ve simply and lazily named “The (Black & White) Pokédex Project”. It is a minimalist, printer-friendly guidebook that fits perfectly on the standard 8.5” x 11” page. Every Pokémon, every alternate form, will be included. You can easily compare each attack and who learns it and when side-by-side without having to constantly flip between pages. In addition to Egg Moves, any previous generation attacks (as far back as Ruby & Sapphire) are listed. Where you can locate each Pokémon in the wild (or through NPC trades) is even included.
Future plans are under way for an interactive Flash detailing all the breeding chain combinations for each Pokémons' Egg Moves. This is something that can turn out massive and too much to write down all on paper, so the Flash will keep everything as clean as possible and direct you to the ideal move you're looking for.
Yes, this information is all available here on good ol’ Serebii. But I want to offer an alternative for those who can’t always access the Internet 24/7, or for those who want an even quicker reference of each Pokémon’s movepool – FOR FREE!
Click here for an example page of Level-up moves and Breeding Information
Click here for an example page of Locations to find each Pokémon
Let me know what you think about it. I’ll work on this project with much more confidence and satisfaction knowing other people can put it to use!
For updates and links to download pages to this guide, check out my blogger site, Pocket Monstrosity.