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Deal: Pokemon Sword And Shield Collector's Edition Strategy Guide Nearly 50% Off

Catch 'em all in the Galar region with this handy, spiffy-looking guide.


Pokemon is one of the few series that still warrants the kind of hefty, physical strategy guides that are slowly going out of style. Being able to sit down with book and a game and just watch the hours go by is still a fun pastime for many, and with Pokemon Sword and Shield arriving November 15 on Nintendo Switch, players can relive the guided experience once again. A Collector's Edition of the Sword and Shield Strategy Guide is up for pre-order, and you can get it for under $25 right now at Amazon.

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Pokemon Sword & Shield: The Official Galar Region Strategy Guide: Collector's Edition -- $24.73 ($40)

The Collector's Edition has a slick black cover featuring outlines of Sword and Shield legendaries Zacian and Zamazenta. The 400-page hardcover includes exclusive concept art and a Joy-Con controller skin decal pack.

If you're at all interested in a strategy guide for Sword and Shield, the Collector's Edition is an enticing option. The 348-page standard edition paperback is currently marked down to $15.68, but it doesn't come with the concept art or controller decals. With Amazon's pre-order price guarantee, if either edition dips even further in price between now and release, you'll only pay the lowest price.

There's one downside here: The strategy guide releases November 22, a week after Sword and Shield launch. But if you're the collecting type or buying it as a holiday gift, the delay probably won't matter too much. You may also want to look into The Official Galar Region Pokedex, which is on sale for $19.73 at Amazon (originally $25) ahead of its December 20 release.

If you're having a hard time deciding which version is right for you, we have a breakdown of the differences between Sword and Shield. After you make your decision, make sure to check out our Pokemon Sword and Shield pre-order guide to see the bonuses from each retailer.

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