The world of Pokemon offers a massive roster of incredibly unique and complex Pokemon to add to a Trainer's collection. While many of these catchable monsters like the iconic Pikachu brief explanations in Pokedex entries that detail how they perform their diverse attacks, the inner-workings of the majority of Pokemon is largely left to the imagination.
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Beginning as a Kickstarter project back in October of 2016, Stoll's illustrations and descriptions in PokeNatomy were brought to life by a wave of supporters who helped see the project through to the end.
In just over a month after the Kickstarter project launched, full funding was achieved with over $34,500 contributed across 643 different backers. The book was officially finished in April of this year when a PDF was available for those who chose to back PokeNatomy during its development, and after the physical editions of the book were first revealed, backers seemed extremely pleased with the hardcover results of the project.
Shipping officially began just last month in July, so backers and others who purchase PokeNatomy are now beginning to see the final product that they pledged money towards last year.
Some Pokemon, like those that are fish-like or plant-like, may be pretty easy to visualize when it comes to their inner-workings and biological compositions. Others like Voltorb and Grimer are a bit harder to wrap your head around, but PokeNatomy dives straight into these complex organisms by detailing their muscular and skeletal systems, assuming they have them.
By now, there are plenty of Pokemon to keep track of that span multiple generations, but PokeNatomy takes a hard look at the original 151 Pokemon that will make this visual experience a perfect addition to Pokemon veterans' collections.
Seeing even more Pokemon from later generations broken down in the same way that the original ones are would definitely be a welcome follow-up to PokeNatomy, but for now, the 300-page book will definitely keep Pokemon fans busy for quite a while.
When it comes to looking at the biological and anatomical aspects of Pokemon, it's easy to be concerned whether or not the book would be suitable for Trainers of all ages. Stoll addresses the question back on the Kickstarter page though, saying that while PokeNatomy does have a recommended age, it's suitable for all buyers.
"PokeNatomy is appropriate for children of all ages," an answer in the Kickstarter's FAQ reads. "It is recommended for ages 10 and up because it contains some difficult vocabulary like "esophagus" and "neurological" but everyone can enjoy the illustrations, and the book contains an extensive glossary of terms that can be used to teach difficult concepts about body systems to kids and young teens."
Of course, there are areas covered such as sexual maturity of different Pokemon, but it's nothing different than what a reader or student might find in a traditional textbook.
Now fully available for purchasing and ready to be shipped to you, PokeNatomy comes in three different versions to allow Trainers and collectors a few options when it comes to digging into the biology of Pokemon.
- Softcover Edition: $30
- Hardcover Edition: $40
- Leatherbound Edition: $50
Both the Hardcover and Leatherbound editions will also be signed by Stoll, but each form of the book will also come with a PDF download as well.
Above is a quick look at the impressive cover of the PokeNatomy biology book, but you can see the full cover and order your own copy of PokeNatomy right here through Stoll's website.