Japanese Document Archives, Trainer Mags, Silver Bible PDF's

This thread consists of as many Japanese documents as possible, I’ve taken the time to scan everything I own although I still have a lot to add down the line. Each document is broken down from its contents to some of the better images inside of each I wanted to preview.
There is a link to a PDF of each that you can download for FREE, if you’ve never had the opportunity to own them or enjoy the contents then here you go.

Every scan is in pretty high detail (600dpi) but not crazy enough to take 30 minutes to load up (the Silver Bible is slower due to its large size).

Credit to pokeboon.com for the magazine content translations and darkrai for sharing the Kamex Mega Battle scans which saved me destroying mine.

Please click the links for the PDF and spoiler tags to show the images

Pokemon Card Trainer Magazines Volumes 1 – 21

Volume 1 - May 28, 1999

Volume 1 VOLUME 1 PDF

Contents
  • Rugia Bakusei" release commemoration summer limited card “Southern Island”
  • Creator talks about “the future of Pokemon cards”
  • Grand Party 1999-2000 held!
  • The latest information on the second gym expansion “Challenge from the Darkness”
  • Pokemon card US version Japan reverse landing
  • Let’s play with “Jujube” and “Wig”!
  • Serialized comic Himemaru’s “Pokemon Card Expedition”
  • The photo you took with “Pokemon Snap” becomes a Pokemon card
  • Pokemon Card Information Bureau
  • 1 card
  • The rules are new!
  • Pokemon card fan club communication
  • Fan deck studio
  • Pokemon Card Q & A
  • Pokemon card GB to enjoy thoroughly
  • Pokemon card “image advertisement” series
  • Collect points and get special goods!
  • Pokemon Card Fan Club Enrollment Information
  • Mail order paradise
  • Pokemon card catalogue
  • Pokemon Card Gallery
  • Energy club
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Volume 2 - July 1, 1999

Volume 2 VOLUME 2 PDF

Contents
  • All cards released “Southern Island”
  • Let’s go to Challenge Road '99 SUMMER
  • Impact of the second gym expansion “Challenge from Darkness”
  • Big boom all over the United States Pokemon card US version
  • Boarding the “Pokemon Card Intro Pack”!
  • Excavation! ?? Ancient mew card
  • Appeared this year too! ANA Special Card
  • Himemaru’s “Pokemon Card Expedition”
  • Pokemon Card Information Bureau
  • 1 card
  • Pokemon card fan club communication
  • Fan deck studio
  • Pokemon Card Q & A
  • Enjoy Pokemon Card GB
  • How to use Challenge Passport
  • The official homepage has been renewed!
  • Pokemon Card Fan Club Enrollment Information
  • Collect points and get special goods
  • Mail order paradise
  • Pokemon card catalogue
  • Pokemon Card Gallery
  • Energy club
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Volume 3 - September 1, 1999

Volume 3 VOLUME 3 PDF

Contents
  • All-out report! Challenge Road '99
  • Tropical Mega Battle in Hawaii
  • Secret Super Battle Japan’s No. 1 Final Battle
  • Challenge Road '99 SUMMER
  • Creator Roundtable
  • Interview with producer Tsunekazu Ishihara “Pokemon Gold and Silver Card” project started!
  • Countdown just before release Pokemon Gold and Silver
  • Pokemon Card US Version Latest Circumstances
  • Celebration! Pokemon Card 3rd Anniversary
  • Himemaru’s “Pokemon Card Expedition”
  • Pokemon Card Information Bureau
  • Announcement! “Pokemon Gym” Series Original Deck Contest Grand Prize
  • Pokemon card fan club communication
  • Energy club
  • Fan deck studio
  • Kangaskhan rules that parents and children can play
  • A shop where many Pokemon card friends gather
  • Pokemon Card Fan Club Enrollment Information
  • Collect points and get special goods
  • Mail order paradise
  • Pokemon Card Gallery
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Volume 4 - December 1, 1999

Volume 4 VOLUME 4 PDF

Contents
  • This is “Pokemon Card ★ Neo”
  • Appeared one after another! “Pokemon Card ★ Neo” series
  • Let’s experience “Pokemon Card ★ Neo” as soon as possible with a bonus card
  • Creatures Interview “Pokemon Card Neo” Changes Deck Strategy
  • New rules and card commentary from “Neo”
  • New Pokemon Card Collection
  • Himemaru’s “Pokemon Card Expedition”
  • Pokemon Card Information Bureau
  • Pokemon Card Today
  • 1 card
  • Pokemon card fan club communication
  • Fan deck studio
  • Pokemon Card Original Idea Special
  • Pokemon Card Q & A
  • Event journal
  • A shop where many Pokemon card friends gather
  • Pokemon Card Fan Club Enrollment Information
  • Collect points and get special goods
  • Mail order paradise
  • Pokemon card catalogue
  • Pokemon Card Gallery
  • Energy club

Volume 5 - March 1, 2000

Volume 5 VOLUME 5 PDF

Contents
  • How to use steel and bad energy
  • How to use Baby Pokemon
  • New trainer card
  • Pay attention to the special abilities of Meganium, Typhlosion, and Feraligatr!
  • How to use new special abilities
  • How to use new tricks
  • Evil and Steel Energy Q & A
  • Baby Pokemon Q & A
  • Play rule commentary
  • Himemaru’s “Pokemon Card Expedition”
  • Champion Road 2000 Report
  • Pokemon Card Today
  • Pokemon Card Information Bureau
  • Pokemon Card World Challenge held
  • Event journal
  • Pokemon card fan club communication
  • Energy club comic notice
  • Fan deck studio
  • A shop where many Pokemon card friends gather
  • Pokemon Card Fan Club Enrollment Information
  • Collect points and get special goods
  • Mail order paradise
  • Pokemon Card Gallery
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Volume 6 - May 1, 2000

Volume 6 VOLUME 6 PDF

Contents
  • Pokemon Card ★ Neo Techniques that you can enjoy more
  • Evil energy card technique
  • Steel energy card technique
  • Baby Pokemon Technique
  • There are still more combinations like this
  • Let’s make a dream Lugia deck
  • Let’s make a fan deck that makes use of neo cards
  • Notice of rule change
  • Champions Road 2000 Japan’s No. 1 Finals & Champions League Report
  • Comic Energy Club
  • Himemaru’s “Pokemon Card Expedition”
  • Pokemon Card World Challenge
  • Pokemon Card Information Bureau
  • Event journal
  • Pokemon card fan club communication
  • Let’s play with the fan deck!
  • Pokemon Card Fan Club Enrollment Information
  • Collect points and get special goods
  • A shop where many Pokemon card friends gather
  • Pokemon Card Today
  • Pokemon Card Gallery
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Volume 7 - July 1, 2000

Volume 7 VOLUME 7 PDF

Contents
  • Pokemon Card ★ Neo 2nd “Beyond the Ruins …” is here!
  • Watch the movie Pokemon and get a special card
  • Get on a train or plane Special card for this summer only
  • Energy club
  • Himemaru’s “Pokemon Card Expedition”
  • Pokemon Card Information Bureau
  • Pokemon Card World Challenge
  • Event journal
  • Pokemon card fan club communication
  • Let’s play with the fan deck!
  • Pokemon Card Fan Club Enrollment Information
  • Collect points and get special goods
  • A shop where many Pokemon card friends gather
  • Mail order paradise
  • Pokemon Card Today
  • Creatures Produce Pokemon Card Fictitious Advertising
  • Pokemon Card Gallery
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Volume 8 - September 1, 2000

Volume 8 VOLUME 8 PDF

Contents
  • Tropical Mega Battle in Hawaii & Pokemon Card World Challenge
  • Tropical Mega Battle in Hawaii
  • Pokemon Card World Challenge
  • Tropical Mega Battle Japan’s No. 1 Final Battle + Secret Super Battle Japan’s No. 1 Final Battle + 2nd Champions League
  • World Challenge (Summer) District Tournament Best 3 Winners All Records
  • Himemaru’s Pokemon Card Expedition
  • Energy club
  • Pokemon Card Information Bureau
  • Event journal
  • Let’s play with the fan deck!
  • Pokemon card fan club communication
  • A shop where many Pokemon card friends gather
  • Pokemon Card Fan Club Enrollment Information
  • Collect points and get special goods
  • Mail order paradise
  • Neo expansion 2nd “Beyond the ruins …” Techniques that you can enjoy more
  • Pokemon Card Today
  • Pokemon card history
  • Pokemon Card Gallery
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Volume 9 - December 1, 2000

Volume 9 VOLUME 9 PDF

Contents
  • Pokemon Card ★ All of Neo 3rd “Awakening Legend”
  • Thorough introduction! “Awakening Legend”
  • Premium File 3 All cards released!
  • Special Interview “2001 Pokemon Card”
  • Himemaru’s Pokemon Card Expedition
  • Energy club
  • Pokemon Card Information Bureau
  • Event journal
  • Original deck award that makes use of the card “Beyond the ruins …”
  • Pokemon Card Q & A
  • Pokemon card fan club communication
  • Let’s play with the fan deck!
  • A shop where many Pokemon card friends gather
  • Pokemon Card Fan Club Enrollment Information
  • Collect points and get special goods
  • Pokemon Card Today
  • Mail order paradise
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Volume 10 - March 1, 2001

Volume 10 VOLUME 10 PDF

Contents
  • Breaking news! Neo 4th “To darkness and light …”
  • 2001 event schedule
  • PCL official “Hall of Fame card”
  • Intro pack ★ neo
  • Finally appeared! Pokemon card GB2
  • “Awakening Legend” Techniques to enjoy more
  • Energy club
  • Himemaru’s Pokemon Card Expedition
  • Bonus card commentary
  • Pokemon Card Information Bureau
  • Event journal
  • Pokemon card fan club communication
  • Pokemon Card Today
  • Pokemon Card Q & A
  • Let’s play with the fan deck!
  • A shop where many Pokemon card friends gather
  • Pokemon Card Fan Club Enrollment Information
  • Collect Get GET Points to get special goods
  • Pokemon Card Gallery
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Volume 11 - May 1, 2001

Volume 11 VOLUME 11 PDF

Contents
  • Special Battle ★ Neo Summer Road
  • Date and application requirements
  • Official tournament regulation
  • Report Battle ★ Neo Spring Road
  • Japan’s best match
  • Champions League
  • District Tournament Best 3 Winners All Records
  • Himemaru’s Pokemon Card Expedition
  • Pokemon Card Gym Official Latest Information
  • Players Gym
  • A shop where many Pokemon card friends gather
  • Pokemon Card Store Event June Schedule
  • Pokemon Information Bureau
  • Energy club
  • Pokemon card fan club communication
  • Collect GET points and get special goods
  • Pokemon Card Fan Club Renewal Information
  • Pokemon Card Fan Club Enrollment Information
  • Creatures card game production room communication
  • Former editor-in-chief Pokemon card series introduction
  • “Pokemon Card e” is now available!
  • Neo 4th “To darkness and light …” Techniques that you can enjoy more
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Volume 12 - July 1, 2001

Volume 12 VOLUME 12 PDF

Contents
  • Release countdown :bangbang:“Pokemon Card e”
  • “Pokemon Card e” new elements are released!
  • New elements of “Pokemon Card e” rules
  • “Play” is further expanded with “Card e-Reader”!
  • :bangbang:Product information for “Pokemon Card e” released on December 1st
  • Himemaru’s Pokemon Card Expedition
  • Battle ★ Neo Summer Road World Interleague Play Report
  • Battle ★ Neo Summer Road Japan’s No. 1 Final Battle Report
  • All records of the best 3 winners of the district tournament
  • Jim official nationwide expansion start!
  • List of Pokemon Card Event Stores
  • A shop where many Pokemon card friends gather
  • Players Gym
  • Pokemon Information Bureau
  • Pokemon Center Communication
  • Pokemon card ★ on sale on the web
  • New release of Pokemon Mini!
  • Pokemon card fan club communication
  • Pokemon Card Trainers Renewal Information
  • Friend introduction campaign / back number sale notice
  • Collect GET points and get special goods
  • Get GET point system rules
  • Creatures card game production room communication
  • PCL fan deck tune-up
  • Former editor-in-chief Pokemon card series introduction
  • Let’s play :bangbang:Pokemon card ★ VS
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Volume 13 - November 1, 2001

Volume 13 VOLUME 13 PDF

Contents
  • Release countdown !!“Pokemon Card e”
  • “Pokemon Card e” new elements are released!
  • New elements of “Pokemon Card e” rules
  • “Play” is further expanded with “Card e-Reader”!
  • !!Product information for “Pokemon Card e” released on December 1st
  • Himemaru’s Pokemon Card Expedition
  • Battle ★ Neo Summer Road World Interleague Play Report
  • Battle ★ Neo Summer Road Japan’s No. 1 Final Battle Report
  • All records of the best 3 winners of the district tournament
  • Jim official nationwide expansion start!
  • List of Pokemon Card Event Stores
  • A shop where many Pokemon card friends gather
  • Players Gym
  • Pokemon Information Bureau
  • Pokemon Center Communication
  • Pokemon card ★ on sale on the web
  • New release of Pokemon Mini!
  • Pokemon card fan club communication
  • Pokemon Card Trainers Renewal Information
  • Friend introduction campaign / back number sale notice
  • Collect GET points and get special goods
  • Get GET point system rules
  • Creatures card game production room communication
  • PCL fan deck tune-up
  • Former editor-in-chief Pokemon card series introduction
  • Let’s play !!Pokemon card ★ VS
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Volume 14 - January 5, 2002

Volume 14 VOLUME 14 PDF

Contents
  • 2002 Pokemon card to accelerate further‼
  • You can get Pokemon Card e at McDonald’s! Can buy!
  • Let’s enjoy Pokemon Card e more!
  • Event information
  • Pokemon card event list
  • Players Gym
  • Pokemon hot news
  • Pokemon Card Ketbase
  • Deck road-Let’s start from e-
  • PCL fan deck tune-up
  • Challenge letter from PCL
  • Pokemon card series introduction**

Volume 15 - March 5, 2002

Volume 15 VOLUME 15 PDF

Contents
  • Pokemon card e-series new information
  • Deck dismantling new book
  • Pokemon card ★ web complete list
  • Event information
  • Pokemon card event list
  • Event reporter
  • Players Gym
  • Pokemon hot news
  • Pokemon Card Ketbase
  • Deck road-Let’s start from e-
  • PCL fan deck tune-up
  • Challenge letter from PCL
  • Pokemon card series introduction

Volume 16 - May 5, 2002

Volume 16 VOLUME 16 PDF

Contents
  • Pokemon Card e 3rd “Wind from the Sea” Latest Information
  • Deck dismantling new book
  • Pokemon hot news
  • Event information
  • Players Gym
  • Pokemon card english
  • Pokemon hot news
  • Pokemon Card Ketbase
  • Deck road-Let’s start from e-
  • PCL fan deck tune-up
  • Challenge letter from PCL
  • Pokemon card series introduction**
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Volume 17 - July 5, 2002

Volume 17 VOLUME 17 PDF

Contents
  • Get closer to the secret of the e-series stage “Mysterious Continent”!
  • Deck dismantling new book
  • Pokemon Hot News +
  • Pokemon Card Ketbase
  • Pokemon card English
  • Pokemon hot news
  • Event information
  • Jim Official Network
  • Players Gym
  • Deck road-Let’s start from e-
  • PCL fan deck tune-up
  • Challenge letter from PCL
  • Pokemon card series introduction
  • Card game production notes
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Volume 18 - September 5, 2002

Volume 18 VOLUME 18 PDF

Contents
  • Adventure of “mysterious continent” to the deepest part
  • Pokemon Ruby Sapphire Latest Information
  • 4th “Ripped Earth” Complete List
  • Pokemon Card Ketbase
  • Pokemon card English
  • Pokemon hot news
  • Event information
  • Event list
  • Players Gym
  • Deck road-Let’s start from e-
  • PCL fan deck tune-up
  • Challenge letter from PCL
  • Deck dismantling new book
Important Images

Volume 19 - November 5, 2002

Volume 19 VOLUME 19 PDF

Contents
  • Pokemon card new series released in early spring !!
  • e-series recommended combo
  • Information just before the release of Pokemon Ruby Sapphire
  • Pokemon Card Ketbase
  • Pokemon card English
  • Pokemon hot news
  • Event information
  • Event list
  • Players Gym
  • Deck road-Let’s start from e-
  • PCL fan deck tune-up
  • Challenge letter from PCL
  • Deck dismantling new book
Important Images

Volume 20 - January 5, 2003

Volume 20 VOLUME 20 PDF

Contents
  • January 31, 2003 Pokemon card game ADV released
  • Rules that change with Pokemon card game ADV
  • What are the rules of double battle?
  • Get 10 new cards!
  • Pokemon Card Ketbase
  • Pokemon card English
  • Pokemon Hot News +
  • Pokemon Hot news
  • Event information
  • Event information
  • Event list
  • Players Gym
  • PCL fan deck tune-up
  • Challenge letter from PCL
  • Card game production notes

Volume 21 - March 5, 2003

Volume 21 VOLUME 21 PDF

Contents
  • 2nd expansion pack “Desert Kiseki” released in April
  • Let’s power up the first pre-built starter
  • 1st pre-built starter & 1st expansion pack complete list
  • Pokemon Card Ketbase
  • Pokemon card English
  • Pokemon hot news
  • Event information
  • Players Gym
  • PCL fan deck tune-up
  • Challenge letter from PCL
  • Deck dismantling new book
  • Card game production notes
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THE SILVER BIBLE: POKÉMON CARD OFFICIAL BOOK 2000

ポケモンカード オフィシャルブック 2000

—> THE SILVER BIBLE PDF February 29, 2000 <—

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@prochaos, dude, this is INSANE. I have no words for how much I love you. I immediately downloaded every single PDF. This is as close as I’ll ever come to have all original issues in my possession. History unfolds before my eyes.

Thank you.

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I too immediately downloaded every PDF. Just wanted to express my gratitude as well, el professor!

Remarkable to have such quality scans of it all. I only have a couple and don’t plan on getting any more any time soon because they are hard to come by and expensive. So you essentially just gave E4 free money. Cheers my man!

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Was literally about to ask a friend in Japan to look for non $500 copy of the Silver Bible and stumbled upon this.
You are doing Arceus’s work good sir!

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you are royalty

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This is an incredible resource to have access to. I can’t wait to start looking though all of these.

Thank you for sharing :grin:

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Absolute legend! Amazing that you took the time to make these vintage Japanese magazines available in pdf-form!
I own the Pokemon Bible, but it’s awesome to have a pdf-version available.

Hope that in the future some vintage US magazines will be available too since they weren’t that common in the EU.
Would love to browse through magazines like Beckett, Pojo, and Scyre, since some issues should have interesting bootleg articles in them.

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@prochaos is god

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Absolutely beautiful

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@prochaos, Thanks a lot for sharing these gems, really. Insane quality too!

BTW hey y’all, new member here. My name is Trinity and i’m a sealed collector from Italy!

First of all sorry if i make any mistakes or my answers are in the wrong place.

Got a question for poster collectors & community |

@prochaos,@nish,@dreamtech,@lamplamp,@bbqcat,@masonkampe,@buckna,@miraclegro,@vehicularmenace,@dunsparce0p,@azulryu,@muk,@brendantheclayboy,@krnxbab0,

In my life, as a graphic designer, i’ve always been attracted from graphics in general, from movie posters, billboards etc. Recently i am trying to “complete” a new digital project : make a collection of vintage Pokemon sets HD scan flyer/posters/advertisement.

At the moment have an archive of 150+ HD flyers/posters/magazine or books pages/advertisement and need to find some sets that i need.

There’s any vintage posters collector or something? Someone can link me some forum or what please?

Need HD scan from the NEO genesis/revelation/discovery/destiny era, EX era!

English/Italian/Japanese languages only :blush:

This is just a personal and NON profit project, PM me if you want more info about it, hope someone can share some scan/material/info/knowledge with me. Thanks!

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Appreciate sir for all the efforts. This will always be a legendary source!

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Looks like the formatting really got screwed up here. I’ll be sure to clean it up because this is too valuable of a resource to not have it looking good! I’ve started with the first two Tmags and the silver bible post.

EDIT: done!

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This is so awesome! Love love these magazines! Thank you for this :star_struck:

LIZARDON MEGA BATTLE BOOK 1998

ポケモンカードマスター
初代ポケカ全国大会リザードンメガバトル(98年)の公式ドキュメントブック1998

—> LIZARDON MEGA BATTLE BOOK 1998 <—


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Volume 1 - June 5, 1997


Fan Club Mag 1.pdf

Volume 2 - September 5, 1997


Fan Club Mag 2.pdf

Volume 3 - November 18, 1997


Fan Club Mag 3.pdf

Volume 4 - February 28, 1998


Fan Club Mag 4.pdf

Volume 5 - June 10, 1998


Fan Club Mag 5.pdf

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Thank you so much for all these. Amazing to have clean high res digital scans.

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Info Pack 1 - January 1, 2001

Info Pack 2 - April 1, 2001

Info Pack 3 - July 19, 2001

Info Pack 4 - November, 2001

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Easily Understand How to Play Pokémon Cards

—>Easily Understand How to Play Pokémon Cards.pdf<—

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Does “Pokémon Card Info Vol.4” came with Manhole-e??? This is the first time I see that it comes with that magazine.
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