The Official Guide to BIONICLE
Book Information
AuthorGreg Farshtey
SeriesBIONICLE guide books
Year published2003
Number in series1
Previous bookNone
Next bookBIONICLE: Metru Nui - City of Legends

The Official Guide to BIONICLE was the first guide book released on August 1, 2003 and was written by Greg Farshtey.


The guide book featured full-page profiles and CGI-rendered forms of the Toa Nuva, the Turaga, the Matoran (like Macku and Jaller), the Makuta, Rahi, Bohrok, Bohrok-Kal, the Rahkshi, and many more. Each profile also includes a pronunciation guide and some facts about the Matoran.

Extra contents[]

The guide book includes a map of Mata Nui, a key of the Matoran Alphabet, and a short dictionary of Treespeak. The guide book also explained briefly on what has occurred during and after a saga (For example, The Quest for the Masks saga in 2001) and how the next saga (the Bohrok Swarms saga in 2002) fits to the storyline.

Matoran messages[]

At the bottom of certain pages in the guide book; there is seven secret messages that gives clues/hints of who is the Toa of Light and where/when he would reveal himself. This was to promote the BIONICLE: Mask of Light movie.


  • In this guide book, Treespeak was referred as Le-Koro Slang.
  • Curiously, all Ice-related characters are listed as being "silver" instead of "white", with the sole exception of Kurahk.
Guide Books
2003: The Official Guide to BIONICLE
2004: BIONICLE: Metru Nui - City of Legends
2005: BIONICLE: Rahi BeastsBIONICLE: Encyclopedia
2006: BIONICLE: Dark Hunters
2007: BIONICLE WorldBIONICLE: Encyclopedia Updated
2009: Makuta's Guide to the UniverseMata Nui's Guide to Bara Magna