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Pokémon Black Version 2
ポケットモンスター ブラック 2
Black 2 English Boxart
Pokémon Black Version 2 box art cover.
Pokémon White Version 2
ポケットモンスター ホワイト 2
White 2 English Boxart
Pokémon White Version 2 box art cover.
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Game information
Generation Generation V
Players 1-4 players
Platform Nintendo DS
Developers Game Freak
Publishers Nintendo
The Pokémon Company
Release dates
Japan June 23, 2012
North America October 7, 2012
Europe October 12, 2012
Australia October 11, 2012
South Korea November 8, 2012
Ratings
CERO A
ESRB E
ACB G
OFLC G
PEGI 3
GRB ALL
Black 2 JP Cover
Pokémon Black Version 2 Japanese cover box art.
White 2 JP Cover
Pokémon White Version 2 Japanese cover box art.

Pokémon Black and White Versions 2 (also known as Pokémon Black and White 2) are a pair of sequels to Pokémon Black and White that was released in Japan on June 23, 2012. It was released in America on October 7, 2012, in Europe on October 12, 2012, and in Australia and New Zealand on October 11, 2012.

The game has a brand new story than the previous games, having a new plot and features.

Plot

The games are set two years after the games Pokémon Black and White, and the Unova region has changed drastically with new locations and Pokémon from previous generations. The player - Nate, the male protagonist, or Rosa, the female protagonist - starts in a location southwest in Unova called Aspertia City with Hugh, the player's rival. They are given a starter Pokémon - Snivy, Tepig, or Oshawott - by Bianca, who is now Professor Juniper's assistant. As they venture out in Unova, they will challenge new and old Gym Leaders and encounter the new Team Plasma, while also meeting the old Team Plasma.

Near the end of the game, the Neo Team Plasma's plan is revealed. They want to freeze Unova using their technology and the power of the legendary Pokemon, Kyurem. At the Giant Chasm, Ghetsis orders Kyurem to freeze the player! Thankfully, N and his dragon (Zekrom in Black 2 and Reshiram in White 2) save the player in time. Ghetsis then uses the DNA Splicers that were stolen earlier on Kyurem, whose frozen wings shatter, revealing a set of energy asorbing node-like appendages! Kyurem then blasts N's dragon, sealing it back up in the Dark/Light Stone! Then under Ghetsis' orders, Kyurem absorbs the stone, fusing the two dragons together to make an even stronger dragon, Black/White Kyurem! The player then defeats the dragon, seperating it back into two, N's dragon is given back to him, while Kyurem flees to re-gain it's strength. After a battle with Ghetsis, he suffers a mental breakdown, and is taken away by the Shadow Traid.

Post-game, after a battle with N and his dragon, he kindly lets his dragon go, and gives the Dark/Light Stone to the player. Then the player can bring it to Dragonspiral Tower where he/she can catch N's dragon. If the player catchs N's dragon, Kyurem will re-appear at the Giant Chasm where the player can catch it too.

Features

Unova

Main article: Unova
Unova B2W2 Game

Unova as it appears in Pokémon Black and White Versions 2

Over the set of two years since Pokémon Black and White, locations have drastically changed. Areas such as Challenger's Cave are no longer accessible. Other areas have changed such as Route 4, which has completed its construction to varying degrees depending on the game. The southwest now contains locations, such as Aspertia City, Floccesy Town and Virbank City. Several new locations previously inaccessible can now be explored, such as the Castelia Sewers.

Pokémon World Tournament

Main article: Pokémon World Tournament

The Pokémon World Tournament is a new feature in which trainers can partake in a tournament against other trainers in a single or double battle. It is held in Driftveil City, hosted by Cynthia, the Sinnoh League Champion.

Pokéstar Studios

Main article: Pokéstar Studios

Pokéstar Studios allows the player to star in movies varying in genre. Such movie genres include action, horror, and many others. Characters such as Brycen and Sabrina play roles in Pokéstar Studios.

Other features

Changes

  • The Gym Leader lineup has been reorganized.
  • Bianca, Cheren, Elesa, Iris and Ghetsis return with a new designs.
  • Bianca is now the assistant of Professor Juniper.
  • Alder has stepped down from the Champion position and Iris has taken his place.
  • Tornadus, Thundurus, and Landorus get new formes called their "Therian" formes, which can be changed via the Reveal Glass.
  • Keldeo has a new forme called the "Resolution Forme." Keldeo changes to its Resolution Forme when it learns Secret Sword and changes back when the move is forgotten.
  • Instead of specific trainers having sprite animations, all trainers in the game have sprite animations.
  • The Team Plasma has now splintered into two groups, one that has since seen the error of their ways but are still loyal to N and his goal to free Pokémon and a newer group called New Team Plasma that follows Ghetsis and his plans for control over Unova.
  • Every gym has had a redesign in their puzzles and remix of their music except Cheren

Characters

Hero

VSKyōhei
Nate
Mix
VSMei
Rosa
Mix

Rival

VSHugh
Hugh
Mix

Gym Leaders

VSCherenB2W2
Basicbadge
Cheren
Type Normal
Aspertia City
VSRoxie
Toxicbadge
Roxie
Type Poison
Virbank City
VSBurgh
Insectbadge
Burgh
Type Bug
Castelia City
VSElesaB2W2
Boltbadge
Elesa
Type Electric
Nimbasa City
VSClay
Quakebadge
Clay
Type Ground
Driftveil City
VSSkyla
Jetbadge
Skyla
Type Flying
Mistralton City
VSDrayden
Legendbadge
Drayden
Type Dragon
Opelucid City
VSMarlon
Wavebadge
Marlon
Type Water
Humilau City

Elite Four and Champion

VSShauntal
Shauntal
Type Ghost
VSGrimsley
Grimsley
Type Dark
VSCaitlin
Caitlin
Type Psychic
VSMarshal
Marshal
Type Fighting

VSIrisB2W2
Iris
Type Dragon


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Spoilers end here.
Unown Exclamation XY

Pokémon

The Unova Pokédex received an upgrade and now features a total of 301 Pokémon, containing Pokémon from every generation.

Starter Pokémon

The starter Pokémon in Unova remain the same: Grass-type Snivy, Fire-type Tepig, and Water-type Oshawott.

Version Exclusive

Pokémon Black 2
No. Sprite Pokémon Type
#126126MagmarType Fire
#185185SudowoodoType Rock
#214214HeracrossType BugType Fighting
#240240MagbyType Fire
#311311PlusleType Electric
#313313VolbeatType Bug
#325325SpoinkType Psychic
#326326GrumpigType Psychic
#379379RegisteelType Steel
#381381LatiosType DragonType Psychic
#427427BunearyType Normal
#428428LopunnyType Normal
#438438BonslyType Rock
#467467MagmortarType Fire
#546546CottoneeType Grass
#547547WhimsicottType Grass
#574574GothitaType Psychic
#575575GothoritaType Psychic
#576576GothitelleType Psychic
#629629VullabyType DarkType Flying
#630630MandibuzzType DarkType Flying
#644644ZekromType DragonType Electric
#646646bKyuremType DragonType Ice
Pokémon White 2
No. Sprite Pokémon Type
#122122Mr. MimeType Psychic
#125125ElectabuzzType Electric
#127127PinsirType Bug
#239239ElekidType Electric
#300300SkittyType Normal
#301301DelcattyType Normal
#312312MinunType Electric
#314314IllumiseType Bug
#322322NumelType FireType Ground
#323323CameruptType FireType Ground
#378378RegiceType Ice
#380380LatiasType DragonType Psychic
#439439Mime Jr.Type Psychic
#466466ElectivireType Electric
#548548PetililType Grass
#549549LilligantType Grass
#577577SolosisType Psychic
#578578DuosionType Psychic
#579579ReuniclusType Psychic
#627627RuffletType NormalType Flying
#628628BraviaryType NormalType Flying
#643643ReshiramType DragonType Fire
#646File:646w.pngKyuremType DragonType Ice

Legendary Pokémon

No. Sprite Pokémon Type Location Version
#377377RegirockType RockUnderground RuinsPKMN Black 2 icon PKMN White 2 icon
#378378Regice*Type IceUnderground RuinsPKMN White 2 icon
#379379Registeel*Type SteelUnderground RuinsPKMN Black 2 icon
#380380LatiasType DragonType PsychicDreamyardPKMN White 2 icon
#381381LatiosType DragonType PsychicDreamyardPKMN Black 2 icon
#480480UxieType PsychicNacrene CityPKMN Black 2 icon PKMN White 2 icon
#481481MespritType PsychicCelestial TowerPKMN Black 2 icon PKMN White 2 icon
#482482AzelfType PsychicRoute 23PKMN Black 2 icon PKMN White 2 icon
#485485HeatranType FireType SteelRebirth MountainPKMN Black 2 icon PKMN White 2 icon
#486486RegigigasType NormalTwist MountainPKMN Black 2 icon PKMN White 2 icon
#488488CresseliaType PsychicMarvelous BridgePKMN Black 2 icon PKMN White 2 icon
#638638CobalionType SteelType FightingRoute 13PKMN Black 2 icon PKMN White 2 icon
#639639TerrakionType RockType FightingRoute 22PKMN Black 2 icon PKMN White 2 icon
#640640VirizionType GrassType FightingRoute 11PKMN Black 2 icon PKMN White 2 icon
#643643ReshiramType DragonType FireDragonspiral TowerPKMN White 2 icon
#644644ZekromType DragonType ElectricDragonspiral TowerPKMN Black 2 icon
#646646KyuremType DragonType IceGiant ChasmPKMN Black 2 icon PKMN White 2 icon

Swarms

Main article: Pokémon Swarm

Like the predecessors, swarms - or mass outbreaks - activate after receiving the National Pokédex. Swarms change each day at midnight. To determine where a swarm is located, the player can check the gate and read the moving screen.

Compatibility

Pokémon Black and White Versions 2 are compatible between Pokémon Black and White and Pokémon Dream Radar. Pokémon from Pokémon Diamond and Pearl, Pokémon Platinum, and Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver can also be sent to Pokémon Black and White Versions 2 by using Poké Transfer. The games are also compatible with Dream World.

News

  • On June 28, 2012, Pokemon Black and White Versions 2's release date was announced for North America and Europe.
  • On June 23, 2012, Pokémon Black and White Versions 2 were released in Japan.
  • On June 21, 2012, the male and female playable characters' default Japanese names, as well as the rival's, were revealed: Nate, Rosa (playable characters), and Hugh (rival). Burgh, Elesa, Clay, and Skyla's team rosters were revealed as well.
  • On June 12, 2012, Corocoro leaked information about a new town, Lentimas Town where the player can change Keldeo's form. It was also leaked that Tachiwaki City's English name was Virbank City.
  • On June 10, 2012, an image from Corocoro leaked showing Keldeo's new form, Resolution Form. The image only showed Keldeo's head with a long blue horn, a red maine and three whitish-blue hairs.
  • On June 2nd, 2012, Pokemon Smash! showed two trailers that confirms the reappearance of Skyla as the Mistralton Gym Leader, N and Ghetsis, where N is standing alongside the player with a Zekrom facing off against Ghetsis, who is standing beside a Kyurem.
  • On May 28, 2012, it was revealed that Roxie is the second Gym Leader and she will award the Toxic Badge when defeated.
  • On May 15th, 2012, the official Pokémon site in the USA announced that Hiougi City would be called Aspertia City in the English Version.
  • On May 11th, 2012 scans from CoroCoro Magazine were leaked again, revealing that Bianca was the Professor's assistant and gives you your Starter Pokémon. Cheren is a normal type gym leader, Tornadus, Thundurus, and Landorus have new forms. A new feature was also revealed, to be called the World Tournament, where the player can battle previous gym leaders/rivals from previous regions. There is also a new professor called Professor Burnett. Pokewood will also replace the musicals. Alder will also return but will appear earlier through the game, and N is no where to be found, yet the Seven Sages will appear, but it is unknown if Ghetsis will appear.
  • On April 12, 2012, scans from CoroCoro Magazine were leaked online, revealing the games to have two new playable characters, a new rival, a new professor, and a couple new gym leaders, as well as the fact that the storyline is set two years after Pokémon Black and White, where Unova has areas that are enveloped and currently being enveloped in ice. Additionally, there is a new city: Aspertia City, on the south western island of Unova, where the player starts his/her adventure. Construction in the desert on Route 4 has been completed, and two craters in Driftveil City were formed, one of which was where the Cold Storage used to be located. The Pokédex has also changed. The Unova pokedex now has 300 obtainable Pokémon, some from the previous regions.
  • On February 25th, 2012, during the show Pokémon Smash!, and later confirmed by both the Japan and US Pokémon websites, two new games were announced as the sequel to Pokémon Black and White. Known as Pokémon Black 2 and Pokémon White 2, these games have mascots that are alternate formes of Kyurem. The mascot for Pokémon Black 2 is known as "Black Kyurem," a forme relating to Zekrom. The mascot for Pokémon White 2 is known as "White Kyurem" relating to Reshiram.

Gallery


Trailers

Japanese Trailer First Trailer Animated Trailer
New Japanese Trailer 1 New Japanese Trailer 2 English Version Early Gameplay Trailer
2nd Official English Gameplay Trailer 3rd Official English Gameplay Trailer 4th Official English Gameplay Trailer
English Animated Trailer September English Trailer

External Links

Trivia

  • Pokémon Black Version 2 and Pokémon White Version 2 will have the shortest localization period for main series games, being released in the US and Europe in Autumn, a few months after its Japanese release.
  • Although Reshiram was on Pokémon Black Version's cover and Zekrom was on Pokémon White Version's cover, Black Kyurem is on Pokemon Black Version 2's cover and White Kyurem is on Pokemon White Version 2's cover.
  • The protagonist from the previous games is said to be travelling in search of N.
  • In Japan, The Pokemon games Black 2 and White 2 had over 1.16 Million pre-orders till June 16. This marks the first time that two consecutive series games on the Nintendo DS have had pre-order sales of over a million copies.
  • Pokémon Black and White Versions 2 are the only games to be numbered-sequels.
  • These games introduced the most alternate forms for Legendary/Mythical Pokémon, 6 in total.
  • This is the first game where you can go over 999,999 Pokédollars.
  • This is also the first game that the player cannot capture the versions mascot before the Pokemon League, although it can be captured after.
  • The starters and their evolved forms are the only Pokémon with different sprite movements in this game instead of having the same sprite movements from Pokemon Black Version and Pokemon White Version.
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