Pokémon Black 2 (ポケットモンスター ブラック 2) and White 2 (ポケットモンスター ホワイト 2)

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

   

"Pokémon Black Version 2 (Japanese: ポケットモンスター ブラック 2 Pocket Monsters Black 2) and Pokémon White Version 2 (Japanese: ポケットモンスター ホワイト 2 Pocket Monsters White 2) are the second paired versions of Generation V.

(Black Kyurem and White Kyurem in Normal Form)

(Black Kyurem and White Kyurem in Overdrive Form)

They released in Japan on June 23, 2012. The games feature two new forms of Kyurem that serve as the version mascots of the games: Black Kyurem (Japanese: ブラックキュレム) for Black 2 and White Kyurem (Japanese: ホワイトキュレム) for White 2.

(A map of the Unova Region)

The games take place two years after the events of Pokémon Black and White. In this time, the Unova region appears to have changed greatly. New locations are accessible in the southwest of the region, one of them being Aspertia City, the new player's hometown. New Gyms and Gym Leaders are also be introduced, and the Unova Pokédex is expanded to include Pokémon foreign to the region, much like in Pokémon Platinum.


(Female and Male Protoganist with Rival)

The player is able to choose to play as the boy, Kyouhei, or the girl, Mei, as they travel across the region against their rival, Hugh."


Within the two years separating Black 2 and White 2 from their predecessors, some of the past Gym Leaders have passed on their positions to others or retired the Gym from the Unova League. The eight Gym Leaders of Unova are now: Cheren (Normal), Roxie (Poison), Burgh (Bug), Elesa (Electric), Clay (Ground), Skyla (Flying), Drayden (Dragon) and Marlon (Water).


Like Black and White, the Elite Four can be battled in any order; after battling all four, a path to the Champion is unlocked. The Elite Four members are Shauntal (Ghost), Marshal (Fighting), Grimsley (Dark), and Caitlin (Psychic). The new Champion is Iris.

A new facility featured in Black 2 and White 2 is the Pokémon World Tournament, where the player is able to battle every Gym Leader and Champion (except Koga) from the main series games in various types of battles.

          
(Version-exclusive Pokémon)

Each game features a Pokédex of 300 different Pokémon species, many of which are from previous generations such as Growlithe, Psyduck, and Marill.

Just like in Pokémon Black and White, the Pokémon sprites are fully animated and move throughout battles. However, unlike Black and White, every Trainer in the game has battle animations, as well as more frames which allows smoother animations."

Source: Bulbapedia

I loved Pokémon Black and White so much when I played them and I literally couldn't put my hands away from my NDS. I'm so excited about Pokémon Black 2 and White 2 and I expect them to be even better than the first paired versions of Generation V. I'm planning to lay my hands on the Black Version first. The more I see and hear about this, the more impatient I get! The release date in Europe is October 12, 2012, It's such a long time until then, but all I can do is to wait and drool over all the trailers out there.

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