Black/White Attack and Ability English names revealed!

Pokemon Black & White — 02 March, 2011

Copies of Pokemon Black & White have hit some places early and now all the official English names for the new moves and abilities can be revealed! (UPDATE: also added the Pokedex 'flavor' entries and species to the Pokedex.)

English attack names
English ability names

If you want to see the Japanese names as a reference, we list them all below...


Here they are, listed as Japanese name → English name

Attack names

  • Acid Bomb → Acid Spray
  • Acrobat → Acrobatics
  • You First → After You
  • Side Change → Ally Switch
  • Body Purge → Autotomize
  • Gift Pass → Bestow
  • Blue Flame → Blue Flare
  • Lighting Strike → Bolt Strike
  • Level Ground → Bulldoze
  • Little by Little → Chip Away
  • Overhead Throw → Circle Throw
  • Clear Smog → Clear Smog
  • Snake Coil → Coil
  • Cotton Guard → Cotton Guard
  • Dragon Tail → Dragon Tail
  • Drill Liner → Drill Run
  • Double Chop → Dual Chop
  • Echo Voice → Echoed Voice
  • Electro Ball → Electro Ball
  • Electro Net → Electroweb
  • Befriend → Entrainment
  • Flame Dance → Fiery Dance
  • Extreme Risk → Final Gambit
  • Fire Oath → Fire Pledge
  • Flame Burst → Flame Burst
  • Nitro Charge → Flame Charge
  • Trickery → Foul Play
  • Freeze Bolt → Freeze Shock
  • Ice Breath → Frost Breath
  • Cross Thunder → Fusion Bolt
  • Cross Flame → Fusion Flare
  • Gear Saucer → Gear Grind
  • Frozen World → Glaciate
  • Grass Oath → Grass Pledge
  • Guard Share → Guard Split
  • Afro Break → Head Charge
  • Healing Wave → Heal Pulse
  • Heart Stamp → Heart Stamp
  • Heat Stamp → Heat Crash
  • Heavy Bomber → Heavy Slam
  • Evil Eye → Hex
  • Claw Sharpen → Hone Claws
  • Wood Horn → Horn Leech
  • Windstorm → Hurricane
  • Cold Flare → Ice Burn
  • Icicle Drop → Icicle Crash
  • Incinerate → Incinerate
  • Purgatory → Inferno
  • Grass Mixer → Leaf Tornado
  • Low Kick/Ankle Sweep → Low Sweep
  • Magic Room → Magic Room
  • Night Burst → Night Daze
  • Power Share → Power Split
  • Psycho Shock → Psyshock
  • Psycho Break → Psystrike
  • Postpone → Quash
  • Fast Guard → Quick Guard
  • Butterfly Dance → Quiver Dance
  • Anger Powder → Rage Powder
  • Shell Blade → Razor Shell
  • Mirror Type → Reflect Type
  • Ancient Song → Relic Song
  • Retaliate → Retaliate
  • Sing-a-round → Round
  • Sacred Sword → Sacred Sword
  • Boiling Water → Scald
  • Ball of Flame → Searing Shot
  • Mystery Sword → Secret Sword
  • Shell Smash → Shell Smash
  • Gear Change → Shift Gear
  • Simple Beam → Simple Beam
  • Freefall → Sky Drop
  • Slime Wave → Sludge Wave
  • Knock Down → Smack Down
  • Bark Out → Snarl
  • Submerge → Soak
  • Hard Roller → Steamroller
  • Assist Power → Stored Power
  • Mountain Storm → Storm Throw
  • Bug Opposition → Struggle Bug
  • Synchro Noise → Synchronoise
  • Sweep Slap → Tail Slap
  • Techno Buster → Techno Blast
  • Telekinesis → Telekinesis
  • V-Generate → V-Create
  • Venom Shock → Venoshock
  • Volt Change → Volt Switch
  • Water Oath → Water Pledge
  • Wide Guard → Wide Guard
  • Wild Bolt → Wild Charge
  • Wonder Room → Wonder Room
  • Cheer Up → Work Up

Ability names

  • Analysis → Analytic
  • Pigeon Heart → Big Pecks
  • Perversity → Contrary
  • Cursed Body → Cursed Body
  • Faint-Hearted → Defeatist
  • Rivalry → Defiant
  • Wild Fever → Flare Boost
  • Friend Guard → Friend Guard
  • Harvest → Harvest
  • Healing Heart → Healer
  • Heavy Metal → Heavy Metal
  • Illusion → Illusion
  • Eccentric → Imposter
  • Slip Through → Infiltrator
  • Metal Thorns → Iron Barbs
  • Righteous Heart → Justified
  • Light Metal → Light Metal
  • Magic Mirror → Magic Bounce
  • Inconsistent → Moody
  • Overconfident → Moxie
  • Multiscale → Multiscale
  • Mummy → Mummy
  • Dustproof → Overcoat
  • Wicked Thief → Pickpocket
  • Underhanded → Poison Touch
  • Teasing Heart → Prankster
  • Chatter → Rattled
  • Regeneration Power → Regenerator
  • Sand Power → Sand Force
  • Sand Artillery → Sand Rush
  • Herbivore → Sap Sipper
  • Brute Force → Sheer Force
  • Telepathy → Telepathy
  • Tera Voltage → Teravolt
  • Poison Rampage → Toxic Boost
  • Turbo Blaze → Turboblaze
  • Tension → Unnerve
  • Victory Star → Victory Star
  • Armor Break → Weak Armor
  • Miracle Skin → Wonder Skin
  • Daruma Mode → Zen Mode

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