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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