Pokémon Database - News & Updates

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On this page below you'll find the recent Pokémon news and updates to this site. Delve deeper using the menu above to find detailed Pokédex entries, attack stats, evolution chains and our thriving community of awesome Pokéfans who'll answer your questions. And much more besides!

New Keldeo wi-fi event in America and Europe

Pokemon Events — 24 January, 2013

Keldeo Pokemon event A new event has been announced. Keldeo, who was previously available in a real-life event, will now be made available through wi-fi! The event runs from Friday January 25th (tomorrow!) to Tuesday February 12th.

This Keldeo will know the moves Sacred Sword, Hydro Pump, Aqua Jet, and Swords Dance and will be Level 50.

To obtain it, as usual go to the Mystery Gift in the menu, Receive Gift then Receive via Nintendo WFC.


Genesect info available for Pokedex 3D Pro and Pokedex iOS

Pokemon Events — 17 January, 2013

If you have the Pokedex 3D Pro or Pokedex for iOS apps, you can now add Genesect's data to them.

For Pokedex 3D Pro, go to Pokemon Challenge then one of the Keyword options at the bottom. (If all slots are filled tap Delete on one.) Enter the keyword, PHSKUTDF, then play through it to get Genesect (answers don't need to be correct).

For Pokedex for iOS simply enter this code in the search field and tap Search: SNMPSCTP.

In general site news, I added a page for the new games Pokemon X&Y, which will be kept updated with new information as we get it.


New games revealed: Pokemon X and Pokemon Y!

Pokemon X & Y — 08 January, 2013

Pokemon X+Y logo Nintendo Direct has just finished airing and Nintendo President Satoru Iwata has revealed two new Pokemon games! They are called Pokemon X and Pokemon Y.

The broadcast began with a retrospective look at the history of the Pokemon games, with many references to the delay between the release in Japan and the rest of the world. He then revealed the new games, which will be released simultaneously this October in Japan, America, UK, Europe and Australia!

The games will be on the 3DS and make full use of the 3D feature. The starter Pokemon were revealed to be named Chespin (Grass), Fennekin (Fire) and Froakie (Water). Continue below for the video and more pictures!

Pokemon X and Y starters: Chespin, Fennekin, Froakie
Pokemon X and Y starters: Chespin, Fennekin, Froakie.

Diamond Dust, dual-types and type statistics

General News — 31 December, 2012

If you visit Icirrus City in your Pokemon game today, December 31st, you have the opportunity to see the rare weather condition Diamond Dust. When walking around outside in the town the air will sparkle instead of the typical snow.

It's available in all Generation 5 games - Black, White, Black 2 or White 2. In BW2 once you have seen it you will receive the Diamond Dust medal! If you're reading this in 2013, not to worry. There are several other rumoured dates that Diamond Dust will appear, including January 12th. See the Pokebase question: How do you experience the Diamond Dust weather?

Nintendo also stated recently there will be a Pokemon announcement on January 8th. Whether that will be a new game or not is unknown. We'll post news as soon as we get it.

In other news, I have made some nice little additions to our type pages. On every type page you will first see some totals at the top of the page that count every Pokemon and move of that type. Further down we now have stat averages which tell you for each stat like HP or Attack, what their average is across the type, and where they are ranked. (See below for a spoiler)

Also, the dual type chart now has links in the PKMN column to view all the Pokemon of that type combination. So if you've looked at the chart and wondered which Pokemon is Fire/Electric type? you can click the number 1 next to that row and see that it's Rotom Heat form!

And finally, a belated Merry Christmas, happy holidays and a Happy New Year to all our visitors! We have lots of new additions coming up in 2013 so stay tuned!


A few Black & White 2 updates

Site Updates — 19 October, 2012

Hope everyone is enjoying Pokemon Black and White 2! I've just added a few more details and corrections to our pages:

  • A Medals page, detailing every one of the 255 Medals available in the game and how to obtain them.
  • List of TMs with their locations in BW2. We are working through this to add even more detailed locations.
  • Pokedex descriptions for BW2 are now in the Pokedex. These were taken direct from the game so are actually correct, unlike most other sites.
  • The Black/White 2 Pokedex has been fixed to include Genesect. Turns out they lied to us and there are 301 Pokemon in the new Unova dex, not 300 ;)
  • Official Genesect artwork added to its Pokedex page.
  • EV yields updated for the new forms in BW2.

Pokemon Black & White 2 released, plus 3DS apps and events!

Pokemon Black 2 & White 2 — 14 October, 2012

We're a little late since I have just been on holiday for two weeks, but the new Pokemon games - Pokemon Black 2 and Pokemon White 2 - have been released this past week! They include new areas of Unova, new characters, a local Pokedex of 301 Pokemon from all generations, and an epic plot! Absolutely worth getting as soon as possible.

Pokemon Black 2 and White 2 logos

Genesect sprite Additionally, the mythical Pokemon Genesect (see Pokedex) is available at launch from a wifi event. It is level 15 and has the moves Magnet Bomb, SolarBeam, Signal Beam and its signature move Techno Blast. Simply go to Mystery Gift in the menu then Receive via Nintendo WFC. It is only available until November 12th, so get it while you can!

And that's not all! If you own a 3DS you can download two new Pokemon apps. The first is Pokemon Dream Radar, an Augmented Reality game that allows you to capture Pokemon as if they were right in front of you! The game also allows capture of the legendary Pokemon Tornadus, Thundurus and Landorus in their new Therian Forme. You can trade them to your Black 2 or White 2 game, then use a new item called the Reveal Glass to keep them in that form.

The second 3DS app is Pokedex 3D Pro, an upgraded version of the free Pokedex 3D that was released last year. It contains all 649 Pokemon viewable in 3D and plenty of details on their moves, abilities, etc.


Keldeo event upcoming at Gamestop/Game stores

Pokemon Events — 21 August, 2012

Nintendo has announced a new event! The Amazing Colt Pokémon Keldeo will be available in most branches of Gamestop in America. In Canada, it is available from EB Games stores, while in the UK you can get it in Game and Gamestation shops.

Keldeo Pokemon event

It will know the moves Aqua Jet, Leer, Double Kick and BubbleBeam. The event runs from August 27th to October 6th in USA/Canada, and September 1st to October 11th in the UK. Simply take your DS and copy of Pokemon Black or Pokemon White to your local store on that date, in the menu select Mystery Gift then Receive via Wireless.

Furthermore, when Keldeo is transferred to Pokemon Black 2 or Pokemon White 2 (which are released later in the year), it will be able to learn the special move Secret Sword and change to Resolute Form. Genesect sprite

For those with the Japanese versions of Pokemon BW2, the legendary Pokemon Genesect has also been released over wi-fi! This obviously implies that English games will get the same event before the year is out.


Pokemon Black 2 & White 2 trailer

Pokemon Black 2 & White 2 — 10 July, 2012

Nintendo have released a new trailer for Pokemon Black 2 and Pokemon White 2. Here it is:

The games are due to be released October 7th in North America and October 12th in Europe. We already have all the important information online, ready and waiting for when you get your copy!


Black & White 2 location guide online

Pokemon Black 2 & White 2 — 30 June, 2012

Just a quick post to say we have added Pokemon locations for Black 2 and White 2! In our location guide you can check out the new and updated routes to see which Pokemon appear where and how. A few Pokemon are missing, mainly 'interactable' legendaries, but these will be added asap.

We are also planning more work on the section to clean it up and make it as simple as possible to understand. If you have any suggestions/corrections, post in this thread on Meta-Pokebase.

View Pokemon location guide


English release date for Black & White 2!

Pokemon Black 2 & White 2 — 28 June, 2012

Nintendo has finally revealed the release dates for Pokemon Black/White 2 in America and Europe! It will be released October 7th in the US & Canada, and October 12th in the UK & Europe.

An updated official site also reveals other details. The Poison-type gym leader is called Roxie (revealed last week). The Water-type gym leader is called Marlon. The updated version of Pokemon Contests, previously referred to as Pokewood, is called Pokéstar Studios.

The 3DS game Pokemon Dream Radar, in which the alternate forms of Tornadus, Thundurus and Landorus can be caught, is also being released alongside B2W2 on the same date in each respective country. Continue below for the official trailer!


Full learnsets for Pokemon Black 2 & White 2 now online

Pokemon Black 2 & White 2 — 26 June, 2012

I have just finished adding the last of the move changes to our Pokedex. Move tutor attacks and the handful of TM changes were done Friday. There were no egg move or HM changes in Black 2 & White 2.

Over the past few days I have been adding the level up move changes. Mostly these were just level changes, to account for the fact many early-generation Pokemon are available at lower levels than in Black/White. But several Pokemon got a new attack or two such as Sandslash with Earthquake, Drapion with Night Slash and Beartic with Aqua Jet. See this thread on Pokebase for just the new moves added, or browse the Pokedex below.

Black/White 2 Pokedex


Black & White 2 details leaking in (plus full tutor moves list!)

Pokemon Black 2 & White 2 — 21 June, 2012

Just a short post to note that many details for Black 2 and White 2 are now coming in. They are mostly minor story details which I won't post here, but the following pages will be regularly updated over the coming hours and days:

BW2 Pokedex
Lots of classic Pokemon found in the wild, including final evolutions like Starmie, Drifblim and Drapion!

BW2 gym leaders
All gym leaders, Elite 4 members and their Pokemon are known.

BW2 move tutors
Four new move tutors who teach moves for shards. (Dragon Pulse/Dark Pulse/Earth Power Hydreigon almost certainly possible!)

UPDATE: I have added all the move tutor moves that each Pokemon can learn! Check any Pokedex page (e.g. Mienshao) to see what moves they can be tutored. Individual move pages (e.g. Earth Power) have been updated with which Pokemon can learn a move.