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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](/pokedex/game/black-white-2" title="View full Black/White 2 Pokedex) 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 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.


Early story details for Black & White 2

Pokemon Black 2 & White 2 — 20 June, 2012

New Unova map from Pokemon Black/White 2 Japanese magazine Dengeki Nintendo has leaked with various details about Black & White 2. It lists the first 36 Pokemon in the local dex - we have updated the Black/White 2 Pokedex to reflect that.

There are several new towns and cities in Black/White 2, as can be seen on the map to the left. You start in Aspertia City which is to the South-West of the map. Also in the area are Route 19, Route 20, Sangi Town, Sangi Ranch, Sangi Forest, Tachiwaki City and Tachiwaki Complex. This area appears to be separated from the rest of Unova as you must use a boat to get to Castelia City.


Pokemon Global Link redesigned

General News — 20 June, 2012

In preparation for the release of Pokemon Black & White 2 in Japan this Saturday, the Global Link has been redesigned. It now features a real satellite photo of Earth instead of the graphic previously. Circular icons at the top provide quick access to information about the Pokemon you have tucked in, Wi-fi competitions and promotions.

Pokemon Global Link June 2012
The new Global Link layout

A new reports section lists various facts like the most traded Pokemon and stats about Pokemon in each country. There are also many new items in the Dream Catalogue, including a Hidden Forest Home and Resort House.

A new area called Icy Cave is planned but not released yet.


Gym leaders for Black/White 2 confirmed

Pokemon Black 2 & White 2 — 16 June, 2012

The gym leaders for Black 2 & White 2 have been confirmed in a new guidebook. First up, your friend Cheren from Black & White has risen up to become a gym leader, and is the first leader you encounter.

There are also two new gym leaders, Homika and Shizui (English names TBC) who specialize in Poison and Water types respectively. Homika's gym is a music club, while Shizui's gym features a lily pad puzzle.

New gym leaders Homika and Shizui
New gym leaders Homika (Poison) and Shizui (Water)

The other gyms remain the same. Full list below...


Keldeo Resolution form full image and other BW2 news

Pokemon Black 2 & White 2 — 15 June, 2012

Keldeo Resolution form The Japanese magazine CoroCoro has been released and shows the alternate form of legendary Pokemon Keldeo. Its only real change from the original is a large blue horn. It changes to the Resolution Form when it learns the move Sacred Sword. It is confirmed to be the same size as the original form, 1.4m and 48.5kg.

It has also been revealed that Tornadus, Thundurus & Landorus require an item, the Reflecting Mirror, to change forms. The new forms have the Pokemon's hidden abilities: Tornadus and Thundurus have Defiant and Landorus has Sheer Force. However, their regular forms have new abilities: Tornadus has Regenerator, Thundurus has Volt Absorb and Landorus has Intimidate.

Some new version exclusives are known: The Magby and Buneary families are exclusive to Black, while the Elekid and Skitty families are exclusive to White.


Keldeo to receive new form

Pokemon Black 2 & White 2 — 11 June, 2012

Keldeo Resolution Form Legendary Pokemon Keldeo is another Pokemon to receive a new form in Black 2 & White 2.

The new form is currently known as Resolution Form, with the original form known as Usual Form. Final English names are not yet known. The image to the right shows a leaked cover of CoroCoro magazine with the form. We'll have more details when CoroCoro is out.