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!

More Black & White features confirmed

Pokemon Black & White — 12 August, 2010

More features from Pokemon Black & White have been revealed in recent weeks. I have updated the page with the details, but here's a quick summary:

  • The game will have seasons (each lasting one month) that change the game colouring slightly, make different pokemon appear and change some pokemon's appearance (see below).
  • There will be triple battles! Pokemon can be rotated, and each position affects different pokemon on the opposing team.
  • There is an exclusive region in each game: Black City in Pokemon Black and White Forest in Pokemon White.
  • You can earn items to use in multiplayer battles.
  • TMs will not disappear after one use, they will be able to be used again like HMs.
Shikijika's seasonal forms
Shikijika in Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter

New pokemon, including event legendary Victini

Pokemon Black & White — 12 August, 2010

More new pokemon have been revealed for Black & White. I've added them to our dedicated page so go there to see the details.

New Pokemon for Black and White, revealed August 2010
The new pokemon are based on such creatures as a swan, mole and caterpillar

Victini, the Victory Pokemon #000Also revealed is another legendary pokemon, Victini, the Victory Pokemon. It's Psychic/Fire type and unusually holds place #000 in the Isshu Pokedex. It will only be available through a special event.

New wi-fi event: obtain Latias or Latios!

Pokemon HeartGold & SoulSilver — 29 July, 2010

Latias and Latios, the legendary eon Pokemon Starting this Saturday, July 31st and running until August 27th is a new wi-fi event to obtain the Enigma Stone item in HeartGold/SoulSilver.

If you take it to Pewter City Museum you can get it revived into a Soul Dew, which will make either Latios or Latias appear, depending on your version. HeartGold gets Latios, SoulSilver gets Latias.

New pokemon: Wooguru, Musharna, Minezumi, Koromori

Pokemon Black & White — 11 July, 2010

More new pokemon for Black & White have been revealed! Details are sketchy at present but we should have more in the next few days. Keep an eye on our home page and dedicated Pokemon Black & White details page.

New Pokemon for Black and White, revealed July 2010

The eagle-like pokemon (left) is named Wooguru and is Normal/Flying type. The chipmunk-like pokemon (top middle) is named Minezumi. The bottom middle pokemon is named Musharna and is the evolution of the pink pokemon Munna already revealed. The bat-like pokemon (top right) is named Koromori and is Psychic/Flying type. The green tusked pokemon (bottom right) is named Kibago.

Jirachi now available over Wi-Fi

Pokemon HeartGold & SoulSilver — 01 July, 2010

Jirachi, the Wish Pokemon The Wish Pokemon, Jirachi, is now available over Nintendo WFC! It is available to all Generation IV games: Diamond, Pearl, Platinum, HeartGold and SoulSilver.

Jirachi is available from June 26 to July 16 in America, Europe and Australia. It will know the moves Wish, Confusion, Rest and Draco Meteor. Downloading Jirachi in HS/SS will also unlock the Night Sky's Edge Pokewalker route.

To obtain Jirachi in HG/SS, simply select Mystery Gift from the game's start-up menu, then choose Receive via Nintendo WFC. In D/P/Pl you will first need to follow the instructions for Mystery Gifts on our events page.

Pokemon Black & White trailer released

Pokemon Black & White — 29 June, 2010

The first trailer for Pokemon Black & White has been revealed by Japanese variety show Oha Suta. It reveals a lot more gameplay footage and more Pokémon! You can see the trailer by continuing below. The screenshots here show the new Pokémon.

New Pokemon Doryuuzu, Ononokusu, Desukan, Denchura The image to the left shows a large mole Pokémon, Doryuuzu, and a mantis Pokémon, Ononokusu on the opposing team. On the player's team is Desukan, based on an Egyptian sarcophagus with ghostly arms, and Denchura is the tarantula-based pokemon (very likely Bug/Poison type). A different battle scene includes Moguryu, based on a mole and likely the pre-evolution of Doryuuzu above.

Unknown new Pokemon The three Pokémon to the right are currently unknown. The middle one could be a Steel or Rock type and the right one possibly Dark or Psychic.

The trailer shows some of the improved graphics and battle animation. The camera zooms in and out on Pokémon as they make their attacks. It also confirms a new feature: 3-on-3 battles! This could bring a whole new set of tactics to Pokémon.

New Pokemon Black & White section

Site Updates — 14 June, 2010

I finally managed to finish cobbling together our new page for the new Pokemon games, Black and White. It has some information and screenshots about the game and its features, and a complete list of the pokemon confirmed so far. It's a work in progress but all the basic info is there. Enjoy!

Pokemon Black & White page

New Pokewalker section

Site Updates — 13 June, 2010

I'm currently working on some changes behind the scenes here at the Pokemon Database, but in the meantime here is the first of two new pages.

It's a whole section dedicated to the Pokewalker that comes with HeartGold/SoulSilver. It details how and where to unlock routes and find rare pokemon.

View Pokewalker page

Brand new Pokemon revealed in June's Coro Coro

Pokemon Black & White — 12 June, 2010

The latest issue of the Japanese magazine CoroCoro has revealed the details of several new pokemon! The collage below shows them all:

New Pokemon for Black and White, revealed June 2010
The new Pokemon are Chiramii, Mamepato, Munna, Shimama, Hihidaruma, Giaru, Meguroko

The secondary types for the Black and White legendaries have also been revealed: Reshiram, the white one, appears in Pokemon Black and is Dragon/Fire. Zekrom, the black one, appears in Pokemon White and is Dragon/Electric.

We'll be opening up our new Black and White section soon so stay tuned. In the meantime, here are some of the details for the new pokemon:

  • Chiramii: Chinchilla Pokémon, Normal-type. Can have Cute Charm or Technician ability.
  • Mamepato: Baby Pigeon Pokémon, Normal/Flying-type. Can have Super Luck ability or brand new ability Pigeon Heart, which prevents the defense stat being reduced.
  • Munna: Dream Eater Pokémon, Psychic-type. Can have Forewarn or Synchronize ability.
  • Shimama: Electrification Pokémon, Electric-type. Can have Lightningrod or Motor Drive ability.
  • Hihidaruma: Blaze Pokémon, Fire-type. Has new ability, Invigorate.
  • Giaru: Gear Pokémon, Steel-type. Can have Plus or Minus ability.
  • Meguroko: Desert Crocodile Pokémon, Ground/Dark-type. Can have Intimidate or Overconfident ability.

Black & White Japanese box art

Pokemon Black & White — 01 June, 2010

Here is the box art for Pokemon Black and Pokemon White. They depict Reshiram (White) and Zekrom (Black), the two main legendaries.

Pokemon black and White box art design

Pokemon Black & White starters

Pokemon Black & White — 01 June, 2010

A little while back the starters for the upcoming fifth generation games, Pokemon Black and Pokemon White, were revealed. As is customary they are Grass/Fire/Water type.

Black and White starter Pokemon
The three starters for Black & White are the usual Grass, Fire and Water types
  • Tsutaaja is a Grass Snake Pokemon. Its height is 0.6m and weight is 8.1kg.
  • Pokabu is a Fire Pig Pokemon. Its height is 0.5m and weight is 9.9kg. Its ability is Blaze.
  • Mijumaru is a Sea Otter Pokemon. Its height is 0.5m and weight is 5.9kg. Its ability is Torrent.

That's the Japanese names; the English names have not yet been confirmed. The abilities are the same as every other starter Pokemon; they power up moves of their respective types when HP is below 13.

Pokemon Black & White legendaries revealed

Pokemon Black & White — 01 June, 2010

The two main legendary Pokemon for the upcoming games, Black & White, have been revealed. They are named Reshiram and Zekrom and are coloured white and black, to represent the theme of light and dark in the new games.

Reshiram and Zekrom
Reshiram (left) and Zekrom (right) represent light and dark

It is confirmed that both Pokemon are Dragon-type, but the secondary types are unknown. They are expected to be Dark, Ice or Electric, or there could even be a brand new Light type, who knows.

The games will be released this September in Japan, and Spring 2011 in US/Europe.