Pokémon Database - News & Updates

Welcome to The Pokémon Database! We believe in making Pokémon information as clear and easy to digest as possible.

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!

Pokemon Black & White trailer released

Pokémon 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.

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.

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.

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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!

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.

Brand new Pokemon revealed in June's Coro Coro

Pokémon 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:

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.

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Black & White Japanese box art

Pokémon 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 & White starters

Pokémon 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.

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

Pokémon 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 (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.

New news is good news :)

Site Updates — 31 May, 2010

So I finally got around to adding a proper news section to Pokemon Database. On the front page you will see a lot of the recent happenings in the Pokemon game world, plus updates to this site.

So what's new on the site? Just recently I have added a new Sprites page for every Pokemon in the Pokedex! Currently it just shows Diamond/Pearl and Platinum, but I'm working on adding the HeartGold/SoulSilver sprites too.

The biggest addition to Pokemon DB is our new Q&A site, PokeBase. There you can ask questions about the Pokemon games (where to find pokemon/items, how certain game elements work, and so on) and get answers quickly from a great community.

It's not a forum per se: limited discussion relating to answers posted is allowed, but subjective/opinionated questions are discouraged. We're hoping to build up a solid Pokemon knowledgebase with an answer for everything! So feel free to ask any basic question you like, we're more than happy to answer it!

We already have over 260 Pokemon questions and 170 users! And thanks to our top users who are great at asking and answering, it's much appreciated!

Stay tuned for some updates on the upcoming Pokemon Black & White games.