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The long-running Pokemon series shows no signs of stopping as Nintendo prepares to roll out the latest entry: Pokemon Black/White Version 2. The follow-up to last year's similarly-named role-playing game, Version 2 takes place two years after the events of the previous game. Bianca, one of your rivals from the previous game, has become Professor Juniper's assistant; while Cheren has opened his own gym and will be the first leader you'll encounter.
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Embarrass your Pokemon in front of thousands of digital people with Pokemon Black/White Version 2's PokeStars Studios mini-game.
PokeStars Studios lets you act out scenes from fictional movies w/your Pokemon; then visit the box office to grade your performance.
Meet people online in Pokemon Black/White Version 2 & use them to populate an in-game marketplace to find unique items.
The more people you meet online in Pokemon Black/White Version 2 the higher your shop levels increase, unlocking more items.
In Pokemon Black/White Version 2 you can capture rare Pokemon w/hidden abilities in the game, rather than using the online Dream World.
In the Pokemon World Tournament area of Pokemon Black/White Version 2 you can face off against gym leaders from previous regions.
Transferring your previous game's save into Pokemon Black/White Version 2 unlocks character-specific scenes from the two-year gap.
Pokedex in Pokemon Black/White Version 2 displays icons for when you see, and later when you catch, all the Pokemon in an area.
No more hassle to get a full team of Eevee's evolutions; you can capture wild Eevee's (and Riolu's) in Pokemon Black/White Version 2.
To unlock the genie trio's special evolutions in Pokemon Black/White Version 2 get Pokemon Dream Radar from the 3DS eShop.
I don't get why everyone considers the first pokemon games better. Nostalgia? It's the same game except with graphics that are 10 times better, more pokemon, and a story that actually has a tiny bit of moral depth. Albeit, some of the new pokemon seem stupid.
@Trev9421 They didn't really do much with Gen 5. I liked the first one a lot, the 2nd Gen was my favorite, 3 sucked, 4 was a big jump into the new system, and Gen 5 didn't really add anything and in some cases actually took away some of the things that made the older ones better. Also the story in B/W is about as deep as a puddle. I don't know why everyone thinks it's some great step for the series. By the end of it, I didn't care about anybody in the story at all. But that's just me I guess and this is my opinion.
@starfox15 Gen 3 was Ruby/ Sapphire and was the best of its time. It had the most features (multiple bikes with different abilities, biggest region yet, doubles battles, more interaction with in game events, and new pokemon that were still creative not just fillers) and the best starting pokemon aside from the 1st gen. Plus it was on GBA so it was compatible with FireRed/ LeafGreen (gen 4) and that meant importing all the original into an updated world based off of the 3rd gen design. IMO, making it one of the more loaded versions.Gen 1 - Red/Blue/Yellow (BG)
Gen 2 - Gold/Sliver/Crystal (BGC)
Gen 3 - Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald (GBA)
Gen 4 - FireRed/LeafGreen (remake of Gen 1 for GBA)
Gen 5 - Diamond/Pearl/Platinum (DS)
Gen 6 - SoulSliver/HeartGold (remake of Gen 2 for DS)
Gen 7 - Black/White (DS)
Gen 8 - Black2/White2 (DS)
@LeviTrueblade no, your wrong because your going off platform not game. I based it off of release schedule and counted the re-boots as new generations. Thusly, f red/ lead gueen are generation 4 and soul silver/ heart gold are generation 6. They are new generations of games not Pokemon, as these games add new features/ graphics to the old story.
@JunoWalker Sorry, but your gens are off. Gen 1 was Red/Blue/YellowGen 2 was Gold/Silver/Crystal Gen 3 was Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald AND FireRed/LeafGreen
Gen 4 was Diamond/Pearl/Platinum AND HeartGold/SoulSilver
Gen 5 Black/White And Black2/White2
@JunoWalker Yeah, but you're leaving out so much more. GSC also had more pokemon, gym leaders, and plenty of legendary pokemon (Luiga, Ho-oh, three dogs, three birds, Celebi). It also had connectivity with the original three games. More HM moves doesn't mean more hidden areas, it just means they can give you a slightly larger variety when accessing these places, only move that was really worth while was dive anyway. The two bikes were cool at first, but it became annoying when you had to go back and forth to switch between them. I don't think anybody used those battle stadium games, but if you did then good for you. Can't argue with the graphics overhaul. I also thought double battles were more of a gimmick than some major gameplay changer, it just made it easier to clear through trainers. But honestly the day/night sequences were just too elaborate and interesting for them to have taken out. The events that occurred at set times and days was just such a cool feature, like the bug catching contest every Tuesday and Saturday, appearance of Lapris in that cave every Friday. But I think it's the world size that still attracts me the most. I know the Kanto in GSC has some corners cut here and there, like Pokemon Tower, Safari zone, that big cave before the Indigo plateau, but almost certain it's still the biggest pokemon game to date, although I haven't played BW yet (what a failure) so I could be wrong, but if it is larger than GSC than mother of-...
@Ka3DX aside form the night/ day, RSE had way more features. There were 2 different bikes, doubles battles, new pokemon, tons of legendary pokemon, connectivity with fire red, leaf green, and pokemon battle stadium 2, let's not forget that they made a wireless battle adapter for this game as well (no more link cable) more HM moves to use in the game world which means more hidden areas to unlock later in game, also IMO the best starting line up of pokemon next to the originals, new gym leaders, new main villain group, and lastly the graphic overhaul of all the character sprites was much needed and almost as drastic as the jump from GBA to the DS or from DPP to WB1.
@JunoWalker Highly disagree, RSE took away features that made GSC such a great sequel, such as day night sequences (which actually did affect gameplay), pokegear (pretty useful tool, but the DS took much better advantage of this idea), TWO regions to explore. Those are just a few reasons why I think it was the best pokemon game (and the remakes I guess, still haven't gotten around to buying a copy...). But I also do see Emerald as pretty much the ultimate pokemon game (for its generation). It had more of a reason to come back to it than the other games.
too bad the latest generation of pokemon look really stupid,i swear there's a pokemon called lampent and he is supposed to be a street lamp and he evolves into a candle named litwick -,-
@hella_epic being based off of things is nothing new. A turtle? A rat? Ponies? I will admit the lamp and trash bag are going a bit far but still. (The lamp things ends up with the highest Sp. A. of anything non-legendary.)
Well Dream World is horrible anyway. Good that they decided to give us the DW pokemon without the horrible DW minigames.
The best mini game in the Pokemon series has always been the slot machines.... I want them back......
Now that I think about it, I want a WarioWare microgame collection with a Pokemon theme.
And now I want to catch that Robot Tyranitar.
Number 5. It's about f$^#ing time. The dream world was an exercise in rage. If the game scores well I'll probably pick it up, but if it stays the same or lower than B/W, I'll take a pass. I wasn't exactly blown away by Gen 5 and it's slow drip of pokemon and content updates.
i dont see anything that is good of these 10 points...
Online features = get that crap out of my face... point 6... is that really new you could do something like that in earlier games
@Majkic666 Alright, first of all, the ability to make movies is a huge improvement from Black and White. It replaces the Pokemon Musicals, which is crap. Also, point 6 is indeed new. The only thing that seems similar to that is Gold/Silver, since you played in two regions, and therefore fought the first 8 gym leaders as well as the other 8. Anyway, the point 6 is called the World Tournament. There is certainly no other game where you can fight Gym Leaders and Elite Four from all 5 regions. And this is one of few Pokemon games where you are able to catch Pokemon from past Generations right from start. Pokemon like Eevee, Riolu, Marill, and Growlithe are in the regional Pokedex which has over 300 Pokemon in it. Almost twice as much as Black and White. Finally the game is based on a completely different storyline. As well as 3 new Gym Leaders, there are also at least 3 new towns.
@craigprime 1. i dont care about some stupid movies, nor music nor dress your pokemon with some stupid crap...
2. storytelling? i dont really care about that, infact the story is the most annoying part of the game, i am just skipping through it
@Majkic666 Story is one of the best part of the game. Wtf are you on about? I enjoyed the story from B/W and waiting to see what the story for B/W 2 is like. Every pokemon game until now had its own story except B/W had a bit more story telling than the others. An RPG without a story? Not likely >_>
@PDXmauler97 Kind of a dumb question... If no one played it, it wouldn't be getting front-page news status from Gamespot.
@PDXmauler97 Stop acting like a smartass. Of course they do.
@PDXmauler97 no they don't. all 3 plus million of them don't
Do people eat pokemon in the games? I mean if you get a hamburger is it made from a pokemon? Is a chicken sandwich here a pidgey sandwich there? Who cleans up all the pokemon doodoo?
@Sumna87 I know that it doesn't answer your question but in the anime i remember people selling fried magikarps or something like that in the very beggining of the series.
Instead of giving you a starter pokemon they should give you a 3 weapon option like a bat, slingshot or sledgehammer, to help you beat down your first pokemon so you can capture it.
I don't know why people complain about this, There some people don't like new gen of pokemon and there some peoploe who like the new version like me! so when this game comes out I am going to buy both W/B and I will be crazy to lvl up, sharing, Internet Battles WOOOHOOO I CANT WAIT FOR THIS GAME!!!!!!!
@Xelm91 Same here! I loved the B/W series. Didn't like the start of it but as I kept playing it just got better and better.
@Malscyllis Nobody told me that stopped. 0_0
@lmaocarrots Well forgive my ignorance then :O Just i hear that the pokemon games from the red/gold days were the best.
The Best pokemon games were on the GBA. Ruby/ Sapphire/ Emerald plus the remakes of red and blue into FireRed/ LeafGreen. These set the standard for what pokemon game are today on the DS. Plus rudy/ sapphire had the most things to do outside of just the catching/ battles/ and story.
@Malscyllis Crystal version was my fav!! ;]
@Malscyllis I've played all the generation, and the best is currently the 5th. People who tell its 1st gen are simply blinded by nostalgia
As an original Pokemon fan from Red/Blue series, I've been obsessed with everything about Pokemon...however, I was hugely disappointed in Black/White. I don't know...it just didn't feel like a Pokemon game to me. Sadly, my new Pokemon game days are over...but not for Red/Blue/Yellow/Gold/Silver/Crystal/Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald/Pearl/Diamond/Platinum/Heart Gold/Soul Silver...best games ever. =)
yep red is the best one, i still play it in my gameboy emulator... sad pokemon games these days all about the graphics and money...
@von619999 Okay i really have no idea at all what you two are talking about, they are almost the same games one to the other. Sure Black/White added more of a "story" aspect. Graphics and money? what are you talking about?
@von619999 what about making the game more like a hybrid of pokemon battle stadium (live battles with 3d models and flashy moves) with firered and leafgreen for story/ pokemon? I think it's high time pokemon uses 3d models for their game designs. the 2d design with sprites is getting a bit worn out over the years.
@moonlightwolf01 As far the Wi Fi stuff goes, i dont know about the other DS system but on the 3D DS it connected just fine with WPA2 and other security configurations. The wi fi stuff is really just an extra thing to do if you are bored, you dont need it at all as far as the main game goes. Sure the dream world can add more pokemon to your list, but if you have the other games to get them from, then there is really no need for it.
@moonlightwolf01 lol i just dont get why they cant make the same 1st gen pokemon like games anymore... good music and entertaining. bring it back
@thelordofpower There was something about black and white that just didn't feel right. I don't reckon it was the story, honestly it might have just been bad pacing, I don't get the whole graphics and money angle. For me it was all the internet connectivity that was encouraged but lacked support for modern router security which meant you had to use their crappy wifi antenna accessory which doesn't work that well and needs you to disable all your internet security while using it. If they've fixed that then i might buy this next one.