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===Starters===
 
===Starters===
 
[[File:Beta Tepig sprite.png|right|thumb|The prototype {{pkmn2|starter}} selection screen.]]
 
[[File:Beta Tepig sprite.png|right|thumb|The prototype {{pkmn2|starter}} selection screen.]]
The sprite on the {{pkmn2|starter}} selection screen for {{p|Tepig}} was different in some early videos. The prototype sprite had a more triangular hind foot, with only one of which shown, and had slightly different shading. Also, while selecting the starter, the other two starters were less darkened when compared to the final release.
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The sprite used in the {{pkmn2|starter}} selection screen for {{p|Tepig}} is different in some early videos. The prototype sprite has a more triangular hind foot, with only one being visible on the sprite, and slightly different shading. Also, the silhouettes of the unselected starters are lighter compared to the final.
 
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===Sprites===
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===VS Sprites===
Prototype sprites for {{ga|Hilbert}} and [[Cheren]] were shown in an early video which was broadcasted on ''[[Pokémon Sunday]]''. Although the difference for Cheren's sprite is only where his eyes face, Hilbert's sprite received a complete overhaul. A prototype sprite for [[Bianca]], lacking her [[Xtransceiver]], was shown in the early video footage that came with an issue of ''Dengeki Nintendo DS''.
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Early VS sprites for {{ga|Hilbert}} and [[Cheren]] can be seen in an early video which was broadcasted on ''[[Pokémon Sunday]]''. Whilst Cheren's VS sprite had a minor alteration with where his eyes are looking, Hilbert's sprite received a complete overhaul. An early VS sprite for [[Bianca]], lacking her [[Xtransceiver]], was shown in the early video footage that came with an issue of ''Dengeki Nintendo DS''.
   
 
In {{p|Excadrill}}'s first appearance in a promotional video, its stripes were mirrored. However, this was not long-lived, as it was changed to its current appearance in the next video.
 
In {{p|Excadrill}}'s first appearance in a promotional video, its stripes were mirrored. However, this was not long-lived, as it was changed to its current appearance in the next video.
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In some early footage of {{rt|4|Unova}}, {{tt|夢の跡地|ゆめのあとち}} ''[[Pokémon Black & White Super Music Collection|Dreamyard]]'' can be heard playing instead of the correspondent seasonal variant of {{tt|4番道路|4ばんどうろ}} ''[[Pokémon Black & White Super Music Collection|Route 4]]''.
 
In some early footage of {{rt|4|Unova}}, {{tt|夢の跡地|ゆめのあとち}} ''[[Pokémon Black & White Super Music Collection|Dreamyard]]'' can be heard playing instead of the correspondent seasonal variant of {{tt|4番道路|4ばんどうろ}} ''[[Pokémon Black & White Super Music Collection|Route 4]]''.
   
===Beta Vehicle===
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===Vehicle===
Before the releases of Black & White in Japan, a Corocoro scan mentions that players will be able to travel with a 'never-before seen vehicle'. This vehicle has never been given out by any NPC in the game. This could mean that Gamefreak once has planned to replace the Bicycle with some sort of other conveyance.
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Before the releases of Black & White in Japan, a CoroCoro scan mentioned that players would be able to travel with a 'never-before seen vehicle'. Such a vehicle does not exist in the final version.
   
 
===Region name===
 
===Region name===
Some {{wp|Retail|retailers}} in the {{wp|United Kingdom}} (specifically {{wp|Game (retailer)|GAME}} and {{wp|Gamestation}}) had pre-release box art using the name '''Alleos''' for the region as opposed to its final English name, [[Unova]]. This name was also used at pre-release and post-release demo events in the United Kingdom.
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Some {{wp|Retail|retailers}} in the {{wp|United Kingdom}} (specifically {{wp|Game (retailer)|GAME}} and {{wp|Gamestation}}) used pre-release box art using the name '''Alleos''' for the region as opposed to its final English name, [[Unova]]. This name was also used at pre-release and post-release demo events in the United Kingdom.
   
 
===Locations===
 
===Locations===
 
====Castelia City====
 
====Castelia City====
There were many changes to [[Castelia City]], where at least four different textures were shown before the final design. A few of these designs can be seen below.
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In several pre-release screenshots and video footage, [[Castelia City]]'s texture is noticably different from the final version. With at least four different variations seen before the final release.
   
 
<gallery>
 
<gallery>
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===Skyarrow Bridge===
 
===Skyarrow Bridge===
On an early screenshot of within [[Skyarrow Bridge]], a {{tc|Backpacker}} can be seen, who was replaced with an {{tc|Ace Trainer}} in the final release. However, in [[Pokémon Black and White Versions 2|Pokémon Black 2 and White 2]], the exact same spot is occupied by a female Backpacker, just like in the pre-release screenshot for {{game|Black and White|s}}. In addition, two images released of the Skyarrow Bridge depicted a slightly different skyline of [[Castelia City]].
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On an early screenshot of within [[Skyarrow Bridge]], a female {{tc|Backpacker}} can be seen. This Backpacker was replaced by an {{tc|Ace Trainer}} in the final release. However, in [[Pokémon Black and White Versions 2|Pokémon Black 2 and White 2]], the exact same spot is occupied by a Backpacker, just like in the screenshot. In addition, two pre-release screeshots of Skyarrow Bridge depict a slightly different skyline of [[Castelia City]].
   
 
<gallery>
 
<gallery>
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===Pokémon Center===
 
===Pokémon Center===
 
[[File:BW Prerelease Poke Mart.png|right|thumb|The prototype [[Pokémon Center]] shopping item list screen.]]
 
[[File:BW Prerelease Poke Mart.png|right|thumb|The prototype [[Pokémon Center]] shopping item list screen.]]
When buying items at a [[Pokémon Center]], the part of the screen where the {{player}} can be seen is shown to rotate a bit.
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When buying items at a [[Pokémon Center]], the part of the screen where the {{player}} can be seen is rotated.
 
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==Post-release==
 
==Post-release==
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====P2 Laboratory====
 
====P2 Laboratory====
 
{{incomplete|section|More information needed}}
 
{{incomplete|section|More information needed}}
If the {{player}} uses the "walk through walls" cheat, enters the [[P2 Laboratory]] and keeps walking down, there will be some leftover tables.
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If the {{player}} uses the "walk through walls" cheat, enters the [[P2 Laboratory]] and keeps walking down, there will be an untextured room with a few tables in it.
 
{{youtubevid|TA39fmu0Cc4|JuiicyJake|black|white}}
 
{{youtubevid|TA39fmu0Cc4|JuiicyJake|black|white}}
   

Revision as of 10:35, 16 March 2013

Like previous major releases, especially those that set a new generation, Pokémon Black and White went through multiple development stages, many of which included several elements that were eventually dropped or revised before the games' release. Some of these components can still be found within their internal data.

Pre-release

Starters

The prototype starter selection screen.

The sprite used in the starter selection screen for Tepig is different in some early videos. The prototype sprite has a more triangular hind foot, with only one being visible on the sprite, and slightly different shading. Also, the silhouettes of the unselected starters are lighter compared to the final.

VS Sprites

Early VS sprites for Hilbert and Cheren can be seen in an early video which was broadcasted on Pokémon Sunday. Whilst Cheren's VS sprite had a minor alteration with where his eyes are looking, Hilbert's sprite received a complete overhaul. An early VS sprite for Bianca, lacking her Xtransceiver, was shown in the early video footage that came with an issue of Dengeki Nintendo DS.

In Excadrill's first appearance in a promotional video, its stripes were mirrored. However, this was not long-lived, as it was changed to its current appearance in the next video.

Music

In some early footage of Route 4, 夢の跡地 Dreamyard can be heard playing instead of the correspondent seasonal variant of 4番道路 Route 4.

Vehicle

Before the releases of Black & White in Japan, a CoroCoro scan mentioned that players would be able to travel with a 'never-before seen vehicle'. Such a vehicle does not exist in the final version.

Region name

Some retailers in the United Kingdom (specifically GAME and Gamestation) used pre-release box art using the name Alleos for the region as opposed to its final English name, Unova. This name was also used at pre-release and post-release demo events in the United Kingdom.

Locations

Castelia City

In several pre-release screenshots and video footage, Castelia City's texture is noticably different from the final version. With at least four different variations seen before the final release.

Skyarrow Bridge

On an early screenshot of within Skyarrow Bridge, a female Backpacker can be seen. This Backpacker was replaced by an Ace Trainer in the final release. However, in Pokémon Black 2 and White 2, the exact same spot is occupied by a Backpacker, just like in the screenshot. In addition, two pre-release screeshots of Skyarrow Bridge depict a slightly different skyline of Castelia City.

Pokémon Center

The prototype Pokémon Center shopping item list screen.

When buying items at a Pokémon Center, the part of the screen where the player can be seen is rotated.

Post-release

Items

Since the engine that powers the games is improved upon that of the Generation IV games, all items from Generation IV, including Poké Balls, key items and unused items, are present in the internal data, with the exception of HM07 and HM08, which are now blank space "?" items. However, most of these items are unobtainable. Other leftover items, like the God Stone, are specific to Pokémon Black and White and can be likewise obtained through modification of the saved game or cheating.

Locations

P2 Laboratory

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Please feel free to edit this section to add missing information and complete it.
Reason: More information needed.

If the player uses the "walk through walls" cheat, enters the P2 Laboratory and keeps walking down, there will be an untextured room with a few tables in it.

By JuiicyJake
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Unused Text

Several lines of unused weather effect text appear within the internal data of Black, White, Black 2, and White 2. Notably, quotes for fog exist within the text, implying that fog was planned to exist in Black and White.

Fog crept up as thick as soup!
The fog lifted.
The sandstorm rages.
The hail crashes down.


Beta versions of Pokémon games
Generation I
Red and GreenYellow
Generation II
Gold and SilverCrystal
Generation III
Ruby and SapphireFireRed and LeafGreenEmerald
Generation IV
Diamond and PearlPlatinumHeartGold and SoulSilver
Generation V
Black and WhiteBlack 2 and White 2
Generation VI
X and Y
Unreleased
Pocket Monsters RPGPokémon Picross

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