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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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File:Beta Hilbert VS sprite.png|{{ga|Hilbert}}'s prototype VS sprite
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File:Beta Cheren VS sprite.jpg|[[Cheren]]'s prototype VS sprite
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File:Beta Bianca VS sprite.png|[[Bianca]]'s prototype VS sprite
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File:BW Prerelease double battle.png|{{p|Excadrill}}'s prototype front sprite
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===Music===
 
===Music===
 
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]]''.
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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.
 
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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File:BW Prerelease City.png|Image released on April 15, 2010
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File:Black White City.png|Animated view presented by ''[[Pokémon Sunday]]'' on April 18, 2010
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File:BW Prerelease Castelia City 2.png|Footage from the June 27, 2010 trailer that was broadcasted on ''[[Oha Suta]]''
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File:BW Prerelease Castelia City 3.png|Image from a Pokemon.co.jp video
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File:BW Prerelease Castelia City.png|Image released on May 14, 2010
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File:BW Prerelease Castelia City 6.png|Another image from a Pokemon.co.jp video
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| {{color|fff|Image released on April 15, 2010}}
 
| {{color|fff|Animated view presented by ''Pokémon Sunday'' on April 18, 2010}}
 
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===Skyarrow Bridge===
 
===Skyarrow Bridge===
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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 {{tc|Backpacker}} can be seen, whom was replaced with an {{tc|Ace Trainer}} in the final release. In addition, two images released of the Skyarrow Bridge depicted a slightly different skyline of [[Castelia City]].
   
 
===Pokémon Center===
 
===Pokémon Center===

Revision as of 19:04, 7 January 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 on the starter selection screen for 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.

Sprites

Prototype sprites for 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.

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.

Region name

Some retailers in the United Kingdom (specifically GAME and 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.

Locations

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.

Skyarrow Bridge

On an early screenshot of within Skyarrow Bridge, a Backpacker can be seen, whom was replaced with an Ace Trainer in the final release. In addition, two images released of the Skyarrow Bridge depicted 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 shown to rotate a bit.

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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If the player uses the "walk through walls" cheat, enters the P2 Laboratory and keeps walking down, there will be some leftover tables. (link)


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Generation II
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Generation III
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Generation IV
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Generation V
Black and WhiteBlack 2 and White 2
Generation VI
X and Y
Unreleased
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