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The player is able to choose to play as the boy {{ga|Nate}}, or the girl {{ga|Rosa}}, as they travel across the region against their rival, [[Hugh]].
The player is able to choose to play as the boy {{ga|Nate}}, or the girl {{ga|Rosa}}, as they travel across the region against their rival, [[Hugh]].
The player starts in [[Aspertia City], and meets his/her rival. They go to [[Bianca]], and receive their [[Pokédex]]s.

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Pokémon Black Version 2
ポケットモンスター ブラック 2
Pokémon Black Version 2's boxart, featuring Black Kyurem
Pokémon White Version 2
ポケットモンスター ホワイト 2
Pokémon White Version 2's boxart, featuring White Kyurem
Basic info
Platform: Nintendo DS*
Category: RPG
Players: 1-4 players simultaneous
Connectivity: DS Wireless, Wi-Fi, IR
Developer: Game Freak
Publisher: Nintendo
The Pokémon Company
Part of: Generation V main series
PEGI: 3+
Release dates
Japan: June 23, 2012[1]
North America: October 7, 2012[2]
Australia: October 11, 2012[3]
Europe: October 12, 2012[4]
South Korea: November 8, 2012[5]
Hong Kong: N/A
Taiwan: N/A
Japanese: Nintendo.co.jp
Official site
English: Pokémon.com
Nintendo.com (Black 2)
Nintendo.com (White 2)
Official site
Boxart of Pocket Monsters Black 2
Boxart of Pocket Monsters White 2
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Pokémon Black Version 2 (Japanese: ポケットモンスター ブラック Pocket Monsters Black 2) and Pokémon White Version 2 (Japanese: ポケットモンスター ホワイト Pocket Monsters White 2) are the second paired versions of Generation V and are the sequels of Pokémon Black and White, respectively.

Both games were revealed on Pokémon Smash! by Junichi Masuda, and subsequently the official Japanese and international[6] Pokémon websites, on February 26, 2012. They were released in Japan on June 23, 2012, in North America on October 7, 2012, in Australia on October 11, 2012 and in Europe on October 12, 2012. They are scheduled to be released in South Korea on November 8, 2012.

The games feature two new forms of Kyurem that serve as the version mascots of the games: Black Kyurem for Black 2 and White Kyurem for White 2.


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The games take place two years after the events of Pokémon Black and White. The Unova region appears to have changed significantly. New locations are accessible in the southwest and northeast of the region, one of them being Aspertia City, the player's new hometown, while a few previously existing locations such as Challenger's Cave are not accessible anymore. New Gyms and Gym Leaders are also introduced, and the Unova Pokédex is expanded to include Pokémon foreign to the region, much like in Pokémon Platinum.

The player is able to choose to play as the boy Nate, or the girl Rosa, as they travel across the region against their rival, Hugh.

The player starts in [[Aspertia City], and meets his/her rival. They go to Bianca, and receive their Pokédexs.


Game box blurb

Two powers combine...A new legend arises! Set off on a new Pokémon adventure to save the Unova region! You and your Pokémon can accomplish anything together!

Changes from Pokémon Black & White

Aesthetic changes

  • The opening is drastically different from the one in Black and White, now featuring the new game characters, the Tao trio and the Swords of Justice. Also, the title screen shows either Black Kyurem or White Kyurem, depending on the version.
  • The bar that shows a Pokémon's level, experience points, and HP has been redesigned. It is black in Black 2 and white in White 2.
  • The area eyecatch has also been redesigned and shows the location in the top left of the screen and season in the bottom right. It is black in Black 2 and white in White 2.
  • New locations such as Aspertia City, Virbank City, Floccesy Town, Lentimas Town and Humilau City have been added to the game.
  • New characters are introduced, such as Hugh, Colress, Roxie, Marlon and Benga.
  • Cheren, Bianca, Elesa, Ghetsis and Iris all receive redesigns.
  • All Unova Gyms receive redesigns, including newly remixed music in all but the Aspertia Gym.
  • Most of the Black and White music has been slightly remixed, in addition to the Gym Leader and Champion music from Kanto, Johto, Hoenn and Sinnoh.
  • There have been several changes made to existing locations, such as Driftveil City and Nimbasa City.
  • Every Trainer has their own fully animated sprite. They have more frames, allowing for smoother animations.
  • Several attacks have received new battle animations.
  • The battle menu has been redesigned.
  • The C-Gear has been redesigned.
  • The Unova Pokédex has been expanded tremendously to accommodate older Pokémon.
    • It also receives a slight aesthetic change, now having a red background instead of green.
    • The Pokédex also receives an upgrade in the form of the Habitat List. It consists of a list of all visited places, with the Pokémon found there listed (if they have been seen). The player will sometimes receive prizes from certain NPCs when a certain area is filled.
  • All returning Gym Leaders and Champions receive new sprites. This also applies for the overworld sprites.
  • Route 4 has changed drastically and also differs between Black 2 and White 2.
  • Victory Road changed drastically from Black and White to Black 2 and White 2 as well and differs in appearance between Black 2 and White 2. It has also changed location.
  • Challenger's Cave's entrance collapsed, while Route 10 was locked off due to a landslide on Victory Road, making both areas inaccessible.
  • In place of Cold Storage, there is now the Pokémon World Tournament.
  • Places marked on the map with green dots in Black and White are now marked with green squares.
  • During battles in tall grass, there are now visible tufts of grass around the platform, with varying colors depending on the season.
  • Following the battle at Opelucid Gym, Team Plasma will freeze Opelucid City (along with a portion of the neighboring routes, Route 9 and Route 11), which will last until after the player has defeated the Elite Four.

Storyline changes

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  • The player no longer starts in Nuvema Town, instead starting in Aspertia City.
  • Instead of the usual 5 Poké Balls, the player is given 10 at the start of his or her journey.
  • Chili, Cress, Cilan, Lenora and Brycen are replaced by Cheren, Roxie and Marlon as Gym Leaders.
  • Bianca gives the player a Starter Pokémon.
  • A new Team Plasma has formed, and is run by Ghetsis.
  • Colress, a Team Plasma member, is battled frequently throughout the story.
  • Rood, Zinzolin and the Shadow Triad are battled as part of the story.
  • The Gym Leader order has changed to Cheren, Roxie, Burgh, Elesa, Clay, Skyla, Drayden, Marlon.
  • Iris is the new Champion of Unova.
  • Ghetsis returns and plans to freeze Unova with Kyurem.
  • N returns to Unova with either ZekromB2 or ReshiramW2, who is then fused with Kyurem to form either Black KyuremB2 or White KyuremW2.
  • Unlike Pokémon Black and White, the version mascots Black KyuremB2 or White KyuremW2 can't be caught within the story, but can be obtained post-game by following certain requirements.
  • Cobalion and Virizion interact with the player, making it possible to catch them during the storyline, although it is possible to catch all three Pokémon including Terrakion.
  • Several tag battles take place throughout the game: one with the other player character, two with Cheren, four with Hugh, one with Bianca, and a daily tag battle with one of either Chili, Cress, or Cilan against the other two brothers.
  • A new attraction known as the Pokémon World Tournament opens up in Driftveil City, where the player battles Gym Leaders and Champions from all five regions, among others.
  • Another new attraction introduced is the Pokéstar Studios, located in Virbank City, where the player takes part in many different movies. Brycen and Sabrina appear here.
  • Lenora revives the player's fossils.
  • Several new key items exclusive to Black and White 2 are introduced.
  • During the post-game, the player may find N at his castle and on the first visit, battles his ZekromB2 or ReshiramW2, who is free for capture after defeating N. Subsequent battles can be done once a season and feature N using a team of Pokémon centered around that season.
  • Several areas that were previously accessible in the post-game of Black and White are now part of the main story. In contrast, some of the areas that were formerly part of the main story are now found in the post-game.

Gameplay changes

  • The new Unova Link is introduced, which makes way for new features.
    • Challenge Mode and Easy Mode are introduced, which raise and lower the strength of opposing Trainers respectively.
    • A new feature called the Memory Link is introduced, which reveals flashbacks from the NPCs that shed light on events that happened between Black and White and Black 2 and White 2.
  • Many TMs and all but one HM are received in different locations.
  • The Xtransceiver adds two new mini-games called Balloon Catch, where the player needs to catch balloons of their face or an NPC's, and Balloon Smash, where the player needs to inflate the balloons as large as possible without bursting them.
  • The Move Tutors are back, and as with Pokémon Platinum, they teach most of the moves that were in that game for Shards, but here they all ask for shards of a specific color. They also teach many moves that lost their TM status, such as Dark Pulse, Roost and Stealth Rock.
  • If the player has used a Repel, after its effect wears off, and if the player has more Repels in their bag, they will be asked if they would like to use another immediately without having to go into the menu.
  • A number of legendaries from Hoenn and Sinnoh (excluding the Weather trio and Creation trio) can be found in the post-game.
  • Zorua, Zoroark and TM95 (Snarl), which were previously accessible through Nintendo events only, can now be found within the game without any special requirements.
  • The Kami Trio are notably the only Unova regional Pokémon absent from either game and must be obtained through the Pokémon Dream Radar and then transferred or alternatively they can be traded from Black and White. The Dream Radar is also necessary to obtain their new forms.
  • Everstone now always passes down nature.
  • All Pokémon Breeders can now be rebattled every time the player re-enters the area in which they are found.


Pokémon World Tournament

Main article: Pokémon World Tournament

A new facility featured in Black 2 and White 2 is the Pokémon World Tournament, where the player is able to battle every Gym Leader and Champion (except Koga and Iris) from the main series games in various types of battles.

Pokéstar Studios

Main article: Pokéstar Studios

Pokéstar Studios is a new feature in the games that allows the player to take part in making films involving Pokémon. The player chooses from various scenarios and acts them out.


Main article: Seasons

Seasons once again return to the games. In addition to covering the entire screen upon starting the games, a text box appears at the bottom of the screen presenting the current season every time a new area is entered.

Sprite animations

Just like in Pokémon Black and White, the Pokémon sprites are fully animated and move throughout battles. However, unlike Black and White, every Trainer in the game has battle animations, as well as more frames which allows for smoother animations.

The game also introduces new entry sprite animations for Pokémon, much as if it were a Shiny Pokémon.

  • N's Pokémon, which are obtainable through Memory Link, (with the exception of N's Zorua, who is obtainable during the main plot) have a green/yellow diamond shine, along with their own sound.
  • Also, in the Pokéstar Studios, when a player successfully completes a movie with their Pokémon in an unusual matter by deviating from the script, their Pokémon will become a star and during battles, when the Pokémon is summoned, a star will bounce upwards and then back downwards. This is the only entry animation that can be added manually by the player.


Within the two years separating Black 2 and White 2 from their predecessors, some of the past Gym Leaders have passed on their positions to others or retired the Gym from the Unova League. The eight Gym Leaders of Unova are now: Cheren (Normal), Roxie (Poison), Burgh (Bug), Elesa (Electric), Clay (Ground), Skyla (Flying), Drayden (Dragon) and Marlon (Water).

Elite Four and Champion

Like Black and White, the Elite Four can be battled in any order; after battling all four, a path to the Champion is unlocked. The Elite Four members are Shauntal (Ghost), Marshal (Fighting), Grimsley (Dark), and Caitlin (Psychic). The new Champion is Iris.


Each game features a Pokédex of 301 different Pokémon species, many of which are from previous generations such as Growlithe, Psyduck, and Marill.

Version-exclusive Pokémon

Black 2
013 013 Weedle Bug Poison
014 014 Kakuna Bug Poison
015 015 Beedrill Bug Poison
126 126 Magmar Fire
185 185 Sudowoodo Rock
240 240 Magby Fire
311 311 Plusle Electric
325 325 Spoink Psychic
326 326 Grumpig Psychic
381 381 Latios Dragon Psychic
427 427 Buneary Normal
428 428 Lopunny Normal
443 443 Gible Dragon Ground
444 444 Gabite Dragon Ground
445 445 Garchomp Dragon Ground
438 438 Bonsly Rock
467 467 Magmortar Fire
574 574 Gothita Psychic
575 575 Gothorita Psychic
576 576 Gothitelle Psychic
629 629 Vullaby Dark Flying
630 630 Mandibuzz Dark Flying
644 644 Zekrom Dragon Electric
646 646B Kyurem
Black Kyurem
Dragon Ice
White 2
010 010 Caterpie Bug
011 011 Metapod Bug
012 012 Butterfree Bug Flying
122 122 Mr. Mime Psychic
125 125 Electabuzz Electric
239 239 Elekid Electric
300 300 Skitty Normal
301 301 Delcatty Normal
312 312 Minun Electric
322 322 Numel Fire Ground
323 323 Camerupt Fire Ground
380 380 Latias Dragon Psychic
439 439 Mime Jr. Psychic
466 466 Electivire Electric
577 577 Solosis Psychic
578 578 Duosion Psychic
579 579 Reuniclus Psychic
627 627 Rufflet Normal Flying
628 628 Braviary Normal Flying
643 643 Reshiram Dragon Fire
646 646W Kyurem
White Kyurem
Dragon Ice


Black 2 and White 2 can connect with the Pokémon Dream Radar, which transfer Pokémon found to the player's game. The Pokémon Global Link has also been updated to make way for the release of Black 2 and White 2. The games are compatible with Black and White, much as Platinum is to Diamond and Pearl. The games can connect as with games of the same generation, and they operate on the same Global Trade Station server. Pokémon from the Generation IV games Diamond, Pearl, Platinum, HeartGold, and SoulSilver can be transferred to these games using the Poké Transfer.

However, they are not entirely compatible with Pokémon Black and White as the updated Black 2 and White 2 Entralink no longer features the ability to travel into another player's "world" and thus pass powers are instead earned through minigames that take place in the hubworld. Likewise, a player in Black or White cannot connect with a Black 2 or White 2 via the Entralink system.



  • These are the first main series games since Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen in September 2004 to be released in North America in the fall months, as opposed to spring months.
  • The localization period for Black 2 and White 2 is the shortest worldwide, lasting about three and a half months for the majority of the translated versions.
  • These are the first main series Pokémon games to officially be a direct, numbered sequel to Pokémon Black and White from the same generation.
    • This also makes them the first main series Pokémon games to have numbers in their titles.
    • However, Pokémon Gold and Silver were initially advertised to be direct, numbered sequels to Generation I, originally dubbed "Pocket Monsters 2". This was changed later, thus making Black 2 and White 2 the first official direct, numbered sequels.
      • Because of this, Unova and Kanto are the only two regions to be explored in different time periods, by different player characters (excluding gender counterparts).
        • In addition to this, these are the only games to have any word (or in this case number) after the word "Version" in the title.
  • These are the first main series games in which the player starts at a location in a City, as all previous versions had the player starting at a Town.
  • These are the first paired versions to have the same Pokémon on the boxart, with the only difference being its form.
  • These are the first paired versions since Red and Blue in which every single Pokémon has the same Pokédex entry in both games regardless of which region it is native to.
  • These are the first main series games to not have a Pokémon Day Care accessible before the Elite Four.
  • Players who pre-ordered the games from GameStop received a "Preview Guide" which hints at the new features and storyline, as well as explaining the TCG. It also includes parts of the animated trailer in a comic book-style format. The guide was released online in the UK.
  • These are the first games in which each Gym has different music from the others. Aspertia Gym uses the normal Gym theme, while other Gyms use remixed versions.


Gaming magazine Famitsu gave Pokémon Black and White Versions 2 a score of 36 out of 40, which is lower than its perfectly-scoring predecessors.

According to Famitsu and Yahoo Japan, the game sold 1,618,621 copies during its first weekend on sale, making it the third best selling DS game of all time.[7][8]

In other languages

Language Title
Japan Flag.png Japanese ポケットモンスター ブラック2・ホワイト2
French Canada Flag.png Canada Pokémon Version Noire 2 et Version Blanche 2
Pokémon Black Version 2 et White Version 2*[9]
France Flag.png Europe Pokémon Version Noire 2 et Version Blanche 2
Germany Flag.png German Pokémon Schwarze Edition 2 und Pokémon Weiße Edition 2
Italy Flag.png Italian Pokémon Versione Nera 2 e Versione Bianca 2
South Korea Flag.png Korean 포켓몬스터 블랙2·화이트2
Spain Flag.png European Spanish Pokémon Edición Negra 2 y Edición Blanca 2


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