Revealed from the latest issue of the Japanese CoroCoro magazine, real information on Pokemon Black 2 and Pokemon White 2 has finally been revealed!
Here's a list of some of the things that have changed:
Most importantly, the game takes place in Unova, 2 years after the events of Pokemon Black and White. However, most all of the eastern and northern parts of Unova are blocked off by a frozen glacier spread, and there are several new towns and areas; most notably, you start off far south-west in a new city called Hiougi City, which has a Pokemon Center and a Trainers' School.
There are new playable characters as well as a new rival. They look pretty cool (they're the ones on the right).
Additionally, two new Gym Leaders have been confirmed: these are Shizui, a Water-type user, and also Homika, a Poison-type Gym Leader (obviously these are their Japanese names). Whether this means there are ten Gyms now, or if they are simply replacing other Gym Leaders is unknown at this time.
Black Kyurem is confirmed to have the signature move Freeze Shock while White Kyurem is confirmed to have the signature move Ice Burn.
Black Kyurem is 3.3m (about 10' 10") while White Kyurem stands taller at 3.6m (about 11' 10"). Both weigh 325kg or about 716.5 lbs.
Now, for another important piece: 300 Pokemon are available in the game's Regional Pokedex.
There are several Pokemon confirmed to be in the new region, and they are: Arcanine, Buneary, Eevee, Lapras, Mareep, Metagross, Riolu and Lucario, Psyduck, and Weavile. Riolu is #033, Psyduck is #026, and Metagross is #264, while the others have not had their numbers revealed.
The map of Unova has changed a little bit. You can see some of the details on the image behind that link.
Clearly a lot was revealed in this recent update, which is great, because with June 23 (the confirmed date) right around the corner, there's not much time left before the Japanese release! Now if we can just get a confirmed international release date going...
Also, one other bit of news I've been meaning to include but keep forgetting to: there's a new Piplup C-Gear Skin available on the Pokemon Global Link. You can get it by logging into your account on Pokemon-GL.com, going to the promotions box after logging in, selecting the Piplup C-Gear promotion, and then entering the password PIPLUPCGEAR2012. It's available for all international accounts and runs from April 5 to May 23, so you have plenty of time to sign on and get it.
I'm guessing that at a certain point in the game the Glaciers will be melted. Very interesting idea.. .I'm thinking of asking for the Japanese game for my B-day(june 1st, obviously I'd get it later), but is it really worth it since it's coming out in Fall?
The plot is probably going to be something along the lines of Kyruem getting ticked and freezing half of Unova. (As he's part ice) Not sure about the version though. I don't paticularly like either one... The charcters look really.... odd. I perfer the original playable charcters tbh.
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I was browsing signature moves on Bulbapedia, and I foung Moltres' signature move, Sky Attack. At the bottom of the page, I saw the moves Freeze Shock and Ice Burn. I read, so I knew about the moves before I even heard about Pokemon Black and White 2!!!! I am glad KYUREM is strong now.Really KYUREM glad.
I expect the freezing of Unova as more of a blocker to prevent us from seeing what we aren't supposed to see. I also wonder how the plot of B/W will fit into this new adventure. Will we learn anything about N in it?
There's just so much to speculate on. I can't wait for it's release.