Pokemon Black and White Release Dates

Mark your calendar for March 6 to embark on your first adventure in the Unova region!

Get ready to discover new Pokémon and explore an amazing new land when Pokémon Black Version and Pokémon White Version for the Nintendo DS system arrive in stores on March 6, 2011! Start your new mission as a Trainer with Snivy, Tepig, or Oshawott, and seek out the mysteries behind the Legendary Pokémon Reshiram and Zekrom! There's so much to explore and incredible Pokémon to find when you visit the Unova region in Pokémon Black Version and Pokémon White Version.

Pokedex Entries for Reshiram and Zekrom

We missed translating descriptions of Reshiram and Zekrom in the leaked CoroCoro scans. These are not presented as their PokeDex entries in the magazine, but they'll probably be very similar to the real ones; thanks go to Yaminokame for translating them. Asmentioned earlier, the names of the two Legendaries, as well as the names of a few of the region's locations, hint at a sky theme in the games (specifically the lightening or darkening of it).

  • Reshiram - It blows flames that completely burn its surroundings. It is said that its heat moves Earth's atmosphere.
  • Zekrom - It has been passed down that it creates electricity using the generator in its body, flying around the skies of the Isshu region and hiding itself in thunderclouds.

New Pokemon Games Announced.

Two new Pokémon™ games have been revealed at the Electronic Entertainment Expo!

The Electronic Entertainment Expo, better known among gamers as E3, has just begun, and already there's exciting news for Pokémon fans! Two new games have been announced, one each for the Nintendo DS and Wii systems.

Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs will be the third Pokémon Ranger game to come out for Nintendo DS, and it promises to be an incredible adventure! Go on an adventure to stop the Pokémon Pinchers with the help of your partner, Ukulele Pichu—a lively Pichu who's always carrying a ukulele! During your mission, you'll capture loads of Pokémon by circling them with the Capture Styler on the Touch Screen. Pokémon you've captured can help you capture even more powerful Pokémon. And as a new feature to the series, by drawing special Ranger Signs on the Touch Screen, you can summon extraordinary Pokémon to help you, including Legendary Pokémon such as Raikou™, Entei™, and Suicune™! Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs also features cooperative multiplayer mission play for up to four players via Nintendo DS Local Wireless Connection.

Wii players will also get their chance to enjoy a new Pokémon game with PokéPark™ Wii: Pikachu's Adventure. Mew™ has summoned Pikachu™ to help save the PokéPark by finding the missing Sky Prism Pieces, but Pikachu won't be able to do this alone—meet and befriend many Pokémon during your adventure to help you on your way! Shake, swing, and tilt the Wii Remote™ controller as you compete in a variety of Attractions and save the PokéPark. Challenge your best times in the Attractions by playing them over and over with the different Pokémon you've befriended in the PokéPark!

Both Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs and PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure will be in stores later this year. We'll have much more information on both games soon!

A Clear Picture of the Black and White Starters

A clear photo of the Black and White starters.  The Pokemon are as follows: Pokabu, the Fire Starter, Mijumaru, the Water Starter, and Tsutarja, the Grass Starter.  

Pokemon Sunday Airs Silhouettes, More 'CoroCoro' Info

Pokemon Sunday just finished airing - they did not reveal anything we do not already know, as expected after the CoroCoro leak yesterday. They merely showed silhouettes of a few of the Pokemon, which they will reveal in full next week. This probably means next week's episode won't have anything new either.

Also, we revisited the CoroCoro scans and need to make a few corrections as well as add some info we overlooked:

  • Zorua and Zoroark are event-exclusive Pokemon. They do not appear during normal gameplay, at least in Black and White. Therefore, you can only get the two if you preorder a ticket to The Ruler of Illusions: Zoroark and trade over one of the shiny Legendary Beasts (to encounter Zoroark) and if you download the movie Celebi from the theaters and trade it over (to get Zorua).
  • Zoroark can learn a new attack called "Night Burst," which lowers the opponent's accuracy. It learns the attack at a high level.
  • The event Zoroark you can obtain will know Fury Swipes, Faint Attack, Scary Face, and Taunt.
  • Zorua has Scratch, Leer, Pursuit, and Fake Tears.
  • The new ability of Meguroko, the Desert Crocodile Pokemon, should be translated as "Overconfidence" rather than "Earthquake Spiral." The ability increases its Attack stat when it Knocks Out a Pokemon.
  • Zekrom's ability is named "Teravoltage," not "Terra Voltage." "Tera" is a prefix that means one trillion. Does this mean it can generate a trillion volts of electricity with its tail generator?
  • There is a new indicator that shows you the status of the weather, such as if it's raining.
  • The gold building in the Reshiram scan (that looks honey-covered) is described as being shaped like a bee's nest.
  • The chinchilla is spelled "Chiraamii," not Chiramii.
  • The pink blob with floral patterns is spelled "Munna."

Black and White Spoilers

This afternoon we were contacted by a man named Martijn Müller, the webmaster of an old and famous Zelda website. He claimed to have insider information on Black and White, and after spending a few hours verifying he was who he claimed to be, we decided to indulge and see what he had to say. Granted, we often get a lot of people claiming to know insider information on Pokemon games, with some going to extreme lengths to fool us. However, he has revealed insider information to gaming communities before, which leads us to believe he is telling the truth. He also personally showed me some developer material from Black and White, which further cemented to me that he was telling the truth. Nevertheless, this information could be one highly elaborate scheme (it wouldn't be the first time), so for now, please just take all of it with a grain of salt - it's not confirmed and could be fake. As a fan site it is our duty to post rumors when we have gone to reasonable lengths to verify the sources, which is why we decided to post this. Remember, grain of salt!

  • There will be 157 new Pokemon, bringing the total amount to 650.
  • Like how Giratina compliments Dialga and Palkia, a large, green cobra will accompany Reshiram and Zekrom.
  • Tauros will have an evolution: Minotauros. It stands on two legs.
  • In previous games, either through moves or through abilities, players were able to alter the weather conditions of the battle field to boost certain types. For example, Groudon's Drought summons sunlight, which boosts Fire-type moves by 50%. In Black and White, players will be able to collect certain items that alter the weather conditions of the battle field. Approximately twenty of these items will affect the weather conditions so that they will boost certain types (kind of like Stadium cards in the TCG?), with some types getting added bonuses depending on the item. As a side note, in today'sCoroCoro scans, there was a screenshot showing a new weather indicator (we overlooked it), which could give credence to this claim.
  • One example will be setting up a Poison Field, which causes all Poison-type attacks to gain 30% accuracy, Sludge Bomb to have a 100% poison rate, and the effects of Toxic Spikes' poison to have an immediate effect.
  • Black and white, good versus evil, and yin and yang are going to play a major part in the plot. However, unlike previous Pokemon games, the decisions and choices you make will "influence" the plot of the game. If you make "good" choices, you might get certain help or items, whereas "bad" choices could have negative effects. The point is that the plot will not be as cut-and-dry as previous games, changing depending on the player's actions.
  • Tsutaaja, Pokabu, and Mijumaru had rough designs over this past year or so, but in the last few months received major overhauls, becoming the final designs we see today.

Munma Referenced In First Generation Games?

Now this is quite interesting. Was Munma referenced in the first generation games? After you defeat a Lass outside of Rock Tunnel in Red, Green, Blue, Yellow, and their remakes, she tells you…

“The POKEMON here are so chunky! There should be a pink one with a floral pattern!”

Quite the random description, with no Pokemon since now ever fitting it. There has been a rumor circulating on the Internet for years and years that Gamefreak originally created more than 1,000 Pokemon designs, and while we know that some Pokemon were delayed a generation (like Shellos and Gastrodon, originally for Ruby and Sapphire), who would think that after almost 15 years they would actually use a concept from that far back? Was Mun’ma a rough idea that long ago or even a near-complete design? Seems like Gamefreak is really scraping the barrel if that’s the case. Regardless, it’s astounding that Red and Green from 1996 now reference a Pokemon from 2010. Thanks go to Zierant from our forums for notifying us of this.

Black and White Update: June 'CoroCoro' Scans Leak Seven New Pokemon! 

Seven new Pokemon have been revealed so far. All of the information we know is below. Keep checking back here for more updates! Click the images below to enlarge them.

  • The white Pokemon is named Chiramii (チラーミィ). It is the Chinchilla Pokemon, a Normal-type. Its abilities are Cute Charm and Technician and it knows a new movie called "Sweep Slap," which hits the opponent multiple times. It is 0.4m tall and 5.8kg in weight.
  • The pink Pokemon is named Mun'na (ムンナ). It is the Dream Eater Pokemon, a Psychic-type, and has Forewarn and Synchronize as its abilities. A new attack it knows is "Telekinesis," which makes the opponent float in the air. It is 0.6m tall and 23.3kg in weight.
  • The mechanical Pokemon below is Gear (ギアル), appropriately titled the Gear Pokemon. It is a Steel-type and its ability is either "Plus" or "Minus." It has a new attack called "Gear Saucer," which you can see it using below - it attacks the opponent multiple times with both of its gears. It is 0.3m tall and weighs 21.0kg.
  • Mamepato (マメパト) is the Baby Pidgeon Pokemon and is a Normal / Flying type. Its abilities are either "Pidgeon Breast" or "Super Luck." In a screenshot below, Mijumaru tries to lower its Defense, but it doesn't work because one of Mamepato's abilities prevents it. It is 0.3m tall and weighs 2.1kg.
  • Hihidaruma (ヒヒダルマ) is the Flaming Pokemon, a Fire-type. Its ability is "Encourage." It is 1.3m tall and weighs 92.9kg.
  • Shimama (シママ) is the Charged Pokemon, an Electric-type, and has Lightningrod or Motor Drive as its abilities. It has a new attack called "Wild Volt," which does a lot of damage but also hurts the user. It is 0.8m tall and 29.8kg.
  • Meguroko (メグロコ) is the Desert Crocodile Pokemon, a Ground / Dark type. Its abilities are Intimidate and "Earthquake Spiral," the latter of which raises its Attack stat when it Knocks Out a Pokemon. It is 0.7m tall and weighs 15.2kg.
  • The professor of Isshu is female and named Professor Araragi, as you can see below. She presents a Chiramii to the player in the "World of Pokemon" intro at the start of the game. The rumors we posted yesterday may also be true too, since Professor Araragi's name was among them (some of the rumors have actually been circulating since April, including her name).
  • There is some sort of new in-game connection device called the C Gear. It has "various connection capabilities," though we do not know what that means at this time. To the left of its screenshot below, the magazine says, "What's this screen!?... It looks like a new wireless feature was added!"
  • There is a new wireless feature called Random Match, which you can access from the Global Terminal inside Pokemon Centers. It will allow players to randomly battle other players around the country over Wi-Fi. It then says "You can upload your Black and White save file to the Internet," though for what purposes we do not know at this time.
  • As predicted, Reshiram is Dragon / Fire, standing 3.2m high and weighing 330kg, while Zekrom is Dragon / Electric, standing 2.9m tall and weighing 345kg. It looks like Shokotan really did spill the beans early.
  • Reshiram is the White Yang Pokemon and has "Turbo Blaze" as its ability while Zekrom is the Black Yin Pokemon and has "Terra Voltage" for its ability.
  • To obtain Zorua in the games, you have to transfer the Celebi from the movie download. You can obtain Zorua at Level 10.
  • On the Celebi and Zorua page, one of the screenshots shows your Celebi next to you and Zorua next to another Trainer. This probably confirms that you can have your Pokemon walk behind you again, like in HeartGold and SoulSilver.
The Japanese covers are above, the white pokemon in the black background, Pokemon Black Version, of course, and the black pokemon with the white background is, as you can guess, Pokemon White Version.  The reason they did this is because these games are going to be more focused on Ying and Yang than the other games.

Pokemon Black and White

  Here is the main photo released about the games, which is somewhat the banner I guess you could say, until a more detailed photo comes out depicting the games. 

 Get ready for an all-new Pokémon experience, coming spring 2011.

Announcing two new Pokémon games--Pokémon™ Black Version and Pokémon White Version—coming to the Nintendo DS family of systems in spring 2011! Pokémon Black Version and Pokémon White Version will feature a new generation of amazing Pokémon, and two of these Pokémon have been revealed: the Legendary Pokémon Reshiram will appear on the cover of Pokémon Black Version and the Legendary Pokémon Zekrom will be seen on the cover of Pokémon White Version.

Much more information will be revealed about Pokémon Black Version and Pokémon White Version as the launch day approaches next year. Keep checking www.pokemonuniverse590.weebly.com for updated details and more exciting information!

I have also managed to find some information on these games, the following of which is: that there are 157 new pokemon, bringing the count to 650!New Pokemon include the rare pokemon Zorua, Zoroark, and the Starter trio of pokemonTsutarja, Pokabu, and Mijumaru, which are below. The covers of the Japanese games are above, along with the, apparently temporary, poster/banner, which is above the game covers.

Stay tuned for more information as it comes out on this exicting new expansion!

Tsutarja, the Grass Starter in Pokemon Black and White
Pokabu, the Fire Starter in Pokemon Black and White
Mijumaru, the Water Starter in Black and White