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3:21 pm - 04/12/2012

Pokemon Black 2 and White 2: First Details

It's been a couple months since the minds of PokeManiacs worldwide were blown with the announcement of Pokemon Black 2 and White 2, the very first numbered sequel for the core Pokemon games. Today some juicy new details have finally emerged thanks to Japanese manga magazine CoroCoro.

The new issue reveals that the game is still set in Unova, the region from the original Pokemon Black and White games, but that it features new locations, new trainers, new gym leaders and a new rival. The game takes place two years after the events of Black and White, and the Unova region has undergone some major changes during that time. It seems at least part of the map is frozen in ice (thanks to legendary ice Pokemon Kyurem, perhaps?), while other areas have been altered from what they were like in Black and White.

Among the new areas is one called Hiougi City (a name likely set to change with the stateside release), and new gym leaders include one who specializes in Poison and one who specializes in Water. As for your rival, he's the trainer with the spiky hair pictured above (thanks to Serebii for the scan, as well as the translation).

It was also revealed that the Unova Pokedex in these sequels has 300 Pokemon in it, rather than the 155 that Black and White had. Furthermore, we now know that Black Kyurem will know the move Freeze Shock and White Kyurem will know Ice Burn. Familiar monsters from other generations spotted in the updated Unova Pokedex include Psyduck, Riolu, Metagross, Tyranitar, Lapras and Arcanine.

More news will inevitably continue to show up as Pokemon Black 2 and Pokemon White 2's Japanese release this June approaches, so stay tuned. And, as always, keep it here on IGN for all things Pokemon.

berriicoco 12th-Apr-2012 08:39 pm (UTC)
I don't like the art, the drawing style changed a lot...
kerplunk 12th-Apr-2012 09:02 pm (UTC)
me too, ngl.

annhh 12th-Apr-2012 10:27 pm (UTC)
minakuu 12th-Apr-2012 08:58 pm (UTC)
lol the hair of the female heroine.. She's qt though
xxpopopxx 12th-Apr-2012 10:21 pm (UTC)

xxpopopxx 12th-Apr-2012 10:22 pm (UTC)
the massive differences in the new pokemon generations made me think of this pic XD

Edited at 2012-04-12 10:22 pm (UTC)
annhh 12th-Apr-2012 10:29 pm (UTC)
lmao. someone is not happy
funkaliciousss 13th-Apr-2012 03:58 am (UTC)
dik but in asia ankle socks are a big trend. they wrap your feet only.
squallina 13th-Apr-2012 04:50 am (UTC)
LMAO xDDD That is awesome! And so effing true!
apharel 12th-Apr-2012 11:07 pm (UTC)
fyeah psyduck
ichigohaatsu 12th-Apr-2012 11:16 pm (UTC)
I can't wait to play it~! More testing of my japanese skills!

And wow, the rival looks like Rook from Phi Brain!
chibi_hime 13th-Apr-2012 02:25 am (UTC)
Was I the only one who wanted my girl character to get together with N in Pokemon B/W?

They went on a romantic ride on the Ferris wheel and everything!
funkaliciousss 13th-Apr-2012 04:11 am (UTC)
nope you're not the onyl one. i was shipping them so hard.
mjspice 13th-Apr-2012 03:08 am (UTC)
Can't wait.
breathless31 13th-Apr-2012 04:39 am (UTC)
so excited ngl!
squallina 13th-Apr-2012 04:53 am (UTC)
TBQH I've lost track. And I think the series has lost direction, which is kind of an ironic thing to say. How can a video game series which is pretty much just a glorified version of bug-catching lose direction?

I do like Pokemon. It's just gotten out of hand. :/
potetofurai 13th-Apr-2012 06:36 am (UTC)
those trainer designs. The girl from BW was so cute. My favorite trainer <3
say_o_kay 13th-Apr-2012 09:38 am (UTC)
The girl is wearing the kind of atrocious outfits I wore when I was 12. D:
romaholic 14th-Apr-2012 01:11 pm (UTC)
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