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Pokémon Black and White

Generation V of Pokémon for NDS is upon us and Legendary Pokémon is here to constantly update and inform you as always. Below follows a list of sections with various compiled information regarding Pokémon Black and White versions, as well as list of news with updates classified from newest to oldest.

Pokemon Black and White

Game Info

  • New Pokémon
  • Base Stats, types, Abilities and more
  • Level-up Learnsets
  • TM/HM Learnsets
  • New Moves and Abilities
  • A brand-new region to explore, Unova
  • Fresh Friends and Foes
  • Game Mechanics
  • Media
  • Release Dates

    Japan: September 18th 2010
    USA: Spring 2011
    Europe: Spring 2011

    August 03, 2010

    Ken Sugimori artwork for Shikijika, the swan Pokémon and an unnamed bug Pokémon were found on the Yahoo Kids! web directory.

    Furthermore, here's what Gamefreak director Junichi Masuda stated today:

    今回のブラック・ホワイトでは、エンディングまで、すべて新ポケモンです。新ポケモンしか飛び出してきません!
    This time in Black and White, there's new Pokémon till the end. Only new Pokémon come out!

    This probably means that until a certain point in the game (the aquisition of the National Pokédex maybe?) only Generation V Pokémon will be obtainable.

    July 30, 2010

    Kids show Oha Suta aired a new video from Pokémon Black & White, with previously unseen footage from the games. Three new Pokémon were shown; Miruhoggu [ミルホッグ] which is Minezumi's evolution, Shikijika [シキジカ], a deer Pokémon, and an unnamed swan Pokémon. Moreover, Pokémon Musical [ポケモン ミュージカル] (probably the Gen V equivalent of Contests and Super Contests) as well as the Pokéshifter [ポケシフタ] (Gen V equivalent of Pal Park) were presented.

    July 24, 2010

    This week's Pokémon Sunday reveals a new legendary Pokémon, Victini [ビクティニ], which is actually the tiny critter that was shown at the end of the 14th movie trailer. It is number #000 in the Unova Pokédex and the first Generation V legendary to be distributed via Wi-Fi. During September 18th and October 18th, players will be able to download the Liberty Ticket [リバティチケット], which will allow them to meet the elusive Victini.

    July 21, 2010

    Oha Suta reveals Mamanbou [ママンボウ], a new Pokémon that looks like a possible Luvdisc evolution. Also, it shows the name of the third unnamed Pokémon from June 28 and it is Gigaiasu [ギガイアス].

    July 11, 2010

    Leaked scans of the August issue of the CoroCoro magazine revealed tons of new information. New Pokémon include Wargle [ウォーグル] (the silhouette of which was revealed yesterday), Kibago [キバゴ], Minezumi [ミネズミ] and Musharna [ムシャーナ] as well as the previously revealed but unnamed Rankurusu [ランクルス] and Gochiruzeru [ゴチルゼル].

    July 10, 2010

    Pokémon Sunday reveals the silhouette of a new, eagle-like Pokémon.

    July 6, 2010

    The flying bat-like creature shown in the anime artwork that leaked on July 1st has been confirmed! Its name is Koromori [コロモリ], which probably derives from the japanese word "koumori" [コウモリ] meaning "bat".

    July 1, 2010

    Leaked artwork of the upcoming anime series, Pocket Monsters - Best Wishes, reveals four new Pokémon. Along with the new female protagonist, Iris [アイリス], we can clearly see the evolutions of Mijumaru and Tsutaaja as well as two unknown Pokémon on her right side. Unfortunately, their names are too blurry to read, plus Tsutaaja's name is apparently written as Fuubii [フービー] which means they are probably tentative as well.

    June 28, 2010

    Eight new Pokémon have been revealed, raising the total of known Gen V Pokémon to 22. They include Desukan [デスカーン], Denchura [デンチュラ], Doryuuzu [ドリュウズ], Ononokusu [オノノクス] and Moguryuu [モグリュー] as well as three un-named Pokémon with only their sprites being shown.

    June 27, 2010

    According to Pokémon Sunday, the japanese release date for Black & White is confirmed to be September 18th, 2010.

    June 12, 2010

    Pokémon Sunday aired and presented shillouettes of four of the Pokémon that were revealed yesterday. Considering that CoroCoro is due out on the 15th, that was expected. Next week's show will probably fully present these four Pokémon, maybe the other three as well.

    June 11, 2010

    Just as it happened back in May, early scans of the CoroCoro magazine leaked on Japanese imageboards revealing even more new Pokémon. The seven new Pokémon are Chiraamii [チラーミィ], Gear [ギアル], Munna [ムンナ], Mamepato [マメパト], Hihidaruma [ヒ ヒ ダルマ], Shimama [シママ] and Meguroko [メグロコ], bringing the total of known Gen V Pokémon to 14. You can see these scans on our Flickr account. Furthermore, details about Reshiram and Zekrom showed up, including their types, abilities, height and weight. The method of aquiring Zorua is now known too. Along with all of the info above, several new attacks and abilities were mentioned. Most likely, this week's Pokémon Sunday show will officially present these Pokémon.

    May 28, 2010

    ReshiramZekrom

    According to Nintendo.gr, official sources state that Pokémon Black and White are hitting the American and European shelves in Spring 2011. What is more intriguing is that they named the two Legendary Pokémon which are going to be the mascots of each version: Reshiram [レシラ ム] for Pokémon Black and Zekrom [ゼクロム] for Pokémon White. They also mention about a new storyline, though nothing is clear about it currently.

    Pokemon.com also has a picture of the two legendaries! As many may have predicted they look like a holy beast and a Demon BUT the white-coloured Pokémon is the star of Pokémon Black and vice-versa!

    The official Pokémon Series website, has a proper video of walking around in Hiun City.

    Japanese Boxart has been revealed as well. It is also now known that the new Legendary Pokémon are Dragon-type. They may have a second type but it's unknown at the moment.

    May 16, 2010

    Continuing the information barrage of the previous days, variety show Pokémon Sunday properly reveals the new starters and the trainers from the upcoming games Pokémon Black/White and also shows new videos featuring the updated battle sequence, Hiun City's crowded streets, the Zoroark event battle and the Celebi event in Pokémon HeartGold/SoulSilver.

    Most notably, the battle sequence is truly animated with dynamic zoom effects and animated Pokémon sprites throughout the whole battle. The city streets look busier than ever before, with many characters running around, shouting and dynamically avoiding obstacles, setting new standards of interactivity with NPCs.

    Nothing new related to game mechanics was revealed this time either but stay tuned as CoroCoro's next issue promises even more details and screenshots, Zorua's capture method and the appearance of a brand new Pokémon!

    Make sure you watch the video from Pokémon Sunday on Filb.de.

    Battle videos from Pokemon Sunday uploaded on our YouTube, with proper sound effects!

    May 12, 2010

    As expected, scans of CoroCoro's May 15th issue leaked early and the starter Pokémon are now known! Their Japanese names are "Tsutaaja" for the Grass-type, "Pokabu" for the Fire-type and "Mijumaru" for the Water-type. You can check out our Gen V Pokémon page for details. Along with them, information about the upcoming games was also revealed and can be found here.

    May 08, 2010

    The silhouettes of the starters were revealed in today's Pokémon Sunday. The actual Pokémon are to be revealed in this month's CoroCoro issue due out on Saturday, May 15th.

    April 09, 2010

    The names of the Generation V games are officially revealed! They are Pokémon Black and Pokémon White. Furthermore, it is confirmed that the games will be for the Nintendo DS rather than its expected successor, the 3DS.

    March 03, 2010

    A new trailer of the upcoming movie is released, revealing some of Zoroa's and Zoroark's moves and abilities.

    February 27, 2010

    A teaser from the CoroCoro Special website reveals that the following issue will include a new poster for the upcoming Pokémon movie, presumably along with more details or the movie's plot and characters.

    February 15, 2010

    Despite the scan leaks earlier this week, Pokémon Japan as well as today's Pokémon Sunday, make an official presentation of Zorua and Zoroark, while everyone is anticipating information from Coro Coro March 2010 issue, due for today.


    February 10, 2010

    CoroCoro issue due for February 15th, scans leak once more in japanese image boards. Featured are the first 5th Generation Pokémon, the silhouette previously revealed on Pokémon Sunday and its previous evolution, Zoroark [ゾロアーク] and Zorua [ゾロア] respectively!

    The 13th movie will feature the title Phantom Champion Zoroark, while it is also stated than the next issue of CoroCoro shall reveal more details on these new critters!


    February 07, 2010

    Gen 5 Silhouette

    Gamefreak director Junichi Masuda visits the popular japanese TV-show Pokémon Sunday and reveals the silhouette of a new Pokémon which apparently has a key role in the upcoming movie "Phantom Champion Z". CoroCoro magazine also displays the silhouette on a teaser in their website which is also availale on our Flickr.


    January 29, 2010

    The Pokemon Company (headed by Tsunekazu Ishihara) announces that Gamefreak, maker of the canonical Pokémon RPG games, is working on a brand new game for the Nintendo DS which is set to be released within 2010:

    We inform you the Pokemon Ltd. (President and Representative Director: Tsunekazu Ishihara) is developing the latest work for the RPG series "Pocket monsters" (Development: Gamefreak Ltd.: Nintendo Ltd.) that is the original Pokemon series for the Nintendo DS which is to be released within 2010. …

    … The "Pocket monsters" series for the Nintendo DS makes the best use of the dual screen, touch and Wi-Fi capabilities of the Nintendo DS. This completely new game, four years after "Pocket Monsters Diamond and Pearl" (17.150.000 copies worldwide with over 5.800.000 in Japan), will feature new gameplay, new Pokémon and provide a reformation reborn of the series.

    Please expect a future press release with more information on the content of the game.

    The explicit mention of new Pokémon and of a schedule reformation of the series, makes us think that this is confirmation of Generation V games. It is also possible that these new games (or game) are related to the rumors of a successor to the Nintendo DS in late 2010. Perhaps the February edition of CoroCoro will reveal more information on the matter.

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