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Pokémon Black 2 and White 2
File:Black 2 English Boxart.png
File:White 2 English Boxart.png
Game Information
Publisher Nintendo/The Pokémon Company
Developer Game Freak
Category RPG
Players TBA
ESRB Everyone
Release Dates
Flag of Japan.png June 23, 2012
Flag of the United States.png October 7, 2012
Flag of Europe.png October 12, 2012
Flag of Australia.png October 11, 2012
Flag of South Korea.png TBA
Other information
Platform Nintendo DS
Region [[{{{region}}}]]

Pokémon Black 2 and White 2 are a pair of sequels to Pokémon Black and White that was released in Japan on June 23, in America on October 7, 2012, in Europe on October 12, 2012, and in Australia and New Zealand on October 11, 2012.

The game's story is an altered version of the original Black & White storyline, having a new plot and features.


The games are set two years after Pokémon Black and White, and the Unova region has changed drastically with new locations and Pokémon from previous generations. The player - Nate, the male protagonist, or Rosa, the female protagonist - starts in a location southwest in Unova called Aspertia City with Hugh, the player's rival. They are given a starter Pokémon - Snivy, Tepig, or Oshawott - by Bianca, who is now Professor Juniper's assistant. As they venture out in Unova, they will challenge new and old Gym Leaders and will encounter the new Team Plasma, while also meeting the old Team Plasma.



Main article: Unova
File:Unova B2W2 Game.png

Unova as it appears in Pokémon Black 2 and White 2

Over the set of two years since Pokémon Black and White, locations have drastically changed. Areas such as the Cold Storage are no longer accessible. Other areas such as Route 4 have changed. The southwest now contains locations, such as Aspertia City, Floccesy Town, and Virbank City.

Pokémon World Tournament

Main article: Pokémon World Tournament

The Pokémon World Tournament is a new feature in which trainers can partake in a tournament against other trainers in a single or double battle. It is held in Driftveil City, hosted by Cynthia, the Sinnoh League Champion.

Pokéstar Studios

Main article: Pokéstar Studios

Pokéstar Studios allows the player to star in movies varying in genre. Such movie genres include action, horror, and many others. Characters such as Brycen play a role in Pokéstar Studios.

Other features


  • Cheren is now a Normal-type Gym Leader and the first encountered, in Aspertia City. Two new Gym Leaders appear, Roxie, who appears as the second Gym Leader encountered, and Marlon. Elesa returns, but this time with a restyling of her hair, eye color and clothes as shown in the animated trailer. Burgh, Clay, Skyla, and Drayden remain as Gym Leaders.
  • Bianca is now the assistant of Professor Juniper.
  • Iris is the new Champion.
  • Tornadus, Thundurus, and Landorus get new formes called their "Therian" formes, which can be changed via the Reflecting Mirror.
  • Keldeo has a new forme called the "Resolute Forme." Keldeo changes to its Resolute Forme when it learns Secret Sword, which can be learned by bringing it and Cobalion, Virizion, and Terrakion to the Pledge Grove, and changes back when the move is forgotten.
  • Instead of only specific Trainers having sprite animations, all Trainers in the game have sprite animations.
  • The Team Plasma clothes have been changed and also have a separate branch called New Team Plasma under Ghetsis... The Old Team Plasma also reappear under N with the same motives to release all Pokémon.
  • The sprite animations of the starter Pokemon and their evolutions have changed slightly.
  • Every Gym interior has change an each have a specific or signature background music.
  • Improved sorting of items, as well as the option to assign certain items to a favorites pocket for quick access.
  • Repels now prompt the player after wearing off if they would like to use another immediately, so long as they have at least one more Repel in their bag.






Gym Leaders

Type Normal.gif
Aspertia City
Type Poison.gif
Virbank City
Type Bug.gif
Castelia City
Type Electric.gif
Nimbasa City
Type Ground.gif
Driftveil City
Type Flying.gif
Mistralton City
Type Dragon.gif
Opelucid City
Type Water.gif
Humilau City

Elite Four and Champion

Type Ghost.gif
Type Dark.gif
Type Psychic.gif
Type Fighting.gif

Type Dragon.gif


The Unova Pokédex received an upgrade and now features a total of 301 Pokémon, containing Pokémon from every generation.

Starter Pokémon

The starter Pokémon in Unova remain the same: Grass-type Snivy, Fire-type Tepig, and Water-type Oshawott.

Version Exclusive

Pokémon Black 2
No. Sprite Pokémon Type
#126 126.png Magmar Type Fire.gif
#185 185.png Sudowoodo Type Rock.gif
#214 214.png Heracross Type Bug.gif Type Fighting.gif
#240 240.png Magby Type Fire.gif
#311 311.png Plusle Type Electric.gif
#313 313.png Volbeat Type Bug.gif
#325 325.png Spoink Type Psychic.gif
#326 326.png Grumpig Type Psychic.gif
#379 379.png Registeel Type Steel.gif
#381 381.png Latios Type Dragon.gif Type Psychic.gif
#427 427.png Buneary Type Normal.gif
#428 428.png Lopunny Type Normal.gif
#438 438.png Bonsly Type Rock.gif
#467 467.png Magmortar Type Fire.gif
#546 546.png Cottonee Type Grass.gif
#547 547.png Whimsicott Type Grass.gif
#574 574.png Gothita Type Psychic.gif
#575 575.png Gothorita Type Psychic.gif
#576 576.png Gothitelle Type Psychic.gif
#629 629.png Vullaby Type Dark.gif Type Flying.gif
#630 630.png Mandibuzz Type Dark.gif Type Flying.gif
#644 644.png Zekrom Type Dragon.gif Type Electric.gif
#646 646b.png Black Kyurem Type Dragon.gif Type Ice.gif
Pokémon White 2
No. Sprite Pokémon Type
#122 122.png Mr. Mime Type Psychic.gif
#125 125.png Electabuzz Type Electric.gif
#127 127.png Pinsir Type Bug.gif
#239 239.png Elekid Type Electric.gif
#300 300.png Skitty Type Normal.gif
#301 301.png Delcatty Type Normal.gif
#312 312.png Minun Type Electric.gif
#314 314.png Illumise Type Bug.gif
#322 322.png Numel Type Fire.gif Type Ground.gif
#323 323.png Camerupt Type Fire.gif Type Ground.gif
#378 378.png Regice Type Ice.gif
#380 380.png Latias Type Dragon.gif Type Psychic.gif
#439 439.png Mime Jr. Type Psychic.gif
#466 466.png Electivire Type Electric.gif
#548 548.png Petilil Type Grass.gif
#549 549.png Lilligant Type Grass.gif
#577 577.png Solosis Type Psychic.gif
#578 578.png Duosion Type Psychic.gif
#579 579.png Reuniclus Type Psychic.gif
#627 627.png Rufflet Type Normal.gif Type Flying.gif
#628 628.png Braviary Type Normal.gif Type Flying.gif
#643 643.png Reshiram Type Dragon.gif Type Fire.gif
#646 646w.png White Kyurem Type Dragon.gif Type Ice.gif

Legendary Pokémon

No. Sprite Pokémon Type Location Version
#377 377.png Regirock Type Rock.gif Underground Ruins Black 2 White 2
#378 378.png Regice* Type Ice.gif Underground Ruins White 2
#379 379.png Registeel* Type Steel.gif Underground Ruins Black 2
#380 380.png Latias Type Dragon.gif Type Psychic.gif Dreamyard White 2
#381 381.png Latios Type Dragon.gif Type Psychic.gif Dreamyard Black 2
#480 480.png Uxie Type Psychic.gif Nacrene City Black 2 White 2
#481 481.png Mesprit Type Psychic.gif Celestial Tower Black 2 White 2
#482 482.png Azelf Type Psychic.gif Route 23 Black 2 White 2
#485 485.png Heatran Type Fire.gif Type Steel.gif Rebirth Mountain Black 2 White 2
#486 486.png Regigigas Type Normal.gif Twist Mountain Black 2 White 2
#488 488.png Cresselia Type Psychic.gif Marvelous Bridge Black 2 White 2
#638 638.png Cobalion Type Steel.gif Type Fighting.gif Route 13 Black 2 White 2
#639 639.png Terrakion Type Rock.gif Type Fighting.gif Route 22 Black 2 White 2
#640 640.png Virizion Type Grass.gif Type Fighting.gif Route 11 Black 2 White 2
#643 643.png Reshiram Type Dragon.gif Type Fire.gif Dragonspiral Tower White 2
#644 644.png Zekrom Type Dragon.gif Type Electric.gif Dragonspiral Tower Black 2
#646 646.png Kyurem Type Dragon.gif Type Ice.gif Giant Chasm Black 2 White 2


Main article: Pokémon Swarm#Black 2 and White 2

Like the predecessors, swarms - or mass outbreaks - activate after receiving the National Pokédex. Swarms change each day at midnight. To determine where a swarm is located, the player can check the gate and read the moving screen.


Pokémon Black 2 and White 2 are compatible between Pokémon Black and White and Pokémon Dream Radar. Pokémon from Pokémon Diamond and Pearl, Pokémon Platinum, and Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver can also be sent to Pokémon Black 2 and White 2 by using Poké Transfer. The games are also compatible with Dream World.


  • On June 28, 2012, Pokemon Black 2 and White 2's release date was announced for North America and Europe.
  • On June 23, 2012, Pokémon Black 2 and White 2 were released in Japan.
  • On June 21, 2012, the male and female playable characters' default Japanese names, as well as the rival's, were revealed: Kyōhei, Mei (playable characters), and Hugh (rival). Burgh, Elesa, Clay, and Skyla's team rosters were revealed as well.
  • On June 12, 2012, Corocoro leaked information about a new town, Floccesy Town, where the player can change Keldeo's form. It was also leaked that Tachiwaki City's English name was Virbank City.
  • On June 10, 2012, an image from Corocoro leaked showing Keldeo's new form, Resolution Form. The image only showed Keldeo's head with a long blue horn, a red maine and three whitish-blue hairs.
  • On June 2nd, 2012, Pokemon Smash! showed two trailers that confirms the reappearance of Skyla as the Mistralton Gym Leader, N and Ghetsis, where N is standing alongside the player with a Zekrom facing off against Ghetsis, who is standing beside a Kyurem.
  • On May 28, 2012, it was revealed that Roxie is the second Gym Leader and she will award the Toxic Badge when defeated.
  • On May 15th, 2012, the official Pokémon site in the USA announced that Hiougi City would be called Aspertia City in the English Version.
  • On May 11th, 2012 scans from CoroCoro Magazine were leaked again, revealing that Bianca was the Professor's assistant and gives you your Starter Pokémon. Cheren is a normal type gym leader, Tornadus, Thundurus, and Landorus have new forms. A new feature was also revealed, to be called the World Tournament, where the player can battle previous gym leaders/rivals from previous regions. There is also a new professor called Professor Burnett. Pokewood will also replace the musicals. Alder will also return but will appear earlier through the game, and N is no where to be found, yet the Seven Sages will appear, but it is unknown if Ghetsis will appear.
  • On April 12, 2012, scans from CoroCoro Magazine were leaked online, revealing the games to have two new playable characters, a new rival, a new professor, and a couple new gym leaders, as well as the fact that the storyline is set two years after Pokémon Black and White, where Unova has areas that are enveloped and currently being enveloped in ice. Additionally, there is a new city: Aspertia City, on the south western island of Unova, where the player starts his/her adventure. Construction in the desert on Route 4 has been completed, and two craters in Driftveil City were formed, one of which was where the Cold Storage used to be located. The Pokédex has also changed. The Unova Pokédex now has 300 obtainable Pokémon, some from the previous regions.
  • On February 25th, 2012, during the show Pokémon Smash!, and later confirmed by both the Japan and US Pokémon websites, two new games were announced as the sequel to Pokémon Black and White. Known as Pokémon Black 2 and Pokémon White 2, these games have mascots that are alternate formes of Kyurem. The mascot for Pokémon Black 2 is known as "Black Kyurem," a forme relating to Zekrom. The mascot for Pokémon White 2 is known as "White Kyurem" relating to Reshiram.



Japanese Trailer First Trailer Animated Trailer
New Japanese Trailer 1 New Japanese Trailer 2 English Version Early Gameplay Trailer
2nd Official English Gameplay Trailer 3rd Official English Gameplay Trailer 4th Official English Gameplay Trailer

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  • Although Reshiram was on Pokémon Black's cover and Zekrom was on Pokémon White's cover, Black Kyurem is on Pokémon Black 2's cover and White Kyurem is on Pokémon White 2's cover.
  • The protagonist from the previous games is said to be travelling in search of N.
  • In Japan, The games Pokémon Black 2 and Pokémon White 2 had over 1.16 Million pre-orders till June 16. This marks the first time that two consecutive series games on the Nintendo DS have had pre-order sales of over a million copies.[citation needed]
  • Pokémon Black 2 and White 2 are the only main-series games currently to be direct sequels.
    • Pokémon Black 2 and White 2 are the only games that have changed Gym Leaders, excluding Pokémon Emerald, where only one Gym Leader was changed.
  • These games introduced the most alternate forms for Legendary/Mythical Pokémon, 6 in total.