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Pokémon Smash Details Starters, Shows Off Early Areas in Black and White 2

by Alex Culafi - April 14, 2012, 6:51 pm PDT
Total comments: 5 Source: (serebii.net), http://serebii.net/index2.shtml

Calm down. It's not nearly as exciting as you think.

New information has been revealed on the latest Pokémon Smash episode regarding the upcoming release of Pokémon Black and White 2.

During the television program, series director Junichi Masuda made an appearance to show off the first part of the game. Although not much new information has been revealed, it was shown that, like Pokémon Black and White, Tepig, Snivy, and Oshawott will be the starters. He also showed that routes are more detailed (Azurill and Lillipup are seen together within an early route) and the Pokemon have animations not present in the original. Finally, the playthrough showed that the starting city, Hiougi City, is significantly larger than previous starting areas.

Pokémon Black and White 2 releases in Japan on June 23.

Talkback

CaterkillerMatthew Osborne, Contributing WriterApril 15, 2012

I figured this would be the case. Though can't wait to see the new animations!

Apparently there's a guy in the game who "unlocks the innate abilities of Pokemon".

If that means I can get the Dream World abilities - or switch abilities, Staryu - without the Dream World...

http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a328/dragonmick/tumblr_m03diwFt4v1r2okwqo1_400.gif

Shaymin, I've thought about that a bit myself. Look out for a preview next week that should go over it in appropriate detail.

tendoboy1984April 15, 2012

So it's basically a small graphical and gameplay upgrade with a new story. Similar to all the 3rd-iteration Pokemon games (Yellow, Crystal, Emerald, Platinum).

nickmitchApril 15, 2012

Also, my understanding is that they'll be more Pokemon from earlier generations available from the start of the game.

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