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Pokémon Black 2 and White 2 (ポケットモンスターブラック2・ホワイト2 Poketto Monsutā Burakku Tsū & Howaito Tsū, Pocket Monsters: Black 2 & White 2) are a pair of sequels to Pokémon Black and White that was released in Japan on June 23, 2012. It was released in North America on October 7, 2012, in Europe on October 12, 2012, and in Australia and New Zealand on October 11, 2012.

The game has a brand new story than the previous games, having a new plot and features.


Two powers combine... a new legend arises!
Set off on a new Pokémon adventure to save the Unova region, with new challenges and activities to discover!
Film Movies at Pokéstar Studios
A Mysterious Scientist...
A New Story!


The games are set two years after the games 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 First partner 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 encounter the new Team Plasma, while also meeting the old Team Plasma.

Near the end of the game, the Neo Team Plasma's plan is revealed. They want to freeze Unova using their technology and the power of the legendary Pokémon, Kyurem. At the Giant Chasm, Ghetsis orders Kyurem to freeze the player! Thankfully, N and his dragon (Zekrom in Black 2 and Reshiram in White 2) save the player in time. Ghetsis then uses the DNA Splicers that were stolen earlier on Kyurem, whose frozen wings shatter, revealing a set of energy absorbing node-like appendages! Kyurem then blasts N's dragon, sealing it back up in the Dark/Light Stone! Then under Ghetsis' orders, Kyurem absorbs the stone, fusing the two dragons together to make an even stronger dragon, Black/White Kyurem! The player then defeats the dragon, separating it back into two, N's dragon is given back to him, while Kyurem flees to regain its strength. After a battle with Ghetsis, he suffers a mental breakdown and is taken away by the Shadow Triad.

Post-game, after a battle with N and his dragon, he kindly lets his dragon go and gives the Dark/Light Stone to the player. Then the player can bring it to Dragonspiral Tower where he/she can catch N's dragon. If the player catches N's dragon, Kyurem will re-appear at the Giant Chasm where the player can catch it too.



Unova B2W2 Game

Unova as it appears in Pokémon Black and White Versions 2

Over the set of two years since Pokémon Black and White, locations have drastically changed. Areas such as Challenger's Cave are no longer accessible. Other areas have changed such as Route 4, which has completed its construction to varying degrees depending on the game. The southwest now contains locations, such as Aspertia City, Floccesy Town and Virbank City. Several new locations previously inaccessible can now be explored, such as the Castelia Sewers.

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

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 and Sabrina play roles in Pokéstar Studios.

Other features

Changes from Black and White

  • The Gym Leader lineup has been reorganized.
    • Cheren is now a Normal-type Gym Leader and the first encountered.
    • Two new Gym Leaders appear, Roxie, who appears as the second Gym Leader encountered, and Marlon, the new final Gym Leader encountered.
    • Burgh, Elesa, Clay, Skyla and Drayden remain as Gym Leaders.
    • Lenora, Brycen, and Striaton City Gym Leaders have since stepped down from their positions.
    • Iris also changes her position of being a gym leader in Pokémon White Version due to being the new champion.
  • Bianca, Cheren, Elesa, Iris and Ghetsis return with new designs.
  • Bianca is now the assistant of Professor Juniper.
  • Alder has stepped down from the Champion position and Iris has taken his place.
  • Tornadus, Thundurus, and Landorus get new formes called their "Therian" formes, which can be changed via the Reveal Glass.
  • Keldeo has a new forme called the "Resolution Forme". Keldeo changes to its Resolution Forme when it learns Secret Sword and changes back when the move is forgotten.
  • Instead of specific trainers having sprite animations, all trainers in the game have sprite animations.
  • The Team Plasma has now split into two groups, one that has since seen the error of their ways but are still loyal to N and his goal to free Pokémon and the other follows Ghetsis and his plans for control over Unova.
  • Every gym from Black and White has had a redesign in their puzzles and every gym has remix of their music except Cheren. This is due to the fact that Cheren is a Normal-type.
    • These are the first games where the Gym music is remixed in different gyms.



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

First partner Pokémon

The First partner Pokémon in Unova remains the same: Grass-type Snivy, Fire-type Tepig, and Water-type Oshawott.

Version exclusives

Black 2

No. Pokémon Type(s)
#126 0126 Magmar Type Fire
#185 0185 Sudowoodo Type Rock
#214 0214 Heracross Type BugType Fighting
#240 0240 Magby Type Fire
#311 0311 Plusle Type Electric
#313 0313 Volbeat Type Bug
#325 0325 Spoink Type Psychic
#326 0326 Grumpig Type Psychic
#379 0379 Registeel Type Steel
#381 0381 Latios Type DragonType Psychic
#427 0427 Buneary link-Normal type
#428 0428 Lopunny link-Normal type
#438 Bonsly Bonsly Type Rock
#467 0467 Magmortar Type Fire
#546 0546 Cottonee llink=Grass type
#547 0547 Whimsicott llink=Grass type
#574 0574 Gothita Type Psychic
#575 0575 Gothorita Type Psychic
#576 0576 Gothitelle Type Psychic
#629 0629 Vullaby Type DarkType Flying
#630 0630 Mandibuzz Type DarkType Flying
#644 0644 Zekrom link Dragon typeType Electric
#646 0646A Black Kyurem Type DragonType Ice

White 2

No. Pokémon Type(s)
#122 0122 Mr. Mime Type Psychic
#125 0125 Electabuzz Type Electric
#127 0127 Pinsir Type Bug
#239 0239 Elekid Type Electric
#300 0300 Skitty Type Normal
#301 0301 Delcatty Type Normal
#312 0312 Minun Type Electric
#314 0314 Illumise Type Bug
#322 0322 Numel Type FireType Ground
#323 0323 Camerupt Type FireType Ground
#378 0378 Regice Type Ice
#380 0380 Latias Type DragonType Psychic
#439 0439 Mime Jr. Type Psychic
#466 0466 Electivire Type Electric
#548 0548 Petilil Type Grass
#549 0549 Lilligant link Grass type
#577 0577 Solosis Type Psychic
#578 0578 Duosion Type Psychic
#579 0579 Reuniclus Type Psychic
#627 0627 Rufflet Type NormalType Flying
#628 0628 Braviary Type NormalType Flying
#643 0643 Reshiram Type DragonType Fire
#646 0646B White Kyurem link Dragon typeType Ice


No. Pokémon Type(s) Location Version
#377 0377 Regirock Type Rock Underground Ruins Black 2 White 2
#378 0378 Regice* Type Ice Underground Ruins White 2
#379 0379 Registeel* Type Steel Underground Ruins Black 2
#380 0380 Latias Type Dragon Type Psychic Dreamyard White 2
#381 0381 Latios Type Dragon Type Psychic Dreamyard Black 2
#480 0480 Uxie Type Psychic Nacrene City Black 2 White 2
#481 0481 Mesprit Type Psychic Celestial Tower Black 2 White 2
#482 0482 Azelf Type Psychic Route 23 Black 2 White 2
#485 0485 Heatran Type Fire Type Steel Reversal Mountain Black 2 White 2
#486 0486 Regigigas Type Normal Twist Mountain Black 2 White 2
#488 0488 Cresselia Type Psychic Marvelous Bridge Black 2 White 2
#638 0638 Cobalion Type Steel Type Fighting Route 13 Black 2 White 2
#639 0639 Terrakion Type Rock Type Fighting Route 22 Black 2 White 2
#640 0640 Virizion Type Grass Type Fighting Route 11 Black 2 White 2
#643 0643 Reshiram Type Dragon Type Fire Dragonspiral Tower White 2
#644 0644 Zekrom Type Dragon Type Electric Dragonspiral Tower Black 2
#646 0646 Kyurem Type Dragon Type Ice Giant Chasm Black 2 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 and White Versions 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 and White Versions 2 by using Poké Transfer. The games are also compatible with Dream World.



Publication Score
Destructoid 7.5/10
Eurogamer 90/100
Famitsu 36/40
Game Informer 7.5/10
GameSpot 6.5/10
GamesRadar+ 4/5
IGN 9.6/10
Nintendo Life 9/10
X-Play 4.5/5


  • Pokémon Black Version 2 and Pokémon White Version 2 has the shortest localization period for main series games, being released in the US and Europe in Autumn, a few months after its Japanese release.
  • Though Reshiram was on Pokémon Black Version's cover and Zekrom was on Pokémon White Version's cover, Black Kyurem is on Pokémon Black Version2's cover and White Kyurem is on Pokémon White Version 2's cover.
  • Hilda and Hilbert from the previous games is said to be travelling in search of N.
  • In Japan, The Pokémon games Black 2 and 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.
  • Pokémon Black and White Versions 2 are the only games to be numbered-sequels.
  • These games introduced the most alternate forms for Legendary/Mythical Pokémon, 6 in total.
  • This is the first game where you can have more than 999,999 Pokédollars.
  • This is also the first game that the player cannot capture the versions mascot before the Pokémon League, although it can be captured after.
  • The starters, their evolved forms and Cottonee are the only Pokémon with different sprite animations in this game instead of having the same sprite animations from Pokémon Black Version and Pokémon White Version.
  • These are the first pair of games to be a sequel of the previous in the same generation.


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