Much like we did with Pokemon Platinum and Pokemon Diamond/Pearl, we’re sharing a list of differences between Black/White 2 and the original games. It’s not nearly as extensive as our Platinum and Diamond/Pearl post from 2008, but there are still a number of differences to check out.
The full list can be found below.
- New locations are accessible in the game, including an underwater tube for travel and the sewers beneath Castelia.
- Your journey starts in a new town called Aspertia City, located in southwest of the Unova region. The Japanese name is Hiougi Town.
- The Unova Pokedex features 300 Pokemon from the start. Unlike Black and White, the game will allow you to capture monsters from previous generation right from the start.
- Black Kyurem will know the move Freeze Shock. White Kyurem will know the move Ice Burn. Black Kyurem is related to legendary monster Zekrom and White Kyurem is related to legendary monster Reshiram.
- There will be new forms of the three roaming Pokemon from Black and White: Tornadus, Thundurus and Landorus. Their forms can be changed by giving them the “Reflecting Mirror” item to hold.
- The game features a new story that takes place 2 years after BW, involving a new version of Team Plasma. Characters from the first game return, such as Cheren, Bianca, and N.
- All of the gyms are either modified, as in the case of Elesa’s electric gym in Nimbasa City (now a fashion runway, not a roller coaster), or new (such as Cheren’s normal gym).
- The Pokewood movie-making minigame is a new feature to go along with Pokemon Musicals.
- Previous Gym Leaders and Champions from other regions can be battled in the World Tournament. Participants include Red, Blue, Lance, Misty, Steven, Cynthia, and several more.
- Keldeo obtains an alternate form by learning the move “Sacred Sword.”
- Iris replaces Alder as the Unova Region Champion.