Pokémon Black & White 2’s Version Exclusive Features And More

By Ishaan . June 15, 2012 . 12:03pm

Pokémon Black/White 2 add a new feature to the series, dubbed “Join Avenue”. This is another feature that encourages communication with other Pokémon players. As you connect to other players through local wireless or over the Internet, they begin to populate your Join Avenue area and open up shops. These shops sell rare items, such as one that allows you to hatch an egg faster.



Another feature is “Fes Missions”. These are missions with different kinds of objectives, similar to the Entralink in Black/White, and can have up to 100 players playing them at the same time over the Internet.


The Pokémon Company also reintroduced another Gym leader this week—Elesa, who will return from Black/White. She’s undergone a bit of a change, and her gym in Nimbasa City now has the appearance of some sort of stage show (see image below).


As far as version-exclusive features go, Black City and White Forest both return in Pokémon Black/White 2, and both games have their own exclusive cave area, too—Black 2 has a cave with water while White 2 has one with lava. Also, Black 2 includes Magby and Buneary as exclusive Pokémon, while White 2 has Skitty and Elekid.


Finally, we have a bunch of new screenshots from Black/White 2 as well. Take a look at them below:



Pokémon Black/White 2 will be released in Japan on June 23rd. North America and Europe will see the games sometime this fall.

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  • rinalicat

    Hey! I can see N in one of the screens!

    • Anime10121

      Was waiting for them to show a screen with him back! However the way they showed him is rather anticlimactic :(

  • Elesa’s got some nice, long legs.

    • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

      She is indeed.^^

    • Renaldi Saputra


  • MrRobbyM

    I disliked gen 3, hated gen 4, almost skipped HG/SS, skipped B/W but I can say with all assurance I will buy this and most likely enjoy it. I’m not fond of the new Pokemon at all, but I can look past that(mostly because I plan to trade my Pokemon from SS *cough cough*)

    • Renaldi Saputra

      i also don’t like a bit of gen V bcos some kinda ‘weird’ pokemon in it but I enjoy playing B/W, good enough.. and I hope this B/W 2 will be more interesting..

  • XYZ_JolteonZ980

    Magby to Magmarizer, cant wait.

  • omg its that ghetsis and n talking ? yeahhh gotta love the story of black and white !

  • I believe that’s a Lopunny and Delcatty in those screenshots.

  • SirRichard

    Those are some ridiculously poofy sleeves, that must be awkward as all hell to wear.

    It’s definitely looking good, and the return of the old monsters and making previously rare ones wild (like Eeevee) means there’s going to be a ton of variety in what you can make a team out of. Looking forward to it.

  • ToshiChan

    Oh hey, Ghetsis has Kyurem. I hope we get more of a backstory on whether or not N is actually his son

  • Did they just introduce somewhat MMO-like features in B/W2?

  • NorthernPatches

    Oh Elesa she is perfect.

  • Elesa…<3<3

  • Solomon_Kano

    Water cave sounds appealing, but then I kinda want an Elekid… but, wait, I said I’d get the opposite sequel to whatever first game I got and I wanted White… damn you indecisiveness!

  • Nyandroid

    Skitty exclusive to white? Well, I know which Im getting.

  • rurin

    that’s…a delcatty, isn’t it?
    and omigosh N and Ghestis!!!! I can’t wait to see those two again :)

  • Spider-Man

    I bet you Zekrom and Kyurem do he fusion dance.

  • Renaldi Saputra

    i see some screenshots representing a kind of mini game, am I wrong??
    So, we gonna have to pop some balloons in it?? seems legit

  • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

    Akuroma as i suspected should have some relation as with the plasma lol. Considering his voice actor is Junichi Sawabe here.^^

  • This game gets more interesting every minute.Definitely a day one pickup

  • I kind of remembered when Black and White 2 were first announced and seemed like a majority of people were either upset or disappointed etc etc. I bet most of them have a change of hearts now.

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