Pokemon Black & White 2 Have An Upgraded Pokedex, Two Team Plasma Factions

By Ishaan . June 20, 2012 . 11:01am

Dengeki magazine brings a preview of Pokémon Black/White 2 this week, just ahead of the games’ release this Saturday in Japan. Among the details mentioned in Dengeki are a couple of early areas like Aspertia City, Tachiwaki City and Sangi Town, as reported by Pokébeach.


As you may recall, Aspertia City is the starting town in Black/White 2. Cheren, who returns from the first game, runs a gym here, which serves as a trainer school. Following Aspertia City are is Route 19, which leads to Sangi Town.


Route 20 separates Sangi Town from Sangi Farm, where you face your rival for the first time.


East of Route 20 is Tachiwaki City, where you fight the new Poison-type gym leader, Homika. In the Tachiwaki Complex, you’ll come across Pokémon like Pidove, Magby/Elekid (depending on the game version), Growlithe, Audino, Magnemite and Koffing. Tachiwaki is also where you first fight Team Plasma. In Black/White 2, Team Plasma have separated into two factions—one which wants to conquer the world, and one which sides with N.


Additionally, Dengeki also confirm that the Pokédex now lets you see what Pokémon can be found on what routes.

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  • SirRichard

    Is it me or did past games’ Pokédexes already do that? They had the ability to bring up the world map and highlight where the things appear, though I think you needed to run into one in the wild to find that out or something similar. Does this one just always tell you?

    Otherwise, can’t wait for it, The two factions of Plasma is a neat idea, that’ll be interesting to see.

    • That’s what it sounds like, yeah. We’ll find out soon enough.

    • Actually, it may mean it lets you pick a route and see all the pokemon on said route, instead of one specific one.

  • Growlithe at the start of the game *drools*

    • I know, right?! Growlithe or his bigger bro Arcanine were my end game buddies.

  • Anime10121

    Needed Western release date yesterday! Come on NoA time to pick up the pace and actually do some work!

    • Ben Sylvia

      It comes out in the fall.
      Most likely sometime between August and October.

      At least we’re getting them this year.

      • Anime10121

        I know its coming this fall, but I want an exact day, its not like NoA has been doing much else lately, if we didnt get them this year I really would start to believe that they just sit their twiddling their thumbs while NoJ and NoE do all the hard work.

  • Suicunesol

    I wish they would release the Pokemon games internationally simultaneously. :( It’s a big enough franchise for them to do that.

    • Most likely, they don’t do it because it allows them to separate the Japanese and western releases into separate financial years or quarters. It helps keep the revenue spread across evenly.

  • Shadowman

    Alright this is great news I can’t wait to get my hands on this game.

  • Sweet Sui ♥

    Growlithe, my glorious puppy~! Black/White really needed some decent fire-types; I’m glad we can get one so early on ^_^ I REALLY can’t wait for this game now XD lol

  • Ace.Of Hearts♥

    Just a few more days~~ Growlithe? meh, I’d rather my adorable Ralts ! (love them psychics!). oooh Audino??? yays! easy exp!! Can’t wait for this!!!

    • Lol.. Sometimes, I feel sorry for Audino. She’s quickly becoming the punching bag of the series.

  • ShawnOtakuSomething

    I must wait till fall?…. damnit

  • Solomon_Kano

    This is the most excited I’ve been for a Pokemon game since RSE and… we have to wait. Drat.

  • ToshiChan

    Team N vs Team Ghetsis sounds intriguing.

  • Reno Evangelista

    DUNSPARCE. My fave fave fave. I’m so happy you can get him early on.

  • thundergodCN

    One good point is that, while waiting for the western release you can plan on which     
    pokemon your going after basing info from the japanese ver.  

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