Coming in the next generation of Pokemon is, Pokemon Black and White. Generation V introduces a multitude of new features to the series, along with a new cast of Pokemon which has yet to be translated. Generation 4 left off with 493, but with the addition of generation 5, there are now a total of 649 different Pokemon!
New features are nice, but to any hard-core Pokemon fan, you know you gotta catch them all! With an additional 156 new Pokemon it’ll take a even longer time to train and evolve every single one of them, train them, and then battle with other players around the world, or at least your neighborhood.
Pokemon Black and White are separated, like all Pokemon game; by the legendary you can get (first started in the 2nd generation with Ho-Oh and Lugia). Owners of Pokemon Black get the all white Reshiram and owners of Pokemon White get the all black Zekrom. Besides that, both versions have specific Pokemon that could only be found in the game (besides trading from older versions).
The game starts like any other Pokemon game; you start at your home town in the continent of Unova, as a rookie Pokemon trainer that’s just starting out. You get 3 starters ranging from a grass, fire, and water type. Each with powerful evolve forms. And you continue your adventure to collect all the badges, beat the elite four, and eventually save the world!
Now enough of that, let’s look at the new features of this game:
New Cosmetic Changes
Besides having new graphical look as you would expect from the latest Pokemon game, you can also see a major difference in battle. Now the whole battle is animated, you can see your Pokemon actually tackle attack the enemy. Now the battle is still turn based, but the new battle graphics is a sight to behold, well to people who actually watch it anyways.
Just like Pal Park, Time Capsule, and Transfer Machine, this is Generation 5’s ability to allow you to transfer Pokemon from previous versions to your game. Just like with the Pal Park, you are not allowed to have access to it, until you get the national dex, which means you must have seen all the Unova Pokemon at least once. However afterwards, you’re free to use it as you please.
Similar to the Poketch of generation 4, this nifty device shows you the time at the bottom screen of your DS, but the best part is that this is a portable multiplayer device. No longer do you have to go to the Pokemon Center to trade and battle with friends. Also it gives you access to the dream world, where you put a Pokemon to sleep and wonder in a online environment, and interact with other players.
Pokemon Global Link
This is just like the Global Trade Center in the 4th generation. This device allows you to trade Pokemon with other players online, also some new features is that you can have random matches with players all over the world. You can now finally have a way to battle other challengers live that’s not your friends online!
Pokemon Dream World
This is a special place that you can reach by sending your save file online to the official Pokemon Black and White site, allowing you to go and interact with other fellow players. Along with that, here you can catch many Pokemon that can’t normally be found in the Unova region. So you’ll see a lot of trainers who already beat the game here.
Access via the C-Gear, you get to literally travel with your friends locally, in a special area, where you can find Pokemon that aren’t originally native to Unova. You and friends can tackle on side quests together, battle, and trade!
This is basically the beauty contest that was first introduced to the game in the 3rd generation. It consists of dressing your Pokemon up, playing mini-games, and then display to the judge the beauty of your Pokemon (with 5 different categories of beauty!), it’s a fun thing to do when you’re going to the elite four, or when you’re done with the game. Pokemon Action Figures