Thursday: Black & White Coverage Day 14

30 -09-2010- 09:28 BST / 04:28 EDT by Serebii

Be sure to check previous updates. As we have now discovered most of the game, feel free to let me know about what aspects you wish me to cover now. We'll add the episode pictures later today. Since Black & White came out in Japan, the Chatroom & WiFi Chatroom have been a bustling hive of activity for discussion & trade respectively so be sure to visit them.
ADMINISTRATIVE NOTE: As it's new game release, server load has gone up so speed may be an issue. Please bear with us
Last Update: 15:17 BST
Edit @ 11:25; Character Biography update | Edit @ 12:29; New BW page | Edit @ 13:56; Episode Pictures | Edit @ 15:11; Pokémon Musical page | Edit @ 15:17; Battle Test Facility page updated

In The Games Department

Black & White - Massive Notice

I have just received notification from Nintendo regarding the Pokémon Black & White games. They have requested that I no longer post images about the games claiming they violate intellectual property. As such, for the time being I have had to remove all images related to the games. Our section will still be massively indepth and I'll continue to cover the games where possible and provide an alternative to the images as and when we can. While we have been told we can post images as per fair use, there have been numerous contradictary statements from various official people so I need to make sure what I can do before I post images. We apologise for any inconvenience this may have caused during our Black & White coverage

In The Games Department

Black & White - Coverage Day 14

Continuing on from yesterday, the coverage shall follow on until. As we've finished the bulk of the story now, everything that is left is content making for everything within the games. While there are still a few discoveries to be made, there will be less than in previous days. Please note, the ItemDex & Pokéarth are being worked on. As usual, there is a discovery thread on the forums, which I will be using to post every thing I see. I will also update here whenever I've got something worthy of making a page or a consolidation of the day's data. In the mean-time, check our Pokémon Black & White section for the various details of this game.

As we've entered Day 14 of the Coverage, the coverage will start leaning towards the creation of various content. As we can't legally use screenshots for the time being, unfortunately all we can provide is the core information which should still suffice in the asisstance. This part of the update will be updated throughout the day with the new sections I create;

Mijumaru! Meguroko! Critical Moment!!

In The Animé Department

Episode Pictures

As usual, I have done pictures from the episode that aired in Japan today. This episode features Ash & Iris finding out that a group of Meguroko have been terrorising a nearby sandbath. The AniméDex has been updated with the vast contents of this episode. Click the picture to go to the gallery but be warned however as they contain spoilers;

Character Biography - Ash!

In The Animé Department

Character Biographies

With the new episode that just aired in Japan, I have been able to update Ash's character biography with another new Pokémon, one has been shown in the past during previews but hadn't been captured until today. Be warned though as these biographies contain major spoilers. Click the respective picture to go to the page

Until Next Time, See Ya

Wednesday: Black & White Coverage Day 13 + New Game

29-09-2010- 09:39 BST / 04:39 EDT by Serebii

Be sure to check previous updates. As we have now discovered most of the game, feel free to let me know about what aspects you wish me to cover now. We'll add the Pokémon of the Week later today. Since Black & White came out in Japan, the Chatroom & WiFi Chatroom have been a bustling hive of activity for discussion & trade respectively so be sure to visit them.
ADMINISTRATIVE NOTE: As it's new game release, server load has gone up so speed may be an issue. Please bear with us
Last Update: 19:46 BST
Edit @ 12:43; Added first rival page | Edit @ 16:47; Added PickUp items | Edit @ 19:26; Added page on encounters with Belle | Edit @ 19:46; Added Battle & Get! Pokémon Typing DS page

In The Games Department

Black & White - Massive Notice

I have just received notification from Nintendo regarding the Pokémon Black & White games. They have requested that I no longer post images about the games claiming they violate intellectual property. As such, for the time being I have had to remove all images related to the games. Our section will still be massively indepth and I'll continue to cover the games where possible and provide an alternative to the images as and when we can. While we have been told we can post images as per fair use, there have been numerous contradictary statements from various official people so I need to make sure what I can do before I post images. We apologise for any inconvenience this may have caused during our Black & White coverage

In The Games Department

Black & White - Coverage Day 13

Continuing on from yesterday, the coverage shall follow on until. As we've finished the bulk of the story now, everything that is left is content making for everything within the games. While there are still a few discoveries to be made, there will be less than in previous days. Please note, the ItemDex & Pokéarth are being worked on. As usual, there is a discovery thread on the forums, which I will be using to post every thing I see. I will also update here whenever I've got something worthy of making a page or a consolidation of the day's data. In the mean-time, check our Pokémon Black & White section for the various details of this game.

As we've entered Day 13 of the Coverage, the coverage will start leaning towards the creation of various content. As we can't legally use screenshots for the time being, unfortunately all we can provide is the core information which should still suffice in the asisstance. This part of the update will be updated throughout the day with the new sections I create;

  • I have updated the Battle Subway page with details on the final Battle Subway Master battle
  • I have created our first page detailling with the rivals. In this instance, Cheren - Be warned as it contains plot spoilers
  • I have created our final page detailling with the rivals. In this instance, Belle - Be warned as it contains plot spoilers
  • I have created the page detailling the items found when you use the ability Pick Up

Battle & Get! Pokémon Typing DS

In The Games Department

Battle & Get! Pokémon Typing DS

During Nintendo's conference today regarding the 3DS, a new Pokémon DS game was announced. This game, called Battle & Get! Pokémon Typing DS, is a side game aimed at the younger audience and is to be used in the aid of teaching the romanisation of Japanese character sinto English. From what we can tell, it features a character walking along a path encountering Pokémon as you go. As you type the characters in English, you capture the Pokémon. It is developed by Genius Sonority, who created the Pokémon Colosseum, XD & Battle Revolution games. This game is due for release in Japan in 2011 and comes packed witha peripheral called the Nintendo Wireless Keyboard and is unlikely to be released outside of Japan

In The Games Department

Black & White - Global Link Launch Details

Since the Japanese release of Black & White, people have been wanting access to the Global Link feature. Having not anticipated the demand for the Global Link, Nintendo got hit by a massive server overload and so has had the system down since September 19th. They have now announced that the website will now not return until October 4th at around noon and when it does return it will have these functions:
1. The Global Battle Union
2. The customizable skins for the C-Gear and the Dex.
3. The Safe E-mail system and profile pages.
The Dream World is planned to return the week of October 11. In addition to this, they're limiting the use somewhat. Instead of allowing everyone to access it, you will need to have a game synced up to the system. In addition to that, for the forseeable future, they'll be limiting access for an hour per day.

In The Games Department

Nintendo 3DS Release

During Nintendo's conference today, Nintendo announced the release date and pricing of their upcoming handheld, the Nintendo 3DS. The 3DS is due for release in Japan on February 26th 2011 and in America & Europe in March 2011. It is set to retail for 25,000 Yen which equates to $300. The Wii was at a similar pricepoint and retailled at $250. The 3DS has also been announced to have a Virtual Console for old GameBoy and GameBoy Advance games meaning it is possible that the Pokémon back catalogue will be released on their Virtual Console before too long.

Until Next Time, See Ya

Tuesday: Black & White Coverage Day 12

28-09-2010- 10:05 BST / 05:05 EDT by Serebii

Be sure to check previous updates. As we have now discovered most of the game, feel free to let me know about what aspects you wish me to cover now. We'll add the Pokémon of the Week later today. Since Black & White came out in Japan, the Chatroom & WiFi Chatroom have been a bustling hive of activity for discussion & trade respectively so be sure to visit them.
ADMINISTRATIVE NOTE: As it's new game release, server load has gone up so speed may be an issue. Please bear with us
Last Update: 18:27 BST
Edit @ 11:07; Complete TM/HM listing | Edit @ 12:04; TCG Promos | Edit @ 14:55; High Link Details | Edit @ 18:27; Slight Form addition

In The Games Department

Black & White - Massive Notice

I have just received notification from Nintendo regarding the Pokémon Black & White games. They have requested that I no longer post images about the games claiming they violate intellectual property. As such, for the time being I have had to remove all images related to the games. Our section will still be massively indepth and I'll continue to cover the games where possible and provide an alternative to the images as and when we can. While we have been told we can post images as per fair use, there have been numerous contradictary statements from various official people so I need to make sure what I can do before I post images. We apologise for any inconvenience this may have caused during our Black & White coverage

In The Games Department

Black & White - Coverage Day 12

Continuing on from yesterday, the coverage shall follow on until. As we've finished the bulk of the story now, everything that is left is content making for everything within the games. While there are still a few discoveries to be made, there will be less than in previous days As usual, there is a discovery thread on the forums, which I will be using to post every thing I see. I will also update here whenever I've got something worthy of making a page or a consolidation of the day's data. In the mean-time, check our Pokémon Black & White section for the various details of this game.

As we've entered Day 12 of the Coverage, the coverage will start leaning towards the creation of various content. As we can't legally use screenshots for the time being, unfortunately all we can provide is the core information which should still suffice in the asisstance. This part of the update will be updated throughout the day with the new sections I create;

  • I have updated the Season Cycle page with details on changes by seasons. Still investigating so more may be added
  • I have updated the TM & HM page with complete descriptions and locations
  • I have updated the page detailling the High Link with various mission descriptions, with thanks to Sabonea Masukippa.
  • Updated the page detailling the Alternate Forms with further information

HGSS Promos

In The TCG Department

HGSS Promos

Finally, with thanks to SkittyOnWailord for scanning his cards, we have added new cards for the Promo card set; HGSS Promos. These Promo cards are based on cards released in Japan as Promo Cards. The Cardex has also been updated with these cards. Click the picture to go to the page.

Until Next Time, See Ya

Monday: Black & White Coverage Day 11 & Dub Titles

27-09-2010- 09:25 BST / 04:25 EDT by Serebii

Be sure to check previous updates. As we have now discovered most of the game, feel free to let me know about what aspects you wish me to cover now. We'll add the Pokémon of the Week later today. Since Black & White came out in Japan, the Chatroom & WiFi Chatroom have been a bustling hive of activity for discussion & trade respectively so be sure to visit them.
ADMINISTRATIVE NOTE: As it's new game release, server load has gone up so speed may be an issue. Please bear with us
Last Update: 20:32 BST
Edit @ 12:15; Updated with Old Moves with new stats | Edit @ 14:00; Added page on Royal Isshu | Edit @ 14:37; Further Daily/Weekly Events | Edit @ 19:51; Further White Forest details | Edit @ 20:32; Another in-game trade found

In The Games Department

Black & White - Massive Notice

I have just received notification from Nintendo regarding the Pokémon Black & White games. They have requested that I no longer post images about the games claiming they violate intellectual property. As such, for the time being I have had to remove all images related to the games. Our section will still be massively indepth and I'll continue to cover the games where possible and provide an alternative to the images as and when we can. While we have been told we can post images as per fair use, there have been numerous contradictary statements from various official people so I need to make sure what I can do before I post images. We apologise for any inconvenience this may have caused during our Black & White coverage

In The Games Department

Black & White - Coverage Day 11

Continuing on from yesterday, the coverage shall follow on until. As we've finished the bulk of the story now, everything that is left is content making for everything within the games. While there are still a few discoveries to be made, there will be less than in previous days As usual, there is a discovery thread on the forums, which I will be using to post every thing I see. I will also update here whenever I've got something worthy of making a page or a consolidation of the day's data. In the mean-time, check our Pokémon Black & White section for the various details of this game.

As we've entered Day 11 of the Coverage, the coverage will start leaning towards the creation of various content. As we can't legally use screenshots for the time being, unfortunately all we can provide is the core information which should still suffice in the asisstance. This part of the update will be updated throughout the day with the new sections I create;

In The Animé Department

Japanese Episode Titles

Another new episode title has been revealed for the next episode in the new Best Wishes series. This episode features Ash, Iris & Dento going to the Abandoned Lot of Dreams next to Sanyou City. This episode is scheduled to air on October 21st

Episode 665: Abandoned Lot of Dreams! Munna & Musharna!!

Pokémon Ranger! Heatran Rescue Mission!!

In The Anime Department

Dub Episode Title

The MSN TV schedule has revealed a new title for an episode. This is the episode title for the twelfth episode of this season and the 637th episode total, seemingly skipping the episode beforehand. This episode features Ash & Co. meeting up with the Pokémon Ranger from Guardian Signs as he tries to look for Heatran. This episode is to be called Pokémon Ranger! Heatran Rescue Mission!! and is scheduled to air on the 16th of October. Click the picture for synopsis and episode pictures;

For The Love Of Meowth

A second dub title was also revealed by the MSN TV schedule. This is the episode title for the twenty-first episode of this season and the 645th episode total. This episode features Meowth fall in love with a trainer's Glameow after they rescued him following a battle with Ash & Co.. This episode is to be called For The Love Of Meowth and is scheduled to air on the 23rd of October. Click the picture for synopsis and episode pictures;

The Eighth Wonder of the Sinnoh World!

A second dub title was also revealed by the MSN TV schedule. This is the episode title for the twenty-second episode of this season and the 646th episode total. This episode features Ash's gym battle against Volkner in Sunyshore City. This episode is to be called The Eighth Wonder of the Sinnoh World! and is scheduled to air on the 30th of October. Click the picture for synopsis and episode pictures;

Until Next Time, See Ya

Sunday: Black & White Coverage Day 10

26-09-2010- 09:06 BST / 04:06 EDT by Serebii

Be sure to check previous updates. As we have now discovered most of the game, feel free to let me know about what aspects you wish me to cover now. We'll add the Pokémon of the Week later today. Since Black & White came out in Japan, the Chatroom & WiFi Chatroom have been a bustling hive of activity for discussion & trade respectively so be sure to visit them.
ADMINISTRATIVE NOTE: As it's new game release, server load has gone up so speed may be an issue. Please bear with us
Last Update: 18:40 BST
Edit @ 10:51; Version Exclusive Battle Page | Edit @ 16:28; Sorry for lack of additions, had to tend to things away from computer. Pokémon of the Week | Edit @ 17:52; Updated Wild Battle Change page with more complete list | Edit @ 18:40; IV Calculator Updated

In The Games Department

Black & White - Massive Notice

I have just received notification from Nintendo regarding the Pokémon Black & White games. They have requested that I no longer post images about the games claiming they violate intellectual property. As such, for the time being I have had to remove all images related to the games. Our section will still be massively indepth and I'll continue to cover the games where possible and provide an alternative to the images as and when we can. While we have been told we can post images as per fair use, there have been numerous contradictary statements from various official people so I need to make sure what I can do before I post images. We apologise for any inconvenience this may have caused during our Black & White coverage

In The Games Department

Black & White - Coverage Day 9

Continuing on from yesterday, the coverage shall follow on until. As we've finished the bulk of the story now, everything that is left is content making for everything within the games. While there are still a few discoveries to be made, there will be less than in previous days As usual, there is a discovery thread on the forums, which I will be using to post every thing I see. I will also update here whenever I've got something worthy of making a page or a consolidation of the day's data. In the mean-time, check our Pokémon Black & White section for the various details of this game.

As we've entered Day 10 of the Coverage, the coverage will start leaning towards the creation of various content. As we can't legally use screenshots for the time being, unfortunately all we can provide is the core information which should still suffice in the asisstance. This part of the update will be updated throughout the day with the new sections I create;

  • I have updated the Wild Battle Change page with details on the items you can find. Edit: Numerous more Pokémon added to listings
  • I have created a page detailling more version differences, in this case Version Exclusive Battles.
  • With thanks to my good friend Arty2, we have updated our IV Calculator with all new Pokémon.

Pokémon of the Week - Lickilicky

In The Pokémon of the Week Department

Who's That Pokémon

Once again going into the 4th Generation Competitive Battling strategies, we are covering our one-hundred & eighty-fifth Pokémon. Today, we are covering a Pokémon introduced within fourth generation. This Pokémon evolves when its pre-evolution knows RolloutIt has space in its throat to store saliva. It can also roll up its tongue and store it in the same spot.. So here it is, the one hundred & eighty-fifth featured Pokémon, Lickilicky.

Until Next Time, See Ya

Saturday: Black & White Coverage Day 9

25-09-2010- 09:31 BST / 04:31 EDT by Serebii

Be sure to check previous updates. As we have now discovered most of the game, feel free to let me know about what aspects you wish me to cover now. Since the 156 Black & White Pokémon have been out, the Chatroom & WiFi Chatroom have been a bustling hive of activity for discussion & trade respectively so be sure to visit them.
ADMINISTRATIVE NOTE: As it's new game release, server load has gone up so speed may be an issue. Please bear with us
Last Update: 19:17 BST
Edit @ 14:42; Details on Black City & White Forest | Edit @ 15:58; Another Weekly Event | Edit @ 17:44; Dub Episode Title | Edit @ 19:17; Further Black City details

In The Games Department

Black & White - Massive Notice

I have just received notification from Nintendo regarding the Pokémon Black & White games. They have requested that I no longer post images about the games claiming they violate intellectual property. As such, for the time being I have had to remove all images related to the games. Our section will still be massively indepth and I'll continue to cover the games where possible and provide an alternative to the images as and when we can. While we have been told we can post images as per fair use, there have been numerous contradictary statements from various official people so I need to make sure what I can do before I post images. We apologise for any inconvenience this may have caused during our Black & White coverage

In The Games Department

Black & White - Coverage Day 9

Continuing on from yesterday, the coverage shall follow on until. As we've finished the bulk of the story now, everything that is left is content making for everything within the games. While there are still a few discoveries to be made, there will be less than in previous days As usual, there is a discovery thread on the forums, which I will be using to post every thing I see. I will also update here whenever I've got something worthy of making a page or a consolidation of the day's data. In the mean-time, check our Pokémon Black & White section for the various details of this game.

As we've entered Day 9 of the Coverage, the coverage will start leaning towards the creation of various content. As we can't legally use screenshots for the time being, unfortunately all we can provide is the core information which should still suffice in the asisstance. This part of the update will be updated throughout the day with the new sections I create;

  • I have updated the Battle Subway page with details on the second battle with the Subway Master in the Double Line and first in the Multi Line.
  • I have updated the Version Exclusive - Areas page with details on Black City & White Forest. Edit: Updated with Black City items
  • I have updated the Daily,Weekly Event page with details on another aspect.

A Grand Fight for Winning!

In The Anime Department

Dub Episode Title

The CartoonNetwork TV schedule has revealed a new title for an episode. This is the episode title for the twentieth episode of this season and the 645th episode total. This episode features the conclusion of the Grand Festival. This episode is to be called A Grand Fight for Winning! and is scheduled to air on the 9th of October. Click the picture for synopsis and episode pictures;

Until Next Time, See Ya

Friday: Black & White Coverage Day 8

24-09-2010- 09:56 BST / 04:56 EDT by Serebii

Be sure to check previous updates. Since the 156 Black & White Pokémon have been out, the Chatroom & WiFi Chatroom have been a bustling hive of activity for discussion & trade respectively so be sure to visit them.
ADMINISTRATIVE NOTE: As it's new game release, server load has gone up so speed may be an issue. Please bear with us
Last Update: 19:02 BST
Edit @ 10:57; PokéShifter Page | Edit @ 12:11; More Daily Events added | Edit @ 12:48; Dream World Hold Item page | Edit @ 14:09; Pokémon Locations added | Edit @ 14:38; Unobtainable Pokémon list | Edit @ 15:59; Another Gift Pokémon | Edit @ 19:02; Version Exclusive page

In The Games Department

Black & White - Massive Notice

I have just received notification from Nintendo regarding the Pokémon Black & White games. They have requested that I no longer post images about the games claiming they violate intellectual property. As such, for the time being I have had to remove all images related to the games. Our section will still be massively indepth and I'll continue to cover the games where possible and provide an alternative to the images as and when we can. While we have been told we can post images as per fair use, there have been numerous contradictary statements from various official people so I need to make sure what I can do before I post images. We apologise for any inconvenience this may have caused during our Black & White coverage

In The Games Department

Black & White - Coverage Day 8

Continuing on from yesterday, the coverage shall follow on until. As we've finished the bulk of the story now, everything that is left is content making for everything within the games. While there are still a few discoveries to be made, there will be less than in previous days As usual, there is a discovery thread on the forums, which I will be using to post every thing I see. I will also update here whenever I've got something worthy of making a page or a consolidation of the day's data. In the mean-time, check our Pokémon Black & White section for the various details of this game.

As we've entered Day 8 of the Coverage, the coverage will start leaning towards the creation of various content. As we can't legally use screenshots for the time being, unfortunately all we can provide is the core information which should still suffice in the asisstance. This part of the update will be updated throughout the day with the new sections I create;

Pokémon - Black & White

In The Site Department

Pokémon Black & White - Pokédex

Continuing on from the updates of the site, I have updated the Pokédex to include locations of all of the Pokémon. These range from Bulbasaur all the way up to Kyuremu. We will try and get in-depth locations up as soon as humanly possible so please bear with us. Click the image to go to the Black & White Pokédex

Until Next Time, See Ya

Thursday: Black & White Coverage Day 7 & Anime Details

23-09-2010- 08:47 BST / 03:47 EDT by Serebii

Be sure to check previous updates. Will have episode pictures later today Since the 156 Black & White Pokémon have been out, the Chatroom & WiFi Chatroom have been a bustling hive of activity for discussion & trade respectively so be sure to visit them.
ADMINISTRATIVE NOTE: As it's new game release, server load has gone up so speed may be an issue. Please bear with us
Last Update: 17:30 BST
Edit @ 10:02; New Interactable Pokémon | Edit @ 12:43; Updated abilities | Edit @ 15:02; Battle Subway page updated | Edit @ 16:33; Another aspect added to Pokédex | Edit @ 17:30; Episode Pictures & Character Biography

In The Games Department

Black & White - Massive Notice

I have just received notification from Nintendo regarding the Pokémon Black & White games. They have requested that I no longer post images about the games claiming they violate intellectual property. As such, for the time being I have had to remove all images related to the games. Our section will still be massively indepth and I'll continue to cover the games where possible and provide an alternative to the images as and when we can. As of today, I have been given the goahead to start posting images up subject to fair use so we should be back to our usual functional capacity soon once I get some clarification as to what the actual problem was. We apologise for any inconvenience this may have caused during our Black & White coverage

In The Games Department

Black & White - Coverage Day 7

Continuing on from yesterday, the coverage shall follow on until. As we've finished the bulk of the story now, everything that is left is content making for everything within the games. While there are still a few discoveries to be made, there will be less than in previous days As usual, there is a discovery thread on the forums, which I will be using to post every thing I see. I will also update here whenever I've got something worthy of making a page or a consolidation of the day's data. In the mean-time, check our Pokémon Black & White section for the various details of this game.

As we've entered Day 5 of the Coverage, the coverage will start leaning towards the creation of various content. As we can't legally use screenshots for the time being, unfortunately all we can provide is the core information which should still suffice in the asisstance. This part of the update will be updated throughout the day with the new sections I create;

  • I have updated the Interactable Pokémon page with a Pokémon I accidentally discovered with my DS clock's changed.
  • I have updated the mysterious trainer page of yesterday and replaced it with a page about Strong Trainers you battle within Isshu.
  • I have updated the Battle Subway page with details on the second battle with the Subway Master. Edit: and another battle
  • I have created a page detailling all of the Abilities with new effects

Pokémon - Black & White

In The Site Department

Pokémon Black & White - Pokédex

Continuing on from the updates of the site, we have discovered that there are another set of Wild Hold Items, presumably for the Pokémon Dream World thus making it up to three possible hold items for Pokémon. Only a handful of Pokémon have these special items but the Pokédex has been updated accordingly. Click the image to go to the Black & White Pokédex

To the Isshu Region! Zekrom's Shadow!!

In The Animé Department

Episode Pictures

As usual, I have done pictures from the episode that aired in Japan today. This episode features the beginning of the brand new saga that ties in with the release of Pokémon Black & White. The AniméDex has been updated with the vast contents of this episode. Click the picture to go to the gallery but be warned however as they contain spoilers;

Iris & Kibago

In The Animé Department

Episode Pictures

As usual, I have done pictures from the episode that aired in Japan today. This episode features Ash meeting up with Iris, a girl from Souryuu City. The AniméDex has been updated with the vast contents of this episode. Click the picture to go to the gallery but be warned however as they contain spoilers;

Character Biography - Ash! Character Biography - Jessie!

In The Animé Department

Character Biographies

With these new episodes, I have been able to update the character biographies for a variety of characters with brand new Pokémon. First, I have updated the biographies of both Ash and Jessie. Be warned though as these biographies contain major spoilers. Click the respective picture to go to the page

Character Biography - Iris!

In The Animé Department

Character Biographies

In addition to that, I have created a character biography for the new main character, Iris. This biography will be updated as the series goes on with further information. Be warned though as these biographies contain major spoilers. Click the respective picture to go to the page

Until Next Time, See Ya

Wednesday: Black & White Coverage Day 6

22-09-2010- 09:06 BST / 04:06 EDT by Serebii

Be sure to check previous updates. Since the 156 Black & White Pokémon have been out, the Chatroom & WiFi Chatroom have been a bustling hive of activity for discussion & trade respectively so be sure to visit them.
ADMINISTRATIVE NOTE: As it's new game release, server load has gone up so speed may be an issue. Please bear with us
Last Update: 20:48 BST
Edit @ 12:29 BST; Added page on useful characters | Edit @ 13:48; Battle Subway details | Edit @ 15:14; Undersea Ruins page | Edit @ 18:11; Page on a mysterious trainer | Edit @ 20:48; Swarm Page added

In The Games Department

Black & White - Massive Notice

I have just received notification from Nintendo regarding the Pokémon Black & White games. They have requested that I no longer post images about the games claiming they violate intellectual property. As such, for the time being I have had to remove all images related to the games. Our section will still be massively indepth and I'll continue to cover the games where possible and provide an alternative to the images as and when we can. As of today, I have been given the goahead to start posting images up subject to fair use so we should be back to our usual functional capacity soon once I get some clarification as to what the actual problem was. We apologise for any inconvenience this may have caused during our Black & White coverage

In The Games Department

Black & White - Coverage Day 6

Continuing on from yesterday, the coverage shall follow on until. As we've finished the bulk of the story now, everything that is left is content making for everything within the games. While there are still a few discoveries to be made, there will be less than in previous days As usual, there is a discovery thread on the forums, which I will be using to post every thing I see. I will also update here whenever I've got something worthy of making a page or a consolidation of the day's data. In the mean-time, check our Pokémon Black & White section for the various details of this game.

As we've entered Day 5 of the Coverage, the coverage will start leaning towards the creation of various content. As we can't legally use screenshots for the time being, unfortunately all we can provide is the core information which should still suffice in the asisstance. This part of the update will be updated throughout the day with the new sections I create;

  • The page detailling the C Gear has been updated with a in-depth details on all the new features
  • Created a page detailling various Useful Characters who can help you out with your Pokémon or who provide you with a variety of services
  • Update the Battle Subway page with details on the first battle with the Subway Master
  • I have created a page detailling the mysterious Underwater Ruins
  • I have created a page detailling a Mysterious Trainer you battle within Isshu.
  • I have created a page detailling the Swarms that exist within the game.

Until Next Time, See Ya

Tuesday: Black & White Coverage Day 5

21-09-2010- 08:30 BST / 03:30 EDT by Serebii

Be sure to check previous updates. Since the 156 Black & White Pokémon have been out, the Chatroom & WiFi Chatroom have been a bustling hive of activity for discussion & trade respectively so be sure to visit them.
ADMINISTRATIVE NOTE: As it's new game release, server load has gone up so speed may be an issue. Please bear with us
Edit @ 09:03; Move Tutors added to Pokédex | Edit @ 12:05; Wild Pokémon Mechanic Change page added | Edit @ 13:42; Item Page added | Edit @ 16:15; Form Page created | Edit @ 18:37; Pokédex now with full attack details | Edit @ 19:29; Attackdex now online | Edit @ 22:53; Details on Underwater Ruins added to spoiler tag

In The Games Department

Black & White - Massive Notice

I have just received notification from Nintendo regarding the Pokémon Black & White games. They have requested that I no longer post images about the games claiming they violate intellectual property. As such, for the time being I have had to remove all images related to the games. Our section will still be massively indepth and I'll continue to cover the games where possible and provide an alternative to the images as and when we can.

In The Games Department

Black & White - Coverage Day 5

Continuing on from yesterday, the coverage shall follow on until. As we've finished the bulk of the story now, everything that is left is content making for everything within the games. While there are still a few discoveries to be made, there will be less than in previous days As usual, there is a discovery thread on the forums, which I will be using to post every thing I see. I will also update here whenever I've got something worthy of making a page or a consolidation of the day's data. Today's spoiler box includes details on the legends and the Lock Capsule. In the mean-time, check our Pokémon Black & White section for the various details of this game. To respect the wishes of those who do not wish to have the game spoiled, I've posted it inside this JavaScript tab.
We should be beginning making pages on the various game aspects today. Click the button to open it

    BW Details:

In The Games Department

Black & White - Coverage Day 5

As we've entered Day 5 of the Coverage, the coverage will start leaning towards the creation of various content. As we can't legally use screenshots for the time being, unfortunately all we can provide is the core information which should still suffice in the asisstance. This part of the update will be updated throughout the day with the new sections I create;

Pokémon - Black & White

In The Site Department

Pokémon Black & White - Pokédex

Continuing on from the updates of the site, we have added complete details for the Egg Moves of each Pokémon in the games. In addition to that, the Egg Chain pages ahve also been created to allow you to easily find the parent which can give the specific Egg Move to the Pokémon.
Edit: In addition to that, I've also added in details for each of the Move Tutors in the game. We'll have complete details on Attacks and a working AttackDex by the end of the day should all go well.
Edit: Full Attack Details now up. Click the image to go to the Black & White Pokédex

Pokémon - Black & White

In The Site Department

Pokémon Black & White - Attackdex

Continuing on from the updates of the site, we have added complete details for all the moevs in the game including what Pokémon learn what move, at what level they learn the move and if it's a TM, what Pokémon learns the TM. We still have more data to add to the AttackDex to get more in-depth but we'll add that soon. Click the image to go to our BW AttackDex

Until Next Time, See Ya

Monday: Black & White Coverage Day 4

20-09-2010- 08:24 BST / 00:24 EDT by Serebii

Be sure to check previous updates. Should have the Pokémon of the Week up later tiday. Since the 156 Black & White Pokémon have been out, the Chatroom & WiFi Chatroom have been a bustling hive of activity for discussion & trade respectively so be sure to visit them.
ADMINISTRATIVE NOTE: As it's new game release, server load has gone up so speed may be an issue. Please bear with us
Edit @ 08:48; New Pages added | Edit @ 10:11; Another new section added | Edit @ 13:54; Another Page added | Edit @ 15:50; Pokémon Locations added to Pokédex | Edit @ 15:58; New TCG Promos added | Edit @ 16:28; New Attacks named & detailled, added to Pokédex. Full lit of details coming soon | Edit @ 17:40; TM Moves Added to Dex | Edit @ 18:14; In-Game Trade Page | Edit @ 18:57; Further Legend details added to spoiler box and Legendary Pokémon page

In The Games Department

Black & White - Massive Notice

I have just received notification from Nintendo regarding the Pokémon Black & White games. They have requested that I no longer post images about the games claiming they violate intellectual property. As such, for the time being I have had to remove all images related to the games. Our section will still be massively indepth and I'll continue to cover the games where possible and provide an alternative to the images as and when we can.

In The Games Department

Black & White - Coverage Day 4

Continuing on from yesterday, the coverage shall follow on until. As we've finished the bulk of the story now, everything that is left is content making for everything within the games. While there are still a few discoveries to be made, there will be less than in previous days As usual, there is a discovery thread on the forums, which I will be using to post every thing I see. I will also update here whenever I've got something worthy of making a page or a consolidation of the day's data. However, in addition to that, I am also going to post the major things here so be sure to keep checking back. In the mean-time, check our Pokémon Black & White section for the various details of this game. To respect the wishes of those who do not wish to have the game spoiled, I've posted it inside this JavaScript tab.
We should be beginning making pages on the various game aspects today. Click the button to open it

    BW Details:

In The Games Department

Black & White - Coverage Day 4

As we've entered Day 4 of the Coverage, the coverage will start leaning towards the creation of various content. As we can't legally use screenshots for the time being, unfortunately all we can provide is the core information which should still suffice in the asisstance. This part of the update will be updated throughout the day with the new sections I create;

  • The page detailling Version Exclusives has been updated with a preliminary listing of Pokémon. As of yet, it doesn't include the Pokémon outside of the Isshu Pokédex. However, due to their massive amount, this could take a bit of time to uncover
  • I have created a page detailling New & Updated Evolution Methods which feature new methods for both old and new Pokémon
  • I have updated the page detailling the Battle Subway with details on each line and what items are purchasable from the shop in the Subway
  • I have created a page detailling the In-Game Trades which feature throughout the game. There may be more so the page will likely be updated at a later point

Pokémon - Black & White

In The Site Department

Pokémon Black & White - Pokédex

Continuing on from the updates of the site, I have compiled a list of the locations of the Pokémon. At the moment, only the Pokémon within the Isshu dex are listed but I'll work on a list of the non-Isshu Dex Pokémon available as soon as humanly possible. We'll also work on in-depth details and have them up before too long.
Edit: In addition to that, with thanks to Sabonea Masukippa, we have the attack names and effects translated and they have been added to the Pokédex. We'll have an AttackDex & New Attack list on the site before too long.
Edit2: I have also added complete listings of all the TM moves that each and every Pokémon can learn in these new games. Click the image to go to the Black & White Pokédex

HGSS Promos

In The TCG Department

HGSS Promos

Finally, with thanks to SkittyOnWailord for scanning his cards, we have added new cards for the Promo card set; HGSS Promos. These Promo cards are based on cards released in Japan as Promo Cards. The Cardex has also been updated with these cards. Click the picture to go to the page.

Until Next Time, See Ya

Sunday: Black & White Coverage Day 3 & Pokémon of the Week

19-09-2010- 08:59 BST / 00:59 EDT by Serebii

Be sure to check previous updates. Should have the Pokémon of the Week up later tiday. Since the 156 Black & White Pokémon have been out, the Chatroom & WiFi Chatroom have been a bustling hive of activity for discussion & trade respectively so be sure to visit them.
ADMINISTRATIVE NOTE: As it's new game release, server load has gone up so speed may be an issue. Please bear with us
Edit @ 11:51; First pages starting to be published and written | Edit @ 12:14; Another added | Edit @ 13:09; Elite Four addition | Edit @ 14:51; AbilityDex updated | Edit @ 17:39; Move Tutor Page Created | Edit @ 18:41; TM & HM page | Edit @ 18:57; Pokémon of the Week | Edit @ 21:26; Gift Pokémon page added, and don't forget to keep checking the spoiler tag | Edit @ 22:12; Ability page updated | Edit @ 23:44; Another new Gift Pokémon discovered and added

In The Games Department

Black & White - Massive Notice

I have just received notification from Nintendo regarding the Pokémon Black & White games. They have requested that I no longer post images about the games claiming they violate intellectual property. As such, for the time being I have had to remove all images related to the games. Our section will still be massively indepth and I'll continue to cover the games where possible and provide an alternative to the images as and when we can.

In The Games Department

Black & White - Coverage Day 3

Continuing on from yesterday, the coverage shall follow on until we are complete. As usual, there is a discovery thread on the forums, which I will be using to post every thing I see. I will also update here whenever I've got something worthy of making a page or a consolidation of the day's data. However, in addition to that, I am also going to post the major things here so be sure to keep checking back/ To respect the wishes of those who do not wish to have the game spoiled, I've posted it inside this JavaScript tab.
We should be beginning making pages on the various game aspects today. Click the button to open it

    BW Details:

In The Games Department

Black & White - Coverage Day 3

As we've entered Day 3 of the Coverage, the coverage will start leaning towards the creation of various content. As we can't legally use screenshots for the time being, unfortunately all we can provide is the core information which should still suffice in the asisstance. This part of the update will be updated throughout the day with the new sections I create;

Pokémon - Black & White

In The Site Department

Pokémon Black & White - AbilityDex

The Serebii.net Abilitydex in addition to the BW Pokédex and the New Pokémon Page has been updated with all of the new abilities with thanks to Sabonea Masukippa for translation. These abilities stretch out from old Pokémon to new Pokémon so many new Pokémon have received a new ability. Click the image to go to the AbilityDex

Pokémon of the Week - Jirachi

In The Pokémon of the Week Department

Who's That Pokémon

Once again going into the 4th Generation Competitive Battling strategies, we are covering our one-hundred & eighty-fourth Pokémon. Today, we are covering a Pokémon introduced within third generation. Unlike all of the other Pokémon, this Pokémon is the only one to date that hasn't appeared in the wild at any time. It is said to wake up for a week every one thousand years. So here it is, the one hundred & eighty-fourth featured Pokémon, Jirachi.

Until Next Time, See Ya

Saturday: Black & White Coverage Day 2 - Allons-y!

18-09-2010- 05:40 BST / 00:40 EDT by Serebii

Be sure to check previous updates. Since the 156 Black & White Pokémon have been out, the Chatroom & WiFi Chatroom have been a bustling hive of activity for discussion & trade respectively so be sure to visit them.
ADMINISTRATIVE NOTE: As it's new game release, server load has gone up so speed may be an issue. Please bear with us
Edit @ 10:03; Final Gym Details | Edit @ 12:10; Elite Four Details | Edit @ 12:17; End Game Twist being detailled in Spoiler Tag. BEWARE!

In The Games Department

Black & White - Massive Notice

I have just received notification from Nintendo regarding the Pokémon Black & White games. They have requested that I no longer post images about the games claiming they violate intellectual property. As such, for the time being I have had to remove all images related to the games. Our section will still be massively indepth and I'll continue to cover the games where possible and provide an alternative to the images as and when we can.

In The Games Department

Black & White - Coverage Day 2

Continuing on from yesterday, the coverage shall follow on until we are complete. As usual, there is a discovery thread on the forums, which I will be using to post every thing I see. I will also update here whenever I've got something worthy of making a page or a consolidation of the day's data. However, in addition to that, I am also going to post the major things here so be sure to keep checking back/ To respect the wishes of those who do not wish to have the game spoiled, I've posted it inside this JavaScript tab. Click the button to open it

    BW Details:
Inside this Spoiler tag is full details on the ending of the game. Be warned as it contains major spoilers; Click the button to open it

    BW Details:

In The Games Department

Pokémon Black & White - Gyms

I have now updated the Gym Leader page with details and statistics of all 11 Gym Leaders within the Isshu Region. This page will give you good tips on how to plan ahead as well as how to beat the puzzles. It's ordered sequentially so you should have no trouble finding the gyms you're looking for

In The Games Department

Pokémon Black & White - Elite Four

In addition to that, I have created a page detailling and showing all the Pokémon within the Elite Four, the trainers who own the Pokémon and whereabouts they are situated as well as the new mechanic brought by this Elite Four. Click the image to go to our page

Until Next Time, See Ya

Friday: Black & White Coverage Day 1 - Allons-y!

17-09-2010- 06:12 BST / 01:12 EDT by Serebii

My game should arrive today or tomorrow so expect the true coverage to begin soon. Be sure to check yesterday's update. Since the 156 Black & White Pokémon have been out, the Chatroom & WiFi Chatroom have been a bustling hive of activity for discussion & trade respectively so be sure to visit them.
ADMINISTRATIVE NOTE: As it's new game release, server load has gone up so speed may be an issue. Please bear with us
Edit @ 15:26; It begins | Edit @ 21:35; Gym Leader Page added | Edit @ 22:18; Keep Checking Spoiler Box

In The Games Department

Black & White - Coverage Day 1

I have the game in my hands and as such, I have begun the coverage of the game. As usual, there is a discovery thread on the forums, which I will be using to post every thing I see. I will also update here whenever I've got something worthy of making a page or a consolidation of the day's data. However, in addition to that, I am also going to post the major things here so be sure to keep checking back/ To respect the wishes of those who do not wish to have the game spoiled, I've posted it inside this JavaScript tab. Click the button to open it

    BW Details:
18:41; A list of all Pokémon with special abilities in the Dream World has been added. Please note that some are listed as blank. These are new abilities and will require translation. Please bear with us Dream World Ability Page
18:46; Got a preliminary Pokédex up. We're constantly working on this so please bear with us.
21:57; Level Up moves added to Pokédex. Using 4th Gen Data while we extract new data

In The Games Department

Pokémon Black & White - Gyms

Following on from the coverage, I have started compiling a page detailling all the gyms, the gym leader's rosters and good strategies to beat them. This page is going to continually be updated throughout the coming days with further details so be sure to keep checking back
Edit @ 23:10; Gym 2 details added | Edit @ 00:05; Gym 3 details added | Edit @ 01:20; Gym 4 details added | Edit @ 02:49; Gym 5 Details | Edit @ 04:11; Gym 6 Details | Edit @ 04:58; Gym 7 Details

Pokémon Black & White

In The Games Department

Pokémon Black & White - 2ch Leaks

Following on from yesterday, more details are being leaked onto the internet. First, if you have yet to see them, we have images of all 156 new Pokémon on the New Pokémon Page.

  • In regards to leaks, a new image has come out advertising some new TCG cards, part of a promo set due for release next month. This image shows that if you purchase these promo sets, you'll get a code similar to the one in Pokémon Pia last week which will allow you the download of Turtwig, Chimchar or Piplup via the Pokémon Global Link. Like the Kanto Starters, these Pokémon will have new abilities as well.
  • 06:24; More TMs added to our TM list;
  • 06:26; Kobaruon is found in the wild at Level 42
  • 07:52; Elite Four Rematch Details; + Champion at 07:57
  • 08:00; Platinum character Looker appears in Isshu
  • 08:12; You can store up to 720 Pokémon across 24 boxes after getting the National Dex
  • 08:23; More TM Updates
  • 08:41; Two new Ribbons listed; Memory Ribbon 1 & Memory Ribbon 2. Shown attached to a shiny Mewtwo. Perhaps Ribbons are added when PokéShifter is used.
Keep checking back for more updates throughout the day

Until Next Time, See Ya

Thursday: All New Pokémon & Black & White Information Leaks

16-09-2010- 07:42 BST / 02:42 EDT by Serebii

This is the calm before the storm. News can come any moment from any source and our ever-increasingly detailed coverage of Pokémon Black & White shall begin soon. Since the 40+ Black & White Pokémon have been out, the Chatroom & WiFi Chatroom have been a bustling hive of activity for discussion & trade respectively so be sure to visit them.
Edit @ 08:25; More details coming in keep checking back | Edit @ 23:20; More details coming in at the bottom of this update. | Edit @ 04:48; Added more in. Sorry for the delay
ADMINISTRATIVE NOTE: As it's new game release, server load has gone up so speed may be an issue. Please bear with us

Pokémon Black & White

In The Games Department

Pokémon Black & White - 2ch Leaks

Following on from the Gym Leader leaks, we now have an image from the manual that lists the HMs within the games. In this game, the HMs are; Cut, Fly, Surf, Strength, Waterfall and Dive. More leaks like this are expected throughout the day so keep checking back.

  • (Thrown to the top) 19:58; All Pokémon sprites added to New Pokémon Page courtesy of Pokéxperto
  • Details on a new attack have been revealed; Burn Up. Fire-type, Physical. Power 50, Acc; 90 with 20PP.
  • 08:34; Tsutarja evolves into Janobii at Level 17
  • 08:45; You get Boappu/Yanappu/Hiyappu at Level 10 at the Abandoned Lot of Dreams. Hiyappu has Scratch, Leer, Lick & Water Gun at Level 10
  • At Level 10, Shimama has Quick Attack, Tail Whip & Charge. At Level 11 Koromori has Confusion, Gust & Odor Sleuth
  • 09;28; Belle battles you again as you enter Sanyou City. She has a Level 6 Yooterii and a Level 7 version of her starter
  • 09:35; New images of tadpole Pokémon; Otamaro (オタマロ) and Fighting-type Dokkora (ドッコラー )
  • 09:55; Evolved form of Yooterii, Haderia (ハーデリア)
  • 10:22; Aloe's team; Haderia Lv. 18 & Miruhoggu Lv. 20
  • 10:32; Bug Pokémon; Futsude (フツデ) & Fighting Pokémon Dageki (ダゲキ)
  • 10:59; Exclusive - Starter Pokémon Evolution names and dex entry. Pokémon match what previous images given. Hidden in Spoiler Box;
  • 11:07; Hiyappu's evolution; Hiyakii (ヒヤッキー )
  • 11:33; New Pokémon; Yabukoron (ヤブクロン)
  • 11:58; New Pokémon; Zuruggu (ズルッグ ) - Dark/Fighting
  • 12:29; Three more new Pokémon. Leparudasu (レパルダス), Hoiiga (ホイーガ) & Hahakurimo (ハハコモリ)
  • 12:34; New crustacean Pokémon Ishizumai(イシズマイ )
  • 12:48; Gym 3 is a Bug-type gym and its leader Atei has a Level 21 Hoiiga, a Level 20 Ishizumai and a Level 23 Hahakurimo. You receive TM76 for winning
  • 13:04; New Pokémon shown; Shinpora (シンポラー)
  • 13:13; N confirmed to be affiliated with Team Plasma
  • 13:23; Boappu's evolution shown; Baokki (バオッキー)
  • 13:33; Shimama's evolution, Zeburaika (ゼブライカ) as owned by the 4th Gym Leader added. Gain TM72 - Volt Change - Causes the user to switch out after use. by winning
  • 13:35; Koromori's evolution Cocoromori (ココロモリ)
  • 13:41: Desukan's pre-evo; Desumasu (デスマス)
  • 13:47: Gochiruzeru's pre-evo; Gochimu (ゴチム)
  • 13:47: Rankurusu's pre-evo; Yuniran (ユニラン)
  • 14:03: Removed thumbnails due to strain on the server. Click the names to load up images
  • 14:31: Image of Mamapato's evo Hatooboo & Gamagaru (ガマガル)
  • 14:33: Image of Koaruhii (コアルヒー)
  • 14:43: Image of Warubiru (ワルビル)
  • 14:46; Giga Drain's power is now 75. Grass Oath is Special, Power of 50 and Accuracy of 100 - Edit sorry about previous mistake here though we're still unsure so bear with us as we work out whether it is Mega Drain or Giga Drain.
  • 14:53; Monmen evolves into Erufuun (エルフーン) with the Sun Stone
  • 15:01; Three new Pokémon; Kapurumo カプルモ, Banipucchi & Bachuru - Denchura's Pre-evolution
  • 15:54; Churine's evolution Doredia ドレディア - Making its beautiful flowers grow is difficult even for veteran trainers. A Pokemon popular with celebrities.
  • 16:25; Dangoro's evolution Gantoru (ガントル)
  • 16:28; The new Cactus Pokémon; Marakachi (マラカッチ ). Apparently has Water Absorb. With up tempo dance and sounds it drives away its natural enemies, bird Pokemon, who are after its flower's seeds.
  • 16:53; The fourth gym leader, Kamitsure, has two Emonga at Level 25 and Zeburaika at Level 27.
  • 16:56; The evolution of Dokkora Dotetsukotsu(ドテツコツ) and a Pururiru (プルリル).
  • 17:20; New bird Aken (アーケン) and the Grass/Steel Tesshido (テッシード) and the middle evolution in Kurumiru's evo chain; Kurumayu (クルマユ).
  • 17:26; Yanappu's evolution Yanakki, the final evolution of Futsude Pendora (ペンドラー) and a turtle Pokémon Purotoga (プロトーガ).
  • 17:36; New Pokémon Shibishirasu (シビシラス).
  • 17:48; New Bug-type Pokémon Chobomaki (チョボマキ) and alien-esque Pokémon Rigure (リグレー).
  • 17:54; New Pokémon here and a candle Pokémon Hitomoshi (ヒトモシ) - Fire/Ghost-type.
  • 18:09; Gochiruzeru's pre-evo Gochimeru and Yooterii's final evo Muurando.
  • 18:12; Zorua evolves into Zoroark at Level 30 and Mamepato's final evo Kenhorou.
  • 18:19; Rankursu's pre-evolution Daburan.
  • 18:42; Gym 6 run by Furou uses Kokoromori Lv. 33, Kenhorou Lv. 33 and Swanna Lv. 35
  • 18:43; Image of Kenhorou's forms
  • 19:07; New Pokémon; Baniricchi
  • 19:18; With thanks to howabe, we have the base stats for all fully evolved Pokémon and non-evolved in the game. Much of the information he has provided has matched up with information we have seen since posting and with some information I have received in the past. As such, I've begun the New Pokémon Page with the proper table detailling this. This page will get more in-depth as we get our hands on the game so be sure to check back but be warned as this may not 100% reflect the game
  • 19:20; New Pokémon; Nageki
  • 19:58; All Pokémon sprites added to New Pokémon Page courtesy of Pokéxperto
  • 21:29; The Itemfinder acts like a divining rod on the touch screen to give you directions on how to find the items
  • Elite Four & Champion details + More. Hidden in Spoiler Box;
  • 23:15; First Elite Four member; Shikimi. She has Level 48 Desukan, Lv. 48 Burunkeru, Lv. 48 Goruggo and Lv. 50 Shandeera. She is a Ghost trainer
  • 23:20; Second Elite Four member; Giima. He has a Lv. 48 Zuruzukin, Lv. 48 Warubiaru, Lv. 48 Leparudusu & Lv. 50 Kirikizan. He is a Dark trainer
  • 23:24; Third Elite Four member; Katorena. She has a Lv. 48 Rankurusu, Lv. 48 Musharna, Lv. 48 Shinbora and Lv. 50 Gochiruzeru. She is a Psychic trainer
  • 23:29; Final Elite Four member; Renbu. He has a Lv. 48 Nageki, Lv. 48 Dageki, Lv. 48 Roopushin & Lv. 50 Kojondo. He is a Fighting trainer
  • 23:37; If we're reading this right, Belle is the champion. She has Lv. 66 Murando, Lv. 66 Yanakki, Lv. 66 Musharna & Lv. 70 Enbouu. Her Pokémon will obviously vary depending on your starter Pokémon.
  • 00:08; New character at the end; Zekrom Lv. 52, Gigigear Lv. 50, Zoroark Lv. 50, Abagoora Lv. 50, Aakeosu Lv. 50 & Baibanira Lv. 50. Awaiting confirmation on this
  • 00:12; Another one at the end; Desukan, Baffuron, Shibirudon, Kirikizan, Gamageroge, all at Lv. 52& Sazandora at Lv. 54
  • 00:20; After the Elite Four, you have to find seven sages through Isshu
  • 00:24; You get Reshiram/Zekrom at Level 50. Its Turbo Blaze ability allows it to attack and do damage to the foe regardless of the foe's ability. 00:32; Zekrom's TeraVoltage has the same effect
  • 04:49; Sinnoh Champion Cynthia is battleable in this game after beating the Elitte Four. She has Spiritomb, Milotic, Lucario, Wargle and Shiburodon (all level 75) and Garchomp at Lv. 77. After you defeat the Elite Four, old Pokémon such as Pidgey, Shinx, Wurmple, Rhyhorn, Gastly and Starly appear in White Forest
  • 05:08; 2ch has provided a preliminary list of TM moves;
  • Until Next Time, See Ya

    Wednesday: Clear Pokémon Black & White Images & Gym Leaders

    15-09-2010- 09:04 BST / 04:04 EDT by Serebii

    This is the calm before the storm. News can come any moment from any source and our ever-increasingly detailed coverage of Pokémon Black & White shall begin soon. Since the 40+ Black & White Pokémon have been out, the Chatroom & WiFi Chatroom have been a bustling hive of activity for discussion & trade respectively so be sure to visit them.
    Edit @ 10:31; Episode Title | Edit @ 11:41; Even more new images added confirming all Pokémon including starter evolutions | Edit @ 19:32; Gym Leaders shown | Edit @ 23:54; Some Locations & 1st Gym Details from a magazine scan | Edit @ 07:12 16-09-2010; Another Gym Leader?

    Pokémon Black & White

    In The Games Department

    Pokémon Black & White - Official Site Updates

    The official Japanese site has just updated with a portion of the information and screenshots from CoroCoro. This information does not encompass all of the information and Pokémon revealed in the magazine but did include several of the images in better quality. As such, I have updated the pre-release picture page with these images.
    It also revealed some further constraints of the Transfer Machine. The Pokémon transferred cannot know HM moves and they cannot have items held and of course, the Pokémon cannot be transferred back. Click the picture to go to the page

    In The Games Department

    Pokémon Black & White - Gym Leader Reveals

    On 2ch, a user has started posting parts of the game and with this, he has posted a part of the manual which contains what appears to be the Gym Leaders within the games. This image shows the Gym Leaders from #3 down to #8 and seem to indicate that the character of Iris is a Gym Leader. The gyms now work progressively boosting tradeable levels up by 10 levels each badge until the final badge. Gym 1 has Dento, Poddo & Koon have a Level 12 Yooterii followed by a Level 14 version of their respective ape Pokémon. Gym 3 is in Hiun City with the Beetle Badge run by Atei (アーテイ). Gym 4 is in Raimon city with the Bolt Badge run by Kamitsure (カミツレ), Gym 5 is in Hodomoe City with the Quake Badge run by Yakon (ヤーコソ), Gym 6 is in Fukiyose City with the Jet Badge is run by Furou (フロウ), Gym 7 is in Sekka City with the Icicle Badge is run by Hachiku (ハチク) and Gym 8 is in Souryuu City with the Legend Badge. Another image of the booklet, possibly from the other version, shows that the 8th and final gym leader is different depending on game. In one game, it is Iris while in the other, it is a man called Shaga (ツャガ)
    As this is a preliminary image, there is a possibility that this ends up untrue Click the spoiler tag to see the image and click the image for a larger image
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    In addition to this, another scan has detailled some Pokémon locations throughout the early part of the game; Route 1; Minezumi, Yooterii. Route 2: Minezumi, Yooteri, Choroneko. Abandoned Lot of Dreams: Minezumi, Choroneko, Munna. All the mentioned areas: Tabunne

    In The Animé Department

    Japanese Episode Titles

    Another new episode title has been revealed for the next episode in the new Best Wishes series. This episode features Ash & Iris reaching Sanyou City where they meet with the Sanyou City Gym Leaders; Dento, Poddo & Koon. This episode title however is tentative so could change

    Episode 664: Baoppu, Hiyappu, Yanappu!

    Until Next Time, See Ya

    Tuesday: Oha Suta Reveal & Pokémon Special Summaries

    14-09-2010- 15:33 BST / 10:33 EDT by Serebii

    This is the calm before the storm. News can come any moment from any source and our ever-increasingly detailed coverage of Pokémon Black & White shall begin soon. Since the 40+ Black & White Pokémon have been out, the Chatroom & WiFi Chatroom have been a bustling hive of activity for discussion & trade respectively so be sure to visit them.
    Edit @ 22:18; Legend Stuff | Edit @ 23:28; Oha Suta Reveal

    Pokémon Black & White

    In The Games Department

    Pokémon Black & White - Oha Suta Reveal

    Japanese Variety Show Oha Suta has just shown their section today and has given the details on the two new Pokémon; Churine and Monmen as shown in the CoroCoro detail.s Interestingly, Oha Suta inadvertantly showed Churine in its National Dex number of #548 while showing Monmen in its Isshu Dex number of #052. The show didn't show too much else but did give us the four attacks of both Pokémon at capture; Churine has Growth, Leech Seed, Sleep Powder & Mega Drain while Monmen has Growth, Leech Seed, Stun Spore & Mega Drain These Pokémon are exclusive to Pokémon White and Pokémon Black respectively. Our friends at Filb will have video shortly. Click the image to go to our new Pokémon page

    In The Games Department

    Pokémon Black & White - Legendary Pokémon Leak

    A fair few of you have emailed me these, I was going to hold off until game release but I'll post them anyway. Spanish site Pokexperto has posted images of three of the legendary Pokémon that we posted about back on Friday. These images are not captured from the games but are clear mockups of battles featuring the Pokémon. Out of respect for those wishing to be unspoiled, I have put them in spoiler tags. Please note as these may not be final designs
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    Pocket Monsters Special - Diamond & Pearl Edition

    In The Manga Department

    Pocket Monsters Special - Diamond & Pearl Edition

    Coronis has kindly sent in summaries for the continuing adventures within the Diamond & Pearl saga of the Pokémon Special manga. These chapters follow Dia, Pearl & Lady Platinum Berlitz in their travels through Sinnoh trying to prevent Team Galactic's plans from going forward. The chapters included in this update are 80 up to 87. Click the picture to go to the index page.

    Until Next Time, See Ya

    Monday: Pokémon Black & White - Global Link Poll Giveaway

    13-09-2010- 11:56 BST / 06:56 EDT by Serebii

    There may be more news throughout the day and even into tonight so keep checking back. Be sure to check the last few update too. We have a mere few days until Black & White's release. Since the 40+ Black & White Pokémon have been out, the Chatroom & WiFi Chatroom have been a bustling hive of activity for discussion & trade respectively so be sure to visit them.

    Pokémon Black & White

    In The Games Department

    Pokémon Black & White - Global Link Information

    The official site has just updated with new information about a promotion that will go on on the Pokémon Global Link website. This promotion will run a poll from September 18th 2010 to November 1st 2010 and will give you a choice of Pokémon. The winner of this poll will be placed for access in the Pokémon Dream World and then be transferrable to Pokémon Black & White from November 5th 2010 to January 31st 2011. The Pokémon within the poll are not currently known, but the image came with the Pokémon; Bulbasaur, Charmander, Squirtle, Chikorita, Cyndaquil, Totodile, Treecko, Torchic, Mudkip, Turtwig, Chimchar, Piplup, Mewtwo, Mew, Lugia, Ho-Oh, Celebi, Groudon, Kyogre, Rayquaza, Jirachi, Deoxys, Dialga, Palkia, Giratina, Manaphy Darkrai and Arceus. We'll bring more on this when we can

    Until Next Time, See Ya

    Sunday: Pokémon Black & White Info Consolidation & Pokémon of the Week

    12-09-2010- 12:39 BST / 07:39 EDT by Serebii

    There may be more news throughout the day and even into tonight so keep checking back. Be sure to check yesterday's update too. We have less than a week until Black & White's release. Since the 40+ Black & White Pokémon have been out, the Chatroom & WiFi Chatroom have been a bustling hive of activity for discussion & trade respectively so be sure to visit them.

    Pokémon Black & White

    In The Games Department

    Pokémon Black & White - Information Consolidation

    Following on from the reveals in CoroCoro yesterday, I have updated various parts of the Black & White section with the details of the Pokémon and other aspects of the game. Firstly, in addition to the New Pokémon page being updated with the numerous new Pokémon, I had added the various New Attacks and New Abilities of those Pokémon. I have also updated the Gym Leader page with new details about the first gym and the New Characters page with a new character. In addition to that, I have created some new pages. First, I have created a page detailling the Transfer Machine which is used to transfer four specific Pokémon over from your Generation IV games. Finally, I have created a page detailing the new battling feature; Combination Attacks. Click the respective links to go to the page or click the image to go to our main Black & White page and navigate from there.

    Pokémon of the Week - Blastoise

    In The Pokémon of the Week Department

    Who's That Pokémon

    Once again going into the 4th Generation Competitive Battling strategies, we are covering our one-hundred & eighty-third Pokémon. Today, to tie in with the release of Black & White, which is classed as a new beginning, we are covering a Pokémon introduced within first generation. One of the Kanto starter evolutions, it has cannons which can shoot out water which can punch through solid steel. So here it is, the one hundred & eighty-third featured Pokémon, Blastoise.

    Until Next Time, See Ya

    Saturday: CoroCoro Pokémon Black & White Details

    11-09-2010- 06:00 BST / 01:00 EDT by Serebii

    Sorry for the delay, time zones and all. Keep checking back as more should be coming. We have just a week until Black & White's release. Since the 40+ Black & White Pokémon have been out, the Chatroom & WiFi Chatroom have been a bustling hive of activity for discussion & trade respectively so be sure to visit them.
    Edit @ 06:08; Another Image Appears | Edit @ 06:40; Even more images | Edit @ 06:47; Information and removal of starter stuff as it doesn't match up | Edit @ 09:25; Starter evos confirmed + new scans | Edit @ 09:30; Further images | Edit @ 09:36; Even more information | Edit @ 09:47; Even more clearer images | Edit @ 09:53; More Attack details coming | Edit @ 09:59; More images and details coming in | Edit @ 10:06; More attack details being translated | Edit @ 10:19 Transfer Machine details | Edit @ 10:55; Some minor clarifications over some moves and abilities added | Edit @ 18:53; As requested, I've cropped and added the screenshots to our Pre-Release Picture Page
    Edit @ 00:05 12-09-2010; Pokémon Sunday details coming in. Placed below the CoroCoro details | Edit @ 00:27; All done for Pokémon Sunday

    Pokémon Black & White

    In The Games Department

    Pokémon Black & White - CoroCoro Details

    The first images of what may be CoroCoro have started to leak. These images show a variety of Pokémon, 18 in fact, 8 of which we hadn't officially seen beforehand. Out of respect for those of you who wish to be spoiler free, I have also included the images in spoiler tags with thanks to Sabonea Masukippa for translation

      Pokémon
    • The evolution of Tsutarja is called Janobii (ジャノビー). It is the Grass Snake Pokémon, is 0.8m, 16kg and a Grass-type. Its ability is Overgrow
    • The evolution of Pokabu is called Chaobuu (チャオブー). It is the Fire Pig Pokémon, is 1m tall, 55.5kg and a Fire/Fighting-type. Its ability is Blaze
    • The evolution of Mijumaru is called Futachimaru (フタチマル). It is the Training Pokémon, is 0.8m, 24.5kg and a Water-type. Its ability is Torrent
    • The fire ape is called Boappu (バオップ). It is the High Temperature Pokémon, is 0.6m, 11kg and a Fire-type. Its ability is Gluttony. It has a new move called Burst Flame (はじけるほのお) which does damage to nearby opponents
    • The water ape is called Hiyappu (ヒヤップ). It is the Water Throw Pokémon, is 0.6m, 13.5kg and a Water-type. Its ability is Gluttony. It has a new move called Boiling Water (ねっとう) which, while being a Water-type move, can inflict a Burn
    • Shikijika's evolution is called Mebukijika (メブキジカ), is the Season Pokémon, is 1.9m, 92.5kg is a Normal/Grass-type and has the abilities Chlorophyll & Herbivore. Its form changes with the season and isn't fixed
    • The cloud Pokémon is called Monmen (モンメン), is 0.3m, 0.6kg is a Grass-type, the Cotton Ball Pokémon and has two new abilities; Mischievous Heart (いたずらごころ) and Slip Through (すりぬけ ). It is only available in Pokémon Black
    • The bulb Pokémon is called Churine (チュリネ), is 0.5m, 6.6kg, a Grass-type and has the ability Chlorophyll & Own Tempo. It is only available in Pokémon White
    • The mushroom Pokémon is called Tamagetake (タマゲタケ), is the Mushroom Pokémon, is 0.2m & 1kg is a Grass/Poison-type and has the ability Effect Spore. It knows a move called Clear Smog (クリアスモッグ) which resets stat changes
    • The Rock Pokémon is called Dangoro (ダンゴロ), is the Mantle Pokémon, is 0.4m and 18kg is a Rock type and has the ability Sturdy. It has a new attack called Strike Down (うちおとす) which slams into flying opponents and knocks them into the ground. Causes recoil.
    • The bull is called Baffuron (バッフロン), is the Headbutt Bull Pokémon, is 1.6m & 94.5kg is a Normal type and has the abilities Reckless & Herbivore. It has a new move called Afro Break which acuses recoil, very strong
    • The cat is called Choroneko (チョロネコ), is the Ill-Natured Pokémon, is 0.4m, 10.1kg is a Dark type and has the abilities Limber & Unburden
    • The dog is called Yooterii (ヨーテリー), is the Puppy Pokémon, is 0.4m & 4.1kg is a Normal type and has the ability Pick-Up. It has an attack called Cheer Up(ふるいたてる) that boosts its Attack and Sp Attack at the same time.
    • Previously revealed Pokémon Doryuuzu , is the Deep Earth Pokémon, is 0.7m, 40.4kg, is a Ground/Steel type and has the ability Sand Throw & Sand Power
    • Previously revealed Pokémon Tabunne , is the Healing Pokémon, is 1.1m and 31kg is a Normal type and has the ability Healing Heart and a new one called Regeneration (さいせいりょく ). It knows a move called Heal Beam いやしのはどう which heals your teammate
    • Previously revealed Pokémon Basurao has two different forms. It is the Violence Pokémon, is 1.0m, 18kg is a Water type and has the abilities Reckless & Adaptibility. Its forms are more prominent depending on the version and are called Red Stripe Form & Blue Stripe Form.
    • Previously revealed Pokémon Ononokusu is the Jaw Horn Pokémon, is 1.8m, 105.5kg is a Dragon-type and has the abilities Rivalry & Mold Breaker. It has a move called Dragon Tail (ドラゴンテール) which may make the opponent have to switch Pokémon
    • Previously revealed Pokémon Desukan is the Coffin Pokémon, is 1.7m, 76.5kg is a Ghost-type and has the new ability Mummy (ミイラ ) which, when an opponent makes physical contact, it turns its ability into Mummy.
    • Previously revealed Pokémon Denchura is the Electric Spider Pokémon, is 0.8m, 14.3kg, is a Bug/Electric-type and has the ability Compoundeyes or the new ability Anxiety (きんちょうかん ) which prevents oppenents using their berries
    • Zekrom's Signature move is Cross Thunder while Reshiram's is Cross Flame. If you use one after the other one has been used, the power of each move is increased and it is used automatically.
    • Victini has a new exclusive move called Fire Platform which can cause a burn. However, this move isn't in Victini's level-up and is learned via a different method. It attacks everyone on field
    • Emonga has a new move called Eleci Ball (エレキボール) which has a higher power based on your speed compared to your opponent's speed
      Dream World
    • Different wild Pokémon will appear in different areas of the Dream World. For example you can find Aerodactyl in a sky area and other Pokémon near lakes. This is done in a place called Dream Island. You can even play if you don't have Black & White!
    • Makomo will loan you her Munna so you can access the Dream World
    • There are numerous mini-games within the Dream World for you to participate in and if your results are good, the Pokémon you played with will befriend you and be willing to be sent down to your main games
    • You can trade items with other players in the Dream World

    • Characters
    • A Plasma executive, and the guy we've seen in numerous trailers is called Geechisu ゲーチス
    • Another image also shows that Dento has co-gym leaders which use the other chimps. One of the characters is named Poddo (ポッド) and the other is Koon (コーン). The gym leader you face appears to depend upon the starter Pokémon you choose.
    • N uses Choroneko while Aloe is weak to Chaobuu as she focuses on Normal-types

    • Miscellaneous
    • There is an option to battle straight away on the main menu
    • The Transfer Machine with PokéShifter requires DS Download Play which will link into your Diamond, Pearl, Platinum, HeartGold & SoulSilver games. This is different from the PokéShifter and allows you to get the beasts and Celebi over to access Zorua & Zoroark. You need to select the words "Everyone Happy Easy Communication" to get it to work (みんな ハッピー かんたん つうしん)) This is done in Hiun City
    • Zorua is to be found in a building in Hiun City while Zoroark is found in a new area called Illusion Woods. It can only be obtained once
    The images can be seen within these spoiler tags, click them for larger images

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    Pokémon Black & White

    In The Games Department

    Pokémon Black & White - Pokémon Sunday

    The final Pokémon Sunday episode before the release of the games is in the process of airing. In this episode, director of the games Jun'ichi Masuda is on and is showing the earlier parts of the game. Most of the stuff being shown has already been known but they have reiterated that there are no old characters to be within the games. It has also confirmed the above scans as accurate by showing N using Choroneko.
    It shows that Cut is back within the game as an HM and is usable after Sanyou City Gym. It also showed the dynamic camera while crossing Sky Arrow Bridge and tested the C Gear functionality.
    It shows that the move; Complete Burn, known by Victini and Hihidaruma among others hits both opponents in a double battle.
    They also just revealed Desukan and confirmed the effect of its Mummy ability as seen above. It also showed Ononokusu and Denchura and showed their moves and abilities, also stated above. It ended with showing the sihlouette for BoappuOur friends at Filb will have video shortly

    Until Next Time, See Ya

    Friday: Pokémon Black & White Details, Showcase News & WiFi Event Reminder

    10-09-2010- 09:21 BST / 04:21 EDT by Serebii

    News can also come any second, as CoroCoro can leak at any time so be sure to check back. We have just a week until Black & White's release. Since the 40+ Black & White Pokémon have been out, the Chatroom & WiFi Chatroom have been a bustling hive of activity for discussion & trade respectively so be sure to visit them.
    Edit @ 09:36; Manaphy Event Reminder | Edit @ 14:15; Brand new info

    Pokémon Black & White

    In The Games Department

    Pokémon Black & White - Exclusive Brand New Information

    As I have been given the goahead to reveal this information, I figured I'd let you know about it. Like before when I've posted exclusive information prior to game release, there is a chance that things will have changed from when I got the information up to release so things may not come exactly to pass, but as usual, other bits of information that I have been told have turned out to be accurate. Out of respect for those who wish to be surprised, I have stuck the information within a spoiler tag so only check if you want to see it

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    In The Games Department

    Pokémon Black & White - TV Showcases

    Japanese TV variety shows; Oha Suta and Piramekino have both announced that next week, in the run up to the release of Pokémon Black & White, they'll be showing various details about the game. Each show runs every weekday so there's 5 days with potential news. Whether the details they show are old or new remains to be seen but we'll be onhand to report on them as soon as we can.

    WiFi Event!

    In The Games Department

    New WiFi Event - Manaphy

    For those of you with the Japanese games, the current Wi-Fi event is due to end on Sunday. This event gives you a special Manaphy into your Diamond, Pearl, Platinum, HeartGold & Soulsilver games. The Manaphy is to be Level 50, and as reported yesterday hold the Lansat Berry. Its four moves are Aqua Ring, Water Pulse, Water Sport and Heart Swap so get it while you still can. This Manaphy does not unlock anything new within the games but is handy for you in case you don't get the Pokémon Ranger games

    Until Next Time, See Ya

    Thursday: Episode Pictures & Best Wishes Character

    09-09-2010- 11:33 BST / 06:33 EDT by Serebii

    Will have episode pictures later in the day so be sure to check back. Nes can also come any second. We have just over one week until Black & White's release and have a lot of news to come before then including CoroCoro this weekend. Since the 40+ Black & White Pokémon have been out, the Chatroom & WiFi Chatroom have been a bustling hive of activity for discussion & trade respectively so be sure to visit them.
    Edit @ 12:57; Episode Pictures added

    Memories are Pearl! Friendships are Diamond!

    In The Animé Department

    Episode Pictures

    As usual, I have done pictures from the episode that aired in Japan today. This episode features the conclusion of the four year Diamond & Pearl arc and features the gang going their seperate ways. The AniméDex has been updated with the vast contents of this episode. Click the picture to go to the gallery but be warned however as they contain spoilers;

    Best Wishes

    In The Animé Department

    Best Wishes News

    The official Japanese site for Best Wishes has just updated with another brand new character. This character was on the beta art that was revealed at the start of July. This character is named Don George and is the leader of the Pokémon Battle Club where trainers go to practice their skills. This club is first showcased within the fourth episode. Thanks to Sabonea Masukippa for the translation

    Until Next Time, See Ya

    Wednesday: Black & White Famitsu Review Score

    08-09-2010- 09:18 BST / 04:18 EDT by Serebii

    News can come any second now. We have just over one week until Black & White's release and have a lot of news to come before then including CoroCoro this weekend. Since the 40+ Black & White Pokémon have been out, the Chatroom & WiFi Chatroom have been a bustling hive of activity for discussion & trade respectively so be sure to visit them.

    Pokémon Black & White

    In The Games Department

    Pokémon Black & White Famitsu Review

    Japanese video game publication Famitsu has published their review of the new games; Pokémon Black & Pokémon White, which are due for release next saturday in Japan. This review gave the games a perfect score of 40/40, based on four reviewers giving it 10 each with the reviewers praising the approach to making things fresh. This makes Black & White the first Pokémon games to reach this perfect score and to compare with the previous generation, Diamond & Pearl got 35/40, Platinum got 36/40 and HeartGold/SoulSilver got 37/40. Our coverage of these highly anticipated games will begin next week

    Until Next Time, See Ya

    Tuesday: Best Wishes Episode Titles

    07-09-2010- 14:30 BST / 09:30 EDT by Serebii

    Be sure to check yesterday's update for a new Pokémon. We have just over one week until Black & White's release and have a lot of news to come before then including CoroCoro this weekend. Since the 40+ Black & White Pokémon have been out, the Chatroom & WiFi Chatroom have been a bustling hive of activity for discussion & trade respectively so be sure to visit them.

    In The Animé Department

    Japanese Episode Titles

    The first batch of episode titles have been revealed by Newtype. These episodes contitute the first four episodes of the new series. Minor information was revealed about these episodes including that Zekrom's shadow that causes a lightning strike to hit and prevents Pikachu using electric moves in the first episode. The first two episodes air in a one hour special on September 23rd, the third as previously reported on September 30th and the fourth episode on October 7th.

    Episode 660: To the Isshu Region! Zekrom's Shadow!!
    Episode 661: Iris & Kibago!
    Episode 662: Mijumaru! Meguroko! Critical Moment!!
    Episode 663: Battle Club! Mysterious Pokemon Appears!!

    Until Next Time, See Ya

    Monday: Pokémon BW Special News, New Pokémon & Episode Guide

    06-09-2010- 14:09 BST / 09:09 EDT by Serebii

    Be sure to check Saturday's update for some news. We have less than two weeks until Black & White's release and have a lot of news to come before then. Since the 40+ Black & White Pokémon have been out, the Chatroom & WiFi Chatroom have been a bustling hive of activity for discussion & trade respectively so be sure to visit them.
    Edit @ 14:55; New Pokémon also in trailer

    Can't wait! The Pocket Monster BW Pre Special

    In The Games Department

    Can't Wait! The Pocket Monster BW Pre Special

    The official site has revealed a trailer for the special that is due to airduring the week break between the final Diamond & Pearl episode and the first Best Wishes episode, on September the 16th. This is called the Can't wait! The Pocket Monster BW Pre Special which is to show a variety of details about the games. This special will be presented as an animated version of Pokémon Sunday and as you can see, the environment the hosts are in show the Pokémon Tabunne, previously only seen in the demo on the BW Searcher tour. This special is also said to reveal some brand new Pokémon and details about Black & White as well as interviews and details about the Best Wishes animé. We'll bring more on this special as it airs.
    In addition to this, hidden briefly in the trailer before text comes in, a new potential feline Pokémon got shown next to Yanappu in the studio

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    Sinnoh League Semi Final! Darkrai Appears

    In The Animé Department

    Episode Guide

    Getting back into the fray with our anime coverage, my good friend Slowking has kindly written an episode guide for the episode that aired in Japan two weeks ago. This episode featured the continuation of Ash's Sinnoh League endeavor and saw him face up against Takuto. Click the picture to go to the guide but be warned however as it contains spoilers;

    Until Next Time, See Ya

    Sunday: Pokémon of the Week

    05-09-2010- 14:38 BST / 09:38 EDT by Serebii

    Be sure to check yesterday's update for some news. We have less than two weeks until Black & White's release and have a lot of news to come before then. Since the 40+ Black & White Pokémon have been out, the Chatroom & WiFi Chatroom have been a bustling hive of activity for discussion & trade respectively so be sure to visit them.

    Pokémon of the Week - Blaziken

    In The Pokémon of the Week Department

    Who's That Pokémon

    Once again going into the 4th Generation Competitive Battling strategies, we are covering our one-hundred & eighty-second Pokémon. Today, we are covering a Pokémon introduced within third generation. One of the Hoenn starter evolutions, it was shown beforehand during the Johto League. It spouts flames from its wrists and has the ability to jump over a 30 metre tall building. So here it is, the one hundred & eighty-second featured Pokémon, Blaziken.

    Until Next Time, See Ya

    Saturday: Pokémon Sunday & Starter Evolutions & Dub Episode Titles

    04-09-2010- 09:50 BST / 04:50 EDT by Serebii

    News could come at any moment now so be sure to keep checking back. Less than two weeks until our Black & White coverage begins. There's lots of news to come before then so keep checking back. Since the 40+ Black & White Pokémon have been out, the Chatroom & WiFi Chatroom have been booming with discussion & trade respectively so be sure to visit them.
    Edit @ 10:10 BST; Starter Evolutions Confirmed. | Edit @ 13:57; New Pokémon | Edit @ 05-09-2010 00:26 BST; Pokémon Sunday Details | Edit @ 05-09-2010 07:56 BST; We got the new Pokemon names switched round. Have fixed it

    In The Games Department

    Pokémon Black & White - Starter Evolutions

    On Wednesday, these images leaked onto 2ch for the evolutions of Tsutaja, Pokabu & Mijumaru. Everyone was unsure about them until some user claimed he created them. However, with no evidence, we were all unsure as to whether they were real or fake. However, I have received confirmation that these Pokémon are in fact the evolutions of the starter Pokémon. While there's a slim chance that this is wrong, everything I have been told has turned out accurate thus far. We'll bring more as it comes. Click the spoiler tag to see the evolutions in case you didn't catch them on Wednesday.

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    New Pokémon

    In The Games Department

    Pokémon Black & White - New Pokémon

    A new image has just leaked onto 2ch from an as of yet unknown publication which features a new monkey Pokémon. This monkey is a similar monkey to Yanappu and is blue. According to the poster on 2ch, the monkeys form a trio of Pokémon called Yanappu, as we know which is Grass, Hiyappu (ヒヤップ) which is Water and Baoppu (バオップ) which is of the Fire-type. We're unsure as to whether they have any pure differences but we'll bring more on this as and when it comes

    Pocket Monsters - Black & White

    In The Games Department

    Pokémon Sunday - Pokémon Musicals

    Pokémon Sunday has just finished airing and has revealed a new feature in the game. In the game, in the Musical Hall, you will receive a special Birthday Cake accessory. In addition to this, they also revealed that the Pokémon Centres will give you a special message on your birthday. All other bits of information given were known. Click the image for our Pokémon Musical page

    Last Call, First Round!

    In The Anime Department

    Dub Episode Title

    The CartoonNetwork TV schedule has revealed a new title for an episod. This is the episode title for the seventeenth episode of this season and the 642nd episode total. This episode features the beginning of the Grand Festival. This episode is to be called Last Call, First Round! and is scheduled to air on the 18th of September. Click the picture for synopsis and episode pictures;

    Opposites Interact!

    A second dub title was also revealed by the CN TV schedule. This is the episode title for the eighteenth episode of this season and the 643rd episode total. This episode features continuation of the Grand Festival and features Dawn face off against Ursula. This episode is to be called Opposites Interact! and is scheduled to air on the 25th of September. Click the picture for synopsis and episode pictures;

    Coming Full Festival Circle!

    A third dub title was also revealed by the CN TV schedule. This is the episode title for the nineteenth episode of this season and the 644th episode total. This episode features the continuation of the Grand Festival and sees Zoey face off against Nando. This episode is to be called Coming Full Festival Circle! and is scheduled to air on the 2nd of October. Click the picture for synopsis and episode pictures;

    Until Next Time, See Ya

    Thursday: New Black & White Images, Episode Pictures, Best Wishes & Character Biography

    02-09-2010- 09:39 BST / 04:39 EDT by Serebii

    Will update with episode pictures and a character biography update later in the day. Just over two weeks until our Black & White coverage begins. There's lots of news to come before then so keep checking back. Since the 40+ Black & White Pokémon have been out, the Chatroom & WiFi Chatroom have been booming with discussion & trade respectively so be sure to visit them.
    Edit @ 10:49; Pokémon Sunday news | Edit @ 11:20; Character Biography Added | Edit @ 12:02; Best Wishes news | Edit @ 13:25; Episode Pictures | Edit @ 13:38; Ranger Guardian Signs release date

    Pokémon - Black & White

    In The Games Department

    Pokémon Black & White - New Images

    The official Nintendo site has just updated with a handful of new images. These images depict various aspects in the game including the Pokémon Musical where an unknown Pokémon is shown, albeit covered up with accessories for the dress-up stage. I have added these screenshots to our Pre-Release Picture page

    In The Games Department

    Pokémon Black & White - Pokémon Sunday

    The TV Tokyo site has revealed that the episode of Pokémon Sunday set to air on September 12th is to feature Junichi Masuda and a massive Pokémon Black & White special said to reveal lots of information. This episode airs prior to the release of CoroCoro so it may share information with that. We'll bring more as it comes and we may get a taster of it in the preview that airs after the episode this week.

    Pokémon Doctor Brock!

    In The Animé Department

    Episode Pictures

    As usual, I have done pictures from the episode that aired in Japan today. This episode features Ash & Co. on a boat back to Twinleaf Town. However, disaster strikes and the Pokémon on the boat get poisoned with no medicine or nurses on the ship. The AniméDex has been updated with the vast contents of this episode. Click the picture to go to the gallery but be warned however as they contain spoilers;

    Best Wishes

    In The Animé Department

    Best Wishes news

    The official Japanese site for Best Wishes has just updated with the new look for Team Rocket. This puts them more in-line with the Rocket Grunts within the games wearing black costumes. In Best Wishes, Jessie & James are classed as Team Rocket's Advanced Troops and are the frontline for Team Rocket in Isshu for Giovanni to help Isshu fall to Team Rocket. Thanks to Sabonea Masukippa for the translation

    Character Biography - Brock!

    In The Animé Department

    Character Biographies

    Following today's episode, I have updated the biography for Brock. Brock has been with the anime since the 5th episode and his character arc is taking a brand new turn. This biography has been updated with new Pokémon. Be warned though as this biography contains major spoilers. Click the picture to go to the page

    Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
    In The Games Department

    Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs - EU Release Date

    With thanks to my friends at the Official Nintendo Magazine for informing me, Nintendo has just announced the release date for the next Pokémon Ranger game within Europe. This game is due for release in Europe on November 5th 2010. In Guardian Signs, you take the role of a veteran Pokémon Ranger who crashes in the Oblivia region and meets up with a Pichu who plays the Ukelele. In your adventures, you'll discover an evil plot by the Pokémon Pinchers to control all the Pokémon within Oblivia. We covered this game in detail back in March so click the image to go to our section

    Until Next Time, See Ya

    Wednesday: New Black & White Trailer

    01-09-2010- 08:30 BST / 03:30 EDT by Serebii

    Be sure to check yesterday's update for some Black & White news. Just over two weeks until our Black & White coverage begins. There's lots of news to come before then so keep checking back. Since the 40+ Black & White Pokémon have been out, the Chatroom & WiFi Chatroom have been booming with discussion & trade respectively so be sure to visit them.
    Edit @ 14:25; Starter Evolutions Leaked? - Not Confirmed | Edit @ 23:08; Seems the user confessed that the starter evos are a fake. Sorry to disappoint but with the IP resolving to previous leaks, it made sense to post despite the fact they were iffy. However we don't know for sure yet and he provided no evidence so I'll keep them up but as probable fake, just in case.

    Pokémon - Black & White

    In The Games Department

    Pokémon Black & White - New Trailers

    The Nintendo Channel in Japan has provided three new trailers. These trailers don't really include much new information but do showcase a variety of new areas and all the new features within the game. However, one bit of video showcases what may be a brand new Pokémon. It also showed one new move called Heat Stamp (ヒートスタンプ) which Pokabu knows. It also confirms that Iris from the Best Wishes anime is featured in the games. The trailers are below but I'm adding screencaps of the videos to our pre-release picture page Click to show video:

    In The Games Department

    Pokémon Black & White - Starter Evolutions - NOT CONFIRMED

    Normally, I wouldn't post something like this but the circumstances behind the post has encouraged me to do it. A short time ago, a user posted on the Japanese forum 2ch various images of what are allegedly the evolutions of the starter Pokémon; Tsutarja, Pokabu & Mijumaru. This post was placed upon 2ch's Siberia board where leaks have come in the past. For example, the starters names, Professor Araragi, Team Plasma and both Triple & Rotation Battles were posted there back in April, way before they were included in CoroCoro. As 2ch publically logs the IP, I was able to trace the IP of the posters of both rumours to the same area of Japan running on the same ISP, which in itself isn't significant but does add credence to this. These images are NOT CONFIRMED AT ALL so don't take them as fact yet. However, due to the circumstances stated above, I am going to post them. Just remember that these are not confirmed and may very well turn out to be fake. We'll bring more on this as and when it comes
    Edit: We have reason to question these as a user has claimed them to be his creation but he provided no evidence for this.

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