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bobandbill
May 15th, 2012, 04:56 PM
First thing is first - good luck trying to find a video because all links to it are being blocked and made Japan only. So are rehosted efforts of it, so don't count on seeing it.

edit: http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xquxz9_pokemon-black-white-2-anime-promo_videogames someone just linked me so enjoy if it's still viwable when I post!

Lucily someone posted the link on sppf to the video before it had been properly blocked, so a few of us who clicked it early enough (including me) got to see it before it was blocked. It's basically a anime-style video of scenes that seem will be in the game (idk how accurate they will turn out to be, but one can assume it's possible some aspects of the game are in that video). It's also decently animated and seemingly by some different studio.

Have this rough summary of what happens too if you cannot see.
- N is walking, has some pendulum thing, looks pretty much the same. Is standing on the top of some ruins (dragon spiral tower?)
- Game logo
- male protagonist andrival have a race to viewing platform while unfitting electric music plays
- they meet older bianca who sounds very kawaii desu~ (=p) and holds box with starter Pokemon
- protagonist is listning to scientist guy (Akuroma) talking as his lucario watches. Akuroma has a magneton next to him
- huge stage, maybe gym battle or something with elesa who has a new outfit
- protagonist, rival and Cheren (who has final form of lillipup) are on a boat surrounded by evil team (plasma with new look?), one woman who seems to be a leader of some sort has a seviper and a ninja-esque outfit. cool battling proceeds. Rival had water type starter, protagonist fire type so that deal remains the same
- protagonist and lucario chase ninja girl, but to no avail
- shadow tirad show up on giant ice block and talk before escaping
- two kyurem forms are battling
- logos!
So gist - N is in it, shadow tirad is too, cheren does stuff as does rival with you against evil teams on a boat.

Bluerang1
May 15th, 2012, 05:10 PM
Elesa as a brunette is even hotter!

What a great way to promote the games, hopefully it come out in English as well. It will definitely attract new players.

Thanks for the link!

Kano Shuuya
May 15th, 2012, 05:14 PM
/types while watching
Pardon me momentarily..

AAAAH
AAAAAAAAAAAAAH
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH

ohmygod
ohmygod N, just kill me now
leave me to die ohmygod

ohmygod Rival!

Oh wow.

OH WOW.

Their voices = \o/

The animation is really pretty.. *____*

AN ENTIRE POKEMON TRAILER WITHOUT ASH.

Okay, disappointed at that the female trainer wasn't in it, though.

RedJ
May 15th, 2012, 05:15 PM
ADL;KSAL;JVKLNM

Dat PLASMA THEME
DAT BATTLE
DAT ENTIRE THING AAAAAAAAUGH

Anyway. I thought the Shadow Triad were all female. I'm pretty sure this new(?) triad is male (the one they were chasing most certainly was, or else she has a really, REALLY deep voice). And there's that scan that showed someone in the old Team Plasma outfit...so I guess they have split?

Also, this sort of cemented my starter choice >_>

TheChaosBlue
May 15th, 2012, 05:22 PM
Pokemon BW and Rival Destinies..eat your heart out. That animated trailer is THE Pokemon anime I would watch every day.

Team Plasma returns; and with snazzy new attire. What's more that it seems The Shadow Triad has a much more prominent role than in BW.

Wait...that's Elesa? Damn....she looks hot.. but strangely got a Crula DeVille-thing going on...:P Well, at least we know that she's returning as a Gym Leader and that's fine with me. So based on this trailer...that's four confirmed Gym Leaders? Or is it five?

Bluerang1
May 15th, 2012, 05:24 PM
Not sure if I can post pictures but do delete this is it's an infraction.


Bel:
http://img163.imageshack.us/img163/5900/fbel.gif

Akuroma:
http://img545.imageshack.us/img545/3774/fchrome.gif

Elesa: <333
http://img846.imageshack.us/img846/1963/felesa.gif

N:
http://img694.imageshack.us/img694/5661/59965127.gif

Shadow Triad:
http://img543.imageshack.us/img543/3591/ftriad.gif

Kirbychu
May 15th, 2012, 05:25 PM
That was pretty cool. The Pokemon anime should take notes.

Hiroshi Sotomura
May 15th, 2012, 05:28 PM
Due to The Pokémon Company allegedly cracking down on it, you're free to link to YouTube videos or DailyMotion videos or whatnot provided they're still up, but please don't directly link to videos or upload them on PC itself. :P (Note to bluerang1: No, posting images doesn't matter.)

This video is better animated than the Pokémon animation itself. I find that completely strange. :P

It does show that Cheren does MUCH more than act as a first gym leader, though. :P

I also think we can lay to rest the theories regarding the region's original gym leader trio.

Bluerang1
May 15th, 2012, 05:30 PM
Due to The Pokémon Company allegedly cracking down on it, you're free to link to YouTube videos or DailyMotion videos or whatnot provided they're still up, but please don't directly link to videos or upload them on PC itself. :P (Note to bluerang1: No, posting images doesn't matter.)

This video is better animated than the Pokémon animation itself. I find that completely strange. :P

It does show that Cheren does MUCH more than act as a first gym leader, though. :P

I also think we can lay to rest the theories regarding the region's original gym leader trio.

Haha yeah. Those are definitely not the triplets from Straiton.

Plasmette
May 15th, 2012, 05:34 PM
Would try to resist the fangasms, but to late :/

Well, it looks better than the actual anime. amirite or amirite?

Well, I can see that Ill be seeing alot of Sevipers, Zangoose, Scrafty, Bedlum, and Kink...
Team Plasma's outfit looks better, the least most ridiculous outfit since Rocket...

Elesa's redesign...I don't like one bit. It just looks plain silly, and considering she is a model, that is saying alot. I still want to know what the big runway with the crowd is all about. If its a gym, then I can be expecting more epic Gym Battles.

Cherens Heirder, in my opinion, indicates that he is a normal type leader, and he replaced Lenora.
Shadow Triad is back, of course. I want to see if it was really the Stration City leaders or not once and for all!

PlatinumDude
May 15th, 2012, 05:35 PM
This. Trailer. Is. Awesome.

GameFreak did a really good job on that video. The way Akuroma was talking to the guy protagonist seemed a bit suspicious to me; I have a feeling he could be a part of the villainous team.

And since when did Team Plasma go from medieval to ninja? I'm guessing that the Shadow Triad had something to do with that.

Hiroshi Sotomura
May 15th, 2012, 05:38 PM
Well, it looks better than the actual anime. amirite or amirite?
I'm willing to bet that the same studio (but perhaps the team that works on the movies) are behind the video. It still looks like something OLM did.

Their unwillingness to even make a one-hour special episode disappoints me.

Kaori
May 15th, 2012, 05:42 PM
N's eyes are so sexy haha. But so excited now, oh my gosh! This trailer was epic, glad they thought of doing something promotional like this before the games hit Japan next month. This does clarify some of our speculations as well. :D

Team Fail
May 15th, 2012, 05:47 PM
Oh my gawd this ad made my interest in the game go up tenfold.

Elsea is simply dazzling on the runway and Cheren looks so professional. omgggg the rival has this thing about him. He's just amaaaazinggg.

Mista T
May 15th, 2012, 05:56 PM
Words cannot describe the fantastic nature of this video. In my eyes, there were a couple of scenes that encapsulated the entire video.

1) Akuroma's aloof air gave the video a tinge of mystery.
2) Elesa's sexiness gave the video a tinge of the risque.
3) Motherflippin' Arcanine sinking its motherfrikkin' teeth into motherfrackin' Seviper was the turning point. It exclaimed "THIS GAME IS A CHILDREN'S GAME NO LONGER. THIS IS A MAN'S GAME."

This post might not even be coherent. I'm literally ecstatic to the point of babbling right now.

dylkimaloc
May 15th, 2012, 06:09 PM
I have no idea what they're saying but that was amazing.

Forever
May 15th, 2012, 06:13 PM
I think it's pretty awesome tbh. I love how N's back, etc.
(I'm excited I just don't feel so great so it doesn't show lool).

This also clarifies that Unova is somewhat frozen over for reals, yay! And that Cheren has more of a role.

BUT YEAH AWESOME.

Chaos Rush
May 15th, 2012, 06:19 PM
If only the anime was like this...

I really wish a new separate Pokemon anime would start, taking cues from the B2/W2 promotional trailer, such as:

*darker tone
*Pokemon don't stupidly say their names over and over again
*Pokemon actually make noises resembling their in-game cries (listen to Emboar's roar in the trailer)
*not ridiculously childish
*the main character actually gets a starter Pokemon instead of a really weak electric rodent

I despise the current anime so much because of how childish it is - I haven't watched it in over seven years. If they ever made a new anime in the same style as the promotional trailer, I would definitely watch it...

That being said, that was a wonderful trailer! What a spectacular way to promote the games, finally I have some evidence to use for my point that the Pokemon games were always meant to be serious!

Guy
May 15th, 2012, 06:23 PM
ASDFLKJ;SDFKLAAS!!

Did I really just watch that? Is this real life? Is this some sort of sick joke? Thirty seconds into it, and I'm already squealing and bopping around like a five-year-old who's about to get a video game for the very first time.

First of all, the animation. Why can't the actual anime be like THAT? The promotional trailer had me wishing the writers of the anime would just start over, get rid of Ash, and start anew. It was all so pretty! Plus, Arcanine using Bite (or Crunch, your pick) looked so well executed compared to what they do in the actual show! Everything was just so appealing to the eyes, omg! Basically I agree with what Chaos Rush said.

Secondly, I really hope the Pokémon Team Plasma had here in the promo are what they will have in the games. No more weak garbage Pokémon, but useful ones like they showed here.

Also, glad to see the Shadow Triad around and back.

M'Kay, I'm officially more excited than I originally was. This trailer also makes me look down at the anime even more (yet, I still can't stop watching). Not even the movies turn out this exciting when its all done and gone.

PS. I agree with Drew. Where was the female protagonist in all of this!?

Hiroshi Sotomura
May 15th, 2012, 06:31 PM
PS. I agree with Drew. Where was the female protagonist in all of this!?

Completely written out of the canon. :(

Bluerang1
May 15th, 2012, 06:35 PM
Yeah show Willow! I want to see her cuteness in action.

I need to rewatch the video to see this frozen area that is being spoken of.

And do you guys think that this is only a promotion or may be a special?

Also I was thinking that they were pulling the Protagonist not speaking thing really well until he gave Arcanine commands haha

My goodness, the cinematics of this are brilliant.

Oh I see the frozen Unova. I thought it was Daikenki's Ice Beam.

RedJ
May 15th, 2012, 06:37 PM
Completely written out of the canon. :(

Unless she's at the Battle Subway, like the other PC in the original B/W. Or something.

Although, maybe they'll be making another one of these for her? They had to do -something- with that Snivy, after all.

Guy
May 15th, 2012, 06:37 PM
Completely written out of the canon. :(
I'm going to assume, based on the trailer, that when you choose which protagonist you want to play as, the other male or female counterpart won't have any involvement in the game. I could be wrong, but that's the impression I got for why they only used the male and didn't write in the female too.

Still, sad she was left out. I love her design and would have loved to see it displayed in the animated trailer even more.

Maybe we'll get a second trailer with her [and Serperior] in it? I don't know. One can only hope!

Forever
May 15th, 2012, 06:45 PM
I feel like it's way too close to the games to do an alternate trailer. This one basically gives you everything the normal trailers don't without giving away too much. I'd rather leave the awesomeness as it is.

Chaos Rush
May 15th, 2012, 06:54 PM
Posting pics because I feel like it:

http://i1151.photobucket.com/albums/o625/ChaosRush/BWtwo%20promo%20trailer/1.jpg

http://i1151.photobucket.com/albums/o625/ChaosRush/BWtwo%20promo%20trailer/2.jpg

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http://i1151.photobucket.com/albums/o625/ChaosRush/BWtwo%20promo%20trailer/18.jpg

http://i1151.photobucket.com/albums/o625/ChaosRush/BWtwo%20promo%20trailer/19.jpg

http://i1151.photobucket.com/albums/o625/ChaosRush/BWtwo%20promo%20trailer/20.jpg

So epic...

manutdrule
May 15th, 2012, 07:11 PM
probably the best animation i have seen of Pokemon to date, even better than some of their official movies

jle1076
May 15th, 2012, 07:25 PM
Pokemon BW and Rival Destinies..eat your heart out. That animated trailer is THE Pokemon anime I would watch every day.

Team Plasma returns; and with snazzy new attire. What's more that it seems The Shadow Triad has a much more prominent role than in BW.

Wait...that's Elesa? Damn....she looks hot.. but strangely got a Crula DeVille-thing going on...:P Well, at least we know that she's returning as a Gym Leader and that's fine with me. So based on this trailer...that's four confirmed Gym Leaders? Or is it five?

THIS omg if they made this an anime with those graphic styles? Itd destroy any season of pokemon to date. Also, I do like the way they have some of the old peeps just new ways of introducing them/showing that time has passed somewhat

kohei
May 15th, 2012, 07:56 PM
The quality was amazing, not to mention the BGM (which reminded me of Daisuke Ishiwatari lol.)
As much as I understand this is a standalone animated trailer, I do hope they expand on this. Seriously.

Also on Youtube with subtitles. (http://youtu.be/LfPtuWK8WZA)

MegaKuriboh
May 15th, 2012, 08:03 PM
No words...

This is SO, SO, SO, GOOOOOD!!
The actual Pokemon anime needs to take some tips.

I freakin love the new Team Plasma people, and the shadow triad are so badass.

My love for Arcanine.... Grew greatly. Seriously, how it jumped out and took down that Seviper like that... wow.

Akuroma is mysterious... I love that!

Lucario <3<3<3

Bianca is even more of a cutie! So adorable! <3<3

Don't EVER underestimate Emboar. Serperior? Get outta here, you can't protect your trainer like that.

I LOVE Elesa's new look! Assuming that is Elesa.

So it looks like Cheren will be getting involved in the plot! Awesome, I hope you can rematch him later on.

This trailer is just... SO AMAZING.

I really hope they make an anime out of this, not that "Best Wishes" garbage. Get rid of Ash, we don't want him anymore.

Noah Ridgewood
May 15th, 2012, 08:06 PM
AHHHH I AM SO EXCITED I HAVE NEVER BEEN THIS EXCITED FOR A GAME IN EVER!!!

THEY SHOULD DROP THE ANIME AND MAKE AN ANIME OUT OF ALL OF THIS IMO!!!! WHO NEEDS ASH TBH?!?!!?!?!?

YEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!

Twiggy
May 15th, 2012, 08:12 PM
AHHHH I AM SO EXCITED I HAVE NEVER BEEN THIS EXCITED FOR A GAME IN EVER!!!

THEY SHOULD DROP THE ANIME AND MAKE AN ANIME OUT OF ALL OF THIS IMO!!!! WHO NEEDS ASH TBH?!?!!?!?!?

YEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!

I have to agree with you at all fronts :P Never before I have seen animation so good. Honestly, I wonder whether they can afford to experiment by making a complete separate series... even if only for one year's worth of episodes.

OmegaRuby and AlphaSapphire
May 15th, 2012, 08:34 PM
AHHHH I AM SO EXCITED I HAVE NEVER BEEN THIS EXCITED FOR A GAME IN EVER!!!

THEY SHOULD DROP THE ANIME AND MAKE AN ANIME OUT OF ALL OF THIS IMO!!!! WHO NEEDS ASH TBH?!?!!?!?!?

YEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!
I agree, this thing was so epic...I enjoyed how epic the characters acted, kind of reminded me of Pokemon Special even...This is the best trailer ever!

Ash
May 15th, 2012, 08:57 PM
AHHHH I AM SO EXCITED I HAVE NEVER BEEN THIS EXCITED FOR A GAME IN EVER!!!

THEY SHOULD DROP THE ANIME AND MAKE AN ANIME OUT OF ALL OF THIS IMO!!!! WHO NEEDS ASH TBH?!?!!?!?!?

YEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!
Also quoting this! I don't think I've been this excited for a Pokemon game! Maybe HGSS but I'm actually starting to question that hnnnnng.

I really really hope the game lives up to the expectations and keeps me more entertained than BW did as a result!

Kenshin5
May 15th, 2012, 09:09 PM
Would try to resist the fangasms, but to late :/

Well, it looks better than the actual anime. amirite or amirite?

Well, I can see that Ill be seeing alot of Sevipers, Zangoose, Scrafty, Bedlum, and Kink...
Team Plasma's outfit looks better, the least most ridiculous outfit since Rocket...

Elesa's redesign...I don't like one bit. It just looks plain silly, and considering she is a model, that is saying alot. I still want to know what the big runway with the crowd is all about. If its a gym, then I can be expecting more epic Gym Battles.

Cherens Heirder, in my opinion, indicates that he is a normal type leader, and he replaced Lenora.
Shadow Triad is back, of course. I want to see if it was really the Stration City leaders or not once and for all!
Cheren is already confirmed replacing Lenora since he has her Basic Badge, and that he is the first Gym Leader.

As for the trailer and the animated potential behind it, if they don't make this into an animated series or something similar to Chronicles then this will be a travesty imo. It would seem to be a type of anime that everyone would like old fans, new fans, people that haven't even watched the show.

And we don't need to replace the current anime we just need to incorporate this, otherwise I see them dropping the ball of they don't capitalize on this.

Cinto
May 15th, 2012, 09:23 PM
...Are we sure this is still Pokemon? Careful GameFreak, you've just raised the bar here by a Wailord-sized difference.

...Duuude, N and Cheren are HOT in this one. Well, for Pokemon anyway. I like that Arcanine actually bit Seviper instead of doing some weird open-mouthed tackle that flashes red lightning for the Bite attack.

What d'you all think of the Black and White Kyurems, though? How did they come into existence?

And last, HOW DID I NOT SEE THIS UNTIL NOW!? ; A ;

Ash
May 15th, 2012, 09:37 PM
I wouldn't mind it becoming an OVA or something like Chronicles. I... actually wouldn't want this to be a full blown animation because the animation quality probably won't be as fabulous as it is in the trailer. Though I suppose it depends on how long they would make it animes that are longer/weekly are usually of a lower quality than those that are less episodes/not weekly releases. Of course there are exceptions on both ends but you never know.

Too lazy to quote, but Cheren's "herdier" is actually a Stoutland. Not sure if anyone pointed that out (I'm way too lazy to look back) but I hope this means that we get to see what is probably going to be a Lillipup evolve throughout the game if Cheren is actually involved (which I would really love but I'm not giving my hopes up considering what kind of promo this is.)

Hikamaru
May 15th, 2012, 09:42 PM
I love this trailer, especially Cheren straightening his tie. Ooh, that's so awesome...

(I love you Cheren!)

If I were a writer for the anime, I'd seriously make this into an actual series. I would also include the female PC as well cos she's cute.

I love N and Cheren's voices, don't know the voice actors though but they look good.

Xander Olivieri
May 15th, 2012, 09:44 PM
So they show Muk and Seviper as the only two Pokemon I didn't recognize so far...gunna watch it again to see what other Pokemon are different than what has been shown already.

Second watch...only saw Zangoose which I don't think was revealed publicly yet....

So three new Pokemon thanks to this trailer.

Esper
May 15th, 2012, 10:13 PM
My excitement at the release of these games is matched only by my disappointment that this is only a trailer.

Astinus
May 15th, 2012, 10:14 PM
This trailer actually got me excited about the games. I was debating about even getting them, but this trailer made me lean more towards getting a copy.

I'm also one hoping that there's more animated for this. Not a complete series, but just some episodes about the characters. Particularly to see more amazing moves like Arcanine's Bite attack. That was beautiful.

It was also good to see Lucario again.

Kirbychu
May 15th, 2012, 10:27 PM
I'm also one hoping that there's more animated for this. Not a complete series, but just some episodes about the characters. Particularly to see more amazing moves like Arcanine's Bite attack. That was beautiful.
A full-blown anime with this caliber of animation is an absolutely ridiculous thought, but I could see something like this happening. Maybe they'll put them on the Nintendo Video thing like Kid Icarus Uprising.


My excitement at the release of these games is matched only by my disappointment that this is only a trailer.
Yeah, it's too bad that the battles aren't quite that intense and we're stuck with chibi sprites. I've always wanted the titles like Battle Revolution to focus more on dynamic camera angles and attack animations like this trailer.

It goes without saying that this was great advertising on their part. This definitely will turn some heads when the games make their way to the western world. :P

thedestinedblade
May 15th, 2012, 10:33 PM
Elesa showing even more skin! :laugh:

All I can say is that was pretty awesome.

AceTrainer_Jason
May 15th, 2012, 10:49 PM
That trailer was incredible. I seriously cannot wait.

PokéSwimmer
May 15th, 2012, 11:03 PM
That trailer just blew my mind. This trailer captures what I have always wanted Pokémon to be like. If they made an anime series like this, it would completely revitalize my love for the franchise. I haven't seen Pokémon anime being this good since I watched "The Legend of Thunder." I hope the games turn out to be just as epic as this trailer.

Cathar
May 15th, 2012, 11:29 PM
What. The. Hell.

I have been giggling uncontrollably for the last ten minutes because of this.

The most important thing is that it hints at a more intense and darker story than before, so awesome. I don't even know what to say. Mind=blown.

Thanks @ kohei for the youtube video with the subtitles and @ manutdrule for the Arcanine gif lawl

Satoshi Ookami
May 15th, 2012, 11:48 PM
It was so AWESOME!
I was overwhelmed by its EPICness!
I mean, for the first time, we see anime-like trailer for game and this comes out!
I loved everything about it, HOT Elesa, cool N, Lucario (:D), badass Cheren :D
And still the fact that Belle and Cheren exchanged glasses must mean that they're going out xD
I'm so excited! I so wanna play it right now :D

Ivysaur
May 16th, 2012, 12:15 AM
Nice Wingulls XD

I honestly wonder who's behind the new Plasma! The fact that their logos and theme music are still the same emans that they have just been redesigned- they must have some other goal as well. And I'm also happy to see that the Shadow Triad aren't going to fade into obscurity as wasted characters, hopefully their existence will have a point in this game.

And Bianca is so Kawaaii desu it hurts XD

Turn-it
May 16th, 2012, 12:33 AM
Okay that was pretty awesome....that actually looked better than the movies!

Xander Olivieri
May 16th, 2012, 12:34 AM
As sad as this will sound, the budget for that trailer is probably the same amount as the budget for one full anime episode. It would be nice for them to be able to make the Anime like that, but no way in hell do they have the production money to support that kinda Animation. The Movies have always had better animation than the tv episodes because of a higher budget.

It costs a lot of money for that very short trailer.

Captain Fabio
May 16th, 2012, 12:37 AM
I am really impressed with this trailer. The animation is very smooth and hasn't just been thrown together to hype up the game; they have really worked on it.

Anyone else think there could be actual animation cut scenes in the games now of this quality?

bobandbill
May 16th, 2012, 01:02 AM
Nice Wingulls XD

I honestly wonder who's behind the new Plasma! The fact that their logos and theme music are still the same emans that they have just been redesigned- they must have some other goal as well. And I'm also happy to see that the Shadow Triad aren't going to fade into obscurity as wasted characters, hopefully their existence will have a point in this game.

And Bianca is so Kawaaii desu it hurts XDYeah, I quite like it. I wonder if the Shadow Triad didn't assume some control there...?

Also have a translation posted by Adam Ant of sppf, as I figure some people may find it interesting.
I translated the script



Enjoy:




Natural: I wonder what kind of path you and your Pokemon aim for?

*Scene change*

B2W2 Rival: Alright! We're on our way to receive our Pokemon!

B2W2 Protagonist: Yup!

Protagonist: And you are....?

DD(Different Dimension) Bel: Ahhh, I'm so Glad we could meet! *Giggles* Ta-daaa~ Inside this is the Pokemon you will partner with.

*Scene Change*

Akuroma: [kano?] Team Plasma was there. Accepting the possibilities Pokemon possess, they say Pokemon should be released from humanity's control. That, is not my way of thinking.

*Scene Change*

Kamitsure: Welcome to this stage! My beloved Pokemon, and your Pokemon........which shall truly shine? Let's (find out) here(and now)! Note. she says ''koko de something-mashou'' not too sure, but what I used fits, I guess.

*Scene Change*

Habunake-Plasma Girl: *Laughter* Let me congratulate you, for reaching this far; but, given there are so many of us present here, kindly consider surrendering.

B2W2 rival: I'll say this much; I'm starting to get angry...

Gym Leader Cheren: Tch, they're only troublesome due to their number of them present.

B2W2 rival: This will end quickly.....so lend me your power.

B2W2 Protagonist: You got it!

Snake Plasma Girl: Habunake, Bite attack!

Protagonist: Windie, we'll also use Bite!

Rival: Daikenki, Ice Beam!!

*Scene Change*

Protagonist: Wait!! Rucario, Aura Sphere!!

Ninja Bad Guy: No matter what tactics you use, I've achieved the objective[of the mission].


Higher budget/shorter length aside, it looks amazing. It just seemed to up the standard of what I saw of the anime by many times over. Would love for scenes even remotely like that in the game, but I doubt it.

Blue
May 16th, 2012, 02:11 AM
I noticed Elesa has dyed her hair then and it looks better IMO, but yeah that trailer looks awesome and I love how all the characters that have been revealed so far are playing some role into it.

Forever
May 16th, 2012, 03:08 AM
Also have a translation posted by Adam Ant of sppf, as I figure some people may find it interesting.

Ooh so Akuroma disagrees with Plasma?---wait, Plasma have the same goal even NOW? :(

Also I wonder what the objective is and what point in the game that they actually reach it. Kinda reminds me of B/W.

PlatinumDude
May 16th, 2012, 03:23 AM
Wow, I never realized that Akurmoa was against Team Plasma. Didn't see that coming. D: Guess I was wrong about him the whole time.

But then again, speaking of Team Plasma, I like how they increased the variety of Pokemon they're using, which means that I don't have to face against Patrat, Sandile, Scraggy, Purrloin, Trubbish or any of their evolved forms each time I go against a Team Plasma Grunt.

Apotheosis
May 16th, 2012, 03:52 AM
/types while watching
Pardon me momentarily..

AAAAH
AAAAAAAAAAAAAH
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH

ohmygod
ohmygod N, just kill me now
leave me to die ohmygod

ohmygod Rival!

Oh wow.

OH WOW.

Their voices = \o/

The animation is really pretty.. *____*

AN ENTIRE POKEMON TRAILER WITHOUT ASH.

Okay, disappointed at that the female trainer wasn't in it, though.

^ this

I tried writing a post of my own, but it turned out pretty much identical to that one.

THIS IS SO DARN AMAZING. Could there possibly be a little tiny chance of a new anime coming? Please?

What did DD Bel mean? Different Dimension... maybe that hints that there could be an anime and that it could be set in a different dimension, to avoid clashing with the regular anime? *fishing for http://sprites.pokecheck.org/i/083.gif clues*

Zephele
May 16th, 2012, 04:14 AM
I thought that was very interesting, at the very least. The animation quality certainly was great, especially in comparison to the TV series, and it was cool to see all the new characters (or new designs of older characters) brought to life. If anything, it's made me curious about how the story of the games will play out, with the reappearance of the Shadow Triad and Plasma.

bobandbill
May 16th, 2012, 04:24 AM
Wow, I never realized that Akurmoa was against Team Plasma. Didn't see that coming. D: Guess I was wrong about him the whole time.Ah, but that doesn't necessarily make him good either - maybe he is just a different sort of antagonist. But it is hard to say on just what we know just yet. Shadow Triad is taking a mission too so they're taking orders from *someone* - but is that N, or someone else? And why do they need that scroll?

The trailer did well in that aspect - it gave us some info but also raised even more questions from it.

Plasmette
May 16th, 2012, 04:37 AM
Wow, I never realized that Akurmoa was against Team Plasma. Didn't see that coming. D: Guess I was wrong about him the whole time.

Plot twists...they happen...

vaporeon7
May 16th, 2012, 04:55 AM
Wow, I never realized that Akurmoa was against Team Plasma. Didn't see that coming. D: Guess I was wrong about him the whole time.

I feel that Game Freak intentionally made us think that he was.

Nonetheless, I absolutely loved the trailer. It was so good that my friends didn't believe that it was real to begin with.

Spherical Ice
May 16th, 2012, 05:02 AM
I've a gut instinct that Akurmoa is still evil and will have affiliations with Plasma. Perhaps he wants to take over and change their objective?

Riptobazooka
May 16th, 2012, 05:21 AM
Really? Burnett was against Plasma? Why?

Toshiro.
May 16th, 2012, 05:32 AM
That was incredible! This needs to be a show, get rid of Ash, make this a series!!!!

-Grayscale-
May 16th, 2012, 05:56 AM
Wow, I never realized that Akurmoa was against Team Plasma. Didn't see that coming. D: Guess I was wrong about him the whole time.

I'm pretty sure they meant to make us think that, actually.

My idea/guess: He is still evil, and since he greatly disagrees w/ Team Plasma, I'm thinking there will be some issue with him 'abusing' pokemon and their powers in the game. Nothing too serious though... since this is still a child's game for the most part. He's still really free for interpretation, as are a lot of other characters.


Besides that, I literally felt a tear when I saw this anime oh god. I was so happy. Amazing quality, totally fresh and awesome... and Ash wasn't in it to ruin the video for me :'D

I was scared when B and W 2 was first released, but not anymore. I'm getting that game.

Freezer
May 16th, 2012, 06:16 AM
Well looks like this game will end up fixing every single problem I had with BW.
Best one is that I don't have to use 5th gen Pokemon anymore.

SEVIPER AND MAGNETON YESSSS

OmegaRuby and AlphaSapphire
May 16th, 2012, 06:31 AM
Ah, but that doesn't necessarily make him good either - maybe he is just a different sort of antagonist. But it is hard to say on just what we know just yet. Shadow Triad is taking a mission too so they're taking orders from *someone* - but is that N, or someone else? And why do they need that scroll?

The trailer did well in that aspect - it gave us some info but also raised even more questions from it.
That's right, I mean Magma didn't agree with Aqua but both were antagonists in their own right in Emerald. Though I would like it if Akuroma wasn't really evil...
I'm glad to see the triad show up once more. Perhaps the scroll has the key to awakening Kyurem or reuniting the trio into one dragon.

ShadowStriatonTriad
May 16th, 2012, 06:32 AM
Wait...WAIT!!! The Shadow Triad AND N are appearing in Black 2/White 2? Ahhh!!! My hopes that the Shadow Triad may be revealed as the Striaton Trio are still standing strong! After all, I haven't even seen the Striaton Trio in any of the game promotions (correct me if I'm wrong.) As for N, his return could prove to be successful. Akuroma also looks hot. And is that Elesa? Or just another electric-type model that resembles Elesa? I hope it's Elesa, but either way, she looks fine. I absolutely ADORE her new look.

I MUST get these games! I'm willing to pay the Euro on the high price when it's finally released. I haven't seen the video yet, though. But the upcoming games look promising.

RedJ
May 16th, 2012, 07:34 AM
Personally, I'm going with the idea that Akuroma WAS part of Team Plasma, but left. He could potentially still be an antagonist of some sort (heck, maybe he started the other Plasma). Buuuut that's for a different thread entirely.

Also what is this about the Stration Trio? I'm assuming we're talking about the Gym Leaders, and they look NOTHING like the Shadow Triad shown here o-o

Ash
May 16th, 2012, 11:00 AM
I think... Gamefreak is debunking the idea of the Shadow Tried being the Stration Triplets. Unless... they're wearing wigs and they also died their eyebrows white and everything.

OH WELL.

Count
May 16th, 2012, 01:26 PM
Wait...WAIT!!! The Shadow Triad AND N are appearing in Black 2/White 2? Ahhh!!! My hopes that the Shadow Triad may be revealed as the Striaton Trio are still standing strong! After all, I haven't even seen the Striaton Trio in any of the game promotions (correct me if I'm wrong.) As for N, his return could prove to be successful. Akuroma also looks hot. And is that Elesa? Or just another electric-type model that resembles Elesa? I hope it's Elesa, but either way, she looks fine. I absolutely ADORE her new look.

I MUST get these games! I'm willing to pay the Euro on the high price when it's finally released. I haven't seen the video yet, though. But the upcoming games look promising.

That's Elesa, she uses the same Pokémon. :) Just dyed her hair.

I like how most characters (all, except N) have some change in their appearance. Though we already knew that.

I like how they show the city covered in ice, though it is not what I imagined it's pretty... cool! HA. Man, there seems to be alot going on in these games. Can't wait.

ShadowStriatonTriad
May 16th, 2012, 02:19 PM
I think... Gamefreak is debunking the idea of the Shadow Tried being the Stration Triplets. Unless... they're wearing wigs and they also died their eyebrows white and everything.

OH WELL.

I disagree. i'll keep with my opinion and go with the potential fake hair and dyed eyebrows, thanks. x3

OmegaRuby and AlphaSapphire
May 16th, 2012, 02:44 PM
Well they are ninjas' who are known as Master of disguise ;)
Also does the frozen town prove that Unova's partially frozen?

Aquarius1997
May 16th, 2012, 02:56 PM
OH MA GAWD just got done watching it and i still am suprised

1)i dont hate palm tree any more he has now EARNED a special place in my heart. He looked SO good in the video

2) that rival is not against you but hes just your competitive friend
Hmmmm ok its a good idea but i seriously thought he hated the protag

3) belle is now sexy before she was cute but now with the glasses WOW i have a thing for glasses

4) WAT!!! AKUROMA IS NOT EVIL i was 1000% percent sure he was a creepy but goofy maniac( all because of his hair band thingy)

5) elesa you naughty little WOW YOUR HOT that dyed black hair i will have naughty dreams

6) i freaking love that new plasma girl she is VERY cute and yes finally different pokemon for the new plasma's team

Overall i literally screamed in a male tone when i saw this

Sooooooo fantastic

Hiroshi Sotomura
May 16th, 2012, 03:00 PM
It's now available on YouTube in glorious 1080p, courtesy of The Pokémon Company. :D

lwhnt4ytE3k

HaloSonic
May 16th, 2012, 03:23 PM
Elesa as a brunette is even hotter!

What a great way to promote the games, hopefully it come out in English as well. It will definitely attract new players.

Thanks for the link!

I second both thoughts, I'd love to watch an anime/movie based on BW2, it has a story that doesn't feel as banally childish as the previous generations, and for a veteran player, this would be icing on the cake of a surprisingly enjoyable 5th generation.

Jellicent♀
May 16th, 2012, 03:49 PM
That was the most beautiful video for a game trailer I have ever seen. D'8
So beautiful it makes me cry. ;; <3
Like, Cheren looks boss as heck. Bianca is adorable. Akuroma got even cooler. The Triad is epic. Just, omigosh, this game needs to get here, NOW.

Blue
May 16th, 2012, 04:06 PM
Posting pics because I feel like it:

[snip]

So epic...

Them pictures make me want to see that so bad! It looks so good.

Killjoy
May 16th, 2012, 04:17 PM
:O


Thanks for posting those, Suicune! Ridiculously cool

EDIT: Well thanks for quoting those anyway lol

Lost Lore
May 16th, 2012, 04:23 PM
This... this needs to become an actual anime series. Like now D:

I swear, I was already flipping when I saw the screencaps and then when I got to watch the actual video.... Yes. All my yes. ALL OF MY YESSSSSSSSSSS.

Now I'm all psyched up. I am going to be in such a good mood for the rest of today~

Korsola
May 16th, 2012, 04:26 PM
I have a feeling that I'm going to love the direction that Pokemon is going in for Black 2 and White 2. This trailer makes Pokemon seem so mature and so epic. Just the overall feel of it makes me excited.

I'm especially loving the re-design of Elesa. I thought she was such a cool gym leader in Black and White but now she seems tougher and her style seems more unique. Black hair really suits her. ^_^

Chaos Rush
May 16th, 2012, 04:45 PM
I second both thoughts, I'd love to watch an anime/movie based on BW2, it has a story that doesn't feel as banally childish as the previous generations, and for a veteran player, this would be icing on the cake of a surprisingly enjoyable 5th generation.
Hopefully, this garners enough attention to encourage a new completely separate anime series to begin. It would be like, the first time I would watch an anime in over seven years. All I would like is a more mature, less childish Pokemon anime, and one that also has a plot much closer to the games, with absolutely no filler crap at all.

Although preferably I would like for it to start with a Black 1/White 1 adaption (but in the same style as the Black 2/White 2 promotional trailer), so that we know where N, Team Plasma, Bianca, and Cheren came from. Then Season 2 would be a Black 2/White 2 adaption, just like the trailer.

Killjoy
May 16th, 2012, 05:03 PM
Just watched this, wouldn't load at first, but wow, that was pretty awesome. Which I could understand the characters, though

kohei
May 16th, 2012, 05:35 PM
After watching this a few times, I hope they switch anime Belle and Kamitsure's voice actresses with the ones in this PV.

Kenmoor
May 16th, 2012, 06:11 PM
I hate to ruin it for everyone... but someone has to...
1) When this trailer comes to the US/Europe it will be censored as heck. Including Elesa. :disappoin (Come on now. Shes got that... harness thing... expect a redrawing of her...) For some odd reason the US Pokemon Company Branch likes to censor soooo many things.
2) An anime like the trailer isn't likely to happen. Epic, I admit but... like the others said budget problems, lack of substance/storyline, and etc. are contributing factors as to why an anime won't work. *Gets an urge to kill that vile thing called "Ash"*
3) THE REAL GAME ISN'T LIKE THIS! If it is I'm buying it. I got money to spend... if I don't i'll find a way.
4) I want epic commercials for EVERY Pokemon product now... Don't you?

Itcheeee
May 16th, 2012, 07:13 PM
Wow. Wow. Wow.
I think I just got what I've been wishing for scince the original Pokemon anime. Even if it is only a trailer, anime based on the games using the -game- characters <3 The animation is beautiful, compared to the actual anime series. I wish the female protagonist had appeared, but it's probably for cannon reasons she did not.

IcyIce
May 16th, 2012, 07:14 PM
My main question is,if these are indeed in the game. How will they fit the pokemon in if their is 300 choices in the game? Are they going to change each and every pokemon we have in the scenes or are we going to have to use the pokemon they show in the main storyline? Another question I have is,are they gonna be in the normal DS version? I think they said a while back that there will be additional features in the 3DS versions of the game.

Itcheeee
May 16th, 2012, 07:28 PM
I love N and Cheren's voices, don't know the voice actors though but they look good.

Their voices couldn't be more fitting for them. Not sure if Bianca's voice actor is the same as her Japanese Best Wishes one, which I haven't heard, but her voice is adorable in this. Even if some of the characters are just grunting or such, it's cool to hear what their voices are intended to sound like.

SSJ4 Furanki
May 16th, 2012, 07:46 PM
I'm trying to find out who did the voices. So far the only one I'm certain of is the Rival being voiced by Romi Park. And N sounds sort of like Mamoru Miyano. I've heard all of these voices in other Anime, but, those are the only 2 that truly stuck out to me. The Player character sort of sounds like KENN, the voice actor for Judai/Jaden in Yu-Gi-Oh! GX. As others have said, I wish they'd redo the anime and go a route like this.

Killjoy
May 16th, 2012, 08:07 PM
Lol I like it when Arcanine owns that Siviper. I'm not big on anima, but I would watch this, if it where made into a full series. Heck, if it became a movie, I'd probably hunt it down

Twiggy
May 16th, 2012, 08:07 PM
My main question is,if these are indeed in the game. How will they fit the pokemon in if their is 300 choices in the game? Are they going to change each and every pokemon we have in the scenes or are we going to have to use the pokemon they show in the main storyline? Another question I have is,are they gonna be in the normal DS version? I think they said a while back that there will be additional features in the 3DS versions of the game.

1. This is probably just a promotional trailer and nothing more. Probably won't end up in the games.

2. If it does end up in the games, though, I bet it'll be only for scenes without any of the player's Pokémon required to be visible.

3. Nope, not 3DS-enhanced. It is DSi-enhanced, though.

Kenshin5
May 16th, 2012, 08:13 PM
My main question is,if these are indeed in the game. How will they fit the pokemon in if their is 300 choices in the game? Are they going to change each and every pokemon we have in the scenes or are we going to have to use the pokemon they show in the main storyline? Another question I have is,are they gonna be in the normal DS version? I think they said a while back that there will be additional features in the 3DS versions of the game.
Not sure what you mean by this, if you are alluding to these being cutscenes or going a long with the game. The anime doesn't need to cover every pokemon anyways if it is a anime based on the games. Only additional features I thing thus far are AR for the Kami Trio forms.

I'm trying to find out who did the voices. So far the only one I'm certain of is the Rival being voiced by Romi Park. And N sounds sort of like Mamoru Miyano. I've heard all of these voices in other Anime, but, those are the only 2 that truly stuck out to me. The Player character sort of sounds like KENN, the voice actor for Judai/Jaden in Yu-Gi-Oh! GX. As others have said, I wish they'd redo the anime and go a route like this.
This was posted else where so don't take my word for it.

N - Tetsuya Kakihara
Bianca - Ayana Taketatsu
Cheren - Kimura Ryohei
Elesa - Miyuki Sawashiro
Akuroma - Shinichiro Miki
Shadow Triad member - Akira Ishida

ThunderPom
May 16th, 2012, 08:38 PM
OMG! The Shadow Triad! -major fangirl moment-.I want to know more about them. And it's nice to know Elesa doesn't look like a nazi anymore. I swear I wondered what she would look like withbrown hair. ThenI see this. Weird. :O

Chaos Rush
May 16th, 2012, 08:57 PM
I hate to ruin it for everyone... but someone has to...
1) When this trailer comes to the US/Europe it will be censored as heck. Including Elesa. :disappoin (Come on now. Shes got that... harness thing... expect a redrawing of her...) For some odd reason the US Pokemon Company Branch likes to censor soooo many things.
Can't argue with you on that... although something tells me they won't even dub this trailer, its too epic.

2) An anime like the trailer isn't likely to happen. Epic, I admit but... like the others said budget problems, lack of substance/storyline, and etc. are contributing factors as to why an anime won't work. *Gets an urge to kill that vile thing called "Ash"*
The games have plenty of substance/storyline to work with, and who says they're limited to it, they're free to include their own subplots and flesh out the characters more. And budget problems? Are you serious? This is freaking POKEMON we're talking about, one of Nintendo's most successful franchises. Don't give us this "budget problems" crap.

3) THE REAL GAME ISN'T LIKE THIS! If it is I'm buying it. I got money to spend... if I don't i'll find a way.
The scenes in the trailer all represent an event in the game. Such as receiving your starter Pokemon, talking to the Achroma guy in Castelia, battling Elesa, battling Team Plasma on a ship (possibly in Castelia), and chasing the Shadow Triad on eastern frozen Unova. I bet you that every one of those events will occur in the game (I mean, seriously, are you gonna tell me, "Bianca won't give you a starter Pokemon! And you won't battle Elesa! They just included it in the trailer for fun!")

4) I want epic commercials for EVERY Pokemon product now... Don't you?
Yes :3 I also want them to scrap the current Pokemon anime so people will stop viewing Pokemon as something childish. And they need to change that stupid kiddy yellow & blue logo, since the Japanese logos look so much cooler (and changes every 2 generations, unlike the international logo which has never changed >_<)

Forever
May 17th, 2012, 03:37 AM
Yeaaah I don't think they'll censor the trailer much other than just translate it to English. I didn't really see anything Elesa did as inappropriate tbh. Then again, this is for the games, not the anime, so as far as redrawing goes, it could be a different story and they may not. :3

...also wait if I understood the story correctly, triple battle with you, your rival and Cheren versus Plasma in the games? omg.

Hikamaru
May 17th, 2012, 04:35 AM
This was posted else where so don't take my word for it.

N - Tetsuya Kakihara
Bianca - Ayana Taketatsu
Cheren - Kimura Ryohei
Elesa - Miyuki Sawashiro
Akuroma - Shinichiro Miki
Shadow Triad member - Akira Ishida

I love the voices there, Miki is one who voices characters in the main Pokemon anime.

Elite Overlord LeSabre™
May 17th, 2012, 04:41 AM
1. FEMALE PROTAGONIST IS WHERE? Seriously, GameFreak has a long history of giving the girls the shaft, and it appears things have not changed in this respect.

2. I would've preferred to see some other Pokemon than Arcanine being all epic and stuff... they are seriously overhyping it for B2/W2.

Otherwise, can't complain. Great animation quality, interesting confrontations, and Elesa comes back! Now I'm wondering if this opens up the possibility of anime cut scenes making it into the actual game...

voicerocker
May 17th, 2012, 07:01 AM
Finally was able to watch the trailer! I got one word for ya: Wow! O_O

Beautiful animation, awesome music...definitely would be great to see more of this for future games! Seems Game Freak is definitely trying to get the message across that B2/W2 are something special!

As far as an actual series though, I doubt we'd see one replace the current anime. There might be a chance they would do a short side series, but I would say chances are they won't. In-game, we might see them expand the cut scenes a bit, but I'm kinda iffy on whether they'd go with full animation and voice acting for the actual games.

I questioned how a more "mature" version of Pokemon would work, but this trailer showed me that it can be done if handled correctly! And though I don't think it will happen, I'd support a series or movie with this kind of quality!

1. FEMALE PROTAGONIST IS WHERE? Seriously, GameFreak has a long history of giving the girls the shaft, and it appears things have not changed in this respect.

I agree they could have put her somewhere. Perhaps we'll see another of these trailers with her having her own adventure since she didn't show up at all in this one?

Cyndafan
May 17th, 2012, 08:05 AM
I really enjoyed it
IM GOING TO BUY THIS GAME

Hikamaru
May 17th, 2012, 08:19 AM
1. FEMALE PROTAGONIST IS WHERE? Seriously, GameFreak has a long history of giving the girls the shaft, and it appears things have not changed in this respect.

2. I would've preferred to see some other Pokemon than Arcanine being all epic and stuff... they are seriously overhyping it for B2/W2.

Otherwise, can't complain. Great animation quality, interesting confrontations, and Elesa comes back! Now I'm wondering if this opens up the possibility of anime cut scenes making it into the actual game...

The reason they don't heavily showcase female protagonists is cos most Pokemon fans are male. I'd say the ratio is 3 males to 1 female, that's 75% of average Pokemon fans being male.

That's why they left the girl out of the trailer cos most Pokemon fans are boys.

I love Elesa's new design by the way.

voicerocker
May 17th, 2012, 08:41 AM
Anyone else notice that the Pokemon don't say their names like they do in the actual anime? I thought that was a nice touch!

Jellicent♀
May 17th, 2012, 09:30 AM
Anyone else notice that the Pokemon don't say their names like they do in the actual anime? I thought that was a nice touch!

Well they have been known to do this many times before. Jessie's Seviper would sometimes make little noises other than its own name.

And as for LeSabre's point of them over hyping the games:
They have to.
These are brand new games. New Pokemon, new features, new everything. When it comes to GF releasing a new thing, or any company releasing something new, you kind of have to be super excited of it. If you're not proud of your product, your customer won't be excited. As far as using Arcanine goes, it is a VERY well known Pokemon. My mother even knows it and she only knows three Pokemon at best. Using such an appealing Pokemon in their trailer only makes the consumer more excited to see more of this game which can potentially lead to the purchase of said game.

To be honest, it makes sense that they would use Arcanine, as random as it seems. Yes, Emboar may have been slightly more appropriate, but if they want to show that they have included Pokemon from the previous generations into the games, this is a good way to go. Yes, they did show Seviper and whatnot, but you also want to show the hero of the game having a Pokemon from another generation as well, such as Arcanine and Lucario.

voicerocker
May 17th, 2012, 10:37 AM
Well they have been known to do this many times before. Jessie's Seviper would sometimes make little noises other than its own name.

I remember that about her Seviper. I meant that actually none of the Pokemon in the trailer said their names, even that Seviper the Plasma trainer had. Though, it may just be because none of them were "cutesy" Pokemon. I'm sure if Pikachu were in it, the actress from the anime would have been used.

And as for LeSabre's point of them over hyping the games:
They have to.
These are brand new games. New Pokemon, new features, new everything. When it comes to GF releasing a new thing, or any company releasing something new, you kind of have to be super excited of it. If you're not proud of your product, your customer won't be excited. As far as using Arcanine goes, it is a VERY well known Pokemon. My mother even knows it and she only knows three Pokemon at best. Using such an appealing Pokemon in their trailer only makes the consumer more excited to see more of this game which can potentially lead to the purchase of said game.

To be honest, it makes sense that they would use Arcanine, as random as it seems. Yes, Emboar may have been slightly more appropriate, but if they want to show that they have included Pokemon from the previous generations into the games, this is a good way to go. Yes, they did show Seviper and whatnot, but you also want to show the hero of the game having a Pokemon from another generation as well, such as Arcanine and Lucario.

Agreed totally. I have to admit, Arcanine is one of my favorite Pokemon, so it was great to see it in the trailer.

Kaori
May 17th, 2012, 10:45 AM
I keep replaying the trailer, and admittedly for the music. Wouldn't it be nice if it were in the games? If only. :(

Twilight-kun
May 17th, 2012, 11:55 AM
I really hope you can get a /RioluLucario early in the game...

aRedMoon
May 17th, 2012, 12:26 PM
Script for anyone that's interested.# Exported by Aegisub 2.1.8 (built from SVN revision 4064)
N: The path that you and your Pokémon chose...
N: I wonder what it is?
# N: ---
Rival: Let's go!
Rival: We're off to get our own Pokémon!
Protagonist: Yeah.
Protagonist: Who're you?
Belle: I'm so glad we get to meet!
Belle: Ta-da!
Belle: Inside is the Pokémon that's going to be your parter.
# Belle: ---
Akuroma: There was Team Plasma.
Akuroma: They realized the true potential that Pokémon possess
Akuroma: and wanted to release that from humanity.
Akuroma: I, however,
Akuroma: am of a different opinion.
# Akuroma: ---
Kamitsure: Welcome to this stage!
Kamitsure: Between my cherished Pokémon and yours...
Kamitsure: Which will show true brilliance?
Kamitsure: We'll find out now!
# Kamitsure: ---
Plasma Girl: Let me congratulate you for making it this far.
Plasma Girl: But since there are so many of us...
Plasma Girl: I suggest surrendering.
Rival: Just warning you, I'm starting to get angry.
Cheren: Eh, they're only troublesome because of their numbers.
Rival: Let's end this quickly.
Rival: Lend me your power.
Protagnist: Kay.
Plasma Girl: Habunake, use Bite!
Protagonist: Windie, use Bite too!
Rival: Daikenki, Ice Beam!
# Rival: ---
Protagonist: Wait!
Protagonist: Lucario, Aura Sphere!
Ninja: No matter what you do, we've already met our objective.

Elite Overlord LeSabre™
May 17th, 2012, 01:17 PM
And as for LeSabre's point of them over hyping the games:
They have to.
These are brand new games. New Pokemon, new features, new everything. When it comes to GF releasing a new thing, or any company releasing something new, you kind of have to be super excited of it. If you're not proud of your product, your customer won't be excited. As far as using Arcanine goes, it is a VERY well known Pokemon. My mother even knows it and she only knows three Pokemon at best. Using such an appealing Pokemon in their trailer only makes the consumer more excited to see more of this game which can potentially lead to the purchase of said game.

To be honest, it makes sense that they would use Arcanine, as random as it seems. Yes, Emboar may have been slightly more appropriate, but if they want to show that they have included Pokemon from the previous generations into the games, this is a good way to go. Yes, they did show Seviper and whatnot, but you also want to show the hero of the game having a Pokemon from another generation as well, such as Arcanine and Lucario.
Actually I was talking about overhyping the fact that Arcanine was in the games, not the games themselves. I don't mind hyping up the game, but for me personally, I'm sick of seeing, "Oh look we're going to have the big hairy angry looking fire dog Pokemon in this!" It's not quite as bad as the overhyping of Pikachu throughout the entire franchise yet, but still...

Arcanine happens to be one of the most unappealing Pokemon IMO and the fact they used it, coupled with the male character instead of the female, meant that the trailer actually failed to excite me as much as it was probably meant to. Again, it's all a matter of my personal preference and me being a cat person.

Bottom line, if I went into this trailer knowing nothing else about B2/W2, I would not be interested based on the trailer alone.

Oh yeah, I don't appreciate you trying to undermine my credibility on the site.

Bluerang1
May 17th, 2012, 02:01 PM
Yeaaah I don't think they'll censor the trailer much other than just translate it to English. I didn't really see anything Elesa did as inappropriate tbh. Then again, this is for the games, not the anime, so as far as redrawing goes, it could be a different story and they may not. :3

...also wait if I understood the story correctly, triple battle with you, your rival and Cheren versus Plasma in the games? omg.

Hopefully! That'd be really cool. But would we be able to switch positions in the battle?

Dragonight
May 17th, 2012, 03:02 PM
As soon as I saw this trailer, I pre-ordered the game!

Everyone had low expectations of this, but now the game turns out to be awesome! (Hopefully.....)

Apotheosis
May 17th, 2012, 03:34 PM
I remember that about her Seviper. I meant that actually none of the Pokemon in the trailer said their names, even that Seviper the Plasma trainer had. Though, it may just be because none of them were "cutesy" Pokemon. I'm sure if Pikachu were in it, the actress from the anime would have been used.


Actually, I don't think so, even with Pikachu. Pikachu as a mascot and pokémon saying their names, it is a distinct anime thing. Pokémon Yellow Version had Pikachu saying its name because the game was based on the anime. In the other games, even the newer ones where sound channels and technology is no longer a hindrance, new pokémon get sounds that fit their physiology or appearance rather than saying their names.

This proves - again - that the game universe is totally separate from the anime universe. It's a kids thing, while the 5th gen games obviously strive to be interesting to a (somewhat) more mature audience, what with its focus on characters (Cheren and Bianca actually AGED omfg) and story instead of just introducing another new region or pokémon.

When RPing (because that's where I can relate to this xD) I have always preferred to have pokémon make noises and act at least somewhat more animal-like than they do in the anime.

Hooray for the game-verse, in short. If they ever really do a real anime based on this (but I guess it's not likely), I will love the creators forever. There's a slllllight chance that a movie could be made though, isn't there? :D why give up

Lucario totally gives out a cute bark~

Greenbeans
May 17th, 2012, 04:05 PM
I think the trailer holds some interresting concept's and shows a decent deal of what pokemon black/white 2 may look like in the future. I am very much looking forward to the game

-Grayscale-
May 17th, 2012, 04:08 PM
I keep replaying the trailer, and admittedly for the music. Wouldn't it be nice if it were in the games? If only. :(


I personally thought this was fan-made at first, just because the music was just so astounding/unexpected coming from Pokemon.

I also just adored all of those voice actors <333

All I can think about right now- pokemon b and w 2 ;o;
Can't believe half of the region is frozen over like in the trailer.

ShadowStriatonTriad
May 17th, 2012, 04:33 PM
So, I finally watched the video. I must admit that I fell in love with it. Though, I was so thinking "this is some seriously smooth propaganda. Now I'm definately going to buy it!" XD

I am ecstatic about seeing Arcanine and Seviper. So excited. Of course, I freaked out when I saw the Shadow Triad. Bianca and Cheren were way Kawaii. I do wonder if maybe N will eventually give up the Pokemon Liberation goal and will be working with you later in the game instead of just being a competitive rival...it's not likely, but he doesn't seem evil to me.

I wonder if Team Rocket will be attacking Team Plasma in the games as well.

Bluerang1
May 17th, 2012, 05:09 PM
It's even better because Pikachu wasn't in it.!

Again, Elesa was stunning. Looks like Brycen didn't get a re-design so I wonder who else will. I hope Skyla does.

Asuf
May 17th, 2012, 05:25 PM
Oh my, I thought they were gonna make a spin off show like chronicles, that would be great! This is how the anime should be like.
So the protagonist has an Emboar, Arcanine and Lucario? Well I just found 3 confirmed Pokemon on my team in BW2... :P

Also, does this mean that there will be two evil teams? Team Plasma and the Ninja's? Or are they both working together to achieve the same goal?

★Midnight★
May 17th, 2012, 05:45 PM
Oh my god.. I've seen this trailer more than 20 times now, its..just very well made!
Pleasesomeonemakethisintotheanime! ._.
I think the shadow triad looks awesome!

Xander Olivieri
May 17th, 2012, 06:33 PM
Oh my, I thought they were gonna make a spin off show like chronicles, that would be great! This is how the anime should be like.
So the protagonist has an Emboar, Arcanine and Lucario? Well I just found 3 confirmed Pokemon on my team in BW2... :P

Also, does this mean that there will be two evil teams? Team Plasma and the Ninja's? Or are they both working together to achieve the same goal?

The three Ninja's were the Shadow Triad, the group that works exclusively for Gheitsis. Who are also associated with Team Plasma.

Charsquirtle
May 18th, 2012, 12:17 AM
That's cool, wonder if there will be FMV in the game? Wish they showed some gameplay.

Jappa
May 18th, 2012, 01:30 AM
Trailers was awesome, haven't played Black and White but will definitely pick this one up!

Forever
May 18th, 2012, 01:46 AM
Hopefully! That'd be really cool. But would we be able to switch positions in the battle?

Probably not imo, since it looks just to be triple and not rotational. :(

I keep replaying the trailer, and admittedly for the music. Wouldn't it be nice if it were in the games? If only. :(


I really think the Plasma remixed music will be in the games, idk about everything else, but they can't just not include anything from the trailer, that'd be dumb on their parts!

Bluerang1
May 18th, 2012, 02:39 AM
Probably not imo, since it looks just to be triple and not rotational. :(


I mean like to hit the other sides, we'll probably be in the middle anyway so that's good.

XtinaIsMeLuvinWWE
May 18th, 2012, 08:46 AM
So much epicness!! Thank you so much for sharing :)

I like the look of the woman next to Seviper; the Rival looks cool and I have to say this promo made me like the male protagonist a lot more :)

Also, Arcanine and Samurott looked awesome there haha :)

voicerocker
May 18th, 2012, 09:15 AM
I keep replaying the trailer, and admittedly for the music. Wouldn't it be nice if it were in the games? If only. :(


Same here! Loved the music!



Actually, I don't think so, even with Pikachu. Pikachu as a mascot and pokémon saying their names, it is a distinct anime thing. Pokémon Yellow Version had Pikachu saying its name because the game was based on the anime. In the other games, even the newer ones where sound channels and technology is no longer a hindrance, new pokémon get sounds that fit their physiology or appearance rather than saying their names.

This proves - again - that the game universe is totally separate from the anime universe. It's a kids thing, while the 5th gen games obviously strive to be interesting to a (somewhat) more mature audience, what with its focus on characters (Cheren and Bianca actually AGED omfg) and story instead of just introducing another new region or pokémon.

When RPing (because that's where I can relate to this xD) I have always preferred to have pokémon make noises and act at least somewhat more animal-like than they do in the anime.

Hooray for the game-verse, in short. If they ever really do a real anime based on this (but I guess it's not likely), I will love the creators forever. There's a slllllight chance that a movie could be made though, isn't there? :D why give up

Lucario totally gives out a cute bark~

Ah, I see. Yeah, it definitely sets it apart from the actual anime. For me, as long as the voice/sound fits the Pokemon, I don't mind. Personally, I didn't feel that Pignite's voice fit it very well. But yeah, they should try to make something of this quality, even if it is completely original and not based off a game or the show.

SolarAbusoru
May 18th, 2012, 12:41 PM
Same here! Loved the music!



Ah, I see. Yeah, it definitely sets it apart from the actual anime. For me, as long as the voice/sound fits the Pokemon, I don't mind. Personally, I didn't feel that Pignite's voice fit it very well. But yeah, they should try to make something of this quality, even if it is completely original and not based off a game or the show.

It's Emboar not Pignite
And I think every voice fits well for the Pokemon, I mean they all sound very intimidating, and considering these are monsters you use to fight with, that's definately a good thing.

IcyIce
May 18th, 2012, 02:39 PM
Hmm,one thing I noticed that I kinda like,is that the music in the trailer reminds me a lot of YuGiOh GX. But ya loved the trailer. No pikachu,no Ash....ect.

torchickensandwich
May 18th, 2012, 03:09 PM
Ahhhh! This trailer has to be the coolest thing Pokemon has ever done. The animation is amazing and the characters and pokemon look great.

There are two things troubling me about the upcoming games that no one else seems to talk about though. What ever became of Black and White (or Hilbert/Hilda, your choice)? I really hope to see them in the games and not just in a cameo. They were a huge part of the first games, obviously being the protagonists and all.

Also what about Black Kyurem and White Kyurem? Is Kyurem some sort of parasite that takes control of a host (in this case Zekrom/Reshiram)? Or will Black Kyurem and White Kyurem be totally different pokemon from Zekrom and Reshiram?

Gah, so many possibilities! I can't wait for these games!

Subsonic
May 18th, 2012, 05:05 PM
I personally liked the trailer. It had nice music and the animation was really nice... The male protagonist looks better in the animation than he does in those released screen shots... Hm...

Cheren looks very nice in this game and I believe he looked stunning in the trailer. :D

Kaori
May 18th, 2012, 05:11 PM
Ahhhh! This trailer has to be the coolest thing Pokemon has ever done. The animation is amazing and the characters and pokemon look great.

There are two things troubling me about the upcoming games that no one else seems to talk about though. What ever became of Black and White (or Hilbert/Hilda, your choice)? I really hope to see them in the games and not just in a cameo. They were a huge part of the first games, obviously being the protagonists and all.

Also what about Black Kyurem and White Kyurem? Is Kyurem some sort of parasite that takes control of a host (in this case Zekrom/Reshiram)? Or will Black Kyurem and White Kyurem be totally different pokemon from Zekrom and Reshiram?

Gah, so many possibilities! I can't wait for these games!
Yeah, GameFreak really is going about promoting these games nicely, and they should do animation trailers like this for future games as well!

Black Kyurem and White Kyurem are formes of Kyurem, though.

Zayphora
May 18th, 2012, 05:14 PM
Did you guys notice the Zekrom/Reshiram shadow passing over N when it zooms out? Cool.

Hikamaru
May 18th, 2012, 05:28 PM
Cheren looks very nice in this game and I believe he looked stunning in the trailer. :D

I loved that scene, it caused his fanbase to suddenly surge.

Luigi-San
May 18th, 2012, 07:06 PM
What ever became of Black and White (or Hilbert/Hilda, your choice)? I really hope to see them in the games and not just in a cameo. They were a huge part of the first games, obviously being the protagonists and all.

I wouldn't be surprised if one (likely Black/Hilbert) or both has a similar role as Red did in G/S/C/HG/SS, since those basically were to R/G/B/Y/FR/LG as B2/W2 are to B/W. It's all made more plausible since Cheren has been promoted to a gym leader, just like Blue was in G/S/C/HG/SS (and both took over an existing gym, not to mention).

voicerocker
May 18th, 2012, 10:25 PM
It's Emboar not Pignite
And I think every voice fits well for the Pokemon, I mean they all sound very intimidating, and considering these are monsters you use to fight with, that's definately a good thing.

Not the Emboar from the trailer, it sounded great, as did all the Pokemon! I was talking about a Pignite from the actual anime series. (I think Bianca used it against Ash in a battle in one episode.) That's the one I felt was a little off. But all of the trailer Pokemon were awesome!

Kaori
May 19th, 2012, 06:31 AM
Did you guys notice the Zekrom/Reshiram shadow passing over N when it zooms out? Cool.
You totally looked at my signature :p

But yeah, I noticed that. At first I thought it was Zekrom but then you never know since, he had Zekrom in Black but Reshiram in White. I love the way N appears in the beginning of the trailer though, oh my gosh. n__n

Cid
May 19th, 2012, 06:43 AM
You totally looked at my signature :p

But yeah, I noticed that. At first I thought it was Zekrom but then you never know since, he had Zekrom in Black but Reshiram in White. I love the way N appears in the beginning of the trailer though, oh my gosh. n__n
It's interesting how it can actually be either of the two version mascots.

I wonder what this means for the games. Will N be reappearing with Zekrom in Black 2 and Reshiram in White 2, to show them as sequels? Wouldn't that be odd if Black Kyurem who is based on Zekrom will appear in the former as well? And of course, White Kyurem in the other. Although maybe the Kyurem formes can actually fly (as unbelievable as it seems to me) and that shadow in the animated promo is one of Kyurem's formes instead. Hmm.

PlatinumDude
May 19th, 2012, 07:10 AM
It's interesting how it can actually be either of the two version mascots.

I wonder what this means for the games. Will N be reappearing with Zekrom in Black 2 and Reshiram in White 2, to show them as sequels? Wouldn't that be odd if Black Kyurem who is based on Zekrom will appear in the former as well? And of course, White Kyurem in the other. Although maybe the Kyurem formes can actually fly (as unbelievable as it seems to me) and that shadow in the animated promo is one of Kyurem's formes instead. Hmm.

But can't the original Kyurem fly as well? (it learns the Fly HM despite having wonky wings)

Anyway, back on topic: At the start of the trailer with N in it, I've always wondered what that shadow below him was. It didn't look anything like Reshiram or Zekrom, but after seeing the above posts, I got to agree that the shadow does look like one of Kyurem's formes.

Twilight-kun
May 19th, 2012, 08:34 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e2SA4GyXb2U

turn on "cc" for english subtitles, huzzah

anyway, this is an amazing start for the games, can't wait to see what happens

ShadowStriatonTriad
May 19th, 2012, 08:53 AM
Looks like Brycen didn't get a re-design so I wonder who else will. I hope Skyla does.

Is Skyla in Black 2/White 2? I don't think she is. Someone replaced her, didn't they?:cer_confused:

Forever
May 19th, 2012, 08:59 AM
Is Skyla in Black 2/White 2? I don't think she is. Someone replaced her, didn't they?:cer_confused:

None of us know yet. :(

@ others: Hmm no, I think the shadow is actually Zekrom, Black Kyurem seems shaped differently. Can't reallyyy explain but from what I recall of Black Kyurem, Zekrom seems longer/wider?

Kaori
May 19th, 2012, 09:16 AM
I don't think it's one of the Kyurem formes just because back in Black and White N captured Reshiram/Zekrom. He never released it, and after two years perhaps he kept it. So I think the shadow would be Reshiram or Zekrom, and it wouldn't really matter which since it would depend on the game you have.

Plus it would make sense for it to fly overhead N.

ShadowStriatonTriad
May 19th, 2012, 09:18 AM
I'm really thinking the Shadow could be Zekrom or Reshiram. However, keep in mind that this game revolves around Black Kyurem and White Kyurem. Perhaps N has already caught the Kyurem?

Kaori
May 19th, 2012, 12:38 PM
Why would he want more legendaries? x_x

On a side note, I can't tell you how many times I've replayed this trailer, lol. THE MUSIC IS JUST SO GREAT. You wouldn't expect it out of GameFreak.

SolarAbusoru
May 19th, 2012, 03:56 PM
I think they purposefully made the shadow obscure enough that you're not supposed to tell whether it's reshiram or zekrom, athough judging by the tail shape, it might actually be white kyurem or black kyurem

OmegaRuby and AlphaSapphire
May 19th, 2012, 05:25 PM
To me it looked a bit like Reshiram at the start and then turned more Zekrom like as it went past him.
Either way, after seeing this many times I want anime style cutscenes with voice acting even more...please GF!

Killjoy
May 19th, 2012, 05:44 PM
I'm digging the acoustics of the trailer. I'm hopping the poison gym leader plays something like that before the battle starts!

Xander Olivieri
May 19th, 2012, 06:50 PM
I'm really thinking the Shadow could be Zekrom or Reshiram. However, keep in mind that this game revolves around Black Kyurem and White Kyurem. Perhaps N has already caught the Kyurem?

If N already caught Kyurem how can the player catch the Mascot? Black/White Kyurem is a Form Change so there'd only be one Kyurem in either game. If its owned by N then the Player cannot catch it and makes them redundant. Not to mention it would be the first time a Player could not catch the Box Mascot.

Subsonic
May 19th, 2012, 07:04 PM
Personally, I believe the shadow is Reshiram... But then, who knows what it is? Maybe it'll be dependent on what version of the game you get; however; with accordance to the anime trailer I believe it is Reshiram because I didn't see any arms that would be present if it was a Zekrom...

voicerocker
May 19th, 2012, 08:04 PM
Personally, I believe the shadow is Reshiram... But then, who knows what it is? Maybe it'll be dependent on what version of the game you get; however; with accordance to the anime trailer I believe it is Reshiram because I didn't see any arms that would be present if it was a Zekrom...

Remember, this is a promotion for both games, not 1 particular version. In Black, N caught Zekrom and in White, N caught Reshiram. That's why they only showed the dragon's shadow, so that it could be either Reshiram or Zekrom without specifically showing either of them. That way, for people with Black and Black 2, it was Zekrom, and for people with White and White 2, it's Reshiram.

Subsonic
May 20th, 2012, 05:32 AM
Voicerocker: Just wanted to point something out.
Maybe it'll be dependent on what version of the game you get....

Freako
May 20th, 2012, 05:39 AM
I just skimmed through the trailer when I realized White2 wasn't even in it.
What a bummer. They sure know how to make a game trailer though.

Xatumi
May 20th, 2012, 05:56 AM
I think the Shadow Triad play a prominent role in the different forms of Kyurem. Due to the CC trailer, they say you won't stop us with our goal. What other goal could they possibly have.

Hikamaru
May 20th, 2012, 06:00 AM
I just skimmed through the trailer when I realized White2 wasn't even in it.
What a bummer. They sure know how to make a game trailer though.

The reason they used the male PC (Black2) in the trailer instead of the female PC (White2) is because I read that boys make up 75% of the Pokemon fanbase plus males often get showcased as the main protagonist.

Mr Cat Dog
May 20th, 2012, 08:57 AM
Finally gotten around to watching this - after seeing the majority of it in people signatures! - and it does do a good job of advertising/setting up the game. The thing that does interest me the most is the identity of the Pokemon flying above N's head in the opening. It would certainly make sense if it was the one he captured in Black or White, but I kinda want it to be something new - mainly for the surprise element, but it'd add a layer of mysterious to the whole thing.

SethGallahad
May 20th, 2012, 10:01 AM
I thought it was awesome, to say the least. Also, I believe that shadow is Reshiram, and not Zerkrom. The wing and tail structure are too wavy to be that of Zekrom's.

Apotheosis
May 20th, 2012, 10:11 AM
I thought it was awesome, to say the least. Also, I believe that shadow is Reshiram, and not Zerkrom. The wing and tail structure are too wavy to be that of Zekrom's.

I think they showed only a shadow because they wanted to make the trailer for both versions and not just, for instance, White 2.

Chaos Rush
May 20th, 2012, 10:16 AM
I thought it was awesome, to say the least. Also, I believe that shadow is Reshiram, and not Zerkrom. The wing and tail structure are too wavy to be that of Zekrom's.
The shadow is ambiguous - its intended to resemble both Reshiram and Zekrom, or even Black/White Kyurem. Kind of like how the statue in Eterna City is designed to look like both Dialga and Palkia.

voicerocker
May 20th, 2012, 10:19 AM
Reshiram has a long, flowing tail, which the shadow does not have. And Zekrom's wings aren't as long as the shadow's wings are.

It's neither of them specifically, but represents both.

ShadowStriatonTriad
May 20th, 2012, 10:19 AM
If N already caught Kyurem how can the player catch the Mascot? Black/White Kyurem is a Form Change so there'd only be one Kyurem in either game. If its owned by N then the Player cannot catch it and makes them redundant. Not to mention it would be the first time a Player could not catch the Box Mascot.

Maybe it could be Zekrom or Reshiram depending on the game you purchase. In example, if you purchase Black 2 it could be Reshiram while White 2 would be Zekrom. But the people who made the promo obviously didn't want to give it away; at least not yet.

Zerrah.
May 20th, 2012, 09:16 PM
3) Motherflippin' Arcanine sinking its motherfrikkin' teeth into motherfrackin' Seviper was the turning point. It exclaimed "THIS GAME IS A CHILDREN'S GAME NO LONGER. THIS IS A MAN'S GAME."

This. XD I'm so glad I was secluded in my room when I saw this trailer for the first time. I recall yelling "OH!" at the top of my lungs when Arcanine fought. And then I burst into maniacal laughter and probably sounded really stupid. It made me realize why I don't like the actual anime though. Cause there was no action, there was no suspense. Basically the episodes start with Ash wanting to fight someone, fighting and then losing to said person, somehow obtaining a new Pokemon/friend after helping them, *que friendship speech*, and then ending credits. Bore. I need to be dazzled by fights, and if the main character loses then he shouldn't be SWEPT BY A SNIVY WHILE HIS PIKACHU WAS EVENLY MATCHED WITH A LATIAS. But I digress.

Hopefully this is the beginning of a new era, where someone more suited then Ash will take the reigns and actually keep me interested for more than two episodes. Don't get me wrong, becoming friends with a Pokemon in order to have them join you is not at all bad; but when the main character has basically only caught a Caterpie the normal way, then there is something wrong. And this whole: "I can't evolve my Pokemon because that's only admitting to the fact that they have to be fully evolved to win" is a load of bull-honky. Grow a pair Ash and actually make this a shonen anime!

And I'll finish by saying that I hope Nintendo/Gamefreak/whoever witnesses the positive reactions to this trailer and runs with it.

Kaori
May 21st, 2012, 01:57 AM
I think they showed only a shadow because they wanted to make the trailer for both versions and not just, for instance, White 2.
This really.

Oh and someone mentioned earlier, how would we be able to receive Zekrom/Reshiram if N has one and the protagonist had the other? Well I thought it would make sense if N released his (which could be Reshiram in Black 2 and Zekrom in White 2 - to match how it was in B/W), and it set off in the whereabouts of Unova where we would then catch it. n_n

@Zerrah. - Yes this trailer held lots of suspense! Like, what is the Shadow Triad up to, and why are they running from us? Why are areas frozen? It just comes to show that Black 2 and White 2 will be filled with action, or at least it better after a dedicated animation trailer like this.

empty streets
May 21st, 2012, 05:33 AM
My reaction to the video was like "OOMMMMMGGGGG why does a pokemon video has such great graphics?!" I looooved it. Pokemon could have a billion more fans if only the anime was like this.

I just love the new characters! Too bad that the female one isn't included, but who knows, maybe there will be another video with her.

THE BATTLE OMGMG! I want an Arcanine now.

I never liked Bianca, but she looks great here. So cute *_*.

AND GOD, N is so sexy.

KingCyndaquil
May 21st, 2012, 07:32 AM
i would like to see another animated trailer, maybe featuring the girl or different parts of the game, that would be great

Does this confirm the comeback of N?

SolarAbusoru
May 21st, 2012, 09:20 AM
i would like to see another animated trailer, maybe featuring the girl or different parts of the game, that would be great

Does this confirm the comeback of N?

His Comeback was confirmed in CoroCoro last week, as he has new official art now.

Hikamaru
May 21st, 2012, 03:31 PM
My reaction to the video was like "OOMMMMMGGGGG why does a pokemon video has such great graphics?!" I looooved it. Pokemon could have a billion more fans if only the anime was like this.

I just love the new characters! Too bad that the female one isn't included, but who knows, maybe there will be another video with her.

THE BATTLE OMGMG! I want an Arcanine now.

I never liked Bianca, but she looks great here. So cute *_*.

AND GOD, N is so sexy.

Yeah, I want another video featuring the girl (White2).

The scene with Cheren was my fave part, you can see it in my signature.

Team Fail
May 21st, 2012, 03:35 PM
Yeah, I want another video featuring the girl (White2).

The scene with Cheren was my fave part, you can see it in my signature.

Cheren is so professional-looking in these games! Bianca/Bell still seems... The same. Although I wonder what her parents think of her choices now after allowing her to continue with her adventure 2 years ago.

Subsonic
May 21st, 2012, 03:41 PM
If they turned the trailer into an actual anime series I would definitely watch it. Cheren looks very spiffy and gorgeous in the trailer. The trailer makes me wonder what other changes or new things Game Freak added... :D

Hikamaru
May 21st, 2012, 03:46 PM
If they turned the trailer into an actual anime series I would definitely watch it. Cheren looks very spiffy and gorgeous in the trailer. The trailer makes me wonder what other changes or new things Game Freak added... :D

Cheren is so professional-looking in these games! Bianca/Bell still seems... The same. Although I wonder what her parents think of her choices now after allowing her to continue with her adventure 2 years ago.

The trailer should become its own anime, that will please the older Pokefans.

And yeah, I think Bianca is acting more mature now while still retaining her cuteness.

Xander Olivieri
May 21st, 2012, 04:01 PM
The trailer should become its own anime, that will please the older Pokefans.

And yeah, I think Bianca is acting more mature now while still retaining her cuteness.

I don't think they'd have the money to maintain something like that. The anime style for the trailer was the same as a Pokemon Movie so the budget for it is a lot higher than that of the regular Anime. Seeing as they prolly spent the Anime budget for just one small trailer going by quality difference...I really don't think they could fund a full anime like that.

Plasmette
May 21st, 2012, 05:42 PM
Okay, this may sound crazy, but...
That shadow that flies over N doesn't look like Reshiram or Zekrom, it really doesn't...
I may be crazy, but I think its...Lugia...

KingCyndaquil
May 21st, 2012, 06:39 PM
I don't think they'd have the money to maintain something like that. The anime style for the trailer was the same as a Pokemon Movie so the budget for it is a lot higher than that of the regular Anime. Seeing as they prolly spent the Anime budget for just one small trailer going by quality difference...I really don't think they could fund a full anime like that.
wow is it really? I guess when you factor in the new voice actors and drawings i could see that, but thats rather surprising. like i said before though, sometime in the future perhaps an ova could be made (something like a Chronicles story line), the graphics don't have to be as amazing as the trailer.


also, is it possible that we get to actually play those scenes out in game from the trailer?

OmegaRuby and AlphaSapphire
May 21st, 2012, 07:38 PM
I beleive we will in some shape or form. Also why is N seen in DragonSpiral tower? Last we saw him was at his castle...this gives me the feeling that the tower will play a role once more, perhaps it'll be where we see N return.

Forever
May 21st, 2012, 07:42 PM
@KingCyndaquil: I don't think we'll see those scenes in particular in the games. While 3D animation and cut scenes or whatever B/W had was good, yeah, I don't think they'll revert to letting us see that kind of animation in the games, plus when that's not even in the anime, ya. :x

KingCyndaquil
May 21st, 2012, 07:51 PM
@KingCyndaquil: I don't think we'll see those scenes in particular in the games. While 3D animation and cut scenes or whatever B/W had was good, yeah, I don't think they'll revert to letting us see that kind of animation in the games, plus when that's not even in the anime, ya. :x
No i didn't mean like that, i meant like will we battle on a boat or will we have to give the shadow triad a chase leading to some kind of battle.

Forever
May 21st, 2012, 07:53 PM
No i didn't mean like that, i meant like will we battle on a boat or will we have to give the shadow triad a chase leading to some kind of battle.

Oh, well then yes, definitely. I'm sure those will be important parts of the storyline, otherwise... why draw attention to them? Since we already know the scene of Bianca on the lookout, then I'm willing to think it'll happen.

KingCyndaquil
May 21st, 2012, 07:58 PM
I beleive we will in some shape or form. Also why is N seen in DragonSpiral tower? Last we saw him was at his castle...this gives me the feeling that the tower will play a role once more, perhaps it'll be where we see N return.
yeah I agree that we may see N there, it's a good place for Kyreum to take his dragons energy too lol.

i'm more excited to see the scene with the shadow triad in the game, that will be a treat to play through, and i'm loving the whole rivalry/partnership the rival and the player share, sort of reminds me of Ash and Gary but the rivals a little more friendly lol

Fenrir Reki
May 21st, 2012, 07:59 PM
I loved the way how they combined a 2-D and 3-D art style and the way they did the scenes. It made the trailer look amazing.

It doesn't make me want to buy the game more or less, because I would end up buying it at some point anyways.

Forever
May 21st, 2012, 08:02 PM
I loved the way how they combined a 2-D and 3-D art style and the way they did the scenes. It made the trailer look amazing.

It doesn't make me want to buy the game more or less, because I would end up buying it at some point anyways.

Well imo if it doesn't do that, does it at least make you want the games sooner? ;) Definitely does for me!

KingCyndaquil
May 21st, 2012, 08:07 PM
This trailer honestly makes me miss the follow me feature even more, i can foresee the subject resurrecting now because of it, I wouldn't really blame anybody for thinking it, i didn't see a pokeball thrown in the whole thing, its just late in the game to be thinking that.

Cherrim
May 21st, 2012, 09:49 PM
I was really excited when I was linked to this because it was so cool but then when I realized that the female trainer--honestly the only reason I'm at all excited about this game (she's so cute!)--got the shaft in this trailer, my interest kind of dropped. None of my favourites were featured in it so the only thing that made me happy was Bianca, haha. :'(

I really hope they do animated trailers for all the Pokemon games now, even if only the main ones. This was gorgeous and I just wanna see more of them, even if I don't think it's going to be a decent representation of the game. (I think the trailer seems a lot more epic than BW2 will probably turn out to be. :P)

Hikamaru
May 21st, 2012, 10:00 PM
I was really excited when I was linked to this because it was so cool but then when I realized that the female trainer--honestly the only reason I'm at all excited about this game (she's so cute!)--got the shaft in this trailer, my interest kind of dropped. None of my favourites were featured in it so the only thing that made me happy was Bianca, haha. :'(

I really hope they do animated trailers for all the Pokemon games now, even if only the main ones. This was gorgeous and I just wanna see more of them, even if I don't think it's going to be a decent representation of the game. (I think the trailer seems a lot more epic than BW2 will probably turn out to be. :P)

Yeah Erica, it would have been nicer if the girl was in the trailer. I really wanted to see an anime version of her...

At least Bianca and Cheren's appearances made up for it, the voices were great not to forget the scene of Arcanine attacking Seviper, Lucario using Aura Sphere, Samurott using Ice Beam, Elesa appearing with her Zebstrika and Emolga and also the appearance of the Shadow Triad and N.

Cherrim
May 21st, 2012, 10:12 PM
Yeah Erica, it would have been nicer if the girl was in the trailer. I really wanted to see an anime version of her...

At least Bianca and Cheren's appearances made up for it, the voices were great not to forget the scene of Arcanine attacking Seviper, Lucario using Aura Sphere, Samurott using Ice Beam, Elesa appearing with her Zebstrika and Emolga and also the appearance of the Shadow Triad and N.
I know! They made the male protagonist look awesome even though I thought he looked pretty dorky to begin with so they probably would've made her extra great. :<

I did like all the cameos of other characters, but I was honestly never that big a fan of most of them so they didn't resonate with me nearly as much as most other people who saw the trailer, I suppose.

Forever
May 21st, 2012, 11:57 PM
Lucario using Aura Sphere

By far was the best part of the entire thing. Actually it kinda made me dislike Lucario a lot less so that's a really good thing :3 Arcanine tossing Seviper seemed really cruel though lol.

Kaori
May 22nd, 2012, 01:59 AM
Am I the only one who wasn't so disappointed the female protagonist was not shown in the trailer? I mean it was obvious GameFreak would use the male protagonist to promote these games, like they always do. Plus it was still a great trailer overall! How can you lose interest over that? D: She'll be in the games, which is the main thing that counts. The whole point to the trailer was pretty much to promote the games right? It was new and different, and a nice add.

Forever
May 22nd, 2012, 02:04 AM
Well yes, but GameFreak have a habit of surprising us this generation - so the female protagonist would've been the perfect treat for us!

Elite Overlord LeSabre™
May 22nd, 2012, 10:34 AM
I was really excited when I was linked to this because it was so cool but then when I realized that the female trainer--honestly the only reason I'm at all excited about this game (she's so cute!)--got the shaft in this trailer, my interest kind of dropped. None of my favourites were featured in it so the only thing that made me happy was Bianca, haha. :'(


This.

I too felt that the lack of the female protagonist also took much from the trailer. Yeah, GF has been horrible about male bias and I saw it coming from a mile, but it doesn't make it any more acceptable to me.

I'll (probably) still get the games, but do it while pretending that I never saw the trailer. It did almost nothing to excite me, meaning it wasn't very effective xD Seeing Arcanine in it (one of my least favorites) didn't help either. I'm always gonna dislike it, no matter how brutally and viciously it attacks a poor, innocent Seviper :/

chaos11011
May 22nd, 2012, 10:44 AM
I don't think it is innocent in any way, it was commanded by the Plasma Grunt to attack the heros, so in Arcanine's defense, it was ordered by his trainer to attack the incomming threat.

Anyways, in my opinion, this trailer really increased my hype for the release. Basically to the point that the only thing I can think of is the game. That battle scene though really made me consider my planned team, as I really want to use Seviper.

KingCyndaquil
May 22nd, 2012, 12:01 PM
I don't think it is innocent in any way, it was commanded by the Plasma Grunt to attack the heros, so in Arcanine's defense, it was ordered by his trainer to attack the incomming threat.

Anyways, in my opinion, this trailer really increased my hype for the release. Basically to the point that the only thing I can think of is the game. That battle scene though really made me consider my planned team, as I really want to use Seviper.
same here, I only really used arcanine in Wi-Fi battles and i thought Lucario was overused (it probably will be since riolu is found so early) but after seeing the trailer, i really want those two now!

and i'll always use Samurott, i just always use speed instead of strength in Pokemon games, thats just my style, so no emboar for me :D

Cherrim
May 22nd, 2012, 12:31 PM
Am I the only one who wasn't so disappointed the female protagonist was not shown in the trailer? I mean it was obvious GameFreak would use the male protagonist to promote these games, like they always do. Plus it was still a great trailer overall! How can you lose interest over that? D: She'll be in the games, which is the main thing that counts. The whole point to the trailer was pretty much to promote the games right? It was new and different, and a nice add.

I feel like I don't really have the right to complain because the female protagonists usually end up in the actual anime itself but that doesn't seem to be happening in Gen V so I would have really appreciated seeing an anime version. Would it have been so hard to replace the guy with the girl in some of the scenes? I don't think it would have been confusing or anything.

Japan's pretty gender-skewed but it'd have been nice to see both protagonists get the same treatment. The female feels lesser to me now, like she's ot on the same level as the male and is only there to appease female fans. (And maybe she is, but part of the reason girls should be a choice for your trainer avatar in the first place is to show they're on equal footing with the guys. Excluding her from the trailer says the exact opposite.) Precedent for showing the male trainers more than the girls in promotional material doesn't make it okay to keep doing it. :(

I get that the trailer is something cool and different for once as far as game adverts go but that doesn't make it any less disappointing that they left out the one reason I have so far to buy this game. :P It's not a big deal to most people but I really, really like the girl's design so yeah, I'm disappointed she wasn't in it. Not overly surprised that she wasn't, but disappointed all the same.

Jellicent♀
May 22nd, 2012, 02:34 PM
I know! They made the male protagonist look awesome even though I thought he looked pretty dorky to begin with so they probably would've made her extra great. :<

I did like all the cameos of other characters, but I was honestly never that big a fan of most of them so they didn't resonate with me nearly as much as most other people who saw the trailer, I suppose.

As much as I LOVED the trailer, I agree. He was corky as all get out. Personally I loved the trailer and thought it was perfect. That being said, I think the level of perfection would have been higher if the female character was indeed showcased as well as the male. However, it dies make me wonder a few things.

If she was showcased, how would the crowd take it? We here in the forums know that you can choose either male or female, have the same male rival regardless of who you chose, and know that Bianca and Cheren are no longer rivals to the main player. But what about those who don't keep up with the news? If she were included, would it lead people to believe that the game has two rivals just like the originals? As trivial as that may sound, I've checked around other forums that thought the other main character was a rival, and when they found out he/she isn't a rival, stated that they would not get the games. This alone can lead Gane Freak to believe that people may buy it and then return it for a full refund! D:

All in all, I do agree that the should have shown her. But if they do, I think they should do it in another trailer. Though really, it could be as simple as Japan being gender biased, which is lame. :c

Elite Overlord LeSabre™
May 23rd, 2012, 04:41 AM
I don't think it is innocent in any way, it was commanded by the Plasma Grunt to attack the heros, so in Arcanine's defense, it was ordered by his trainer to attack the incomming threat.


Simply a mere technicality.

Doesn't change the fact that the trailer actually made me hate the ugly hairy dog even more... which quite frankly, I didn't even think was possible. Arcanine is actually approaching Pikachu level of hatred now, which is simply astounding.

So yeah, because of that and the lack of the female trainer, I was really let down by this trailer, however slick it might have been animated.

Xander Olivieri
May 23rd, 2012, 05:26 AM
Just wanna say, Gamefreak isn't against the Female Protagonists. Two out of the five Regions in the Anime made one of the Main Characters the Female Protagonist while in two of the five, neither protagonist is shown. May and Dawn have more publicity that ANY other videogame Character and are more important Canon wise than their male counterparts who were completely replaced.

The trailer had the male. Big whoop. Statisctically (as stated before) Pokemon is played by more boys than girls. The girls are a very small portion of the fan base. They are going to use a Male character to highlight because that is what's going to sell. They obviously did NOT do this with Gens 3 and 4 with Anime promotion.

Please stop harping on lack of female cause not its turning into straight up sexism based on biased opinions and is turning insulting.

KingCyndaquil
May 23rd, 2012, 06:05 AM
Just wanna say, Gamefreak isn't against the Female Protagonists. Two out of the five Regions in the Anime made one of the Main Characters the Female Protagonist while in two of the five, neither protagonist is shown. May and Dawn have more publicity that ANY other videogame Character and are more important Canon wise than their male counterparts who were completely replaced.

The trailer had the male. Big whoop. Statisctically (as stated before) Pokemon is played by more boys than girls. The girls are a very small portion of the fan base. They are going to use a Male character to highlight because that is what's going to sell. They obviously did NOT do this with Gens 3 and 4 with Anime promotion.

Please stop harping on lack of female cause not its turning into straight up sexism based on biased opinions and is turning insulting.
..and this is pretty much what I was going to say lol, well put.

moving on... the part with team plasma on the boat... where do you guys think they were going? what was the point of the boat?

deoxys121
May 23rd, 2012, 07:46 AM
When I first saw this trailer, I initially thought "Wait, is this a new anime series?" Then I came to the realization that it was for the games, and thought "The anime really needs to be like this!" Anyway, on topic, there's one thing that I found very intriguing about this trailer. The player is chasing the Shadow Triad through a city that *is* truly frozen. Now, I was thinking that the ice on the map was just covering up changes they made, but maybe I was wrong. I still can't know for sure until the games come out, though, because for all we know, that could have been a different area entirely.

As far as the rest of the trailer, I like the fact that Team Plasma is apparently still going to be the villains. The way they're dressed looks like that team we saw in the gameplay trailers that the rival was talking to in Nimbasa City. Also, despite Cheren being a gym leader now, it appears as though he might be a recurring character throughout the game, helping you fight Team Plasma. Elesa is still a gym leader with a new look, so that makes me wonder who else is still a gym leader, and are there any other replaced gym leaders?

Kaori
May 23rd, 2012, 09:46 AM
Am I the only one who wasn't so disappointed the female protagonist was not shown in the trailer? I mean it was obvious GameFreak would use the male protagonist to promote these games, like they always do. Plus it was still a great trailer overall! How can you lose interest over that? D: She'll be in the games, which is the main thing that counts. The whole point to the trailer was pretty much to promote the games right? It was new and different, and a nice add.

I feel like I don't really have the right to complain because the female protagonists usually end up in the actual anime itself but that doesn't seem to be happening in Gen V so I would have really appreciated seeing an anime version. Would it have been so hard to replace the guy with the girl in some of the scenes? I don't think it would have been confusing or anything.

Japan's pretty gender-skewed but it'd have been nice to see both protagonists get the same treatment. The female feels lesser to me now, like she's ot on the same level as the male and is only there to appease female fans. (And maybe she is, but part of the reason girls should be a choice for your trainer avatar in the first place is to show they're on equal footing with the guys. Excluding her from the trailer says the exact opposite.) Precedent for showing the male trainers more than the girls in promotional material doesn't make it okay to keep doing it. :(

I get that the trailer is something cool and different for once as far as game adverts go but that doesn't make it any less disappointing that they left out the one reason I have so far to buy this game. :P It's not a big deal to most people but I really, really like the girl's design so yeah, I'm disappointed she wasn't in it. Not overly surprised that she wasn't, but disappointed all the same.
I agree with you, but at the same time there is always the future. Yeah this is the first time GameFreak has made a trailer like this so if they continue to, maybe they will include greater things. Like scenes of both protagonists!

KingCyndaquil
May 23rd, 2012, 11:09 AM
I agree with you, but at the same time there is always the future. Yeah this is the first time GameFreak has made a trailer like this so if they continue to, maybe they will include greater things. Like scenes of both protagonists!
the way I see it, the trailer portrayed what the games will be like, in anime form of course.

there wouldn't be a reason to have both in the same scene, it may confuse the audience to see them working together (remember the series is aimed at 8 and up), but if they switched it up, like the male in one scene and the female in another, that would work out.

fdenture
May 23rd, 2012, 12:57 PM
But it's still a little upsetting to have to keep the same starters. None of them are very fast. They have decent moves, but I'd much rather stick to Sceptile, Infernape, or maybe Venusaur.

Elite Overlord LeSabre™
May 23rd, 2012, 01:15 PM
Please stop harping on lack of female cause not its turning into straight up sexism based on biased opinions and is turning insulting.
And I find your comment insulting against those of us who do want to state our opinion on this matter. You are not the only one who is entitled to their opinion.

I agree with you, but at the same time there is always the future. Yeah this is the first time GameFreak has made a trailer like this so if they continue to, maybe they will include greater things. Like scenes of both protagonists!
We can always hope... but personally I'd rather see that budget used for anime style cutscenes in the game instead of a trailer that will most likely be all but forgotten when the games are in our hands. And of course, in game, they'll be forced to create separate cutscenes for the two protagonists :P

Hiroshi Sotomura
May 23rd, 2012, 07:40 PM
Cutscenes probably won't show up until we're well into a 3DS game. (Rendered in 3D!) I'd actually like to see that approach. I'd also like to see voice acting, and I bet that'll be on a potential 3DS game too.

Rendering cutscenes for two different protagonists isn't that bad. See Fire Emblem Awakening, where there's a very large combination of characters you could potentially have; the various combinations of attributes would be impossible to create cutscenes with.


I agree with you, but at the same time there is always the future. Yeah this is the first time GameFreak has made a trailer like this so if they continue to, maybe they will include greater things. Like scenes of both protagonists!
The Pokémon Company most likely funded the trailer, as it's their role to do the marketing for the Pokémon series. GameFreak likely provided some ideas, but aren't actually responsible for the trailer itself. It wouldn't be the first time The Pokémon Company has contracted an anime studio (in all cases, OLM) to make a trailer - we ended up getting promotion "episodes" for Mystery Dungeon's three games, and one for Pokémon Ranger.

Mista T
May 23rd, 2012, 09:04 PM
But it's still a little upsetting to have to keep the same starters. None of them are very fast. They have decent moves, but I'd much rather stick to Sceptile, Infernape, or maybe Venusaur.

Serperior's base speed is 113, making it the second fastest starter ever. So yeah, it's very fast.

One of the things that stood out in my mind about the trailer was the noises made by the featured Pokemon. The whirring sound emitted by Magneton was oh so cool when combined with the random movements of the three tiny pupils.

The Void
May 23rd, 2012, 10:04 PM
This is so epic I'm watching it again and again on HD :D

Kaori
May 24th, 2012, 02:03 AM
The Pokémon Company most likely funded the trailer, as it's their role to do the marketing for the Pokémon series. GameFreak likely provided some ideas, but aren't actually responsible for the trailer itself. It wouldn't be the first time The Pokémon Company has contracted an anime studio (in all cases, OLM) to make a trailer - we ended up getting promotion "episodes" for Mystery Dungeon's three games, and one for Pokémon Ranger.
It's the first time they've put one out for the main Pokémon games, which would be why everyone is so hyped about this trailer in the first place!

Forever
May 24th, 2012, 08:24 AM
One of the things that stood out in my mind about the trailer was the noises made by the featured Pokemon. The whirring sound emitted by Magneton was oh so cool when combined with the random movements of the three tiny pupils.

Well yeah. What stood out to me that I can think of rn was Emboar, actually. The whole fire thing/realistic sounds was amazing, especially when combined with the backdrop behind Elesa.

deoxys121
May 24th, 2012, 08:44 AM
I agree on the fact that the Pokemon did not say their names, but rather made what sounded like animal noises. Tbh, while some Pokemon sound cool saying their names, there are others where I would much rather them making animal noises. This is another element of this trailer that would be nice for the anime. Lucario, Emboar, and Samurott all sounded pretty cool... without saying their names.

Kaori
May 25th, 2012, 02:09 AM
Well this trailer was made to promote the games, and they only make animal noises in game so perhaps it was just common sense that they did.

The Void
May 25th, 2012, 03:24 AM
This makes me wonder... what happened to Professor Juniper? :O
Why was she replaced by Professor Akuroma in just two years, and at such a young age? o.o

Xander Olivieri
May 25th, 2012, 09:09 AM
This makes me wonder... what happened to Professor Juniper? :O
Why was she replaced by Professor Akuroma in just two years, and at such a young age? o.o

1) She wasn't replaced. She was busy with something and asked Bianca to take the starter Pokemon to the two new trainers as a favor.

2) Akuroma is NOT A PROFESSOR. He is a Researcher. He replaced Fennel if anything.

KingCyndaquil
May 25th, 2012, 12:36 PM
1) She wasn't replaced. She was busy with something and asked Bianca to take the starter Pokemon to the two new trainers as a favor.

2) Akuroma is NOT A PROFESSOR. He is a Researcher. He replaced Fennel if anything.
i could have sworn that there was another Professor announced at some time.

but back on topic

will the trailer be dubbed in English at some point?

Xander Olivieri
May 25th, 2012, 12:43 PM
i could have sworn that there was another Professor announced at some time.

but back on topic

will the trailer be dubbed in English at some point?

There was a rumor about a new Professor based off of some type of Oak before the last issue of Coro Coro but that was proved false with Coro Coro.

As for Dubbing, maybe if there is enough money for them to hire a cast to do the VA and if they think it would be worth the money to do seeing as games overseas don't sell as well as in Japan.

KingCyndaquil
June 3rd, 2012, 09:09 AM
There was a rumor about a new Professor based off of some type of Oak before the last issue of Coro Coro but that was proved false with Coro Coro.

As for Dubbing, maybe if there is enough money for them to hire a cast to do the VA and if they think it would be worth the money to do seeing as games overseas don't sell as well as in Japan.
if they really want to sell the games, dubbing the trailer in english would for sure boost sales, perhaps at the end of a Pokemon episode or something, or on the website, whatever they do it would be a great marketing tool

Mentalii
June 4th, 2012, 09:00 AM
What an awesome trailer ! :pink_love:
Everything is perfect ! Now I can't wait for the games !
These voices... These graphisms... Even the Team Plasme looks great !

Forever
June 4th, 2012, 09:06 AM
if they really want to sell the games, dubbing the trailer in english would for sure boost sales, perhaps at the end of a Pokemon episode or something, or on the website, whatever they do it would be a great marketing tool

Maybe parts of it will become a tv advertisement for the western audience I can see that happening plus a dubbed version after the anime tbh.

Kaori
June 4th, 2012, 09:33 AM
I think they really do need better trailers outside of Japan. From the previous trailers I've seen here in the US, it just doesn't appeal to me, and I'm a big fan of Pokémon (obviously). I think should they release promotional trailers like the ones in Japan, sales internationally may just do a bit better. It may not be a huge difference, but you never know. I know that if I saw a game promotion like this for the first time, I'd be wanting to buy the game.

This trailer was really cool though! They look like clay though. :(

SirWolfiekins
June 4th, 2012, 05:53 PM
I have to say this stuff is pretty good, but I'm still not a fan of the new heroes.

Hikamaru
June 4th, 2012, 06:32 PM
I think they really do need better trailers outside of Japan. From the previous trailers I've seen here in the US, it just doesn't appeal to me, and I'm a big fan of Pokémon (obviously). I think should they release promotional trailers like the ones in Japan, sales internationally may just do a bit better. It may not be a huge difference, but you never know. I know that if I saw a game promotion like this for the first time, I'd be wanting to buy the game.

This trailer was really cool though! They look like clay though. :(



Maybe parts of it will become a tv advertisement for the western audience I can see that happening plus a dubbed version after the anime tbh.

You two are right, we need a dubbed version of that trailer.

It would help improve the marketing of the games outside of Japan.

I also think every main series game released after this should get a trailer like B2/W2's.

Kenmoor
June 4th, 2012, 06:57 PM
I have to say this stuff is pretty good, but I'm still not a fan of the new heroes.
What, hate on the protagonist noobs of this generation?! Is it the spiky hair? The extravagantly long side ponytails? The eccentric hats? The puffball hair? The weird monkey *** backpacks/purse thing? Ah, whatever.
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If this trailer is dubbed, then I wonder how us Westerners will react to this. The only cool Pokemon commercials I've been seeing are the ones for the TCG (the weird cards that I've stopped collecting since... I was little... oh gawd memories!) and those haven't appeared in a while. It will (agreeing w/Hikari10, Kaori, Requility, whoever) bring people's attention to Pokemon but the storm might last for a month or so. Us hardcoreders (?) will last forever. Still, it be nice for the Japs' commercials to be dubbed and sent, uncensored, to here. I know i'd boost someone's pay in the Pokemon U.S. Branch's if the commercials are brought here.
Whoever dubs them, hopefully, has to have a good American accent.

KingCyndaquil
June 4th, 2012, 07:04 PM
What, hate on the protagonist noobs of this generation?! Is it the spiky hair? The extravagantly long side ponytails? The eccentric hats? The puffball hair? The weird monkey *** backpacks/purse thing? Ah, whatever.
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If this trailer is dubbed, then I wonder how us Westerners will react to this. The only cool Pokemon commercials I've been seeing are the ones for the TCG (the weird cards that I've stopped collecting since... I was little... oh gawd memories!) and those haven't appeared in a while. It will (agreeing w/Hikari10, Kaori, Requility, whoever) bring people's attention to Pokemon but the storm might last for a month or so. Us hardcoreders (?) will last forever. Still, it be nice for the Japs' commercials to be dubbed and sent, uncensored, to here. I know i'd boost someone's pay in the Pokemon U.S. Branch's if the commercials are brought here.
Whoever dubs them, hopefully, has to have a good American accent.
if it is brought here, i just hope their not lazy and use Ash's voice for the main character (oh god...nightmares)

it would be awesome if Funimation got their hands on it, or any other professional dubbing company, you know, people that actually dedicate themselves as a company to dub anime.

SolarAbusoru
June 5th, 2012, 03:45 AM
If they do dub the trailer, I have compiled a list of who should voice who.


Protag = Antony Del Rio
Rival = Robin Atkin Downes
Akuroma = Roger Craig Smith
N = Alessandro Juliani
Bianca = Bella Hudson
Cheren = Brad Swaile
Elesa = Kate Higgins
Plasma Woman = Megan Hollingshead
Shadow Triad member 1 = Dave Wittenberg

Cause N should be voiced by L

Mr Cat Dog
June 5th, 2012, 04:10 AM
Is this sort of marketing strategy common in Japan, or was this a rarity even for the Japanese market? 'Cause a 5-minute trailer like this wouldn't play on US TV or in cinemas; it's pretty much an internet-only thing.

Forever
June 5th, 2012, 05:36 AM
if it is brought here, i just hope their not lazy and use Ash's voice for the main character (oh god...nightmares)

I...really really doubt that. Ash is an anime-exclusive basically, whereas this correlates directly to the games. I mean if they did that, they might as well have called Red/Blue 'Ash' and 'Gary'. But yeah, the anime doesn't really relate that much to the games and using an anime voice to represent it would seem a little unusual.

SolarAbusoru
June 5th, 2012, 10:56 AM
Is this sort of marketing strategy common in Japan, or was this a rarity even for the Japanese market? 'Cause a 5-minute trailer like this wouldn't play on US TV or in cinemas; it's pretty much an internet-only thing.

have you even seen most Japanese game adverts o.o?
This sorta stuff is very common.

BluDodge
June 5th, 2012, 11:22 AM
I really didn't like the male protaganist one bit until I saw this trailer, I mean now, he was able to look 100 times cooler than Ash during 30 seconds of seeing him.

The rival looks awesome and apparently can be named! Finally! I was disappointed when we couldn't name either of our rivals in B/W.

Final note, the way that the ice covered city was completely deserted and how Emboar reacted to Elesa (angrily) makes me think this has a darker tone from the rest of the games.

KingCyndaquil
June 6th, 2012, 02:18 PM
I...really really doubt that. Ash is an anime-exclusive basically, whereas this correlates directly to the games. I mean if they did that, they might as well have called Red/Blue 'Ash' and 'Gary'. But yeah, the anime doesn't really relate that much to the games and using an anime voice to represent it would seem a little unusual.
it wouldn't be unusual to tell whoever voices Ash in the anime to do a quick voice over to save money, trust me, the anime and the game have nothing to do with making more money

droomph
June 6th, 2012, 02:50 PM
Well you have to remember a private media company (like 4Kids and such) hosts the studio which does voices for the anime - it'd be a lot less hassle and paperwork for the Game Freak animation place to just hire new people (as they probably have a union and they're contractually bound), so if they hired the actual Ash voice actor then it wouldn't be lazy, but more rather reallly realllllly dumb. Besides, making a "quick dub" isn't as easy as you think - they have special equipment that they have to use to get an acceptable quality, so doing a quick little thing in a webcam microphone is out of the question.

@Kenmoor Knowing how stupid things usually get with dubs and stuff, they probably won't ever dub the animation. Besides, it's happened in the past where some special episodes (like some of the Pikachu shorts) haven't been dubbed so I'm not going to be surprised if they don't do a dub for this commercial.

Kenmoor
June 12th, 2012, 03:00 PM
*Sigh* Oh well then. We can only hope and get that hope crushed.
*Goes right back to hoping.*
Anyways, couldn't they sell off the anime/commercial to an actual company that makes dubs? Like FUNimation or Viz Media. Then the fans could take the anime/whatever fits with it seriously.

OmegaRuby and AlphaSapphire
June 12th, 2012, 10:42 PM
Perhaps they'll simply show it here without sound with text only...that'll be kind of boring though :(

Kenmoor
June 13th, 2012, 05:37 AM
Ridiculously boring. Then what would be the point? Shoot, I'd rather have them show the commercial w/the Japanese voices. Better than the mute option.

OmegaRuby and AlphaSapphire
June 13th, 2012, 03:53 PM
Me too but knowing them they proably won't :(
Perhaps they make a special only english trailer for us to make up for it...

Mew~
July 13th, 2012, 09:37 AM
New Footage! :3 (I'm a day within not breaking the rules :D)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BIZYYrjvXTc&feature=player_embedded
v/BIZYYrjvXTc

Bluerang1
July 13th, 2012, 09:43 AM
Mei <333 That was great. Hopefully they release more scenes!

OmegaRuby and AlphaSapphire
July 13th, 2012, 09:58 AM
Oh a version with Mei this time <3
I really wish this was an anime...
Also what was that dark attack mei used? Was that shadow ball?

Zayphora
July 13th, 2012, 10:30 AM
^ It was apparently Hyper Beam.

I love this! MEI!!!!

Was the bit at the end part of the scene with Akuroma Corless COLRESS?

Altairis
July 13th, 2012, 11:32 AM
The bit at the end was part of the same footage from the previous video with Kyouhei talking to Akuroma with their Lucario/Magneton.

If you guys are interested I found a good quality one with english subtitles (it doesn't include he new part with Mei/Cheren)
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xqxwfo_subtitled-pokemon-black-2-white-2-animated-trailer_videogames

The Japanese voice acting is cool, if they make an English one they'd have to do good voices, not like, girly sounding Ash Ketchum. >.>

If they made this in English I think it would really, really help Pokemon in general because right now in America, everyone who doesn't play it just thinks of Pokemon as a child's game. I know if people find out I play it their reaction is mostly "Uh... Pokemon? Really?" (especially because I don't have any rl friends who play it or any legit videogames at all :( Lapras is all alone) If this was in English and more people who didn't play the games saw this it might change the overall look people have and might think it's actually something cool.

Netto Azure
July 13th, 2012, 12:19 PM
I really liked this one. More Cheren Screen time LOL. XD

Team Fail
July 13th, 2012, 08:55 PM
I just saw the new scene with Mei in it and I'm kinda sad they pulled that from the clip that was out earlier. She should have gotten some of the spotlight when it first aired. Wonder how it was found. =\

Xander Olivieri
July 13th, 2012, 09:55 PM
I just saw the new scene with Mei in it and I'm kinda sad they pulled that from the clip that was out earlier. She should have gotten some of the spotlight when it first aired. Wonder how it was found. =\

It was a DVD or it was reaired with the full clip. Mei's only show time apparently is between Male PC choosing his Starter and meeting with Colress.

PlatinumDude
July 13th, 2012, 11:00 PM
I just saw the new scene with Mei in it and I'm kinda sad they pulled that from the clip that was out earlier. She should have gotten some of the spotlight when it first aired. Wonder how it was found. =\

I totally second this. They could've aired Mei's part with the full trailer when it was first shown. D:

But I can't help but wonder what the purple beam-like attacks Serperior and Stoutland were using (is it Hyper Beam? I'm not too sure) actually were.

Xander Olivieri
July 13th, 2012, 11:10 PM
It was Hyper Beam. Its actually very close to the current Game version. Serperior uses it and then Stoutland uses it to block Serperior's Frenzy Plany (She shouted Hard Plant so I knew what that was) since I think that's the only Beam like attack that both share. I know I've heard Hyper Beam's japanese name before in the anime so I'm 90% sure it was Hyper Beam.

Jellicent♀
July 14th, 2012, 06:09 PM
I still wonder why they took that one minute section out of the full entire clip, like, why was she excluded? I'm more than likely reading too much into it, but it's still odd that they did remove her spot from the trailer when it aired on television.

RedJ
July 14th, 2012, 07:23 PM
I still wonder why they took that one minute section out of the full entire clip, like, why was she excluded? I'm more than likely reading too much into it, but it's still odd that they did remove her spot from the trailer when it aired on television.

The only thing I can think of is time restraints. I imagine they were only able to show so much when it originally aired, and for whatever reason they chose to cut this particular segment.

Also, I found a better quality version (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W87ZAiqQLeM) - now with SUBTITLES~ (and the other one was apparently taken down, so)

Grandpa Freeman
July 14th, 2012, 07:55 PM
really good trailer, im so excited for this game to come out in english so that i can make some good teams on it

Hikamaru
July 14th, 2012, 08:23 PM
I loved the updated trailer, Mei looked so cute animated.

Also, more Cheren! He looks so amazing.

I love how they animated Hyper Beam and Frenzy Plant, they looked so epic.

RedJ
August 8th, 2012, 09:27 AM
Huh. I didn't think they'd dub it, but THEY DID. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zkTsd0iU97s)

Now I'm going to keep rewatching it while playing WHO'S THAT VOICE ACTOR?

Xander Olivieri
August 8th, 2012, 10:29 AM
Mei's VA is SO FREAKIN FAMILIAR BUT I CAN'T PLACE MY FINGER ON WHO IT IS! I know they used her voice in the Pokemon Anime already. It may have been a movie, but I KNOW they used that voice before.

RedJ
August 8th, 2012, 10:38 AM
Mei's VA is SO FREAKIN FAMILIAR BUT I CAN'T PLACE MY FINGER ON WHO IT IS! I know they used her voice in the Pokemon Anime already. It may have been a movie, but I KNOW they used that voice before.

I'm pretty sure it's Lisa Ortiz. She voiced Sabrina, Oshawott, Cassandra, Flannery, Daisy, Mars, Liza, Miki, Aya, and others in the series, and Neesha, Lisa, Rebecca, Bianca and Oakley in the movies, along with several others. She's also the voice of Lina Inverse from Slayers and was Amy Rose until recently.

Rival sounds like Sean Schemmel, who voiced Jimmy, Morrison, Lucario, Cyrus, and various others in the anime...and also Goku, which makes his "I'M GONNA RAGE" line hilarious. I can't unsee him going Super Sayain now, and his already wild hair doesn't help >>;

Mew~
August 8th, 2012, 01:30 PM
Urrgg, Elesa's VA made her scene seem soo dull, her JP VA did a better job.


"Hey, heads up, I'm about to unleash my rage" just, no... pls, no.

Xander Olivieri
August 8th, 2012, 04:09 PM
"Hey, heads up, I'm about to unleash my rage" just, no... pls, no.

That's his catch phrase XD He says it in the video games too. Just like Gary's Smell ya later.

ReshZek200
August 8th, 2012, 04:44 PM
OMG WHITE KYREMU/ WHITE KYRUEM AND BLACK KYREMU / BLACK KYRUEM ROCKS...... unlike haters, i think B/W two/2 has a chance. :3

Hikamaru
August 8th, 2012, 04:54 PM
I'm pretty sure it's Lisa Ortiz. She voiced Sabrina, Oshawott, Cassandra, Flannery, Daisy, Mars, Liza, Miki, Aya, and others in the series, and Neesha, Lisa, Rebecca, Bianca and Oakley in the movies, along with several others. She's also the voice of Lina Inverse from Slayers and was Amy Rose until recently.

Rival sounds like Sean Schemmel, who voiced Jimmy, Morrison, Lucario, Cyrus, and various others in the anime...and also Goku, which makes his "I'M GONNA RAGE" line hilarious. I can't unsee him going Super Sayain now, and his already wild hair doesn't help >>;

You are correct, Mei's voice is Lisa Ortiz. Jason Griffith voices Cheren and Sean Schemmel voices the rival (Hugh).

PlatinumDude
August 8th, 2012, 09:19 PM
Urrgg, Elesa's VA made her scene seem soo dull, her JP VA did a better job.


I have a feeling that Elesa was still voiced by Eileen Stevens in the dubbed trailer.

Also, Bianca sounds different in the trailer than in Best Wishes; I was kind of expecting Erica Schroder/Bella Hudson to voice her there. I wonder who voiced Bianca this time around?

Colress gave me the Dan Green vibe though.

Cheren sounded a bit like Cilan, only a bit deeper too.

awolfsquared
August 9th, 2012, 12:29 AM
The same guy who voiced Goku, voicing Hugh? That doesn't seem to fit. "Hey, heads up, I'm about to unleash my rage." is probably the worse part of the whole thing cause he sounds too serious and I can't stop thinking of Goku.
Elesa sounds too emotionless, should of just went with Eileen Stevens who voiced her in the anime dub.
Whoever voices Bianca in this in my opinion does a better job than Erica Schroeder/Bella Hudson does in the actual anime.
I might be the only one who likes N's voice. It's exactly how I hear N when playing the game except a slightly deeper tone.

Hikamaru
August 9th, 2012, 01:04 AM
Cheren sounded a bit like Cilan, only a bit deeper too.

You are right, cos it was Jason Griffith who did Cheren's voice.

Bianca's voice sounded like Eileen Stevens to me, so I'm thinking it was her.

Hiroshi Sotomura
August 9th, 2012, 05:39 AM
I'm pretty sure it's Lisa Ortiz. She voiced Sabrina, Oshawott, Cassandra, Flannery, Daisy, Mars, Liza, Miki, Aya, and others in the series, and Neesha, Lisa, Rebecca, Bianca and Oakley in the movies, along with several others. She's also the voice of Lina Inverse from Slayers and was Amy Rose until recently.

Rival sounds like Sean Schemmel, who voiced Jimmy, Morrison, Lucario, Cyrus, and various others in the anime...and also Goku, which makes his "I'M GONNA RAGE" line hilarious. I can't unsee him going Super Sayain now, and his already wild hair doesn't help >>;

Funny, I distinguished her as soon as I heard her.

Dogasu (http://dogasu.bulbagarden.net)'s got a reason to be fed up with hearing 4Kids (for when they dubbed the show) have her play the guest female character again and again. Perhaps she needs to try a... different voice?

Kanto_Johto
August 9th, 2012, 01:55 PM
"Hey, heads up, I'm about to unleash my rage." - That's his catchphrase? That's his catchphrase? It's terrible!

Yeah, compared to the Japanese version, the dub was terrible. I guess that was to be expected though.