THERE IS NO "NORMAL" OR "LEGENDARY" VERSION ANYMORE. THE DOWNLOADS OFFERED HAVE ALL 649.
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Pokémon Blaze Black and Pokémon Volt White are edits of the regular Pokémon Black and White versions which self-contain all 649 Pokémon, allowing a player a large amount of variety. In addition, BB/VW also have edited trainers, an increased difficulty level, improvements to many Pokémon and more. They are the spiritual successor of my two other hacks, Pokémon Fire Red Omega and Pokémon Spirit Gold. Blaze Black and Volt White were also - with one minor exception - the first of their kind to be made.
I should mention that with the exception of things normally different between Black and White such as Black City, White Forest, the legendary focus and the appearance of Opelucid City, the two games are identical.
With the extra amounts of Black and White hacks cropping up now, Blaze Black and Volt White has lost its main edge in being the only hack of its kind. I'd like to say that it being the first means something, but unfortunately it really doesn't in the long run. The main reason for playing Blaze Black and Volt White would be its dedication to the original games; with one or two exceptions the main Pokémon of a Gym Leader or Elite Four member does NOT change, and themes (including type and general appearance) are kept as best as possible. Things must make some degree of sense, or they won't be found in this hack. Most of the time.
These two also offer some "what ifs?" What if Flareon got Flare Blitz? What if Delibird actually had some stats? What if Weavile was given Technician? What if Gallade had kept Trace? What if the Gothitelle line actually had a Dark-typing? Just how broken would a Dragon-type Serperior with Contrary be? How about a Samurott with Shell Smash? (Between you and me, they are broken as hell!)
The game also tries to have as many Pokémon available early as possible, while still keeping them in appropriate places. There's a couple odd balls that are late such as Torkoal or Stunfisk as they were tough to place, but the majority are available before the sixth badge is up, and the majority of them are available at Nimbasa City or prior.
Blaze Black and Volt White also offer a 'clean' version, which is a relatively blank slate, keeping the 649 hack but eliminating all of the Pokémon changes. This is useful for the purist, and it's something no other hack has, as far as I'm aware.
If you're looking for a challenge designed by someone who thinks they know the Pokémon games in and out (and considering my ridiculous amount of knowledge about them and my three walkthroughs, I certainly hope I do!) then this is the hack to try. If you're looking for an incredibly difficult challenge... I'd recommend a different one. Although this one has its fair share of annoyances, too.
Can I see some screenshots of the hack?
Certainly. Open the spoiler below to see them. These mostly just show some of the first bits; you'll have to play it to see the rest!
Credits and Gratitude
Version 3.04 (18th November, 2011)
- Some trainers corrected, notably the manga cameo trainers.
- Juniper & TM79 problems fixed.
- New moves added to the following Pokémon: Gastly, Drowzee, Spinarak, Misdreavus, Mawile, Shuppet, Chimecho, Duskull, Stunky, Meowth, Volbeat, Illumise, Alakazam, Rotom, Spiritomb.
Version 3.03 (23rd September, 2011) / 3.03b (25th September, 2011) / 3.03c (25th September, 2011)
- Magby / Magmar now wild in Route 7.
- Gothitelle and Reuniclus now wild in Route 9.
- Mamoswine now wild in Giant Chasm.
- Leavanny and Unfezant wild in Route 6.
- Rattata and Raticate now learn TM01, Hone Claws.
- Hitmonchan now learns Drain Punch at Level 36.
- Lenora rematch text fixed.
- Roughneck Johnny fixed.
- Happiny evolution method fixed (b).
- "Diamond"'s team fixed. (b)
- Chili rematch fixed. (b)
- Lenora rematch text ACTUALLY fixed. ©
- Regigigas actually available. ©
Version 3.02 (31st August, 2011)
- Numerous Pokémon have had some level up moves fixed, including Wartortle, Blastoise, and Samurott.
- Keldeo now learns Secret Sword at Level 1.
- Meloetta now learns Relic Song at Level 1.
- Typhlosion now learns ThunderPunch at Level 1.
- Persian now learns Water Pulse and Icy Wind at Level 1, and Snarl by TM.
- Absorb is now 30 power. Mega Drain is now 50 power.
- Pin Missile, Arm Thrust, Comet Punch and Spike Cannon are now 25 power.
- Tyranitar's ability has been fixed.
- Morimoto no longer attacks himself.
- Problems with trainers having missing/extra Pokémon have been fixed.
- Drayden's rematch has been fixed.
Version 3.01 (13th August, 2011)
- Duplicate moves out of Arbok to be on the safe side.
- Fixed the problem with the trainers that give you berries.
- Bianca's duplicate Musharna fixed.
- Problem between a trainer's dialogue and roster corrected.
- Fixed the problem that made Cheren attack you.
- Rotom-H's incorrect statistics fixed.
- Level up move errors fixed on Ponyta, Rapidash and Samurott.
- Gave Drowzee/Hypno some extra things to work with.
- Emolga now learns HM02, Fly.
- Aerial Ace, Faint Attack, Magical Leaf and Swift are now 60 power again.
Version 3.0 (7th August, 2011)
- Wild Pokémon and Trainers have been redone. Wilds are mostly the same with some new additions here and there, trainer rosters have been redone entirely.
- There is now a greater variety of battle types; in fighting the Gym Leaders, Elite Four and Rivals you will find a mix of Single, Double, Triple and Rotation Battles.
- There are now level up move changes for 600+ Pokémon.
- Further enhancements and reconsiderations to the 649 Pokémon have been done.
- Further TM/HM compatibility changes have been performed.
- A couple more items have had their locations swapped around, and the text edited as necessary.
- Gym Leader rematches have been added in the form of disguised leaders in eastern Unova. Careful where you step!
- Bugs such as the Slowking evolution problem have been fixed.
- Trainers and Vicitni's level on Liberty Island have now been edited.
- Legendaries have returned to being found rarely in different places around the region.
- There are now a small number of Wild Pokémon differences between Blaze Black and Volt White. Specifically, it's to do with the two originally version exclusive legendaries, and the colours of Shellos, Gastrodon and Basculin.
- Further attack changes have been done.
- The Clean version of the hack has returned.
- The Documentation is now full of images, making it look better than before.
- There are new documents detailing the level up move changes and the rosters of the regular trainers up to Ghetsis.
- The Important Trainer Rosters document now details the battle type, rewards and new teams of the important cast.
- Support has been added for the Liberty Ticket and National Dex in the downloads.
The Full version of the hack is the whole thing; the Wild changes, the trainer changes, the Pokemon changes, the item changes, absolutely everything. The Clean version takes out some of the content, so that the actual Pokemon, their level up moves and attacks are left unchanged. Trainers are edited from their Full version counterparts to clear up any inconsistencies done through adding new techniques in the Full version.
You will need a ROM of Black or White to use the patches found in the downloads, which you will have to find on your own. It must be either English European or American, though.