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Fifth Generation Are Pokémon slaves to humans? Team Plasma thinks so. Travel the Unova region and prove them wrong in Black & White, and then return two years later in Black2 & White2.

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Old May 15th, 2012 (9:32 AM).
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^ The official translation is city. It was on the US website, I believe.

Asper also means rough or uneven. So that could have something to do with a city being rougher than a town? I think the cloud/tree is more likely. I'm happy we get to start from a city, I just hope that there's more of a reason to come back to it. Otherwise, I dunno. It's just a cool gimmick.
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Old May 15th, 2012 (10:38 AM).
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I like the fact of starting in a city. Theres more to do and its a nice fresh change from starting in a quiet town.

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Old May 15th, 2012 (1:31 PM).
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I actually like the idea

Its about time we got a STARTER CITY i hope they have a good feature in this city so i can ACTUALLY revisit it
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Old May 15th, 2012 (4:42 PM).
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Asperita is such a nice name. I like that it's a city, maybe it will actually have a Poke Center now....
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Old May 16th, 2012 (11:46 AM).
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Well, this is a sequel, so they might just change things up a bit because this isn't square one anymore, and it's CONTINUING the story.
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Old May 16th, 2012 (1:24 PM).
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Asperita is such a nice name. I like that it's a city, maybe it will actually have a Poke Center now....
There is a Center, now! Which makes me very excited. c:
And I pretty much agree with droomph. This isn't some humble little town anymore in a humble little region. Things have happened, people have moved on, this place needs to be juiced up a bit, and what better way to do that than with the characters beginning in a city?
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Old May 16th, 2012 (3:12 PM).
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Are you guys really still in denial about the starting area being a city?

I mean, even to the point that the fact it's been localised as a city isn't enough? (And yes, it's being localised as a city. No doubt, because it was always a city.)
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Old May 16th, 2012 (3:27 PM).
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^Exactly! Accept it as a city! It's going to be translated into a city. It has all of the requirements of being a city. It is indeed a city. Which I don't understand why everyone is so angry about that. D:
Each game is about changing something in the Pokemon world, and one of those chains this time around is the starting place of your character is a city. Why is that so horrible? I find it amazing that I can finally trade out one of my Pokemon for my flier after I beat the E4 right in my hometown, as opposed to fighting off hundreds of Patrats just to get to Accumula and then to just fly out of there as well. Plus the option of getting Full Restores and Ultra Balls from the Center near your home is pretty boss, too.
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Old May 16th, 2012 (3:40 PM).
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thats quite interresting and it will stir up a lot of conversation, i like the concept of starting in a city.
I am a bit iffy on it but im looking forward to seeing how it turns out!


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Old May 16th, 2012 (7:00 PM).
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City people! The bright lights, the busy hustle! No hillbillies! (No offense rural people) Every time I started up my a game I expected a Miltank to leap at my sprite. Or the random Zigzagoon to ambush us. Poor Prof.Birch...
Anyways... Asperita city (that's the name, right?) seems like nice place to start. No enclosing forests or rabid Pokemon in sight, right? Hopefully, this city will have some new, unique features as Aquarius1997 said. Its our hometown! homecity! We need a reason to visit it! And don't give me the whole "I wanna see mom!" reason. Our homecity is supposed to be awesome. At the very least a Game Corner/Casino should be in the City. Or a necessary building. Like a Pokemon Center! (Kudos to Jellicent♀ and Zayphora)
Maybe the Professor's Lab will look like an actual Lab as opposed to the large, imposing building. I haven't seen the artwork for our house, yet. It better be an epic crib that I would want to pointlessly walk around in.
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City people! The bright lights, the busy hustle! No hillbillies! (No offense rural people) Every time I started up my a game I expected a Miltank to leap at my sprite. Or the random Zigzagoon to ambush us. Poor Prof.Birch...
Anyways... Asperita city (that's the name, right?) seems like nice place to start. No enclosing forests or rabid Pokemon in sight, right? Hopefully, this city will have some new, unique features as Aquarius1997 said. Its our hometown! homecity! We need a reason to visit it! And don't give me the whole "I wanna see mom!" reason. Our homecity is supposed to be awesome. At the very least a Game Corner/Casino should be in the City. Or a necessary building. Like a Pokemon Center! (Kudos to Jellicent♀ and Zayphora)
Maybe the Professor's Lab will look like an actual Lab as opposed to the large, imposing building. I haven't seen the artwork for our house, yet. It better be an epic crib that I would want to pointlessly walk around in.
I like your thinking and i agree completely, with the new city coming up its sure to have something facinating to catch everybodys eye


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Old May 16th, 2012 (8:08 PM).
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Didn't they say that the hometown only had the Trainer School and a Pokemon Center? I don't think there is anything else in the city. Its pretty small when they showed it in the previews. Lancousa Town is larger than it from what I've seen.
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Old May 17th, 2012 (1:23 AM).
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I don't mind the idea of starting in Asperita City. I'm just glad I'll be able to beat the Pokémon League with a Pokémon without fly without having to run to the next town/city (usually finding some annoying wild Pokémon along the way) to use the PC.
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Old May 17th, 2012 (5:22 AM).
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People were seriously getting their knickers in a twist over starting in a town or a city? Jeez. Lighten up... It's certainly a nice change, I'll give it that, and the added benefit of more stuff to - hopefully - do in the beginning is also a plus.
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