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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 January 27th, 2013, 02:46 AM
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I am getting back into Pokemon after many years, not played since Sapphire and Ruby, I have ordered a 3DS and Black 2, what is a good starter Pokemon?

Also I forgot, how long is the leveling up process?
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Old January 27th, 2013, 02:54 AM
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I am getting back into Pokemon after many years, not played since Sapphire and Ruby, I have ordered a 3DS and Black 2, what is a good starter Pokemon?

Also I forgot, how long is the leveling up process?
Here's my thoughts on each starter:

Snivy has terrible offenses and is built more for defensive roles. Unfortunately it struggles a lot in the early game due to so many Bug and Poison-types present for most of the early game.

Tepig is okay, but it doesn't learn many good moves until it reaches its final stage Emboar, when it gets Hammer Arm and Flamethrower and it's also the slowest of the bunch with low defenses but good HP.

Oshawott is the best of the bunch, since it has decent stats and learns moves at the right time, also unlike the other two, there are less Water-types it can compete with in the earlier parts of the game (i.e. not many other Pokemon that could replace it until later on) and it can run mixed attacking sets well.

My advice would probably choose Oshawott, but it's up to you.

Also, each starter evolves at Level 17 then again at Level 36.
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Old January 27th, 2013, 02:55 AM
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Thank you, I suppose I will catch some Pokemon along my travels, how long does it take to level up nowadays?
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Old January 27th, 2013, 03:16 AM
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I personally think Oshawott might be the best choice, because it could learn powerful moves like Ice Beam (via TM, to counter Grass-types) and Revenge. For me, leveling up depends on what level your opponent Pokemon is. I remember raising a level 5 Pokemon to level 20 in 3 matches when battling a level 50 Pokemon (by Exp. Share).
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Old January 27th, 2013, 03:19 AM
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OK great, it's just I wanted to know how long it would be until I can catch some real powerful Pokemon
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Old January 27th, 2013, 04:28 AM
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What Wind Heart was saying about EXP gain is because, in 5th Generation the EXP gained is now calculated on the difference between your Pokemon's level and the opponent's. You necessarily gain more EXP against higher-level opponents.

There is an easy way to gain EXP, on any route with tall grass (except Route 19) you can find Audino in shaking patches of grass. Just run around when outside of the grass and then a patch will spawn and shake. Get into the shaking patch and you'll find a Pokemon, most of the time it is Audino, and they look like this:


Fight loads and loads of Audino and you'll gain massive EXP, this gets even easier once you get the Lucky Egg from Professor Juniper in Celestial Tower on Route 7. The Lucky Egg doubles the amount of EXP gained for the Pokemon that is holding it.
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Old January 27th, 2013, 04:35 AM
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Thanks for the help yet again, I just can't wait for my 3DS and B2 to arrive, only two days!

I am going to start with Tepig or Oshawott, any Pokemon on my travels I should catch which would be useful later in the game?
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Old January 27th, 2013, 06:37 AM
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Thanks for the help yet again, I just can't wait for my 3DS and B2 to arrive, only two days!

I am going to start with Tepig or Oshawott, any Pokemon on my travels I should catch which would be useful later in the game?
There are many pokes to choose from in bw2 here are som examples that are some of my faves i only write down the 1st stages here:
growlithe, riolu, staryu, magnemite, drilbur, darumaka and manymany more check here for list of all pokes in bw2:

http://serebii.net/black2white2/unovadex.shtml

note that the event legends dosent exist in the game except for keldeo who is up on wifi now until 12feb
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Old January 27th, 2013, 08:02 AM
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(Repost from up there, cause it was skipped...again )
Quick Question (please provide a how-to if possible):

I heard somewhere that you can upload your VS Recorder battle videos to a computer.
Is this possible? If so, How?
(Black 2)

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Old January 27th, 2013, 08:07 AM
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Is there anyway to get Kyogre?

Like trade via WiFi?

I miss that Pokemon and have not got my old games anymore and I don't know anyone near me who plays Pokemon.
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Old January 27th, 2013, 08:22 AM
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I have one that i can trade you. Add my FC and we can go from there.


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Old January 27th, 2013, 08:49 AM
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From what I know, Battle Videos on the VS Recorder can be uploaded to the GTS, and be viewed through the friend codes in-game. Currently there is no way to view them on a PC through any official means.
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Old January 27th, 2013, 09:02 AM
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I have one that i can trade you. Add my FC and we can go from there.

Regards, Chris
Aha, will add it when I get the game Tuesday

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Old January 27th, 2013, 09:39 AM
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So I want to get Black 2 and White 2 with the special Dream World Sinnoh starter code. I was wondering if Walmart is also selling the special copies on their website as well as in-store. Has anyone gotten one of those copies from ordering online, or can they only be purchased in-store only?
From what I've read, not all Walmart locations are running the event ("participating locations"). I believe you have to go in, as there can be no guarantee when you buy online that you are getting this event. It's a specially marked package, and online most likely does not carry that.

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Old January 28th, 2013, 08:55 PM
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What area of the DW can I find a poliwag? Also is it possible to breed its ability?
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Old January 28th, 2013, 09:06 PM
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What area of the DW can I find a poliwag? Also is it possible to breed its ability?
It's found in the Pleasant Forest, and it can be obtained with either gender so yes, it is possible to breed its Hidden Ability.
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Old January 28th, 2013, 09:14 PM
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To add to what Hikari said, it's possible to breed DW Poliwag, but only the females get to pass down the ability, not the males.
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Old January 28th, 2013, 09:30 PM
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To add more, you cannot breed with a Ditto, or you'll never get the DW ability.
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Old January 29th, 2013, 02:11 PM
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Is it impossible in B2/W2 to breed Hydro Pump or Scald onto a Dragonite? I know that in 2003, Nintendo had an event for a Dratini that knew Hydro Pump and the event was held in the New York Pokemon Center; sucks for me because I'm from New York City. Do those kind of Dratini's exist on DS games? Or were they only in in GBC/GBA?
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Old January 29th, 2013, 02:42 PM
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Is it impossible in B2/W2 to breed Hydro Pump or Scald onto a Dragonite? I know that in 2003, Nintendo had an event for a Dratini that knew Hydro Pump and the event was held in the New York Pokemon Center; sucks for me because I'm from New York City. Do those kind of Dratini's exist on DS games? Or were they only in in GBC/GBA?
The Hydro Pump Dragonite is GBC exclusive, sadly. And Dragonte can't even learn Scald. It does learn Surf, though.
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Old January 29th, 2013, 04:13 PM
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I have the first 2 black and white games... are the 2's worth getting as well? cause I thought pokemon wise, they both have the same types of Pokémon, right?
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Old January 29th, 2013, 04:25 PM
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I have the first 2 black and white games... are the 2's worth getting as well? cause I thought pokemon wise, they both have the same types of Pokémon, right?
B/W have 156 Pokemon. B2W2 have 300 Pokemon. Pokemon are different in the games. Unlike before, the Sequels have different stories rather than a combined rehash of the original story.
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Old January 29th, 2013, 04:27 PM
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I have the first 2 black and white games... are the 2's worth getting as well? cause I thought pokemon wise, they both have the same types of Pokémon, right?
Personally, I like my Pokemon Black 2 more than my Pokemon White. It has more cities, and the story is a bit longer, so it's better IMO.

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The Hydro Pump Dragonite is GBC exclusive, sadly. And Dragonte can't even learn Scald. It does learn Surf, though.
Thanks for the information. Would you prefer Surf over the other two?

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Old January 29th, 2013, 05:05 PM
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Old January 29th, 2013, 05:23 PM
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What are opinions on using Cell Battery on pokemon? Does it negate the attack or justs ups attack?
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Description

Raises the holder's Attack stat by one stage when it is hit by an Electric-type move. The item is consumed after use. It does not grant immunity to Electric-type moves. If held by a Pokemon with Volt Absorb or Lightningrod, the ability will activate first if an Electric-type move is used, so the item's effect will not activate, unless the holder's ability is changed.

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Cell Battery is a pretty poor choice, all things considered. It's a one-time use item, which is annoying, and the boost it provides is removed on switching out. You can get the exact same boost with Choice Band, but without an activation cost, or if you don't like being unable to switch moves you can always opt for Life Orb. Simply put, Cell Battery will almost never be as useful as most other, more common competitive items.
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