View Full Version : B/W: New Weather?

June 12th, 2010, 12:02 PM
I debated for a little while about making this thread, but there IS one about Munma being foreshadowed, so...

I just noticed Zekrom's ability is called 'Terra Voltage'. This would seem to indicate electricity in the environment... perhaps we'll be getting thunderstorms in this generation? What do you guys think?

And what new weather conditions, if any, would you like to see? I'd like to see night supporting dark/ghost types... or maybe making pokemon stay asleep longer, with day making them wake up earlier?

June 12th, 2010, 1:14 PM
There is a prediction about this on Pokebeach, and I think it may be possible to alter the weather in black & white (like always) but...you would be able to use it to your advantage more possibly with items. See:

In previous games, either through moves or through abilities, players were able to alter the weather conditions of the battle field to boost certain types. For example, Groudon’s Drought summons sunlight, which boosts Fire-type moves by 50%. In Black and White, players will be able to collect certain items that alter the weather conditions of the battle field. Approximately twenty of these items will affect the weather conditions so that they will boost certain types (kind of like Stadium cards in the TCG?), with some types getting added bonuses depending on the item. As a side note, in today’s CoroCoro scans (http://www.pokecommunity.com/news/0610/corocoro-new-pokemon-4.jpg), there was a screenshot showing a new weather indicator (we overlooked it), which could give credence to this claim.

One example will be setting up a Poison Field, which causes all Poison-type attacks to gain 30% accuracy, Sludge Bomb to have a 100% poison rate, and the effects of Toxic Spikes’ poison to have an immediate effect.

June 12th, 2010, 1:37 PM
Wouldn't surprise me.
As the map of the new Region has a lot of different weather conditions.

June 12th, 2010, 1:55 PM
New weather could be interesting, as it would give competitive battling new strategies :D

Poison Field sounds.. strange.

June 12th, 2010, 2:00 PM
If they really go as far as adding a poison field type weather, then I think they probably will have a weather for each type.

Dominus Temporis
June 12th, 2010, 2:07 PM
I wouldn't put any stock in this info, the guy who "leaked" it in the first place also claimed there would be a Tauros evolution, whose picture was a fanmade evolution from deviantART... yeah.

Also, Terra Voltage sounds more to me like a "hit Ground with Electric moves" ability, and personally I wouldn't like any new weather, especially since Castform probably still wouldn't get new forms when it still needs them for Sandstorm/fog...

June 12th, 2010, 2:07 PM
don't like this idea imo

every route should have certain weather on days. rain on route 533982 on monday, calm tuesday

desert area would be calm with the sandstomrs on some days

June 12th, 2010, 2:11 PM
please no poison fields... sounds way to broken with the effects it would give

Pokémon Ranger ✩ Moriarty
June 12th, 2010, 2:35 PM
don't like this idea imo

every route should have certain weather on days. rain on route 533982 on monday, calm tuesday

desert area would be calm with the sandstomrs on some days

I like the idea of there being different weather on different days.

I just hope snow storms don't return, from Sinnoh. I hated that entire section of DPPt.

June 12th, 2010, 2:42 PM
I really like the idea of Thunderstorms. With a really low chance of getting struck by lightning, no matter what type you are? It would take like 1/3 of your health but the chance is like 5%, or 10% if you have Lightningrod ability. And SolarBeam would take 3 turns to charge.



Raises the speed of Flying-Type pokemon and raises special Flying-Type moves. You know, like Gust, Sky Attack, Air Slash, and then maybe some new moves.

June 12th, 2010, 2:48 PM
I think the idea sounds pretty cool, really, depending on its uses. Something like a really windy day or tornado would be interesting, it could reduce the accuracy of Fly, increase the gain from Tailwind, increase the power of Gust/Twister/what have you...

June 12th, 2010, 3:20 PM
The windy weather could also reduce the charge for Razor wind and sky attack. hmm?