View Full Version : B2/W2: What are you doing to prepare?

April 13th, 2012, 4:10 PM
In-game or in real life, what are you doing to prepare for the release of Black 2 and White 2?

I just pre-ordered both Black 2 and White 2, got the quickest shipping available. I also just bought a green DSi LL (LL is the Japanese XL) so I can play it. Total cost? $400.

Having a job and living in your mom's basement has its perks.

I am also transferring all my Pokemon to my White version for easy transfer. Plan to use my Shiny Exeggcute in my first playthrough. I am going to try to avoid major spoilers too.

au bon
April 13th, 2012, 4:23 PM
I said in another thread that the characters (mainly the rival, who I clearly prefer to the protagonists based on my theme) completely rejuvenate my desire to play Pokémon. I've picked up my DS and finally get around through playing play through #6 or whatever it was of my White version. I've decided I'm going to catch them all in this play though (first time doing that since the original generation), because I think that's a good way to hold me off until they're nearing release in America.

April 13th, 2012, 4:25 PM
Trading with Nick I realized I only caught about 20 Pokémon in B/W overall. This is pretty sad, so I was thinking to prepare myself for these games - and do something instead of getting impatient for them to be released, I'd complete the full Unova dex.

April 13th, 2012, 4:30 PM
I think I'll restart my white. I havent played it in forever.

And save up my money for the games. I think I might buy both versions this time. I never buy both.

April 13th, 2012, 4:31 PM
I'm building my team. not planning on using a single pokemon i catch in bw2, going to use my starter, and five eggs to do my battles. everyone else is just filling up the dex.

April 13th, 2012, 4:52 PM
Trying to beat White before then. But considering I was a good 45 hours into Black before I got rid of it, and only up to the sixth Gym and in the process of grinding, that likely wont happen :P

April 13th, 2012, 5:40 PM
I have a 3DS and all my teamsters are in White already, so there's nothing meta to do.
I might prepare a level 5 monster to use as a starter... maybe a Nidoran♂ in honour of my Poison monotype run in Blue, which I should be done with by then.

April 13th, 2012, 5:45 PM
Planning to pre-order at GameStop sometime this summer. GameStop generally has it the day it comes out, and I hate waiting on it to get to you during shipping.

I don't have anything else to prepare with other than get Pokemon Conquest in between, which would help occupy me until the US release.

April 13th, 2012, 5:46 PM
Not doing anything other than speculating. :3 Don't really need to play White to be ready for Unova again, I just wait the release to come already. ;__; Posting here definitely excites me though!!

April 13th, 2012, 5:58 PM
I have my pre-order all set, and I too also got the quickest shipping available. So, I'm stoked. Also, I'll probably try to complete the Unova Dex as well. As I do have both versions.

April 13th, 2012, 6:28 PM
I reading up on all these ridiculous speculation threads to get my hopes impossibly high :D Can't wait for this though.

April 13th, 2012, 7:05 PM
I'll just keep coming back here getting overhyped about thier arrival while speculating like nearly everyone else here.

Want to pre-order, but don't trust myself with money at that point. In White I'm training some Pokemon (which I was already in the process of doing). Not only that, I will try to get off my ass and actually complete the National Pokedex; haven't done so since Emerald.

April 13th, 2012, 7:08 PM
Agreed, staying up to date on all of the news definitely helps me get prepared to know what I'm about to expect. 8)

April 13th, 2012, 9:33 PM
I plan to get a job by this summer or at least before the fall in order to pre-order it with my own money. And if I can't the money in time to pre-order then at least by the English release date. Now knowing that the Unova dex has over 300 Pokemon both new and older ones, I've been sort of planning out my team. Knowing that Mareep and Eevee are gonna be in it, I know it will probably have an Umbreon and an Ampharos.

April 13th, 2012, 9:58 PM
Staying up to date and really just waiting. Plus setting aside a separate budget for them always makes it a bit easier.

Wings Don't Cry
April 13th, 2012, 10:03 PM
I'm going to buy Pokemon Conquest and save up for a 3DS and the game also I'm probably going to do some studying for my external exams. I might also buy a new copy of FFXII since my current one is no longer working and then try to get the Tournesol.

After all that is done the game should be out and I'll go pick it up on release day and take my DSi with me so I can start the game on the bus.

Hiroshi Sotomura
April 13th, 2012, 10:15 PM
Why did only one person suggest eggs?

If we can't trade eggs over for whatever obscure reason, I'm more than happy to start fresh. So I'll just listen to B/W music for the next two months, sporadically play Black, and breed a casual battle team.

April 13th, 2012, 10:18 PM
The only way I'm preparing is just keeping up to date with the news! I love this time before a games release with all the news coming. Its so exciting! I have to admit, I think Im actually quite happy they didn't reveal any info until just this past week as it seems we'll be getting LOTS and LOTS of news in the next 2 months which should be very exciting considering its all going to come so fast!

April 13th, 2012, 10:35 PM
Follow the coverage going on and staying up to date with the most recent happenings is my way of preparing. Then when all the info is out there on the table, processing the info and thinking which is the best team that would fit me and at one point can I obtain these said pokemon.

April 13th, 2012, 11:09 PM
Well coming here for starters, going to purchase games from other gens to take some of the time away, getting my ultimate team together, collecting ribbons for some of my pokemon, and probably take on the battle subway!

April 13th, 2012, 11:16 PM
Well I might start breeding some Pokemon up. I'm pre ordering White 2 tomorrow but if I get enough Money saved up I might buy me a new DSLite(Mines hinge holding the top screen broke), even though I own a DSPhat, I just don't like how dark it is compared to the other models.

But I might playthrough one game from each gen to pass the time.

OmegaRuby and AlphaSapphire
April 13th, 2012, 11:20 PM
Speculating, and trying to fill in my White's National dex (Only missing 30 Pokemon, most of which are legendaries)...but mostly Speculating

April 14th, 2012, 2:06 AM
I also just bought a green DSi LL (LL is the Japanese XL) so I can play it.

Am I not gonna be able to play them on a regular DS ?

April 14th, 2012, 2:17 AM
Am I not gonna be able to play them on a regular DS ?

You can - they work on any DS. :)

Also to prepare for the games I might start using the Dream World again. I was just thinking about it, and I figure getting involved in a part of the originals might help me better relate to the sequels.

BZW Golem
April 14th, 2012, 2:35 AM

Well, I don't feel like preparing in any way, I think that simply buying it and playing it is all I will need :3
I don't want to spoil too much >.>

Oh, sorry, I forgot that I have to prepare the cash xD

April 14th, 2012, 2:37 AM
In real life? My preorder's mostly set, aside from the possibility of me moving house to Singapore later this year, perhaps later than the release date. :P

As for in-game... nope, I don't prepare :P I treat the games as if they were completely isolated until I finish them.

April 14th, 2012, 2:37 AM
To prepare for B2W2, I'm just gonna play through my White again and make sure I've got a completed file before White 2 comes out. Unfortunately I lost my save data with all my migrated Pokemon from both my GBA games and my Gen 4 games. So my own little preparation is to re-complete all my games before White 2 comes out and catch as many Pokemon as I can, just to have a sorta stock built up.
Oh yeah, I totally have to save money for it too, but I'll probably have it when release day rolls around.

April 14th, 2012, 2:44 AM
Not doing anything other than speculating. :3 Don't really need to play White to be ready for Unova again, I just wait the release to come already. ;__; Posting here definitely excites me though!!

I'm pretty much the same :3

April 14th, 2012, 2:52 AM
Well I've already completed Black fully so I haven't got anything to do. I suppose I could always fall back on my idea to complete every Pokémon game ever. That could take me a pretty long time.

I'm jut going to pre-order B2 ASAP and prevent myself from looking up anything about it starting April 16th.

April 14th, 2012, 3:24 AM
Well there is only 70 days until the games are released in Japan so it's not really that much of a wait in comparison to other waiting games, I'll probably play through Black or something.

Elite Overlord LeSabre™
April 14th, 2012, 10:08 AM
Download fan art of the cute new B2/W2 Pokemon girl. And maybe contemplate who I want to train. And keep checking the news. After the character design leaks I'm suddenly much more excited for these new games, but I guess I can wait to see what else they'll include.

IRL, I'll continue to look for work so I can, you know, afford these games when they come out :P Oh yeah, and more anime lol