Black and White are around a month away from being released in English (along with French, German, Spanish, Italian…) – So the news about various features of the game are going to keep coming over the next few weeks.
First up is news about the Dream World. This feature sees you uploading a pokemon to a website where you can catch more pokemon and grow berries. Well the guy in charge of the English version has said that to avoid the problems that the Japanese version had (so much demand on day one of release, it crashed) the English version of the Dream World won’t be up for about a month AFTER the games are released. We’ll let you know exactly when it’s up as soon as we know.
In other international news, Official Nintendo Magazine in the UK once more announced some more English names. Revealing info on the first gym, its located in Striaton City, the first gym varies in type depending on your starter. We already knew that if you start with Oshawott, you’ll be facing Cilan and his grass type Pansage, as he appears as one of Ash’s new travelling companions in the forthcoming Anime Series. Start with Snivy and you’ll be facing Chili and his fire type Pansear. And of course, start with Tepig and you’ll end up fighting Cress and his water type Panpour. You’ll get the Trio Badge for wining along with TM83 – Work Up (formerly Cheer Up).
The magazine also revealed some more Pokemon names (further confirming the leaked list). In relation to the first gym info, it mentions that while each leader uses its elemental monkey, all 3 use a Lillipup
This normal type pokemon is a great pokemon to start the game off with – get one as soon as you can.
Also mentioned was Tympole
A water type that evolves into a Water/Ground type – If you dont start with Oshawott this is the water type you want in your squad
And here’s Timburr
This fighting type is a good addition to your squad for the second gym, which specialises in normal type Pokemon – it’s located in another city the magazine revealed the name of: Nacrene City
Going beyond English names for Black and White things, details on the Celebi distrabution in the US has been revealed. Available from Gamestop stores between Febuary 21st and March 6th, the Celebi can be downloaded to any 4th Gen games. In HeartGold and SoulSilver, the Celebi will activate a Time Travel event while when its transferred to Black/White it will allow you to get a Zorua in Castelia City. No details on the UK distribution yet, but with only a few weeks to go we should hear something soon.
That’s all we have for now – we’ll bring you more when we learn it.