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November 28, 2010

Pokemon Black and White Starter English Names

November 23, 2010

PokemonBlackandWhite.com has announced the English names for the Isshu region and starters, as you can see below. Interesting names, aren’t they? The Japanese names of the starter Pokemon were first revealed by us on May 12th, which was over six months ago. It wasn’t too long ago we were all in shock of how ugly Mijumaru was!
Grass-type Tsutarja: Snivy (Snake + Ivy)
Fire-type Pokabu: Tepig (Tepid + Pig)
Water-type Mijumaru: Oshawott (Ocean + Water + Otter?)
Isshu region: Unova Region (Either letters from “United States ‘OV’ America,” since Isshu is based off our country, or from the Latin words “Unum” + “Nova,” which mean “One New.”)
Zekrom will be known as the Deep Black Pokemon with the Teravolt ability.
Reshiram will be known as the Vast White Pokemon with the Turboblaze ability.

Three New ‘Black’ and ‘White Collection’ Cards + One Promo

November 21, 2010

Three new cards have been revealed from Black Collection and White Collection, the two 53-card sets that will make up Japan’s first Black and White set. Kurumiru (1/53) is from Black Collection while Darumakka (#5/53) and Mijumaru (#11/53) are from White Collection. A few other cards from the sets have already been revealed, such as Tsutarja and Jalorda. As posted before, the sets will be released on December 17th in Japan; booster packs will come with only five cards, but for just 158 yen each (less than two bucks).

Additionally, if you buy a booster box of the sets from a store hosting a Gym Challenge tournament, you will receive a holographic Zoroark promo card. Translations of all the new cards are below courtesy of Bangiras!

Kurumiru from Black Collection Darumakka from White Collection Mijumaru from White Collection Zoroark Promo Card

Kurumiru – Grass – HP40
Basic Pokemon

[C] Tackle: 10 damage.
[G] String Shot: Flip a coin, if heads the opponent’s Active Pokemon is now Paralyzed.

Weakness: Fire (x2)
Resistance: none
Retreat: 1


Darumakka – Fire – HP70
Basic Pokemon

[R] Scorch: The opponent’s Active Pokemon is now Burned.
[C][C] Rollout: 20 damage.

Weakness: Water (x2)
Resistance: none
Retreat: 2


Mijumaru – Water – HP60
Basic Pokemon

[W][C] Shell Blade: 20 damage. Flip a coin, if heads this attack does an additional 20 damage.

Weakness: Lightning (x2)
Resistance: none
Retreat: 1


Zoroark – Darkness – HP100
Stage 1 – Evolves from Zorua

[D] Nasty Plot: Choose any 1 card from your deck and put it in your hand. Shuffle your deck afterward.
[C][C] Counterfeit: Choose 1 of your opponent’s Active Pokemon’s attacks, and use it as this attack.

Weakness: Fighting (x2)
Resistance: Psychic (-20)
Retreat: 1

Ken Sugimori Artwork of Cobalon, Terrakion, Virizon, Tornelos, Voltolos, and Landlos

November 21, 2010

Ken Sugimori artwork of many Black and White Pokemon have been leaking today, but the two Legendary Trios deserve their own news story! Below you can see Ken Sugimori’s rendition of Cobalon (Steel/Fighting), Terrakion (Rock/Fighting), and Virizon (Grass/Fighting) as well as Tornelos (Flying), Voltolos (Electric/Flying), and Landlos (Ground/Flying). The Pokemon will most likely keep their Japanese names for the English release.

The first three are based off the main characters from The Three Musketeers, with Cobalon being the father-figure or “leader” of the group, Terrakion being the strongest, and Virizion being the most feminine. Keldeo, the Water/Fighting horse that most likely won’t be revealed for several years, is their fourth member, the youngest, and the protagonist of the story.

The second trio, which are all male, are what we would now call the “Cloud Trio” and are based off Buddhist deities. Tornelos is based off Fuujin, the god of wind, while Voltolos is based off Raijin, the god of thunder – these are considered a duo in Japanese mythology. Landlos is based off Tsuchijin, which is not actually a classical deity, but a character who sometimes appears in modern media to accompany the other two since it seems like a logical extension of the other two (sky and earth). This is why Landlos is not with Tornelos and Voltolos in Pokedex order and why it has a different ability and stat distribution than the other two. Some fans have been referring to these three as the “Raijin Trio” (including us), but this is incorrect since only Voltolos is based off Raijin (it would be like calling the Kanto Birds the “Zapdos trio”). In mythology, Fuujin and Raijin are alternately portrayed as troublemaking demons (hence their Mischievous Heart ability), or as temple guardians who are so ferocious that they not only ward off evildoers, but scare apathetic people into becoming more devout. Considering that the Musketeer Trio fights humans too, it seems this generation has a theme regarding Pokemon versus humans. Thanks goes to Bangiras for researching this information!

 

  • Cobalon (638): A legendary Pokemon that fights humans in order to protect Pokemon. It has a serene nature.
  • Cobalon (638): It has a body and heart of steel. All it has to do is look, and even brutal Pokemon defer to it.
  • Terrakion (639): It battles humans in order to protect Pokemon that lost their habitats due to human wars.
  • Terrakion (639): It has the charging power to penetrate thick castle walls in a single shot. A Pokemon that’s mentioned in legends.
  • Virizion (640): A Pokemon that challenges humans to battle in order to protect its comrades. Its legend has been passed down for generations.
  • Virizion (640): The horn on its head is a sharp sword. It tosses its enemy with whirlwind like movements, then cuts it apart.
  • Tornelos (641): Its lower half is wrapped in a cloud like body of energy. It flies through the sky at 300 km/h.
  • Tornelos (641): The energy that flows from Torunerosu’s tail awakens huge storms. It has the power to blow away a house.
  • Voltolos (642): The lands Voltoros passes through are left with countless scars and scorch marks from the fallen thunder.
  • Voltolos (642): It launches electric attacks from the spike on its tail. It flies around in the skies of the Isshu Region dropping thunderbolts.
  • Landlos (645): Since the lands that Randorosu visits bear large harvests of crops, it’s called the god of agriculture.
  • Landlos (645): The energy that flows from its tail nourishes the soil, causing the crops to grow larger.

Japan’s World Qualifier Tournament’s Video Game Rules Announced

November 21, 2010

Black White Game Guide - Ken Sugimori Artwork of Raijin Trio, World Qualifier Rules

  • Only Pokemon from Isshu can be used (excluding Victini, Reshiram, Zekrom, Kyurem, Keldeo, Meloetta, and Genosect).
  • Each match is a double battle, though the amount of Pokemon each player will use in a match is not mentioned. It might be bring six Pokemon and use four in each match like in the past.
  • Pokemon should be Level 50. Pokemon higher than that will be lowered to 50, but Pokemon Level 49 and below will remain the same level.
  • You can’t use duplicate Pokemon or Items.
  • You can’t change your Pokemon, Items, etc. during the tournament.

Eight New Cards from ‘Black’ and ‘White Collection’ – Reshiram, Zekrom, etc.

November 21, 2010

 

Reshiram – Fire – HP130
Basic Pokemon

[C][C] Outrage: Does 20 damage plus an additional 10 damage times the number of damage counters on this Pokemon.
[R][R][C] Blue Flame: 120 damage. Choose 2 Fire Energy attached to this Pokemon and discard them.

Weakness: Water (x2)
Resistance: none
Retreat: 2


Zekrom – Lightning – HP130
Basic Pokemon

[C][C] Outrage: Does 20 damage plus an additional 10 damage times the number of damage counters on this Pokemon.
[L][L][C] Lightning Strike: 120 damage. This Pokemon also takes 40 damage.

Weakness: Fighting (x2)
Resistance: none
Retreat: 2


Shikijika – Grass – HP60
Basic Pokemon

[C] Double Kick: Flip 2 coins, this attack does 10 damage times the number of heads.
[G][C] Leech Seed: 20 damage. This Pokemon recovers 20 HP?

Weakness: Fire (x2)
Resistance: Water (-20)
Retreat: 1


Kumashun – Water – HP70
Basic Pokemon

[?] Powder Snow: 10 damage. Flip a coin, if heads the Defending Pokemon is now Paralyzed?
[?] ???

Weakness: Metal (x2)
Resistance: none
Retreat: 1


Shimama – Lightning – HP60
Basic Pokemon

[?] Stomp: 10 damage. Flip a coin, if heads this attack does an additional ??? damage.

Weakness: Fighting (x2)
Resistance: none
Retreat: 1


Shinporah – Psychic – HP90
Basic Pokemon

[P] Reflect: ???
[P][C][C] Telekinesis: ???

Weakness: Lightning (x2)
Resistance: Fighting (-20)
Retreat: 1


Leopardas – Darkness – HP80
Stage 1 Pokemon – Evolves from Choroneko

[?] Taunt: ?
[?] Sucker Punch: 30+ damage. Does 30 damage plus 20 more if there is a Darkness Energy attached.

Weakness: Fighting (x2)
Resistance: none
Retreat: 1


Meerhog – Colorless – HP90
Stage 1 Pokemon – Evolves from Minezumi

[?] Confuse Ray: ?
[?] Hyper Fang: 60 damage. Flip a coin, if tails this attack fails. [?]

Weakness: Fighting (x2)
Resistance: none
Retreat: 1

More B/W Ken Sugimori Artwork Revealed Through Game Guide

November 21, 2010

More Ken Segimori Art is revealed from the Pokemon Black and White Guide

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