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Players return to the region of Unova for Pokémon Black Version 2, the sequel to Pokémon Black Version. The story takes place two years after the events of the previous game. This time there are new locations available, and the game includes Pokémon from earlier games as well as the new ones introduced in Pokémon Black and White. A total of 277 Pokémon can be caught in this game.

Two years have passed since the events of Pokémon Black Version. You are a new Pokémon trainer in Aspertia City, just starting on your journey. Team Plasma hasn't been seen for the last two years, and everything's back to normal...or so it seems. Eventually, you run into Plasma grunts and learn that Team Plasma never broke up at all. The hero of the previous game has left Unova, and it's up to you and your best friend to stop them.

Some changes have been made to Unova. One of the Gym Leaders from the previous games was replaced by an NPC also from those games. Two new Gym leaders debut, as Cilan, Chili, Cress, and Brycen temporarily retire from their Gyms, so two new Badges are introduced (the previous ones cannot be obtained). Pokéstar Studios allows you to star in your own movies. The Pokémon World Tournament (PWT) allows you to battle against all regional Champions and Gym Leaders (except Koga), and also has a download feature that allows you to download tournament data for special events, such as the real Pokémon World Championships, so you can play against computer opponents based on the contestants.


Pokémon Black Version 2 Nintendo DS Title screen
Pokémon Black Version 2 Nintendo DS Watching a Pokéstar Studios movie I acted in.
Pokémon Black Version 2 Nintendo DS Like most things in the Pokémon world, the movies tend to revolve around battling.
Pokémon Black Version 2 Nintendo DS The Unova region has been expanded since its first appearance in <i>Pokémon Black Version</i> and <i>White Version</i>. Among the new areas is a sewer system under Castelia City.

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Alternate Titles

  • "Pokémon: Version Noire 2" -- French title
  • "Pokémon: Versione Nera 2" -- Italian title
  • "Pokémon: Schwarze Edition 2" -- German title
  • "Pokémon: Edición Negra 2" -- Spanish title
  • "Pocket Monsters: Black 2" -- Japanese title
  • "ポケットモンスター ブラック 2" -- Japanese spelling

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Tech-Gaming Oct 25, 2012 A- 91
Cubed3 Oct 12, 2012 9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars 90
GamezGeneration Oct 18, 2012 9 out of 10 90
Pocket Gamer UK Oct 01, 2012 9 out of 10 90
Mag'64 Nov 04, 2012 86 out of 100 86 Oct 16, 2012 17 out of 20 85
NintendoWorldReport Oct 01, 2012 8.5 out of 10 85 Oct 20, 2012 8 out of 10 80
Gaming Age Nov 07, 2012 B 75
GameSpot Oct 03, 2012 6.5 out of 10 65


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Michael Cassidy (17479) added Pokémon Black Version 2 (Nintendo DS) on Jan 31, 2013