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Pokémon: White Version (Nintendo DS)

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Pokémon White Version along with Pokémon Black Version mark the 5th generation of the main series. This version exclusively features the legendary Pokémon Zekrom. The player's objective, once again, is to collect all of the monsters and become the best trainer in the world. The player and two of his or her best friends get three Pokémon as presents from Professor Juniper, and each has to choose one. These are: fire-type Tepig, grass-type Snivy, and water-type Oshawott. Now a whole new world awaits the player to explore and all-new Pokémon to catch.

This generation marks a few significant changes to the tried formula. For the first time the Pokémon are fully animated during battles, along with new attack and status-change animations. The graphics have been polished and revamped, experimenting with a whole new 3D perspectives in certain areas. There are also two new types of battles: rotation battle in which you can swap between three Pokémon at any given time allowing for more strategy, and 3vs3 battles where three monsters fight alongside and help each other. Implemented are also changing seasons - certain seasons allow for different Pokémon to encounter and make some areas accessible only at a given time.

Aside from the legendary Pokémon to catch, choosing the version of the game gives you the opportunity to visit an exclusive area. The White Version features the green area of White Forest.


Pokémon: White Version Nintendo DS Title screen.

Alternate Titles

  • "Pokémon: Weisse Edition" -- German title
  • "Pokémon: Versione Bianca" -- Italian title
  • "Pokémon: Version Blanche" -- French title
  • "Pokémon: Edición Blanca" -- Spanish title
  • "Pocket Monsters: White" -- Japanese title
  • "ポケットモンスター ホワイト" -- Japanese spelling

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Despite the familiarity, it still might be the best Pokémon game ever Zokolov (66) 3.33 Stars3.33 Stars3.33 Stars3.33 Stars3.33 Stars

Critic Reviews

RPGFan Apr 02, 2011 93 out of 100 93
Nintendo Life Mar 04, 2011 9 out of 10 90
IGN Mar 04, 2011 9 out of 10 90
Gameplanet Feb 28, 2011 9 out of 10 90
Cubed3 Mar 06, 2011 9 out of 10 90
Hooked Gamers Mar 22, 2011 9 out of 10 90
Game Informer Magazine Mar 04, 2011 8.75 out of 10 88
AllRPG Jun 03, 2011 8.5 out of 10 85
Games TM Mar 04, 2011 8 out of 10 80
JeuxActu Mar 08, 2011 15 out of 20 75


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According to publisher Nintendo, Pokémon White Version together with Black Version sold 15.58 million copies worldwide (as of March 31, 2014).
Spawara (239) added Pokémon: White Version (Nintendo DS) on Mar 06, 2011