About Pokemon new versions

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#1 Posted by Shacrob (3194 posts) -

Hey guys, im planning buying a 3DS XL along with Pokemon, i stoped played pokemon till Diamond/Pearl some years ago, what i want to know is whats the difference between white/black and white 2/black2 (main difference) and second... can i pass all my pokemons from diamond in to these new version?

#2 Posted by ANIMEguy10034 (4826 posts) -

Black 2/White 2 are the sequels to Black and White. It has a different story (sets 2 years after BW), new and returning characters, new locations, etc. I recommend playing Black or White before Black 2 or White 2.

Yes, you can transfer pokemon from Diamond to BW/B2W2, but only after you defeat the Elite Four, unfortunately. Older pokemon (pokemon from Kanto - Sinnoh) are not available in Black and White before defeating the Elite Four, but there's a good amount of old and new pokemon diversity in B2W2 before and after the Elite Four.

#3 Posted by MAILER_DAEMON (45906 posts) -
The great thing about Black/White is that until you beat the Elite Four, it's a fresh start that harkens back to the original Red and Blue. An all-new set of 150 without any overlap or mixture of the regional vs. national Pokedex, so you don't have to worry about "wait, I already have this from Emerald; is it worth raising a new one?" Older 'mons come back into play in the eastern towns post-Elite Four, but by then you have a handle on the new ones. Black 2 and White 2 expand this, as it's a mishmash of Pokemon from every region, despite the game taking place in Unova.
#4 Posted by Shacrob (3194 posts) -

I see, thanks for the responses; ill be hitting this game then, would love to use all my pokemon from kanto/jhoto and the ones i collected since Ruby. Have a good one!

#5 Posted by Rod90 (7266 posts) -
When do you guys think that Gen6 will arrive on the 3DS?