First Pokemon Black/White screens appear in the wild

Just as we were trying desperately to finish HeartGold this weekend – but Red’s level 88 Pikachu is a bitch – the first screens for the just announced fifth generation of Pokemon games leaked on the internet. The images seem to originate from CoroCoro, a manga publication in Japan that routinely gets huge Poke reveals, including announcing the name Black and White and revealing the earliest fifth gen Pokemons, Zorua and Zoroark. And this most recent announcement was quickly scanned by perhaps the most hardcore Poke site there is,, which we pass along to you now.

Above: If we had to guess, this looks like the main character's home town 

Above: The old Poke Center looks good from this angle 

Above: For the first time the scale of the buildings can really be taken in 

Above: The new battle screen with the only two announced guys scrapping 

Overall, the graphics are looking like a step up for the games, but not mind-blowing, though the insanely addictive series was never known for incredible graphics. However, this change in camera placement is pretty fresh, bringing it down from the classic overhead view the series has always featured and making the world appear in three dimensions. If you want to see the rest of what got, click here.

And so ends step two of a very long process of gradually releasing news on the Pokemon Black/White. We expect this dribble of info to continue for months, we just hope they let us know at least what the starter Pokes are sooner rather than later. In the meantime, we’ll be leveling up our Dragonite to hopefully drop that punk Pikachu.

Apr 12, 2010 



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  • jakenatr12 - May 29, 2010 1 a.m.

    Ihave to say, those pics look realllly grainy and crap... Still i saw the leegendaries and they look B A
  • V13Dragongal - April 19, 2010 12:31 a.m.

    mabey i'll just skip soulsliver and get Black and White. i'm dying to see the new legendaries!
  • GameManiac - April 13, 2010 11:29 p.m.

    Late as you ever were, late as you ever were, late as you ever were. (which is the Pokemon treasure trove of websites, along with bulbapedia) already unveiled this information last week. Oh well, better late than never. If you look closely on one of the pictures, next to the one where it appeares to be the alleged hometown, you can see cars (if you look closely enough). This game, thankfully, is still for the DS from what I've heard. Although if it were for the 3DS, then I have no woories, since I'm already saving up on $. On a side related note, the Male trainer kinda looks like Jaden Yuki from the Yu-Gi-Oh! GX series.
  • TRAVthe3RD - April 13, 2010 4:24 a.m.

    pokemon arent following u aghhhhhh gofidhg lkdjnfb!!!! maybe thats jus coz they dont want to reveal any new pokemon but they better have that in.. also i want customisable trainers gamefreak i dont wanna wait til the 400th pokemon game to get that!
  • QWERTYCommander - April 13, 2010 4:06 a.m.

    Hopefully you can walk in 8 directions. The city looks like you should be able to.
  • Cwf2008 - April 13, 2010 4:05 a.m.

    You cant kill a lvl 88 Pikachu with a Dragonite? BLASPHEMY! Just give the little asshole a powerful physical attack and there your done. (Disclaimer: I havent fought Red yet. But i did on Silver with dramatically weaker Pokemon and still kicked his ass)
  • bugcatcherjason - April 13, 2010 1:31 a.m.

    I like the hat.
  • marioman50 - April 13, 2010 12:24 a.m.

    Eww, get a scanner. Seriously, if you're gonna be the first one to reveal something, can't you at least make sure it looks good? back on topic, hopefully they will fix that city area, it's starting look like an ugly ps1 game. I'd prefer a game that looks good on DS over a game that looks like it's trying to emulate a console.
  • Cyberninja - April 12, 2010 11:12 p.m.

    i can wait having to much fun with soul sliver at the moment by the time some of you read this i will be finshed geting raqaza or how ever you spell it its green and a dragon thats all you need to know. Also with this full 3d its starting to make me miss the art of yellow my first poke game
  • Thantos410 - April 12, 2010 10:27 p.m.

    This looks quite sexy.
  • xSTARMANx - April 12, 2010 8:51 p.m.

    looks great so far but i hope they make some better looking pokemon than last gen
  • D0CCON - April 12, 2010 8:33 p.m.

    It's like they read my mind. Embrace 3D more, move the camera down a bit (not first-person, but defiantly not bird's eye), and the new battle screen looks closer to what I was thinking of (see the whole creature, not half of him/her). Hopefully they animate on screen, too. The big thing though, which hasn't been shown, is removing random encounters. However, it would be really easy to do now. HG/SS just proved that Nintendo can make sprites for all the creatures. Now they can put those sprites in the grass so we can see the pokemon before having to battle them.
  • michaelmcc827 - April 12, 2010 8:12 p.m.

    Wow, lots of 3d- I hope it's really at home on the DS though, and not too grainy.
  • Hinro - April 12, 2010 7:58 p.m.

    Is it just me or did it look like the Poke Mart was in the Poke Centre?
  • drunkenfish - April 12, 2010 7:47 p.m.

    DO WANT now
  • Thecakeisalie - April 12, 2010 7:43 p.m.


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