Pokemon 3-on-3 battles shown in video

Pokemon Black/White will feature 3-on-3 Pokemon battles, according to a new video. With six Pokemon on-screen and better battle animations, it's all getting a bit hectic. Check out the video here:

There are some more gameplay details revealed too. According to fans around the net who are able to translate the Japanese text, there are four new Pokemon here - Ononokusu, Doryuuzu, Desukan and Denchura. There will also be the option to upload your save file to your real-life PC using the Pokemon Global Link.

There are also some new attacks - the grass-type Grass Mixer and Drill Liner (although this attack's type is not yet known). There's also a 'Shooter' option in the battle menu. Any ideas what this means? We're stumped. Unless you can now just aim a BB Gun at Pikachu's yellow posterior. "Pika-oooowww!" That would be pretty awesome.

The game looks pretty advanced compared to HeartGold and SoulSilver. And seeing as a team of three Pokemon can theoretically hold its own against any foe, we could be in for some uber-long battles. Hopefully the rest of the gameplay will finally give us something genuinely new over the usual formula.

28 Jun, 2010


  • RoxyWolf - August 30, 2010 10:27 p.m.

    Dears, the 3DS is backwards-compatible. You CAN play Black and White on it with 3D effects. >.>;;
  • shyfonzie - July 1, 2010 6:12 p.m.

    nerdgasming so hard. And I am in a public place.
  • Limbo - June 29, 2010 8:37 a.m.

    Pokemon is getting rid of their classic recognizable Pokemon for Digimon look-a-likes. Honestly, how many Digimon can you name off the top of your head and remember distinctly? Also, I already hate 2v2 battles, so 3v3 should just be great.....not trying to hate on Pokemon, but its really going downhill in my opinion.
  • Psylockerules - June 28, 2010 11:38 p.m.

    3 on 3 should be great for levelling up i just hope they use it plenty there mustve been about, what, 10 trainers who wanted to double up. fighting the same people for EXP is no fun. also the new pokemon look just awful what the fuck is that green thing? is it a clitoris??
  • Cyberninja - June 28, 2010 11:05 p.m.

    @olio it will be like s/g/c and r/b/y you can only use the compatable pokemon from gens 1-4 i dont think game freak had made all the gen v pokes with d/p/pl
  • SumthingStupid - June 28, 2010 9:54 p.m.

    wow doesn't look like pokemon, 3 vs 3 sounds stupid, and what is with the sex change?
  • Killshot - June 28, 2010 9:03 p.m.

    will 3-on-3 mean we can stack the plus and minus ability?
  • slimjim441 - June 28, 2010 6:22 p.m.

    @CH3BURASHKA I agree. I think I should just stop reading these articles about Pokemon B&W. I just get more depressed with each one...
  • QWERTYCommander - June 28, 2010 6:16 p.m.

    ...I'm speechless. But they better make some changes to the battle system or else I'll be pissed. And why are people still complaining? Improved graphics, animation, isn't that what you wanted?
  • LizarDAZZLE - June 28, 2010 4:20 p.m.

    @ MrDuracraft They arn't releasing/waiting for it to go to the 3ds!? It looks like it's SUPPOSED to have 3d! (rage?)
  • MrDuracraft - June 28, 2010 4:14 p.m.

    @MediocreDinosaur I sure as hell hope so! And I really wish they would wait for the 3DS, I mean the new 3D-ish effects would be great.
  • dabomb52295 - June 28, 2010 3:40 p.m.

    the new pics and info look really nice. The digomon step is a tad disappointing but i will buy both either way. the 3 on 3 looks interesting and finally the online feature looks very good. overall if the story holds up this will be the best rated game ever. now we wait for coro coro with there new info.
  • GameManiac - June 28, 2010 3:37 p.m.

    With 3-on-3 battles, you can really gang up and kill off one of your opponents Pokemon. I sure as hell hope that there truly is some genuinely new gameplay mechanics. I'll still get the game nevertheless. What's up with the sudden change of appearance?
  • Doctalen - June 28, 2010 3:04 p.m.

    Why would I want a 3-on-3 battle? I already hate 2-on-2 battles.
  • MediocreDinosaur - June 28, 2010 2:53 p.m.

    Does the save file uploading mean we can FINALLY have multiple save files in our Pokémon?! :O
  • olio22 - June 28, 2010 2:50 p.m.

    If Platinum and Black/White are compatible, is there going to be a new pokedex in Platinum(Example: showing you Generation V to Oak in Eterna city and upgrading it)?
  • shockandawweYEAHHH - June 28, 2010 2:04 p.m.

    @nomnom52 funny I guess I miss used the question mark, or they now signify statements now.
  • thekeith82 - June 28, 2010 12:07 p.m.

    Lurve the new pokes, except for the emo chick with eight tits. The Shooter has already been explained, BTW. It only appears onscreen during PvP, by the looks, replacing the bag option (which you can only use in story mode), so it looks pretty certain it is the new name for vs recorder. The fact it has been integrated into the battle screen makes the uploading your save file to the computer thing make more sense. Expect Nintendo to set up a site to show off your battle vids, which I wish they had done already. My vs recorder currently contains footage of me mullering a garchomp and a tyranitar with a clefable in the battle tower, and I wish I could post that online lol.
  • LittleBigHamster - June 28, 2010 noon

    I think I saw that you can now choose what pokemon you start with in the beginning of the battle!! That would be awesome!!
  • nomnom52 - June 28, 2010 11:36 a.m.

    @shockandawweYEAHHH: How is that a sex change? It was just a costume change...

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