Pokemon Black and White: HUGE new trailer with second by second analysis

Two new Pokemon Black and White videos popped up over night that show tons of new gameplay footage. Finally, we see in action some of the features we've only heard about until now, like the semi-mysterious C Gear, how to transfer your previous gen Pokemon to Black and White, High Link details, new Pokemon and more.

The first video is an extended promotional trailer:

0:00 Starts with what looks like possibly the intro animation.

0:29 Footage of main character running across bridge looks cool - you can see trains rushing past underneath.

0:33 New trainer named Aloe has big hair, sassy pose. Could be one of the Elite 4?

0:40 Right after Cheren and Belle, Team Plasma is revealed. What's with those outfits?

0:45 C Gear reveal. Kids are lovin it. Hello Poke friends!

1:15 Map of Isshu shown with an overlay showing what looks like the town/route locations.

1:17 Trainer info screen. It looks like players can fill out a mini-profile and share with friends. The example shown is a girl named Nozomi who's listed herself as a student whose hobby is cooking. This looks cool!

1:22 Using the C Gear, it looks like you can help friends who are battling by giving their Pokemon's HP a boost with something called Power +.

1:34 High Link. Shows an Item Mission you can take on that involves hiding an Ultra Ball in front of the Tower of Heaven without talking to anyone in under 180 seconds. The reward listed for completion is five "derudama." What's that?

2:07 Pokemon Musical. Can we skip this part? Sigh. OK. It looks similar to the Pokemon Contests. You can dress up your Pokemon and compete in some kind of musical minigame. Blah blah blah. Why does it only show girls for this part??

2:10 Art of new swan Pokemon.

2:36 New deer Pokemon, Shikijika partially shown, but too covered in dress up clothes to get a good look.

2:47 Feeling Check. This is that weird biorhythm sort of thing that checks and ranks the compatibility between players on any given day.

3:09 Local wireless C Gear menu with options for battle, trade, Feeling Check, or friend code exchange.

3:15 New Pokemon Shikijika. Looks like a little deer.

3:22 Triple battle footage.

3:41 Trade footage - doesn't show much, but the trade menu looks nice.

4:02 Internet stuff showing footage of the Dream World browser game. Totally helpful diagram at 4:12 showing a DS with an arrow pointing toward a laptop with the word "internet" floating in between in the ether. Another helpful diagram at 4:36 conceptualizing the exchange of data between DS and computer. It's magic!

4:43 PokeShifter! This is how you transfer your Pokemon from D/P/Pt/HG/SS to Black and White. You select which Pokemon you want to transfer, then play a little minigame where the Pokemon jump around from bush to bush and you try to hit them with Poke Balls using a stylus-controlled slingshot. You're gonna need two DSes for this, son.

5:08 The same area is shown in spring and fall, so it looks like there will be cool seasonal changes throughout the game. Neat!

5:14 A brief glimpse of Black City and White Forest.

5:17 New trainers. The football player looks intense. $5 says he has some Pokemon from the Machop evolutionary line.

5:24 New Pokemon named Miruhoggu, which is the evolution of Minezumi. It also appears that wild Pokemon encounters can be double battles now.

5:26 Battle Subway - Looks like you can get on this subway and battle random trainers as you walk through the cars.

5:30 A few glimpses of other new stuff. Tantalizing.

The second video shown above is footage from Japanese TV show Oha Suta - it shows a little more gameplay footage of Black City and White Forest, giving us a pretty clear picture of what they both look like. It also shows footage of the PokeShifter which we saw in the previous video.

Expect a more detailed analysis on next week's episode of Pokemon Monday.

Jul 30, 2010




  • JoeMasturbaby - August 4, 2010 9:24 p.m.

    im sick of forests, so i may change from getting white to black now.
  • LordAlzorn - August 4, 2010 9:13 a.m.

    Did anyone else see Reshiram and Zekrom powering up their special attacks at 5:40? Reshiram's left claw began to glow and Zekrom formed a ball of energy inbetween his wings and above his head.
  • shyfonzie - August 1, 2010 5:40 a.m.

    I like at the end of the video where the guy just cuts loose and starts yelling about victini.
  • axelgarcia1 - August 1, 2010 3:03 a.m.

    new pokemon are looking kinda retarded. i like how they are animated during battle though
  • TheSilentPenguin - August 1, 2010 12:54 a.m.

    anyone ( other than me ) concerned about walking around in a city with tall buildings? how are we supposed to see where we are and whats around us?
  • purple_omlet - July 31, 2010 10:21 p.m.

    this looks pretty cool i actually like the look of some of these new pokemon. i can't wait to play it.
  • HitmanSB07 - July 31, 2010 9:15 p.m.

    I can't wait for this. Everything looks great so far and there are plenty more Pokemon to be seen. I'll pick up one and then I'll get the inevitable Grey version :P
  • CandiedJester - July 31, 2010 5 p.m.

    Awesome awesome. I can't wait to play it! :] Gonna be hard to choose between white and black though. ><;
  • cosmiccatnip - July 31, 2010 2:08 p.m.

    I just wish that they had a co-op story mode lol that would be amazing.
  • ombranox - July 31, 2010 8:16 a.m.

    I wish I could get Black, but it is likely I'll only be able to get one, and I REALLY want Zekrom.
  • GamesRadarCarolynGudmundson - July 31, 2010 6:02 a.m.

    @Psylockerules Thanks =D. I totally agree about the musical contest stuff, btt I don't think it'll be a big deal because with any luck it will be totally ignorable like in previous games. Although i do like getting pretty ribbons...
  • RonaldRayGun - July 31, 2010 5:57 a.m.

  • QWERTYCommander - July 31, 2010 5:45 a.m.

    ^ I'm hoping the same thing.
  • Psylockerules - July 31, 2010 12:31 a.m.

    oh also not to sound ungrateful. the analysis was fantastic. really cleared some stuff up. thanks so much Carolyn your a star! *big hugs*
  • Psylockerules - July 31, 2010 12:29 a.m.

    i gotta say that was a long video i actually got a bit bored midway...didnt like te way you transfer your pokemon from emerald (in my case) thats gonna get annoying after about 20 let alone 400+ . and the dancing thing looked, well pathetic. think i can wait until the 3rd version
  • Conman93 - July 30, 2010 11:37 p.m.

    Damn I couldn't make heads or tails of this trailer. Thank u so musch for the excellent analysis Carolyn! I'm can't wait for this game!!
  • Cyberninja - July 30, 2010 10:01 p.m.

    i think that aloe person is the first gym leader for a grass gym and i think i will enjoy 3 on 3 battles if i only have to do them once or twice and the rest is normal just like doubles used to be.
  • LizarDAZZLE - July 30, 2010 10 p.m.

    it's amazing how big all this is in Japan. Can you image stuff like this here about games like TF2, Halo, or GTA? Can't really think of any huge E for Everyone games made in the U.S though
  • SumthingStupid - July 30, 2010 9:56 p.m.

    I wish i under stood what he was talking about Pokemon dress up the musical made me want to punch myself in the face Can you have squirtle for the full game? because i saw him in one part but it was for a mini game
  • GamesRadarCarolynGudmundson - July 30, 2010 9:15 p.m.

    @Defguru7777 i'm still trying to decide whether i like white forest or black city better. i'm leaning toward black though, because i like how it seems to have a more futuristic look overall, which might be a nice change of pace after the natural vibe of HG/SS. also excellent suggestion - we'll definitely talk about the latios/latias event on pokemon monday. i'm going to try to DL the enigma stone this weekend. @ericeraqus DS games are always way more expensive in Japan. I'm guessing it will still be $35 when it comes out here.

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