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Pokemon Black and White spotlight: Munna, Mamepato, Shimama and their evolutions

We're speeding through the Pokemon of Isshu with three more evolutionary families that have nothing in common except that they're all next to each other in the Pokedex. As the numbers get higher, we're starting to see some more interesting and powerful Pokemon. Let's take a closer look.



Munna
#023 Isshu / #517 National
Type:
Psychic
Species classification: Dream Eater Pokemon
Abilities:
Forewarn – Reveals the opponent's move with the highest base power
Synchronize – In battle: inflicts the same status condition on the opponent that the opponent caused, except for Sleep and Frozen status, or if the opponent is protected from the ailment by type or ability. Outside battle: 50% chance of encountering wild Pokemon with the same nature if Pokemon is leading the party
Dream World abilities: Telepathy – Always avoids damage from teammates' moves in double and triple battles
Location found (Black/White): Abandoned site of dreams (east of Sanyou City)
Wild hold items: None
Egg groups: Ground
Capture rate: 190
Gender ratio: 50/50
Effort values: 1 HP
Evolution family: To Musharna via Moon Stone


Musharna
#024 Isshu / #518 National
Type:
Psychic
Species classification: Trance Pokemon
Abilities:
Forewarn – Reveals the opponent's move with the highest base power
Synchronize – In battle: inflicts the same status condition on the opponent that the opponent caused, except for Sleep and Frozen status, or if the opponent is protected from the ailment by type or ability. Outside battle: 50% chance of encountering wild Pokemon with the same nature if Pokemon is leading the party
Dream World abilities: Telepathy – Always avoids damage from teammates' moves in double and triple battles
Location found (Black/White): Abandoned Site of Dreams basement (Fridays only, post National 'dex), Abandoned Site of Dreams (shaking grass, rare)
Egg groups: Ground
Gender ratio: 50/50
Experience at lvl 100: 800,000
Base stats: 116 HP / 55 Atk / 85 Def / 107 SAtk / 95 SDef / 29 Spd / 487 Total
Effort values: 2 HP
Evolution family: From Munna via Moon Stone

Dream World coverstars Munna and Musharna were unveiled fairly early pre-release, fulfilling the wish of the picnicker on Route 10 of the Red/Blue (the NPC makes a comment about wanting a pink Pokemon with a floral pattern). While its lack of solid offensive moves doesn’t make it too appealing during the solo campaign, its high HP and fairly high defense/special defense stats give Musharna the potential to be quite annoying in competitive battles, plus Munna can learn Nightmare at level 29 which does 1/4 HP damage on sleeping foes. Its Dream World ability, Telepathy, also makes it a great choice for double and triple battles, allowing it to avoid damage from teammates’ attacks (e.g. Surf, Earthquake).

Munna appears as part of the story when you reach the abandoned site of dreams (no clue what the English name for this will be) directly east of Sanyou City.

Next page: Three stages of pigeon with Mamepato, Hatooboo and Kenhorou

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20 comments

  • xtremejosh - January 4, 2011 10:11 a.m.

    I like the zebra, the bird is ok, but what is munna suppose to be?
  • Chaoscoolperson - November 7, 2010 6:18 p.m.

    These look cool can't wait 'til the game comes out. I like that zebra... I guess trainers can now make a team entirely out of horses.
  • Romination - October 25, 2010 9:43 p.m.

    Next weeks may not be too big... who knows how many ghosts there actually are.
  • VercettisShirt - October 25, 2010 5:41 p.m.

    The next artcle's going to be big.
  • MrSuitMan - October 25, 2010 2:41 p.m.

    I think the final pigeon evolution looks more like a roadrunner to me. Huh.
  • Psylockerules - October 25, 2010 11:48 a.m.

    like the zebra pokemon and im glad that the final form of the pigeon actually looks different (like a pidgey with a superhero mask) but the cloud pokemon just looks really boring and the 2 differences between the evolution looks minimal :(
  • Ilyere - October 25, 2010 9:58 a.m.

    I hope the gender differentiation plays a larger part in Isshu. I really like the staple bird Pokemon this time. On another note, I wanna see the abilities of that ghostly chandelier in the next article!
  • 510BrotherPanda - October 25, 2010 7:04 a.m.

    I think Mamepato's final stage is inspired by pheasants or something. I'm totally down with it being stand-in for Pidgeot and Staraptor, and it's nice to see a greater difference in the sexual dimorphism this time. If I were to play this, it's sure to be on the team. I've been trying to click Report on the spammers as much as I can... make sure to help out everyone!
  • ThatGamerDude - October 25, 2010 4:31 a.m.

    Mamepato's final evolutions look slightly off but Zeburaika looks beast!
  • beaver10666 - October 25, 2010 3:14 a.m.

    good god,man! please deal with the spammers on this here forum. i was really looking forward to seeing what ppl had to say about this article but of course these jerks always have to find a way to pee on everybodys parade,good job moderators!
  • CERyan - October 24, 2010 7:05 p.m.

    I'm too old for this... but I gotta catch 'em all!
  • OneToBoner - October 24, 2010 4:59 p.m.

    I was hoping for more 2 time evo's. Still, Mamepato will gladly be part of my Bird Death Strike Team.
  • wharcraff - October 24, 2010 2:48 p.m.

    Love the way the final evolution, Kenhorou is treated. Also while some pretty powerful 'special type' attacks would not really fit with its moveset for max potential, moves such as 'Drill Peck','Brave Bird','Bounce' and Fly are still available.
  • sveini22 - October 24, 2010 12:38 p.m.

    They look gay
  • JayBeat - October 24, 2010 11:45 a.m.

    I weigh the same as a Zeburaika! Which happens to be the pokemon i am most interested in out of the three. The "Super Luck" ability of the birdy wirdy is rather awesome though.
  • elpurplemonkey - October 24, 2010 6:54 a.m.

    It's cool to see the final evolution of the Pokemon on the first page differ by gender. That's pretty rare.
  • Spartan11794 - October 24, 2010 5:14 a.m.

    Shimama is a nightmare to try and train, easily ko'ed by so many things Zebrukai is much better, and it is available later in the game
  • randilon - October 24, 2010 3:11 a.m.

    first comment that i dont see FIRST uh? you must me sexy :) btw looking forward to this game hopefully a more mature storyline
  • RFswitchBlade - October 24, 2010 3:10 a.m.

    I wouldn't be surprised if Zeburaika was translated into "Zebryche".
  • TeslaVonMagnus - October 24, 2010 3:04 a.m.

    These look pretty good! I can't wait for Black and White!

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