Pokemon Black & White? We've got a better idea

The fifth-generation Pokemon game has been announced for DS. We're surprised by this in two ways. Firstly, that there's no mention of a 3DS version as we were practically certain the next Pokemon game would be announced with the new hardware.

Secondly, it's called Pokemon Black & White. We appreciate Pokemon games rarely offer anything really new, but after exhausting all the colours of the rainbow, the Black/White name brings one thing to mind. Game Boy.

Above: The original game Boy version of Pokemon was colourless

Obviously the new games won't be monochrome, but that's what the names conjure up in our minds.

So we've got the perfect naming solution that solves both of the above problems. Basically, you'd have two colour-related names as per usual, only DS would get one version and 3DS the other. So you could have Pokemon Rainbow on DS and Pokemon Hologram for 3DS, with cross-platform trading and battling. Imagine that.

Above: Pokemon Rainbow and Pokemon Hologram - NOT coming to DS and 3DS this holiday season. Pity, eh?

What do you think about Pokemon Black / White? Is the whole colour system getting old? Time for Pokemon 2? And does anybody need another DS Pokemon game?

09 Apr, 2010




  • nomnom52 - June 15, 2010 2:02 a.m.

    @GameManiac: I was actually thinking about something like RubyRed and SapphireBlue, or maybe EmeraldGreen?
  • jakenatr12 - May 29, 2010 1:05 a.m.

    I think that this new game should could have a real time battle system.. For those of u who have played final Fantasy 13, you know exactly what I am talking about right??? I think that this kind of battle system would fit perfectly in with the new Black/White. Ehhh some of the classic pokemon players might disagree but i have beaten every generation of pokemon and I still think that it is a good idea.
  • noune - May 5, 2010 8:18 a.m.

    @sdmf4ever Wow you know alot of them but i reckon the people at the pokemon headquarters aer still discovering out new colours i mean like name some Purple and uhmmmmmmmmmm,Violet and no im not gay
  • VictorRay - April 28, 2010 11:01 p.m.

    @joeleblin~agreed-it'd be nice to hear tomorrow that theyd kill of diglett
  • GameManiac - April 13, 2010 11:48 p.m.

    (If I had known about this article sooner, I'd probably be in the single-digits of this comment list.) Wow, no comment on how racist the new names sound? In my opinion, that's a good thing, since i checked other forums and every other comment said something related to racism. Personally, I don't care much on what the names are (although Pokemon Grey for the 3rd game seems likely). I just look forward on what the games have to offer. I can't wait, or maybe I can since I'm still fresh on SoulSilver. On a side related note, when 3rd Gen is remade on its 10th year anniversary, they MAY be called Pokemon EarthRuby and SeaSapphire (just my opinion).
  • jakery22 - April 13, 2010 4:49 p.m.

    @ Cyberninja I do know that. I'm just saying if it were to happen it would be great. It's doubtful. And probably will never happen. But you can put ideas forward. Then they may consider it.
  • jonathontree - April 13, 2010 3:39 a.m.

    1. You knew it wasn't monochrome, you were just shit stirring. 2. The minimal release info we have doesn't mention the 3DS, so obviously it isn't going to be released on it. Oh wait, this is under features? Give yourselves an editorials section so you can bitch about pointless shit in there. The most disgusting thing is, Wikipedia cites this as the only source that there is no 3DS release. What is journalism coming to these days...
  • LordAlzorn - April 13, 2010 12:36 a.m.

    So they are going to release Black and White on the DS. So when they make the third in the series, release THAT on the 3DS! But I hope they don't name it "Gray version", that's just -- Blech!
  • nik41507 - April 11, 2010 9:45 p.m.

    The 3rd one will be called Pokemon Gray for sure
  • super0sonic - April 11, 2010 7:10 p.m.

    I got really excited about Black and white.
  • Moondoggie1157 - April 11, 2010 5:39 p.m.

    It's about damn time, I need another 150 to go after... Not saying I have caught all of them out there, but I need to see some new faces. I have a wanted a decent Pokemon RPG for a console for as long as I can remember, I would get a wii just for the promise of a decent Pokemon game.
  • Cwf2008 - April 10, 2010 6:11 a.m.

    How about Pokemon: Puke Green and Poo Brown? (no i dont hate Pokemon: I love it more than the call of dutys and halos, but admit it: you would love those names)
  • noune - April 10, 2010 4:09 a.m.

    @milesgregory don't forget that pokemon is a kids game so if they're was killing it'd have to be very mild and it would ruin some of the fun as having the esxperience of knowing you just whooped its @ss with a flame whell and burning it it would be good if they added extra effects
  • Cyberninja - April 10, 2010 2:09 a.m.

    jakery22 you do know pokemon is owned by nintedo so the chance of you geting it on ps3 and 360 are about the same as DNF coming out, and i like the name i own or owned a least one canon rpg from each handheld and all i can say i want this new one to be harder than all the other ones since i beat ss and my mom hardly let me play it it was that easy expect red the on real threat to me
  • gopikmin - April 9, 2010 11:08 p.m.

    i expect they are just using black and white so they don't have to worry about those colors anymore. i expect Zoroak to be on pokemon black. and white to have some physic or normal type. recaptcha: vaccines later
  • legory - April 9, 2010 9:47 p.m.

    There was a Pokemon Black, it was just a card-game like game. You traveled around Kanto and faced gym leaders and trainers. You used cards instead of Pokemon, all in all Pokemon black was the TCG Pokemon game.
  • super2j - April 9, 2010 7:59 p.m.

    all i can say is FINALLY! i have been waiting for black (coolest shade ever!). also i feel bad for saying this but rainbow sounds too gay to play in public.But note that i came up with same name like 8 years ago but thought that it could be a compendium of all the different games in one or 1 super giant game with all the regions to explore
  • QWERTYCommander - April 9, 2010 7:13 p.m.

    jakery22, that would be such an awesome game. I was thinking of something exactly like that, a GTA-style Pokemon. Being able to drive cars would be awesome. Also, I don't want the trainer to be 10 fucking years old! They don't even look, or act like 10-year olds anymore. Maybe if they were, say, in their late teens, then it would be much more believable. Plus, some better, more mature dialog, and some voice acting too, would be awesome. But I would like it for the 3DS, not for that 3D gimmick, but for a graphical upgrade to make all of these things possible.
  • trikeman - April 9, 2010 7:03 p.m.

    sorry, the name pokemon rainbow is already taken. it's reserved for the game pokemon fans have wanted since we saw ash go to the orange islands. it combines EVERYWHERE from the pokemon games and series into one game. so yeah, nintendo needs to let us make a sled out of ice using our pokemon and race it downhill in order to get a badge. just sayin.
  • 510BrotherPanda - April 9, 2010 6:59 p.m.

    I still can't get over the fact that after 15+ years, you still can't teach them more than 4 moves. Why do I need a separate monster for Physical attacks, one for Special attacks, one for status affecting, and one for damage absorption? And they can't all fight and heal at the same time like in those MMOs!!! That's why it's so time consuming; it takes a long time to plan out a team that can cover for all it's members weaknesses. By the time I'm in my 50s, there might be military strategists that say, " Our Ghost-type missiles won't effect that Normal-type facility until we use Miracle Eye or Foresight." The world will forever be lost.

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