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Unlockables

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Gift Pokemons

There are a variety of points within the game where you are given a Pokémon. These Pokémon for the most part take your ID and Number but are yours to keep. You need to have a space in your party in order to receive these Pokémon.
UnlockableHow to unlock
Pansage/sear/pourEnter The Dreamyard, you will find a lady who will gladly give you one of the apes. The Pokémon that you receive is, however, not up to you. Instead, you get the Pokémon of the type that is weak against your starter. If you chose Snivy, you'll get Panpour. If you chose Tepig, you'd get Pansage and if you chose Oshawott, you'd get Pansear. They are at Level 10.
ZoruaTo get Zorua, you will need to have first transferred Celebi over to Black & White using the Relocator Machine unlocked in Castelia City. Once done, take Celebi to one of the buildings in Castelia City where you'll see a girl with another girl who is apparently lost. Celebi will come out from its Pokéball and the lost girl will shed her illusion and turn out to be Zorua. Zorua will be offered to join you. However, you do need a Pokéball as one will be used up when you obtain it. It can be any ball.
TirtougaFound in Relic Castle, receive from backpack guy, called "Cover Fossil". Bring to Nacrene City's museum and speak to one of the clerks at the entrance
ArchenFound in Relic Castle, receive from backpack guy, called "Plume Fossil". Bring to Nacrene City's museum and speak to one of the clerks at the entrance
LarvestaFound at Route 18. When you enter this house, talk to the guy in the red suit and hat. He will offer to give you a Pokémon Egg. If you accept and hatch the egg, you'll discover that it's a Larvesta.
MagikarpOn the Marvelous Bridge, you will find a man who will sell you a rare Pokémon for 500 PokéDollars. Unlike in Red & Blue however, the Pokémon he sells you is rare and can't be obtained anywhere else in Unova
AerodactylFound in the Ice Rock room of Twist Mountain, received from Worker. Bring to Nacrene City's museum and speak to one of the clerks at the entrance
Verified by: yman, robinfiel2000 Submitted by: jj_101, Layla on March 14, 2011

Ingame Trades

Several NPCs in the game will trade with you if you have a specific Pokemon they are after.
Pokemon you will receivePokemon required and location of NPC
PetililTrade a Cottonee with a girl in Nacrene City.
MunchlaxDuring the months of the summer season, if you travel to Undella Town you can trade a Cinccino with a man for this.
RotomTrade a Ditto with a woman on Route 15.
EmolgaTrade a Boldore to a Hiker in a house on Route 7
BasculinTrade a Minccino (commonly found in Route 7) to a boy in Driftveil City.
kabutoBefore you get in the Ice Rock Room a worker will give you his dome fossil then go to the museum in Nacrene City and talk to the clerk on the right.
Verified by: Mother Ranma, rockenroxas55 Submitted by: Dragoon, Dragoon, kolby bramble on December 26, 2010

Interactable Pokemon

Throughout the game, you'll be able to interact with many Pokemon. While these are not Legendary Pokemon, this is the main way of obtaining these Pokemon.
UnlockableHow to unlock
DarmanitanWhen you are in the Resort Desert area, there will be statues that you notice scattered around the area. When you come near the entrance to Ancient Castle, Professor Juniper will then tell you that these Darmanitan have a special ability known as Daruma Mode. A RageCandyBar is needed to awaken them so you can battle them. They are all at level 35 and have no special moves.
FoongusAround Route 6 and Route 10, these Pokemon will be disguised as Poke Balls (which represent items in the overworld) much like Voltorb and Electrode are in certain areas in previous games. In Route 6, they're at level 20, while they're at level 30 on Route 10.
AmoongussMuch like Foongus, these are disguised as Poke Balls though these are only found in the darker grass in Route 10. These are at level 40 when you find them.
MusharnaThis is found in the basement of the Dreamyard after beating the Elite 4. It can only be found on Fridays and it will be found at level 50. It has the special ability, Telepathy.
ZoruaYou must have an event Celebi that has been traded to your game via the relocator in Castelia City to unlock Zorua. Once Celebi is in your party you need to find a pair of NPCs in a building along the right-most street. Speak to the boy and he will turn into Zorua and join your party. Note that you must have an empty slot in your party and at least one pokeball (type does not matter). Zorua will be level 10.
ZoroarkYou must have an event Raikou, Entei, or Suicune that has been traded to your game via the relocator in Castelia City to unlock Zoroark. Once you've traded one of the Legendary Dogs and have it in the active party, you need to go to the Lostlorn Forest (head east out of Nimbasa City) where you can battle Zoroark. It will be using its Illusion ability to show itself as one of the dogs you didn't bring. It's at level 25 and has no special moves.
VolcaronaVolcarona is located in a part of the Ancient Castle that is unlocked after you get the National Dex. The makeup of the new area is very similar to that of Turnback Cave from Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum. It is at level 70 once you find it so be prepared for a tough battle.
Verified by: Wally, Mother Ranma Submitted by: Eon80, Eon80 on January 08, 2011

Legendary Encounters

Meet these conditions to find them. Note that some require more than just going to their location.
PokemonHow to meet it
CobalionHead to Mistralton Cave (surf and strength are needed).
TerrakionFirst encounter Cobalion, then go to Victory Road.
VirizionFirst encounter Cobalion, then go to Pinwheel Forest.
TornadusHead to Route 7 after beating Drayden and you'll be greeted with a elderly lady who will tell you the story of Tornadus. Once you leave her house you will then see Tornadus fly past. After that encounter head to the nearest news ticker, any one will tell you there is a violent storm in a certain route, head for that route and there you will find Tornadus.
LandorusOnce you have both Tornadus and Thundurus head to Abundant Shrine.
ReshiramOriginally found in N's Castle after defeating the Elite 4. If there is no room in your party or PC boxes, it will reappear at Dragon Spiral Tower if you can't catch it. You must catch it if there is room in your party. It will be at level 50.
KyuremFound in Giant Chasm north of Route 13 after defeating the Elite 4. It is at level 75.
VictiniGet the Liberty ticket over WiFi Mystery Gift and take the ship in Castelia city to Liberty Island. Defeat Team Plasma and capture Victini in the basement of the Light House. It is Level 15 and has no Gender.
Verified by: scott_andrew_morriso, the gir Submitted by: Dragoon, Dragoon, Dragoon, Dragoon on December 26, 2010

Relocator

This is how to unlock the Relocator needed to get Zorua and Zoroark.

Go to the Northern road in Castelia City heading towards Route 4. Talk to a guy in the lefthand building so tell him the following phrases in this order:
NumberPhrase
Phrase 1Everyone Happy
Phrase 2Simple Connection
Locked Box (TM 95 Snarl)Talk to Mr. Lock in the room where you unlock the relocator.
Verified by: the gir, Wally Submitted by: Zack1996, anonymous on March 19, 2011

Special Trainer Battles

These are important characters that pop up who will battle you with powerful pokemon who are more than just random NPCs..
TrainerHow to fight them
CynthiaYou must enter the first villa on your left when entering from Route 13 in She will be at the house at Undella Town. Once you enter that house you will automatically engage in battle with the Sinnoh Champion. Thereafter you'll be able to battle her once every day.
MorimotoIn Castelia City head to the 22nd floor to find the Game Freak development team. Morimoto is there and can be challenged once a day.
cherengo to victory road he is in the last dungeon you can beat him once a day.
biancashe is with prof. junifer but she doesn't want to battle every day.
The RichesGo to Undella Town and go west until you find a big mansion. Every day you will be able to battle one member of the wealthy family here for more money (make sure you have the Amulet Coin equipped). Each battle will be harder than the previous one but with more reward money. This can be done up to six times, after which no more battles can be fought against them.
Verified by: Wally Submitted by: Dragoon, Dragoon, Dragoon, pokefreak on December 26, 2010

Trade Bonuses

A man in the Pokemon Center in Castelia City will give the player items depending on the number of pokemon they have traded.
Number of Pokemon NeededItem Received
5 pokemonWide Lens
10 pokemonEverstone
20 pokemonZoom Lens
30 pokemonChoice Scarf
40 pokemonPP Max
50 pokemonMaster Ball
Verified by: mf07, scott_andrew_morriso Submitted by: Dragoon on December 27, 2010

Tips

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Double Poke for Ores

In Icirrus City there is an Old Man in the PokeCenter that will pay Double what the PokeMart will pay for Ores.
Ex. He will buy Nuggets for 10k, where the Mart will only pay 5k.

Star Piece, Star Dust, Nugget, Pearl, Big Pearl, Damp Rock, Heat Rock, etc.
Verified by: this cheat is unverified Submitted by: Mother Ranma on March 29, 2011

Evolving Pansage, Panpour and Pansear

These three need the Leaf, Fire or Water stone in order to evolve. You can obtain one of these stones from a man on the pier to the south of the city entrance in Castelia City.

(Their Japanese names are Yanappu, Baoppu and Hiyappu)
Verified by: the gir, sceptilefan Submitted by: Dragoon on December 28, 2010

Fast Way to Level Up Pokemon

Here's a fast and easy way to level up your pokemons without battling them!

Requirement:
- Unlocked the ability to leave TWO pokemons at the DayCare Centre

Steps:
1. Leave 1 or 2 pokemons at the DayCare Centre (Found outside of Striaton city)
2. Get to Nimbasa city.
3. Go to the "Battle Subway" in Nimbasa and use something to hold down B and the down button. (Or you can hold them down yourself)
Because it's a constant loop, you can walk away for a few hours or just hold it, and the daycare trains your pokemons as you run around in circles!

WARNING:
- Be careful though, if you let it run for too long you may have a level 100 that you never evolved
- Also, pokemons left at DayCare will learn the level up moves as they level up, meaning you won't be able to choose the moves it learns if you leave it there too long
Verified by: the gir, Wally Submitted by: jj_101 on April 19, 2011

fishing

You can fish in the whirlpools and rare pokemon will come out.
Verified by: jonej114, kiki79 Submitted by: Mockingjay1 on March 29, 2011

Fresh Water vs. Super Potion

Need some Super Potions but low on Poke? Well find a Vending Machine and buy Fresh Water instead. You can only get one at a time, but you are saving 500 Poke by buying Fresh Water instead of Super Potions as they both heal 50 HP.

Side Note:
The guy at the entrance of each gym that tells you what type of Pokemon the Leader uses, will also give you a Fresh Water as a gift.
Verified by: this cheat is unverified Submitted by: Mother Ranma on March 29, 2011

How to catch Landorus

First, use water-type moves to do double damage and lower itsHP quickly. After that use fighting, poison or bug type moves to lower its HP gradually. Bring many Ultra balls and keep trying until you catch it.
Verified by: this cheat is unverified Submitted by: Mockingjay1 on April 03, 2011

How to catch Thundurus and Tornadus without a Master Ball

NOTE: Tornadus is only found in Pokemon Black Version and Thundurus is only found in Pokemon White Version.

Another Note: Before you start you must have started the event on Route 7 after beating the Opelucid City Gym.

Step 1: Before you battle him, make sure you have:
a) A fast Pokemon with Thunder Wave or Stun Spore
b) A fast and strong Pokemon that lower his HP safely or a Pokemon with False Swipe
c) A fast Pokemon with Mean Look, Block, Spider Web or the Ability of Shadow Tag
d) Whichever Poke Balls you use. I tend to use ordinary Poke Balls
e) Some Healing Items just in case

Step 2: After you start the event, you should wait for it to be evening (the evening time depends on the season). When it's evening head over to Mistralton City and go north to Route 7. If your legendary Pokemon is here, the sky would become noticeably oranger than usual, then an unusual storm would show up. If he is not there, go back to Mistralton City and try to head up there again. Keep repeating this until you actually battle with him.

Step 3: Here is your battle plan:
a) So when you first encounter your Pokemon use your Thunder Wave or Stun Spore and let him flee
b) Do step 2 again but this time weaken him until you feel he is ready for capture
c) Do step 2 one more but have a Pokemon use Block/Mean Look so he cannot flee
d) Throw all your Poke Balls at him and use your Potions if your Mean Looker is about to faint
Verified by: this cheat is unverified Submitted by: VainAttempts on February 24, 2012

How to get Leftovers

Fly to Undella Town when it is the winter season in your game. Make sure that you have a Cincinno in your party, and that you are willing to trade it! Talk to one of the toy makers and he will request you to trade your Cincinno for his Munchlax. Accept the trade and the Munchlax will be holding Leftovers. Enjoy.
Verified by: this cheat is unverified Submitted by: Vast on November 24, 2011

iccirus city

you know that mountain on top the gym in iccirus city and how you cant get on it. well you just have to wait until the game turns to winter and then you can go up there:)
Verified by: Shadow1999boy11 Submitted by: noahjets on April 11, 2012

Pointless Places...

...are no longer pointless. If you have the event exclusive Keldeo or Meloetta, then you can teach them special moves like SecretSword and RelicSong, their signature moves. The Moor of Icirrus, along with the battalion trio, you can teach Keldeo SecretSword. With a Relic Crown go to the cafe in Narrow street, Castelia and the guitarist will teach Meloetta RelicSong.
Verified by: this cheat is unverified Submitted by: lucario2 on April 01, 2012

PokeTransfer

Available after beating the Elite 4 the first time.

Location:
Route 15, there is a building similar to Pal Park of Sinnoh & Kanto where you can connect to past games for the Pokémon after you have obtained the National Pokédex. When you enter the PokéTransfer Lab, you'll get an explanation. You can then access the transferring program from this area whenever you want

Requirement:
- 2 DSs (one with black/white, the other with Diamond, Pearl, Platinum, HeartGold or SoulSilver)

Restrictions:
- No Hold Items - (Game automatically puts them back in your bag)
- The Pokémon cannot know Hidden Moves (Cut, Fly, Surf, Strength, Defog, Whirlpool, Waterfall, Rock Climb) - Do note that you can send Pokémon with Defog through HeartGold & SoulSilver and Pokémon with Whirlpool through Diamond, Pearl & Platinum
- You cannot send Eggs
- You cannot transfer the Spiky-eared Pichu
Verified by: this cheat is unverified Submitted by: jj_101 on April 03, 2011

Seasons Cycle

Pokemon Black have 4 seasons: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Spring -> January, May, September

Summer -> February, June, October

Fall/Autumn -> March, July, November

Winter -> April, August, December
Verified by: Wally, diddykulor Submitted by: jj_101 on April 03, 2011

Swarming Pokémon

If you want to find out what Pokémon are swarming on what route today then simply check the news ticker in the dividers between routes and cities.
Verified by: this cheat is unverified Submitted by: Dragoon on December 26, 2010

The best way to capture Volcarona

First, use moves that do double damagesuch as Water and Flying type moves. After that lower it`s hp gradually with Bug or Grass type moves. Watch out for the move Quiver Dance, which raise it`s stats. Dusk Balls are effective when you are trying to catch Volcarona. Volcarona is at lv 70 and knows
Silver Wind
Quiver Dance
Heat Wave
Bug Buzz
Verified by: this cheat is unverified Submitted by: Mockingjay1 on April 07, 2011

The best way to catch Terrakion

Terrakion`s ability Justified, makes Terrakion`s attack rise one levelwhen hit by a dark type move. When it`s attack goes up the move sacred sword becomes very powerful, so reduce it`s hp with Normal, Fire or Bug type moves.
Verified by: this cheat is unverified Submitted by: Mockingjay1 on April 07, 2011

Glitches

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Sky Drop Glitch

While the user of Sky Drop and the targeted Pokémon are in the air, if another Pokémon uses the move Gravity, the move fails. Sky Drop's user will be able to continue to battle as normal, but the Pokémon targeted by Sky Drop won't be able to move until the user of Sky Drop either faints or gets switched out, or the targeted Pokémon takes a hit from an attack.

Sky Drop was banned from random Wi-Fi battles as a result of this glitch.
Verified by: this cheat is unverified Submitted by: Lesley Pro_04 on May 15, 2012

Easter eggs

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Diamond Dust

On rare occasions, when visiting Icirrus City, instead of seeing the snow falling like normal, you will instead see a different kind of weather condition, similar to snow called Diamond Dust. This weather condition is very rare and can only be found specifically in Icirrus City on New Years' Eve.

Diamond Dust also makes appearances on the top of Mt. Silver in HG/SS and in Snowpoint City in D/P/Pt.
Verified by: this cheat is unverified Submitted by: Sigma on August 18, 2012

Foreign Team Rocket Grunt

During the Winter, if you go to Icirrus City, and enter the southernmost house, there will be a man standing in front of the TV. If you talk to him, he will reveal himself to be an ex-Team Rocket member in a very odd dialect. He claims that he was once part of Team Rocket in a faraway region, and that he tried to revive Team Rocket. This was the same Grunt as the one that stole the Gear from the Generator in G/S/C/HG/SS.
Verified by: Ricky1 Submitted by: Sigma on August 18, 2012

Translations

In Castelia city there are 3 trainers at a party that speak 3 foreign languages. I've translated what they say.

German: Ich habe mir nun ein Auto zugelegt! Damit ist die nächeste Stadt auch ganz ohne Orden zum Greifen nah! Es sei denn, ich rassele durch meine Führerscheinprüfung...
English: I have now bought a car! So that the next town is also close enough to touch without orders! Except, I rattling through my driving test...

Italian: Ciao! Ti stai divertendo? Non sentirti in imbarazzo. Parla pure con chi vuoi.
English: Hello! Are you having fun? Do not feel embarrassed. He also speaks with anyone.

Spanish: ¡Es la primera ves que vengo aquí!¡Pero este precioso paisaje hace que me sienta como en casa!¡La próxima vez traeré a mis amigos!
English: It is the first time I come here! But this beautiful landscape makes me feel like home! The next time I'll bring my friends!
Verified by: Makinch199 Submitted by: Mother Ranma on March 29, 2011

Visiting Game Freak

In Castelia City, there is a building in which you can find various NPCs representing actual Game Freak members. One of these characters can be challenged to a battle after defeating the Elite Four. This building also houses various goodies and commendations for doing things like completing the Pokedex. To get there, all you need to do is get to the Castelia Pokemon Center. In the roadway leading north (up) just to the east (right) of the center, there is a single building on the right that you can enter. Go inside, and go to the elevator. Go to the 22nd floor, and you will encounter Game Freak!
Verified by: this cheat is unverified Submitted by: pokefreak77 on March 26, 2011
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