Professor Juniper - Regional professor that gives the player their pokedex. Fennil - Araragi's assistant, Fennil is the one that deals with the Dream World.
Ghetsis - High ranking executive of the local crime group Team Plasma, whose plans involve freeing pokémon from what they perceive to be unjust circumstances. N - A mysterious trainer that challenges the player throughout their journey. His intentions are similar to Team Plasma in that he wishes to free pokémon from humanity.
» Gym Leaders
Cilan, Chili, Cress (grass, fire, water) - Sanyou City gym leaders. You will face one of them, chosen by which of them has the type that is super effective versus your chosen starter. Lenora (normal) - Shippou City gym leader. Burgh (bug) - Hiun City gym leader. Elesa (electric) - Raimon City gym leader. Clay (ground) - Hodomoe City gym leader. Skyla (flying) - Fukiyose City gym leader. Brycen (ice) - Sekka City gym leader. Drayden /Iris (dragon) - Souryuu City gym leaders. The one you'll find and battle depends on the version. Shaga is in Black and Iris is in White.
Isshu is stated to be far away from any of the other regions. Isshu has some minor regional differences between game versions. Black City is in Black and is heavily industrialised. White Forest is in White and is much more closer to nature.
» New Features In-game
Triple Battles - Building upon the doubles introduced in GBA games are triple battles, with 3 active pokémon on each side of the battle. The ability to attack multiple members of the opposite team now also depends on the position of the attacker. Those in the center can potentially hit the entire opposite team, while those at the side can only strike those directly opposite and in the center. Positions can be moved around during battle but this uses up a turn.
Rotation Battles - This battle style acts as a mix of triples and singles. Again, 3 pokémon are sent out at once on each side. However, here only one pokémon participates at a time. You can rotate the group during battle to change who your active pokémon is and this does not use up a turn.
Miracle Shooter - During multiplayer battles this feature is available that allows for items to be used, but slightly differently from the single player version. Points are gained during battle that can be spent on items to use. Like the single player, using an item uses up a turn just like almost any other action.
Combination Attacks - Certain attacks when used during the same turn in doubles or triples will now cause special effects to occur. For example, mixing grass oath and fire oath will create a field of fire that damages the opponent's team each turn.
Seasons - Seasons will now play a role in the game and will cycle through Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter. In addition to providing visual changes these seasons also have other effects. Some areas of Isshu will only be reachable in a specific season. pokémon will also be affected. Availability rates of certain species are affected and some pokémon will change formes based on the season. Note that unlike the day/night system, seasons only last a month in the game.
Musicals - Following on from contests of previous games are the new musicals. Players can dress up their pokémon in a variety of clothing and accessories when they begin and then the pokémon compete to dance in time with the music that plays out.
Battle Subway - This area of Isshu is akin to the Battle Tower of previous games. Players will fight their way through consecutive battles and can earn battle points for winning streaks that can be spent on items.
» New Features WiFi/Online
C Gear - This feature sits on the DS's bottom screen. When active it is constantly looking for other Black/White games with their C Gear active. If it finds an active connection the games will link up and details of their current situation on your game. The C Gear can also be used to synch up with the Global Link.
Dream World - It's possible to synch the games up to the pokémon Global Link and then send a pokémon onto the Dream World. Here the pokémon can participate in a variety of games. Other pokémon can also be encountered, eventually captured and sent back to the games. These pokémon will usually have abilities they cannot normally possess. Berries can also be grown and harvested in the dream world to be sent back to the games. (DreamWorld can be used once a day)
High Link - Players can participate in this mode over local wireless play. The host will continue to see the game as normal but those joining will be using their multiplayer avatar character in a monochrome version of Isshu. As well as interacting with other players there are a variety of missions that can be attempted here.
Pokeshifter and Transfer Machine - Like the Gen IV games had Pal Park, these games also feature means to transfer pokémon from Gen IV to Gen V. Both methods require the use of two DS systems. The pokeshifter is the primary method, where you send over 6 pokémon at a time and then recapture them via a minigame where pokémon jump out of bushes and the player must shoot them with a bow that fires pokeballs. A transfer machine is available earlier by providing a code phrase to a certain NPC, but this is used only to transfer the event Celebi and event legendary shiny beasts in order to activate the Zorua and Zoroark events respectively.
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