As the launch date gets closer and closer for Pokémon Black 2 and White 2, it’s probably worth noting the differences between the two games. After all, most of us will only be buying one. This post is just a brief overview, more can be found on the (updated) “Version Differences” page. Without further ado, let’s take a look at what separates these two games!

Black 2

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  • Pokémon: Weedle, Kakuna, Beedrill, Magmar, Sudowoodo, Heracross, Magby, Plusle, Volbeat, Spoink, Grumpig, Latios, Buneary, Lopunny, Bonsly, Magmortar, Gothita, Gothorita, Gothitelle, Vullaby, Mandibuzz, Zekrom
  • Locations: Black City (can be unlocked in White 2) as well as aesthetic differences on Route 4, in Reversal Mountain, and in the cities of Opelucid and Mistralton
  • Keys: These unlock features within the games after certain criteria are met and can be shared between versions. Each game has some that can natively be unlocked however: Hard Mode Key, Steel Head Key, and Black City Key.
  • Other: FunFest Missions and Join Avenue shops bother differ slightly between the two games

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White 2

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  • Pokémon: Caterpie, Metapod, Butterfree, Mr. Mime, Electabuzz, Pinsir, Elekid, Skitty, Delcatty, Minun, Illumise, Numel, Camerupt, Latias, Mime Jr., Electivire, Solosis, Duosion, Reuniclus, Rufflet, Braviary, and Reshiram
  • Locations: White Forest (can be unlocked in Black 2) as well as aesthetic differences on Route 4, in Reversal Mountain, and in the cities of Opelucid and Mistralton
  • Keys: These unlock features within the games after certain criteria are met and can be shared between versions. Each game has some that can natively be unlocked however: Assist Mode Key, Iceberg Key, and White Forest Key.
  • Other: FunFest Missions and Join Avenue shops bother differ slightly between the two games

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So, which will YOU buy? Answer in the comments!

<3 pokejungle

ps- The minigames on the Xtransceiver have been localized as Balloon Catch! and Balloon Ka-boom! 🙂

pps- A code for a Shadow Tag Gothorita will be given out with US copies of the official Black 2 / White 2 strategy guide! Sadly it’s one time use 🙁

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