PokéJungle Translator Kriffix here once again. In just a few hours Pokémon Smash will air, hopefully supplying us with precious news! Masuda will also be making an appearance on the show and will be playing Pokémon Black 2/White 2 live!
In the mean time, whilst we wait for the all important announcement, I will update this post every 20 minutes or so with 6 “translation nuggets” from CoroCoro and the official Pokémon site which have not yet been translated elsewhere. Among these there are a few which other sites have overlooked but may turn out to be very important to the plot of BW2. Remember, you read it here first!
Translation Nugget #1: Pokémon Theater?
In Black and White 2 there seems to be some kind of stage where you role-play the hero defeating a giant robo-Tyranitar.
– In the first image we can see the logo. This same logo is also on the Red and Blue building (second image) which shows the Hero and the Tyranitar monster.
– In screenshot 3 we see a person in a motion-capture suit posing in front of green screen in order for them to put in the special effects, suggesting that it goes beyond theatre and stretches into movie somehow.
– In screenshot 4 we see the protagonist walk onto the stage to join Achroma (Akuroma) . There are cheers from the audience. “yay!”,”send him flying!”. Are Achroma and the protagonist role-playing a fight or are they going to have some form of battle…? (What do you all think?)
– In screenshot 5 we see the protagonist playing the hero character taking on a robotic tyranitar. The text reads: “Black2: Ugh…That worker is in the way so I can’t use my Pokémon well”
Translation Nugget 2 : Achroma
As we reported yesterday, Achroma’s (Akuroma) name most likely comes from “Achromatic”. Meaning ‘colourless’.
Here is what the official site has to say about the mysterious researcher who is going to play an unknown major role in the events of BW2:
Achroma A figure of mystery who you can’t quite put your finger on.
He is studying the secrets behind a Pokémon’s strength.
Along the journey, he also helps out the protagonist from time to time. “What is it that draws out a Pokémon’s strength?”
His other quotes include “Oh how rude of me! I am Achroma, a scientist” and “With the tool that I created that ‘activates’ Pokémon…”
Translation Nugget 3: The Rival
We’ve known since the CoroCoro leaks that the rival character has strong thoughts on a “Pokémon’s strength”. Does this coincide with Achroma’s research somehow? The site says there is a reason behind this, and trails out slowly when talking about the rival’s sister. Is the rival’s quest for strong Pokémon somehow related to an experience he has had involving his sister? Just where is his sister now? Is it a character we already know or someone missing?
The site has this to say about him:
Rival “A childhood friend to the main character who lives in Hiougi City”. (Notice it says only “live” and not “from” which is less common in Japanese) It seems there is a reason behind his strong feelings towards Pokémon and Pokémon battles. He also has a caring side towards his little sister…”
Translation Nugget 4: Homika
Homika is one of the new Gym Leaders and is set to make an anime appearence on June the 14th. How it is that there can be new Gym Leaders entirely unrelated to the types of Gyms from Unova of two years ago is still a mystery! She has only two Pokémon suggesting that she will be an early Gym Leader, most likely the first. Upon further inspection she actually has freckles! Here’s what the Japanese site has to say about her:
Homika “One of the new gym leaders. Her base guitar is her trademark, and her gym is actually a rock stage! She specialises in Poison Pokémon. “Here I go! I’ll make you go crazy!!” (lit: send your rationality flying)
Translation Nugget 5: Shizui
Shizui is one of the new Gym Leaders. He has a strange dialect which made many other translators run miles away from his quotes. Pictures show a sunny beach area meaning that the town he is in may well be near Undella Town. There are wooden buildings and platforms built over lumps of sand and shallow waters similar to that seen to the right of Undella two years ago. What do you guys think, is this possible?
Here is what the official Japanese site has to say about him:
Shizui “Yet another new Gym Leader. He is cheerful and does things his own way but gives advice to the main character at times. He seems to specialise in water Pokémon.” “The strength of your conviction gives power to you and your Pokémon!”
His other quotes include “I was out swimming with my Pokémon but it just felt so good that I floated out way too far”. “Listen up, you gotta have faith!”. “After all, the ocean excepts all rivers as it’s own…”
Nugget 6: The guys in Black
Technically not a translation but rather a focus. Who are this group of people wearing Black? Have team Plasma returned with a vengeance and a new get-up? The orange hair colour may suggest this.
Nuggets complete! If you enjoyed them let me know and I may do it again sometime!