Virizion’s Vision: Alternate BW2 Storylines

Little over a year ago Black & White stormed onto our shelves. It included new features, improvements, changes, plus even more Pokémon. One of the more prominent advancements was the evolution of the storyline, adding a layer of emotional depth, something I feel Pokémon has never truly managed to capture in the past. For once the game questioned my morality as a character. Am I really doing the right thing? Should I be using Pokémon to battle? Is this just cruelty?

[spoiler]You start the game as you always would, a new trainer who wants to become a Pokémon master. You travel across the Unova region, battling 8 gyms and gaining 8 badges. You then gain entry to the Pokémon League, where you beat the Elite 4 and ultimately become the best there ever was. But life is never that simple, there are always a bunch of bad guys in funny outfits who get in your way, and who want to take over the world in some form or another. However, in B/W there is a twist! The antagonist group “Team Plasma”, and their leader “N” actually want to save the world from the likes of you and every other Pokémon trainer around. What makes it more shocking is that their ideals make complete and utter sense. Their reasoning actually made me think I was in some way a villain, and not them. With the linearity of the games I had no choice but to pursue this path. I felt I was mean and with each defeat of N I kept feeling guiltier, to put it in a polite way. But guess what? I loved it.

N’s dream is to set Pokémon free from humans, as a separate existence so they don’t have to be enslaved anymore. His motives came about when he was young. He grew up around Pokémon, and he was raised by a man named Ghetsis. He was led to believe humans were harming Pokémon, and that capturing and training Pokémon was morally wrong. Once he was old enough, Ghetsis made N the leader of Team Plasma, giving N the power to put his extremist views into fruition. Unfortunately Ghetsis was not all as he seemed; it turned out that he was manipulating N to do his dirty work in a bid for world domination. Although N’s beliefs were well-meant and innocent; he lacked knowledge. Furthermore he was blinded by the deception of Ghetsis. After learning of the betrayal, along Ghetsis’s defeat and arrest, N flew off into the sunset on the Reshiram/Zekrom he managed to obtain near the end of the game. That was the last we saw of him until now…

With the release of B2/W2 in Japan, and the not so distant western release; we can finally see if they can give us the same type of experience as before. For the first time since the release of Gold & Silver we will finally get a continued story. Many of us thought we had seen the last of N & Team Plasma, and that the “inevitable” third version would only contain the original plot with a few extra scenes thrown in for good measure. The great thing about these sequels is that we’ll get a whole new story. With this the wild speculation of what happened to N, Team Plasma, and the rest of the characters will begin.

Now some of you may already know what happens through importing, emulation or from various online sites. However, it’ll still be fun to come up with ideas for what would make a great story. Here is my take on what could happen in BW2. Keep in mind this part is entirely fictional.

Ghetsis has escaped from custody, reforming Team Plasma in the meantime and he plots a new way of taking over Unova by using the powers of Kyurem. N, meanwhile, learns of the reformation, and comes out of hiding in order to stop him. This all happens when your new protagonist starts his/hers adventure. However, continuing with the main plot for now; we see Team Plasma kidnapping Professor Juniper & Bianca, so they can use their knowledge to help locate and then capture Kyurem. Numerous Team Plasma public demonstrations alongside will spur you on making you want to stop them. Halfway through your quest you meet N. You decide to work with him to help thwart Ghetsis’s plots, as well as to help rescue Professor Juniper & Bianca. Unfortunately Ghetsis manages to seize control of Kyurem. He ends up freezing half of Unova, in addition to imprisoning all of Unova’s most powerful trainers (Gym Leaders, Elite 4 & Champion). With Unova under his control he turns the Pokémon League into his own fortress. Hiding at the top, he plans his next conquest.

You & N are now the only two who can stop him. N, who still has a Reshiram/Zekrom, tells you to find the other trainer who has the Ying to his Yang. That’s right, you have to track down B/W’s protagonist, and get him/her to help you. Once he his found you all travel to the fortress where N and the other protagonist hold off Kyurem whilst you enter to find Ghetsis. Before you get to him however, 4 Plasma generals stand in your way… Enter the Plasma Elite 4! In typical league style, you must dispatch each one at a time without healing. Once done you finally get to fight Ghetsis (again without healing). If you manage to defeat him, Kyurem will appear to challenge you. Kyurem has now sensed the weakness of Ghetsis, realizing he was not the chosen one after all despite him being able to locate the legendary’s resting place. You proceed to have a showdown with Kyurem, which is where you finally have a chance you capture him. However, for now this is where I hand it over to you. Though this plot may seem slightly bog standard (except the Plasma Elite 4), I wanted you readers to be the ones to envision the best ideas. What alternate story/ending can you come up with? Will there be major twists for N, the protagonist, or any of the other cast? Last of all, what makes a great story line, and how can you make it feel like it belongs in the Pokémon universe? Let the controversy begin, and leave your thoughts in the comments box below![/spoiler]

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  1. i really liked this article
    i also liked your idea to the end of the b2/w2 storyline

    1. Thank you 🙂 I had plenty more ideas I could have written, but it would have been too long, and I wanted the readers to suggest better ones.

  2. I didn’t know you had to find BW’s protagonist : O So how are you supposed to capture Zekrom/Reshiram? Who gives it to you?

    About us players being the villains, I’ve thought about it and I believe that it is not true. A lot of us have the ‘need’ to have the perfect pokemon: perfect ivs, nature and all that. If it was in the anime it would be awful, not wanting a pkm because it is ‘weak’. But since in the anime any pkm can be strong, there wouldn’t be any need for that. So yeah, if you understood me it’s great xD

      1. With the first half being accurate, and no seperating statement or something, it’s not entirely obvious. I mean, I understood it is fictional, but knew it wouldn’t take many comments for someone to think it’s about the actual BW2 plot.

        1. Well, the title is ‘Alternate BW2 Storylines’ and he seperated it with ‘Now some of you may already know what happens through importing, emulation or from various online sites. However, it’ll still be fun to come up with ideas for what would make a great story. Here are my two cents/my two pennies worth (or any other currency you may have)’ although I agree it may not always be obvious to everyone it’s his own story.

          I’ll edit it a bit to make it stand out more. 😉

        1. Sorry for any confusion. It’s easy to miss parts when it’s a big block of text. I forgot to put images in to separate it a bit more.

  3. I think the whole evil Elite Four taking over is a pretty badass idea. It adds some replay value when you decide to challenge the original elite four and champion.

    1. Thanks 😀 I do think that having a different Elite 4 the second time round would be far more refreshing. Would be interesting seeing villains using different types too, rather than having the typical grunt litter.

  4. well, BW3 is fairly likely, since ghetsis escapes at the end, also despite the true ending i stated, i think you read too much pokemon adventures yellow chapter. evil elite 4? they’d never put that in a game. it would be cool, though.

  5. Despite BW2 being sequels, the story still feels unfinished to me xD.

    I mean, in the end its actually the same situation.
    On the plasma side, Ghetsis still hasn’t changed and disappeared, and the royal dragon picture is not at all completed by the Kyurem formes. O:
    But at the same time it’s kind of too late for another sequel, so whatever is next will have to involve new pokemon.

      1. I they went for that, itd have to be a Johto-like sequel then.
        But I cant really see them doing a single version in that case, as its a new generation, new region, and especially, new graphics….

        …unless they started it via Hoenn-focused sequels to RS or something, to introduce the new engine with 2 versions of proper 3DS games, and then after that did Grey.

        But I think that’s way too far fetched XDD

    1. So we’re left with a mystery just like with Team Rocket. Hopefully they’ll appear in future games, maybe he’ll travel to a different region. Let your imagination run wild 😀

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