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#1thebrawler56Posted 3/22/2013 6:06:35 PM
I plan to buy this game when I get the money and I have some questions to ask. I haven't played anything more recent than Emerald because I didn't have a DS. I have a 3DS now and I want something *new* to look forward to instead of just buying B2/W2.
1. The Battle Frontier still exists, right?
2. Can someone explain the physical/special split to me?
3. How do rotation battles work?
4. Is there any great *new* pokemon I should be aware of?
5. Can you give me a list of Legendarys from B/W?
Any and all positive help is appreciated. I can't wait for this game!
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#2UltimaZangetsuPosted 3/22/2013 6:09:47 PM
http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Legendary_Pok%C3%A9mon

http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Rotation_Battle

http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Physical_move

http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Special_move
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#3NessEggmanPosted 3/22/2013 6:14:44 PM
thebrawler56 posted...
1. The Battle Frontier still exists, right?


No

2. Can someone explain the physical/special split to me?


Instead of certain elemental types being physical or special, each move has its own class. You can see it on the move's description screen. For example, in old games, water moves were all based on special. Now, Waterfall, for example, is a physical attack.

4. Is there any great *new* pokemon I should be aware of?


Go to smogon and look at stuff in the Uber and OU tiers to learn what the popular strong Pokemon are now.
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#4Pendragon71037Posted 3/22/2013 6:19:45 PM
1. Sort of, but it's called the Battle Subway now, and all the trains ("Facilities") are in one place. Also, each one is basically a different battle type (single, double, etc)
2. Before, a move would be physical or special based on its type (fire was Special, for example), now, each move can be physical or special based on what it is (ie, Fire Punch does physical, Fire type damage)
3. You send out three pokemon, but only one can attack at a time, and you can spend a turn switching which one attacks.
4. That depends on your personal preference.
5. Reshiram, Zekrom, Kyurem, who can fus with the former creating Kyurem White or Black, repectively, Cobalion, Terrakion, Virizion, Keldeo (basically the "Rayquaza" of the previous three) Victini (the "Mew" or "Celebi") Genesect, Thundrus, Tornadus, Landorus (another "Rayquaza") (the previous three also have alternate forms, which are hard to explain unless you know the Gen 4 legendaries Giratina or Shaymin). And I believe that's all of them.
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#5thebrawler56(Topic Creator)Posted 3/22/2013 6:31:43 PM
Pendragon71037 posted...
1. Sort of, but it's called the Battle Subway now, and all the trains ("Facilities") are in one place. Also, each one is basically a different battle type (single, double, etc)
2. Before, a move would be physical or special based on its type (fire was Special, for example), now, each move can be physical or special based on what it is (ie, Fire Punch does physical, Fire type damage)
3. You send out three pokemon, but only one can attack at a time, and you can spend a turn switching which one attacks.
4. That depends on your personal preference.
5. Reshiram, Zekrom, Kyurem, who can fus with the former creating Kyurem White or Black, repectively, Cobalion, Terrakion, Virizion, Keldeo (basically the "Rayquaza" of the previous three) Victini (the "Mew" or "Celebi") Genesect, Thundrus, Tornadus, Landorus (another "Rayquaza") (the previous three also have alternate forms, which are hard to explain unless you know the Gen 4 legendaries Giratina or Shaymin). And I believe that's all of them.


Thanks, but the idea of a rotation battle seems kind of redundant doesn't it?
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#6KrisipokePosted 3/22/2013 6:33:19 PM
Pendragon71037 posted...
1. Sort of, but it's called the Battle Subway now, and all the trains ("Facilities") are in one place. Also, each one is basically a different battle type (single, double, etc)
2. Before, a move would be physical or special based on its type (fire was Special, for example), now, each move can be physical or special based on what it is (ie, Fire Punch does physical, Fire type damage)
3. You send out three pokemon, but only one can attack at a time, and you can spend a turn switching which one attacks.
4. That depends on your personal preference.
5. Reshiram, Zekrom, Kyurem, who can fus with the former creating Kyurem White or Black, repectively, Cobalion, Terrakion, Virizion, Keldeo (basically the "Rayquaza" of the previous three) Victini (the "Mew" or "Celebi") Genesect, Thundrus, Tornadus, Landorus (another "Rayquaza") (the previous three also have alternate forms, which are hard to explain unless you know the Gen 4 legendaries Giratina or Shaymin). And I believe that's all of them.


Deoxys is Gen 3, and it had different forms.
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#76bananzaPosted 3/22/2013 6:38:36 PM
Pendragon71037 posted...
1. Sort of, but it's called the Battle Subway now, and all the trains ("Facilities") are in one place. Also, each one is basically a different battle type (single, double, etc)
2. Before, a move would be physical or special based on its type (fire was Special, for example), now, each move can be physical or special based on what it is (ie, Fire Punch does physical, Fire type damage)
3. You send out three pokemon, but only one can attack at a time, and you can spend a turn switching which one attacks.
4. That depends on your personal preference.
5. Reshiram, Zekrom, Kyurem, who can fus with the former creating Kyurem White or Black, repectively, Cobalion, Terrakion, Virizion, Keldeo (basically the "Rayquaza" of the previous three) Victini (the "Mew" or "Celebi") Genesect, Thundrus, Tornadus, Landorus (another "Rayquaza") (the previous three also have alternate forms, which are hard to explain unless you know the Gen 4 legendaries Giratina or Shaymin). And I believe that's all of them.

You forgot Meloetta.
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#8EpicYoshi801Posted 3/22/2013 6:43:39 PM
1. A downscaled Battle Frontier appeared in Platinum, HeartGold, and SoulSilver. Black and White introduced the Battle Subway, which is essentially the Battle Tower with a different theme. B2W2 introduced the Pokémon World Tournament (PWT), in which you fight in a bracket of 8 people. There are different modes including Rental (like the Battle Factory), Mix (you and the opponent swap one Pokémon before the battle starts), and a mode that allows you to fight the Gym Leaders of any region, as well as a Champions tournament. There are also download tournaments that allow you to fight finalists from the VGC.

2. Pendragon pretty much said all that needs to be said about this one.

3. Rotation Battles are 6-on-6 battles in which each person sends out 3 Pokémon at a time. Each turn, you choose which Pokémon to put into play. This Pokémon will perform its move and be affected by the opponent's move. Rotating a Pokémon to the middle does not take up an extra turn.

4. This is a matter of personal preference, but Gen IV introduced some fan favorites such as Lucario, Darkrai, and Rotom. Gen V also had many cool designs such as Chandelure, Golurk, Zoroark, and Galvantula. You can look up the Pokémon from Gen IV and V if you're interested.

5. You can look up a list of Gen V legends if you want a detailed description of them. However, just be warned that GameFreak went Forme-crazy this gen. Thundurus, Tornadus, Landorus, Kyurem, Keldeo, and Meloetta all have alternate Formes!

So there you go. I know some of these questions were already answered, but I just wanted to share my thoughts. I hope this helps!
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