POKEMON BLACK AND WHITE VERSION DIFFERENCES FAQ
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Table of Contents: 
(1.0)	Introduction
(2.0)	Black Pokemon Exclusives
(3.0)	White Pokemon Exclusives
(4.0)	Black Area Exclusives
(5.0)	White Area Exclusives
(6.0)	Black Battle Exclusives
(7.0)	White Battle Exclusives
(8.0)	Contact Information and Closing
(9.0)	Credits

(1.0)	Introduction

Be aware, there are clearly game play spoilers, and some very 
slight spoilers for the story. You?ve been warned.

It?s always a pressing decision, deciding which Pokemon game to 
get at release. This FAQ will serve the purpose of clarifying 
which version has which Pokemon, exclusive areas, and other 
miscellaneous exclusive features. 

Be aware, there are other guides out there that clarify where to 
find these Pokemon, their stats, available moves, and so on. 
This guide has the simple purpose of outlining which version 
they can be found in. I?m not offering a professional opinion on 
which version to get, but just giving you the information to 
work with so you can determine that for yourself.Without further 
delay, here it is.

(2.0)	Black Pokemon Exclusives

#013: Weedle
#014: Kakuna
#015: Beedrill
#198: Murkrow
#228: Hourdour
#229: Hourdoom
#285: Shroomish
#286: Breloom
#311: Plusle
#313: Volbeat
#430: Honchkrow
#546: Cottonee
#547: Whimsicott
#574: Gothia
#575: Gothorita
#576: Gothitelle
#629: Vullaby
#630: Mandibuzz
#641: Tornadus
#643: Reshiram

Note: Take their number and put it in CTRL F to easily find the 
Pokemon?s information.

---#013: Weedle---
Typing: Bug / Poison
Abilities: Shield Dust
Dream World: Run Away
EXP @L100  : 1,000,000 
EVs        : 1 Speed

---#014: Kakuna---
Typing: Bug / Poison
Abilities: Shed Skin
Dream World: N/A
EXP @L100  : 1,000,000
EVs        : 2 Defense

---#015: Beedrill---
Typing: Bug / Poison
Abilities: Swarm
Dream World: Sniper
EXP @L100  : 1,000,000
EVs        : 2 Attack, 1 Sp. Def

---#198: Murkrow---
Typing: Dark / Flying
Abilities: Insomnia / Super Luck
Dream World: Prankster
EXP @L100  : 1,059,860
EVs        : 1 Speed

---#228: Houndour---
Typing: Dark / Fire
Abilities: Early Bird / Flash Fire
Dream World: Unnerve
EXP @L100  : 1,250,000
EVs        : 1 Sp. Atk
      ---#229: Houndoom---

Typing: Dark / Fire
Abilities: Early Bird / Flash Fire
Dream World: Unnerve
EXP @L100  : 1,250,000
EVs        : 2 Sp. Atk

---#285: Shroomish---
Typing: Grass
Abilities: Effect Spore / Poison Heal
Dream World: Quick Feet
EXP @L100  : 1,640,000
EVs        : 1 HP

---#286: Breloom---
Typing: Grass / Fighting
Abilities: Effect Spore / Poison Heal
Dream World: Technician
EXP @L100  : 1,640,000
EVs        : 2 Attack

---#311: Plusle---
Typing: Electric
Abilities: Plus
Dream World: N/A
EXP @L100  : 1,000,000
EVs        : 1 Speed

---#313: Volbeat---
Typing: Bug
Abilities: Illuminate / Swarm
Dream World: Prankster
EXP @L100  : 600,000
EVs        : 1 Speed

---#430: Honchkrow---
Typing: Dark / Flying
Abilities: Insomnia / Super Luck
Dream World: Moxie
EXP @L100  : 1,059,860
EVs        : 2 Attack

---#546: Cottonee---
Typing: Grass
Abilities:  Infiltrator/ Prankster
Dream World: Chlorophyll
EXP @L100  : 1,000,000
EVs        : 1 Speed

---#547: Whimsicott---
Typing: Grass
Abilities: Infiltrate/ Prankster
Dream World: Chlorophyll
EXP @L100  : 1,000,000 
EVs        : 2 Speed

---#574: Gothita---
Typing: Psychic
Abilities: Frisk
Dream World: Shadow Tag
EXP @L100  : 1,059,860
EVs        : 1 Sp. Def


---#575: Gothorita---
Typing: Psychic
Abilities: Frisk
Dream World: Shadow Tag
EXP @L100  : 1,059,860
EVs        : 2 Sp. Def

---#576: Gothitelle---
Typing: Psychic
Abilities: Frisk
Dream World: Shadow Tag
EXP @L100  : 1,059,860
EVs        : 3 Sp. Def

---#629: Vullaby---
Typing: Dark / Flying
Abilities: Overcoat / Big Pecks
Dream World: Weak Armor
EXP @L100  : 1,250,000
EVs        : 1 Def

---#630: Mandibuzz---
Typing: Dark / Flying
Abilities: Overcoat / Big Pecks
Dream World: Weak Armor
EXP @L100  : 1,250,000 
EVs        : 2 Sp. Atk

---#641: Tornadus---
Typing: Flying
Abilities: Prankster
Dream World: Defiant
EXP @L100  : 1,250,000 
EVs        : 3 Atk

---#643: Reshiram---
Typing: Dragon / Fire
Abilities: Turboblaze
Dream World: None
EXP @L100  : 1,250,000 
EVs        : 3 Sp. Atk



(3.0)	White Pokemon Exclusives

#010: Caterpie
#011: Metapod
#012: Butterfree
#046: Paras
#047: Parasect
#200: Misdreavus
#261: Poochyana
#262: Mightyena
#312: Minun
#314: Illumise
#429: Mismagius
#548: Petilil
#549: Lilligant
#577: Solosis
#578: Duosion
#579: Reuniclus
#627: Rufflet
#628: Braviary
#642: Thundurus
#644: Zekrom

Note: Take their number and put it in CTRL F to easily find the 
Pokemon?s information.

---#010: Caterpie---
Typing: Bug
Abilities: Shield Dust
Dream World: Run Away
EXP @L100  : 1,000,000
EVs        : 1 HP

---#011: Metapod---
Typing: Bug
Abilities: Shed Skin
Dream World: N/A
EXP @L100  : 1,000,000
EVs        : 2 Defense

---#012: Butterfree---
Typing: Bug / Flying
Abilities: Compoundeyes
Dream World: Tinted Lens
EXP @L100  : 1,000,000
EVs        : 2 Sp. Atk, 1 Sp. Def

---#046: Paras---
Typing: Bug / Grass
Abilities: Effect Spore / Dry Skin
Dream World: Damp
EXP @L100  : 1,000,000 
EVs        : 1 Attack

---#047: Parasect---
Typing: Bug / Grass
Abilities: Effect Spore / Dry Skin
Dream World: Damp
EXP @L100  : 1,000,000
EVs        : 2 Attack, 1 Defense

---#200: Misdreavus---
Typing: Ghost
Abilities: Levitate
Dream World: N/A
EXP @L100  : 800,000 
EVs        : 1 Sp. Def

---#261: Poochyena---
Typing: Dark
Abilities: Run Away / Quick Feet
Dream World: Rattled
EXP @L100  : 1,000,000
EVs        : 1 Attack

---#262: Mightyena---
Typing: Dark
Abilities: Intimidate / Quick Feet
Dream World: Moxie
EXP @L100  : 1,000,000
EVs        : 2 Attack

---#312: Minun---
Typing: Electric
Abilities: Minus
Dream World: N/A
EXP @L100  : 1,000,000
EVs        : 1 Speed

---#314: Illumise---
Typing: Bug
Abilities: Oblivious / Tinted Lens
Dream World: Prankster
EXP @L100  : 1,640,000
EVs        : 1 Speed

---#429: Mismagius---
Typing: Ghost
Abilities: Levitate
Dream World: N/A
EXP @L100  : 800,000 
EVs        : 1 Sp. Atk, 1 Sp. Def

---#548: Petilil---
Typing: Grass
Abilities: Own Tempo / Chlorophyll
Dream World: Leaf Guard
EXP @L100  : 1,000,000
EVs        : 1 Sp. Atk

---#549: Lilligant---
Typing: Grass
Abilities: Own Tempo / Chlorophyll
Dream World: Leaf Guard
EXP @L100  : 1,000,000 
EVs        : 2 Sp. Atk

---#577: Solosis---
Typing: Psychic
Abilities: Magic Guard / Overcoat
Dream World: Regenerator
EXP @L100  : 1,059,860
EVs        : 1 Sp. Atk

---#578: Duosion---
Typing: Psychic
Abilities: Magic Guard / Overcoat
Dream World: Regenerator
EXP @L100  : 1,059,860 
EVs        : 2 Sp. Atk

---#579: Reuniclus---
Typing: Psychic
Abilities: Magic Guard / Overcoat
Dream World: Regenerator
EXP @L100  : 1,059,860 
EVs        : 3 Sp. Atk

---#627: Rufflet---
Typing: Normal / Flying
Abilities: Keen Eye / Sheer Force
Dream World: Hustle
EXP @L100  : 1,250,000
EVs        : 1 Atk


---#628: Braviary---
Typing: Normal / Flying
Abilities: Keen Eye / Sheer Force
Dream World: Hustle
EXP @L100  : 1,250,000
EVs        : 2 Atk

---#642: Thundurus---
Typing: Electric / Flying
Abilities: Prankster
Dream World: Defiant
EXP @L100  : 1,250,000
EVs        : 3 Atk

---#644: Zekrom---
Typing: Dragon / Electric
Abilities: Teravolt
Dream World: None
EXP @L100  : 1,250,000 
EVs        : 3 Atk

(4.0)	Black Area Exclusives

1.	Black City

Black City is a city available for access after completion of 
the main story. There are multiple large buildings here, 
which contain trainers for you to face and items for you to 
purchase. This will prove to be very helpful, as regular trainers 
cannot be battled again, but you can constantly rebattle multiple 
trainers a day within Black City. Using the Entralink feature to 
communicate with those who have White Version will allow you to gain 
more people, and more buildings will appear, as well as larger 
selections of items. Entralink is only available between local 
Nintendo DS/Lite/I/3DS communications, it cannot be accessed over 
Nintendo Wifi. 

Before you actually use Black City (Or White Forest, as I will 
discuss below) there are several different things to keep in mind. 
The most noteworthy is a theory that was recently proven concerning 
the amount of people who will be in Black City. The second you start 
your save file, there is a timer going on that spans approximately 
ten days. If you do not clear the Main Story within this time span, 
(in other words, gaining access to Black City) the amount of people 
in Black City will gradually decrease. Also, over time, the amount 
of people within it will decrease on its own, regardless of what you 
do. Don?t worry though, as long as you utilize Entralink, you will 
be able to gain different trainers and more items.

If you are all about Pokemon battles, in game or online, and are 
intent upon leveling up your Pokemon as high as you can, then I 
would recommend a purchase of Pokemon Black Version. There are a lot 
more trainers available for you to battle, and a larger amount of 
items for you to obtain and use in battle. 

2.	Mistralton City

In Black Version, the outskirts of Mistralton City have many 
sheds and buildings. This does not affect game play in any 
way, but is merely an aesthetic difference. The contrast between 
Black Version Mistralton City and White Version Mistralton City is 
to show differences between the technologically advanced Black 
Version, and the slightly more rural White Version. These 
differences play a much larger role in Opelucid City, mentioned 
below.

3.	Opelucid City

In Black Version, Opelucid City is industrialized and has 
many neon lights glowing throughout it. Again, this is merely 
an aesthetic difference; it will not change what you do in 
game play. 

This does, however, pertain to a certain sidequest within the game. 
There is a building in Opelucid City, northwest of the Pokemon 
center among several other buildings with a man and his child inside 
of it. This man expresses concern over his son?s future, and 
references a machine that can help him. What this man requires is a 
Pokemon from a different world with the Pokemon move Charge. By 
another world, he means from the opposite version, in this case, 
Pokemon White. A common Pokemon to obtain for this sidequest would 
be a Blitzle or Zebstrika. 

Completion of this sidequest earns you a TM, and I?ve included the 
information here due to the requirements varying by version, please 
keep in mind that in Black you will need the Charge Pokemon to be 
from White Version.

(5.0)	White Area Exclusives

1.	White Forest

Contrary to Pokemon Black, the White Forest, accessible after 
the main story, is a quiet forest with many grass patches 
available for you to catch Pokemon in. There are also several 
items that can be found, and more people and new pokemon will 
show up via Entralink.

There is also a house located within White Forest containing several 
people, an old man who will give you berries if you can find a 
certain Pokemon in the forest, and a boy and girl who will challenge 
you to Triple Battles and Rotation Battles. 

Keep in mind that as you find more people via Entralink, White 
Forest will expand, grow more trees, have small ponds, and more 
items will be found within its boundaries. Different people will 
also come into the forest, and talking to them will indicate which 
Pokemon have recently come into White Forest along with them. There 
are a total of about 32 Pokemon that can be caught in White Forest, 
and that is excluding their evolutions, you could potentially fill 
up 70 or more Pokedex slots by getting everything there is to get 
out of White Forest. 

It should also be noted that Black City and White Forest follow the 
same basic mechanics, if you don?t reach White Forest within the set 
amount of time (ten real world days) you?ll start losing your White 
Forest population! In case you just skipped down to this section, 
let me remind you, this problem can be averted by using Entralink 
with the opposite version, in this case, Pokemon Black.

2.	Mistralton City

Once again contrary to Black version, the outskirts of 
Mistralton City show growing crops and farmland, a mere 
aesthetic difference to enhance your personal experience. 
(Translation: it doesn?t change game play!)

3.	Opelucid City

If the themes being set weren?t a clue, White Version?s take 
on Opelucid city involves it being a quiet, old style village 
with few signs of electronics or technology, in direct contrast with 
the technologically advanced Black Version. 

Of course, the same concept of bringing a Pokemon with Charge to the 
man with his child is still a sidequest, but obviously the version 
exclusives roles come in. While you would have needed a Pokemon with 
Charge from White version above in the Black description, you will 
now need a Pokemon from Black Version with Charge. My recommendation 
of the easy to obtain Blitzle or Zebstrika still stands.

(6.0)	Black Battle Exclusives

1.	Opelucid City Gym Leader

In Black Version, the gym leader of Opelucid City is Drayden. 
Nothing further is changed other than the actual person 
fighting you, both leaders use the same Pokemon.

2.	Battle Styles

Black Version contains more Rotation Battles, throughout the 
main story you will face four Rotation Battles and one Triple 
Battle.

3.	N?s Legendary

After beating the Elite Four and facing N (as the champion), 
he will have a different legendary depending on your version. 
In Black, he will have Zekrom. (you get access to Reshiram)

This changes a few different scenes throughout the game. It changes 
the scene where you first see the legendary that N obtains at 
DragonSpiral Tower. It of course alters the course of you battle, 
but there are two huge cutscenes before that battle takes place. In 
Black Version, his Zekrom will show up first, and Reshiram will show 
up in the second cutscene to aid you in your battle against N. The 
last difference is the Pokemon that appears in the ending credits, 
which in this case will be Zekrom.

(7.0)	White Battle Exclusives

1.	Opelucid City Gym Leader

In White Version, you will be facing Iris instead of Drayden. 
Again, they use the same exact Pokemon, the difference is 
just who you?re battling. 

There will be some alterations in terms of dialogue though, as Iris 
plays a role early on the story while you?re in Castelia City. 
Nothing beyond optional dialogue is exclusive though, the main 
difference is that there are simply different gym leaders.

2.	Battle Styles

In that theme of being opposites, you face more Triple 
Battles in Pokemon White, four of them throughout the main 
story and one Rotation Battle.

3.	N?s Legendary

If you haven?t already guessed by reading above, N will have 
Reshiram in White Version; you will have a chance to get 
Zekrom.

As I?ve mentioned earlier, this changes up a few things throughout 
the game, but in White version the roles are reversed (as you?ve 
probably well expected by now). N will obtain Reshiram in the 
DragonSpiral Tower cutscene, and in the pre-battle scene he will 
also have it. Zekrom shows up in the scene after that, and Reshiram 
is featured in the ending credits. Talk about that Yin-Yang theme 
the two legendaries have?

(8.0)	Contact Information and Closing

Well I have done my best to outline all of the differences between 
the two games, and provide you with all the information you will 
need to determine which game you want to play. But if anyone has 
questions, feel free to send me 
and email at:

Rjc_pwns@hotmail.com
 
Or with GameFAQs? new private messaging feature, send my 
account, thecheese103, a private message containing your 
questions or concerns. Feel free to point out any spelling or 
information errors in this FAQ, or if you just need an opinion on 
the games feel free to ask me. I personally own both games but 
played White first. I hope this information was able to help 
everyone out in some way or another.

(9.0)	Credits

Myself: For typing this short little guide for your convenience. 
CjayC: For creating the wonderful site that we can view this and 
so many other FAQs on.
SBallen(or any form of administrator who sorts through FAQs): For 
being the central figure in maintaining GameFAQs to 
this day, and being so very patient in the countless amount of times 
that I?ve resubmitted this file.
You: For reading this, after all, what is an FAQ without asked 
questions?
The GameFAQs community: For helping me sort out some of the 
Pokemon as I wrote this FAQ.