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    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.