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Potion Power

Out in the wild, anything can happen, so keep those Potions nearby!

If you’ve got a bag full of Potions and Revives then you should never find yourself in a situation of one Pokémon between you and failure. It’s all about being prepared.

HM Slave

Whilst HM’s aren’t needed for the main story, if you’re going exploring the vast wilderness of Unova it’s essential to take a flashing, cutting, surfing boulder pusher with you as it will ensure you’re always able to make progress.

Item King

If you make sure you have lots of items such as Repels and Escape Ropes on you at all times then it can guarantee a swift escape in the worst of situations.

Seasonal Effect

Pokémon Gold & Silver added a day and night cycle alongside a real time ‘week’ with unique events that would only occur at specific times.

Black & White retain these two ideas but add seasons, spring, summer, autumn, and winter, which change every real month and bring with them a host of cosmetic and gameplay effects.

You can only access certain areas by climbing snowdrifts, for instance, while "Deerling" IconDeerling and "Sawsbuck" IconSawsbuck have a different appearance depending on the time of year.

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  • Publisher
    Pokemon Company International
  • Platforms,
  • Genre
  • Guide Release
    30 May 2011
  • Last Updated
    21 February 2021
  • Guide Author
    Daniel Chaviers

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How to become the greatest trainer Unova has ever known with our highly-detailed walkthrough of the main story and beyond. Pokemon trainers and collectors alike will appreciate our extensive lists of Pokemon and item location, ensuring nothing important goes under the Poke Radar!

Version 1.3

  • Concise & easy to understand explanations of advanced stat building systems - learn to raise a prize Pokémon.
  • Added TM names - find the items you want to find.
  • Expert strategies for defeating every single gym leader.
  • How to collect the various new Pokémon (including Legendary Pokémon)!
  • Thorough Route and Town guides detailing every collectable Pokemon and item.
  • Hidden secrets explained
  • How to raise a super squad of undefeatable Pokémon.
  • Encounter rates for every area of the game.
  • Hundreds of illustrative, high-quality screenshots.
  • Postgame areas explainned.
  • Expanded Training and Battling segments.

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