On March 6th, 2011, Gamefreak as released their fifth generation of Pokemon Games, Pokemon Black and White. Like I did in the past on Shiori’s Diary, I’m going to do a Let’s Play in text form (with images and videos) up to the defeat of the Elite Four. Instead of using my personal blog, I will be posting it here since Pokémon is anime related after all and it could convince people to get the game who are on the fence… So, let’s get started! (Image Source)
Unlike the previous games where they have an old/middle-aged male Pokémon Professor, it’s quite the opposite. In Pokémon Black and White, there is the first female Professor in the entire series (excluding Professor Ivy). Her name is Professor Juniper and she is pretty attractive.
As always, I will be playing as a girl and this time. I named myself Homura from Madoka Magica since she is cool and a really cute girl.
Like in most Pokemon Games, you start with a battle after you receive your starter Pokemon. The only difference, you get to battle two of your rivals Cheren and the ever so clumsy Bianca. After you finish your battle with her, the Pokémon makes a big mess of your bedroom. Oh well, at least the Wii survived all the chaos.
After I reset my DS 7 times, I finally got a female Oshawott. I named her Sayaka from Madoka Magica since this Pokémon fits her energetic personality and it’s blue! I trained her in Route 1 to get her Attack EVs up to 252. I plan split the Defense and Speed EVs to 126 each.
In addition to Sayaka, I caught a Patrat and Lillipup. I use them for trainer battles so I won’t mess up her EV spreads.
In every Pokémon game, there has to be villain organization that uses Pokémon for evil purposes. In Black and White, that organization is Team Plasma aka PeTA or Animal Liberation Front. They loathe the fact that humans are abusing Pokémon for their interest. Therefore, they want TOTAL POKEMON LIBERATION so that they would be freed from slavery. As you find out later, this is not the case. In reality, they want to take over the world without any opposition.
After the speech of Pokémon Liberation from the Pokémon Liberation Front (Team Plasma) leader, I got to fight N. He was pathetically weak as he only had a Purrloin. A few tackles were necessary to bring down his cat.
On the way to Striaton City, there is actually a ticker-like bulletin that shows all the news for a certain city. It was pretty neat. Also, Bianca challenged me to another battle. Like with N, she was easily handled with Patrat.
When I arrived at the city, I battled some trainers in the Dreamyard so I can a Pensear. It took 3 soft resets so I can get a female for breeding. Afterwards, I head off to the trainer school to fight another trainer, which will allow me to challenge the city’s gym.
In all honesty, Cllan was slightly tricky to beat considering two of my Pokemon I used were under leveled. When I used Pensear, it did wonders in beating his Pansage. Considering that I had beaten him, it wasn’t a big deal as shown in the video below of the Gym Battle:
Overall, I liked the game so far and the visual enhancements look great. Compared to Diamond and Pearl, the environments are in 3D while maintaining the overhead view. For the battling, the music change when a Pokémon is in critical condition or Gym Leader’s last Pokémon was a nice touch.
Next Time: I face Team Plasma who wants the Dream Thingy and the 2nd Gym Battle in the next city.
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Glad you’re enjoying White and I’ll enjoy reading your posts about it ^^
I think I told you before that I don’t EV train, so once your team in White levels up, my team probably won’t stand a chance. But my best team from the old games can sometimes beat EV trained pokemon if I’m lucky XD
I’ve also been thinking about finally nicknaming my pokemon. Only problem is that most of my best ones are from the third Generation games so I can’t go back and change their names. It’s also kind of annoying that un-nicknamed pokemon from the Gen III and VI games transferred to B&W will still have their name in all capitol letters even though B&W no longer do that when you don’t nickname pokemon.
Once you complete the Dreamyard side story you’ll be able to trade/battle with other games. Let me know if I can get you any pokemon you’d like to have on your team :3
EV Training has it’s advantages, but it takes alotof time to accomplish without any brace items. I have to do individual battles to wild Pokemon so I get the points. I have the training of Sayaka done this afternoon and it allows me to sweep three of the Gym Leaders. So either way, it’s going to take alot of time to level up so one can beat the gym leader.
I finally evolved Sayaka to Samurott, and she is the most powerful Pokemon on the team thus far.
As for my posting of the game updates, I am taking pictures for general screenshots and recording gym battles on my iPhone 3GS. I will be going ahead with the game, but post the let’s play in incremental updates.