So another blog, because the other awesome game coming out is Pokemon!
We are now on the 5th generation and even more features have been added, I will highlight some of the interesting things I have stumbled upon.
They seem to be older this time, in their teens instead of around 8 or 9 years old… This doesn’t really change anything for me, but I found it interesting anyway.
156 NEW Pokemon. Something we haven’t had since the first generation. None of these Pokemon are connected to the other generations and you will only encounter the older ones after you defeat the Elite Four or on the Dreamworld (more on that later).
I think they did a great job with this. They are all new Pokemon, some really cool ones some really cute ones. I also found there was a staggering amount of Ghost-type Pokemon. Which really rules!
Ofcourse, as always there are Pokemon which you can catch in one or the other, as usual.
New ways of encountering
Last time we could do double battles with some trainers, now we can actually encounter Pokemon in double battles, so always make sure you’ve got 2 good Pokemon in the first two slots. You encounter these double battles is higher grass and you will have to knock out one of them before you can catch the other, so watch out!
They other new way of encountering Pokemon are shaking areas these places will be different from other spots, grass will start to shake, earth will be dug up, all sorts of things. In these places you can find Pokemon you would normally not encounter in these spots.
Both options are quite interesting, I’m looking forward to see them.
New ways of battle
The first one we sort of already know, triple battles are like double battles but bigger, namely three instead of two. This method is mainly found in Pokemon White.
The other way is rotation battles, like triple battles you send out three Pokemon but they are put on a rotating disc and will only fight one on one. You can change what Pokemon you use at the beginning of the battle but the opponent can do this too.
Gold & Silver gave us day and night, Black & White gives us seasons. Some Pokemon can only be caught during a certain season and some even change form! The game will change too according to the season. Every season in game will be a month in real life.
You can now also connect with your friends and complete missions together. Walking together in one world will give a totally new experience!
There is more out there, but these are the interesting things I wanted to share now.
This game will come out in the EU on 4 March and US on March 6.