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I was going to buy Pokemon Black/White however I wondered if I should just skip to Black 2/White 2. As far as story goes... well its a Pokemon game not a novel most of the storys in game are just there to hold things together.

Anyway will I be missing anything important if I skip to Black/White?

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There are enough differences between the two to warrant playing both versions, but they're few enough that you can jump straight to White/Black 2 without missing out on anything major.

The region, Unova, is generally the same as the first games, however some of the differences are:

  • New locations are accessible
  • Your journey starts in a new town called Aspertia City (Hiougi Town in Japanese).
  • The Unova Pokedex features 300 Pokemon from the start.
  • You will be able to capture pokemons from previous generations from the beginning.
  • New forms of the three roaming Pokemon from Black and White: Tornadus, Thundurus and Landorus.
  • A new story that takes place 2 years after the events in Black & White
  • All of the gyms are either modified or new
  • The Pokewood movie-making minigame is a new feature to go along with Pokemon Musicals.
  • Previous Gym Leaders and Champions from other regions can be battled in the World Tournament.
  • Keldeo obtains an alternate form by learning the move Sacred Sword.

Possible Spoilers:

- The storyline involves a new version of Team Plasma.
- Characters from the first game return, such as Cheren, Bianca, and N.
- Iris replaces Alder as the Unova Region Champion.
- Black Kyurem will know the move Freeze Shock, whilst White Kyurem will know the move Ice Burn.
- Black Kyurem is related to legendary monster Zekrom and White Kyurem is related to legendary monster Reshiram.

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There are certain in-game references to the story of Black and White version that you won't get. If you have a copy of black or white, you can link it to Black 2 or White 2 (doesn't matter which; I linked my White version to my Black 2 version), and your Black or White character's name will be used in these references.

The story is a continuation of the Black and White.

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