This tag is for questions about general mechanics applicable to the fifth generation of the main series Pokémon games, starting in 2010 with Pokémon Black and Pokémon White released on the Nintendo DS.

The fifth generation of Pokémon set in the Unova region. The initial release consists of Pokémon Black and White.

Although appearing on the same handheld console as Pokémon fourth generation, Black & White are considered a new generation as they introduce a full set of new Pokémon.

Pokémon fifth generation introduces the following features:

  • Triple battles and rotation battles
  • Online connectivity, including the 'Dream World' online play and C-Gear for connecting with other players
  • Seasonal changes to environment and Pokémon frequency
  • Pokémon Musicals
  • 156 new Pokémon, bringing the total to 649
history | excerpt history