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Pokémon Black Version/White Version

On sale in Europe this Friday. It doesn't get much more black-and-white than that.

Available from this Friday 4th March, PokémonTM Black Version and PokémonTM White Version will not only reveal a large variety of new Pokémon to befriend and train, but will also reveal new ways to communicate with fellow Pokémon Trainers from all over the world via the Pokémon Global Link!

Starting with your choice of Snivy, a Grass-type PokémonTM, Tepig, a Fire-type PokémonTM, and Oshawott, a Water-type PokémonTM- players will be able to train up and evolve their chosen Pokémon into powerful new Pokémon. There are many ways to evolve Pokémon including levelling up, using certain special items, and by trading a Pokémon with a friend. 

Successfully evolve Tepig into Pignite, evolve Snivy to unleash Servine or try and evolve Oshawott into Dewott. New to Pokémon Black Version and Pokémon White Version are moves that create special effects when combined in battle. Snivy, Tepig, Oshawott, and their evolutions can learn Grass Pledge, Fire Pledge, and Water Pledge respectively. These moves can be used simultaneously in Double Battles and Triple Battles to create powerful combined moves.

Featuring more than 150 never-before-seen- Pokémon, in both Pokémon Black Version and Pokémon White Version, you will be able to train your Pokémon with the ultimate goal of taking on the Elite Four and battling on to becoming the Unova Champion! Thanks to the all-new connectivity features, you will be able to hone your fighting skills via the Random Matchup mode, using the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection.

The Pokémon Global Link web site, launching this spring will give players the ability to sync their game play from their Nintendo DSTM systems to PCs via the Internet, and access customisable web-only content, befriend additional Pokémon, communicate with fellow Pokémon Trainers, earn and view Worldwide Battle Ratings, and more. Pokémon Global Link offers a seamless play experience across both platforms—activities players enjoy online will be reflected in their Nintendo DS games. Players will log onto Pokémon Global Link using their Pokémon Trainer Club accounts, which can be easily obtained for free at www.pokemon.com. [insert market specific website: UK: pokemon.co.uk; FR: pokemon.fr; DE: pokemon.de; IT: pokemon.it; ES: pokemon.es; all other territories: pokemon.com ]

Pokémon Global Link features three main components that enhance the Pokémon video game experience online. The Pokémon Dream World features all-new ways to interact with Pokémon in a customisable web-only setting, featuring mini games that enable Pokémon and items to be transferred back into the Pokémon Black Version or Pokémon White Version video game. The Global Battle Union allows players to keep track of their battle record against other players around the world and provides players with a Worldwide Rating. Pokémon Global Link will also house the Pokémon Global Trade Station website, launching later, giving players the ability to track Pokémon trades all over the world.

PokémonTM Black Version and PokémonTM White Version offer fans and newcomers alike a completely new adventure to discover and enjoy. Pokémon Black Version and Pokémon White Version are released this week on 4th March, so make start training for the battles ahead.

For more information, visit www.PokemonBlackWhite.com

About Nintendo:

The worldwide pioneer in the creation of interactive entertainment, Nintendo Co., Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan, manufactures and markets hardware and software for its WiiTM home console and Nintendo DSTM family of portable systems. Since 1983, when it launched the Nintendo Entertainment SystemTM, Nintendo has sold more than 3.5 billion video games and more than 577 million hardware units globally, including the current-generation Wii, Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSiTM and Nintendo DSiTM XL, as well as the Game BoyTM, "Game Boy AdvanceTM", Super NESTM, Nintendo 64®and Nintendo GameCubeTM systems. It has also created industry icons that have become well-known, household names such as MarioTM, Donkey KongTM, MetroidTM, ZeldaTM and PokémonTM. A wholly owned subsidiary, Nintendo of Europe, based in Grossostheim, Germany, was established in 1990 and serves as headquarters for Nintendo's operations in Europe.

About Pokémon:

The Pokémon Company International, a subsidiary of The Pokémon Company in Japan, manages the property outside of Asia and is responsible for brand management, licensing, marketing, the Pokémon Trading Card Game, the animated TV series, home entertainment, and the official Pokémon website. Pokémon was launched in Japan in 1996 and today is one of the most popular children’s entertainment properties in the world. For more information, visit http://www.pokemon.com.


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