More Control for Pokemon Breeders in Pokemon Black/White 2

on August 26, 2012 5:26 PM

Love breeding Pokemon? Then you’ll be delighted to know that, in Pokemon Black/White 2, you’ll finally have a little more control over your future Pokemon. If you have an Everstone, you can equip it to one of the parent Pokemon, and the resulting baby will have the nature of the Pokemon holding the Everstone.

As a result, it’s now much less random and much easier to get the desired nature for your Pokemon. Natures, of course, can have a pretty big impact on how your little buddies perform in the ring – if you haven’t heard of it and want to improve your game, I recommend looking it up right away.

Unfortunately, there’s a trade-off. Whereas in previous titles in the series, you could breed fairly early in the game, you won’t be able to do that in Pokemon Black/White 2. Instead, trainers will have to wait until they’ve defeated the Elite 4 and have made it to Route 3. As someone who enjoys breeding the little guys, it’s a bit disheartening, but it makes sense – would you want a 12-year-old trainer who just left home and has $12 to his name to have the responsibility of breeding? Probably not.

Then again, I wouldn’t want that kid traversing around beating up random people’s animals, but c’mon, that’s beside the point. Pokemon Black/White 2 is already out in Japan and will be released on October 7th 2012 in North America.

 /  Staff Writer (Weekends)
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