The World Can Rest Easy: Names of Pokemon Black/White Starters Revealed

By Allen Park

November 23, 2010

GoNintendo discovered yesterday a treasure trove of info surrounding the latest entry into the Pokemon franchise, Black/White.  Perhaps the juiciest bit of info is the names of the starter Pokemon: the Grass-type Snivy, the Fire-type Tepig, and the Water-type Oshawott.  I guess those are okay names, but personally, they don’t hold a candle to the creativity and ingenuity of the original starters.

Other choice tidbits include a look at one of the legendary Pokemon, Zekrom, whose apparently a dirty, naughty “Deep Black” type, and the revelation that the game will take place in the new Unova region of the universe.

Have to hand it to Nintendo; right about when I feel like I’m growing out of Pokemon and getting sick of their formula, they release a few nuggets of info here and there that immediately sucks me back into the universe. Black/White comes out in spring of next year.

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Allen is an utter whore of a gamer; he's completely open-minded to all games, be they AAA blockbusters or $5 casual children's games. His focus is on indie games specifically, valuing gameplay and ingenuity over sparkly visuals and ridiculous gimmicks. When he's not geeking out over the newest art game, he's out toning his sexy, sculpted shoulders while surfing epic 1.5ft waves, or having a good time with local, high-gravity microbrews.

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