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                   |        PokÚmon Black Version 2        |
                   |        PokÚmon White Version 2        |
                   |                                       |
                   |           An FAQ/Walkthrough          |
                   |             By KeyBlade999            |
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                   |          Overall Size: 116 KB         |
                   |         Current Version: v0.25        |
                   |  Previous Update: 12:38 AM 9/13/2012  |
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 |                            NOTE TO THE READER:                            |
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 |  This FAQ was written starting around September 9th, 2012. Given that     |
 |  Pokemon Black/White 2 is not released in the U.S. until October 7th,     |
 |  that generally means that this FAQ is based mostly off of the Japanese   |
 |  version. So, special things must be taken into consideration.            |
 |                                                                           |
 |  Firstly, I will not bother to translate every piece of text. If there is |
 |  something of importance, I'll paraphrase it. When asked an in-game       |
 |  two-choice question, the top option is the one you ought to choose       |
 |  ("Yes") unless otherwise noted. Pokemon encounter data is based off of   |
 |  my Pokedex FAQ (see URL at end of guide), which was based off game code, |
 |  prior knowledge, and some translations. Locales' names are based off a   |
 |  translation or, sometimes, obvious prior knowledge.                      |
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 |  That's pretty much it. Section 4-I covers the rest.                      |
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|==O==|                Section Zero: Table of Contents                  |==O==|
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  [Section Title] ............................................. [CTRL+F Tag]

  -1. Donations ............................................... **POKEMON_-1**
   0. Table of Contents ....................................... **POKEMON_0**
   1. Introduction ............................................ **POKEMON_1**
   2. Version History ......................................... **POKEMON_2**
   3. Legalities .............................................. **POKEMON_3**

   4. Pre-Credits Walkthrough ................................. **POKEMON_4**
     I- Some Quick Format Notes ............................... **POKEMON_41**
     II- Basic Badge .......................................... **POKEMON_42**
     III- Toxic Badge ......................................... **POKEMON_43**
     IV- Insect Badge ......................................... **POKEMON_44**
     V- Bolt Badge ............................................ **POKEMON_45**

   5. Post-Credits Walkthrough ................................ **POKEMON_5**
     I- 

   6. PokÚdex ................................................. **POKEMON_6**


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|==O==|                    Section One: Introduction                    |==O==|
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|  CTRL+F Tag: **POKEMON_1**  |
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And welcome to my most recent FAQ/Walkthrough for the newest Pokemon game,
Pokemon Black/White Versions 2. Yep, Nintendo has finally run out of names!

Much like the first and second generations (Red/Blue/Yellow/Green and
Gold/Silver/Crystal) of years past, this game finally gives us another sort of
sequel; as much as one can really give in the Pokemon series, anyways! It took
long enough, but it is finally time to play another well-done Pokemon game!

And that means it is also time for someone to write an FAQ for it. Well, I'm
on call, so let's do this.

I hope you enjoy this FAQ!


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v0.05 - Preformatting checked and complete. Up to Route 20 in Section I.
        12:05 AM 9/10/2012

v0.25 - Two Badges down; slight intro to Section IV completed.  
        12:17 AM 9/11/2012

v0.40 - Third Badge down; slight intro to Section V done.  
        12:38 AM 9/13/2012


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|==O==|                   Section Three: Legalities                     |==O==|
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In this section, I will quickly describe some of the things you will notice
throughout the guide. This is often because the things within are a bit
technical or something. It pretty much all pertains to the tables in the
walkthroughs, so I don't have to explain the four paragraphs here in an area
worth only one sentence. It also helps to make a nice quick-paste "bank" to
go to when I need a chart. :)

Of course, if one thing is not in an area -- i.e., no Pokemon are in an area --
you won't find a table there.

First things first. You see that Pokeball-connecting ASCII above here? That
marks a main section: Walkthrough, Pokedex, etc. The multiple-# box marks a
sub-section: for the most part, different badges and such. Each has a CTRL+F
tag associated with it. Further down on the levels is a town and such, marked
by an 80-character === header. And, if I do decide to go down to something
like the floors of a cave or something, you'll see something like <== B2F ==>.
These latter two rarely will have CTRL+F tags associated with them unless it
is to skip a long sidequest.

That's about it. Now, onto the many tables of my FAQ. Note that information
within the tables is likely to be false just to display the format on your end,
and to test column widths on my end. Not to mention it gives some
entertainment.


 ___________________________
|  Wild Pokemon Encounters  \
|____________________________\________________________________________________
|   Pokemon   |  Pokemon Types  | L100 EXP. |  Hold Items  |  EVs Won  | Game |
|-------------+-----------------+-----------+--------------+-----------+------|
| Magikarp    | Water           |   640,000 | Master Ball  | 1 Sp.Def. |  B2  |
| Metagross   | Electric/Flying | 1,250,000 | DeepSeaScale | 2 Defense | Both |
|             |                 |           | Electirizer  | 3 Sp.Atk. |      |
|_____________|_________________|___________|______________|___________|______|

Let me explain the above table, if I may, which differs from ones I have used
in the past. This table describes the Wild Pokemon for the area. The first
column is the species name - Pikachu, Snivy, Rayquaza, whatever. The second
column is the Pokemon's Type - this is used to determine whether a move is
super-effective, not very effective, or does no damage to a certain type.

The third column tells the exact amount of EXP. it would take to get this
Pokemon straight from an Egg at Level 1 to Level 100. The fourth column shows
what items this Pokemon  *MAY*  hold when caught -- see the Pokedex for the
precise percentages. The fifth column shows how many Effort Values you'll gain
for defeating this Pokemon in-battle.

EVs (Effort Values) will determine the stat changes by Level 100 by raising
them off of their set values as seen in the Pokedex. By Level 100, you'll have
gained (EVs/4) points in a stat based on the number of EVs you have. Each stat
can hold up to 255 EVs (note the truncation of the EV/4 function will mean
that those extra three are useless), and 510 overall. To lower EVs, you must
eat certain berries.

Finally, the last cramped column is the version(s) for which the Pokemon is
available. "Both" means you will find the Pokemon in both versions; "B2" means
it is only in Pokemon Black Version 2; "W2" means the Pokemon is only in
Pokemon White Version 2.

Given the slight potential of a Pokemon to have multiple hold items, or EV
gains for multiple stats, whenever there are two lines, one with a species name
and the one below it blank in the species column, assume this to mean that is
the data for the same Pokemon.

Overall, there may be instances where I divide this list quite obviously into
encounter methods, which should be easy to interpret. If nothing is listed,
consider the main method of the Route to be it. For example, if a whole Route
is all grass, consider grass the primary method; if it is all water, consider
Surfing to be the main method.


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|  Potential Trades/Gifts  \
|___________________________\_________________________________________________
| Game |  Pokemon Given  |  Pokemon Received  |       Type       | L100 EXP.  |
|------+-----------------+--------------------+------------------+------------|
| Both |  Magikarp       |  Reshiram          |  Fire/Dragon     | 1,250,000  |
|  W2  |  (none)         |  Farfetch'd (Gift) |  Normal/Flying   | 1,000,000  |
|______|_________________|____________________|__________________|____________|

Not much unique about this. This shows the trades you may find in an area. You
will notice whether it is for Pokemon Black Version 2 ("B2") or Pokemon White
Version ("W2"), or both. You'll note the Pokemon you'll end up giving away,
the Pokemon you receive, the received Pokemon's type, and the amount of EXP.
this newly-received Pokemon will have at Level 100.

If the Pokemon is actually a gift, you'll see something closer to the bottom
row of the table: "(none)" in the "Given" column, a "(Gift)" note in the
"Received" column, and all else is normal.


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|  Trainers' Pokemon  \
|______________________\______________________________________________________
|  ~ Zekrom Lv. 1, Rayquaza Lv. 1, Hydreigon Lv. 1, Lapras Lv. 1,             |
|    Arceus Lv. 1, Magikarp Lv. 100                                           |
|  ~ Snivy Lv. 50 (x5), Serperior Lv. 42                                      |
|  ~ Metagross, Tangrowth, Abomasnow, Dewott, Meganium, Snorlax; all Lv. 50   |
|_____________________________________________________________________________|

This shows the Trainers' Pokemon for an area. Each "~" bullet will mark one
Trainer battle, be it a single, double, triple, or rotation battle. You will
get to see each Pokemon and their level; no strategies or anything else. If you
see a (x#) marking, that means there are # identical Pokemon of that species
and level - not necessarily anything else - so as to save space. A similar idea
comes with our third fake battle: all the Pokemon are of the same level, so I
just list the species and the level at the end.

The trainers will be listed in the order of their encounters as per the
walkthrough for that section.


 _____________________
|  BOSS: KeyBlade999  \
|______________________\______________________________________________________
|  Pokemon: Arceus (Normal) Lv. 99                                            |
|           Serperior (Grass) Lv. 53                                          |
|           Kyogre (Water) Lv. 100                                            |
|           Froslass (Ghost/Ice) Lv. 42                                       |
|           Missingno. (Bird/Normal) Lv. 255                                  |
|           Charizard [if you chose Bulbasaur] (Fire/Flying) Lv. 100 <--, Only|
|           Venusaur [if you chose Squirtle] (Grass/Poison) Lv. 100  <--+- 1  |
|           Blastoise [if you chose Charmander] (Water) Lv. 100      <--'     |
|                                                                             |
|  Money Earned: $999,999,999                                                 |
|=============================================================================|
|                                                                             |
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This is a boss box. Within it is data on the boss you will fight. Firstly, you
get their Pokemon party, with their first-used Pokemon at the top, then just
going down as I noticed them in the game. You'll get their type and their
level. In the case of starters and such, you may see a "Only 1" notice; this
means that, based on conditions in the [], you may fight different Pokemon.
This can be based on your starter, or even your version of the game. If I end
up doing this box for, say, a wild Pokemon, then I'll list its level, type, and
moves in this area, instead.

Below that, you'll find the amount of money earned if you win this fight. This
is just the money, and doesn't account for the Amulet Coin. This is not found
in special encounters in the wild, and should be replaced with EV gains.

Below the === line is further data. For example, I typically will detail the
Pokemon's weaknesses and immunities. Sometimes, I will also note abilities and
stuff about the Pokemon's moves if it is noteworthy or the battle is just
hard. I will also try my best to give recommendations for who to use and how
in the fight, typically at the end of the "strategy".


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|  Treasures Checklist  \
|________________________\____________________________________________________
|  Master Ball .......................................................... []  |
|  Max Revive ........................................................... []  |
|  Quick Claw ........................................................... []  |
|_____________________________________________________________________________|

Pretty simple. This is an alphabetical listing of the treasures in the area.
It makes a handy checklist if you decide to print this FAQ out.


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|  XYZ Town PokeMart  \
|______________________\______________________________________________________
|  Item Name .......................................................... Cost  |
|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|  PokÚ Ball .......................................................... $200  |
|  Potion ............................................................. $300  |
|  Antidote ........................................................... $100  |
|  Parlyz Heal ........................................................ $200  |
|_____________________________________________________________________________|

This is an example of what you can expect to see in a town in which you can
buy items. This has the most variable table-header, so you'll just need to
watch out for what it says. It may not necessarily be a PokeMart, and I may
list more than one table for more than one type of shop. If it is multiple
shops within a shop, I'll just use the  |---...---|  divider again.



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Once you begin the game, you'll meet up with the main Pokemon expert of the
Unova region, and currently, the only female one - Professor Juniper. She'll
briefly explain what Pokemon are, and how they are used by humans - sometimes
as friends, as partners, and, in your case, battle partners. You'll then have
to define the gender of the character you will play as, your name, and your
rival's name.

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 |  During the course of the game, we'll just call him "your rival", and    |
 |  the player will obviously be called "you". Simple enough?               |
 O==========================================================================O

Afterwards, we'll begin in the world of Pokemon!

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                                 Aspertia City
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 _______________________
|  Treasures Checklist  \
|________________________\____________________________________________________
|  Poke Ball (x10) ...................................................... []  |
|  Pokedex .............................................................. []  |
|  Potion ............................................................... []  |
|  Running Shoes ........................................................ []  |
|  Town Map ............................................................. []  |
|_____________________________________________________________________________|
 __________________________
|  Potential Trades/Gifts  \
|___________________________\_________________________________________________
| Game |  Pokemon Given  |  Pokemon Received  |       Type       | L100 EXP.  |
|------+-----------------+--------------------+------------------+------------|
| Both |  (none)         |Snivy (Gift)(1 Only)|  Grass           | 1,059,860  |
| Both |  (none)         |Tepig (Gift)(1 Only)|  Fire            | 1,059,860  |
| Both |  (none)         |Oshawott(G.)(1 Only)|  Water           | 1,059,860  |
|______|_________________|____________________|__________________|____________|
 _____________________
|  Aspertia PokeMart  \
|______________________\______________________________________________________
|  Item Name .......................................................... Cost  |
|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|  PokÚ Ball .......................................................... $200  |
|  Potion ............................................................. $300  |
|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|  Greet Mail .......................................................... $50  |
|  Favored Mail ........................................................ $50  |
|  RSVP Mail ........................................................... $50  |
|  Thanks Mail ......................................................... $50  |
|  Inquiry Mail ........................................................ $50  |
|  Like Mail ........................................................... $50  |
|  Reply Mail .......................................................... $50  |
|_____________________________________________________________________________|

Once you start in the first starting city ever, your mother will get a call
right outside of your house. After she takes it, she'll head inside, then call
you after her. Once you gain control, move over to and speak with her. Select
the top option as the dialogue progresses, then leave the house.

Outside, go up the street to the west. Eventually, you'll meet your rival and
his sister. After some conversing, the latter will leave, and your rival shall
decide to tag along. Yay. Afterwards, go towards the reddish building, the
Pokemon Center. Head up the street to the right and you'll reach the lookout.

There, your rival will stop and converse with you; after that ends, speak with
Bianca, answering "Yes" to both questions. Speak to her after the conversation
ends and you'll finally be allowed to choose one of the three Unova starters.

This will be one of the most critical decisions you make in the whole game.
Choose wisely. My evaluations:

~~ Snivy is of the Grass type, as are its evolutions Servine (Lv. 17) and
   Serperior (Lv. 36). These Pokemon are weak to Fire, Ice, Bug, Poison, and
   Flying, while being advantageous over Water, Rock, and Ground. Their
   Level-Up learnset is dominated mostly by Grass- and Normal-type moves,
   making unfavorable situations difficult. Snivy's original stats tend to
   favor the Defense and Speed stats over power, but not by much. Snivy is
   fairly well-rounded, numerically, but I'd recommend Snivy only to advanced
   played.

~~ Tepig is of the Fire type, and therefore weak to Rock, Ground, and Water.
   Its evolutions, Pignite (Lv. 17) and Emboar (Lv. 36), are Fire/Fighting and
   weak to Ground, Water, Psychic, and Flying. Both are advantageous over Ice,
   Steel, Grass, and Bug, with the latter two also adding in another Rock,
   another Steel, another Ice, and Normal. Tepig has a fairly varied moveset
   containing Normal, Fire, Rock, and Dark in its level-up set, and a few
   Fighting moves coming in later evolutions. Tepig's base stats are mostly
   oriented towards HP and Attack, with the remainder having about 2/3 the
   stat level. Overall, Tepig allows for a fair amount of challenge to the
   player without over-challenging newbies and under-challenging veterans.

~~ Oshawott is of the Water type, as are its evolutions Dewott (Lv. 17) and
   Samurott (Lv. 36). Such Pokemon are weak to Electric and Grass, while
   being advantageous over Fire, Rock, and Ground, and being one of only a few
   types that deal regular damage to Steel (which resists around 11 types). Its
   Level-Up moveset is predominantly Normal- and Water-typed moves, though 
   there is more variation versus Snivy. Oshawott's base stats peak in Special
   Attack, which is good, being Water-typed; HP and Attack take the second-best
   stats of them. Overall, Oshawott is perhaps the best for newbies to the
   series.

After choosing, you'll also get to give your Pokemon a nickname, if you want;
it doesn't particularly matter, as usual. Afterwards, Bianca hands over the
legendary Pokedex!  *angels go "Ahhhh..."*  This magnificent device contains
data on all 649 Pokemon of the known universe. Yes, I said "contains" - if you
catch a Pokemon, it somehow either figures the stuff out itself or already
knew it and shows it to you. You figure out which is more likely. :P

After you finish talking, head back downstairs and you'll be stopped by your
rival. He'll get his own starter Pokemon (Tepig if you got Snivy, Oshawott if
you got Tepig, Snivy if you got Oshawott) and his Pokedex. Awww... You know
what that means? After heading downstairs, you'll be stopped and have to have
a fight!
 ________________________________________
|  BOSS: Pokemon Trainer [Rival's Name]  \
|_________________________________________\___________________________________
|  Pokemon: Snivy [if you chose Oshawott] (Grass) Lv. 5  <--,                 |
|           Tepig [if you chose Snivy] (Fire) Lv. 5      <--+- Only one       |
|           Oshawott [if you chose Tepig] (Water) Lv. 5  <--'                 |
|                                                                             |
|  Money Earned: $580                                                         |
|=============================================================================|
|  In all honesty, this is really just a bit of a practice battle, as is the  |
|  first one in every mainstream game. Both your and your opponent's Pokemon  |
|  currently only have a Normal-type damaging move (Tackle) and a move that   |
|  reduces Defense. So, basically, just Tackle him to death. =/               |
|_____________________________________________________________________________|

After the battle, you'll talk briefly with your rival before he leaves. Bianca
then takes you over to the Pokemon Center. There, you can hand over your
Pokemon to heal their HP, PP, and status, and even learn if the Pokemon has the
legendary Pokerus (which won't be cured! ^_^). You'll also learn of the PC,
which you use to store Pokemon - after all, you only can have six in your party
at once. You also get the basics of the PokeMart nearby which is ... well, a
store. Duh.

After this, you'll get ten Poke Balls - in the other mainstream games, it is
usually just five! - before needing to leave. Outside, your mom will come up
with your rival's sister. The former will hand over the Running Shoes, and the
latter hands over the Town Map. Then, Bianca will leave and you're free to
explore around, more or less.

Go up the street east of the Pokemon Center to the gate, then go on through.
Inside here, go forward to find the person in charge of the gate; speak with
her for a free Potion. Continue north onto Route 19.

===============================================================================
                                   Route 19
===============================================================================
 _______________________
|  Treasures Checklist  \
|________________________\____________________________________________________
|  Potion ............................................................... []  |
|_____________________________________________________________________________|
 ___________________________
|  Wild Pokemon Encounters  \
|____________________________\________________________________________________
|   Pokemon   |  Pokemon Types  | L100 EXP. |  Hold Items  |  EVs Won  | Game |
|-------------+-----------------+-----------+--------------+-----------+------|
| Patrat      | Normal          | 1,000,000 | None         | 1 Attack  | Both |
| Purrloin    | Dark            | 1,000,000 | None         | 1 Speed   | Both |
|_____________|_________________|___________|______________|___________|______|

Time to enter the first Route of the game, it seems. Go forward to Bianca and
she'll give you an explanation on catching Pokemon. I'll do better.

Whenever you find a Pokemon in the wild, be it on the grass, water, or
whatever, you'll probably want to catch it. You'll first want to lower its HP
as far as possible without making it go to zero - generally, 30% is the upper
barrier to go for. After that, if possible, put a status on it - any will work,
but Paralysis and Sleep are best. Statuses multiplicatively raise the catch
rate. Then toss a Pokeball of some type. For now, Poke Balls will suffice but,
later on, take note of your surroundings and stock. For example, Dusk Balls
work four times better than Poke Balls at night and in caves. Food for thought.
     »»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»
After the tutorial, Bianca will leave and finally let us get on with business.
Go along the linear path. Eventually, past the girl, you'll be south of the
area with the boy and the Pokeball item-marking. Go along to the item, a
Potion. You can also speak with the kid nearby to learn about jumping over
ledges (use the second option for a visual tutorial).

As you go along, as well, consider catching Pokemon and grinding. Patrat and
Purrloin are, in my opinion, are not superb choices except for Pokedex
completionism. However, Purrloin's moveset is full of Dark-type moves, so at
least think about getting one. Also consider grinding your starter up to around
Level 7 to learn its first typed move (aside from Normal).

Continue on towards Floccesy Town. Near the end of the Route, a red-haired man
will stop you. This is Alder, the Champion of the Pokemon League ... Well, he
was two years ago in Pokemon B/W 1. Continue along into town.

===============================================================================
                                 Floccesy Town
===============================================================================
 _______________________
|  Treasures Checklist  \
|________________________\____________________________________________________
|  Potion ............................................................... []  |
|_____________________________________________________________________________|
 _____________________
|  Floccesy PokeMart  \
|______________________\______________________________________________________
|  Item Name .......................................................... Cost  |
|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|  PokÚ Ball .......................................................... $200  |
|  Potion ............................................................. $300  |
|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|  Greet Mail .......................................................... $50  |
|  Favored Mail ........................................................ $50  |
|  RSVP Mail ........................................................... $50  |
|  Thanks Mail ......................................................... $50  |
|  Inquiry Mail ........................................................ $50  |
|  Like Mail ........................................................... $50  |
|  Reply Mail .......................................................... $50  |
|_____________________________________________________________________________|

First things first. Get in the habit of, whenever you enter a town, especially
a new one, enter the Pokemon Center to heal your Pokemon. Afterwards, exit and
head east. You'll speak with Alder briefly; after regaining control, go into
the first house east of the Pokemon Center and speak with the man inside for a
free Potion.

Leave said house and go north. You'll soon reach Alder for a third time; after
this, he'll stand adamantly in front of his house, refusing to let you in.
What? Like we'd steal that Level 77 Volcarona he had back in the day?

Okay, fine, we totally would. >_>

Continue along to Route 20.

===============================================================================
                                   Route 20
===============================================================================
 _______________________
|  Treasures Checklist  \
|________________________\____________________________________________________
|  Parlyz Heal .......................................................... []  |
|_____________________________________________________________________________|
 ___________________________
|  Wild Pokemon Encounters  \
|____________________________\________________________________________________
|   Pokemon   |  Pokemon Types  | L100 EXP. |  Hold Items  |  EVs Won  | Game |
|-------------+-----------------+-----------+--------------+-----------+------|
| Audino      | Normal          |   800,000 | Sitrus Berry | 2 HP      | Both |
| Dunsparce   | Normal          | 1,000,000 | None         | 1 HP      | Both |
| Patrat      | Normal          | 1,000,000 | None         | 1 Attack  | Both |
| Pidove      | Normal/Flying   | 1,059,860 | None         | 1 Attack  | Both |
| Purrloin    | Dark            | 1,000,000 | None         | 1 Speed   | Both |
| Sewaddle    | Bug/Grass       | 1,059,860 | Mental Herb  | 1 Defense | Both |
| Sunkern     | Grass           | 1,059,860 | Coba Berry   | 1 Sp.Atk. | Both |
|_____________|_________________|___________|______________|___________|______|
 _____________________
|  Trainers' Pokemon  \
|______________________\______________________________________________________
|  ~ Patrat Lv. 4                                                             |
|  ~ Purrloin Lv. 4                                                           |
|  ~ Patrat Lv. 4                                                             |
|_____________________________________________________________________________|

Head along towards the bridge. Ignore the girl near it and challenge the
Youngster nearby for a battle. Continue on past the bridge to find a Lass. Beat
her (in battle, obviously), then head north into the grass. Snatch up the
Parlyz Heal here. Parlyz Heal heals the Paralysis status, often a side-effect
of Electric-type moves, which hinders the ability of a Pokemon to attack, and
even reduces its Speed.

Here in the grass, I'd consider catching some Pokemon. Sunkern or Sewaddle are
a must for those whose starter is Tepig (to counter Water, Rock, AND Ground).
Audino makes a nice staller early on. Dunsparce tends to be great if you can
get the right moves on 'im. Pidove is an ABSOLUTE MUST, like any Flying-type
Pokemon, early on. If you're to catch any one Pokemon here, that would have to
be it. Otherwise, grind and finish off the Pokemon of the Route. Preferably, I
would begin choosing two or three main Pokemon (I opted for my starter, who was
Tepig, Pidove, and Sunkern) to begin training in earnest. Make sure they're
around Level 7 before leaving the Route, and keep cycling them around in the
battles to maintain levels. Better options for mains come soon, so don't worry
about delaying.

Afterwards, go north out of the grass. Go west of the Hiker, over the bridge,
then north when possible. Continue along to the Floccesy Ranch.

===============================================================================
                                Floccesy Ranch
===============================================================================
 _______________________
|  Treasures Checklist  \
|________________________\____________________________________________________
|  Parlyz Heal .......................................................... []  |
|  Poke Ball ............................................................ []  |
|  Potion ............................................................... []  |
|  Potion ............................................................... []  |
|  TM21 (Frustration) ................................................... []  |
|_____________________________________________________________________________|
 ___________________________
|  Wild Pokemon Encounters  \
|____________________________\________________________________________________
|   Pokemon   |  Pokemon Types  | L100 EXP. |  Hold Items  |  EVs Won  | Game |
|-------------+-----------------+-----------+--------------+-----------+------|
| Audino      | Normal          |   800,000 | Sitrus Berry | 2 HP      | Both |
| Azurill     | Normal          |   800,000 | None         | 1 HP      | Both |
| Dunsparce   | Normal          | 1,000,000 | None         | 1 HP      | Both |
| Lillipup    | Normal          | 1,059,860 | None         | 1 Attack  | Both |
| Mareep      | Electric        | 1,059,860 | None         | 1 Sp.Atk. | Both |
| Patrat      | Normal          | 1,000,000 | None         | 1 Attack  | Both |
| Pidove      | Normal/Flying   | 1,059,860 | None         | 1 Attack  | Both |
| Psyduck     | Water           | 1,000,000 | None         | 1 Sp.Atk. | Both |
| Riolu       | Fighting        | 1,059,860 | None         | 1 Attack  | Both |
|_____________|_________________|___________|______________|___________|______|
 _____________________
|  Trainers' Pokemon  \
|______________________\______________________________________________________
|  ~ Purrloin Lv. 6, Sewaddle Lv. 6                                           |
|  ~ Lillipup Lv. 6, Mareep Lv. 6                                             |
|  ~ Patrat Lv. 6, Psyduck Lv. 6                                              |
|_____________________________________________________________________________|

See that patch of grass to the left? That's where you can find some Pokemon and
do some last-minute grinding. The Pokemon here are slightly stronger than on
Route 20, so it is worth it.

Any worthy catches? Heck, yes! Once Nintendo decided to let us actually get
non-Generation V Pokemon in the game, a lot of options opened up. The new ones
worth mentioning include Mareep (few Electric types will come along, period),
Psyduck (meh, there's better, but good enough if you're using Snivy), and
Riolu. Riolu is an absolute must-have. THAT is the Pokemon you want to get
here for sure, and be sure it is your main at least through the first gym,
which is coincidentally a Normal Gym.

Afterwards, head along the path north. Past the gap in the fence, you'll end up
battling your rival again! Fun!
 ________________________________________
|  BOSS: Pokemon Trainer [Rival's Name]  \
|_________________________________________\___________________________________
|  Pokemon: Snivy [if you chose Oshawott] (Grass) Lv. 8  <--,                 |
|           Tepig [if you chose Snivy] (Fire) Lv. 8      <--+- Only one       |
|           Oshawott [if you chose Tepig] (Water) Lv. 8  <--'                 |
|                                                                             |
|  Money Earned: $800                                                         |
|=============================================================================|
|  Snivy is weak to Fire, Ice, Flying, Bug, and Poison. Its moves consist of  |
|  Vine Whip (Grass), Tackle (Normal), and Leer (lowers Defense).             |
|                                                                             |
|  Tepig is weak to Water, Rock, and Ground. Its moves consist of Ember       |
|  (Fire), Tail Whip (lowers Defense), and Tackle (Normal).                   |
|                                                                             |
|  Oshawott is weak to Electric and Grass. Its moves consist of Water Gun     |
|  (Water), Tail Whip (lowers Defense), and Tackle (Normal).                  |
|                                                                             |
|  Recommendations: If you're against Snivy, Pidove inherently will know Gust |
|  which does extra damage, so you're cool there. Versus Tepig, I'd say use   |
|  anything but a Grass-type. And for Oshawott? Sunkern knows Mega Drain at   |
|  Level 5, so he'll be your best bet there.                                  |
|_____________________________________________________________________________|

After the battle, some people will come up and graciously hand over a Potion.
You'll speak briefly with them, learning that their Herdiers (the evolved form
of Lillipup) were stolen; my bet is on Team Plasma. They want you and your
rival to find them and return them. Your rival swiftly leaves.

Once you regain control, speak with the girl nearby to freely heal your Pokemon.
Go on through the gate when you're reader. Go west to the north/west fork from
the fenced area. Go west, then south to find a Lass. Defeat here and move east
a few steps.

See that grassy gap between the fences running east and west? Go in there and
grab the Poke Ball at the end of the path. Return to the north/west fork, then
go along the unused path. Your rival will quickly breeze by. Catch up and pass
him.

Go along the western path and you'll soon reach a Janitor battle. Wipe the
floor with him, then go east and downstairs. Your rival will come up, handing
over a Parlyz Heal. How nice! It seems he couldn't afford a Full Restore! After
heading down, go east and through the grass. Continue along to defeat the
Youngster with the Patrat and Psyduck.

After the battle, go south past him to find the X Attack. Go north and east
along the narrow path you could've used to avoid him. Further east, your rival
will catch up. Continue along to the Potion in the grass, then head south. You
will find a man who kidnapped a Herdier!

Go around and along the path to him. The man will get mad, then toss something.
This "something" is TM21. TM21 teaches the move Frustration. It is a move that
grows in power as your Pokemon hates you. Given that walking tends to make
Pokemon like you over time, and it is HARD to not max out Happiness by the end
of the game without trying, remember to sell it at the next PokeMart.

The man will flee without fighting (aww....) and the two trainers from before
come up, thanking you for rescuing their Herdier.

That's it for here. Grind for a while longer if you want, or continue back to
Route 20. Be sure to catch Riolu, Mareep, and Pidove at least before returning
back to Floccesy Town, which where you oughta go. To get there, go south across
the ledges to the beginning of the ranch, then continue onto Route 20, then go
along the western ledges into town.

===============================================================================
                                 Floccesy Town
===============================================================================
 _______________________
|  Treasures Checklist  \
|________________________\____________________________________________________
|  Medal #001 ........................................................... []  |
|  Medal Box ............................................................ []  |
|  Oran Berry (x5)....................................................... []  |
|_____________________________________________________________________________|
 _____________________
|  Floccesy PokeMart  \
|______________________\______________________________________________________
|  Item Name .......................................................... Cost  |
|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|  PokÚ Ball .......................................................... $200  |
|  Potion ............................................................. $300  |
|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|  Greet Mail .......................................................... $50  |
|  Favored Mail ........................................................ $50  |
|  RSVP Mail ........................................................... $50  |
|  Thanks Mail ......................................................... $50  |
|  Inquiry Mail ........................................................ $50  |
|  Like Mail ........................................................... $50  |
|  Reply Mail .......................................................... $50  |
|_____________________________________________________________________________|
 _____________________
|  Trainers' Pokemon  \
|______________________\______________________________________________________
|  ~ Panpour Lv. 9 [only if your starter is Snivy]     <--,                   |
|  ~ Pansage Lv. 9 [only if your starter is Tepig]     <--+- Only one         |
|  ~ Pansear Lv. 9 [only if your starter is Oshawott]  <--'                   |
|  ~ Pansear Lv. 9 [only if your starter is Snivy]     <--,                   |
|  ~ Panpour Lv. 9 [only if your starter is Tepig]     <--+- Only one         |
|  ~ Pansage Lv. 9 [only if your starter is Oshawott]  <--'                   |
|_____________________________________________________________________________|

As you re-enter town and try to bypass Alder's crib, he'll decide to let you
inside. You'll have to do this, so heal at the Pokemon Center, shop if you
want, and enter the house.

Inside, you'll be forced into two battles, being healed in-between them. In the
first, you'll fight the Unova simian that is weak to your starter. In the
second, you'll fight the Unova simian that is advantageous over your starter.
This is an attempt to make sure you learn that just one Pokemon will never do
you any good type-wise (except Spiritomb and Sableye). You'll also receive
$360 between the two battles.

Afterwards, leave the building. Outside, you'll get the Medal Box and Medal
#001. Afterwards, he'll walk off, with Alder coming out of his house only for a
brief moment to converse.

That's about it. Go to the Pokemon Center and heal if you feel like it, then
attempt to leave town towards Route 19. As you do, Alder will come up, handing
over five Oran Berries. These items, when held in battle, will heal 10 HP of
the holder when their HP falls below 33%, and without wasting a turn! Great
for early Gyms. Go back along Route 19 to Aspertia.

===============================================================================
                                 Aspertia City
===============================================================================
 _______________________
|  Treasures Checklist  \
|________________________\____________________________________________________
|  Basic Badge .......................................................... []  |
|  C-Gear ............................................................... []  |
|  Fresh Water .......................................................... []  |
|  Medal #004 ........................................................... []  |
|  TM27 (Return) ........................................................ []  |
|  TM83 (Work Up) ....................................................... []  |
|  X Defend ............................................................. []  |
|  Xtransceiver ......................................................... []  |
|_____________________________________________________________________________|
 _____________________
|  Aspertia PokeMart  \
|______________________\______________________________________________________
|  Item Name .......................................................... Cost  |
|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|  PokÚ Ball .......................................................... $200  |
|  Potion ............................................................. $300  |
|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|  Greet Mail .......................................................... $50  |
|  Favored Mail ........................................................ $50  |
|  RSVP Mail ........................................................... $50  |
|  Thanks Mail ......................................................... $50  |
|  Inquiry Mail ........................................................ $50  |
|  Like Mail ........................................................... $50  |
|  Reply Mail .......................................................... $50  |
|_____________________________________________________________________________|
 _____________________
|  Trainers' Pokemon  \
|______________________\______________________________________________________
|  ~ Patrat Lv. 9, Lillipup Lv. 9                                             |
|  ~ Lillipup Lv. 9, Patrat Lv. 9                                             |
|_____________________________________________________________________________|

Once you return to Aspertia, head along to the Pokemon Center and heal and
whatnot. Also there, speak with the man next to the counter to receive Medal
#004. After you're done, exit and enter the Trainers' School to the west.

Inside, speak with the person north of the northeastern desk to get an X
Defend. Also examine the blackboard if you're new to the series and want to
learn stuff about battling - which kinda is gibberish if you're playing the
Japanese version like me. :P

Then exit the school to the north to enter the Gym... What?

Yep, for the first time ever in a Pokemon game, Black 2/White 2 make the Gym be
outdoors, and not some pseudo-garden like Celadon in the Kanto games, either!
Once you exit the school, a man, Clyde, will come up and hand over a Fresh
Water (heals 50 HP) before mentioning stuff about this Gym.

Afterwards, the Gym Leader, Cheren, one of your two rivals from the original
Black/White, will speak with you. You'll have to simply battle two trainers
and continue on to Cheren. Be sure to use the Pokemon Center before heading on
to Cheren, and perhaps even in-between the minor fights.

Then onto Cheren!
 ___________________________
|  BOSS: Gym Leader Cheren  \
|____________________________\________________________________________________
|  Pokemon: Patrat (Normal) Lv. 11                                            |
|           Lillipup (Normal) Lv. 13                                          |
|                                                                             |
|  Money Earned: $1,560                                                       |
|=============================================================================|
|  Both of these Pokemon are weak to Fighting and immune to Ghost. They have  |
|  the moves Tackle (Normal) and Work Up (Attack boost) in common. In         |
|  addition, Lillipup has the move Bite, which does extra damage to Ghost and |
|  Psychic types. Given how STAB works, Bite is only 80% as powerful as       |
|  Tackle (you shouldn't have Ghost or Psychic right now), so yay.            |
|                                                                             |
|  Recommendations: Riolu all the way! It learns both Counter and Force Palm  |
|  at Level 11 and 15, both of which are Fighting-type moves. Force Palm will |
|  have a Power of 150 in this fight, almost guaranteeing a one-hit KO, and   |
|  Counter returns all physical damage (e.g. Tackle, Bite). Riolu also will   |
|  resist Bite, so all the better!                                            |
|                                                                             |
|  If Riolu somehow loses, your starter is your next best bet. Use the move   |
|  that it has that is of its type for a 50% damage boost. Any participating  |
|  Pokemon are ideally at Level 15.                                           |
|_____________________________________________________________________________|

After the battle, Cheren will hand over your first badge of the Unova region,
the Basic Badge. Congratulations! Throw a party or something! You'll also get
TM83 (Work Up).

Outside the Gym, you'll find Bianca again. She'll hand over TM27, which teaches
Return, which is a move that is more powerful based on how much the Pokemon
is happy - the more, the better. Cheren will also have a nice reunion with his
old friend, Bianca.

Afterwards, you'll also receive the Xtransceiver and have a four-way call, with
Person #4 being Professor Juniper. After the conversation ends, your rival
comes up. More chatting, Cheren and your rival leave, and Bianca hands over yet
another gift - the C-Gear. This allows you to do some trading. Yay?


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 #     Section III- Toxic Badge                          **POKEMON_43**     #
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So, we finally begun our journey towards becoming Pokemon League Champion by
dominating the Gym in our hometown of Aspertia.

Once you've won, backtrack your way to Floccesy Town.

===============================================================================
                                 Floccesy Town
===============================================================================
 _____________________
|  Floccesy PokeMart  \
|______________________\______________________________________________________
|  Item Name .......................................................... Cost  |
|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|  Poke Ball .......................................................... $200  |
|  Great Ball ......................................................... $600  |
|  Potion ............................................................. $300  |
|  Super Potion ....................................................... $700  |
|  Antidote ........................................................... $100  |
|  Parlyz Heal ........................................................ $200  |
|  Awakening .......................................................... $250  |
|  Burn Heal .......................................................... $250  |
|  Ice Heal ........................................................... $250  |
|  Escape Rope ........................................................ $550  |
|  Repel .............................................................. $350  |
|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|  Heal Ball .......................................................... $300  |
|  Net Ball ......................................................... $1,000  |
|  Greet Mail .......................................................... $50  |
|  Favored Mail ........................................................ $50  |
|  RSVP Mail ........................................................... $50  |
|  Thanks Mail ......................................................... $50  |
|  Inquiry Mail ........................................................ $50  |
|  Like Mail ........................................................... $50  |
|  Reply Mail .......................................................... $50  |
|_____________________________________________________________________________|

Once you arrive, let's consider some shopping... Well, there's not much I'd
actually consider buying except a few Great Balls and Super Potions. An Escape
Rope or two is always great to have on-hand in an emergency, though, and Repels
do stop wild_Pokemon battles for a bit. Do note that the catch rate of Great
Balls are 1.3x greater than that of a regular Poke Ball.

Also heal up at the Pokemon Center and process towards Route 20. As you do,
Bianca once again decides to stop you (I'm starting to think that she just
takes pleasure in this). Choose the bottom option to her question, then go
along, back to Route 20, once she leaves.

===============================================================================
                                   Route 20
===============================================================================
 _______________________
|  Treasures Checklist  \
|________________________\____________________________________________________
|  Antidote ............................................................. []  |
|  Dire Hit ............................................................. []  |
|  Great Ball ........................................................... []  |
|  Great Ball (x2) ...................................................... []  |
|  Pecha Berry (x3) ..................................................... []  |
|_____________________________________________________________________________|
 ___________________________
|  Wild Pokemon Encounters  \
|____________________________\________________________________________________
|   Pokemon   |  Pokemon Types  | L100 EXP. |  Hold Items  |  EVs Won  | Game |
|-------------+-----------------+-----------+--------------+-----------+------|
| Audino      | Normal          |   800,000 | Sitrus Berry | 2 HP      | Both |
| Dunsparce   | Normal          | 1,000,000 | None         | 1 HP      | Both |
| Patrat      | Normal          | 1,000,000 | None         | 1 Attack  | Both |
| Pidove      | Normal/Flying   | 1,059,860 | None         | 1 Attack  | Both |
| Purrloin    | Dark            | 1,000,000 | None         | 1 Speed   | Both |
| Sewaddle    | Bug/Grass       | 1,059,860 | Mental Herb  | 1 Defense | Both |
| Sunkern     | Grass           | 1,059,860 | Coba Berry   | 1 Sp.Atk. | Both |
| Venipede*   | Bug/Poison      | 1,059,860 | Poison Barb  | 1 Defense | Both |
|_____________|_________________|___________|______________|___________|______|
| * - Found only in the darker grass. For all others, it won't matter.        |
|_____________________________________________________________________________|
 _____________________
|  Trainers' Pokemon  \
|______________________\______________________________________________________
|  ~ Riolu Lv. 11                                                             |
|  ~ Psyduck Lv. 10                                                           |
|  ~ Lillipup Lv. 10                                                          |
|  ~ Dunsparce Lv. 11                                                         |
|  ~ Sunkern Lv. 9, Sunkern Lv. 9                                             |
|_____________________________________________________________________________|

Go along to and past the bridge. Continue north past the bridge, then into and
past the grass. Go east to the Hiker. Defeat him, then go south and downstairs.
At the bottom, defeat the moving Preschooler. Continue along afterwards to have
Cheren and your rival appear.

Cheren will explain the darker grass. This is just basically regular grass,
but with (possibly) slightly higher levels and the possibility of double
battles in the wild. Double Battles consist of you using the top Pokemon the
right list from the Pokemon menu, and the usual first Pokemon, against two
other Pokemon. Some moves will hit both opponents, some will be usable against
your partner, and single-target moves often allow target selection. During a
double battle (again, two-on-two) in the wild, you cannot throw a Poke Ball
until only one Pokemon remains.

Afterwards, Cheren will leave you a gift of three Pecha Berries before leaving.
Pecha Berries heal Poison, and do so automatically if held in battle. Go south
of where your rival is to find a Great Ball. Snatch it. Also consider catching
a Venipede in the grass here, if you want.

Go north and east to the next stairs. Use them and defeat the Preschooler at
the top. Go east and into the grass there to find an Antidote, which also will
heal Poison, but not automatically. Go around the westbound stairs and defeat
the Trainer at the top.

Go east and upstairs. At the top, go north to find a Dire Hit, which raises
your critical-hit chances. Then go up another staircase and east to find two
twins for your first Trainer double battle. Woo hoo.

Afterwards, continue along into the inter-Route gate. The guard here will hand
you two Great Balls as you go. Continue along into Virbank City.

===============================================================================
                                 Virbank City
===============================================================================
 _______________________
|  Treasures Checklist  \
|________________________\____________________________________________________
|  Antidote ............................................................. []  |
|  Burn Heal ............................................................ []  |
|  Poke Ball (x5) ....................................................... []  |
|  Poke Toy ............................................................. []  |
|_____________________________________________________________________________|
 ____________________
|  Virbank PokeMart  \
|_____________________\_______________________________________________________
|  Item Name .......................................................... Cost  |
|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|  Poke Ball .......................................................... $200  |
|  Great Ball ......................................................... $600  |
|  Potion ............................................................. $300  |
|  Super Potion ....................................................... $700  |
|  Antidote ........................................................... $100  |
|  Parlyz Heal ........................................................ $200  |
|  Awakening .......................................................... $250  |
|  Burn Heal .......................................................... $250  |
|  Ice Heal ........................................................... $250  |
|  Escape Rope ........................................................ $550  |
|  Repel .............................................................. $350  |
|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|  Heal Ball .......................................................... $300  |
|  Net Ball ......................................................... $1,000  |
|  Greet Mail .......................................................... $50  |
|  Favored Mail ........................................................ $50  |
|  RSVP Mail ........................................................... $50  |
|  Thanks Mail ......................................................... $50  |
|  Inquiry Mail ........................................................ $50  |
|  Like Mail ........................................................... $50  |
|  Reply Mail .......................................................... $50  |
|_____________________________________________________________________________|

As you enter the city, you'll have to take a call from your mom. Afterwards,
continue along to the white-haired person. No, Final Fantasy fans, it is not
Sephiroth, but Roxie, the Virbank City Gym Leader. She'll speak briefly with
someone before heading off. Afterwards, continue along into the Pokemon Center.
Heal, shop, etc., leave.

Now, exploration! Or, to use the more proper terms, looting and taking
hand-outs.

Go east, past the barred path, to find a house. Head inside and grab the Poke
Toy. Continue west outside, back to the Pokemon Center. Go south from there to
an intersection; there, head west. Go along the west side of the house and dig
through their trashcan to find an Antidote, then go inside the house and speak
with the woman for a Burn Heal.

Backtrack outside to the intersection. Head east towards the unusually small,
but lit-up, Pokemon Gym. Speak with the man in front to receive five Poke
Balls.

After that, you can head into the Gym and do your business, but you'll likely
be sent out just as quickly. Go south into the Virbank Complex area for a bit
more grinding and such.

===============================================================================
                                Virbank Complex
===============================================================================
 _______________________
|  Treasures Checklist  \
|________________________\____________________________________________________
|  Great Ball (Single-Time Trade for Poke Ball) ......................... []  |
|  Silk Scarf ........................................................... []  |
|  TM46 (Thief) ......................................................... []  |
|  X Accuracy ........................................................... []  |
|_____________________________________________________________________________|
 ___________________________
|  Wild Pokemon Encounters  \
|____________________________\________________________________________________
|                 Pokemon That Are Found Outside the Complex                  |
|-------------+-----------------+-----------+--------------+-----------+------|
|   Pokemon   |  Pokemon Types  | L100 EXP. |  Hold Items  |  EVs Won  | Game |
|-------------+-----------------+-----------+--------------+-----------+------|
| Audino*     | Normal          |   800,000 | Sitrus Berry | 2 HP      | Both |
| Elekid      | Electric        | 1,000,000 | Electirizer  | 1 Speed   |  W2  |
| Magby       | Fire            | 1,000,000 | Magmarizer   | 1 Speed   |  B2  |
| Magnemite   | Electric/Steel  | 1,000,000 | Metal Coat   | 1 Sp.Atk. | Both |
| Patrat      | Normal          | 1,000,000 | None         | 1 Attack  | Both |
| Pidove      | Normal/Flying   | 1,059,860 | None         | 1 Attack  | Both |
|-------------+-----------------+-----------+--------------+-----------+------|
|                  Pokemon That Are Found Inside the Complex                  |
|-------------+-----------------+-----------+--------------+-----------+------|
|   Pokemon   |  Pokemon Types  | L100 EXP. |  Hold Items  |  EVs Won  | Game |
|-------------+-----------------+-----------+--------------+-----------+------|
| Audino*     | Normal          |   800,000 | Sitrus Berry | 2 HP      | Both |
| Elekid      | Electric        | 1,000,000 | Electirizer  | 1 Speed   |  W2  |
| Growlithe   | Fire            | 1,250,000 | Rawst Berry  | 1 Attack  | Both |
| Koffing     | Poison          | 1,000,000 | Smoke Ball   | 1 Defense | Both |
| Magby       | Fire            | 1,000,000 | Magmarizer   | 1 Speed   |  B2  |
| Magnemite   | Electric/Steel  | 1,000,000 | Metal Coat   | 1 Sp.Atk. | Both |
| Patrat      | Normal          | 1,000,000 | None         | 1 Attack  | Both |
|_____________|_________________|___________|______________|___________|______|
|  * - Found only in the shaking grass.                                       |
|_____________________________________________________________________________|
 _____________________
|  Trainers' Pokemon  \
|______________________\______________________________________________________
|  ~ Lillipup Lv. 13                                                          |
|  ~ Woobat Lv. 13                                                            |
|  ~ Magby Lv. 12, Koffing Lv. 12                                             |
|  ~ Patrat Lv. 12, Elekid Lv. 12                                             |
|  ~ Patrat Lv. 13                                                            |
|  ~ Riolu Lv. 12, Lillipup Lv. 12                                            |
|_____________________________________________________________________________|

<== Outside ==>

So, I see we finally have some version-exclusive Pokemon here. Both Elekid and
Magby will make great additions to your team, and I highly suggest catching
them. Magnemite will be extremely critical in the next Gym, being immune to
Poison-type moves, so also be sure to catch one of them. Growlithe is another
excellent Fire-type, superior to Magby if playing Black 2. Koffing also is a
half-decent Poison-type whose ability immunizes it to ground, so not bad.

Once you arrive, go south and into the western grass, where you'll end up
finding an X Accuracy. Go along to the fork in the path and head along the
eastern path to its conclusion. There, use the stairs north of the crane to
get alongside the water. Speak with the man there and use the top option to
lose a Poke Ball ... but gain a Great Ball!

Go north and west to get behind the buildings. Continue along the path to soon
reach some stairs and run along a path between the city and some trees. At the
end of the path, face east and press the A Button to find the Silk Scarf, which
will boost the power of Normal-type moves.

Backtrack to the fork from before. There, go south into the complex itself.

<== Inside ==>

Go along the main path and south past the shiny-head dude. Past the orange pipe
above, you'll find a Youngster. Defeat him and go as far south as possible.
Defeat the nearby Lass by speaking to her. Go north and west to the stairs.

At the top, go northeast along the platforms. It is okay to walk on the pipes,
so long as you don't walk off (obviously) or stay still for too long; either
way, you'll do some backtracking. Continue along to the east, then south to
find a Worker. Defeat him in a battle.

Go down the second staircase and, at the bottom, you'll find TM46, which will
teach Thief. Go back up both staircases and head north a platform, then go to
the northernmost one. Speak with the Worker and defeat yet another poor guy.
Go west another platform, then go to the other side.

Use the next pipe to go northwest. Defeat that Youngster, then get back on the
just-used pipe. Fall off and defeat the nearby Worker.

<== The Rest ==>

That'll be it. Go south and over the ledge, then continue along until you are
out of the grass and as far south as possible. Go east to the main path. Go
back to the entrance of the area, then backtrack to the City. Grind up a bit
first to get around Level 16 - your starter may even evolve.

In the City, heal up at the Pokemon Center, maybe buy a few Antidotes, then
go south and east to the Gym.

===============================================================================
                               Virbank City Gym
===============================================================================
 _______________________
|  Treasures Checklist  \
|________________________\____________________________________________________
|  Fresh Water .......................................................... []  |
|  Toxic Badge .......................................................... []  |
|  TM09 (Venoshock) ..................................................... []  |
|_____________________________________________________________________________|
 _____________________
|  Trainers' Pokemon  \
|______________________\______________________________________________________
|  ~ Venipede Lv. 14, Koffing Lv. 14                                          |
|  ~ Koffing Lv. 14, Grimer Lv. 14                                            |
|_____________________________________________________________________________|

Poison and a music club. Nice reference - if you don't know, there is a fairly
famous band called Poison that typically deals with hard rock and metal. That
or it is just pure coincidence. Eh... >_>

Being a Poison-type Gym, I'd come prepared with a Magnemite and/or about five
Antidotes. That's actually about all. When you enter, go downstairs and to 
Clyde to be given another free Fresh Water. He'll also speak briefly on the Gym
before letting you through into the music club. Ignore the two people off-stage
as they are just random people.

Continue along onto the stage and defeat the Guitarist and the Roughneck. Go
off to the Pokemon Center and heal, then return to cleanse the poison out of
Roxie or something epic-sounding like that.
 __________________________
|  BOSS: Gym Leader Roxie  \
|___________________________\_________________________________________________
|  Pokemon: Koffing (Lv. 16) Poison                                           |
|           Whirlipede (Lv. 18) Poison/Bug                                    |
|                                                                             |
|  Money Earned: $2,160                                                       |
|=============================================================================|
|  Koffing is weak to Psychic and is immune to Ground due to its ability. It  |
|  can use Tackle (Normal), Smog (weak Poison attack; 30 Power with STAB),    |
|  and Assurance (Dark).                                                      |
|                                                                             |
|  Whirlipede is weak to Fire, Flying, Rock, and Psychic. It is able to use   |
|  Pursuit (Dark), Venoshock (Poison), and Protect (immune to damage).        |
|                                                                             |
|  Recommendations: Magnemite will absolutely dominate here. It is able to    |
|  take no damage from Smog and Venoshock, and will only take half-damage     |
|  from the rest of the moves. There is nothing particular Magnemite should   |
|  be using, but note that Electric moves will get a 50% Power boost. This    |
|  guy should do well at Level 15+. SonicBoom is a fixed damage move, by the  |
|  way, and something pretty good this early in the game.                     |
|                                                                             |
|  Otherwise... I guess your starter will do fine versus Koffing, unless you  |
|  chose Snivy; in that case, use something else. As for Whirlipede, Magby,   |
|  Growlithe, and Pidove should all work well. Any Pokemon used for this      |
|  latter option should be Level 19+.                                         |
|_____________________________________________________________________________|

After the battle, you'll receive TM09, which teaches the decent Poison-type
move Venoshock. You'll also receive your second badge, the Toxic Badge. Don't
worry - it won't poison you!

After some more chatting, it'll be time to leave.


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 #     Section IV- Insect Badge                          **POKEMON_44**     #
 ##                                                                        ##
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So, two badges down. Exit the Gym so we can do stuff in Virbank.

===============================================================================
                                 Virbank City
===============================================================================
 _______________________
|  Treasures Checklist  \
|________________________\____________________________________________________
|  HM01 (Cut) ........................................................... []  |
|  Super Potion ......................................................... []  |
|_____________________________________________________________________________|
 ____________________
|  Virbank PokeMart  \
|_____________________\_______________________________________________________
|  Item Name .......................................................... Cost  |
|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|  Poke Ball .......................................................... $200  |
|  Great Ball ......................................................... $600  |
|  Potion ............................................................. $300  |
|  Super Potion ....................................................... $700  |
|  Antidote ........................................................... $100  |
|  Parlyz Heal ........................................................ $200  |
|  Awakening .......................................................... $250  |
|  Burn Heal .......................................................... $250  |
|  Ice Heal ........................................................... $250  |
|  Escape Rope ........................................................ $550  |
|  Repel .............................................................. $350  |
|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|  Heal Ball .......................................................... $300  |
|  Net Ball ......................................................... $1,000  |
|  Nest Ball ........................................................ $1,000  |
|  Greet Mail .......................................................... $50  |
|  Favored Mail ........................................................ $50  |
|  RSVP Mail ........................................................... $50  |
|  Thanks Mail ......................................................... $50  |
|  Inquiry Mail ........................................................ $50  |
|  Like Mail ........................................................... $50  |
|  Reply Mail .......................................................... $50  |
|_____________________________________________________________________________|
 _____________________
|  Trainers' Pokemon  \
|______________________\______________________________________________________
|  ~ Patrat Lv. 14                                                            |
|_____________________________________________________________________________|

After having earned your second badge and left the Gym, head over into the
Pokemon Center and heal and shop. Head northeast of the Center into the gate.
Previously blocked, you can now go here.

You'll end up at Pokestar Studios. On the other side of the gate, you'll find
the blocking guy, who will soon drag you all around the place. Meh. You'll get
to watch some kind of movie, and have to create your own. To do the latter,
speak with the blonde dude mext the door at the back of the studio. Pick an
option - doesn't matter which - and enjoy the fake battle. Afterwards, you're
free! Make some more movies if you want, then return to the main city of
Virbank.

There, be sure your Pokemon are fully healed. Then head east of the Pokemon
Center, then south on that path to reach Roxie and your rival. They seem to be
fighting the villain team of the Unova region, Team Plasma. Move on over to the
duo and speak, choosing the top option when asked. Afterwards, you'll end up
fighting a grunt.

After defeating his lone Patrat, the grunt will flee, followed by his friends.
There will be a bit more of conversation before Roxie hands over HM01. HM01
teaches Cut, a move that, in the field, can cut down small trees. In battle, it
is an unexceptional move.

Right now, for example, you can head to the Virbank Complex and use it to cut
down a tree on the west side (I think) to find a Super Potion.

Anyways, heal up if needed, then get back onto Route 20.

===============================================================================
                                   Route 20
===============================================================================
 ___________________________
|  Wild Pokemon Encounters  \
|____________________________\________________________________________________
|   Pokemon   |  Pokemon Types  | L100 EXP. |  Hold Items  |  EVs Won  | Game |
|-------------+-----------------+-----------+--------------+-----------+------|
| Audino      | Normal          |   800,000 | Sitrus Berry | 2 HP      | Both |
| Dunsparce   | Normal          | 1,000,000 | None         | 1 HP      | Both |
| Patrat      | Normal          | 1,000,000 | None         | 1 Attack  | Both |
| Pidove      | Normal/Flying   | 1,059,860 | None         | 1 Attack  | Both |
| Purrloin    | Dark            | 1,000,000 | None         | 1 Speed   | Both |
| Sewaddle    | Bug/Grass       | 1,059,860 | Mental Herb  | 1 Defense | Both |
| Sunkern     | Grass           | 1,059,860 | Coba Berry   | 1 Sp.Atk. | Both |
| Venipede*   | Bug/Poison      | 1,059,860 | Poison Barb  | 1 Defense | Both |
|_____________|_________________|___________|______________|___________|______|
| * - Found only in the darker grass. For all others, it won't matter.        |
|_____________________________________________________________________________|
 _____________________
|  Trainers' Pokemon  \
|______________________\______________________________________________________
|  ~ Purrloin Lv. 14                                                          |
|_____________________________________________________________________________|

Back here, make your way back along the Route to where the Hiker was (the first
trainer you fought on your previous trip through here). Go further west from
there to find your rival, who lost his target.  *facedesk*  Looks like we'll
be doing the work ourselves.

Head down the ledges to the west to return near the Route's start, then go east
and across the bridge. You'll find a female grunt nearby. Defeat her and her
lone Purrloin by speaking to her.

After the (hopefully easy) battle, the grunt flees, and your rival will speak
to you briefly before you have to head on back to Virbank City.

===============================================================================
                                 Virbank City
===============================================================================
 ____________________
|  Virbank PokeMart  \
|_____________________\_______________________________________________________
|  Item Name .......................................................... Cost  |
|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|  Poke Ball .......................................................... $200  |
|  Great Ball ......................................................... $600  |
|  Potion ............................................................. $300  |
|  Super Potion ....................................................... $700  |
|  Antidote ........................................................... $100  |
|  Parlyz Heal ........................................................ $200  |
|  Awakening .......................................................... $250  |
|  Burn Heal .......................................................... $250  |
|  Ice Heal ........................................................... $250  |
|  Escape Rope ........................................................ $550  |
|  Repel .............................................................. $350  |
|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|  Heal Ball .......................................................... $300  |
|  Net Ball ......................................................... $1,000  |
|  Nest Ball ........................................................ $1,000  |
|  Greet Mail .......................................................... $50  |
|  Favored Mail ........................................................ $50  |
|  RSVP Mail ........................................................... $50  |
|  Thanks Mail ......................................................... $50  |
|  Inquiry Mail ........................................................ $50  |
|  Like Mail ........................................................... $50  |
|  Reply Mail .......................................................... $50  |
|_____________________________________________________________________________|

Once you return here, be sure that you've Cut down the tree in the Virbank
Complex to reach the Super Potion. They are pretty useful, you know, healing
50 HP and all...

Back at the docks, you'll meet up with Roxie and a boat captain. After the
conversing ends, follow the captain into the building. Your rival is already
buying a ticket and heading aboard; select the top option in the conversation
to proceed.

After a nice scene, you'll end up in the main port city of the mainland Unova
region - Castelia City, perhaps the biggest city in Pokemon history.

===============================================================================
                                 Castelia City
===============================================================================
 _______________________
|  Treasures Checklist  \
|________________________\____________________________________________________
|  Amulet Coin .......................................................... []  |
|  Bicycle .............................................................. []  |
|  Charcoal ............................................................. []  |
|  Cheri/Chesto/Pecha/Rawst/Aspear Berry (Art Gallery Event) ............ []  |
|  Dowsing Machine ...................................................... []  |
|  Ether ................................................................ []  |
|  EXP. Share ........................................................... []  |
|  Heart Scale .......................................................... []  |
|  Miracle Seed/Mystic Water/Charcoal (Battle Company Event) ............ []  |
|  MooMoo Milk .......................................................... []  |
|  Quick Ball (x2) ...................................................... []  |
|  Quick Claw ........................................................... []  |
|  Revive ............................................................... []  |
|  Scope Lens ........................................................... []  |
|  Timer Ball (x5) ...................................................... []  |
|  TM44 (Rest) .......................................................... []  |
|  TM45 (Attract) ....................................................... []  |
|  TM70 (Flash) ......................................................... []  |
|_____________________________________________________________________________|
 _____________________
|  Castelia PokeMart  \
|______________________\______________________________________________________
|  Item Name .......................................................... Cost  |
|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|  Poke Ball .......................................................... $200  |
|  Great Ball ......................................................... $600  |
|  Potion ............................................................. $300  |
|  Super Potion ....................................................... $700  |
|  Antidote ........................................................... $100  |
|  Parlyz Heal ........................................................ $200  |
|  Awakening .......................................................... $250  |
|  Burn Heal .......................................................... $250  |
|  Ice Heal ........................................................... $250  |
|  Escape Rope ........................................................ $550  |
|  Repel .............................................................. $350  |
|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|  Heal Ball .......................................................... $300  |
|  Net Ball ......................................................... $1,000  |
|  Nest Ball ........................................................ $1,000  |
|  Greet Mail .......................................................... $50  |
|  Favored Mail ........................................................ $50  |
|  RSVP Mail ........................................................... $50  |
|  Thanks Mail ......................................................... $50  |
|  Inquiry Mail ........................................................ $50  |
|  Like Mail ........................................................... $50  |
|  Reply Mail .......................................................... $50  |
|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|  Casteliacones (Street Store) ......... $100 for one, $1,200 for one dozen  |
|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|  Fresh Water (Vending Machine) ...................................... $200  |
|  Soda Pop (Vending Machine) ......................................... $300  |
|  Lemonade (Vending Machine) ......................................... $350  |
|_____________________________________________________________________________|
 _____________________
|  Trainers' Pokemon  \
|______________________\______________________________________________________
|  ~ Clefairy Lv. 16                                                          |
|  ~ Pansage Lv. 14, Pansear Lv. 14, Panpour Lv. 14                           |
|  ~ Pidove Lv. 17                                                            |
|  ~ Marill Lv. 16                                                            |
|  ~ Growlithe Lv. 16                                                         |
|  ~ Budew Lv. 16                                                             |
|  ~ Eevee Lv. 17, Herdier Lv. 17                                             |
|_____________________________________________________________________________|

When you arrive, your rival will thankfully walk off. When you regain control,
go south and examine the next to the southeastern streetlight to find a Heart
Scale. Go north and away from the dock. As you do, some guy will stop you and
hand over the Bicycle. So either they don't cost $1,000,000 like they do/did
in Kanto, or this stole it and is trying to pin you for it.  >_>  Anyways,
this basically is a super-fast walk. Enjoy.

<== Randomness, Part 1 ==>

Go east along this street towards the Pokemon Center, then the end. Go into the
Route gate and speak with the girl nearby to get a Quick Claw. This allows the
holder a slight chance at going first if it normally doesn't.

Leave the gate and head west. Go along the street east of the Pokemon Center -
heal there if needed - then go into the first building on the right along that
street to find the Game Freak Building. Ah, shameless self-allusions. Head to
the top floor. In the southwestern corner, you can find a valuable Revive,
which revives a Pokemon from KO with around half of their HP.

Also speak with the two people (a Hiker, and the legendary Shigeki Morimoto)
around the table for some battles, albeit fairly easy ones. After the fight,
return to the streets and go north, then into the next building to the left.

Speak with the guitar dude there to find TM44. TM44 teaches Rest, a move that
heals the Pokemon's HP and status at the cost of putting them to sleep for a
few turns - a dangerous idea if the Pokemon isn't holding a Chesto Berry or
doesn't know Snore or Sleep Talk! Leave the building and go north to the
fountain area.

Go to the next street to the west. Go south to find the Casteliacone stand.
Buy some for $100 a pop(sicle) if you want. Then go into the building across
the street. Here in the art gallery, speak with the man in the northeast corner
of the room. If you bring him a Pokemon of a chosen type, you get a Berry of
your choosing. Your choices, in a respective order:

- Cheri Berry (auto-heal of Paralysis when held in battle or when used)
- Chesto Berry (auto-heal of Sleep when held in battle or when used)
- Pecha Berry (auto-heal of Poison when held in battle or when used)
- Rawst Berry (auto-heal of Burn when held in battle or when used)
- Aspear Berry (auto-heal of Freeze (I think) when held in battle or when used)

This event also happens once daily, so screw with the clock and slowly reap
some rewards.

<== The Battle Company ==>

Afterwards, return to the street and go south and east back to the Pokemon
Center, if Morimoto weakened you. Then go west towards the Battle Company
building. Inside, as you enter, you'll receive an EXP. Share. This item lets
Pokemon who didn't participate in the battle gain a share of the EXP. (50% of
what they'd normally receive) or, if used on a Pokemon who WAS in the battle
alone, gain 50% more EXP. or so. I tend towards the latter option. :P

Afterwards, go east and speak with the neon-blue-headed girl. Depending on the
choice you pick, you'll get an item. With respect to the choices:

- Miracle Seed (holder's Grass-type moves' Power is boosted by 20%)
- Mystic Water (holder's Water-type moves' Power is boosted by 20%)
- Charcoal (holder's Fire-type moves' Power is boosted by 20%)
- Exit conversation and pick an item later

Note that when you do this, you'll very soon get a Charcoal later on, and, if
other games are any indication, others will appear later. I, personally, would
pick the item that applies to my starter, and, if that was taken by the
soon-to-be-found Charcoal, the back-up for him (in this case, Mystic Water).
Pick however you wish, though.

Afterwards, go to the elevator and up to 47F. Defeat the four trainers here;
after one fight, you'll get five Timer Balls, and another yields two Quick
Balls. The former item raises the catch rate every ten turns, maxing at 40;
the latter is best to catch Pokemon faster than the current Pokemon in the
fight. Afterwards, speak with the southeastern man for a Scope Lens (boosts
critical-hit rate) and head up to 55F.

There, west and snatch up the Ether (heals 10 PP, and can't be bought), then
head east to the northeastern corner. After some conversing, you'll battle the
CEO of the company ... a School Kid? Eh, finish him and leave the building.

<== Randomness, Part 2 ==>

Afterwards, go into the next street to the west. Go along it and some random
dude will stop you and give you TM70. Oddly suspicious and familiar. Anyways,
this TM teaches Flash. In battle, it will lower enemy accuracy; its main use is
in the field, where it can light up dark caves. Yay?

Go into the nearby Sonata CafÚ, where you'll end up being able to get some
MooMoo Milk (heals 100 HP) by speaking with the barkeep or whatever he is.
Leave the cafÚ and continue to the other end of the alley.

Back in the fountain area, speak with the bald man nearby, then head northeast
and interact with the Vending Machines. Note that Lemonades are the best to
get based on their HP-healing (80) to cash ($350) ratio, being cheaper than
even a Super Potion. In fact, you can heal 3.2x the amount of HP from what you
spend on two Lemonades to buy one Super Potion. STOCK. UP.

Go along the street to the north, then into the first building on the right.
Speak with the man next to the elevator and say "Yes" to see if he can frisk
you.  >_>  <_<  After the creepy-ish moment, head into the elevator to 47F,
where you'll be able to speak with someone to TM45. This TM teaches Attract,
which, when used on a Pokemon of the opposite gender, often stops them from
attacking you out of love.

Leave the building and head across the street. In there, speak with the bald
guy for an Amulet Coin. What this item does is, if the holder participates in
a Trainer battle, the amount of money earned is somehow doubled. This gets
pretty great later on in the game.

Leave THAT building and go northeast into the next building. There, head up
to 47F (yes, all you get in these buildings is 1F, 47F, and 55F) to find a
Charcoal to the southeast. As said earlier, it boosts the holder's Fire-type
moves' Power by 20%.

Afterwards, leave to the street and continue northward. At the end of the
road, use the vending machine nearby, if you want, then continue along to be
stopped by Bianca, yet again! I bet 20 Pokedollars that she's stalking you.
Anywho, she ends up giving you the Dowsing Machine, which allows you to find
certain hidden items on the ground.

Backtrack southward to the fountain area. Go along the westernmost street and
head southward. In the next building on the left, you can find a man sitting by
himself; this guy is the Name Rater, and he'll let you change the nickname of
Pokemon you originally caught on this file. On another floor, you can find a
woman who will massage your Pokemon once daily. This raises Happiness, a key
factor in the Return and Frustration moves, and in the evolution of some
Pokemon: Pichu, Cleffa, Igglybuff, Golbat, Happiny, Chansey, Eevee (into Espeon
and Umbreon), Munchlax, Togepi, Azurill, Budew, Chingling, Buneary, Riolu,
Woobat, and Swadloon. Yes, very critical indeed.

Further south on this street, you'll see Clyde and Iris (the other person). A
conversation discloses the fact that Burgh had to leave because of Team Plasma
doing stuff. Head south to the docking area, then to the westernmost one if you
want to visit Liberty Garden, where Victini was (not now).

Otherwise, head east if you want to the C-Gear Survey thing - not really worth
it.

If you really want to get on with the plot, go east, heal up at the Pokemon
Center, and go further east to find Iris. She'll tell you about the grunts
being at the eastern dock. Go there. Iris will then say something about needing
to enter the sewers, and your rival pops out of nowhere. Answer "Yes" to his
question and he'll flee into the sewers.

Head around, plug your nose well, and enter.

===============================================================================
                            Castelia City's Sewers
===============================================================================
 _______________________
|  Treasures Checklist  \
|________________________\____________________________________________________
|  Heart Scale .......................................................... []  |
|  HM04 (Strength) ...................................................... []  |
|  Leftovers ............................................................ []  |
|  Rare Bone ............................................................ []  |
|  TwistedSpoon ......................................................... []  |
|  X Special ............................................................ []  |
|_____________________________________________________________________________|
 ___________________________
|  Wild Pokemon Encounters  \
|____________________________\________________________________________________
|   Pokemon   |  Pokemon Types  | L100 EXP. |  Hold Items  |  EVs Won  | Game |
|-------------+-----------------+-----------+--------------+-----------+------|
| Grimer      | Poison          | 1,000,000 | Nugget       | 1 HP      | Both |
| Rattata     | Normal          | 1,000,000 | Chilan Berry | 1 Speed   | Both |
| Zubat       | Poison/Flying   | 1,000,000 | None         | 1 Speed   | Both |
|_____________|_________________|___________|______________|___________|______|
 _____________________
|  Trainers' Pokemon  \
|______________________\______________________________________________________
|  ~ Lillipup Lv. 16, Trubbish Lv. 16                                         |
|  ~ Drilbur Lv. 17                                                           |
|  ~ Sewaddle Lv. 17                                                          |
|  ~ Scraggy Lv. 16, Sandile Lv. 16                                           |
|_____________________________________________________________________________|

*vomits*  Personally, I wouldn't be holding any Berries or "Nuggets" that these
Pokemon find around here. Do so at your own risk. :)

Head downstairs and when your rival speaks to you, use the top option and you
will have him tag along. This means random wild battles are two-on-two, with
only your Pokemon being controlled. (For the record, your rival has a Level 20
variation of his starter Pokemon.) Also, between each battle, your Pokemon will
be healed fully - HP, PP, and status - as will his Pokemon.

Anywho, once you gain control, cross the bridge and continue to another. Go
along to the south/west fork in the road. I would recommend heading south. As
you do, the westbound path down there is blocked. Defeat the Janitor and go on
south some more.

Cross the next westbound bridge and go into the alcove you pass for an
X Special. Go north and west behind the wall for a bit. Continue along to the
set of two northbound bridges. Use the eastern one to fight a Worker, then use
the other bridge. Continue onwards to the Doctor. Defeat him and, if you ever
speak to him afterwards, he'll heal your Pokemon, much like the original B/W.

Afterwards, go east and past the door. Pick up the item on the ground to find
some Leftovers - these heal 1/16 of the holder's max HP each turn. Go through
the recently-passed door. Speak with the scientist within to receive what seems
to be an indeterminable random item - as in, you get an item, but you don't
really seem to be able to control it. Eh.... >_>

Leave the room and go back over the southbound bridges twice, then go west, and
north. Collect the Rare Bone, then backtrack to the south/west fork from
before.

Go west and grab the TwistedSpoon (boosts Psychic moves' Power by 20%), then
further west to have a double battle with the grunts. After the evil beings
do something equivalent to leaving a trail of urine behind them in fear, Burgh
will come along. After some chatting, your rival will hand over HM04.

HM04 teaches the Normal-type 80-Power (120 on a Normal-type) move Strength. It
is a nice move in battle, and will also let you move spherical boulders in the
field, when you get the proper badge.

Your rival then leaves; some guy comes and leaves; and Burgh will let you know
that he will be soon back in his Gym.

Go west and along the path to the Heart Scale at the end. Go back to the
entrance of the area, leave, heal at the Pokemon Center, then go very far west
and north to the Gym.

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                               Castelia City Gym
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|  Treasures Checklist  \
|________________________\____________________________________________________
|  Fresh Water .......................................................... []  |
|  Insect Badge ......................................................... []  |
|  TM76 (Struggle Bug) .................................................. []  |
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|  Trainers' Pokemon  \
|______________________\______________________________________________________
|  ~ Sewaddle Lv. 20, Sewaddle Lv. 20                                         |
|  ~ Combee Lv. 20, Swadloon Lv. 20                                           |
|  ~ Sewaddle Lv. 19, Combee Lv. 10, Dwebble Lv. 19                           |
|  ~ Dwebble Lv. 20, Swadloon Lv. 20                                          |
|_____________________________________________________________________________|

Like in the original B/W, Burgh's Gym is Bug-themed. That is to say, he'll kill
Dark, Psychic, and Grass types, and will be smashed by Fire, Flying, and Rock
moves. Many Pokemon here, in fact, have dual-weaknesses to Fire and Flying
simultaneously - Pidove, Tranquill, Magby, Magmar, Tepig, Pignite, and
Growlithe will all blaze through this test with flying colors. (See what I did
thar?)

'Kay, onto the good stuff. Speak with Clyde to get a free Fresh Water so we can
begin. 

So, then, when you start, enter the first cacoon. Once you land, go east and
defeat the Harlequin, then go into the cacoon further east, at the end. Go
southeast, near that cacoon, to defeat another Harlequin. Go into the newly
opened cacoon. Getting sticky yet?

Once you land, defeat the Trainer, then enter the cacoon to the east. Back to
3F we go! Upon landing, defeat the nearby Harlequin and go into the next cacoon
and enter the left side if you want to continue; otherwise, exit and heal first
to be well prepared. If you want the latter, drop into the hole west of Burgh's
cacoon and that cacoon you exit from will easily warp you back.

Once ready, speak to Burgh. Time to fight!

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|  BOSS: Gym Leader Burgh  \
|___________________________\_________________________________________________
|  Pokemon: Swadloon (Lv. 22) Bug/Grass                                       |
|           Dwebble (Lv. 22) Bug/Rock                                         |
|           Leavanny (Lv. 24) Bug/Grass                                       |
|                                                                             |
|  Money Earned: $2,880                                                       |
|=============================================================================|
|  Swadloon and Leavanny are weak to Fire (4x), Flying (4x), Rock, Ice, and   |
|  Poison, and Bug. They both have the moves Razor Leaf (Grass), Struggle     |
|  Bug (Bug), and String Shot (slows target down). Leavanny additionally has  |
|  the Normal-type move of Slash.                                             |
|                                                                             |
|  Dwebble is weak to Water, Rock, and Steel moves. It can use Smack Down     |
|  (Rock), Faint Attack (Dark), and Rock Polish (Speed boost).                |
|                                                                             |
|  Recommendations: Any Fire or Flying type will be good versus Leavanny and  |
|  Swadloon - examples include Growlithe, Magmar, Pignite, Tranquill, and so  |
|  on - and Poison types (Grimer, Whirlipede, Zubat/Golbat) are also okay.    |
|  Dwebble might be a bit of a problem, though. If you've got Dewott or got a |
|  good Psyduck/Golduck/Marill earlier, that'll be okay. Magnemite also is a  |
|  good for Dwebble, though, generally, non-Fire/Flying will be the main idea |
|  to go with because of Smack Down. All participants should be Level 26+.    |
|_____________________________________________________________________________|

After the fight, Burgh will hand over the Insect Badge and TM76 (Struggle Bug)
as your rewards.

Yay!


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After gaining the Insect Badge, use the hole on the west side of the room to
return to the beginning of the Gym. Give Clyde a big ol' hug to celebrate and
give him some feeling of companionship, since he seems to do nothing but stand
in Gyms all day. v_v

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                                 Castelia City
===============================================================================
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|  Castelia PokeMart  \
|______________________\______________________________________________________
|  Item Name .......................................................... Cost  |
|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|  Poke Ball .......................................................... $200  |
|  Great Ball ......................................................... $600  |
|  Potion ............................................................. $300  |
|  Super Potion ....................................................... $700  |
|  Hyper Potion ..................................................... $1,200  |
|  Revive ........................................................... $1,500  |
|  Antidote ........................................................... $100  |
|  Parlyz Heal ........................................................ $200  |
|  Awakening .......................................................... $250  |
|  Burn Heal .......................................................... $250  |
|  Ice Heal ........................................................... $250  |
|  Escape Rope ........................................................ $550  |
|  Repel .............................................................. $350  |
|  Super Repel ........................................................ $550  |
|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|  Heal Ball .......................................................... $300  |
|  Net Ball ......................................................... $1,000  |
|  Nest Ball ........................................................ $1,000  |
|  Greet Mail .......................................................... $50  |
|  Favored Mail ........................................................ $50  |
|  RSVP Mail ........................................................... $50  |
|  Thanks Mail ......................................................... $50  |
|  Inquiry Mail ........................................................ $50  |
|  Like Mail ........................................................... $50  |
|  Reply Mail .......................................................... $50  |
|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|  TM73 (Thunder Wave) ............................................. $10,000  |
|  TM74 (Gyro Ball) ................................................ $10,000  |
|  TM16 (Light Screen) ............................................. $30,000  |
|  TM33 (Reflect) .................................................. $30,000  |
|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|  Casteliacones (Street Store) ......... $100 for one, $1,200 for one dozen  |
|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|  Fresh Water (Vending Machine) ...................................... $200  |
|  Soda Pop (Vending Machine) ......................................... $300  |
|  Lemonade (Vending Machine) ......................................... $350  |
|_____________________________________________________________________________|


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Eh, just use this link: 

http://www.gamefaqs.com/ds/661226/pokemon-black-version-2/faqs/

It links the FAQ list for Pokemon Black Version 2, where you can find the
Pokedex for both versions of the game. Better than putting 4.5 MB here!





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