This section of our guide is divided into individual parts in order to make it more useful to you.
Part I: The Section Introduction
Due in part to the long history of the Pokemon Game series (the first title was released in Japan in February 1996) and each game being consistently built around a Pokedex (a special numerical listing of each Pokemon in a region including detailed information), the completion of which is one of the many goals for each and every game in the series, the result of this is that there is no shortage of online Pokedex offerings, one only has to punch in the word Pokedex into their preferred search engine to see that this is so.
With that in mind - and I should point out that even SuperCheats maintains a very valuable and useful Pokedex for each generation - you may be wondering why there is a Dex included here, in this guide?!
Well, the simple answer is that there is not. This section does not actually make up the traditional Pokedex - not by a long sight. No, the Dex that makes up the content for this section is really more of a hybrid dex, being a tool whose primary use is to address the following very important reference points for your game play using this guide:
(1) We offer the Pokemon listed by the Unova Regional Dex Numbers;
(2) We include the National Dex Number for each as a courtesy and convenience;
(3) Naturally we include the proper name of each Pokemon;
(4) We include the Type designation in case you do not know it;
(5) We list the locations it can either be (T) recorded in battle, or (W) captured.
Of the five columns of information that are included with each listing, it is the fifth column, the location by which the Pokemon can be witnessed, which is marked by the (T) and which will result in a partial listing being added to your Pokedex, and of course where one of that type can be collected/captured, which is marked by the (W) and which, presuming you actually go out and capture and collect one, will result in a full listing being added to your in-game Pokedex.
This information is invaluable not simply due to the general thrust of game play which is oriented towards the goals of collecting at least one of each type of Pokemon, but is doubly important due to the special rewards one can receive for (A) seeing one of each type of Pokemon in the Unova Regional Dex, (B) Capturing and therefore collecting one of each of the Pokemon that appears in the Unova Pokedex, and the much more lofty and unlikely goal of (C) capturing and collecting one of each of the types of Pokemon from the National Pokedex, which you receive from the Professor following your success at defeating the Elite Four and the Regional Champion.
Part II: Tips on the Effective Use of this Section and Dex
While the vast majority of the Pokemon that you will encounter and add to your crew via capturing them will be randomly encountered, eventually you will reach a point in your game where you will want specific Pokemon, either to collect, for breeding, or for your active teams, and of course to complete whatever of the three challenges you are working towards - either seeing all of the Unova Pokemon, capturing all of them, or capturing all of the National Pokedex Pokemon.
Regardless of which of the above is your present focus, the task of accomplishing it will be made oh so much easier thanks to the information contained in this section of the guide, making your life and game play much easier and, therefore, it will now be incredibly useful to you!
As has been noted elsewhere (but warrants repeating here) unlike the typical Pokedex which can be found all over the world wide web and elsewhere, the dex listing in this section is rather special in that it was created not to be used to look up the stats for each Pokemon, but rather to help you locate either the NPC Trainer who can show you the Pokemon in order to add a partial listing for it in your own Pokedex, or show you what area you need to go to in order to collect the Pokemon in question.
The table and listings below are dead easy to figure out but as we have the time and the space, I thought tips would be well received anyway...
Each Pokemon is listed by the Regional (Unova) Pokedex Number, then by its National Pokedex Number, followed by its proper name, its Type(s) and finally where it can be found.
Location listings that begin with a “T:” indicate that the Pokemon belongs to a Trainer, which means you can battle it but not capture it; that is beneficial only in the case where there is no wild encounter spot in the game, since battling the Pokemon creates a basic Dex Entry after which you can then trade for the Pokemon online via the Trade Center in the game.
Entries that begin with “W:” indicate a location in the world at which wild encounters are possible.
Whenever possible these listings are all-inclusive, so for example if the listing says that the Pokemon can be found in the Grass at Location X and there are several areas with Grass inside and outside of the location, unless it is specifically declared, the assumption is that any Grass at that location will suffice.
When the encounter can only take place in a specific area (such as Inside or Outside Grass) that distinction is noted in the listing.
Regular Grass and Double Grass are not the same thing, and you should not assume that encounters listed in Grass means any type of Grass, as we are being specific here.
Part III: Comments on Pokedex Completion
Chances are very good that at some point in your game play you will decide that you want to have as complete a Pokedex as you can manage, both for the Regional and National Dex.
You will note that on the Regional Dex listing below there is a large number of Pokemon that exist in areas outside of the Unova Region – in fact they are grouped in the previously visited regions because that is where they were first encountered – a fact that will grow very obvious once you unlock the National Dex and can see the separation in the listings. That being the case, a few comments are in order with respect to completing your Dex...
This section will help you obtain the Pokemon that you need to complete your Regional Dex – but completing the National Dex will require more than just Black 2 or White 2 – or Black and White for that matter! In fact completing the National Dex will require all of the games in the current generation, plus assistance from friends who have the Legendary Pokemon that you do not have, which is to say that it is no small challenge.
Most serious trainers will point out that you can get all of the ones you do not have via the Trades Centre online in the game – and that is true – but before you can request a specific Pokemon as part of a trade you have to have at least SEEN it first, so that it has a partial Dex entry in your Pokedex.
It is important for you to remember that the system will NOT allow you to request or even see the listings for Pokemon who do not appear in your Dex with at least a partial listing. They have also altered the Global Trade Network to disallow the trades of event Pokemon, which means that obtaining those will require the use of direct or custom trades.
With that in mind, and to save you a lot of time, you are encouraged to seek out partners who are willing to temporarily trade you the ones you do not have entries for to get the entry, after which you can trade them back.
Doing it that way provides you with the partial or complete Dex entry that is required in order for you to post specifically requested Pokemon for trades via the Global Trade Network, and really if you think about it, friends and acquaintances are much more likely to be willing to temporarily trade you a Pokemon you need to add to your Dex when they know it will be sent right back to them, then they are likely to be willing to trade permanently away a rare or legendary Pokemon that they may not be able to replace later.
SuperCheats as your Super Helper
Something to bear in mind is that you can often find gamers willing to help you fill in your dex entries right here on SuperCheats, simply by making use of the forums for each game. Just be sure that you follow the posted rules and restrictions, only make requests for this sort of help and trades in the forums that allow that, and always - ALWAYS - be honest and return the Pokemon you are being loaned to obtain the Dex Entry.
There are a lot of really great gamers on SuperCheats who are often willing to help even at great inconvenience to themselves, but should they get stuffed up by a person who steals their Pokemon in such a trade, that will certainly ruin their day and make them less willing to help out, so don't do that, right? Right!
Part IV: Pokemon by Dex Numbers & Locations
The following very comprehensive dex listings for locations includes some special notations that you will want to be familiar with, since they help you make sense of the listings when sense needs to be made.
Names marked with asterisks indicate that the Pokemon is a version exclusive one; if it is exclusive to White 2 well then no worries, but if it is exclusive to Black 2 you will need to either find a Trainer to trade with who is playing Black 2 or trade it in from a previous game version.
The markings are as follows:
* Pokemon Black 2 Exclusive Pokemon
** Pokemon White 2 Exclusive Pokemon
If you are going to use the Global Trade Network in the hopes of acquiring special Pokemon, you may want to remember that there is a premium value placed upon Shiny Pokemon, and as a result, you can often trade a bog-standard type Pokemon that is a Shiny for a rare or even legendary one, because of the high value that is placed upon Shiny Pokemon. Just something to keep in mind, right?
With all that noted, here are the Pokemon by Dex Numbers & Locations:
Note with emphasis that under the Location column the “(T)” lists Trainers you can battle in order to obtain a partial listing, and “(W)” indicates a location you can go to in order to capture the Pokemon. In some cases a Pokemon may only be available in the other game, and in some cases in this game it is ONLY available as a partial via a Trainer battle. Just saying.
WiFi Event Legendary Pokemon: This Pokemon was obtained by collecting the Liberty Pass Wonder Card at real-world events for Pokemon Black and Pokemon White that took place in 2010 and 2011. If you do not have it now, the only way to obtain it is to find a player willing to trade it to you.
T: Game Freak Morimoto @ Castelia City / T: Infielder Alex @ Nimbasa City / T: School Kid Cassie @ Floccesy Town / T: School Kid Seymour @ Floccesy Town / T: Trainer Nate @ Nimbasa City / T: Trainer Rosa @ Nimbasa City / W: Grass @ Lostlorn Forest / W: Grass @ Pinwheel Forest
T: Backers Alf & Fred @ Nimbasa City / T: Game Freak Morimoto @ Castelia City / T: Infielder Alex @ Nimbasa City / T: Ranger Thalia @ Route 11 / T: Rival @ Driftveil City / T: Rival @ Lacunosa Town / T: Rival @ Plasma Frigate / T: Rival @ Undella Town / T: Rival @ Victory Road / T: Trainer Bianca @ Nuvema Town / T: Trainer Cheren @ Route 5 / T: Trainer Cilan @ Striaton City
T: Backers Ami & Eira @ Nimbasa City / T: Game Freak Morimoto @ Castelia City / T: Infielder Alex @ Nimbasa City / T: School Kid Seymour @ Floccesy Town / T: School Kid Cassie @ Floccesy Town / T: Trainer Nate @ Nimbasa City / T: Trainer Rosa @ Nimbasa City / W: Grass @ Lostlorn Forest / W: Grass @ Pinwheel Forest
T: Backers Ami & Eira @ Nimbasa City / T: Game Freak Morimoto @ Castelia City / T: Infielder Alex @ Nimbasa City / T: Ranger Thalia @ Route 11 / T: Rival @ Driftveil City / T: Rival @ Lacunosa Town / T: Rival @ Plasma Frigate / T: Rival @ Undella Town / T: Rival @ Victory Road / T: Trainer Bianca @ Nuvema Town / T: Trainer Cheren @ Route 5 / T: Trainer Chili @ Striaton City
T: Backers Ami & Eira @ Nimbasa City / T: Game Freak Morimoto @ Castelia City / T: Infielder Alex @ Nimbasa City / T: School Kid Cassie @ Floccesy Town / T: School Kid Seymour @ Floccesy Town / T: Trainer Nate @ Nimbasa City / T: Trainer Rosa @ Nimbasa City / W: Grass @ Lostlorn Forest / W: Grass @ Pinwheel Forest
T: Backers Ami & Eira @ Nimbasa City / T: Game Freak Morimoto @ Castelia City / T: Infielder Alex @ Nimbasa City / T: Ranger Thalia @ Route 11 / T: Rival @ Driftveil City / T: Rival @ Lacunosa Town / T: Rival @ Plasma Frigate / T: Rival @ Undella Town / T: Rival @ Victory Road / T: Trainer Bianca @ Nuvema Town / T: Trainer Cheren @ Route 5 / T: Trainer Cress @ Striaton City