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New Battle System in Pokemon Black and White

A new element of battle is being thrown into the mix with Pokemon Black and White: triple battles. Three-on-three battles are now possible, adding a bit more strategy to the mix and requiring a lot more preparation and diversity from a trainers team. The Pokemon placed in the center of your lineup can attack any of the opposing teams Pokemon, while the Pokemon on the left can only attack the one in front of them, or the center one, likewise with the Pokemon on the right only being able to attack the right Pokemon opposite them, and the center Pokemon.

Something that is a huge welcome to any Nintendo game is one of the new features in Black/White: random WiFi battles! Finally youll be able to just jump in and match up against players you dont know without the use of pesky friends codes with the goal of training your roster against players all over the world of all playstyles.

One of the tools in the game, C-Gear, seems like a handy device that is a great way to push the social boundaries forward for the Pokemon series. It facilitates the way you add friends to your friends list by allowing you to tap them in with the stylus instead of type out their friend codes using the IR communication built into the game card. What I like about it though, is the way it makes the game more social: you can pop up the C-Gear at any time and check out which of your friends are online and much like you would see on your console internet equivalent like on Xbox Live you can see exactly what your friends are currently doing in their game!

March 6th is coming up fast, and I cant wait to jump back into the series! The new 150 new Pokemon designs seem really unique and original this time around. Ill even give you a headstart on beating my butt: I always pick the water starter Pokemon