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Pokémon Black & White UK release date confirmed

We're getting it before the US

Pokémon Black & White will be released in the UK on 4 March, two days before the most anticipated DS game of the year hits the US.

As ever, players will encounter slightly different selections of Pokémon in each version, such the two legendary Pokémon Reshiram (Black) and Zekrom (White).

Black And White will also feature areas that are unique to both games. Pokémon Black features a unique metropolitan area called Black City while White is home to a lush, green area named White Forest.

Are you going to buy Pokemon Black & White?

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  1. shy guy 64 Monday 10th Jan 2011 at 11:28

    YA FRICKIN' BEAUTY!!! :D :D :D

    YAHOOOO :D :D

  2. JamieRIOT Monday 10th Jan 2011 at 11:31

    Bloody hell. I seriously didn't think we would get it before US! My bets were on 11th March to be honest...
    I bet they love this haha :lol:

  3. VaatiKaiba Monday 10th Jan 2011 at 11:34

    This is brilliant news, really brilliant. It could well be the best sendoff for the DS possible. Getting it before America is utterly bizarre though!

    I shall be getting Pokemon Black - although I prefer Zekrom, I like the look of Black City much more than White Forest.

  4. Tamzily01 Monday 10th Jan 2011 at 11:39

    Can't wait for March 4th. I know what I'm going to be doing over the Easter holidays. *marks date in calendar*

  5. Shinnos Monday 10th Jan 2011 at 11:42

    I've never properly played a Pokémon game before (apart from a short go on my brother's copy of Pokémon Red years ago). My friend suggested I pick up Heart Gold, but maybe I should wait and get Black/White... Any suggestions?

  6. JamieRIOT Monday 10th Jan 2011 at 11:42

    I shall be getting Pokemon Black - although I prefer Zekrom, I like the look of Black City much more than White Forest.

    Yeah, i'm going for Black too. Initially i preferred Zekrom, but i now much prefer the look and fighting style of Reshiram. Also, i like the city over the forest, so all is good for the Balck version for me i think! :)

  7. JamieRIOT Monday 10th Jan 2011 at 11:46

    I've never properly played a Pokémon game before (apart from a short go on my brother's copy of Pokémon Red years ago). My friend suggested I pick up Heart Gold, but maybe I should wait and get Black/White... Any suggestions?


    Whaaaaat?! This is pretty insane!.. I say play heartgold/soulsilver now and get black/white when it comes out too! :D Seeing as heartgold/soulsilver is a completely different region/setting/story to the new balck/white. SORTED

  8. Kooper Monday 10th Jan 2011 at 11:49

    Ha! Take that you americans!

  9. Ai64 Monday 10th Jan 2011 at 12:06

    Yahoo! It's about time! Black & white are on the way. :D

  10. Captain Kuchiki Monday 10th Jan 2011 at 12:34

    I was hoping for a simultanious release, but this just brought a man-tear to my eye. Such a beautiful day.

  11. Daz_Dagon Monday 10th Jan 2011 at 12:40

    Who wants to place their bets on the 3DS being released on the same day? That would be heaven...

  12. master dingley Monday 10th Jan 2011 at 12:43

    I did not expect to get this before the US, I remember the grueling several month wait for Diamond and Pearl.
    Nintendo are really picking translation speeds up :D

  13. Ktx8 Monday 10th Jan 2011 at 12:47

    Most of this trailer is the video that plays at the beginning of the game itself. I've had the Japanese game since October (I bought White) and don't find it as captivating as some of the older games, but saying this, I haven't completed it yet so hopefully there are more suprises in store?

  14. Captain Kuchiki Monday 10th Jan 2011 at 12:51

    Most of this trailer is the video that plays at the beginning of the game itself. I've had the Japanese game since October (I bought White).


    ZOMG Same! HiFive!

    and don't find it as captivating as some of the older games, but saying this, I haven't completed it yet so hopefully there are more suprises in store?


    The game is fantastic. For once it has a solid plot!

  15. Havak Monday 10th Jan 2011 at 13:16

    I think it is genuinely amazing that we're getting a game like this before America. Us Europeans are being appreciated more :D

  16. hoshixcandy Monday 10th Jan 2011 at 13:28

    This shocks me, happily. I feel like we have been listened to and valued :D

  17. rayquaza9999 Monday 10th Jan 2011 at 13:32

    even though it was unofficaly confirmed on a calander i seriosly thoght wed only get it on the 20th :D :D

  18. samus_killer Monday 10th Jan 2011 at 13:55

    I did not expect to get this before the US, I remember the grueling several month wait for Diamond and Pearl.
    Nintendo are really picking translation speeds up :D

    A month?! I think we waited about 6 months for Ruby/Saffire. I can remember walking into Special Reserve (anyone remember them?) and seeing that they'd imported the game about a month after the US release (no region-lock, see?)... And then I was dissapointed to find the games felt like a huge step backwards from gold/silver.

    Anyway, cannot believe we're gettin black/white so soon... un-freaking-believable.

  19. Wiintendo Monday 10th Jan 2011 at 15:13

    wow :shock:

    Thats a pretty soon release dat there

    and that is frikken sweeeeet :D

    Definetely on me purchase list!

  20. Sonic_Freak Monday 10th Jan 2011 at 15:22

    YAY! Glad the earlier reports turned out to be true :D

  21. kirby711 Monday 10th Jan 2011 at 15:33

    Ha! Take that you americans!

    This is great news!!!

  22. olrodlegacy Monday 10th Jan 2011 at 15:44

    Yes!!!! Better finish my Heart Gold Pokedex, about 100 left to catch

  23. BlueLink3411 Monday 10th Jan 2011 at 16:01

    Suck it US of A!!! After years of being last, we're finally getting a Pokemon game before you!! Pokemon White all the way!!

  24. SuperSamus Monday 10th Jan 2011 at 16:02

    This is excellent news =) Definatley picking it up on day one.

  25. Toastie Monday 10th Jan 2011 at 16:02

    Awesome. Pure awesome.

  26. Da_Epic_Fail Monday 10th Jan 2011 at 16:07

    Wow, honestly amazed. :) Getting before the US shows just how much the 4th gen revived the franchise. This is great news for European fans of pokemon. I was honestly expecting the UK release to be somewhere in April or June.

  27. Yoshikachu Monday 10th Jan 2011 at 16:17

    Did u say Black City was a metropolitan! Well if u consider one house and a pkmn centre one it is...

  28. bethrj Monday 10th Jan 2011 at 16:29

    Awesomesauce. I'm gonna make sure I've saved enough of my EMA, then a quick jaunt to town on the day of release. Maybe I'll preorder it. Depends whether there is a preorder bonus or not.

  29. AQT Monday 10th Jan 2011 at 16:38

    Heard rummors, glad it's true. However I have no intrest at the moment. I'mma juss' wait for pokemon grey on the 3DS..

  30. Flyingleaf Monday 10th Jan 2011 at 17:00

    YES! Pokemon White FTW!
    Just got to wait for Amazon/Play to get it up for pre-order now!

    I was in town earlier and GAME had a board out advertising the release of the 3DS on the 3/11...

  31. piraka727 Monday 10th Jan 2011 at 17:10

    This is brilliant :D I thought that it wouldn't be out till about the end of march (26,26) and since my exams start on the 3rd of may i thought i would not get it till after so i could study but now coz of the earliness i can get it! plus my birthday is the 28th of february so i am just a few days off 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8)

  32. Mr.Mime Monday 10th Jan 2011 at 17:13

    WOOT!! A lot sooner than anticipated, great news. I absoloutely cannot wait, and shall be pre-ordering it now.
    I'll be getting white, as i prefer the version exclusive pokemon and white forest. OSHAWOTT here I come!!

  33. Serebii Monday 10th Jan 2011 at 17:17

    Did u say Black City was a metropolitan! Well if u consider one house and a pkmn centre one it is...

    It's a metropolis when you've filled it with people. Mine is :)

  34. NOM is NOM Monday 10th Jan 2011 at 17:17

    I've never properly played a Pokémon game before (apart from a short go on my brother's copy of Pokémon Red years ago). My friend suggested I pick up Heart Gold, but maybe I should wait and get Black/White... Any suggestions?

    My advice would be to play Heart Gold or Soul Silver. But only if you can pick it up cheap, they're truely great games and have a classic story and you need to experience them. However if you're stuck for cash I'd wait for Black and White, I've played the Japanese version and in my opinion they blow the others out of the water.

  35. Burning Blaze Monday 10th Jan 2011 at 17:19

    YES! This is great news! Definitely getting Pokemon White when it comes out!

  36. ThOnlyEarthbound Monday 10th Jan 2011 at 17:27

    I'M SO EXCITED!
    I JUST CAN'T HIDE IT!
    AND I'M ABOUT TO LOSE CONTROL!

    Agh. Can anyone help me?I don't whether i like Black city or White forest better, I prefer black's exclusive pokemon, seeing as it has one of my favorites (HonchKrow) in, but i prefer Zekrom's high attack and defense to Reshiram's High sp.attack and sp.defense.

    AGH!


    HELP ONM! DO A TEST TO SEE WHICH IS BETTER!!

  37. nintendorulz Monday 10th Jan 2011 at 17:33

    YES! TAKE THAT AMERICA!!!!! Im seriously hyped now.

  38. Waldy565 Monday 10th Jan 2011 at 17:35

    YES! CANNOT WAIT! getting white cuz the legendary in that is awesome and prefere nature to technology. Finally, another one we get b4 the US (thts bout 3 now xD)

  39. Waldy565 Monday 10th Jan 2011 at 17:35

    YES! CANNOT WAIT! getting white cuz the legendary in that is awesome and prefere nature to technology. Finally, another one we get b4 the US (thts bout 3 now xD)

  40. Waldy565 Monday 10th Jan 2011 at 17:36

    YES! CANNOT WAIT! getting white cuz the legendary in that is awesome and prefere nature to technology. Finally, another one we get b4 the US (thts bout 3 now xD)

  41. Waldy565 Monday 10th Jan 2011 at 17:37

    CANT WAIT! getting white as prefer the cover star and nature to technology. Yes thats about the 3rd game we get b4 the US :D!

  42. Waldy565 Monday 10th Jan 2011 at 17:41

    YESSS! getting white cuz prefer cover star and nature. bout 3rd game we've got b4 americans xD

  43. Chocolate king Monday 10th Jan 2011 at 17:53

    GET IN!!!

    AWESOME SAUCE!

  44. KoreeluStromboli Monday 10th Jan 2011 at 18:02

    YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEES!

    *laughs like a hyena*

    I just went over the moon over a gazillion times! :D

    I'll admit that I'm a bit torn. I want to get White because of Wargle, Zekrom and Iris but Black has Gothiruselle, which is a Pokemon I really love and can get earlier than Wargle if I get Black.

    I'll get White anyway and trade for a Gothimu via GTS, before evolving it to get Gothiruselle.

    Finally, who else will be having an Ononokus on their team?! :D

  45. moses277 Monday 10th Jan 2011 at 18:16

    I can't wait, this is great news and a release date before the US, how times have changed.

    I will save my birthday money and February wages and get both, all I will wait for now is to see if there is a special giveaway in Game like they have done with Platinum & HeartGold/SoulSilver.

    Now to complete my platinum pokedex (I only need about 45) :D :D :D :D

  46. NSLADEY Monday 10th Jan 2011 at 18:55

    Who wants to place their bets on the 3DS being released on the same day? That would be heaven...


    The whole of the UK unite in Nerd-gasms due to the sheer awesomeness of that idea

  47. NSLADEY Monday 10th Jan 2011 at 18:59

    Heard rummors, glad it's true. However I have no intrest at the moment. I'mma juss' wait for pokemon grey on the 3DS..


    I doubt they'd release a follow up to a game thats nearly identical 'part from the much higher resaltion graphics. It would be a slap in the face to all those who bought B/W

  48. The_BAAD_Man Monday 10th Jan 2011 at 19:07

    YUSS!!! Now I just need to make my mind up on which one to get! Oh, and some money might help, too.

  49. link982 Monday 10th Jan 2011 at 19:23

    Get us.

    I probably won't get this upon release, but definitely will at some point.

  50. Cyberguy Monday 10th Jan 2011 at 20:21

    Brilliant! I must finish my SS Pokedex quickly now. Around 6 more to get...

  51. airspeed Monday 10th Jan 2011 at 20:22

    *Flying Fist Pump*

    Glad its not months after USA , Still trying to decide which to get, I am leaning towards Black because the exclusive areas look better

  52. keiran09 Monday 10th Jan 2011 at 20:37

    Awesome, by the time my arrives (i plan to pre-prder) the Americans should only just get theirs.

  53. keiran09 Monday 10th Jan 2011 at 20:43

    I'd have to laugh if it got delayed, hopefully not though.

  54. FiveThirteen Monday 10th Jan 2011 at 20:49


    Finally, who else will be having an Ononokus on their team?! :D

    Me!

    Incidentally March 4 is my birthday.
    I reckon i'll get white as I like the forest and exclusive pokemon.

  55. fisher2007 Monday 10th Jan 2011 at 21:56

    excellent news don't need to import usa version. 8)

  56. imbusydoctorwho Monday 10th Jan 2011 at 22:34

    WTF :shock:


    I'm so happy might pre order this at the end of this month.

  57. mariosmum Monday 10th Jan 2011 at 23:17

    Diamond and Pearl came out here like a month after it did in America, this is pretty good news.

    Still no sign of the shiny dogs/Celebi event though, even though I already have them.

    /nerd

  58. ClockMenace Monday 10th Jan 2011 at 23:50

    Two whole days before us...on a Friday! Ooh, I wish we got it on a Friday!

    I shall be getting Pokemon Black - although I prefer Zekrom, I like the look of Black City much more than White Forest.

    Ditto - and that Gochimeru and the pink/brown vulture are only available in Black.

  59. MarioMagic Tuesday 11th Jan 2011 at 07:59

    Get in!!!!! :D
    I can't wait, I think I might just sleep through the next 2 months....


    Good Night!

    ZZZZzzzzzz

  60. Gameking53 Tuesday 11th Jan 2011 at 09:54

    For once we get a big game like this before the US!!! Can't wait! :D

  61. Pappi Tuesday 11th Jan 2011 at 12:22

    I will!

    Urm which one is everyone else buying, I want to buy the opposite. Traditional you know...

  62. PinkShaymin Tuesday 11th Jan 2011 at 13:29

    :D very very very excited to see this! It doesn't matter how long I've been playing, I still feel like I did when I was about 11 and found out about the original Gold and Silver.

    Will definitely preorder but will probably wait to see which place has the best preorder bonus. Although when I preordered HGSS from Amazon it was delivered quite a few days after release day, which was a bit disappointing.

    Really can't wait!

  63. darkandy666 Tuesday 11th Jan 2011 at 16:12

    really glad but this but i got to save up for the 3DS so pokemon black will have to wait

  64. Robbo-92 Tuesday 11th Jan 2011 at 17:37

    Can't wait for this, I will be getting Pokemon Black when it comes out and then getting the 3DS when it comes out as my original DS refuses to play Pearl and Heart Gold :(

  65. ThOnlyEarthbound Wednesday 12th Jan 2011 at 17:58

    Finally, who else will be having an Ononokus on their team?! :D

    MEEEEEE! And who else will have This beastundefined

  66. gadgetgirl16 Saturday 15th Jan 2011 at 11:58

    There go all my savings, this year is going to be Nintendo's best year in a long time. 3DS and Pokemon all in one year! :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D

    SO EXCITED!

  67. AspieMum Saturday 15th Jan 2011 at 14:34

    :D I can't believe we are actually getting it before America.

  68. jct Sunday 23rd Jan 2011 at 12:15

    Are the rumours of a 3DS version of the game true? And if they are, is is true also that they'll be releasing it on launch day?

    To be honest, I'm just desperate to play this game, but not as much as Grovile. He's probably willing to chop off an arm and a leg to get this game, or learn Japanese. He tried getting some kid to translate an import copy if he got it, but he was Chinese. What a failure.

  69. Meimi132 Thursday 10th Feb 2011 at 01:55

    Black :3 Cos it goes best with Silver ;D and Reshiram is WAY cuter. Even if Zekrom was the Black cover Pokemon I'd still be getting Black though. Decided the moment I heard the names :)

  70. Red-Wolf Tuesday 1st Mar 2011 at 17:31

    I'm getting White, then I'll get Black if I want to play through the story again (that's why I got Platinum after Pearl). My sister is coming out to Dubai to live with us next week, so I'll ask her to bring over White for me.

    My starter will be TEPIG!!!

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