Welcome to Marriland's Pokemon Black 2 and White 2 Walkthrough! This strategy guide is designed to help guide you through Pokemon Black 2 and Pokemon White 2, showing you how to get through the game, giving you strategies for tough Trainers and Gym Leaders, and even what Pokemon to find.

Throughout the walkthrough, you can click on a Pokemon's name when it's available to catch if you would like to read a review on it. A list of all Pokemon reviews for Black 2 & White 2 can be found here.

A quick edit note by Shhmew far into the future: Please message me if any information here is incorrect or missing! Thank you for reading our walkthroughs and I hope you enjoy. 


When you fire up Pokemon Black 2 or White 2 for the first time, you'll be greeted with a pretty sweet intro scene, then a look at either Black Kyurem or White Kyurem, depending on which version you're playing; if you're playing Black 2, you'll see Black Kyurem, while if you're playing White 2, you'll see White Kyurem. Yes, this is correct, and it obviously matches the Kyurem form you see on the box.

The title menu screen has five options by default. They are, from top to bottom:

  • New Game
  • Mystery Gift
  • Unova Link
  • Wi-Fi Settings
  • Microphone Test

Most of these things should be self-explanatory; Unova Link is a new feature that allows you to synchronize unlockable Keys from other game cards of Pokemon Black 2 and White 2 that have unlocked them. If you're just playing for the first time and don't have access to two copies, you won't be able to do anything with it until after you've beaten the game. Don't worry about it for now, then.

So go ahead and choose the first option, New Game. You'll see Professor Juniper greeting you. She'll be juggling a single Poke Ball, as per usual. Inside of the Poke Ball, though, is a Cinccino (instead of the Minccino shown in the original Black and White versions).

She gives you the whole introduction to the world of Pokemon speech and then, after some more dialogue, gives you the option of playing as a boy character or a girl character. Select which one you want to play as (it doesn't make a significant difference) and then press A. You'll be asked if that's correct.

Go ahead and give yourself a name afterwards. You'll have 7 characters to enter your name with (if you're playing on the Japanese version, it's just 5 characters).

She'll go on and talk for a little while more before finally sending you off to begin your journey.After you've entered your own name, you'll be introduced to your Rival. You'll be able to enter his name as well, although it is Hugh by default. I will refer to him as Hugh throughout this guide.