Video Game: Pokémon Black 2 and White 2
Truth and ideals, fused together?! This isn't good.
"Set off on a new Pokémon adventure to save the Unova region! You and your Pokémon can accomplish anything together!"Pokémon Black 2
— Blurb on the back of the boxes of Pokémon Black 2 and White 2 Versions
and Pokémon White 2
are Generation V Pokémon
games for the Nintendo DS
. They are sequels to the earlier Generation V games, Pokémon Black and White
. Featuring an expanded Unova and brand new protagonists
, the games take place two years after the first two Unova-based games
. A different, new form of Kyurem from the previous games is the mascot of each game, with each game having its own form (Black Kyurem for Black 2
; White Kyurem for White 2
The games were released in the USA on October 7th, 2012 (and in Europe on October 12th, 2012). The Iwata Asks
interview for the games can be read here
Please place tropes exclusive to individual characters in the respective Character Sheets.As this is a sequel, there may be unmarked spoilers from the previous games. You have been warned.
Tropes that Pokémon Black 2 and Pokémon White 2 provide:
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Main Game Tropes
Tropes Exhibited In PokéStar Studios
- Alien Invasion: The Invaders movie series.
- Added Alliterative Appeal: The Unova Defense Force from Big Monster call the non-robotic Tyranitars "Titanic Tyranitars".
- All Just a Dream: The conclusion to Brycen-Man Strikes Back Harder, as well as the strange ending to Love and Battles 3...perhaps.
- All Your Base Are Belong to Us: This happens offscreen in one of the bad endings of Invaders 1. Specifically after running out of pokemon to fight with, the protagonist radios for backup. However, the response from HQ is that the aliens had hit multiple locations simultaneously worldwide, including the UDF base! Their last order is for the protagonist to escape while they still can. It's surprisingly well done, compared to the Strange and other bad ending.
- Animal Mecha: You can make a movie about fighting a Mecha Tyranitar in Pokéstar Studios.
- Amazing Technicolor Battlefield: In the finale of the Brycen-Man saga, you start the battle in a city street. Then you are taken up to the sky. Then into space. Then in front of a black hole. Doesn't get more amazing than this.
- And Then John Was a Zombie: Implied to happen to the protagonist in the strange endings to the first two movies in the Red Fog of Terror series.
- Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: Some of your opponents in the movies at Pokéstar Studios, including a giant woman (The Giant Woman!) and a Mecha-Tyranitar (Big Monster).
- Bad Future: In the Timegate Traveller Pokéstar movie, Bug Pokémon now control humans instead of viceversa. The 'trainer' you meet in particular (a Ledian) is either abusive or fantastically racist against the humans.
- In the Strange ending to the third Timegate Travellers movie, the time machine ends up malfunctioning and sends the protagonist (and possibly Ledian) even further into the future, where robots have taken over.
- Bittersweet Ending: The conclusion to Everlasting Memories. F-00 is destroyed, but the young scientist is now able to live like a regular child.
- Body Horror: Remember what happened to Bill in Gen. I? Should you screw up the first Timegate Traveler movie, it happens to you.
- Book Ends: Your first movie is of the Brycen Man series. After getting a good ending on every other movie series, you are given the finale to the Brycen Man series as your last film to take part of.
- Butt Monkey: The Sneasel Ninja in Full Metal Cop. Justified in that you're playing the antagonist/Villain Protagonist in the series, and in the finale you become Mecha-Cop's partner. Of course, you can subvert this by getting the Surprise endings.
- Choose Your Own Adventure: How you act during the production effects the stories of the movies, and can mean the difference between a Downer Ending or a happy ending or simply decide the fate of a certain character.
- Coming-of-Age Story: The Mystery Doors to the Magical Land series starts out with the protagonist acting like a selfish royal, but by the end, they've made friends with a formerly human plush toy and return home with the maturity to rule the kingdom when they come of age.
- The Danza: Every character you play in the Pokéstar Studios movies is this. Even if the character goes by a nickname or code name, it will be revealed that their real name is the player's name at some point. Brycen also plays as a villain in his movies named as Brycen-Man.
- Dead All Along: In Love and Battles 3, turns out your character is this.
- Do Well, but Not Perfect: How you get most of the "Strange" endings.
- Driven to Suicide: Brycen-Man in the strange ending for Brycen-Man 3. Turns out that the Black Diamond that he used to make his Brycen Cannon powerful was too strong for Brycen-Man to handle and ended up doing more damage to him instead. Rather than accepting help from the hero, he proceeds to destroy himself with his Brycen Cannon instead. Yikes.
- Eldritch Abomination: The humanoids of The Red Fog of Terror, not to mention the monster leading them. They're only props, but still...
- Expy: Arkham and the Majin in the Ghost Eraser movies are reminiscent of Babidi and Majin Buu.
- Face-Heel Turn: You can do this if you get the strange ending to the first Invader movie
- Fake Difficulty: As mentioned above, the Luck-Based Mission nature of making the movies, combined with the turn and goal limits often makes the movies take many more tries than they would otherwise.
- The first episode of the "Mystery Doors to the Magical Land" is absolutely rotten with this, with both of the enemy pokemon knowing and frequently using moves that make you confused, make a substitute, flinch, or fall in love, and has a very short turn limit. At least you have the Destiny Knot to bounce some of that love right back.
- Love and Battles 3 is impossible if Smeargle decides to use Attract on the first turn. After that, you have only a 50% chance of moving each turn, and you already only have about one or two spare turns to account for error.
- Similary the first Invaders movie is impossible if the opposing Roggenrola decides to use Rock Blast on the first turn and you get unlucky with the number of times it hits.
- On a more general note, a mis-timed critical hit accidentally knocking out the opponent's/your Pokemon can ruin the whole progress too.
- Gameplay and Story Segregation: The Ledian which fights you with humans from Timegate Travelers saga is referred as female in script, but has sprite that of a male.
- Generic Doomsday Villain: Arkham from Ghost Eraser. Lampshaded in the strange ending, in which the Majin kills him for being cliche.
- Happiness in Slavery: The strange ending in the second Time Gate Traveler movie ends with the scientist protagonist captured in a human ball. They find out they enjoy being under Ledian's control and even stop caring about what happened to their companion.
- Happily Married: It is implied that this the current state of your character's relationship with his/her opponent in "Love and Battles 3", if you achieve the strange ending.
- Mystery Door 3 has the strange ending being your character falling in love and marrying either the gatekeeper (female character) or the queen/Sabrina (male character).
- Hoist by His Own Petard: The second and third Full Metal Cop episodes have this happen to Sneasel Ninja: In both, the enemies survive his/her attacks by one hit point, then use moves that get stronger the lower the user's health is to destroy him/her. The fourth has Sneasel Ninja using swagger, which raises the opponent's attack but confuses them. Mecha cop's Escavalier has a berry, however, that cures confusion, leaving it free to sweep Sneasel Ninja's entire team. Hell, the only way for this to happen in the third episode is is for him/her to use Sunny Day, allowing the opponent to go first, and a move that is completely useless for Sneasel Ninja's pokemon.
- I'm a Humanitarian: The strange ending in the Mystery Doors of the Magical Land 2 has the doll saying that he's going to have people soup because the main character screwed up.
- Sympathy for the Devil: You have the option to do this in the Invaders movie when you discover that the aliens' home world was destroyed by a supernova and they've spent centuries trying to find a replacement. If you do, then your character tries to give the aliens a Last-Second Chance.
- Irony: The first Timegate Traveler film revolves around how Professor Strange's glasses have been caught in the temporal transport and he begs the player to get them back for him. The irony? His portrait shows him holding his hand to his nose, and you can see him with glasses on there.
- Interspecies Romance: The strange ending to Love and Battles has the protagonist fall for their co-star's Smeargle. Even weirder if you play as the male protagonist given the Smeagle is of the same gender.
- Inverted Trope: One of the Pokéstar Studio films, the second in the Timegate Travelers saga (in which you play the role of a scientist experimenting with Time Travel), has you in a future where Bug-Pokémon fight using human beings, in exactly the same way one normally fights with Pokémon in the present.
- Love At First Pokémon Battle: The whole point of the Love and Battles series.
- Luke, I Am Your Father: If you achieve the strange ending to "Brycen Man Strikes Back Harder", Brycen Man makes this claim, and he has proof to back it up, as he knows your real name. (However, the battle is still All Just a Dream, just as it is in the happy ending.)
- Manipulative Bastard: Barbara, the female Ace Trainer from Love and Battles 2note starts off as this, as she's shot down all the other guys who've asked her out on a date. She even says that she enjoys it, and she hopes to do the same to you by defeating you and refusing you as well. The trope is subverted when she defeats you, however, when instead of getting depressed, you stay strong taking her insults like a champ, shocking her and making her feel weird having her plan foiled. Thus, she warms up to you and happily offers to be friends with you.
- Mind Screw: At the end of the Timegate Traveller series, the Bad Future is averted when the Ledian notices the Evolution Stone amongst the samples you have collected in the future, and by going back without the stone, the Bad Future is presumably averted. Meaning, that if you hadn't gone forward in time in the first place, the Bad Future wouldn't have happened, and then it wouldn't have had to be averted... Timey-Wimey Ball probably applies here.
- My God, What Have I Done?: You, the player, have this moment in the last Everlasting Memories movie after you're forced to destroy F-00 to keep it from going berserk and causing damage. It's made clear in the dialogue that you wanted to save it, but your assistant claims that "some things just can't be fixed".
- Also, the strange ending to the finale of Invaders causes you to go into this after you find out that the Emolga that you have knocked out or possibly killed was forced to fight for the alien invaders. The Alien uses this to her advantage by mind controlling you at your most vulnerable state.
- A similar thing happens in the third Invaders movie, where you have this reaction after finding out that the Ferroseed you knocked out belongs to one of the fleeing citizens. The UFO then kidnaps you while you're upset.
- Mythology Gag: In the "Mystery Doors to the Magical Land" scenario of Pokéstar Studios, you play opposite Sabrina, where she's cast as the villain, and plays a dark sorceress who seems to have the power to turn victims into living dolls. This may be a reference to her anime self, who did the same thing to defeated challengers until she was cured by Ash.
- Off the Rails: It's possible to do this, leading to a bad ending or a Strange ending.
- Pay Evil unto Evil: The Full Metal Cop slips into this at times. By the end, he's realized that this was a mistake.
- Playing Against Type: You usually play the hero while Brycen (or someone else) plays the villain. In the Full Metal Cop series, your roles are reversed.
- The Power of Love: What allows for Monica to go back to normal in The Giant Woman series.
- Railroading: Most of the Pokestar Studios movies. The opponent AI changes depending on whether you follow the script and/or say the right lines. If you don't get it right, the enemy will usually destroy you on the next turn. If you do everything correctly, you usually can get through the movie all right.
- Regal Ringlets: Rosa, in the "Mystery Doors of the Magical Land" series, gets a pair as her role of princess.
- Ridiculously Human Robot: The main plot of the Everlasting Memories Series where you, playing as an Insufferable Genius, create a robot with a human heart for companionship. Even when said robot gets hacked and all its memories erased, it still somehow manages to hold on to its memories of the player and eventually holds on to those memories long enough to get the player to destroy it before it goes berserk. Lampshaded by your assistant, who says that the whole thing is scientifically impossible.
- Running Gag: In the Full Metal Cop series, Mecha Cop keeps accidentally getting worked up and using weapons on Sneasel Ninja. Even when he's not there in the Third Episode, his sister attacks Sneasel Ninja with Judo. Sneasel Ninja, the criminal mind you, has to keep reminding them that they're supposed to be battling with Pokemon, much to the heroes' embarrassment.
- Scooby-Doo Hoax: If you achieve the strange ending in each of the "Ghost Eraser" scenarios except the fourth, what appears to be a haunting is actually a scam being run by someone trying to make money. Naturally, the hero charater (ie, your character) is not pleased at being called to investigate a false alarm.
- Screw the Rules, I Have Money!: Pretty much Serizawa's sole motive in Big Monster.
- Shout-Out: The movie series Timegate Traveler is probably a shout-out to Planet of the Apes, it's a Bad Future where Pokémon control humans, with a time-traveler ending up there and having to try and escape. And if you get the bad ending in the third film, the protagonist ends up taking an artifact back that results in the eventual bug-type Pokemon uprising-not unlike Zira and Cornelius's son being born in the past and leading the ape uprising in the fourth film.
- Stable Time Loop: You are barely able to prevent the Bad Future in the Timegate Traveller series... and in the process, discover that you travelling forward in time and bringing the Evolution Stone back with you was what caused the bad future in the first place! By going back without the stone, the bad future is presumably averted.
- Throwing the Fight: In several of the battles, you have to lose on purpose to get the Good ending (and occasionally, the Strange ending), and in these cases, losing on purpose is often harder than winning if you're using the rental.
- Tragic Monster: F-00, the little robot in the Everlasting Memories series.
- Troperiffic: You betcha.
- Tsundere: The love interest in Love and Battles 2. The love interest in the first Love and Battles might count as well, albeit to a lesser extent.
- Villain Protagonist: The "Full Metal Cop" scenario of Pokéstar Studios, where you play the villain. (Albeit one who reforms in the end, if you get the Good Ending.)
- We Can Rule Together: In the strange ending of Big Monster 4, Serizawa offers you to work for him and his MT, in exchange for, after some heavy persuasion, multiplying your current salary by one hundred times. Either that or get destroyed by his MT. Needless to say, you decide to join him.
- This is also the case in the strange ending of Ghost Eraser 4, where you convince the Majin to join you, and you both rule the world as benign (more or less) dictators.
- What the Hell, Hero?: The Sneasel Ninja you play as in the Full Metal Cop series calls out Mecha Cop's methods of justice several times each movie.
- In "Brycen-Man Strikes Back 2", if you use your own Pokemon with the move Thief, Brycen-Man will say, "You use that move... and call yourself a hero of justice?"