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Pokémon: Black & White 2
Strategy Guide

Author(s): Daniel Chaviers, Vincent Lau
First Published: 06-10-2012 / 00:00 GMT
Last Updated: 10-09-2020 / 02:15 GMT
Version: 1.3 (????) 28-09-2020 / 14:31 GMT

During the course of battle, your Pokémon can be inflicted by status ailments or you can cause them to the opposing Pokémon. Most of the time, ailments are caused by using moves, such as Sing, which causes Sleep. As their name implies, ailments negatively affect a Pokémon’s performance.

However just like they can be caused, they can also be cured. This can be done with a recovery item or by visiting a Pokémon Centre.

Ailments can strike you when you least expect it. Better stock up on those recovery items…

Ailments can strike you when you least expect it. Better stock up on those recovery items…

The primary ailments are as follows:

Burn

The Pokemon takes some damage at the end of every turn. Their Attack stat is also greatly reduced. Caused by some Fire-type moves. Can be cured with a Burn Heal.

Freeze

The Pokemon cannot physically move and therefore lose their turn. Caused by some Ice-type moves. Can be cured with an Ice Heal. Cures naturally after a number of turns in battle. Upon defrosting, the Pokemon will immediately perform its selected move.

Paralysis

The Pokemon sometimes cannot physically move and therefore lose their turn. Their Speed is also drastically reduced. Caused by some Electric-type moves. Can be cured with a Parlyz Heal.

Poison

The Pokemon takes some damage at the end of every turn. Caused by some Poison-type moves. Can be cured with an Antidote.

Sleep

The Pokemon cannot perform any action. Caused by a variety of moves of differing types. Can be cured with an Awakening. Cures naturally after a number of turns in battle. Upon waking, the Pokemon will immediately perform its selected move.

Note : You can also use a Full Heal or Full Restore to restore your condition.

Ailments persist between battles, so it’s worth your time to cure them as soon as possible, or during the next safest opportunity. Your opponents rarely have the means to cure ailments, so don’t hesitate to cause them yourself. It’s a bit sneaky, but totally within the rules.

Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Pokemon Company International
  • Platforms
    3DS
  • Genre
    Role-playing
  • Guide Release
    6 October 2012
  • Last Updated
    10 September 2020
  • Guide Author
    Daniel Chaviers, Vincent Lau

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Inside this guide you will find:

  • Top tricks for beating all eight Gym Leader
  • Beat the Elite Four and the current Champion with style!
  • How and where to find the Pokemon you want to catch
  • Find and catch all Legendary Pokemon!
  • Post story-mode walkthrough with all hidden areas uncovered
  • Save time by finding the rarest of items for free!
  • Packed full with high-quality screenshots!
  • Tips and info on both Black and White versions
  • Wild Pokémon Encounter rates.
  • Mysterious Nature Preserve.
  • Videos for all the Gym Leader and Elite Four battles, plus legendary Pokemon.
  • Advanced stat building systems - learn how to raise a prize Pokémon

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