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Pokémon: Black and White
Strategy Guide

Author(s): Daniel Chaviers
First Published: 30-05-2011 / 00:00 GMT
Last Updated: 10-09-2020 / 02:15 GMT
Version: 1.3 (????) 25-09-2020 / 04:31 GMT

Haxorus has exceptional Attack, so give it a lot of physical moves.

Haxorus has exceptional Attack, so give it a lot of physical moves.

Looking at your Pokémon’s statistic screen and thinking ‘what?’ Wondering what the difference is between “Attack” and “Sp. Atk”? Well here are the facts as simple as can be told.

Statistic Affects What it Means
HP Health HP simply means Hit Points, this is the total health of your Pokémon.
Attack Physical Moves The higher the value the more damage your Pokémon will deal with physical moves.
Defense Physical Moves The higher the value the less damage your Pokémon will take from physical moves.
Sp. Attack Special Moves The higher the value the more damage your Pokémon will deal with special moves.
Sp. Defense Special Moves The higher the value the less damage your Pokémon will take from special moves.
Speed Move Priority in Battle The higher your Pokémon's speed, the more likely it is to have the first move in each combat phase.

Physical moves are indicated by a “red smash”, while special moves have a “blue spiral”.

Physical moves are indicated by a “red smash”, while special moves have a “blue spiral”.

Noteable Pokémon in each category, excluding Legendary Pokémon, include the following.

Statistic Pokemon
HP **Blissey** , Wobuffet, Wailord, Snorlax, **Slaking** , Drifblim, Hariyama
Attack Rampardos, **Slaking** , Rhyperior, Salamence, Metagross, Dragonite
Defense **Shuckle** , Steelix, Cloyster, Aggron, Bastiodon, Onix, **Probopass**
Sp. Attack Alakazam, Porygon-Z, Gengar, Espeon, Magnezone, Glaceon
Sp. Defense **Shuckle** , **Probopass** , Mantine, Bastiodon, **Blissey** , Dusknoir
Speed Ninjask, Electrode, Jolteon, Aerodactyl, Crobat, Swellow, Weavile

Please note: These Pokémon are taken from the entire national Pokédex, not simply the Pokémon new to Black and White. Any Pokémon that appear in more than one category are highlighted.

Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Pokemon Company International
  • Platforms
    DS
  • Genre
    Role-playing
  • Guide Release
    30 May 2011
  • Last Updated
    10 September 2020
  • Guide Author
    Daniel Chaviers

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How to become the greatest trainer Unova has ever known with our highly-detailed walkthrough of the main story and beyond. Pokemon trainers and collectors alike will appreciate our extensive lists of Pokemon and item location, ensuring nothing important goes under the Poke Radar!

Version 1.3

  • Concise & easy to understand explanations of advanced stat building systems - learn to raise a prize Pokémon.
  • Added TM names - find the items you want to find.
  • Expert strategies for defeating every single gym leader.
  • How to collect the various new Pokémon (including Legendary Pokémon)!
  • Thorough Route and Town guides detailing every collectable Pokemon and item.
  • Hidden secrets explained
  • How to raise a super squad of undefeatable Pokémon.
  • Encounter rates for every area of the game.
  • Hundreds of illustrative, high-quality screenshots.
  • Postgame areas explainned.
  • Expanded Training and Battling segments.

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