A boy from the player's hometown, Hugh, will travel with the player at certain times.Though filling the traditional rival role, Hugh is not pursuing the Pokémon League challenge: it is revealed that he is trying to recover a stolen Pokémon from Team Plasma, who were not disbanded two years prior as expected.A new land, new rivals, new challenges, and all-new Pokémon make the 14th season of the Pokémon animated series one of the most exciting ones yet!When Ash and his mother accompany Professor Oak to the distant Unova region, Ash discovers Pokémon that he’s never seen before… He may have Pikachu at his side together with new friends Iris and Cilan, but he’ll still need plenty of new Pokémon on his team if he wants to challenge Unova’s expert Gym Leaders.The eight Gym Leaders of Unova are now: Cheren (Normal), Roxie (Poison), Burgh (Bug), Elesa (Electric), Clay (Ground), Skyla (Flying), Drayden (Dragon) and Marlon (Water). Aspertia Gym uses the normal Gym theme (probably due to the fact that it is a Normal-type Gym), while other Gyms use remixed versions, which are influenced by the type used and the Gym Leader's secondary occupation.Like Black and White, the Elite Four can be battled in any order; after battling all four, a path to the Champion is unlocked.The Elite Four members are Shauntal (Ghost), Grimsley (Dark), Caitlin (Psychic), and Marshal (Fighting). Each game features a Pokédex of Black 2 and White 2 can connect with the Pokémon Dream Radar, which transfers Pokémon found to the player's game.
Further Pokémon not native to Unova will be available, and the legendary Pokémon Zekrom and Kyurem will reveal themselves to the player. Set off on a new Pokémon adventure to save the Unova region!The game also introduces new entry sprite animations for Pokémon, much as if it were a Shiny Pokémon.Within the two years separating Black 2 and White 2 from their predecessors, some of the past Gym Leaders have passed on their positions to others or retired from the Unova League.The games feature two new forms of Kyurem that serve as the game mascots of the games: Black Kyurem for Black 2 and White Kyurem for White 2.
The games take place two years after the events of Pokémon Black and White.
The player—named, by default, Nate if male or Rosa if female—begins in the southwestern city Aspertia City.