Pokémon White Diamond
Pokémon Black Pearl
Developer(s) Illusion Works
Game Freak
Publisher(s) Nintendo
Platform(s) New Nintendo 3DS
Release Date(s)
Flag of Japan November 30th, 2017.
Flag of USA November 30th, 2017.
Flag of Europe November 30th, 2017.
Flag of Australia December 1st, 2017.
Age Rating(s)
Genre(s) Adventure
Role-playing Game

Pokémon White Diamond and Pokémon Black Pearl is the second game in Gen VII of Pokémon, and is the sequel to both Pokémon Diamond and Pokémon Pearl, and also Pokémon Black 2 and Pokémon White 2. More information is to come after the closure of Pokémon Daybreak and Pokémon Twilight.


The vast majority of the game play in Pokémon White Diamond and Pokémon Black Pearl remains the same compared to the previous generation, generation VI. However, there are some changes to the game play to make the game more accessible and less of a struggle for some players who found certain elements in the previous generation arduous.

Arcane Type

PDT Typings

Following from Pokemon Daybreak and Pokemon Twilight,Pokémon White Diamond and Pokémon Black Pearl continue the nineteenth Pokémon typing, Arcane. Arcane type is for Pokémon that have magical connections tied to them.

New Moves

There are an abundant collection of moves added in Pokémon White Diamond and Pokémon Black Pearl. They are sorted by Alphabetical Order of Typing.

New Moves (W.I.P.)

01. Icicle ArcaneType: [Enchantment]
02. Icicle ArcaneType: [Teleport]
03. Icicle ArcaneType: [Magical Tide]
04. Icicle ArcaneType: [Magical Flame]
05. Icicle ArcaneType: [Witching Hour]
06. Icicle ArcaneType: [Bewitched]
07. Icicle ArcaneType: [Dimension Storm]
08. Icicle BugType: [Bewildered Swarm]
09. Icicle DarkType: [Shadow Rush]
10. Icicle DarkType: [Mirage Break]
11. Icicle DragonType: [Wyvern Crash]
12. Icicle ElectricType: [Lightning Volley]
13. Icicle FairyType: [Fairy Beam]
14. Icicle FairyType: [Divine Arrow]
15. Icicle FightingType: [Furious Fist]
16. Icicle FireType: [Atomic Flare]
17. Icicle FireType: [Sunshine Storm]
18. Icicle FlyingType: [Blown Away]
19. Icicle GhostType: [Crimson Mist]
20. Icicle GrassType: [Ivory Crash]
21. Icicle GroundType: [Terrain Attack]
22. Icicle IceType: [Glacier Ascent]
23. Icicle IceType: [Permafrost]
24. Icicle IceType: [Icicle Road]
25. Icicle NormalType: [Double Take]
26. Icicle PoisonType: [Venom Claw]
27. Icicle PsychicType: [Gamma Strike]
28. Icicle RockType: [Mineral Barrier]
29. Icicle SteelType: [Excalibur]
30. Icicle WaterType: [Tsunami]

7th Generation Type Chart

Until I add a Type Chart here, below are the main changes to the system that took place in the previous games, Pokemon Daybreak and Pokemon Twilight.

  • Ice now resists Water
  • Bug is now super-effective on Fairy
  • Ice is now super-effective on Fairy
  • Arcane is super-effective against Ghost, Dragon, Normal and Psychic.
  • Bug is super-effective on Arcane
  • Grass is super-effective on Arcane

Soaring in the Sky

Soaring in the Sky returns in Pokémon White Diamond and Pokémon Black Pearl but in a much more viable format. Any Pokémon that could previously learn Fly can now Soar in the Sky. Also, any Pokémon that is part Flying, Arcane or Ghost type can now posses the ability to soar too (considering in theory Ghost types are easily able to levitate and hold their weight and Arcane types are capable of using Magic to possess the ability to fly). However you have to receive an item called the "PokéWhistle" before being able to do this. This allows Pokemon like Scyther and Gengar, who previously couldn't fly to be able to Soar in the Sky. Below is a list of eligible Pokemon now able to use this mechanic.

Soaring Pokémon

1. Scyther
2. Gengar
3. To be added.

Jumping and Crouching

One of the goals of Pokémon White Diamond and Pokémon Black Pearl was to make the game a lot more realistic in terms of game play, so the mechanics of Jumping and Crouching were added. Using the ZR button on the New Nintendo 3DS console, the player can jump. Similarly, using the ZL button allows the player to crouch. 

Mega Evolution

Mega Evolution returns in the same format as previous Generations, however it is a lot harder to obtain Mega Stones in Pokémon White Diamond and Pokémon Black Pearl, as they have become rare artifacts and worth a lot of money. Also, only one copy of each Mega Stone exists, making them a lot harder in lore to receive.


Transportation has been completely rejuvenated for Pokémon White Diamond and Pokémon Black Pearl. The player has the Running Shoes from the beginning, and acquires the Bike pretty quickly in the game. However there are also many other methods of transportation that are new in the game, such as the Skateboard and Surfboard which are easily customized by the player. 

Later on in the game, the player can travel around the region through portals in Pokemon Centers. More information on how they become available will be provided soon.


The HM system was completely reworked in Pokémon White Diamond and Pokémon Black Pearl after several controversial issues with HMs taking up so much space in an ideal move pool were made. The system changed, and now each Pokemon can have five moves, four normal moves for none HM moves and one HM slot, specifically for HM moves. Pokemon can still have HMs in their normal four moves, but also have that extra slot so using HMs is easier.


HM01. Icicle FireType: [Ignite] Replaces Cut : Ignite can be used to melt frozen objects, it also can be used to destroy any tree that stands in the path of the trainer.
HM02. Icicle FightingType: [Strength]
HM03. Icicle FairyType: [Dazzling Gleam]: Dazzling Gleam can be used in dark tunes like Flash, however you can also use it to blind trainers you don't wish to battle, however there is a limit to how many times you can do this. It can also help reveal items like a Dowsing Machine would, therefore replacing that item's use.
HM04. Icicle WaterType: [Surf]
HM05. Icicle IceType: [Frost Breath]: Frost Breath is used to freeze water, so you can climb waterfalls and other places that have water. This helps you to get items as you can have layers of ice which you have to place accordingly to receive items.
HM06. Icicle PsychicType: [Dream Eater]: Dream Eater is used in the over world as there are sleeping people and Pokemon around the place and it is a mechanic in the game to wake them all up. It can also lead to gift Pokemon and other items being given to you.


TMs return in Pokémon White Diamond and Pokémon Black Pearl in the same role that they always have taken.


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  • This game takes place after Pokemon Diamond, Pokemon Pearl, Pokemon Black 2 and Pokemon White 2, being the biggest game to date region-wise. 
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