Black & White arc (Adventures)
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The Black & White arc (Japanese: ブラック・ホワイト編 Black & White arc), also referred to as The Tenth Chapter (Japanese: 第十章 The Tenth Chapter), is the tenth story arc of the Pokémon Adventures manga, consisting of nine volumes. It began serialization in September 2010, and ended in June 2013.
This arc follows the adventures of Black, who is on a quest to become the Champion of the Pokémon League. He is joined by White, a young woman who owns the Pokémon acting company, the BW Agency, and aims to raise the best Pokémon actor. As they go through the Unova region, they encounter the group Team Plasma, who aim to free Pokémon from Trainers, and the mysterious N.
- Main article: List of Pokémon Black and White volumes
Before the collection of chapters from the Black & White arc of Pokémon Adventures began in Volume 43 in Japan, the chapters were collected directly from the magazine publications into mini-graphic novels by VIZ Media in North America. These volumes, published under the title Pokémon Black and White and advertised as "a Pokémon Adventures special edition", retail for $4.99 USD and contain about three or four chapters each. The first two volumes were released on July 5, 2011 with subsequent volumes following until the release of volume 20 which was released on February 3, 2015.
A box set of the first eight volumes was released on October 2, 2012 including a special full-color poster. A second box set, containing volumes 9 through 14, was released on September 2, 2014. The third and final box set, containing volumes 15 through 20 was released on September 1, 2015.
In other languages
- Main article: List of Pokémon Black and White volumes (France)
A French translation of the Black & White arc has been produced separately in France by publisher Kurokawa. Unlike the VIZ Media versions, which are slimmer than a typical volume and only contain three or four chapters, the French versions are a more typical volume size and contain about eight chapters each. Like VIZ Media's version, these are collected directly from the magazine publication. The first of these volumes was published in September 2011 with subsequent releases until the release of Volume 9 on October 9, 2014.
A German translation of the Black & White arc has been produced in Germany by publisher Panini Comics. Unlike the VIZ Media versions, which are slimmer than a typical volume and only contain three or four chapters, the German versions are a more typical volume size and contain about eight chapters each. Like VIZ Media's version, these are collected directly from the magazine publication. The first of these volumes was published on October 8, 2013 with subsequent releases until the release of Volume 9 on August 17, 2015.
- Black, Cheren and Bianca start their journey and receive their Pokédexes.
- Black meets White and starts working for her company, the BW Agency.
- Black and White encounter Team Plasma for the first time and fight N.
- Clay informs Lenora about the Dark Stone he found. Shadow Triad spies them.
- Black meets the Seven Sages for the first time.
- N reveals that he is Team Plasma's king.
- White decides to train in the Battle Subway.
- The members of Forces of Nature are captured by Team Plasma.
- Team Plasma attacks the Nacrene Museum and seize the Dark Stone, kidnapping the Gym Leaders apart from Brycen.
- N awakens Zekrom and tames it. Reshiram, as Light Stone, chooses Black as its hero.
- Bianca gives her Pokédex to White.
- N defeats Alder.
- Pokémon League starts. Black defeats Cheren in the finals.
- Black and Reshiram defeat N and Zekrom, and later Ghetsis. N bids farewell.
- Black is sealed into the Light Stone with Reshiram and disappears.
- As the defeated Team Plasma Grunts flee, one of them receives a Foongus and a locket containing N's photograph.
The following Pokémon are obtained:
- Black's Tepig, Tep (PS462)
- Black's Galvantula, Tula (prior to PS467)
- White's Servine, Amanda (PS485)
- Black's Tirtouga, Costa (PS488)
- White's Deerling, Darlene (PS488)
- White's Stunfisk, Dorothy (PS500)
- White's Alomomola, Nancy (PS500)
- White's Solosis, Solly (PS500)
- White's Vullaby, Barbara (PS501)
- Black's Reshiram (PS518)
- Whitley's Foongus, Foongy (PS524)
The following Pokémon evolve:
Black defeats the following Gym Leaders:
- Cilan, Chili and Cress (PS470)
- Lenora (PS474)
- Burgh (PS479)
- Elesa (PS484)
- Clay (PS493)
- Skyla (PS495)
- Brycen (PS505)
- Drayden (PS512)
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