List of in-game event Pokémon (Black and White)

For a similar list from Pokémon Black 2 and White 2, see List of in-game event Pokémon (Black 2 and White 2).

This is a list of Pokémon obtainable from events found in Pokémon Black and White. These specific instances of Pokémon can only be obtained once per game; however, some may also be obtained in other ways as well. In addition, some Pokémon, such as Musharna, regenerate and can be encountered on a weekly basis.

List of Pokémon

Starters

Professor Juniper gives the player, Bianca, and Cheren a starter Pokémon.

Snivy

Pokémon Info Trainer Memo Pokémon Skills
  Snivy / Dex No. 495 Nuvema Town Normal Tackle
Lv.5 Type Met at Lv. 5. Normal Leer
  Grass Unknown - -- --
Item - -- --
  None - Ability Overgrow
Its Poké Ball depends on the one used to catch it.
Can be obtained in: B W B2 W2 Activation: In-game Event

Tepig

Pokémon Info Trainer Memo Pokémon Skills
  Tepig / Dex No. 498 Nuvema Town Normal Tackle
Lv.5 Type Met at Lv. 5. Normal Tail Whip
  Fire Unknown - -- --
Item - -- --
  None - Ability Blaze
Its Poké Ball depends on the one used to catch it.
Can be obtained in: B W B2 W2 Activation: In-game Event

Oshawott

Pokémon Info Trainer Memo Pokémon Skills
  Oshawott / Dex No. 501 Nuvema Town Normal Tackle
Lv.5 Type Met at Lv. 5. Normal Tail Whip
  Water Unknown - -- --
Item - -- --
  None - Ability Torrent
Its Poké Ball depends on the one used to catch it.
Can be obtained in: B W B2 W2 Activation: In-game Event

Magikarp

After defeating Ghetsis and viewing the credits, the player can access Marvelous Bridge. At the west end of the bridge is a salesman who will offer a Magikarp to the player for  500. Unlike in previous games, Magikarp cannot be found anywhere in Unova without the use of Poké Transfer, making it worth the investment. This Pokémon is guaranteed an IV of 31 in Speed.

Pokémon Info Trainer Memo Pokémon Skills
  Magikarp / Dex No. 129 Marvelous Bridge Normal Splash
Lv.5 Type Met at Lv. 5. -- --
  Water Unknown - -- --
Item - -- --
  None - Ability Swift Swim
Its Poké Ball depends on the one used to catch it.
Can be obtained in: B W B2 W2 Activation: In-game Event

Victini

If the player has a Liberty Pass, they can take a ferry from Castelia City to Liberty Garden. After defeating the Team Plasma Grunts occupying the island, the player can meet Victini inside the statue in the center.

Pokémon Info Trainer Memo Pokémon Skills
  Victini Dex No. 494 Liberty Garden Normal Quick Attack
Lv.15 Type Met at Lv. 15. Fire Incinerate
  Psychic Fire - Psychic Confusion
Item - Normal Endure
  None - Ability Victory Star
Its Poké Ball depends on the one used to catch it.
Can be obtained in: B W B2 W2 Activation: In-game Event

Elemental monkeys

In the Dreamyard, there is a girl near the entrance of the ruins that will give the player one of the three Elemental monkeys; Pansage, Pansear, or Panpour. The monkey the player receives is weak against the player's starter Pokémon, and at the same time, strong against the monkey owned by the Gym Leader of Striaton City.

Pansage

  If the player chose Tepig:

Pokémon Info Trainer Memo Pokémon Skills
  Pansage / Dex No. 511 Dreamyard Normal Scratch
Lv.10 Type Met at Lv. 10. Normal Leer
  Grass Unknown - Ghost Lick
Item - Grass Vine Whip
  None - Ability Gluttony
Its Poké Ball depends on the one used to catch it.
Can be obtained in: B W B2 W2 Activation: In-game Event

Pansear

  If the player chose Oshawott:

Pokémon Info Trainer Memo Pokémon Skills
  Pansear / Dex No. 513 Dreamyard Normal Scratch
Lv.10 Type Met at Lv. 10. Normal Leer
  Fire Unknown - Ghost Lick
Item - Fire Incinerate
  None - Ability Gluttony
Its Poké Ball depends on the one used to catch it.
Can be obtained in: B W B2 W2 Activation: In-game Event

Panpour

  If the player chose Snivy:

Pokémon Info Trainer Memo Pokémon Skills
  Panpour / Dex No. 515 Dreamyard Normal Scratch
Lv.10 Type Met at Lv. 10. Normal Leer
  Water Unknown - Ghost Lick
Item - Water Water Gun
  None - Ability Gluttony
Its Poké Ball depends on the one used to catch it.
Can be obtained in: B W B2 W2 Activation: In-game Event

Musharna

After defeating Ghetsis and viewing the credits, the path to the basement of the Dreamyard will be cleared. Every Friday, a Musharna will spawn at the back end of the building. This particular Musharna has its Hidden Ability, Telepathy.

Pokémon Info Trainer Memo Pokémon Skills
  Musharna / Dex No. 518 Dreamyard Normal Defense Curl
Lv.50 Type Met at Lv. 50. Psychic Lucky Chant
  Psychic Unknown - Psychic Psybeam
Item - Psychic Hypnosis
  None - Ability Telepathy
Its Poké Ball depends on the one used to catch it.
Can be obtained in: B W B2 W2 Activation: In-game Event

Darmanitan

In the Desert Resort, near the entrance to the Relic Castle, the player will find five strange statues which are actually Darmanitan in their Zen Mode. If the player uses a RageCandyBar on them, they can be awoken, and will have the Zen Mode Ability.

Pokémon Info Trainer Memo Pokémon Skills
  Darmanitan / Dex No. 555 Desert Resort Normal Thrash
Lv.35 Type Met at Lv. 35. Normal Belly Drum
  Fire Unknown - Fire Flare Blitz
Item - Fighting Hammer Arm
  None - Ability Zen Mode
Its Poké Ball depends on the one used to catch it.
Can be obtained in: B W B2 W2 Activation: In-game Event

Zorua

If the player transfers an event Celebi from a Generation IV game to Black or White via the Relocator or Poké Transfer and takes it to the Game Freak building, they will find a male Zorua that will join the party if player has any kind of Poké Ball to spare.

Pokémon Info Trainer Memo Pokémon Skills
  Zorua Dex No. 570 Castelia City Normal Leer
Lv.10 Type Met at Lv. 10. Normal Scratch
  Dark Unknown - Dark Pursuit
Item - Dark Fake Tears
  None - Ability Illusion
Its Poké Ball depends on the one used to catch it.
Can be obtained in: B W B2 W2 Activation: In-game Event

Zoroark

If the player transfers an event Shiny beast from a Generation IV game to Black or White via the Relocator or Poké Transfer and takes it to the Lostlorn Forest, a woman will emerge from a trailer, let out a howl, transform into another one of the legendary beasts, and attack. This Pokémon is actually a female Zoroark.

Pokémon Info Trainer Memo Pokémon Skills
  Zoroark Dex No. 571 Lostlorn Forest Normal Fury Swipes
Lv.25 Type Met at Lv. 25. Dark Faint Attack
  Dark Unknown - Normal Scary Face
Item - Dark Taunt
  None - Ability Illusion
Its Poké Ball depends on the one used to catch it.
Can be obtained in: B W B2 W2 Activation: In-game Event

Larvesta

At the far end of Route 18 is a rest house. Inside the rest house is a Pokémon Ranger who will give the player a Larvesta Egg. This is the only Pokémon Egg given as a gift in Black and White.

Pokémon Info Trainer Memo Pokémon Skills
  Larvesta / Dex No. 636 Route 18 Fire Ember
Lv.1 Type Egg received. Bug String Shot
  Bug Fire (Date hatched) -- --
Item (Place hatched) -- --
  None Egg hatched. Ability Flame Body
Its Poké Ball depends on the one used to catch it.
Can be obtained in: B W B2 W2 Activation: In-game Event

Volcarona

After defeating Ghetsis and viewing the credits, the way to the deepest parts of the Relic Castle will be unveiled. After the player finds Ryoku of the Seven Sages, they can continue to Volcarona's shrine and battle it.

Pokémon Info Trainer Memo Pokémon Skills
  Volcarona / Dex No. 637 Relic Castle Bug Silver Wind
Lv.70 Type Met at Lv. 70. Bug Quiver Dance
  Bug Fire - Fire Heat Wave
Item - Bug Bug Buzz
  SilverPowder - Ability Flame Body
Its Poké Ball depends on the one used to catch it.
Can be obtained in: B W B2 W2 Activation: In-game Event

Reshiram

At the climax of Pokémon Black, inside N's Castle, Reshiram will appear in front of the player and challenge them. The player must capture it to proceed to the final confrontation with N. The only exception occurs if the player has a full party, and a completely filled Storage System (a total of 726 individual Pokémon). In this case, Reshiram will reappear at the peak of Dragonspiral Tower after defeating N and Ghetsis.

Pokémon Info Trainer Memo Pokémon Skills
  Reshiram Dex No. 643 N's Castle/Dragonspiral Tower Dragon DragonBreath
Lv.50 Type Met at Lv. 50. Normal Slash
  Dragon Fire - Psychic Extrasensory
Item - Fire Fusion Flare
  None - Ability Turboblaze
Its Poké Ball depends on the one used to catch it.
Can be obtained in: B W B2 W2 Activation: In-game Event

Zekrom

At the climax of Pokémon White, inside N's Castle, Zekrom will appear in front of the player and challenge them. The player must capture it to proceed to the final confrontation with N. The only exception occurs if the player has a full party, and a completely filled Storage System (a total of 726 individual Pokémon). In this case, Zekrom will reappear at the peak of Dragonspiral Tower after defeating N and Ghetsis.

Pokémon Info Trainer Memo Pokémon Skills
  Zekrom Dex No. 644 N's Castle/Dragonspiral Tower Dragon DragonBreath
Lv.50 Type Met at Lv. 50. Normal Slash
  Dragon Electric - Psychic Zen Headbutt
Item - Electric Fusion Bolt
  None - Ability Teravolt
Its Poké Ball depends on the one used to catch it.
Can be obtained in: B W B2 W2 Activation: In-game Event

Swords of Justice

Cobalion, Terrakion, and Virizion of the Swords of Justice become available for capture after the player obtains HM03 (Surf) from Alder at the foot of Twist Mountain.

Cobalion

Cobalion dwells within the depths of Mistralton Cave, within the Guidance Chamber. As the leader of the musketeers, the player must capture it before challenging Terrakion and Virizion.

Pokémon Info Trainer Memo Pokémon Skills
  Cobalion Dex No. 638 Mistralton Cave Normal Helping Hand
Lv.42 Type Met at Lv. 42. Normal Retaliate
  Steel Fighting - Steel Iron Head
Item - Fighting Sacred Sword
  None - Ability Justified
Its Poké Ball depends on the one used to catch it.
Can be obtained in: B W B2 W2 Activation: In-game Event

Terrakion

After capturing Cobalion, the Trial Chamber inside Victory Road will be unsealed, allowing the player to challenge Terrakion.

Pokémon Info Trainer Memo Pokémon Skills
  Terrakion Dex No. 639 Victory Road Normal Helping Hand
Lv.42 Type Met at Lv. 42. Normal Retaliate
  Rock Fighting - Rock Rock Slide
Item - Fighting Sacred Sword
  None - Ability Justified
Its Poké Ball depends on the one used to catch it.
Can be obtained in: B W B2 W2 Activation: In-game Event

Virizion

After capturing Cobalion, the Rumination Field within Pinwheel Forest will be unsealed, allowing the player to challenge Virizion.

Pokémon Info Trainer Memo Pokémon Skills
  Virizion Dex No. 640 Pinwheel Forest Normal Helping Hand
Lv.42 Type Met at Lv. 42. Normal Retaliate
  Grass Fighting - Grass Giga Drain
Item - Fighting Sacred Sword
  None - Ability Justified
Its Poké Ball depends on the one used to catch it.
Can be obtained in: B W B2 W2 Activation: In-game Event

Forces of Nature

After the player has earned the Legend Badge and spoken with the clerk in the Route 10 gate, a big storm will spawn on Route 7. Going to the second house on the route during the storm will cause a lady to come out and invite the player into her house. She will then start talking about a Pokémon that causes great storms named Tornadus or Thundurus in Pokémon Black or White, respectively. Upon exiting the house, the Pokémon will confront the player. It will then roam around Unova.

Tornadus

Pokémon Info Trainer Memo Pokémon Skills
  Tornadus Dex No. 641 (Place caught) Fighting Revenge
Lv.40 Type Met at Lv. 40. Flying Air Cutter
  Flying Unknown - Psychic Extrasensory
Item - Psychic Agility
  None - Ability Prankster
Its Poké Ball depends on the one used to catch it.
This is a roaming Pokémon. The location it was caught in may differ.
Can be obtained in: B W B2 W2 Activation: In-game Event

Thundurus

Pokémon Info Trainer Memo Pokémon Skills
  Thundurus Dex No. 642 (Place caught) Fighting Revenge
Lv.40 Type Met at Lv. 40. Electric Shock Wave
  Electric Flying - Psychic Heal Block
Item - Psychic Agility
  None - Ability Prankster
Its Poké Ball depends on the one used to catch it.
This is a roaming Pokémon. The location it was caught in may differ.
Can be obtained in: B W B2 W2 Activation: In-game Event

Landorus

After defeating Ghetsis and gaining access to eastern Unova, the player can access the Abundant Shrine, where Landorus makes his home. However, in order to challenge him, the player must have both Tornadus and Thundurus in their party, which requires the use of trading or certain events.

Pokémon Info Trainer Memo Pokémon Skills
  Landorus Dex No. 645 Abundant Shrine Rock Rock Slide
Lv.70 Type Met at Lv. 70. Ground Earthquake
  Ground Flying - Rock Sandstorm
Item - Ground Fissure
  None - Ability Sand Force
Its Poké Ball depends on the one used to catch it.
Can be obtained in: B W B2 W2 Activation: In-game Event

Kyurem

After defeating Ghetsis and gaining access to eastern Unova, the player can access the Giant Chasm, where Kyurem waits in the deepest chamber, past Crater Forest.

Pokémon Info Trainer Memo Pokémon Skills
  Kyurem Dex No. 646 Giant Chasm Ice Glaciate
Lv.75 Type Met at Lv. 75. Dragon Dragon Pulse
  Dragon Ice - Psychic Imprison
Item - Normal Endeavor
  None - Ability Pressure
Its Poké Ball depends on the one used to catch it.
Can be obtained in: B W B2 W2 Activation: In-game Event

See also


Event distributions
Generation I: JapaneseEuropean language
Generation II: JapaneseEuropean language
Generation III: JapaneseEnglishGermanSpanishFrenchItalian
Generation IV: Japanese (local | Wi-Fi) • English (local | Wi-Fi) • German (local | Wi-Fi)
Spanish (local | Wi-Fi) • French (local | Wi-Fi) • Italian (local | Wi-Fi) • Korean (local | Wi-Fi)
Trading (GTS)
Generation V: Japanese (local | Wi-Fi) • English (local | Wi-Fi) • German (local | Wi-Fi)
Spanish (local | Wi-Fi) • French (local | Wi-Fi) • Italian (local | Wi-Fi) • Korean (local | Wi-Fi)
Global Link promotions
Generation VI: Japanese region (Nintendo Network | serial code) • American region (Nintendo Network | serial code)
PAL region (Nintendo Network | serial code) • Korean region (Nintendo Network | serial code)
Taiwanese region (Nintendo Network | serial code)
LocalTrading
Generation VII: 3DS: Japanese region (Nintendo Network | serial code) • American region (Nintendo Network | serial code)
PAL region (Nintendo Network | serial code) • Korean region (Nintendo Network | serial code)
Taiwanese region (Nintendo Network | serial code)
Local
Switch: Serial code
Generation VIII: InternetSerial code
Specific events: Gather More Pokémon! Campaign
PCNY (Gen II | Gen III) • Trade and Battle DayJourney Across AmericaParty of the Decade
Special Pokémon from games
In-game: Gen IGen II • Gen III (RSFRLGEOrre) • Gen IV (DP ​• Pt ​• HGSS) • Gen V (BWB2W2)
Gen VI (XYORAS) • Gen VII (SMUSUMPE) • Gen VIII (SwShBDSPLA)
Gift PokémonWild Pokémon (Roaming Pokémon) • In-game trades (Hayley's trades)
Game-based: Gen IGen IIGen IIIGen IVGen VIGen VIIGen VIII
Other: Undistributed
Non-Pokémon event distributions
Gen IIIGen IVGen VGen VIGen VII (Game-based) • Gen VIII
Global Link
Other lists
Notable ID numbers (Gens I-IIIII onward) • Wonder Cards (Gen VGen VIGen VII) • Serial code prefixes