The Unova Region
The Unova region is known for its bustling metropolises, rich variety of cultures, passion for entertainment, extensive rapid transit system, and unique locales that offer countless activities for Pokémon and their Trainers.
Unova’s three first partner Pokémon include Snivy, the Grass-type that becomes faster as it is exposed to sunlight; Tepig, the Fire-type that shoots fireballs from its snout; and Oshawott, the Water-type that uses the scalchop on its stomach to fight.
A Fresh Start
Pokémon Black and Pokémon White initially featured only Pokémon first discovered in the Unova region. It wasn’t until the player completed the main story that they would be able to encounter and catch Pokémon from other regions.
Reshiram and Zekrom, two Legendary Pokémon from Unova, play a major role in the region’s mythology. They were once said to be a single Dragon-type Pokémon, but legend has it that this dragon split into two when the twin heroes who brought Unova into being couldn’t agree whether to pursue truth or ideals. Reshiram followed the older of the two, who sought truth, while Zekrom followed the younger one, who pursued ideals.
Gym challenges, galore! Unova is tied with Galar as the region with the most Gym Leaders, boasting a total of 14!
The Big Apple!
Take a bite out of the big apple! Between its cities, bridges, culture, and entertainment, Unova has a lot in common with New York City!
Need a ride? Unova’s Battle Subway is this region’s equivalent of the Battle Tower that appeared in previous Pokémon games. After boarding a train, you must defeat a number of Trainers to arrive at your destination.
For the first time in a Pokémon game, Trainers could enjoy the rotation of the seasons. As the seasons shifted between Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer, the weather for the entire region would change, allowing Trainers to interact with different climates based on the time of the year.
Lights, camera, action! In keeping with the region’s passion for entertainment, Pokéstar Studios—located just north of Virbank City—offers Trainers the opportunity to help film a movie featuring Pokémon. By impressing the movie’s director, Trainers could grow their fanbase, unlock more movies, and earn more rewards!
Pokémon Trading Card Game
Pokémon, Trainers, locations, and items from the Unova region were first depicted in the Pokémon TCG with the Black & White Series. Featuring the Pokémon TCG debut of 70 new Pokémon, including the Legendary Pokémon Reshiram and Zekrom, the Black & White expansion also brought Pokémon Abilities to the Pokémon TCG.