Media Information

Pokémon: Season 14 - Black & White: Collection 2


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Details:

Audio Tracks:   English (USA)
Publisher:  Magna Home Entertainment
Catalog #:  DBX13914
Release Date:  2012-06-06
Aspect Ratio:  16:9
Region Code:  
Video Format:  PAL
Storage Medium:  DVD9
Closed Captions?:  No
Rental Only?:  No

Description:

For Ash Ketchum and his friends Iris and Cilan, the Unova region is a big place—but not big enough for these three Pokémon Trainers and all their new rivals! Ash thought he had his hands full with his rival Trip, but Georgia the Dragon Buster wants to beat Iris, and Burgundy, a junior Connoisseur with a grudge, considers Cilan her number one target. From Pokémon Gyms to tournaments, there’s never a dull moment as our heroes take on their challengers and tackle new adventures, whether it’s a missing Pokémon mystery or a runaway ghost train!

This collection covers the second half of the Pokémon Black & White series, featuring episodes 25-48 over three discs. All three discs are housed in one slim case the same as a single DVD, which is great for those collecting the entire series as it saves on shelf space and files nicely alongside other DVDs (unlike the old “super wallet” releases which were harder to store with other DVDs due to their unusual size and shape).

Despite eight episodes being packed onto each disc, the video quality is good with no noticeable compression issues. The episodes retain their 16:9 aspect ratio, so they are well-suited to modern TVs and monitors. But the best part about the quality is that it is consistent across both still scenes and action sequences. Some older releases (particularly the Orange Islands arc) suffered a big loss of quality in fast-paced scenes such as pokémon battles, but these new discs maintain a crisp look throughout, making them much more enjoyable to watch.



The DVD menu is simple and easy to navigate. The episode selection screen is quite nicely done, with small clips from each episode playing simultaneously to make them easy to identify. However, this screen is also strangely silent, with no background music. Of course that’s not a huge problem since you’ll want to be getting to the episodes rather than spending too much time on the menu, but some music still would have been a nice inclusion.



In terms of the content, this section of the series is unfortunately lacking in gym battles, but there are still some great episodes included, with more than half of them receiving an impressive rating of 8-10 by PocketMonsters.Net’s users in our Episode Guide. Some of the important events covered in the episodes include the captures of Palpitoad, Stunfisk and Roggenrola, Excadrill learning to trust Iris, the battle tournament in Nimbasa Town, and Meowth’s stint of joining Ash and friends. Also of note is that the “Who’s that Pokémon?” eyecatches are included, which for some reason were removed from some of the previous Australian DVD collections. Although this is only a minor feature, it’s still a nice improvement over older releases.

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Episode List
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  •   釣りソムリエ・デント登場!
  •   Enter Fishing Sommelier Dent!
  •   A Fishing Connoisseur in a Fishy Competition!
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  •   エモンガVSツタージャ!ボルトチェンジで大混乱!!
  •   Emonga VS Tsutarja! The Great Volt Switch Mayhem!!
  •   Emolga and the New Volt Switch!
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  •   ヒトモシ屋敷のこわ~いお話!
  •   The Scaaary Stories of Hitomoshi Mansion!
  •   Scare at the Litwick Mansion!
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  •   ドラゴンマスターへの道!キバゴVSクリムガン!!
  •   The Road to Dragon Master! Kibago VS Crimgan!!
  •   The Dragon Master's Path!
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  •   消えたホタチ!ミジュマル最大の危機!!
  •   The Lost Scallsword! Mijumaru's Worst Crisis!!
  •   Oshawott's Lost Scalchop!
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  •   The Lovestruck Monmen Rides the Wind!
  •   恋するモンメンは風に乗って!
  •   Cottonee in Love!
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  •   Ligray and the Unidentified Flying Object!
  •   リグレーと未確認飛行物体!
  •   A UFO for Elgyem!
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  •   Rival Battle! Vanipeti and Dokkorer Participate!!
  •   ライバルバトル!バニプッチ、ドッコラー参戦!!
  •   Ash and Trip's Third Battle!
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  •   ガマガル、マッギョ!水辺の戦い!!
  •   Gamagaru and Muggyo! Battle at the Waterfront!!
  •   Facing Fear with Eyes Wide Open!
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  •   Enter the Dragon Buster! Iris and Doryuzu!!
  •   ドラゴンバスター登場!アイリスとドリュウズ!!
  •   Iris and Excadrill against the Dragon Buster!
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  •   ダンゴロ!ラスターカノン発射せよ!!
  •   Dangoro! Fire the Flash Cannon!!
  •   Gotta Catch a Roggenrola!
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  •   ソムリエ探偵デント!タブンネ失踪事件!!
  •   Dent the Sommelier Detective! The Case of the Missing Tabunne!!
  •   Where Did You Go, Audino?
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  •   化石復活!古代怪鳥アーケオス!!
  •   Fossil Revived! Ancient Mysterious Bird Archeos!!
  •   Archeops in the Modern World!
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  •   Zorua the Movie! Legend of the Pokémon Knight!!
  •   ゾロア・ザ・ムービー!ポケモンナイトの伝説!!
  •   Movie Time! Zorua in "The Legend of the Pokémon Knight!"
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  •   全員集合!ドンバトル!!
  •   Everyone Gather! The Don Battles!!
  •   Reunion Battles in Nimbasa!
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  •   The Fierce Don Battles! Tsutarja VS Komatana!!
  •   熱闘ドンバトル! ツタージャVSコマタナ!!
  •   Cilan Versus Trip, Ash Versus Georgia!
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  •   白熱ドンバトル!エモンガVSダゲキ!!
  •   The Heated Don Battles! Emonga VS Dageki!!
  •   The Club Battle Hearts of Fury: Emolga Versus Sawk!
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  •   決戦ドンバトル!サトシ対アイリス!!
  •   The Decisive Don Battle! Satoshi VS Iris!!
  •   Club Battle Finale: A Hero’s Outcome!
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  •   ニャゴシエーター・ニャース!ズルズキン説得作戦!!
  •   Nyagotiator Nyarth! Operation: Persuade Zuruzukin!!
  •   Meowth's Scrafty Tactics!
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  •   Beware of Choroneko! Nyarth and Mijumaru!!
  •   チョロネコに御用心!ニャースとミジュマル!!
  •   Purrloin, Sweet or Sneaky?
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  •   Ohbem, Doublan and the Dream Thief!
  •   オーベムとダブランと夢泥棒!
  •   Beheeyem, Duosion, and the Dream Thief!
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  •   ニャゴシエーター・ニャース!ツンベアーの森を突破せよ!!
  •   Nyagotiator Nyarth! Break Through the Tunbear Forest!!
  •   The Beartic Mountain Feud!
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  •   激走!! バトルサブウェイ!! (前編)
  •   A Mad Run!! The Battle Subway!! (Part One)
  •   Crisis from the Underground Up!
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  •   A Mad Run!! The Battle Subway!! (Part Two)
  •   激走!! バトルサブウェイ!! (後編)
  •   Battle for the Underground!