Animal Crossing

Pokemon player recreates Black & White 2 in Animal Crossing New Horizons

Published: 30/Jul/2020 19:45

by Meg Bethany Koepp


A Pokemon fan has recreated Aspertia City from Black & White 2 in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. It’s so good, it’ll give you a serious urge to dig out your old Nintendo DS and play the Gen V games.

Released in 2012, Pokemon Black and White 2 are the final paired games in Generation 5. They brought along two new forms of Kyurem, and updated features such as Hidden Grottoes, Unova Link, and Legendaries from Hoenn and Sinnoh.

Another difference between the original titles and the sequels is that the player starts off in Aspertia City instead of Nuvema Town. It is the only hometown in the entire series to be a fully fledged city and also to have its own Poke Center. A skilled player has brought the famed B&W2 location to the latest Animal Crossing game on the Switch, and it’s certain to take you on a trip down memory lane.

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Players start their journey in Aspertia City.

Pokemon Black & White 2 comes to Animal Crossing

Reddit user ‘JJKDowell‘ is the genius behind the cool creation, layering the iconic music from the starting town over their clip of New Horizons gameplay for that ultimate nostalgic feeling.

They start off the tour by fishing in the pond next to the player’s house, before going down a path adjacent to the water to find a hidden item. Then they head to Hugh’s house, who is the rival in the sequel games and the childhood best friend of your character.

Next comes the most important choice of all – which starter Pokemon do they choose? In Gen V, the three choices are Grass-type Snivy, Fire-type Tepig, or Water-type Oshawott, and the rival gets the one which is strongest against the player’s pick.

I recreated Aspertia City from Pokemon Black & White 2! from AnimalCrossing

JJKDowell ends up going for Snivy – a wise choice. In the games, Juniper’s assistant Bianca gives the player their starter as opposed to being gifted it by the Professor.

This isn’t the first time the two franchises have merged, showing just how much fans truly love everything Nintendo. Players have created locations from Gold & Silver, Sword & Shield, and more.

If this has given you the urge to jump into Animal Crossing: New Horizons, the Wave 2 update has just come out. It added the Dream Suite, fireworks displays, and more.


Animal Crossing player creates perfect Pokemon Center in New Horizons

Published: 6/Jan/2021 1:02

by Brent Koepp


A Pokemon player made waves on social media after faithfully recreating a Pokemon Center in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

Animal Crossing’s latest outing, New Horizons, was the breakout hit of 2020. Since its debut in March, the lovable Nintendo title has taken over social media as players around the world share their unique creations.

One Pokemon fan used the the game’s new editing tools to accurately build a Pokecenter in the social simulation title. Their stunning recreation of the iconic RPG location is one of the best things you will see all week.

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New Horizons’ features let players create their wildest dreams.

Pokemon fan creates Pokemon Center in Animal Crossing

Originally releasing on the GameCube in 2001, Animal Crossing has become a juggernaut for Nintendo. Its latest release, New Horizons, has given players an unprecedented amount of freedom to shape their island to their wildest imaginations.

Using the new game mechanics, a Pokemon fan set out to recreate what is perhaps the most iconic location in the Game Freak RPG – a Pokecenter. Artist ‘acnh.pokeland‘ shared their incredible project on the r/AnimalCrossing and r/Pokemon subreddits on January 5. “Pokéland is now opened!! 1st section: The Pokémon Center!!” they wrote.

The image shows the user’s Animal Crossing avatar adorably posing in Nurse Joy’s signature medical uniform. The artist creatively used various New Horizons items to bring the location to life, such as a pink shirt behind the counter featuring a Blissey design, and round hats patterned to look like Pokeballs.

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ACQueen48 created the Pokemon Center in New Horizons.

Pokemon fans praised the creator’s work, such as one user who exclaimed, “This is so cool!!! You did an amazing job on these.” Another player agreed and wrote, “Wow! I heard the music in my head as soon as I saw the pic! Great Job!”

Screenshot of Pokemon fans reacting to Animal Crossing Pokemon Center.

Incredibly this isn’t the only location the talented fan has created in New Horizons. Over on their Instagram account, they showed off images of their Poke-Mart as well. Longtime players of the RPG will remember the in-game store used to be a separate building up until Gen IV.

This isn’t the first time Pokemon fans have gotten creative in the Switch title. In May, one Animal Crossing user recreated battle Stadiums from the RPG. Players in July also used the custom Fireworks feature to light up the sky with popular ‘mon.

Despite releasing only at the beginning of 2020, New Horizons is already the second highest-selling game in Japan of all time. The social simulation title has sparked the imaginations of millions – including many creative Pokefans.