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Gen 5.5 is running off the in game generation engine Gen 5. But will used a hacked version of Pokemon Black 2 known as "Pokemon Blaze Black Version 2 (Vanilla)" which modifies several aspects of the game [see the Changes to the game section below]. Also the streamer has stated that an action reply code to disable evolution canceling will be implemented in this run. It was not directly stated but eventually confirmed it that a modified version of the code disabling the C-Gear from Black has been implemented to prevent a repeat of the C-Gear wars from the Black 1 Playthrough.

Memory Link was also preformed prior to the game started linking Black 2 with the Black 1 save file

Blaze Black Version 2 (Vanilla) hack infoEdit

  • Changes to the gameority of Pokémon are available no later than the seventh badge. However there are a couple legendaries that you can't get until after the Elite Four.


  • The rosters of almost all of the trainers in the game have been edited. The exception to this are the Sports Dome trainers. This has also raised the level curve of the game, meaning you can expect to beat the first round of the Elite Four somewhere in the 70s, level-wise. Most notably Gym Leaders, the game's rival and the Elite Four have all been made significantly tougher. Gym Leaders will also have differing Pokémon amounts depending on the mode you play; Normal Mode (witch is what the game will be playing on) will have them with anywhere from 3 to 5 Pokémon.


  • There have been some changes to evolutions. The majority of these involve editing the trade evolutions; in most cases you will now simply be able to 'Use' the item like an evolution stone - for example, using a Magmarizer on a Magmar to evolve it - to do what you would normally need to trade for. For those who evolve by trade but don't need an item, a new item called the Covenant Ore has been introduced and is available in several places through the game; it works like an evolutionary stone, so you're still able to evolve them at any time. Leafeon and Glaceon are now obtainable through new items known as the Woodland Ore and Frozen Ore, to get around their areas being postgame. Shelmet and Karrablast instead follow a Mantyke routine where the other needs to be in the party for them to evolve. Finally, some of the Unovian Pokémon such as Scraggy, Mienfoo and Larvesta have had reductions to their evolution levels to make them more usable in comparison to the older species.


  • Items that you receive and find lying in the field have been changed considerably - this is generally done in order to bring almost all TMs available before the Elite Four are defeated. Notable changes include much earlier Flamethrower and Thunderbolt TMs, and even an Earthquake TM as early as the fifth gym! Doesn't quite beat Platinum, but it's close to. You'll also be able to find a lot of evolution items on the map somewhere, such as the Reaper Cloth, Up-Grade and Protector.


  • A couple of the Poké Marts around the region have had some edits. Examples include the ability to buy Luxury Balls in Virbank City, Heart Scales and shards in Driftveil City, and any sort of evolution item you want in the Route 9 department store.


  • There have been some text edits; a couple of these are sprinkled references, but for the most part it's to made the item changes make sense with the dialogue. In addition, Juniper's speech at the beginning has been changed; this is the tip-off that you've got the hack working correctly.


  • One-time encounter Pokémon such as Cobalion, Virizion, Volcarona, Braviary etc. have had their levels raised in order to fit with the new level curve. In addition, there's also a much bigger variety of one-time encounters, mostly dealing with legendaries. Ever thought you couldn't find Articuno in front of Twist Mountain, or Kyogre within the Abyssal Ruins? Well, now you can! You'll be able to unlock a fraction of these around the eighth gym badge, then the rest sometime after the Pokémon League.


  • Some of the trades within the game have also been edited, and given much better IVs. Players are now be able to trade for a Togepi, a Gengar and an Exeggutor before the Elite Four is dealt with. Note that any trades with Yancy and Curtis are not changed.


  • New events have been added into the game. Apart from the aforementioned overworlds, there's also Gym Leader rematches outside the PWT, the ability to challenge Hoenn Leaders at various points in the game, Harlequins who will give out starters and even the ability to battle with Hilbert and Hilda! The keys for Easy Mode and Challenge Mode almost right at the beginning of the game but will likely not be used for TTP.


  • The Pokémon that appear within the Hidden Grottos around Unova have also been changed. This is a primary way to get the starter Pokémon that you don't receive, but also has a large assortment of other Pokémon. If you play the Vanilla version, this'll be important in order to keep your Pokémon on par! Most Pokémon with useful DW abilities will be present somewhere.


  • There's also been some TM replacements. Say good-bye to Sky Drop, Quash and Struggle Bug, for they've now been replaced by Hurricane, Sucker Punch and Bug Buzz respectively.

SourcesEdit

http://www.reddit.com/r/twitchplayspokemon/comments/29vlo8/here_are_our_settings_for_the_next_run_as/

http://projectpokemon.org/forums/showthread.php?26326-Pok%E9mon-Blaze-Black-2-amp-Pok%E9mon-Volt-White-2

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