Pokemon Blaze Black 2 and Volt White 2 Redux – Type Changes

General Notes

The Fairy-type has been added to the game.
– This is an imperfect implementation, see the ‘Known Bugs’ document for more information.
– Drastic, MelonDS and DeSmuME are confirmed to work correctly, other emulators *may* have issues playing Redux.
– We’ve managed to get Redux working on the 3D’s TWiLight Menu++. We’ve also heard that certain R4 cards should work, but we can’t guarantee that! See the ‘Known Bugs and Hardware Information’ document for more information.
– With that said, until we get more information from players, an emulator is recommended.

All Pokémon that are Fairy-type in Gen VI onwards are also Fairy-type in Redux. This is true for the Complete and the Vanilla versions.

For the type changes below, they are only present in the ‘Complete’ version of the Redux. If you don’t like these changes, use the ‘Vanilla’ version patch instead.

Pokémon Type Changes (Complete version only)

Pokémon Old Type New Type Justification
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#006 Charizard Fire / Flying Fire / Dragon Inherited from Mega form; draconic appearance.
#021 Spearow Normal / Flying Flying Mono-Flying gives a defensive niche; extremely rare type combination; Normal-Flying is very common.
#022 Fearow Normal / Flying Flying Mono-Flying gives a defensive niche; extremely rare type combination; Normal-Flying is very common.
#038 Ninetales Fire Fire / Fairy Inherited from Alola form; generally quite ‘mystical’ in appearance.
#055 Golduck Water Water / Psychic Canonically uses Psychic-type moves; commonly mistaken as a Psychic type.
#078 Rapidash Fire Fire / Fairy Inherited from Regional form; fairy-like appearance – unicorn; unique type combo.
#083 Farfetch’d Normal / Flying Fighting / Flying Able to attack using leek as a weapon; gives it a niche over Normal/Flying Pokémon.
#090 Shellder Water Water / Ice Ice type introduced early to help break up the trend of few early Ice types.
#154 Meganium Grass Grass / Fairy Heavy on the flower aesthetic; heavily voted for by community.
#164 Noctowl Normal / Flying Psychic / Flying Canonically uses Psychic-type moves; commonly thought that it should be a Psychic type.
#181 Ampharos Electric Electric / Dragon Inherited from Mega form; Japanese name means “Electric dragon”; was Dragon in early G/S development.
#200 Misdreavus Ghost Ghost / Fairy Design inspiration from mythological creatures; mischievous nature; evolved form has a witch aesthetic.
#209 Snubull Fairy Fighting / Fairy Voted for by community to fix Hall of Fame crash. Naturally learns lots of Fighting type moves, Unique type combination.
#210 Grabull Fairy Fighting / Fairy Voted for by community to fix Hall of Fame crash. Naturally learns lots of Fighting type moves, Unique type combination. Boxer appearance.
#217 Ursaring Normal Normal / Ground Inherited from Legends: Arceus evolution Ursaluna; type combination unique to Gen V games.
#254 Sceptile Grass Grass / Dragon Inherited from Mega form; commonly requested.
#284 Masquerain Bug / Flying Bug / Water Pre-evolution has Water type; Bug/Water is a fairly unique type combo; still looks a lot like Surskit.
#313 Volbeat Bug Bug / Electric Learns a lot of Electric attacks; has illumination powers; design looks fitting for Electric.
#314 Illumise Bug Bug / Fairy Firefly lights look similar to how other games display the Fairy-type; counterpart to Volbeat.
#328 Trapinch Ground Bug / Ground Based on an insect; is in the Bug Egg group; evolved forms also look very Bug-like.
#329 Vibrava Ground / Dragon Bug / Dragon Based on an insect; in Bug Egg group; aesthetic is very Bug-like; learns Bug-type moves; unique type combo.
#330 Flygon Ground / Dragon Bug / Dragon Based on an insect; in Bug Egg group; has Bug-like features; learns Bug-type moves; unique type combo.
#333 Swablu Normal / Flying Fairy / Flying Inherited from Altaria’s Mega form; fluffy cloud appearance fits with Fairy.
#334 Altaria Dragon / Flying Dragon / Fairy Inherited from Mega form; fluffy cloud appearance fits with Fairy; common request by community.
#354 Banette Ghost Ghost / Normal Heavily requested by community. Grants powerful immunities; unique niche in the game. Was just a normal toy before it was thrown away.
#362 Glalie Ice Ice / Rock Pokédex entries state Glalie has a body made of rock with ice on top; unique type combo.
#370 Luvdisc Water Water / Fairy Heart and love aesthetic fits with Fairy-type; makes it just a little more noticeable.
#405 Luxray Electric Electric / Dark Intimidating look and general dark coloured aesthetic fit with Dark-type; unique type combo.
#428 Lopunny Normal Normal / Fighting Inherited from Mega form; has a humanoid appearance and learns lots of Fighting-type moves naturally.
#429 Mismagius Ghost Ghost / Fairy Inspired by witches and mages from fairy tales; unique type combo; gives it a specific niche.
#466 Electivire Electric Electric / Fighting Stats are physically focused; learns lots of Fighting moves naturally; Pokédex states it uses fists.
#476 Probopass Rock / Steel Rock / Electric Suggested by the community and beta testers, unique type combination. Found in electric areas and learns several electric type moves naturally.
#480 Uxie Psychic Psychic / Fairy Likely inspired by a pixie, a mythological creature.
#481 Mesprit Psychic Psychic / Fairy Likely inspired by a sprite, a mythological creature.
#482 Azelf Psychic Psychic / Fairy Likely inspired by a pixie (possibly a gnome..?), a mythological creature.
#496 Servine Grass Grass / Dragon Likely inspired by a Mythical Serpent, Quetzalcoatl or a Basilisk; typing found in original Blaze Black 2.
#497 Serperior Grass Grass / Dragon Likely inspired by a Mythical Serpent, Quetzalcoatl or a Basilisk; typing found in original Blaze Black 2.
#499 Pignite Fire / Fighting Fire / Ground Likely based on a wild boar; breaks up all the Fire-Fighting starters.
#500 Emboar Fire / Fighting Fire / Ground Likely based on Zhu Bajie, a pig demon or a wild boar; breaks up all the Fire-Fighting starters; chest pattern based on Greek Pottery, earthy.
#502 Dewott Water Water / Fighting Based on armoured Japanese Samurai, warriors known for their fighting capabilities; also based on their lifespan, from Child to Military commander. Designed before L:A, but ‘Unovan’ form seems more fitting of Fighting than Dark all the same.
#503 Samurott Water Water / Fighting Based on armoured Japanese Samurai, warriors known for their fighting capabilities; also based on their lifespan, from Child to Military commander. Designed before L:A, but ‘Unovan’ form seems more fitting of Fighting than Dark all the same.
#517 Munna Psychic Psychic / Fairy Flora patterns and round shape very Fairy-like.
#518 Musharna Psychic Psychic / Fairy Flora patterns and round shape very Fairy-like, based on incense burner to repel bugs, Fairy resists Bug.
#531 Audino Normal Normal / Fairy Inherited from Mega form; possibly based on a depiction of a Fairy, with the butterfly-like ears.
#574 Gothita Psychic Psychic / Dark Design based on child in Gothic style clothing, commonly associated with alternate culture and Dark aesthetics.
#575 Gothorita Psychic Psychic / Dark Design based on child in Gothic style clothing, commonly associated with alternate culture and Dark aesthetics.
#576 Gothitelle Psychic Psychic / Dark Design based on young woman in Gothic style clothing, commonly associated with alternate culture and Dark aesthetics.
#614 Beartic Ice Ice / Fighting Unique type-combo, up-right design reminiscent of many other Fighting-types.