Sanyou City, where the first Gym of the games will be, has three Gym Leaders: Dent (formerly referred to as "Dento" on Bulbapedia and Bulbanews), Pod and Corn. The Gym Leader to be faced depends on the starter chosen. Those who chose Tsutarja will battle Pod and his Baoppu, those who choose Pokabu will battle Corn and his Hiyappu and those who choose Mijumaru will battle Dent and his Yanappu; all of these Pokémon have a type advantage over the starters chosen.
Aloe, the Gym Leader of the second Gym in the games, mainly trains Normal-type Pokémon.
Upon transfering over the necessary Pokémon, Zorua can be found in Hiun City while Zoroark can be found in the Illusion Woods.
Fans around the world may play the games in the Pokémon Dream World even if they don't have Pokémon Black or White.
The character Makomo is present in the Dream World.