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Can we catch ‘em all?: Generation V

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This is like linking to a preorder seller on eBay, it's not an official page (not to mention, it's dead). The proper Rakuten link still seems to work though.
</ref> and Europe<ref> http://www.pokemon.com/uk/pokemon-video-games/pokemon-black-version-and-pokemon-white-version/</ref> throughout 2011. One month after the final release within this group, South Korea received its own localizations of {{bp|Pokémon Black and White Versions|Pocket Monsters: Black and White}}.<ref> http://www.nintendo.co.kr/DS/soft/Pokemon_BW/main.php</ref>
 
What followed was unique in the history of the Pokémon {{bp|core series}}. According to {{bp|Junichi Masuda}}, an unspecified (and ultimately unused) game mechanic required a pair of sequels rather than the standard release model.<ref> http://iwataasks.nintendo.com/interviews/#/ds/pokemon-black2-white2/0/0</ref> This increased the number of titles to follow, but it does not explain why the second pair was developed as a narrative sequel rather than a reinterpretation of the previous paired titles. Regardless of the rationale, {{bp|Pokémon Black 2 and White 2 Versions|Pocket Monsters: Black 2 and White 2}} were released to Japanese audiences in 2012.<ref> http://itembooks.rakuten.co.jp/at-pgrb/400084000811648682/</ref> Renamed {{bp|Pokémon Black 2 and White 2 Versions|Pokémon Black 2 and White 2}}, the games were quickly released in North America,<ref> http://www.pokemon.com/us/pokemon-video-games/pokemon-black-version-2-and-pokemon-white-version-2/</ref> Australia,<ref> http://www.kotaku.com.au/2012/07/pokemon-whiteblack-version-2/</ref> and Europe.<ref> http://www.pokemon.com/uk/pokemon-video-games/pokemon-black-version-2-and-pokemon-white-version-2/</ref> South Korea followed soon after, retaining the original Japanese title.<ref>http://b2w2.pokemonkorea.co.kr/main.html#</ref>
 
According to Nintendo, then, the diagram to the right demonstrates the release pattern of {{bp|Generation V}}.