Update (11:15 PM) – As we reported yesterday, Black and White have shipped early. Thus, details are flowing in from Japanese players who have received their copies early. Apparently, Black version has Iris as its eighth Gym Leader while White has an old man named Shaga as its eighth Gym Leader – the game guides show different images for the eighth Gym Leader. Also added missing info below.
A user on 2ch has posted some photos of pages from the Black and White game booklet, revealing the eight Isshu Gym Leaders. It looks like Ash will be traveling with two Gym Leaders this region, a throwback to the old Brock and Misty days! Translations below.
- 1st Gym: Dento, Poddo, and Kon – Grass, Fire, Water – Tri Badge – Sanyou City. All Pokemon up to Level 20 will obey.
- 2nd Gym: Aloe – Normal – Basic Badge – Shippou City. All Pokemon up to Level 30 will obey.
- 3rd Gym: Aati – Bug – Beetle Badge – Hiun City. All Pokemon up to Level 40 will obey.
- 4th Gym: Kamitsure – Electric – Bolt Badge – Raimon City. All Pokemon up to Level 50 will obey.
- 5th Gym: Yakon – Ground – Quake Badge – Hodomoe City. All Pokemon up to Level 60 will obey.
- 6th Gym: Furou – Flying – Jet Badge – Fukiyosa City. All Pokemon up to Level 70 will obey.
- 7th Gym: Hachiku – Ice – Icicle Badge – Sekka City. All Pokemon up to Level 80 will obey.
- 8th Gym: Iris / Shaga – Dragon – Legend Badge – Souryuu City. All Pokemon will obey.