Expecting to see maybe Charmender or Pikachu in Pokémon Black and White? You might want to hold tight until after clearing the game then as the upcoming Pokémon games will only show brand new Pokémon - at least, until after the game has been cleared.
The design choice was made so that both new and veteran Pokémon players would experience that same feeling of interest just as when the original Pokémon games came out. Wondering what Pokémon did what was always very engaging.
Impressions of the game have been positive thus far with comments like,
"It's like playing something completely new, similar to when I played Red & Green"Sounds like Pokémon Black and White is shaping up to be a fresh experience for the franchise.