Pokémon Black & White means new adventures, new challenges - and most of all new Pokémon for some snotty kid to beat the stuffing out of you with. There's only one defence: swotting up on these game changers ahead of launch day.
Here's nine to get you started. There will be a test.
IGN has all the details of the latest bunch of new additions, including type, abilities, and mildly disturbing character design.
Our favourites are the subculture-specific Gothitelle and the fierce but diminutive Patrat, hurh hurh.
The full list is as follows: Cofagrigus (ghost); Drillbur (ground); Axew (dragon); Woobat (psychic/flying); Patrat (normal); Gothitelle (psychic); Reuniclus (psychic); Braviary (normal/flying); and Musharna (psychic).
Nintendo recently confirmed a March 4 European release for Black & White, which hits the US on March 6.