Pokémon X and Y is set to be a thrilling 3D adventure where players will be transported into a brand new region in the Pokémon world. This new region is called Kalos, a mysterious place that’s shaped like a star. Kalos is a region where players will encounter bustling cities and mysterious forests where trainers will come across many never before seen Pokémon.
The Central city in Kalos is called Lumiose City, a metropolis that features a tower which is set to become an iconic structure in the new Pokémon title.
Whilst exploring this new region, Pokémon Trainers will encounter a ton of new Pokémon which they can battle, catch, and add to their ever expanding Pokédex. Since the initial Pokémon X and Y announcement, seven new Pokémon debuting have been revealed — and today, four additional Pokémon are being revealed for the first time. These Pokémon add to the more than 640 Pokémon that have been encountered in previous games — crikey!
So who are these new Pokémon?
The cowardly Pokémon Helioptile, a Normal- and Electric-type Pokémon, can generate enough electricity through sunbathing to power machinery. But wise Trainers won’t be deterred by Helioptile’s lack of bravery. It knows Parabolic Charge, a brand-new move where Helioptile attacks everything around it. Helioptile’s HP is restored by half the damage taken by those hit.
Fletchling, a Normal- and Flying-type Pokémon, sings with a beautiful chirp that is sure to delight any Trainer. Although it is known to be very friendly, Fletchling will suddenly unleash relentless attacks once it’s in battle. For example, when it uses its Fire-type move Flame Charge in battle, in addition to doing damage, Fletchling’s Speed increases every time.
With a leaf always in its mouth and an intimidating glare that is rarely effective, Fighting-type Pokémon Pancham shows its playful side when it lets out a little smile when its head is pat. Pancham can learn a brand-new move, Parting Shot, which not only lowers an opponent’s Attack and Special Attack, but also allows Pancham to switch out for another Pokémon in a Trainer’s party during battle.
Pokémon X and Pokémon Y introduce a new method of transportation—riding the brand-new Pokémon, Gogoat. This large Grass-type Pokémon is a reliable way to travel certain parts of Lumiose City. In battle, it can use Horn Leech to recover HP equal to half the damage dealt by this move.
For more information about Pokémon X and Pokémon Y, including an official map of the Kalos region and Pokémon art, Pokémon X and Pokémon Y package shots, and a special video featuring Helioptile, Fletchling, Pancham, and Gogoat, please visit Pokemon.co.uk.