Nintendo’s special E3 Nintendo Direct broadcast is now over and we’ve got some pretty exciting news coming your way about Pokémon X and Y.
Remember that brand new Eevee evolution? Remember that we didn’t know what Pokémon type Sylveon is? Well now you will; Nintendo are introducing a brand new Pokémon type the first new type to be introduced in a Pokémon video game in over a decade; the Fairy Type which is super effective against the already existing Dragon type. Fairy-type Pokémon will include not only the newly discovered Pokémon like Sylveon, but also Pokémon from past titles like Gardevoir, Marill, and Jigglypuff, will be reclassified as Fairy-type Pokémon in Pokémon X and Pokémon Y.
Along with more details about Sylveon we’ve also been given exclusive details on two never before seen Pokémon; Noivern and Vivillon you can find more details about these Pokémon below:
The Fairy-type Sylveon is an Intertwining Pokémon that can manipulate its ribbonlike feelers at will and can emit from them an aura that can calm people and other Pokémon. It often wraps these feelers around the arm of its Trainer as it walks behind him or her. Sylveon can learn Moonblast, a new Fairy-type move debuting inPokémon X and Pokémon Y. Moonblast calls on the power of the moon to attack an opposing Pokémon. This move can be very powerful and also lowers the opposing Pokémon’s Attack stat.
The Sound Wave Pokémon Noivern is a Flying- and Dragon-type Pokémon that is extremely combative and will attack anything that wanders too close to it. Flying through the dark night with ease, Noivern uses the ultrasonic waves it emits from its ears to attack. These waves are so strong they can reduce large boulders to small pebbles. A new Normal-type move in Pokémon X and Pokémon Y that perfectly suits Noivern is Boomburst. This move emits an explosive sound wave that attacks all surrounding Pokémon with the resulting energy. But beware— Boomburst will also strike any nearby allies, so consider the situation and your team’s types before using it!
Pokémon X and Pokémon Y will introduce the new Bug- and Flying-type Pokémon Vivillon. It’s said there’s a secret behind the colorful decorative pattern on Vivillon’s wings, which it uses to scatter its scales or create a strong wind to attack. Vivillon can learn Struggle Bug, a Bug-type move that lowers the Special Attack of any opposing Pokémon it hits, so the move not only causes damage but also reduces the damage inflicted on Vivillon from certain moves during battle.
Along with all of that fantastic information, Nintendo have announced an entirely new feature coming to Pokémon X and Y. This new feature is called “Pokémon-Amie” – think, NintenDogs and Cats mixed with Pokémon. Playing and interacting with Pokémon that are in your team by using the Nintendo 3DS system’s Touch Screen will build a stronger bond with them. Building this special bond with your Pokémon in Pokémon-Amie will only help players in their future battles. An example of Pokémon-Amie can be seen in the trailer above!
We finally have a release date too! Pokémon X and Y is scheduled to launch worldwide on the 3DS on October 12!
I’m so excited for this game! What are your thoughts? Leave a comment below!