Have we got a jam packed Pokémon post for you right now? The answer is yes. The Pokémon Company International revealed new details about Legendary Pokémon Xerneas and Yveltal as well as Professor Sycamore, Team Flare, New Gym Leaders, and Gameplay Features which can be found in Pokémon X and Y. Hold on to your hats kids!
Since the initial announcement of Pokémon X and Y where legendary Pokémon Xerneas and Yveltal were revealed we’ve been kept in the dark as to what type these legendary Pokémon are, well now I can reveal all!
Xerneas is a Fairy-type —a brand-new type being introduced in Pokémon X and Y. Xerneas also comes with an exclusive move, Geomancy, which features beautiful rainbow-coloured light that erupts from the earth around it. Along with Geomancy, Xerneas has the special ability Fairy Aura which naturally takes effect in battle strengthening Fairy-type moves for all Pokémon in battle including your opponent’s Pokémon.
Yveltal is a Dark- and Flying-type and is the only Pokémon that can learn the move Oblivion Wing, which sends Yveltal flying up into the sky to release a powerful beam of red light that scorches the ground underneath. Yveltal also comes with a special ability in the form of Dark Aura which is a counterpoint to Fairy Aura. Like Fairy Aura it raises the strength of all Dark-type moves for all Pokémon in play which again includes your opponents Pokémon.
These two abilities are both powerfully effective in Double and Triple Battles when facing multiple opponents simultaneously.
The Pokémon Company International has also revealed more never-before seen Pokémon which can be found in the Kalos region which include some that are exclusive to either Pokémon X or Pokémon Y, a list of which can be found below:
- Pangoro – A Fighting- and Dark-type Pokémon found in both Pokémon X and Y
- Inkay – A Dark- and Psychic-type Pokémon also found in both versions.
- Malamar – Is the evolved form of Inkay and may have the strongest hypnotic force of any known Pokémon.
- Swirlix – A Fairy-type Pokémon only found in Pokémon X
- Spritzee – A new Fairy-type Pokémon only found in Pokémon Y
- Clauncher – Is a Water-type Pokémon can only be captured in Pokémon X
- Skrelp – Is a Poison- and Water-type Pokémon which can only be captured in Pokémon Y
A little brief I know, but if you’d like to find out more about these new Pokémon head to http://www.pokemon.com/xy.
The Pokémon Company International has also revealed even more people that you’ll meet on your journey such as Professor Augustine Sycamore because you can’t have a Pokémon game without a professor to lead you on your way! Professor Augustine Syxamore will entrust you and your friends with Pokémon and send everyone out on a Pokédex-filling adventure throughout the Kalos region.
Much like Pokémon games of late players will encounter a mysterious organization called Team Flare. This strange and fashionable group shows up in cities around the Kalos region causing some sort of peril for the citizens and their Pokémon.
Not leaving too much to the imagination the Pokémon Company have also revealed two more Gym Leaders, Grant, who is a Gym Leader that’s really into bike racing, mountain climbing, and many other sports, and Clemont, accompanied by his sister, Bonnie. Clement is a young Gym Leader who loves science and get’s a little too excited over his inventions.
560 words in and there’s still so much more to reveal! A brand new game feature has been introduced too called O-Powers, this new game feature allows players to easily power up Pokémon in their party and provides other unique benefit. O-Powers are special powers that come in many different forms and can be shared between players via the new Player Search System or PSS as it’ll be know. Certain O-Powers will temporarily increase a Pokémon’s stats, while others make it easier to catch wild Pokémon or increase the Experience Points gained in battle.
And finally another new game feature in Pokémon X and Y is called the Wonder Trade, this allows players to instantly trade a Pokémon for one offered by someone else in the world. There’s a catch though, you’ll never know which Pokémon you’ll get in return. Could it be an unexpected rare Pokémon? Probably not, who’s going to offer one of those up to trade? Okay, probably, but you’ll never know unless you try.
How freaking amazing was that. The Pokémon Company don’t do things by halves eh? If that’s not enough for you check out the trailer above which features everything I’ve mentioned here but compacted into a quick one minute or so video.
Pokémon X and Pokémon Y is scheduled for release worldwide on October 12 for the Nintendo 3DS!