Pokémon Database - News & Updates
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Site Updates — 14 June, 2013
Just a short one here. First, don't forget to check below for previous updates with new Pokemon and details on Pokemon X & Y.
Next, we have a bunch of new content! I have completely rewritten our dedicated page for Pokemon X/Y with all the latest details. The new Kalos Pokemon have been moved to their own page as it was getting long. We also have a brand new videos page, showing all the trailers and clips that have been released so far!
Pokemon X & Y — 14 June, 2013
Nintendo have published another gameplay trailer showing the first gym in Pokemon X/Y. It's a Bug-type gym whose leader Viola is a keen photographer. (Continue below to see the video.)
The video also names the Pokemon announced by CoroCoro yesterday. They are, from left to right in the above image, Flabébé, Litleo, Scatterbug and Spewpa. The latter two form the evolution chain for Vivillon.
Litleo can learn a new move Noble Roar, which lowers the target's Attack and Special Attack.
Interestingly, Flabébé marks the first time a Pokemon's English name includes an accented character, and only the third time a special character is included (after Nidoran♀ and Nidoran♂). The e-acute adds further ties with France, on which the region Kalos is based.
Pokemon X & Y — 12 June, 2013
The fun never stops, eh? Even more news is leaking from CoroCoro. First up, new Pokemon. These two are known as Furabebe and Shishiko in Japanese. English names yet to be confirmed.
Furabebe (left) and Shishiko (right)
Furabebe is based on a flower and is Fairy type. It is 0.1m tall and weighs 0.1kg, making it the smallest and lightest Pokemon ever.
Shishiko is based on a lion cub and is Fire/Normal type. It is 0.6m tall and weighs 13.5kg.
These two are the first two stages of Vivillon's evolutionary line and are called Kofukimushi and Kofuurai in Japanese. The latter's English name was previously revealed during E3 as Spewpa.
Kofukimushi, Spewpa and Vivillon
The first gym leader has also been revealed to be called
Violet and uses Bug types. (This fits with previous rumours that the first and second gyms would be Bug and Fairy.)
Your friends/rivals in the game are apparently called Callum and Serena.
Pokemon X & Y — 12 June, 2013
The Pokemon 'Roundtable' event at the E3 gaming conference has revealed more details on Pokemon X and Pokemon Y. I was tweeting during the event @pokemondb - don't forget to follow me on Twitter for more up-to-the-minute news.
From left to right: Talonflame, Clauncher, Skrelp.
Here is a summary of the other news. Continue below to see pictures and more!
- A new battle type called Sky Battles. They are restricted to Flying type Pokemon or those with the ability Levitate. It's not known if there are any different mechanics (such as banned moves).
- A new battle type called Hordes. Occasionally a horde of up to 5 wild Pokemon will appear at once!
- Also a message seen in the earlier trailer said
the wild Helioptile you stepped on attacked,implying either a new method of encounter, or perhaps just slightly different text for smaller Pokemon.
- The environment and battle scene will change their look based on the time of day - i.e. battles will be a bit darker at night.
- A new communication method called Player Search System allows you to find other players locally or globally to battle and trade. Also integrates with the 3DS' friends system.
- A feature called Pokemon-Amie lets you bond with your Pokemon by petting and feeding them. It has been stated previously that Pokemon friendship would have a bigger role in X&Y so this feature may help your Pokemon become even stronger.
- As revealed earlier, Gogoat can be ridden around Lumiose City. At the roundtable it was revealed that Rhyhorn can be ridden in some rocky areas.
- All languages will be present on one game card, and you will be able to choose the language when you start the game.
- Effort Values (EVs) and Individual Values (IVs) will be made more obvious during the game, presumably similar to the Hidden Power checks in previous games, but in more detail.
Pokemon X & Y — 11 June, 2013
The Nintendo Direct presentation at the E3 games conference has just confirmed there will be a new elementary Pokemon type introduced in Pokemon X&Y - the Fairy type! This has been rumoured for a long while now, ever since Sylveon was revealed.
Sylveon is Fairy type, but also Jigglypuff, Gardevoir and Marill have been confirmed to now be part-Fairy type (Normal/Fairy, Psychic/Fairy and Water/Fairy respectively). More Fairy Pokemon may be confirmed later.
Two new Pokemon have been revealed - Vivillon, based on a butterfly, and Noivern, based on a dragon (or more precisely a
wyvern). Three new moves are in the trailer - one called
Boomburst as used by Noivern, a Fairy-type move called
Moonblast as used by Sylveon, and another Fairy-type move called
Fairy Wind as used by Gardevoir.
Noivern (left) and Vivillon (right) official artwork
The release date is also confirmed to be October 12th, 2013 worldwide. Watch the new official Pokemon X&Y gameplay trailer below.
Pokemon X & Y — 17 May, 2013
Hey folks, this post is quite late but we've got a lot of news for you! Plenty more details have been revealed about Pokemon X and Pokemon Y.
First up, the new region is called Kalos and is based on northern France. See map below. The large city (seen in previous trailers) is Lumiose City and is based on Paris. It includes a large tower not unlike the famous Eiffel Tower.
Next, four new Pokemon have been revealed:
They are, from left to right:
- Fletchling, Normal/Flying type, a small bird based on a robin.
- Pancham, Fighting type, is based on a panda.
- Gogoat, Grass type, is based on a goat. It was revealed that Gogoat can actually be ridden around Lumiose City.
- Helioptile, Electric/Normal type. It learns a new move, Parabolic Charge, which heals the user for half the damage it deals to opponents (basically an Electric version of Giga Drain).
The box art has also been revealed, and it looks great! it confirms that the legendary Pokemon Xerneas is available in Pokemon X, while Yveltal is available in Pokemon Y. Continue below for more images and a gameplay trailer.
Pokemon Events — 25 April, 2013
The mythical Pokemon Deoxys is soon to be made available to players of Pokemon Black 2 and White 2! Deoxys is one of the last remaining pure-event legendaries that has not been made available over wi-fi yet.
The event will start May 8th in America. No word yet on an end date or dates for other regions. Update: The event has been confirmed for most other regions as well.
In other news, Nintendo have recently released a short teaser video (continue below to watch) for the upcoming Pokemon movie that shows Mewtwo transforming into the new Pokemon that was revealed a few weeks ago. This heavily implies that it is in fact a new Mewtwo form, not a separate Pokemon.
Pokemon X & Y — 07 April, 2013
The Japanese show Pokemon Smash has revealed a new Pokemon that is based on Mewtwo! The official Pokemon website strongly hints it is a new Pokemon rather than a Mewtwo forme:
It is suspected that the newly discovered Pokémon has some sort of connection with the Legendary Mewtwo—a powerful Pokémon that first appeared in Pokémon Red and Blue Versions.
Given that Mewtwo was a clone of Mew and one does not evolve into the other, it's very likely this new Pokemon will follow the same pattern. Will it be called Mewthree?
Pokemon Events — 05 March, 2013
I'm a bit late posting this, but a new event is underway to obtain the mythical Pokemon, Meloetta! This is a
real-life event - visit a participating game retailer and you can receive Meloetta at level 50. It has the moves Round, Teeter Dance, Psychic and Close Combat.
Participating stores are GameStop store in America/Canada, GAME in the UK, and Target/EB Games in Australia. In America the event runs from March 4th to 24th, while in UK/Europe it runs March 22nd to April 19th.
This is the last Pokemon from Generation 5 that has not been made available before, so get it while you can! See the events page for more details.
Pokemon X & Y — 14 February, 2013
The new Eevee evolution revealed on Tuesday has been given an English name. It follows the regular -eon pattern of the rest of the Eevee family and is named Sylveon. Still no type or other details just yet.
The most likely etymology for the name is sylva, Latin for
forest, or sylvan, a
a mythical deity or spirit of the woods. This would perhaps tie in with the legendary Xerneas.
A short trailer has also been released, watch the video below.
Pokemon X & Y — 12 February, 2013
It is a new
Eeveelution and will be seen in a Pokemon short,
Eevee and Friends, that will be shown before a new Pokemon movie in the future.
However no type or ability were revealed, nor was the method of evolution, leaving open the possibility of new types or completely unique evolution methods. Ninfia is 1.0m (3ft 3in) tall and weighs 23.5kg (52 lbs).
Click the image to the right to see the larger image.
Pokemon Events — 24 January, 2013
A new event has been announced. Keldeo, who was previously available in a real-life event, will now be made available through wi-fi! The event runs from Friday January 25th (tomorrow!) to Tuesday February 12th.
This Keldeo will know the moves Sacred Sword, Hydro Pump, Aqua Jet, and Swords Dance and will be Level 50.
To obtain it, as usual go to the
Mystery Gift in the menu,
Receive Gift then
Receive via Nintendo WFC.