An all-new sixth generation of Pokemon games begins with Pokemon X and Pokemon Y. As usual with a new generation there will be new Pokemon to catch and locations to explore. For the first time, Pokemon X & Y will be released simultaneously wordwide.
|Release date||October 2013 (worldwide)|
|New Pokemon||Predicted: around 100
Pokemon X and Y logo
Pokemon X & Pokemon Y are a new generation of games, exclusively for the 3DS platform. They will take advantage of the 3D feature of course, with 3D cel-shaded Pokemon and trainer sprites. However, movement still appears to be orthogonal (up, down, left and right only) instead of the expected free roaming.
As with every new generation of games, new Pokemon are introduced. The total number of Pokemon will be brought up to over 700, meaning there will most likely be around 100 new Pokemon. So far 6 are confirmed.
The starters first appeared in the announcement trailer. They follow the tried-and-tested pattern of Grass, Fire and Water types. They are shown in the image below and are named (left to right) Chespin, Fennekin and Froakie.
Two legendary-looking Pokemon are also shown in the trailer and are the mascots of the new games. They are named Xerneas (pronounced ZURR-nee-us) and Yveltal (pronounced ee-VELL-tal). Xerneas is 3.0m tall, 215kg and is to be found in Pokemon X. Yveltal is 5.8m tall, 203.0kg and is to be found in Pokemon Y. No types/abilities/classification yet.
A new evolution of Eevee was revealed in a new clip in February. No word on its type/ability yet. Many rumours are suggesting Flying or Ghost.
The following Pokemon were seen in the trailer so are assumed to be part of the local Pokedex for the new region. This list includes evolved forms, as is the norm for local dexes.
There is the 3D of course. The maps and Pokemon are in 3D, as well as the battles. One scene in the trailer appears to show the player roller-skating - perhaps a replacement for running shoes or bicycle.
There will also be something called
Real Play. Details are sketchy at the moment but it's assumed that some data from your game will get shared with others via StreetPass or online. The Pokemon Company president Tsunekazu Ishihara said:
People around the world will be able to simultaneously experienceReal Play. The game uses an innovative communication system that makes it feel as if you are playing with other players around the world.
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