Pokémon X/Y videos

This page lists the various videos that have been released of the gameplay in Pokémon X and Pokémon Y. They are in order from oldest first. Click each thumbnail to watch the video.

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Announcement trailer

Date: 8th January, 2013 • Length: 1:36

Pikachu announces a new generation of Pokémon. The player is seen looking in a mirror, then navigating a few different routes. We see a metropolis (Lumiose City) with a large tower, then a stately home and a barren desert.

The new starters are revealed and shown in battle. After a few other locations we see the legendary Pokémon Yveltal flying in the sky, then Xerneas patrolling the forest.

Sylveon

Date: 14th February, 2013 • Length: 0:34

This short video reveals a new Pokémon, Sylveon. Its ribbons flap in the breeze and it uses a variety of moves in battle.

New Mewtwo form

Date: April 6th, 2013 • Length: 0:39

A new Pokémon is shown that looks strikingly similar to the legendary Mewtwo. It's shown using several moves in battle.

Mewtwo transformation

Date: April 17th, 2013 • Length: 0:13

An animation (non-game footage), showing Mewtwo transforming into the new Awakened form.

Gameplay trailer 1

Date: 14th May, 2013 • Length: 1:14

This first gameplay trailer starts with the player riding a Gogoat around Lumiose City. A few shots show the varying camera angles as the player runs around the city. Next up, some battle scenes with the starter Pokémon, then the player is shown sitting down on a bench in a town square with a Roselia statue. More battle scenes follow with newly-revealed Pokémon Fletchling, Heloptile, Gogoat and Pancham.

Gameplay trailer 2 (Nintendo Direct)

Date: 11th June, 2013 • Length: 2:22

A longer preview video shown in a Nintendo Direct from E3. It starts with the same Yveltal/Xerneas footage from the Announcement Trailer. The narrator welcomes you to the Kalos region with many brief clips of locations. (Notably, the large tower shows a Gym symbol on the entrance!)

After a few battle scenes - including new Pokémon Vivillon and Noivern - a new Fairy type is announced! It's shown to be super effective against Dragon types. Next up the Pokémon-Amie feature is demoed, showing a variety of Pokémon being fed and petted to increase their friendship.

Finally, Xerneas and Yveltal are shown in battle with Krookodile and Charizard respectively.

Gameplay trailer 3

Date: 11th June, 2013 • Length: 0:31

A short video showcasing more new features such as Sky Battles and Horde Encounters. Talonflame, Clauncher and Skrelp are also introduced.

Developer Roundtable at E3

Date: 12th June, 2013 • Length: 4:50

Highlights of a special Pokémon developer roundtable that Nintendo held at the E3 gaming conference. Tsunekazu Ishihara (president of The Pokémon Company) began with a history of the Pokémon games. Junichi Masuda (director at Game Freak) talked about some of the ideas behind X&Y like communication, then introduced the Player Search System (PSS) and demoed a PSS battle.

He then explained the process of creating the Pokémon in 3D using Noivern as an example. Following that were demos of the new Horde encounters and Sky Battles, and then a Q&A session.

Gameplay trailer 4

Date: 14th June, 2013 • Length: 0:52

In the wake of Japanese magazine CoroCoro revealing more information about Pokémon X & Pokémon Y, Nintendo released another video showing the first gym leader Viola (Bug-type specialty), your childhood friends, and new Pokémon revealed: Flabébé, Litleo, Scatterbug, and Spewpa!

Junichi Masuda presentation

Date: 4th July, 2013 • Length: 5:19

Director of Game Freak, Junichi Masuda, presents an overview of Pokémon X&Y information released so far. He also details his trip to France, which is the inspiration of Kalos. The video ends with the reveal of a new Steel/Ghost type Pokémon called Honedge.

Gameplay trailer 5

Date: 12th July, 2013 • Length: 1:03

A few more bits of footage from Pokémon X&Y. First we see the new Professor (named Sycamore), followed by various battle footage featuring newly revealed Pokémon Inkay, Malamar, Pangoro, Swirlix and Spritzee.

Next we see Team Flare and their stylish retro uniforms. And finally, Xerneas and Yveltal use their awesome signature moves, Geomancy and Oblivion Wing.

Pokémon Smash footage

Date: 20th July, 2013 • Length: 5:19

The July 20th episode of Pokémon Smash saw the presenters playing a few minutes of Pokémon X&Y. First they run around in some grass and encounter Fletchling, weaken it with Froakie then catch it.

Next is a coastal route. They fish at the water's edge and encounter Octillery. It is weakened by Honedge (using a cool-looking move) then caught. The player surfs across the water and encounters Inkay in some grass on an island.

Mega Pokémon

Date: 9th August, 2013 • Length: 1:07

Mega Evolution is revealed! First we see Mewtwo transform into Mega Mewtwo and attack Gyarados. Next Lucario Mega-Evolves and tackles a Hydreigon. Shalour City gym is introduced, which is quite futuristic-looking, and its gym leader Korrina.

Next are some battle scenes featuring the newly-revealed Pokémon Bunnelby, Dedenne and Skiddo. A Torchic distribution with Blazikenite is confirmed, and Blaziekn is shown Mega-Evolving.

Mega Kangaskhan at Pokémon World VGCs

Date: 10th August, 2013 • Length: 6:50

The opening ceremony of the Pokémon World Championships in Vancouver had a special presentation from Pokémon X and Y director Junichi Masuda. They exclusively reveal a new Mega Evolution - Mega Kangaskhan!

Kangaskhan is shown evolving. When it does, it is Kangaskhan's baby that changes most and allows Mega Kangaskhan to attack twice, from its ability Parental Bond.

The video also contains news that the soundtrack to Pokémon X&Y will be released in November.

Three New Mega Pokémon

Date: 12th August, 2013 • Length: 0:59

This video is more in the style of a trailer. First we see Mega Mewtwo and Mega Lucario. Then we are introduced to Mega Mawile, Mega Absol and Mega Ampharos, all in short battle scenes.

The Torchic distribution is again mentioned, and Mega Blaziken is shown. We also see that in a Pokémon's info screen they have a little animation: Torchic does a little jump.

Pokémon Direct

Date: 4th September, 2013 • Length: 19:31

Satoru Iwata (President of Nintendo), Tsunekazu Ishihara (CEO of The Pokémon Company) and Junichi Masuda (Director at Game Freak) present this video about new features of X&Y. First they talk about how trading between games has evolved over the years, from link cables to wireless to wi-fi trading over the internet.

Then they unveil the new Pokémon Bank service, which lets you store Pokémon in the cloud, and PokéTransporter which migrates Pokémon from Black/White/Black 2/White 2.

Next, Masuda reveals that you will be able to choose one of the original three starters - Bulbasaur, Charmander or Squirtle - later in the game, and their final evolutions will be able to Mega-Evolve!

After chatting about a few other things that have already been revealed like Pokémon-Amie, they end by announcing that special X&Y themed 3DS XL consoles will be released September 27th.

Mega Kanto starters

Date: 4th September, 2013 • Length: 1:16

Following on from Pokémon Direct, this short trailer showcases the newly-revealed Mega Evolutions a bit more. The player is shown pressing the button on their wristband to activate Mega Evolution. Mega Charizard, Mega Venusaur and Mega Blastoise are shown in various battle scenes.

Starter evolutions & other Pokémon

Date: 4th September, 2013 • Length: 1:16

The Kalos starters second stages are announced, along with a few more new Pokémon. We see battle footage of Quilladin, Braixen then Frogadier. Braixen is seen using the twig in its tail to fight. New fossil Pokémon Tyrunt and Amaura battle each other.

Next, the player is shown wearing several outfits, confirming trainer customisation. Then Furfrou is revealed and is shown groomed into several different looks. The differing male and female forms of Meowstic, and then Pyroar, are shown.

Mega Garchomp is revealed, with a closer look at how the Mega Evolution sequence happens in game. Then it's confirmed there are two Mega forms of Mewtwo, exclusive to each game.

US TV commercial

Date: 4th September, 2013 • Length: 1:16

An epic television advert in which realistic 3D Pokémon appear in the real world. A little bit of gameplay footage is seen at the end.