3DS

New Pokémon Details Revealed

by Andrew Brown - May 14, 2013, 7:23 am PDT
Total comments: 11

Region map, Pokédex design, box art and more!

New details have surfaced about the highly anticipated Pokémon X and Y versions for 3DS, a company press release this morning has revealed.

First and foremost, the newest region to explore has been confirmed as the Kalos region, which promises thriving cities and breathtaking scenery to explore.

A full region map has been provided for your viewing pleasure.

Welcome to the Kalos Region.

The city that was shown in previous trailers and features an Eiffel Tower inspired structure has been confirmed to be named Lumiose city. Along with the reveal are four new Pokémon creatures. A new trailer video has been released to showcase these new monsters among other details.

From the press release;

· The cowardly Pokémon Helioptile, a Normal- and Electric-type Pokémon, can generate enough electricity through sunbathing to power machinery. But wise Trainers won’t be deterred by Helioptile’s lack of bravery. It knows Parabolic Charge, a brand-new move where Helioptile attacks everything around it. Helioptile's HP is restored by half the damage taken by those hit.

· Fletchling, a Normal- and Flying-type Pokémon, sings with a beautiful chirp that is sure to delight any Trainer. Although it is known to be very friendly, Fletchling will suddenly unleash relentless attacks once it’s in battle. For example, when it uses its Fire-type move Flame Charge in battle, in addition to doing damage, Fletchling’s Speed increases every time.

· With a leaf always in its mouth and an intimidating glare that is rarely effective, Fighting-type Pokémon Pancham shows its playful side when it lets out a little smile when its head is pat. Pancham can learn a brand-new move, Parting Shot, which not only lowers an opponent’s Attack and Special Attack, but also allows Pancham to switch out for another Pokémon in a Trainer’s party during battle.

· Pokémon X and Pokémon Y introduce a new method of transportation—riding the brand-new Pokémon, Gogoat. This large Grass-type Pokémon is a reliable way to travel certain parts of Lumiose City. In battle, it can use Horn Leech to recover HP equal to half the damage dealt by this move.

The new Pokédex design has also been revealed, resembling a holographic tablet. Additionally, we are finally treated to the box art design for the two game versions.

Pokémon X and Pokémon Y are scheduled for a worldwide release this October.
For now, please check the gallery below for additional pictures.

Images

Talkback

CaterkillerMatthew Osborne, Contributing WriterMay 14, 2013

I know I complained before but it looks like 4 way grid based movement is done away with! YIPPI!


The graphics look a lot sharper than what we we first seen.


Man come on give Primeape some new tools and hopefully an evolution!!


We can change our skin tone too, though it's not that great. You can go really fair, fair and tan. No darker skin colors for the people who want it. But maybe just like English version of Pokemon Battle Revolution we will be able to customize our skin color how we want. 

pokepal148May 14, 2013

I'm honestly hoping customization goes beyond your skin color...

CaterkillerMatthew Osborne, Contributing WriterMay 14, 2013

Well I know its been confirmed we can change our characters clothes and some accessories. How's that?

OblivionMay 14, 2013

Well, the skin color is fine by me, considering how pale I am. :P

pokepal148May 14, 2013

Quote from: Caterkiller

Well I know its been confirmed we can change our characters clothes and some accessories. How's that?

perfect, links please

CaterkillerMatthew Osborne, Contributing WriterMay 14, 2013

Quote from: pokepal148

Quote from: Caterkiller

Well I know its been confirmed we can change our characters clothes and some accessories. How's that?

perfect, links please

http://www.pokemonxy.com/en-us/characters/

Picture three of six.

"At certain points you'll be able to get new outfits and accessories for your Trainer!


Not to mention if you watch the trailers carefully you can see different pieces of clothing from time to time. Well sunglasses anyway.

pololmejorMay 14, 2013

The girl's walking animation looks all stiff and awkward...

VahneMay 15, 2013

After generation 3, the games just didn't feel right to me. I'll still buy Y, but I don't think I'd be able to enjoy it as much as I enjoyed generation 1 (with remake), generation 2 (not sure on remake), and generation 3.

EDIT: Also, it seems to me that there ISN'T character customization at all. Looks more like now instead of only choosing gender, we also get to choose from 3 preset character appearances as well. Looks like it'll be a long time before Pokemon gets actual character customization....

Evan_BMay 15, 2013

As Caterkiller said, it seems outfit customization is actually a big deal with this game, as stated in his link. Let's hope we see more examples of that soon.

Art_de_CatMay 15, 2013

Like the look of the new region personally. Hopefully they will give online connection stuff better attention than they did in gen 5.  Spotpass stuff will be cool if anything, but i want to fully play everything with online friends....

CericMay 15, 2013

Quote from: Art_de_Cat

Like the look of the new region personally. Hopefully they will give online connection stuff better attention than they did in gen 5.  Spotpass stuff will be cool if anything, but i want to fully play everything with online friends....

Online Friend Co-op would be cool.
A few bucks for a Wii U display app.

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