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Pokémon in X & Y Will Gain Experience After Capturing a Pokémon

by Justin Berube - September 19, 2013, 5:18 am EDT
Total comments: 5

Yet another positive changed in the upcoming Pokémon games.

After capturing a Pokémon in X & Y, the Pokémon the trainer went into battle with will now receive experience points.

In past iterations of the franchise a player’s Pokémon would not gain any experience after capturing a Pokémon. This is yet another positive, although minor, change to the existing formula.

This information comes from a hands on preview of the games we had last Tuesday. Pokémon X and Y will be released globally on October 12.


Evan_BSeptember 19, 2013

That's awful. Why would a Pokemon gain experience for the trainer's work?

thedeathberrySeptember 19, 2013

All the trainers doing is throwing balls and giving orders, the Pokemons doing all the work fighting and weakening it. This is a cool addition.

Harley22September 19, 2013

I agree, Its a very cool addition. I've been wishing for this for as long as I can remember.  ;D

WahSeptember 19, 2013

Well, about time! :D

nickmitchSeptember 19, 2013

Yeah, you technically "win" the battle with a successful capture. This is a pretty cool, if incredibly minor, improvement.

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