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Pokémon X
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Pokémon X's boxart, featuring Xerneas
Pokémon Y
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Pokémon Y's boxart, featuring Yveltal
Basic info
Platform: Nintendo 3DS
Category: RPG
Players: 1-4 players simultaneous
Connectivity: None
Developer: Game Freak
Publisher: Nintendo/The Pokémon Company
Part of: Generation VI
Release dates
Japan: October 12, 2013[1]
North America: October 12, 2013[2]
Australia: October 12, 2013[3]
Europe: October 12, 2013[4]
South Korea: October 12, 2013[5]
Japanese: Official Japanese site
English: Official English site
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Pokémon X Japanese boxart
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Pokémon Y Japanese boxart
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Pokémon X (Japanese: ポケットモンスターX Pocket Monsters X) and Pokémon Y (Japanese: ポケットモンスターY Pocket Monsters Y) are the primary paired versions of Generation VI. The games are available on the Nintendo 3DS. The games take place in the new Kalos region.

Both games were revealed during a worldwide announcement by Satoru Iwata through Nintendo Direct at 8 pm JST, on January 8, 2013. The paired versions were released worldwide (except for select countries) on October 12, 2013 and are available for both retail sale and download.[6] All copies of the game are playable in all seven of the languages the Pokémon games are released in: Japanese, English, German, Spanish, French, Italian, and Korean.


3D compatible gameplay

Unlike previous games in the main series, Pokémon X and Y feature a three dimensional style of gameplay, and 3D modeled characters and creatures are used, rather than sprites like has always been done in the main series. In addition, the games still feature 2D elements of gameplay. The battle system is aesthetically overhauled, featuring more lively reactions to the attacks, such as when a Pokémon is being hit.


Players can now walk on an 8 directional grid, allowing diagonal movement, as opposed to the four way grid in previous games.

The player now has the ability to rollerskate, at least under certain conditions, and have been shown to allow the player to grind and overcome obstacles. Skiddo, Mamoswine, and Rhyhorn can be ridden in certain locations and allow the player to interact with the environment, by destroying rocks and crossing broken paths. Gogoat can also be ridden, although only around Lumiose City in a set path.

Player Search System

Main article: Player Search System

The Player Search System (PSS) is a multiplayer feature that allows people to connect, battle, and trade with other players through the internet. It uses the bottom screen and allows the player to search for other people playing both globally and locally.


Main article: Pokémon-Amie

Pokémon-Amie is a new feature that allows the player to develop stronger bonds with their Pokémon. It uses the touch screen to allow players to pet, feed, and play with Pokémon currently on their team. Players may interact with their Pokémon by petting or feeding them via the touchscreen or mimicking their movements using the camera.

Sky Battles

Main article: Sky Battle

Sky Battles are battles which are restricted to Flying Pokémon, although some Pokémon with Levitate can enter. These airborne battles take place against Trainers standing far away, such as on cliffs.

Horde Encounters

Main article: Horde Encounter

It is now possible to encounter several wild Pokémon at once. Up to five wild Pokémon will battle against one of the player's Pokémon. These battles offer a lot of experience. Some attacks, such as Rock Slide, are shown to hit all five of the opposing Pokémon. However, after the player's turn, their Pokémon must withstand attacks from all five of the opposing Pokémon.

Super Training

Main article: Super Training

Super Training is a new method of quickly and easily increasing a Pokémon's EVs.

New type

Main article: Fairy (type)

One new type has been introduced, the Fairy type. This type was added to balance the Dragon type, which was previously only weak to itself and Ice. Fairy-type attacks are strong against Dragon, Fighting, and Dark types and resisted by Fire, Poison, and Steel types; Fairy-type Pokémon are weak to Poison- and Steel-type attacks, resist Fighting-, Bug-, and Dark-type attacks, and are immune to Dragon-type attacks.

Trainer customization

Main article: Trainer customization

The player will now be able to change their appearance in-game, allowing them to customize their characters by changing their hair color and clothing.


X and Y feature Gyms just as every other main series title. In Kalos, the Gym Leaders are Viola (Bug), Grant (Rock), Korrina (Fighting), Ramos (Grass), Clemont (Electric), Valerie (Fairy), Olympia (Psychic), and Wulfric (Ice).

Elite Four and Champion

Just as in Unova, the Elite Four can be battled in any order. After battling all four, a path to the Champion is unlocked. The Elite Four members are Wikstrom (Steel), Malva (Fire), Drasna (Dragon), and Siebold (Water). After beating all four Elite Four members, the player will face the Champion, Diantha, who uses a variety of types along with a Gardevoir which can Mega Evolve.


See Category:Generation VI Pokémon

69 new Pokémon were introduced for X and Y, bringing the known total from 649 to 718.

The first Pokémon to be revealed were Chespin, Fennekin, Froakie, Xerneas, and Yveltal on January 8, 2013.

Mega Evolution

Main article: Mega Evolution

Different from forms, Mega Evolutions are available exclusively in battle and allow for a temporary boost in stats, in some cases changing their Abilities and types. The ability to Mega Evolve will not be available to all Pokémon. The Pokémon can transform if it is holding a Mega Stone in battle once the Trainer has a Mega Ring.

Version-exclusive Pokémon

120 120 Staryu Water
121 121 Starmie Water Psychic
127 127 Pinsir Bug
228 228 Houndour Dark Fire
229 229 Houndoom Dark Fire
261 261 Poochyena Dark
262 262 Mightyena Dark
304 304 Aron Steel Rock
305 305 Lairon Steel Rock
306 306 Aggron Steel Rock
345 345 Lileep Rock Grass
346 346 Cradily Rock Grass
347 347 Anorith Rock Bug
348 348 Armaldo Rock Bug
539 539 Sawk Fighting
684 684 Swirlix Fairy
685 685 Slurpuff Fairy
692 692 Clauncher Water
693 693 Clawitzer Water
716 716 Xerneas Fairy
090 090 Shellder Water
091 091 Cloyster Water Ice
138 138 Omanyte Rock Water
139 139 Omastar Rock Water
140 140 Kabuto Rock Water
141 141 Kabutops Rock Water
214 214 Heracross Bug Fighting
246 246 Larvitar Rock Ground
247 247 Pupitar Rock Ground
248 248 Tyranitar Rock Dark
309 309 Electrike Electric
310 310 Manectric Electric
509 509 Purrloin Dark
510 510 Liepard Dark
538 538 Throh Fighting
682 682 Spritzee Fairy
683 683 Aromatisse Fairy
690 690 Skrelp Poison Water
691 691 Dragalge Poison Dragon
717 717 Yveltal Dark Flying


In the Pokémon X demo, the player is Calem; in the Pokémon Y demo, the player is Serena. The player starts with a random level 30 Kalos starter Pokémon, Helioptile, and Sylveon. Pokémon-Amie is constantly present on the touch screen while the player is in the overworld. Pokémon do not gain experience in the demo.

The player is welcomed by Alexa, and starts in an area with a large fountain in an area of decreased elevation, surrounded by small staircases leading to the fountain. Between the player's starting position and the fountain is tall grass.

In battle, the bag is divided into the same four categories it has been since Generation IV: HP/PP restore, status restore, Poké Balls, and battle items. The player starts off the demo with 10 Poké Balls, and can catch the wild Pokémon that appear.

At the fountain is a Skiddo, which the player can mount with A and dismount with B. As Skiddo cannot climb stairs, the player is restricted to the small area around the fountain.

Just past the fountain is the opposite-gendered player character. If the player interacts with him or her, he or she will challenge the player to a battle. He or she has the starter Pokémon that is super effective against the player's.

Past the fountain is a field of flowers. Wild Pokémon can be found while walking in flowers. A Fletchling can be seen walking in one of the patches of flowers. Past the field of flowers are several hedge mazes, each containing a Marill walking around that only makes its cry when interacted with. Shauna and Trevor are standing around in the general area. If the player interacts with Shauna, she will challenge the player to a battle. Shauna has the starter Pokémon with a type disadvantage to the player's.

Past these mazes is Professor Sycamore standing in front of a gate. If the player interacts with him, he will give the player a level 100 Mewtwo holding its Mega Stone with Psyshock, Thunderbolt, Shadow Ball, and Recover; the player loses access to their other Pokémon at this point. He then challenges the player to a battle with his Crobat, Dragonite, and Chandelure.

Chespin's moveset is Vine Whip, Leech Seed, Growl, and Rollout. Fennekin's moveset is Psybeam, Fire Spin, Tail Whip, and Flame Charge. Froakie's moveset is Water Pulse, Round, Quick Attack, and Lick.

Wild Pokémon

Tall grass




  1. Japanese Pokémon X and Y minisite (Japanese)
  2. Poké (US)
  3. Nintendo Australia
  4. Poké (UK)
  5. Korean Pokémon X and Y minisite (Korean)
  6. 『ポケットモンスター X・Y』ニンテンドー3DSで2013年10月、世界同時発売【画像追加】 (Japanese)

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