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- Pokémon X redirects here. For other uses, see Pokémon X (disambiguation).
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Pokémon X Japanese boxart
Pokémon Y Japanese boxart
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. All copies of the game are playable in all seven of the languages that the Pokémon games are released in: Japanese, English, German, Spanish, French, Italian, and Korean.
The game starts in Vaniville Town. A scene is shown that a Fletchling flies upstairs towards the players room, flies first around and then pecks the player which he or she wakes up. The player then stands up and leaves his room, which the player's mother walks towards him first wishing the player good morning and asks the player have slept well of all the moving. She then notices that the player is still in his or her pyjama's which she tells her to change. The player walks upstairs to change him or herself and if that's done, the player walks downstairs, which his or her mother tells her to greet the neighbours. Once outside, the player will meet Serena (if the player chooses a boy) or Calem (if the player chooses a girl) and Shauna. They are telling the player that they will have a Pokémon after a request from a Pokémon Professor, and tells the player to meet them in Aquacorde Town which they are heading there.
The player then goes off to Aquacorde Town where he or she sees Calem/Serena, Shauna, Tierno, and Trevor. Serena/Calem introduces Tierno and Trevor to the player which Tierno wants to have a strong bond with the group by giving nicknames. They come up with a few suggestions but it is the player choice what he or she likes and also can pick one of his or her own. After that, the player can pick one of the three starter Pokémon: Chespin a grass-type Pokémon, Fennekin a fire-type Pokémon, or Froakie a Water-type Pokémon. Trevor then gives the player a PokéDex, and Tierno gives a letter to the player from Professor Sycamore that he or she must give it to his or her mother. Trevor and Tierno then leaves the group, which Calem/Serena tells the player to bring the letter to his or her mother. Once setting off back to Vaniville Town, Shauna appears and will having a Pokémon Battle with the player. After the battle Shauna will heal the player's Pokémon. After that the player brought the letter to his or her mother and obtains a Town Map from her, the player heads towards Santalune Forest after that the player gets a tutorial from Calem/Serena on how to capture a Pokémon.
The journey begins in obtaining all the eight Gym Badges from eight different Gym Leaders in their respective cities. Managing to get all the eight Gym Badges, the player can challenge the Pokémon League, but things are not getting smoothly as it seems. During the player's journey, he will encounter Team Flare, who's purpose is to make a better world even if it destroys the world. The player will meet Lysandre, later discovering that he is the leader of Team Flare, which he uses the ancient machine which was created 3,000 years ago by the king of the Kalos region to make it a better world, which also costs the erasing of Pokémon from the world. After defeating Team Flare, Lysandre is still launching the machine which attempts to force immortality on the player and their friendsX/destroy everyone in the buildingY. After that the player the player moves on which his journey.
After defeating the Pokémon League, a few days later, crowds of people gathered in Lumiose City to celebrate the five defenders of the Kalos region and to cheer for its new Champion which is the player. Walking on stage, Professor Sycamore if surprised that there are many peoples there cheering for the group's achievements. Professor Sycamore gives them the Honor of Kalos medal for their bravery for battling Team Flare. Professor Sycamore then tells the group that he is proud of them all and thanks them. AZ then appears and asks the player to fight him. After the battle, he thanks the player and tells him that he feels free, then suddenly a Floette then comes out of the sky, which he is happy to see him. After Professor Sycamore's explaining about Pokémon, the game ends which they show the credits.
The next evolution in Pokémon!
New Pokémon! Explosive 3D battles! Exciting New Features!
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.
- Main article: List of modified moves → Name changes
In non-Japanese languages, many move and item names are now spelled or formatted differently. For example, ThunderShock is now formatted as Thunder Shock and Faint Attack is now spelled Feint Attack.
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 can also free roam on no grid. This also works with the bike. The player can use the roller skates and can grind to 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Main article: Super Training
Super Training is a new method of quickly and easily increasing a Pokémon's EVs.
- 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.
- 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 using the Mega Stone.
- See Category:Generation VI Pokémon
70 new Pokémon were introduced for X and Y, bringing the known total from 649 to 719.
The first Pokémon to be revealed were Chespin, Fennekin, Froakie, Xerneas, and Yveltal on January 8, 2013.
- Main article: Mega Evolution
A unique state, Mega Evolution, was introduced in Pokémon X and Y. Mega Evolution is a temporary in-battle transformation that results in an overall increase in stats, sometimes also changing a Pokémon's Ability and types. Not all Pokémon can Mega Evolve. A Pokémon can only Mega Evolve if it is holding a Mega Stone in battle and its Trainer has a Key Stone.
This list of version-exclusive Pokémon applies to the main game. Some of the Pokémon listed can be found in the Friend Safari regardless of version.
- Main article: Pokémon X & Pokémon Y: Super Music Collection
The soundtrack contains most of the background music and effect music from the games. The music is composed by Shota Kageyama (Sound Director of Pokémon X & Y), Hitomi Satō, Minako Adachi, and Junichi Masuda. Pokémon X & Pokémon Y are the first main series titles since Pokémon Gold and Silver that Gō Ichinose did not work on as a composer, since he shifted to a side project of Game Freak's during the development of Pokémon X & Y.
- Main article: Staff of Pokémon X and Y
- Main article: Pokémon X and Y beta
Pokémon X icon from the 3DS home menu and Miiverse community
- These are the first core series games that do not have Version (or its equivalent in that language) in their Western language names.
- These are the first core series games to be released on the same date worldwide.