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The redirect here needs to be suppressed, now that gen VI has been announced. Digifiend (talk) 12:49, 8 January 2013 (UTC)

X and Y.

Since this is going to be a full 3D (instead of 2.5D)... X and Y (as well Z) are the coordinates in 3D. X is horizontal, Y is vertical and Z is depth. Kinda neat reference. Marked +-+-+ (talk) 14:47, 8 January 2013 (UTC)

  • Cool theory. Wouldn't be surprised if they did. But for all we know they might do what they did with Generation V and come out with an "X2" and "Y2". But I like your idea. ^_^ ----NateVirus(Talk|Contributions) 00:46, 9 January 2013 (UTC)

A few errors

There should be a dot after the Eiffel Tower part. Also, surely the last sentence is supposed to say five previous generations, not four. Արիանո 16:33, 8 January 2013 (UTC) Or rather I would say "the regions preceding it". Արիանո 16:39, 8 January 2013 (UTC)

Fixed. Masatoshitalk 19:51, 8 January 2013 (UTC)

Not "versions"!

Just to point out - it's been made clear in the Pokémon Direct that X and Y are the first two main series games without "Version" in their titles. In other words, they are not "Pokémon X Version and Pokémon Y Version", but "Pokémon X and Pokémon Y". Could this page please be edited to reflect this departure? NP Chilla (talk) 17:36, 8 January 2013 (UTC)

This shows them as X Version and Y Version, so it still follows the tradition, even if unofficially. For now we won't be changing it. Masatoshitalk 19:51, 8 January 2013 (UTC)


it says they were released as a pair Pikachu Bros. (talk) 19:09, 8 January 2013 (UTC)

Fixed. Masatoshitalk 19:51, 8 January 2013 (UTC)

With this confirmation...

that means that Generation V is the first Generation that does not have a solitary version? - unsigned comment from Deruffy (talkcontribs)

Don't count your chickens before they hatch. Considering that they made sequels instead of third version, we can't be sure about anything. Marked +-+-+ (talk) 20:48, 8 January 2013 (UTC)

Region inspiration

"The new region draws inspiration from France" should probably be changed to "The new region appears to draw inspiration from France" until we've seen more of it. There might well just be an Eiffel Tower replica plunked into a PokeCalifornia or something. Yamiidenryuu (talk) 21:24, 8 January 2013 (UTC)

I agree with you on this point. It's honestly too soon to be jumping to conclusions. --Pokemaster97 21:42, 8 January 2013 (UTC)
I think, if I were being really pedantic, even "Appears to draw inspiration from France" could be a little misleading, because it makes it sound like it'll all be France. There are deserts in the trailer, how many deserts does France have? That's more quintessentially Spanish. I'd say the new region "appears to have drawn inspiration from European landmarks, such as the Eiffel Tower in France." But even then, European landmarks is conjecture. Relatively safe conjecture, but still, minefield!! Only thing we can really say is that there's a tower in it that looks a bit French. How do you translate that into Bulbapese? Constantmotion (talk) 00:42, 9 January 2013 (UTC)
Actually, I just watched the trailer back, and the moment where Pikachu shoots lightning across the world, you can see it originates somewhere in Europe. I found this interesting, and given this conversation, an observation perhaps to be worth noting. Rassilon of Old (Talk - Contribs) 01:13, 9 January 2013 (UTC)

reveal time.

Can we say this generation has the fastest reveal time after a game of the previous generation was released?Deoxys80 (talk) 01:02, 9 January 2013 (UTC)

"3 new"?

Shouldn't the sidebar say 5 new? They may not be named, but the legendaries shown certainly count as separate, new Pokémon. - unsigned comment from Gadvac (talkcontribs)

It's based on how many Pokémon articles are in the Gen VI category. The Legendary Pokémon don't currently have names, so it's impossible to create an article for them. Jo the Marten ಠ_ಠ 02:46, 9 January 2013 (UTC)

They were recently revealed with the deer-like Pokémon being Xerneas and the bird-like Pokémon being Yvetal.

No images?

Can we get some images of the new overworld/battle system in the gallery, or is there a page where they already exist? -Wohdin (talk) 05:13, 9 January 2013 (UTC)

They're on Pokémon X and Y Versions. --SnorlaxMonster 05:14, 9 January 2013 (UTC)

Xerneas and Yveltal

Names of the X and Y mascots just confirmed: NP Chilla (talk) 14:16, 9 January 2013 (UTC)

"Nintendo of America has revealed the names of the two Legendary Pokemon which will feature in the forthcoming Pokemon X and Pokemon Y for the Nintendo 3DS. The Pokemon X Legendary is called Xerneas, which is pronounced Zurr-nee-us. The Pokemon Y mascot is called Yveltal, which is pronounced ee-vell-tall."

Genetic Generation?

Even ignoring that it would be a reference to 3D axes if there were a Pokémon Z, the selling point of this generation is that it is the first generation to be 3D in every sense of the word. I think that's how people will remember this gen, so I thought we would be calling it the 3D generation, similar to how Generation III was called the Advance Generation. X and Y don't have special meaning in genetics outside of sex chromosomes. Even without a Pokémon Z I'd say it's more a reference to the mathematical variables that are used to establish two different things, than to genetics. Like how Black and White are used as metaphors for things that are opposite. That was actually my first reaction when I found out the names of the games, as "Pokémon X and Y" could be used as a term to refer to paired versions in general. Well, what I'm saying is that I would call it the 3D generation. Feel free to disagree, but it would be better than "Genetic Generation". TorchicBlaziken (talkedits) 15:48, 9 January 2013 (UTC)

I agree to an extent - while it is possible it's to do with genetics, it's a bit of a stretch to call it Genetic Generation at such an early point in conception. Also, it does seem a bit less likely for it to be genetics (after all, if it truly were about sex chromosomes, it should be XX and XY, not X and Y. My first thoughts personally were co-ordinates, but that could be wrong, too). Either way, as a wiki, speculation shouldn't be added as fact, right? Thus, "Genetic Generation" should be moved until there is hard evidence that the X and Y do, in fact, represent sex genes. LordSchmee (talk) 16:00, 9 January 2013 (UTC)
Do not forget that Generation IV is already called the 3D generation (even though this Generation is gonna be more 3D than Gen IV) and that there's a small string of DNA in the Japanese logo's of the Games. ☼ BlazingFist ☼ 16:04, 9 January 2013 (UTC)
Well, I guess if there's already a 3D generation we'll just have to leave it until people actually start calling this generation something or Bulbapedia calling it genetic generation carries over to people calling it that, whichever comes first. At least I know why it's called that here now. TorchicBlaziken (talkedits) 16:26, 9 January 2013 (UTC)
Who comes up with these names anyway? I've only ever heard of "Advanced Generation" (which was used in promotion). Everything else seems to be made up. --Dorsal Axe (talk) 16:22, 9 January 2013 (UTC)
I don't think gen VI should be called genetic generation without confirmation. The names of the previous generations had some relation to (at least) the primary paired versions. For e.g., gen II was Metal Generation(Gold and Silver). So the name should have some relation the primary paired versions.Auraguardian197 17:22, 9 January 2013 (UTC)