Pokémon X and Y beta

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Like previous major releases, especially those that set a new generation, Pokémon X and Y went through multiple development stages, many of which included several elements that were eventually dropped or revised before the games' release. Some of these components can still be found within their internal data.

Pre-release

Route 3

A pre-release screenshot of Route 3 depicts the route with a different camera angle, a different trainer, and lacking the big tree on the left side near the lake.

Lumiose City

A pre-release screenshot of Estival Avenue in Lumiose City shows the Lumi Cab in a different spot.

Parfum Palace

A pre-release screenshot of the bridge in the courtyard of Parfum Palace depicts the bridge as very long and thin, whereas in the final version it is long and has a thick gold part underneath the bridge.

Coumarine Gym

A pre-release image of Coumarine Gym shows the ledges the players jumps onto ropes as being the same color green as the rest of the floor, but in the final version the ledges are a darker green. In addition, the log that the rope is attached to sticks out further than it does in the final version.

Shiny Gogoat

Pre-release footage of X and Y showed a Shiny Gogoat. Gogoat's Shiny coloration was drastically altered in the final release.

Oblivion Wing

A pre-release image of Oblivion Wing shows the beam of energy as being pure red in color, compared to the final version which has two burgundy-colored streaks inside the beam with some red.

Anistar Gym

A pre-release screenshot of the Anistar Gym shows a Gym guide who is a young man with light brown hair, a necktie, and brown shoes. In the final version, however, the Gym guide is an adult man with dark brown hair, suspenders, and dark-colored shoes. In addition, the Gym floor, furniture, and statues sport notably different color schemes than in the final version.

Gardevoir and Fairy Wind

The E3 trailer for Pokémon X and Y showed a wild Gardevoir using Fairy Wind on a Hydreigon. In the final game, neither Gardevoir nor its pre-evolutions could learn this move.

Gallery

Post-release

Eternal Flower Floette

AZ's Floette, the Eternal Flower Floette, exists as an alternate form of Floette in the game's data, but it is not obtainable in-game and has not yet been distributed. In addition to Floette's regular moveset, it learns the otherwise unused Fairy-type move Light of Ruin at level 50. It cannot evolve, and it is in the Undiscovered Egg Group. The Eternal Flower Floette's base stats are higher than that of a normal Floette, its base stat total being 1 less than that of Florges. It has a base experience yield of 243.

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
74
134 - 181 258 - 352
65
63 - 128 121 - 251
67
64 - 130 125 - 256
125
117 - 194 229 - 383
128
119 - 198 234 - 390
92
87 - 158 170 - 311
Total:
551
Other Pokémon with this total
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and (if applicable) a hindering nature.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and (if applicable) a helpful nature.

Items

Main article: List of unobtainable items → In Generation VI

Five unused items exist in the internal data of X and Y.

Moves

Three unused moves exist in the data of the Generation VI games. No legally obtainable Pokémon can learn them, and no Pokémon were ever distributed knowing the move. Thousand Arrows and Thousand Waves can be learned by Zygarde starting from Generation VII in Pokémon Sun and Moon via Zygarde Cube.

# Name Type Category PP Power Accuracy
614 Thousand Arrows Ground Physical 10 90 100%
615 Thousand Waves Ground Physical 10 90 100%
617 Light of Ruin Fairy Special 5 140 90%

Trainer classes

Unused Trainer classes are present in the internal data of the games.

Hidden Abilities

Some Pokémon are programmed to have Hidden Abilities in Generation VI, but cannot legally obtain them. These Abilities may have been distributed in a later generation or are currently still not obtainable.

# Pokémon Types First Ability Second Ability Hidden Ability
Raikou Raikou Electric Electric Pressure None Volt Absorb
Entei Entei Fire Fire Pressure None Flash Fire
Suicune Suicune Water Water Pressure None Water Absorb
Heatran Heatran Fire Steel Flash Fire None Flame Body
Please note that this is only 100% accurate to Generation VIII games.
  • For Generation III games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation IV or later and Hidden Abilities.
  • For Generation IV games, ignore Hidden Abilities.
  • For Generation V games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation VI or later.
  • For Generation VI games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation VII or later.
  • For Generation VII games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation VIII or later.

Shiny Pokémon

Every Pokémon in the game are programmed to have a Shiny variant, but some of them cannot be obtained legally. These Shiny Pokémon may have been distributed in a later generation or are currently still not obtainable.

#   Pokémon Type
251 251 Celebi Psychic Grass
494 494 Victini Psychic Fire
647 647 Keldeo
Ordinary Form
Water Fighting
648 648 Meloetta
Aria Forme
Normal Psychic
718 718 Zygarde Dragon Ground
720 720 Hoopa
Confined
Psychic Ghost
721 721 Volcanion Fire Water

Battle Maison

In the internal text file for the Battle Maison, there are 12 complete sets of unused text strings for the top three competitors from the World Championships. They may have been intended to be used as part of an event like the World Championships Tournament in Pokémon Black 2 and White 2. For each ranking, there are two variant sets of dialogue, with each set also having a variant using masculine and feminine pronouns and language.

Place Male Female
Before battle Being defeated If the player is defeated Before battle Being defeated If the player is defeated
1st I'll show you what it takes to be a world champion! If you've managed to beat me, then that makes you the strongest Trainer in the world! Now do you understand what it means to be the strongest in the world? How about I show you the strength that won at Pokémon World Championships? If you beat me, that means that you're strong enough to win the Pokémon World Championships! Now do you understand the strength you'd face if you went to the Pokémon World Championships?
Even a Pokémon World Champion like me gets nervous before battles, you know! What a strong opponent... This is what makes battling so much fun, though! It looks like my careful battling strategies still won out in the end! Even a Pokémon World Champion like me gets nervous before battles, you know! What a strong opponent... This is what makes battling so much fun, though! It looks like my careful battling strategies still won out in the end!
2nd Watch out! I'm going to show you what a runner-up from the Pokémon World Championships can do! To beat me, the second strongest Trainer in the world...! Did you think that being number two in the world would make me a pushover? Think again! Watch out! I'm going to show you what a runner-up from the Pokémon World Championships can do! To beat me, the second strongest Trainer in the world...! Did you think that being number two in the world would make me a pushover? Think again!
I'll take you on in battle, even though I did place second at the Pokémon World Championships! So there are still even stronger Trainers out in the wide world! Did you get to feel it? The power of a second-place winner from the Pokémon World Championships? I'll take you on in battle, even though I did place second at the Pokémon World Championships! So, there are still even stronger Trainers out in the wide world! Did you get to feel it? The power of a second-place winner from the Pokémon World Championships?
3rd You want to battle with me, the third-place winner from the Pokémon World Championships? You've got the kind of strength that will take you wherever you want in the world! That's right! I won't be defeated that easily! You want to battle with me, the third-place winner from the Pokémon World Championships? You've got the kind of strength that will take you wherever you want in the world! That's right! I won't be defeated that easily!
Haven't you ever thought that you'd like to know how strong a third-place winner from the Pokémon World Championships is? To lose in a battle where I was being serious! You're strong enough to face the world's best! It looks like I came out on top—not just in luck, but in real strength, too! Haven't you ever thought that you'd like to know how strong a third-place winner from the Pokémon World Championships is? To lose in a battle where I was being serious! You're strong enough to face the world's best! It looks like I came out on top—not just in luck, but in real strength, too!

References



Beta versions of Pokémon games
Generation I
Red and GreenYellow
Generation II
Gold and SilverCrystal
Generation III
Ruby and SapphireFireRed and LeafGreenEmeraldColosseumXD
Generation IV
Diamond and PearlPlatinumHeartGold and SoulSilver
Generation V
Black and WhiteBlack 2 and White 2
Generation VI
X and YOmega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
Generation VII
Sun and Moon
Unreleased
Pokémon Picross

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