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Pokémon X
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Pokémon X's boxart, featuring Xerneas
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Pokémon Y's boxart, featuring Yveltal
Basic info
Platform: Nintendo 3DS
Category: RPG
Players: 1-4 players simultaneous
Connectivity: 3DS Wireless, StreetPass, SpotPass, Nintendo Network, IR
Developer: Game Freak
Publisher: Nintendo/The Pokémon Company
Part of: Generation VI core series
GSRR: 6+
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]
Hong Kong: October 12, 2013[6]
Taiwan: October 12, 2013[7]
Japanese: Official Japanese site
English: Pokémon.com
Nintendo.com (Pokémon X)
Nintendo.com (Pokémon Y)
Official English site
Japanese boxart
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Pokémon X Japanese boxart
Y JP boxart.png
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 Kalos region.

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


Spoiler warning: this article may contain major plot or ending details.

The game begins with the player waking up in their bedroom in their hometown. After being encouraged by their mother to talk to their neighbor — Serena, if the player is male, or Calem, if the player is female — the player learns that Professor Sycamore has a request for five kids: the player, their rival, Shauna, Trevor, and Tierno. In Aquacorde Town, to fulfill this request, the player chooses a first partner Pokémon: Fennekin, Froakie, or Chespin. Shauna will then choose the Pokémon that is weak to the player's first partner Pokémon and Serena/Calem will take the Pokémon that is strong against the player's first partner Pokémon, in traditional rival fashion. Trevor presents the player with a Pokédex. After getting a send-off from their mother in Vaniville Town, the player travels along Routes 2 and 3 and through Santalune Forest. Upon arrival in Santalune City, the player receives the Roller Skates in front of the Santalune Gym, where the player defeats the Gym Leader, Viola, and receives the Bug Badge. Viola's sister, Alexa, points the way to Route 4.

As the player reaches the gate to Lumiose City, they meet Sina and Dexio, who introduce the new Fairy type. When the player first reaches Lumiose City, they cannot do much because of a power outage. They go to Professor Sycamore's lab, and soon the rest of their friends arrive. Sycamore allows each of them, including the player, to pick a Kanto first partner Pokémon. On the player's way out, they see Dexio with Lysandre talking about the potential the Professor's pupils have. Lysandre says he desires a beautiful world and leaves the building. The friends come to the player thereafter, with Tierno directing the player to Café Soleil and Camphrier Town. In Café Soleil, Lysandre is talking to Diantha, an established Kalos actress. He asks her if she wants to remain young and beautiful forever, but she dismisses the question and says that she looks forward to playing more roles as she gets older. After Lysandre leaves, she tells the player that she is a Trainer and looks forward to battling them in the future.

The player continues on through Route 5 to Camphrier Town, running into Korrina and her Lucario along the way. On Route 7, a sleeping Snorlax can be found blocking the way. After being directed to the Parfum Palace, the player and Shauna will help find the owner's lost Furfrou before being invited to watch the fireworks show and being given the Poké Flute. The player returns to Route 7 to wake the Snorlax and unblock the path to reach Connecting Cave. A boulder in the cave forces the player to take a side exit to the cliff part of Route 8, where they receive the Coastal Kalos Pokédex. The player then arrives in Ambrette Town. Shauna recommends visiting Glittering Cave, east of Route 9, to search for more Pokémon. The player rides a Rhyhorn on Route 9 before entering Glittering Cave. Inside Glittering Cave, the player and Calem/Serena encounter Team Flare for the first time and rescues a Scientist.

The player crosses the coastal part of Route 8 to Cyllage City, where defeating Gym Leader Grant earns the player the Cliff Badge. Continuing on, the player encounters more Team Flare Grunts on Route 10 and meets Korrina again while passing through Geosenge Town. She tells the player that Lucario can sense something in the player's aura. Past Route 11 and Reflection Cave, the player arrives in Shalour City and receives a message over the Holo Caster to visit Gurkinn, the Mega Evolution expert, in the Tower of Mastery. Gurkinn tells the player and their friends about Mega Evolution, which requires a Mega Stone, Mega Ring, and a special bond between the Trainer and Pokémon. Unfortunately, Gurkinn only has one Mega Ring to give. The friends decide the player should get it, and Korrina will tell them to come to her Gym and defeat her first. After she is defeated, she awards the Rumble Badge and, after a second battle at the top of the Tower of Mastery, gives the player the Mega Ring and a Lucario holding the Lucarionite. The player heads for Coumarine City by way of Route 12. There, the player challenges Ramos at the Coumarine Gym. After earning the Plant Badge, the player heads to Route 13 and receives the Mountain Kalos Pokédex from Sina and Dexio.

The player cannot enter Lumiose City from Route 13 because of the power outage in the city, so they instead visit the route's Power Plant, where they encounter Team Flare again. After defeating Aliana, a scientist for Team Flare, the power to Lumiose City is restored. At Prism Tower, Clemont will invite the player to battle him. After his defeat, he will awards the Voltage Badge. The player then travels to Laverre City by way of Route 14. After the player earns the Fairy Badge from Gym Leader Valerie, they and Calem/Serena encounter Team Flare again at the Poké Ball Factory. Defeating Celosia and Bryony drives away the villainous team. When the player arrives at Dendemille Town via Routes 15 or 16, Professor Sycamore and his aides will discuss the legend of Xerneas or Yveltal. The player cannot head to Anistar City because the Mamoswine needed to navigate Route 17 is gone, so the player finds it at Frost Cavern, concerned about Team Flare's interference. The player must defeat Mable to make Team Flare retreat, save an Abomasnow, and calm the Mamoswine so the player can travel to Anistar City. There, the player earns the Psychic Badge from Olympia.

After the player leaves the Anistar Gym, Lysandre will reveal over the Holo Caster his plans to use the ultimate weapon. To stop him, the player travels to Lysandre Labs and defeat him and the four female scientists. The player discovers that Lysandre has imprisoned AZ. He tells the story of how he used the ultimate weapon to revive his Floette and then used it to end the war 3,000 years ago. Lysandre promises that if the player defeats Xerosic, he will turn off the ultimate weapon, but Xerosic turns the weapon on remotely and unleashes it in Geosenge Town. At the Team Flare Secret HQ there, Lysandre tells of his plans to eradicate all Pokémon and people who do not agree with his ideals. After the player defeats him and his admins and catches the Legendary Pokémon, Lysandre will try to use the remaining energy in the weapon for his selfish goals, but is instead only caught in the destruction it wreaks.

The player travels through Route 18, Couriway Town, and Route 19 to Snowbelle City, where the Gym Leader, Wulfric, is missing. To find him, the player navigates Route 20 to get to the Pokémon Village. Wulfric explains that the Pokémon there were once abused. Wulfric returns to the Snowbelle Gym and rewards the player with the Iceberg Badge for defeating him. With the final Badge in hand, the player heads through Route 21 to Victory Road and the Pokémon League, where they defeat Fire-type specialist Malva, Steel-type specialist Wikstrom, Dragon-type specialist Drasna, Water-type specialist Siebold, and Champion Diantha. After the player enters the Hall of Fame, Sycamore organizes a parade for the player. During the parade, AZ asks the player for a battle. Afterward, AZ says he finally knows what it means to be a Trainer again, and his Floette appears from the sky and is reunited with him.

During the post-game, Professor Sycamore gives the player a TMV Pass, which allows them to travel to Kiloude City. After visiting the Battle Maison facility, the player meets Serena/Calem, who tells them that Professor Sycamore wants to meet them in Anistar City. Upon touching the sundial in Anistar, the player becomes able to locate Mega Stones around Kalos.

Re-entering Lumiose City, the player receives a Holo Caster message, inviting them to the Looker Bureau, a recently established detective agency in the city. The message's sender and the head of the bureau, Looker, hires the player to work with him to solve crimes around Lumiose City. While doing their work, the player and Looker encounter an orphan girl named Emma, whom Looker takes under his wing. Soon after, a Pokémon thief starts terrorizing the citizens of Lumiose. The player and Looker set up an ambush for the thief, during which Looker recognizes the thief, Essentia, as Emma. From Malva, the player learns that Xerosic is the culprit behind Emma's odd behavior. The player returns to Lysandre Labs, where they learn that Xerosic has been controlling Emma with one of his inventions, the Expansion Suit, and battle Emma repeatedly until Xerosic finally surrenders and frees Emma from the mind control. Looker subsequently reveals to the player and Emma that he's a member of the International Police, leaving to escort Xerosic to his trial while making Emma the new head of the Looker Bureau. Xerosic, in turn, leaves the Expansion Suit and his Pokémon with Emma to allow her to continue protecting Lumiose City as Essentia.


The next evolution in Pokémon!

New Pokémon!
Explosive 3D battles!
Explore a majestic new region!
New Features: Pokémon-Amie and Super Training!
Connect instantly with players all over the world!


3D compatible gameplay

Unlike previous games in the main series, Pokémon X and Y feature a three dimensional style of gameplay, and 3D modeled cel-shaded characters and creatures are used, rather than sprites like has always been done in the main series. Stereoscopic 3D can be used in Single Battles, cutscenes, specific areas, and under some special circumstances; otherwise, stereoscopic 3D is not usable. The battle system is aesthetically overhauled, featuring more lively reactions to the attacks, such as when a Pokémon is being hit.

Name changes

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 eight-directional grid, allowing diagonal movement, as opposed to the four-way grid in previous games.

The player now has the ability to rollerskate 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.

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, the player's Pokémon must withstand attacks from all five of the opposing Pokémon each turn.

Super Training

Main article: Super Training

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

Fairy 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 is now 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 most other main series titles. 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 Malva (Fire), Siebold (Water), Wikstrom (Steel), and Drasna (Dragon). 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

72 new Pokémon were introduced for X and Y, bringing the known total from 649 to 721.

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

Mega Evolution

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.

Version-exclusive Pokémon

0120 Staryu Staryu
0121 Starmie Starmie
Water Psychic
0228 Houndour Houndour
Dark Fire
0229 Houndoom Houndoom
Dark Fire
0304 Aron Aron
Steel Rock
0305 Lairon Lairon
Steel Rock
0306 Aggron Aggron
Steel Rock
0345 Lileep Lileep
Rock Grass
0346 Cradily Cradily
Rock Grass
0347 Anorith Anorith
Rock Bug
0348 Armaldo Armaldo
Rock Bug
0692 Clauncher Clauncher
0693 Clawitzer Clawitzer
0716 Xerneas Xerneas
0138 Omanyte Omanyte
Rock Water
0139 Omastar Omastar
Rock Water
0140 Kabuto Kabuto
Rock Water
0141 Kabutops Kabutops
Rock Water
0309 Electrike Electrike
0310 Manectric Manectric
0690 Skrelp Skrelp
Poison Water
0691 Dragalge Dragalge
Poison Dragon
0717 Yveltal Yveltal
Dark Flying

These Pokémon are version-exclusive in the main story. However, they can be accessed in the Friend Safari during the post-game, regardless of version chosen.

0127 Pinsir Pinsir
0261 Poochyena Poochyena
0262 Mightyena Mightyena
0539 Sawk Sawk
0684 Swirlix Swirlix
0685 Slurpuff Slurpuff
0090 Shellder Shellder
0091 Cloyster Cloyster
Water Ice
0214 Heracross Heracross
Bug Fighting
0246 Larvitar Larvitar
Rock Ground
0247 Pupitar Pupitar
Rock Ground
0248 Tyranitar Tyranitar
Rock Dark
0509 Purrloin Purrloin
0510 Liepard Liepard
0538 Throh Throh
0682 Spritzee Spritzee
0683 Aromatisse Aromatisse
Exclusive Mega Stones
0006 Charizard Charizard
Mega Charizard X
Fire Dragon Dream Charizardite X Sprite.png
0127 Pinsir Pinsir
Mega Pinsir
Bug Flying Dream Pinsirite Sprite.png
0150 Mewtwo Mewtwo
Mega Mewtwo X
Psychic Fighting Dream Mewtwonite X Sprite.png
0248 Tyranitar Tyranitar
Mega Tyranitar
Rock Dark Dream Tyranitarite Sprite.png
0310 Manectric Manectric
Mega Manectric
Electric Dream Manectite Sprite.png
0006 Charizard Charizard
Mega Charizard Y
Fire Flying Dream Charizardite Y Sprite.png
0150 Mewtwo Mewtwo
Mega Mewtwo Y
Psychic Dream Mewtwonite Y Sprite.png
0214 Heracross Heracross
Mega Heracross
Bug Fighting Dream Heracronite Sprite.png
0229 Houndoom Houndoom
Mega Houndoom
Dark Fire Dream Houndoominite Sprite.png
0306 Aggron Aggron
Mega Aggron
Steel Dream Aggronite Sprite.png

Updated cries

Many Pokémon introduced prior to Pokémon X and Y received newer, more realistic cries upon its release.


Pokémon X and Y can connect with the Pokémon Global Link website. They are mostly compatible with Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, with the exception of alternate forms, Mega Evolutions, moves, or Abilities introduced in those games, which cannot be traded to or used in battle with X and Y. The games are also able to communicate with Pokémon Bank, which allows the storage of Pokémon. Through Pokémon Bank and Poké Transporter, X and Y are able to communicate indirectly with games from Generations V and VII.

Localization changes

  • In the Japanese versions of Pokémon X, Y, Omega Ruby, and Alpha Sapphire, a music box version of the "Happy Birthday to You" music theme plays the first time when the player enters a Pokémon Center in their current birthday. This music theme starts playing during the cutscene when the Pokémon Center lady says happy birthday to the player, and keeps playing after the cutscene is over. In subsequent visits during the current birthday, this music theme is replaced by "Happy Birthday from the Pokémon Center!", a rendition of the regular "Pokémon Center" theme in a music box style as well.
    • In international versions, "Happy Birthday to You" is not heard. Instead, "Happy Birthday from the Pokémon Center!" plays in all visits during the player's birthday.
  • Psychic Robert, found on Route 10, makes a reference to Dragon Ball Z in the English dialogue: "Wow! You and your Pokémon’s power levels are incredible! They’re over 9,000 for sure!"
    • In all other language versions, he does not mention any specific power level number like in English. Instead, he simply remarks that the player's Pokémon have high energy levels.
  • A male Rising Star on Route 21 says that his Pokémon's nickname is "Sepultura" (Japanese: セパルトラ; Korean: 세파르트라) in the English, Japanese, and Korean versions. This word means "grave" (burying place) in Spanish.
    • This nickname was changed to "Ash Ketchum" in the Spanish version, "Misty" in the German version, and "Wockerjab" in the French version. In the Italian version, he instead says, "A battle a day keeps the doctor away!" (Italian: Una lotta al giorno toglie il medico di torno!), a pun on the expression "An apple a day keeps the doctor away!"


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Pokémon X and Y hold a rating of 87%[9] and 88%,[10] respectively, on Metacritic, which makes Pokémon X and Y the highest rated Pokémon games to date. Gaming magazine Famitsu gave Pokémon X and Y a score of 39 out of 40.[11] IGN rated the games an "Amazing" 9.0/10,[12] praising their animation, characters, and multiplayer functionality, giving the same score as Pokémon Black and White. Kotaku summarized Pokémon X and Y simply as "Pokémon X And Y Is Everything You Wanted Pokémon To Be As A Kid" and praised Mega Evolutions, Pokémon-Amie and customizable appearance.[13]


The games sold more than four million copies during their first weekend on sale.[14][15] In the fiscal year of their release, they sold 12.26 million units.[16] As of March 31, 2024, Pokémon X and Y have sold 16.73 million copies worldwide, making these the second highest selling games on the Nintendo 3DS after Mario Kart 7.[17]

Japanese sales

Pokémon X and Y sold 1,866,570 units on their first week on the Japanese market, being 961,003 from Pokémon X and 905,567 from Pokémon Y, with a sell-through of 83.30% and 78.23% respectively.[18] By January 3, 2021, the end of their 378th week, they had sold 4,247,847 copies, being 2,245,721 from Pokémon X and 2,002,126 from Pokémon Y.[19]

Week Week ending Ranking Units sold Total units sold
1 October 13, 2013 1st 1,866,570 1,866,570
2 October 20, 2013 1st 473,151 2,339,721
3 October 27, 2013 1st 229,402 2,569,124
4 November 3, 2013 1st 162,347 2,731,470
5 November 10, 2013 2nd 115,630 2,847,101
6 November 17, 2013 5th 82,705 2,929,806
7 November 24, 2013 4th 72,932 3,002,738
8 December 1, 2013 2nd 86,391 3,089,129
9 December 8, 2013 3rd 111,790 3,200,919
10 December 15, 2013 2nd 159,244 3,360,163
11 December 22, 2013 2nd 212,666 3,572,829
12 December 29, 2013 4th 153,767 3,726,596
13 January 5, 2014 2nd 109,350 3,835,946
14 January 12, 2014 3rd 34,179 3,870,125
15 January 19, 2014 3rd 23,600 3,893,725
16 January 26, 2014 9th 16,933 3,910,658
17 February 2, 2014 10th 14,950 3,925,609
18 February 9, 2014 10th 11,963 3,937,571
19 February 16, 2014 10th 12,750 3,950,322
20 February 23, 2014 16th 11,302 3,961,624
64 December 28, 2014 - - 4,171,158
117 January 3, 2016 - - 4,212,493
169 January 1, 2017 - - 4,236,309
221 December 31, 2017 - - 4,245,222
273 December 30, 2018 - - 4,247,167
325 December 29, 2019 - - 4,247,672
378 January 3, 2021 - - 4,247,847


Main article: Staff of Pokémon X and Y


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 and Y), Hitomi Satō, Minako Adachi, and Junichi Masuda. Pokémon X and 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 and Y.

Version history

Version Release date Official changelog More information
1.0 October 12, 2013 N/A Initial release
1.1 October 25, 2013
  • Prevents the occurrence of a rare issue in which players are unable to resume playing after saving their game in certain areas of Lumiose City. More info Players already affected by this issue will also be able to resume playing normally after downloading and installing this update data.
Fix for the Lumiose City save glitch.
  • Prevents errors which sometimes occur when using certain functions of the GTS (a feature allowing players all around the world to exchange Pokémon).
Fix for the GTS filter error.
1.2 December 12, 2013
  • Fixes an occasional bug causing Pokémon not to learn new moves after evolving through Wonder Trade.
Fix for the Wonder Trade evolution learnset glitch.
  • Fixes an occasional bug where certain captions for Trainer PR Videos were not unlocked in Lumiose City.
Fix for the Trainer PR Videos glitch.
  • Updates an Internet communication issue.
Encrypts battling and trading communications. This prevents the use of cheating programs such as Instacheck and Battle Analyzer, which intercept online traffic and read information such as Pokémon data and the opponent's decisions. As such, this patch is required to connect to the Nintendo Network in-game (unlike the previous patch).
1.3 October 26, 2014
  • General bug fixes
  • Adjustments have been made to make a more fun gaming experience.
Fixed Poké Ball animation oversight and Vivillon Friend Safari glitch.
1.4 April 1, 2015
  • Adjustments have been made for an improved gaming experience.
Initially caused the game to crash in battles between international players in Battle Spot Random Matchup, but no longer does after Battle Spot server was modified to display nicknames in such battles.
1.5 April 23, 2015
  • Fixes an issue to enhance the user's experience and enjoyment.


See also: Pokémon X and Y beta
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According to Junichi Masuda on November 18, 2013, X and Y were in development for 3.5 years and involved more than 500 people, including localization staff.[20]


The demo version of Pokémon X and Y were playable at several events worldwide prior to the games' release.


In the Pokémon X demo, the player is Calem (named Xavier or エックス in Japanese); in the Pokémon Y demo, the player is Serena (named Yvonne or ワイ in Japanese). The player starts with a random Kalos first partner Pokémon, Helioptile, and Sylveon; all 3 Pokémon are at level 30 and have a random gender, and have a regular chance of being Shiny. The player starts off the demo with 10 Poké Balls, which they can use to catch the wild Pokémon that appear. The player also starts off with 5 Potions, 5 Hyper Potions, 5 Paralyze Heals, and 5 Awakenings in the bag. 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 a modified version of Route 4, 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. A wild Pikachu will appear as soon as the player steps into the tall grass for the first time.

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 (Serena in X demo or Calem in Y demo). If the player interacts with them, they will challenge the player to a battle. They have the first partner Pokémon that is super effective against the player's and a Gabite.

Past the fountain is a field of red and yellow flowers, in which wild Pokémon can be encountered. A Fletchling is walking around in one of the patches of red flowers. Past the field of flowers are two hedge mazes on the left and right, each containing a Litleo and a Marill walking around; if the player interacts with one of these Pokémon, it will cry.

Shauna is standing around in the north general area. If the player interacts with Shauna, she will challenge the player to a battle. Shauna has the first partner Pokémon with a type disadvantage to the player's. Tierno is standing in the northwest and Trevor in the northeast. If the player talks to Tierno, he will dance; if the player talks to Trevor, he will comment that people want to know more about Pokémon.

Past these mazes is Professor Sycamore standing in front of a gate. After a certain amount of time has passed, the player will be warped to Sycamore, and he will immediately talk to the player; it is also possible to simply talk to him before this time. He will give the player a level 100 Mewtwo holding a Mewtwonite Y; the player loses access to their other Pokémon at this point. He then challenges the player to a battle with his own level 100 Crobat, Chandelure, and Dragonite.



Title screens



  • These games are named after the x and y-axes of the Cartesian coordinate system.[27]
  • Although Game Freak released Pokémon X for the Nintendo 3DS in 2013, the tentative title (unconfirmed to be a codename for Crystal) for a game similar to the Japanese version of Pokémon Crystal with planned support to connect to a mobile phone and set for an April 2000 release was also Pocket Monsters X (ポケットモンスターX), according to multiple sources such as an Asahi Shimbun news article from December 1999.[28] The game was postponed until 2001 due to the planned release of the Game Boy Advance.[29] The article mentions an adapter for linking a Game Boy to a mobile phone, with the datacenter server used for the feature being hosted by Kyocera in Kyoto.
  • 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 Nintendo-published physical games to be released on the same date worldwide.
  • These Pokémon games have the shortest names using only one letter each (X and Y).
  • These are the only core series games in which there are no additional trading requirements, other than having at least two Pokémon in the party.
  • These are the first core series games not to have an introduction prior to the title screen. Instead, the introduction plays after the title screen animation.
  • These are the first core series which introduced a new region but also feature Legendary Pokémon from previous generations available without trades, transfers or events.
  • The Japanese and Korean logos for X and Y include the Mega Evolution sigil.

In other languages

Language Title
Japan Flag.png Japanese ポケットモンスター X・Y
Chinese Cantonese 精靈寶可夢 X/Y
Mandarin 精靈寶可夢 X/Y
精灵宝可梦 X/Y
Denmark Flag.png Danish Pokémon X og Y
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Pokémon X en Y
Finland Flag.png Finnish Pokémon X ja Y
France Flag.png French Pokémon X et Y
Germany Flag.png German Pokémon X und Y
Italy Flag.png Italian Pokémon X e Y
South Korea Flag.png Korean 포켓몬스터 X・Y
Norway Flag.png Norwegian Pokémon X og Y
Portugal Flag.png Portuguese Pokémon X e Y
Spain Flag.png Spanish Pokémon X y Y
Sweden Flag.png Swedish Pokémon X och Y

See also

External links


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