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The sixth generation of Pokémon was announced with the reveal of {{g|X and Y}} on January 8, 2013. These games were released internationally in October of the same year; the [[XY series|tie-in anime series]] began airing one week later. Pokémon X and Y continued the established tradition of two paired games with slight variations between the two versions. Between them, these games introduced 72 new Pokémon species, 57 new moves, and 26 new Abilities. New gameplay advances were added, including a new battle mechanic called [[Mega Evolution]]. Among other changes, the games' [[type chart]] was modified for the first time since [[Generation II]], some twelve years earlier: {{t|Ghost}}- and {{type|Dark}} moves now have normal effectiveness against {{type|Steel}}s and a new {{t|Fairy}} type has been introduced.
 
The second pairing of games in Generation VI was announced on May 7, 2014. {{g|Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire}}, which are [[remakes]] of the [[Generation III|third-generation]] {{game|Ruby and Sapphire|s}}, were released worldwide for the Nintendo 3DS in November 2014.
 
The Generation VI games are not isolated from previous iterations and can communicate with the [[Generation V|fifth-generation]] games {{4v|Black|White|2}} through an online application known as [[Pokémon Bank]]. This feature, which is available for download from the Nintendo eShop, acts primarily as online storage for Pokémon species. It was first launched in Japan on December 25, 2013, although unexpectedly high demand forced it to close and relaunch the following January. International markets received the Pokémon Bank in February 2014. An extension of the Pokémon Bank called the [[Poké Transporter]] allows players to send Pokémon from their fifth-generation games to their X and Y cartridges via the cloud. Combining the Poké Transporter with the earlier [[Pal Park]] (from {{game5|Diamond|Pearl|Platinum|HeartGold|SoulSilver}}) and [[Poké Transfer]] (from Pokémon Black, White, Black 2, and White 2) allows players to transfer Pokémon from {{game5|Ruby|Sapphire|Emerald|FireRed|LeafGreen}} to their sixth-generation games.
** {{p|Pikachu}} receives a 10-point increase each in two of its base stats.
* Pokémon can now [[evolution|evolve]] after a battle even if they are knocked out or if the player lost.
* Pokémon obtained in Generation VI have a {{DL|origin markingmark|blue pentagon}} on their summary screen.
* The player can no longer [[feature registration|register]] screens, such as Pokédex entries.
* Various changes were made to the [[experience]] system:
===English title screens===
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| style="background: #{{x color light}}; {{roundytl|5px}}" | {{color2|{{x color dark}}|Pokémon X and Y|Pokémon X}}
| style="background: #{{y color light}}; {{roundytr|5px}}" | {{color2|{{y color dark}}|Pokémon X and Y|Pokémon Y}}
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{| class="roundy" style="margin:auto; text-align:center; background: #{{hoenn color dark}}; border: 5px solid #{{hoenn color}}"
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| style="background: #{{omega ruby color light}}; {{roundytl|5px}}" | {{color2|{{omega ruby color dark}}|Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire|Pokémon Omega Ruby}}
| style="background: #{{alpha sapphire color light}}; {{roundytr|5px}}" | {{color2|{{alpha sapphire color dark}}|Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire|Pokémon Alpha Sapphire}}
===Japanese title screens===
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| style="background: #{{x color light}}; {{roundytl|5px}}" | {{color2|{{x color dark}}|Pokémon X and Y|Pokémon X}}
| style="background: #{{y color light}}; {{roundytr|5px}}" | {{color2|{{y color dark}}|Pokémon X and Y|Pokémon Y}}
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{| class="roundy" style="margin:auto; text-align:center; background: #{{hoenn color dark}}; border: 5px solid #{{hoenn color}}"
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| style="background: #{{omega ruby color light}}; {{roundytl|5px}}" | {{color2|{{omega ruby color dark}}|Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire|Pokémon Omega Ruby}}
| style="background: #{{alpha sapphire color light}}; {{roundytr|5px}}" | {{color2|{{alpha sapphire color dark}}|Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire|Pokémon Alpha Sapphire}}
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