On June 11th, 2013's Nintendo Direct, Satoru Iwata revealed that Pokémon X and Y has added a new Fairy-type (フェアリータイプ in Japanese) which is super effective against Dragon types. It was also revealed that Sylveon, Gardevoir, Jigglypuff and Marill are Fairy-type Pokémon. Sylveon can use the move Moonblast (ムーンフォース in Japanese), while Gardevoir can use the move Fairy Wind (ようせいのかぜ in Japanese). Pokémon X and Y will be released worldwide on October 12th, 2013. They are also working on a way to transfer Pokémon from the DS titles to X and Y.
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Two new Pokémon were also revealed: Vivillon (ビビヨン Vivillon in Japanese) and Noivern (オンバーン Onvern in Japanese). The Bug and Flying-type Pokémon Vivillon uses its wings to scatter its scales or create a strong wind to attack. Vivillon is said to have a secret hidden in the colorful decorative pattern on its wings.
Noivern is extremely combative toward anything that wanders too close to it. It flies through even the darkest nights using ultrasonic waves it emits from its ears. This Pokémon loves fruit, and feeding it fruit will keep it calm. Noivern can use the move Boomburst (ばくおんぱ in Japanese).
Height: 3' 11" Weight: 37.5 lbs.
Height: 1' 08" Weight 13.2 lbs.
A new feature called Pokémon-amie (ポケパルレ Poké-parler in Japanese) allows players to interact with their Pokémon. Players can pet them, feed them and make faces. Players can use Pokémon-Amie at any time to play with the Pokémon that are on their team. Players need to play with them over and over to learn their preferred way of being cared for. Treat them well to make them feel loved. Treat them badly and they may show their displeasure!
The more players interact with their Pokémon, the friendlier they will become. Friendly Pokémon may perform better in battle and maybe other good things will happen, too!
When the very first Pokémon games launched, there were 15 Pokémon types. Then Dark and Steel types made their debut with the arrival of Pokémon Gold Version and Pokémon Silver Version.
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Now, more than 10 years later, a new chapter in Pokémon battling history is about to unfold with the Fairy type! You've already met the first Fairy-type Pokémon...Sylveon!
There are also Pokémon from previous Pokémon games that will be reclassified as Fairy-type Pokémon. They may look the same, but the strategies you'll choose and the way you use these Pokémon in battle will be unlike ever before!
Fairy Type Matchups
How Fairy-type Pokémon and moves will fit into the battle landscape has yet to be fully revealed. But it is known that Fairy-type moves are super effective against Dragon-type Pokémon! Until Pokémon X and Pokémon Y, Dragon-type Pokémon had only two weaknesses: Ice-type moves and Dragon-type moves. The new Fairy type changes the balance in a big way!
BELLEVUE, WA—June 11, 2013—Kicking off exciting Pokémon activity at E3, the Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles, The Pokémon Company International and Nintendo announced today that the Pokémon X and Pokémon Y video games will launch worldwide on Saturday, October 12, 2013 exclusively for the Nintendo 3DS system. The simultaneous worldwide release of Pokémon X and Pokémon Y will allow new and veteran Pokémon fans around the globe the opportunity to battle and trade never-before-seen Pokémon and past favorites with each other immediately.
Also confirmed today is that the newly discovered Pokémon Sylveon is in fact a brand-new type: a Fairy-type Pokémon. The first new type to be introduced in a Pokémon video game in over a decade, Fairy-type Pokémon like Sylveon and their Fairy-type moves will be super effective against Dragon-type Pokémon! Prior to Pokémon X and Pokémon Y, only Dragon-type and Ice-type moves were super effective against Dragon-type Pokémon. Fairy-type Pokémon will include not only newly discovered Pokémon like Sylveon, but also Pokémon from past titles like Gardevoir, Marill, and Jigglypuff, which will be reclassified as Fairy-type Pokémon in Pokémon X and Pokémon Y. Fairy-type Pokémon, the 18th Pokémon type, will add a new dimension and strategy to battling in the new games.
More details about Sylveon, plus two never-before-seen Pokémon, have been revealed today:
· The Fairy-type Sylveon is an Intertwining Pokémon that can manipulate its ribbonlike feelers at will and can emit from them an aura that can calm people and other Pokémon. It often wraps these feelers around the arm of its Trainer as it walks behind him or her. Sylveon can learnMoonblast, a new Fairy-type move debuting in Pokémon X and Pokémon Y. Moonblast calls on the power of the moon to attack an opposing Pokémon. This move can be very powerful and also lowers the opposing Pokémon’s Attack stat.
· The Sound Wave Pokémon Noivern is a Flying- and Dragon-type Pokémon that is extremely combative and will attack anything that wanders too close to it. Flying through the dark night with ease, Noivern uses the ultrasonic waves it emits from its ears to attack. These waves are so strong they can reduce large boulders to small pebbles. A new Normal-type move in Pokémon X and Pokémon Y that perfectly suits Noivern isBoomburst. This move emits an explosive sound wave that attacks all surrounding Pokémon with the resulting energy. But beware—Boomburst will also strike any nearby allies, so consider the situation and your team’s types before using it!
· Pokémon X and Pokémon Y will introduce the new Bug- and Flying-type Pokémon Vivillon. It’s said there’s a secret behind the colorful decorative pattern on Vivillon’s wings, which it uses to scatter its scales or create a strong wind to attack. Vivillon can learn Struggle Bug, a Bug-type move that lowers the Special Attack of any opposing Pokémon it hits, so the move not only causes damage but also reduces the damage inflicted on Vivillon from certain moves during battle.
Pokémon X and Pokémon Y will also allow players to interact with their Pokémon in a whole new way with Pokémon-Amie. Playing and interacting with Pokémon that are in your team by using the Nintendo 3DS system’s Touch Screen will build a stronger bond with them. Building this special bond with your Pokémon in Pokémon-Amie will only help players in their future battles.
Seven Languages in One!
Players of Pokémon X and Pokémon Y will be able to select from seven different languages at the beginning of the game. In previous games in the main Pokémon series, players were limited to using just one language. Now you can play in English, Japanese, Korean, Spanish, French, German, or Italian! Once a player select a language, they won't be able to change languages again during gameplay.
Connect across the World with Player Search System (PSS)!
Pokémon X and Pokémon Y introduces a new way to connect and play with other Trainers at any time with the new Player Search System (PSS), which allows players to find other people playing Pokémon X and Pokémon Y! Players connect to other players nearby or around the world through the Internet. You can even communicate with players you've never had any contact with before. Player just need to tap on the icon and trading and battling can be initiated.
One of a players Pokémon must take on multiple foes at once now in the new Horde Encounters. Attacks that can hit multiple targets at once are important in battles like these now. Battles can be up to 5 on 1 now.
Pokémon X and Pokémon Y now has dedicated aerial battles between Pokémon! Only Pokémon that can fly are eligible for Sky Battles.
A special Nintendo Developer Roundtable for Pokémon X and Y took place on June 11th, 2013. Game Freak Director Junichi Masuda and The Pokémon Company International President Tsunekazu Ishihara were both in attendance. The event was live tweeted by the Official Pokémon Twitter account. One of the interesting tweets indicated there are over 800,000 Japanese characters in the game, which translates to 1.4 million words in English. Below are the new Pokémon that were revealed at this roundtable event.
Talonflame is an evolved form of the recently announced Fletchling, Talonflame is a Fire and Flying-type Pokémon that gains a whole new level of speed and firepower. It dives at foes, and then attacks with devastating kicks.
Clauncher is easily recognizable by the oversized claw on one of its arms. This useful claw can seize prey and shoot water at others as a projectile!
Disguised by its shape, Skrelp pretends to be a piece of seaweed. When prey gets too close, Skrelp bathes it in poison to keep it from struggling.
Height: 1' 08" Weight: 18.3 lbs.
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Height: 3' 11" Weight: 54.0 lbs.
Nintendo’s Developer Roundtable at E3 - Press Release
POKÉMON VIDEO GAME DIRECTOR REVEALS NEW BATTLE SCENARIOS AND NEW WAYS TO CONNECT IN POKÉMON X AND POKÉMON Y
More Brand-New Pokémon Also Introduced at Nintendo’s Developer Roundtable at E3
BELLEVUE, WA—June 11, 2013—Junichi Masuda, Director at GAME FREAK inc., joined Tsunekazu Ishihara, President and CEO of The Pokémon Company, at Nintendo’s Developer Roundtable at E3 on Tuesday evening in Los Angeles to discuss Pokémon history and share new features debuting in the Pokémon X and Pokémon Y video games when they launch worldwide October 12, 2013 exclusively for the Nintendo 3DS system. Mr. Masuda revealed a new communication feature debuting in Pokémon X and Pokémon Y—Player Search System or PSS. He also showcased two new battle scenarios players will come across when exploring the Kalos region—Horde Encounters and Sky Battles. These new ways to battle will require Pokémon Trainers to plan accordingly and build a Pokémon party that can withstand a multitude of Pokémon or take on flying Pokémon high in the sky.
The PSS allows players to connect, battle, and trade with other players nearby and around the world. The PSS makes it easy to find other people playing Pokémon X or Pokémon Y near you or even on the other side of the world. When the new communication feature is on, the PSS alerts players when someone nearby is playing Pokémon X or Pokémon Y and gives you the option to battle or trade with them wirelessly. Players with a wireless Internet connection can also connect with Pokémon X and Pokémon Y players anywhere in the world via the PSS, making it easy to battle or trade with others close by or thousands of miles away.
When Pokémon like Houndour, Axew, Tauros, and Miltank appear en masse in the wild in Pokémon X and Pokémon Y, players will be facing a Horde Encounter. In past Pokémon titles, Pokémon battles have always involved the same number of Pokémon on both sides, like a regular one-on-one match or a Triple Battle. Horde Encounters take battling to a new, intense level that forces a player to battle against multiple wild Pokémon that attack all at once—with only a single Pokémon on the player’s side. Players will need to ensure their Pokémon has moves that can attack multiple Pokémon at once or they may quickly find themselves on the losing end of the battle.
Select Trainers you encounter in Pokémon X and Pokémon Y will challenge players to Sky Battles—fierce battles that take the action high above ground. While players traverse the Kalos region, Trainers standing high on cliffs or in other distant places will want to battle, but players can only participate if they have certain Pokémon in their party that can fly. The Sky Battle is a visually stunning battle scenario and an exciting new addition to Pokémon video games.
Never-before-seen Pokémon made their debut at Nintendo’s Developer Roundtable at E3:
An evolved form of the recently announced Fletchling, Talonflame, is a Fire- and Flying-type Pokémon that gains a whole new level of speed and firepower. Reaching speeds of up to 310 mph when diving for its prey, Talonflame can attack its foes with devastating kicks while embers spew from its body as it zooms through the sky. Talonflame knows Brave Bird, one of the strongest Flying-type moves. Use Brave Bird carefully, though, because the incredible strength of this move also does damage to the user.
The Water Gun Pokémon Clauncher uses its one oversized claw not only to seize prey but also to shoot condensed water at others as a projectile. This capability is so intense that it can crack a boulder! A Water-type Pokémon, Clauncher can also use its giant claw to crush opponents with the powerful Water-type move Crabhammer, which is more likely to land a critical hit. Critical hits against opposing Pokémon will do twice the usual damage.
Some would say that the Poison- and Water-type Pokémon Skrelp appears to be nothing more than a rotting piece of kelp, but don’t let its appearance fool you. Using its unique look to its benefit, Skrelp pretends to be a piece of seaweed, and when prey wander past it, Skrelp bathes them in poison so they can’t struggle when it attacks. Skrelp uses the Poison-type move Sludge Bomb, a move that can leave opposing Pokémon poisoned. A poisoned Pokémon will slowly take damage over the length of a battle.
It was also revealed that Pokémon X and Pokémon Y are the first Pokémon titles that allow players the choice to play the game in one of seven languages: English, Japanese, French, Italian, German, Korean, or Spanish.
Pokémon X and Pokémon Y will carry a suggested retail price of $39.99.
July Corocoro 2013
Images from the latest Corocoro magazine are also available which announced a lot more details about Pokémon X and Pokémon Y.
Sana (サナ) - The character that follows the player in the forest early in the trailer
Pansy (パンジー) - Will appear in the anime with a Gogoat and Helioptile on July 18th, 2013
Viola (Biora ビオラ) is the first Gym Leader in Hakudan City (ハクダンシティ)
Vivillon's pre-evolutions have been revealed as Kofukimushi (コフキムシ) and Kofuurai (コフーライ)
Shishiko (シシコ) is a Lion Cub Pokémon. It is a Fire/Normal-type and can learn the move Battle Cry (おたけび). It is 0.6m in height and weighs 13.5kg.
Furabebe (フラベベ) is the Lone Flower Pokémon. It is a Fairy-type and knows the move Fairy Wind (ようせいのかぜ). It is 0.1m in height and weighs 0.1kg.
The starting town is called Asame Town (アサメタウン). Sana, Tieruno (チエルノ) and Toroba (トロバ) are all starting out at the same time.