Five new Pokemon and new details announced for Pokemon X and Y

The Pokemon Company unveils five new Pokemon and various new gameplay details for upcoming 3DS RPG.

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The Pokemon Company has announced five new Pokemon for the upcoming Pokemon X and Y, along with new details about the game's new Kalos region.

Pokemon X and Y's Team Flare

The new Pokemon are called Pangoro, Inkay, Malamar, Swirlix, and Spritzee, with the latter two exclusive to either Pokemon X or Pokemon Y.

Spritzee is a Fairy type Pokemon that can only be caught in Pokemon Y, who emits a fragrance that can enchant other Pokemon. Spritzee can also learn the move Aromatheraphy, which can remove status afflictions from allied Pokemon.

Swirlix, on the other hand, can only be caught in Pokemon X and can drain HP from enemy Pokemon as well as ensure that allied Pokemon can't fall asleep during battles.

Fighting and Dark type Pangoro, who evolves from Pancham, is also new. Pangoro has a powerful Hammer Arm attack, and chews on a leaf which can predict the moves of its opponents. Inkay is a Dark and Psychic Pokemon who later evolves in Malamar.

Alongside the new Pokemon, Pokemon X and Y will also feature a new villainous group called Team Flare, a new Professor--Augustine Sycamore--and a new called called O-Powers. These new powers, which can be shared among players, offer benefits like increased experience or making it easier to catch wild Pokemon.

Pokemon X and Y will also feature a tool called Wonder Trade, which allows players to instantly trade one of their Pokemon for a random Pokemon offered on the market by another player.

The Pokemon Company also announced that the previously announced Pokemon Clauncher and Skrelp can only be caught in Pokemon X and Y respectively.

Pokemon X and Pokemon Y will be released for 3DS on October 12.

Discussion

173 comments
Yamakoichi
Yamakoichi

These games and their pokemon just keep getting lamer and lamer, yet I still cannot wait to give them my money!

gino_pachino
gino_pachino

make a pkm stadium to the wii u and that it i will buy a wii u instead of a ps4


Solace427
Solace427

With each new detail they release, I want these versions more and more.

DeFiLeDTitan
DeFiLeDTitan

lol, team flare... do they have a team flaming or team sparkle yet?

Shadowmax889
Shadowmax889

A lot of genwuners here! 

Pokemon is only for handhelds it's freaking "poket monters" it was designed around handhelds mecanics. Console games are spinnof but never main games and no it wont be awsome, because of the core mecanics of the game that only work in the portable format.

This gen is going to be awsome.


slimskelter
slimskelter

No Chinpokomon will ever trump that of Alabama Man.

TirOrah
TirOrah

Augustine Sycamore? Are we getting another female Professor to give us our first Pokemon? Sweet! I loved Juniper, despite the turd-shaped haircut.

Actually let me take this moment to say one thing: Pokemon games SUCK AT HAIRCUTS. Okay? I mean let's look at the (very much not) original Team "Flare" (I bet the next Team will be called Team Ultima). Their outfit looks bright and glaring to me, sure, but their hairstyle looks RIDICULOUS! Seriously. 

And why don't I go ahead and mention the crazy hairstyles of the protagonists for Black And White 1 & 2? I mean they must always wear some sort of hat, it's a rule, but at this point the hair is just poofing out from everywhere. 

Still, hoping this will be a game worth picking up. Also hoping for a female protagonist to choose, that doesn't have a flower motif or a skirt. >< Hilda looked awesome...please bring back that awesomeness. I'll take the very short shorts over B&W 2's female character any day.

edgewalker16
edgewalker16

Pokemon has become extraordinarily dumb since they hit 252.

KittyHeart
KittyHeart

pokemon creators need to stop stealing ideas and similar names from digimon...  -_-

rushiosan
rushiosan

Team flare... once again, so original -.-

baszzer
baszzer

The only franchise which defined life to me.

Maui_Lion
Maui_Lion

Pangoro looks seriously cool.  He's definitely going to be in my lineup.  I finally got my hands on White 2 a couple months back, and pre-ordered X as well.  Looking forward to it!

krystyla
krystyla

Make Charizard into a dragon ffs...

They should make dualtypes either simpler or be able to open the weakness chart on the 3ds screen during combat.

alpha_unit97
alpha_unit97

They should have called it magic type, but who cares? Its something new for once!

RatedSTARZ
RatedSTARZ

This game is gonna be awesome :). Can't wait to see what kind of battle music it'll have :D. Pokemon games are always known for having epic battle music


ziqi92
ziqi92

Seriously can't wait! Getting X Version!

alastor529
alastor529

I have honestly never been this excited for a Pokemon game in more than 5 years now!
Pearl&diamond were ok,  Black & white were boring to me, I didn't even finish black 2 and white 2. traded them in.

This game looks like a massive improvement from past games on the handhelds.

SoraKH2_Mau
SoraKH2_Mau

OMG Salamence looks sooooooooo great with the new graphics!!

hella_epic
hella_epic

A pokemon game on the WiiU!! The sales of the WiiU will sky rocket. Come nintendo, do it already.

truegamer22
truegamer22

I have Pokemon Y pre-ordered,I have been playing the Pokemon games the same year they first came out and I can't wait for the new one

bgna8980
bgna8980

@DeFiLeDTitan Team Twilight?

DeFiLeDTitan
DeFiLeDTitan

@Shadowmax889 of course it would be awesome. Ever heard of final fantasy? there's your game mechanics. Ever played Fallout or elder scrolls? There's your gameplay style. It would be the greatest selling game of all time if they did it properly. Hell, pokemon stadium was fun. If it had open world gameplay or even played like the handheld games, it would have been amazing

modernrow
modernrow

@slimskelter I think he comes with a beer bottle to crack open his wifes head in that episode

OldKye
OldKye

@TirOrah Your going to be really disappointed this is Japan remember lol Professor Augustine Sycamore is a really effeminate man with a terrible hair cut watch the video above.

bgna8980
bgna8980

@truegamer22 I bet you missed out on Chinpokomon. If you haven't played it, give it a shot, they cum in all sizes.

TirOrah
TirOrah

@OldKye Damn! Yeah, I ended up watching the video and saw him, but I was hoping he wasn't Augustine. XD I was in so much denial! Well the Japan thing is kind of true, but all these haircuts are 100% Pokemon. The fact that it's a Japanese franchise just made it much more likely. XD But thanks for telling me! (and breaking my heart)

modernrow
modernrow

@edgewalker16 I want an open world pokemon game in 3rd person where you are the trainer and the pokemon battle in real time

OldKye
OldKye

@Helios_Sun @KittyHeartThe Digimon electronic toy came out in 1995 one year before Pokemon came out in 1996.  However Pokemon fad as we know it really didn't start tell the anime was released in 1997, Digimon didn't get a anime tell 1999 so 2 years later at which point obvious marketing copying was inevitable.

In the end? Digimon came before Pokemon but the idea to try to make it into a "Pokemon Like" marketing hit was thought of after Pokemon, and they used a older IP.

So yes and No.

ziqi92
ziqi92

@JoonKimDMD @ziqi92 It's just a habit of mine. Ever since 2nd gen, I've always bought the former title first. GSC --> I get Gold, RSE --> I get Ruby, etc.

truegamer22
truegamer22

@bgna8980 @truegamer22 Because of how popular    South Park was at the time,they should have made toy of chinpokomon that would have been funny

modernrow
modernrow

@Shadowmax889 @modernrow @edgewalker16  all im asking is a breath of fresh air from the same stale mechanics because I love pokemon and want it to continue. I want to get immersed even more heavily in the world. If you want to keep the mechanics fine but at least admit that and open world 3rd person rpg turn based pokemon game would rock

hXcShock
hXcShock

@Shadowmax889 @modernrow @edgewalker16 It's 100% possible to blend real time fighting with strategy, it would just require the devs to use their brains but why bother when they can pump out the same game and make a ton of money once again.

Shadowmax889
Shadowmax889

@modernrow @edgewalker16 that will defeat the purpose of the turn base strategy rpg type of game that pokemon is. 

With that the one who win is not the one that have the best strategy but the best at button smashing. it will transfor pokemon into a generic fighting game

OldKye
OldKye

@Helios_Sun @OldKye @KittyHeart No Tomagotchi came out a year after as well Digimon was actually the first(And they are both made by Bandai).  Tomagotchi was a bigger hit as a digital pet toy but never went the anime route.

Really there was probably some copying going on in all directions at the time.

abHS4L88
abHS4L88

@ziqi92 @JoonKimDMD 

This is going to be my first one, and I'm getting X because that legendary looks awesome, not really feeling the evil Lugia twin legendary XD

I wonder what the Z Pokemon is going to look like.