Pokemon X and Y Update and Discussion Thread

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#1 Posted by sonictrainer (15186 posts) -

In today's "Pokemon Direct," 2 new 3DS games for Pokemon Generation 6 were revealed.

They will be released internationally this year in October.

Video Link:http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=4bIrWryFc7A

EDIT 1: Changed the Thread Title

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#2 Posted by ANIMEguy10034 (4946 posts) -

The Sixth Generation is Here!

Pokemon X/Y


~NEW POKEMON~

-Mascots-

Xerneas

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Yveltal

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-Starters-

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#3 Posted by ANIMEguy10034 (4946 posts) -

~Full 3D World and Battles!~
(and roller blades!)

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A New Region to Explore!

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#5 Posted by nintendoboy16 (31693 posts) -

 This is so sex. The female main character design is the best in series.funsohng
Wierdly enough, these games are named after sex chromosomes. :shock:

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#6 Posted by ShuichiChamp24 (5014 posts) -

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Was worth the hype.

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#7 Posted by ANIMEguy10034 (4946 posts) -
Was worth the hype.ShuichiChamp24
Indeed. *nods*
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#8 Posted by trugs26 (7250 posts) -

I'm hyped!

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#9 Posted by ShuichiChamp24 (5014 posts) -

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Will put the water starter later.

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#10 Posted by game-ster23 (17328 posts) -

Big fan of the 3D gameplay as well as the fire starter. I was hoping for a sequel to Pokemon Snap, but this will do.

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#11 Posted by Pikminmaniac (10911 posts) -

Wow! Those battle visuals look quite nice if I say so myself.... Like unbelieveably good. are they seriously going to have like 700 3d animated character models that look that good?

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#12 Posted by MrNuttyboh (137 posts) -

Im seeing a lot of negativity already for this game. I personally am pretty excited for it

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#13 Posted by moltenix (2487 posts) -

Words can't even describe how hyped I am! :shock::D

I can't wait to see how they utilize Streetpass and Spotpass in this. As much as I loved the Black and White titles, the local connection features they forced into that were just silly.

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#14 Posted by Pixel-Perfect (5778 posts) -

WORLDWIDE RELEASE! I've been waiting quite a while to hear that!

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#15 Posted by turtlethetaffer (18399 posts) -

I have mixed reactions...

The Good: LOVE the new 3D artstyIe. Looks like a mixture of Dragon Quest IX (with the heavy cel shading) and Final Fantasy 4 Heroes of light. (With the kinda super deformed characters.)

the Bad: I hope they change more than just the 2d graphics. Personally, I am feeling burnt out on Pokemon. I recieved White 2 for Christmas and having another full fledged Pokemon game literally a year later seems far too redundant to me. Not to mention we literally just had a new generation two years ago. I hope this doesn't become a trend... I like a little downtime to really enjoy each game in its entirety before moving on to the next.

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#16 Posted by moltenix (2487 posts) -

Btw, my favorite new starter is Chespin! :D

Just PLEASE don't be a repeat of poor Snivy...

Oh and Fennekin better not evolve into a you-know-what type. :roll:

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#17 Posted by zassimick (9695 posts) -
Looks great. The games will definitely have a different feel than the other games with the switch; I hope it isn't too drastic of a change. Can't wait for October to come now. :D
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#18 Posted by Minishdriveby (10520 posts) -

I take back everything I said about a 3D game loosing the charm of the 2D titles. THe artstyle Gamefreak used is amazing. I love the Cell shading and it retains the charm of the sprites in a certain way. I'm fully on board with this game now. 2013 is now finally shaping up the 3DS to what I always wanted it to be; I finally have some amazing games to buy too.

Animal Crossing

Fire Emblem

Pokemon

I've never been this enthused about this system. Plus the starters and legendary pokemon look better than Gen V. I'm hoping they don't make it as linear as Gen V. Cannot wait for gen VI!

Also the Biology major in me loves the XY naming.

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#19 Posted by funsohng (29048 posts) -

I have mixed reactions...

The Good: LOVE the new 3D artstyIe. Looks like a mixture of Dragon Quest IX (with the heavy cel shading) and Final Fantasy 4 Heroes of light. (With the kinda super deformed characters.)

the Bad: I hope they change more than just the 2d graphics. Personally, I am feeling burnt out on Pokemon. I recieved White 2 for Christmas and having another full fledged Pokemon game literally a year later seems far too redundant to me. Not to mention we literally just had a new generation two years ago. I hope this doesn't become a trend... I like a little downtime to really enjoy each game in its entirety before moving on to the next.

turtlethetaffer
It's 3 year for Japan, and that's only a year early from the normal 4 year cycle.
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#20 Posted by Rod90 (7266 posts) -
Nothing will erase the smile on my face for the whole week.
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#21 Posted by rubber-chicken (2076 posts) -
While it's ridiculous that they're pumping out another gen so soon (mainly because they just had to rush Black and White onto the DS...), I am beyond excited for this. This is exactly the kind of Pokemon game I've been looking forward to for a long time!!
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#22 Posted by MonsieurX (35446 posts) -


~NEW POKEMON~

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ANIMEguy10034

Princess Mononoke anyone?

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#23 Posted by Minishdriveby (10520 posts) -

[QUOTE="ANIMEguy10034"]


~NEW POKEMON~

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MonsieurX

Princess Mononoke anyone?

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Agreed. Arceus' designed also reminded me of it, but this one's more so.

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#24 Posted by yokofox33 (30774 posts) -

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Was worth the hype.

ShuichiChamp24

Looks like the deer god from Princess Mononoke.

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#25 Posted by Jaysonguy (39269 posts) -

Looks like garbage

You can really tell how much Nintendo skimped on the 3DS hardware when you look at those visuals

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#26 Posted by Nintendo_Ownes7 (30917 posts) -

Btw, my favorite new starter is Chespin! :D

Just PLEASE don't be a repeat of poor Snivy...

Oh and Fennekin better not evolve into a you-know-what type. :roll:

moltenix

Fennekin used Psychic in one video so it appears that all of them might have a second type, Chespin will probably be Grass/Fighting, Fennekin will probably be Fire/Psychic, and Froakie is probably Water/Dark.

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#27 Posted by nintendoboy16 (31693 posts) -

Looks like garbage

You can really tell how much Nintendo skimped on the 3DS hardware when you look at those visuals

Jaysonguy
Nevermind the fact that it's a GAME FREAK developed game?
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#28 Posted by Jaysonguy (39269 posts) -

[QUOTE="Jaysonguy"]

Looks like garbage

You can really tell how much Nintendo skimped on the 3DS hardware when you look at those visuals

nintendoboy16

Nevermind the fact that it's a GAME FREAK developed game?

I expect better from them

Unless you think that all their games look like crap

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#29 Posted by Nuck81 (6561 posts) -
Serious Question from a Non Pokemon player. Why do they release two versions? Whats the Difference?
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#30 Posted by KBFloYd (16188 posts) -

Serious Question from a Non Pokemon player. Why do they release two versions? Whats the Difference?Nuck81

personally...they did it with their first pokemon gameon gameboy and made millions and now its tradition and money...

someone know the real reason?

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#31 Posted by KBFloYd (16188 posts) -

platforming in a pokemon game?

Just take my money nintendo lol

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#32 Posted by Nintendo_Ownes7 (30917 posts) -

Serious Question from a Non Pokemon player. Why do they release two versions? Whats the Difference?Nuck81
They have different Pokemon that are only found in 1 version of the game so that you have to have a friend or purchase both games so you can get all the Pokemon.

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#33 Posted by KBFloYd (16188 posts) -

[QUOTE="Nuck81"]Serious Question from a Non Pokemon player. Why do they release two versions? Whats the Difference?Nintendo_Ownes7

They have different Pokemon that are only found in 1 version of the game so that you have to have a friend or purchase both games so you can get all the Pokemon.

ah...

it's to encourage trading between people..

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#34 Posted by Padrepride (601 posts) -

I am really disappointed that they showed a battle of the water starter beating up a magikarp. On behalf of magikarps everywhere, this sort of negative stereotype of our great species limits the job opportunities and fundamental liberties that should be granted equally to all pokemon throughout the world.

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#35 Posted by sweeten16 (2872 posts) -
I haven't touched pokemon since ruby, yes a long time ago. I think I will give this a try.
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#36 Posted by mikeyMKII (754 posts) -

Well at least it's actually a 3DS game(s).

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#37 Posted by NaveedLife (17179 posts) -

3D and more importantly, actually fun to watch attack animations (hopefully not just for a few attacks) make this way more interesting than past ones. I will keep an eye on this to see if it will be my return to pokemon.

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#38 Posted by Defy_The_Fallen (621 posts) -

Amazing. Truly amazing. The only flaw I can find is that October is so far away...

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#39 Posted by metroidfood (11175 posts) -

Pokemon XX and XY look cool but I just don't know if fully 3D animated breeding is a good idea.

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#40 Posted by Kocelot (816 posts) -

[QUOTE="Nuck81"]Serious Question from a Non Pokemon player. Why do they release two versions? Whats the Difference?KBFloYd

personally...they did it with their first pokemon gameon gameboy and made millions and now its tradition and money...

someone know the real reason?

they have 2 different versions to encourage cooperative play and trading with others. Anyways, im still amazed at how stupid some ppl are that ask why its not being made for the regular DS. Seriously, that thing is OUTDATED. It's time to take a step forward and not another step back. It was bound to happen and Nintendo isn't going to cater to you who are not going out of their way to finally purchase a 3DS. If you can't save or make 200$ USD in 9 months, that would be the person's fault.
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#41 Posted by Jaysonguy (39269 posts) -

[QUOTE="KBFloYd"]

[QUOTE="Nuck81"]Serious Question from a Non Pokemon player. Why do they release two versions? Whats the Difference?Kocelot

personally...they did it with their first pokemon gameon gameboy and made millions and now its tradition and money...

someone know the real reason?

they have 2 different versions to encourage cooperative play and trading with others. Anyways, im still amazed at how stupid some ppl are that ask why its not being made for the regular DS. Seriously, that thing is OUTDATED. It's time to take a step forward and not another step back. It was bound to happen and Nintendo isn't going to cater to you who are not going out of their way to finally purchase a 3DS. If you can't save or make 200$ USD in 9 months, that would be the person's fault.

Are you kidding me? Do you see those screens?

The game is pure crap with nothing that can't be done on the DS, the only thing is going to be gimmicky 3D that no one will use.

This is a complete fail if the game comes out looking like this.

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#42 Posted by Minishdriveby (10520 posts) -
blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blahJaysonguy
I don't care about the graphics the art style is nice and makes the pokemon 3D models look good without making them bland like 3D models from other 3D pokemon games. I'm more interested in the new pokemon and region than the graphics. I wouldn't even care if the game was still in 2D to be honest.
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#43 Posted by Kocelot (816 posts) -

[QUOTE="Kocelot"][QUOTE="KBFloYd"]

personally...they did it with their first pokemon gameon gameboy and made millions and now its tradition and money...

someone know the real reason?

Jaysonguy

they have 2 different versions to encourage cooperative play and trading with others. Anyways, im still amazed at how stupid some ppl are that ask why its not being made for the regular DS. Seriously, that thing is OUTDATED. It's time to take a step forward and not another step back. It was bound to happen and Nintendo isn't going to cater to you who are not going out of their way to finally purchase a 3DS. If you can't save or make 200$ USD in 9 months, that would be the person's fault.

Are you kidding me? Do you see those screens?

The game is pure crap with nothing that can't be done on the DS, the only thing is going to be gimmicky 3D that no one will use.

This is a complete fail if the game comes out looking like this.

"I DON'T LIKE CHANGE!"

How else would they have done it without completely redoing the entire franchise?

Clearly, you must have the most experience in Game Development here.

Lol..

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#44 Posted by IAmNot_fun (3336 posts) -
D'awww People still care about jaysonguy
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#45 Posted by metroidfood (11175 posts) -

D'awww People still care about jaysonguyIAmNot_fun

If you add this:

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to your AdBlock filters it's like he's not even there!

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#46 Posted by elbert_b_23 (8247 posts) -
best news in ages i was annoyed when they i found out black and white 2 were ds games and not 3ds games so i have been happy dancing all day
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#47 Posted by campzor (34932 posts) -
best year in gaming, ever!! Im dead serious as well. Along with everything else coming out... this is probably my favourite game which is coming out this year.. ive been WAITING for a DECADE for a full 3d pokemon game....and this is the best news possible. The graphics seem a bit underwhelming though..i mean that wont really bother me as i'll love it either way...but i was expecting something better, considering how powerful the 3ds is.
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#48 Posted by superbuuman (4988 posts) -

They could have & should have done better with visuals, Im sure they can have new Pokemons, new regions & a much better visuals (then what had been shown). We have seen what 3DS is capable off..expected better from it.

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#49 Posted by ANIMEguy10034 (4946 posts) -

The only thing bothering me about XY is how some areas look too empty and flat.

For example:

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It may be part of GameFreak's devious plan of leaving room for improvement for future games. Just look at how much the visuals were improved from Diamond and Pearl to Black and White.

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#50 Posted by Rod90 (7266 posts) -

I am really disappointed that they showed a battle of the water starter beating up a magikarp. On behalf of magikarps everywhere, this sort of negative stereotype of our great species limits the job opportunities and fundamental liberties that should be granted equally to all pokemon throughout the world.

Padrepride
I agree completely my good man.