Latest gameplay trailer shows newest Pokémon
before October release
Pokémon Company International released a gameplay trailer, information on the games' Legendary Pokémon, and new character art. The trailer introduces five new Pokémon, Legendary Pokémon, and Professor Sycamore.
Xerneas, the cover Pokémon
for Pokémon X
, is of the new Fairy-type. Xerneas can use a unique move called Geomancy, which features rainbow-colored light that erupts from the earth around it. Xerneas also has the special Ability Fairy Aura, which naturally takes effect in battle, strengthening Fairy-type moves for all Pokémon
Yveltal, the cover Pokémon
for Pokémon Y
, is a Dark- and Flying-type. Yveltal is the only Pokémon
that can learn the move Oblivion Wing, which sends Yveltal flying high into the sky to release a powerful beam of red light that scorches the ground below. The Destruction Pokémon
's special Ability, Dark Aura, is a counterpoint to Fairy Aura, raising the strength of Dark-type moves for all Pokémon
Other newly announced Pokémon
include Fighting- and Dark-type Pangoro, the evolved
form of Pancham.
The Dark- and Psychic-type Pokémon
Inkay which can learn the new Dark-type move Topsy-Turvy, a tricky move that will reverse all of the stat changes that are affecting a target.
Malamar, the evolved form of Inkay, is also a Dark- and Psychic-type Pokémon
Swirlix is a Fairy-type Pokémon
exclusive to Pokémon X
. The Pokémon
comes with the ability Sweet Veil that keeps Pokémon
on the same team from being left asleep in battle and the new Fairy-type move Draining Kiss, which does damage to a target while also restoring some HP to the user.
Spritzee is a Fairy-type Pokémon
exclusive to Pokémon Y
Honedge is a Steel- and Ghost-type Pokémon
Litleo is a Fire- and Normal-type Pokémon
modeled after a lion cub.
Flabébé is a Fairy-type Pokémon
pictured atop a flower blossom.
Noivern is a Flying- and Dragon-type Pokémon
that looks similar to a bat.
Also introduced is the Pokémon scientist and mentor Professor Sycamore who will occasionally challenge the player to a Pokémon battle, the mysterious Team Flare, and Gym Leaders Clemont, Grant, Bonnie, and Viola.
Pokémon X & Pokémon Y will ship worldwide on October 12 on Nintendo 3DS. In Japan, you can buy either game pre-loaded on a SDHC card bundled with a limited-edition Nintendo 3DS XL in "Xerneas and Yveltal Blue" or (when bought at Pokémon Centers) "Premium Gold."
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