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Generation VI
Pokémon X and Pokémon Y Logo's
Logo's of X and Y
Debut JN October 12, 2013
EN October 12, 2013
Pokémon 721 (72 new)
Region Kalos
Date Ended JN November 18, 2016
EN November 18, 2016
Game Information
Main Game(s): X and Y
Remake(s): Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
Storage games: Bank
Battle Arena Games: None yet

Generation VI (Japanese: 第6世代 Dai Roku-sedai) is the first generation of the Pokémon series to be exclusively 3D and overall sixth generation of main series game. It was announced on January 8, 2013 with announcement of Pokémon X and Y. This generation started with Pokémon X and Y in 2013 and following with Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire in 2014. This generation features a new region called Kalos, inspired by France, and the return of the Hoenn region.

This generation bring 72 new kinds of Pokémon in the Kalos region with 8 new legendaries.

Chronologically, X, Y, Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire take place in a different timeline due to Mega Evolution existing in these games.


Mega Evolution

Generation VI comes with a new way of evolving known as Mega Evolution, which grants some Pokémon an extra stage of evolution. A special stone and item is required for this purpose. Several Pokémon from each generation can have this as evolution.

3D Movement

Pokémon games followed 2D movement with 4 directions up to Generation V. In generation VI, this feature is expanded to 8 directions of up, down, left, right, upper left, upper right, lower left, and lower right.


Generation VI comes with total of 72 new Pokémon thus expanding the Pokédex to total of 721 Pokémon. The National Pokédex now ends with Volcanion.

Legendary Pokémon

Generation VI owns seven new legendary Pokémon including Xerneas, Yveltal, Diancie, Zygarde, Hoopa, and Volcanion, as well as one that has yet to be confirmed officially.


This is the first time since Generation II that a new type is introduced. In this case, it is the Fairy type. Xerneas holds the record of being first fairy-type legendary Pokémon.

Gym Leaders

Elite Four


  • It is the first generation to feature remakes in 3D.
  • Generation VI introduced the least Pokémon than any other generation with only 72 Pokémon.
    • Along with Generation V, it also has the least amount of Pokémon with a Mega Evolution at 1, which is ironic as this generation brought Mega Evolution.
  • Generation VI is the only generation that does not have:
    • A new bug/poison Pokémon
    • A Gym Leader or Elite Four member specializing in ghost Pokémon
    • A new type of Poké Ball
    • A Department Store
    • A trio of Legendary Pokémon that aren't Version Mascot Pokémon
    • A third version or sequel to the first games of the generation
  • This is the first generation to have games made for mobile devices. This includes "Pokémon TCG Online", "Camp Pokémon", and the most well known mobile game, Pokémon GO.
  • This is the first generation to drop the name "Version" from the name of its games.
  • This is the first generation to have all starter Pokémon. In Pokémon X and Y, one gets the Kalos starters and the Kanto (Red, Green and Blue) starters. In Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, one gets the Hoenn, Sinnoh (Diamond and Pearl), Johto (Gold and Silver), and Unova (Black and White).
  • Since the first generation, there have been third versions and as of Generation V, a sequel. However, unlike them, this generation doesn't feature a third version or sequel.
  • The word filter also returns in this generation, however the word filter in this generation works the same as that on the Global Trading System in Generation V: if the word is contained, it is censored entirely, making it less easier to evade. There are exceptions to this however, such as the censor on "kill", whereas adding the letter S before it makes it "skill". There are more words added to this filter, and the words banned depend on whether one has the version updates or not installed on the 3DS console. This filter also detects using the space character between letters in attempt to evade the filter. Some words however have other words that are contained within the same offending category that are not censored as well, and if trying to enter any of the words on the banlist, the game will tell "You can't enter that word". The banlist is mostly based on the Nintendo 3DS censors.


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Mega Evolutions

Primal Reversions

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