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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



Main series


Mega Evolutions

Primal Reversions

Promotional Pictures

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