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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 Unknown
EN Unknown
Game Information
Main Game(s): X and Y
Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
Remakes: None
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 4th January 2013 with announcement of Pokémon X and Y. This generation started with Pokémon X and Y in 2013, following with Pokémon Omega Ruby & 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 a possible of 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 71 new Pokémon thus expanding the Pokédex to total of 720 Pokémon. The National Pokédex now ends with Hoopa.

Legendary Pokémon

Generation VI owns seven new legendaries including Xerneas, Yveltal, Diancie, Zygarde, Hoopa, and another one that has yet to be confirmed officially.

Fairy Type

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.


Main Series

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Mega Evolutions

Primal Reversions

Promotional Pictures

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  • It is the first generation to feature remakes in 3D.
  • Generation VI introduced the least Pokémon than any other generation with only 70 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
  • This is the first Generation to have games made for mobile devices. This includes "Pokémon TCG Online" and "Camp Pokémon".
  • 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 Pokemon. In Pokémon X and Y, you get the Kalos starters and the Kanto (Red, Blue) starters. In Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, you get the Hoenn, Sinnoh, Johto, and Unova.
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