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Pokémon X
Pokemon X Version Boxart
Pokémon Y
Pokemon Y Version Boxart
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Game Information
Generation Generation VI
Players 1-4 players
Platform Nintendo 3DS
Developers Game Freak
Publishers Nintendo
The Pokémon Company
Release Dates
Japan October 12, 2013
North America October 12, 2013
Europe October 12, 2013 *
Australia October 12, 2013
South Korea October 12, 2013
Pokemon X JP
Pokémon X Japanese logo.
Pokemon Y JP
Pokémon Y Japanese logo.

'Pokémon X Version' (Japanese: ポケットモンスターX Pocket Monsters X Version) and 'Pokémon Y Version' (Japanese: ポケットモンスターY Pocket Monsters Y Version) are the first two games in Generation VI. Pokémon X Version and Pokémon Y Version are the first two Pokémon video games that comes in the main game series for the Nintendo 3DS. The video games were announced by current Nintendo president Satoru Shanequa Iwata  on January 8, 2013 on 11 AM GMT and 6 AM JST during a Pokémon Direct video on the Nintendo DS. These will be the first video games of the Pokémon series that will be released worldwide on the same day with exception of a few countries.



Pokémon X Version and Pokémon Y Version are the first two Pokémon games that are completely in a 3-dimensional style of gameplay on a handheld system. Each and everything has been changed since the release of previous Pokemon games. The sprites have been changed into 3D designed models from the characters to the Pokémon. The appearance of a Pokémon has also not been changed as seen in the trailer when the male protagonist was running through the grass and encountered a Pikachu.

System Enhancement

The battle system in video games also went under a 3-dimensional style. As seen in the trailer of the video game there were different Pokémon battles introduced. The attack of a Pokémon will be shown in a 3D style against another Pokémon. It will even show how the Pokémon will move when it's being attacked or vice versa by the opponent.

Shiny Encountering Odds Increased

The odds of encountering a shiny pokemon in 6th generation were increased from 1/8192 to 1/1000.

Wonder Trading

Wonder trading is a new feature in which players can put up a pokemon for wonder trade. Nintendo wfc will link you up with someone anywhere in the world. After Nintendo wfc completes the process. The Pokemon that someone put up will be sent to you! Note: You DO NOT know the pokemon you are getting.


Starter Pokémon

The trailer also shows off three new Pokémon which appear to be the Fire, Grass and Water starters .

  • Fennekin, a Fire: an orange, fox-looking Pokémon with flame-like fur emerging from its ears. Fennekin also shares its name and appearance with the Fennec Fox and a fire pokemon
  • Froakie, a Water: a blue, frog-looking Pokémon with a white puffball on its back a water pokemon
  • Chespin, a Grass : a brown, Erinaceidae-looking Pokémon with a spiked green hat, small arms and a small tail a grass pokemon


The two legendary Pokémon that are the mascots for Pokémon X Version and Pokémon Y Version have been officially named: Xerneas is deer-like with rainbow antlers, who is shaped like the letter X when it's legs are apart, while Yveltal bird-like avian of some sort, who is shaped like the letter Y. Yveltal symbolizes quetzalcoatl, the serpent god of the Aztec people.

List of New Pokémon

New Pokémon

Main article: Generation VI Pokémon

Generation VI introduced 69 new Pokémon reaching total of 718 Pokémon.

Mega Pokémon

Along with new Pokémon,Generation VI introduced Mega Evolutions of previous Pokémon.

Main article: Mega Pokémon

Pokémon Gallery

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Game Images

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  • The region's name is Kalos, inspired by the country France.
    • Interestingly, the two monuments showed in the trailer are in Île-de-France.
    • During the trailer of the video game, Pikachu is standing on the Eiffel Tower, and a structure resembling the Eiffel Tower is the centerpiece of the games' main city and hub in the aftergame, Lumiose City.
  • These are the first Pokémon titles that allow you to choose what colour the player character's bicycle is (yellow or green).
  • These are the first main Pokémon titles that uses single letters instead of using colors or materials for the sub-title.
  • These are the first two games to have their mascots' English names released before their Japanese names.
  • X and Y are used because they are both international letters for the world, since the game launches the same day all over the world.
  • This Generation is bound to bring significant changes to the series:
    • A bond mechanic known as Pokémon-Amie revealed by Junichi Masuda in his blog on 1/21/2013. This is the way to evolve an Eevee to a Sylveon.
    • 3D models for the characters and Pokémon.
    • 3D overworld.
    • Trainer customization. (As well as salons and clothing stores where you can purchase clothing)
    • Temporary, in-battle evolution called Mega Evolution, which only works on select Pokémon from Generations I-IV. They must be holding an item called a Mega Stone that corresponds to one Pokémon.
  • These games have references to the original Pokemon Red and Blue games.
    • You can get one of the three starter Pokemon from Red and Blue, Bulbasaur, Charmander and Squirtle, when you defeat Professor Sycamore.
    • You can find the legendary Pokemon that made their first appearances in Red and Blue during the post-game. Mewtwo is inside a cave in Pokemon Village, similar to when you found it in Cerulean Cave in Red and Blue, while the three birds: Articuno, Zapdos and Moltres roam around the region.
    • A sleeping Snorlax blocks a bridge on Route 7, and you need to wake it up with a Poke Flute, similar to when you encountered one on Route 12 and another on Route 16 in Red and Blue.
    • A man on Route 12 gives you a Lapras, similar to when you were given one at Silph Co. in Red and Blue.
    • Ramos's gym, which is the fourth gym you battle, is focused on Grass-type Pokemon, just like Erika's gym, which is the fourth gym you battle in Red and Blue.
    • In Santalune City, the is a hiker who wants to trade you a Farfetch'd, just like the trainer in Vermilion City in Red and Blue. Unlike in Red and Blue however, Farfetch'd can be found in the wild, making this trade optional.
  • These games are the first to introduce new forms of old Pokémon: Mewtwo, Lucario, Blaziken, Gardevoir, Absol, Ampharos, AlakazamAbomasnow, Gyarados, Aerodactyl, Garchomp, Mawile, Kangaskhan, GengarVenusaur, Charizard, Blastoise, Aggron and Tyranitar.
  • This is currently the only main series game where the player character can ride a Pokémon other than by Diving, Flying or Surfing because you can ride Skiddo, Gogoat, Mamoswine, and Rhyhorn around select cities, towns, and routes.
  • This will be the first region since Johto to introduce a new type of Pokémon: the Fairy-Type.
  • The new Fairy- type Pokémon include Sylveon, the Flabebé evolutionary line, the Spritzee line, the Swirlix line, Dedenne, Carbink, Klefki, and Xerneas. Also, some Pokemon have gained the Fairy-type as their secondary typing, with those being:
    • the Ralts line (except for Gallade who retains his Psychic-Fighting typing), becoming a Psychic-Fairy typed evolution line.
    • the Azurill line, becoming a Normal-Fairy/Water-Fairy typed evolution line.
    • Mawile, becoming a Steel-Fairy type.
    • the Igglybuff line, becoming a Normal-Fairy typed evolution line.
    • the Mime Jr. line, becoming a Psychic-Fairy typed evolution line.
    • and the Cottonee line, becoming a Grass-Fairy typed evolution line.
      • Some Pokemon have been retyped to have Fairy be their primary types, with those being the Cleffa line, the Snubbull line, and the Togepi line.
  • The games were released early by select retailers in a few countries, allowing illegal leaking to surface into the internet, making Nintendo crack down hard on those who had dared to break street date.
  • These games introduced the fewest new Pokémon in a single generation, with 69 completely new Pokémon and 20 Mega Evolutions.
  • Depending on which game you have, Charizard and Mewtwo's Mega Evolutions will be different.
  • In the UK, Pokémon X & Y were released in stores; GAME and HMV a day early and this technically means that for the first time the UK got a Pokémon Game Release before Japan and America.
  • This is the second game in the series, where you are offered the Kanto starters on top of the regional starters.
  • These are the first games in the series where Pokémon Transfer is a service that has to be purchased in order to use it.
  • A very, very creepy glitch/in-game event is at Lumiose city which pobably happens once per profile (more commanly known as the "ghost girl" glitch) is when the player enters the fighting dojo 2nd floor, the screen will blink a few times and a hex maniac will appear behind you and move with no walking animation, (which is super creeepy), and say "no, you're not the one" then "float" away, with the screen blinking once more.
    • The ghost girl also appears again in the Rich Hotel where she says "...Don't talk to me...If you do, I won't hear the elevator...". Even though it hasn't been confirmed by Game Freak Inc. yet, this likely means that this was done on purpose to scare the player.


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