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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 upcoming video games of the Generation VI series. 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 Iwata on January 8, 2013 on 11 AM GMT and 6 AM JST during a Pokémon Direct video on the Nintendo 3DS. 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 released on October 12, 2013.


3D Enhancement

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.

Battle 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.


Starter Pokémon

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


The two legendary Pokémon that are the mascots for Pokémon X Version and Pokémon Y Version have been officially named as: Xerneas and Yveltal. 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 and Forms in Generation VI

Mega Evolutions

Pokémon Gallery



  • 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, 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 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 appearences 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 Sliph 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.
  • These games are the first to introduce new forms of old Pokémon: Mewtwo, Lucario, Blaziken, Gardevoir, Absol, Ampharos, Abomasnow, Gyarados, Aerodactyl, Garchomp, Mawile, Kangaskhan, Gengar, Gardevoir, Venusaur, 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, Fairy-Type.
  • The new Fairy- type Pokémon are SylveonFlabebéSpritzeeSwirlix, and Xerneas. Also, GardevoirMarill, Mawile, and Jigglypuff have been retyped to Psychic/Fairy, Water/Fairy, Steel/Fairy, and Normal/Fairy, respectively.
  • The games were released early by select retailers in a few countries.
  • 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.
  • This is the first game of the series where Pokémon Transfer is service that has to be purchased.

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