Pokemon X and Pokemon Y will each have unique Pokemon to choose from. You will be able to start with three different types: Grass, Fire, or Water. I wanted to describe the Pokemon for you but there’s an insane amount of new ones! Go check them out! Many of the Pokemon you’ll see and catch will evolve into other Pokemon, or have evolved from other Pokemon, or both! There’s a new Legendary Pokemon that sure looks a lot like Mewtwo, but it isn’t! Yet, there is a mysterious connection. But back to the topic at hand, Legendary Pokemon types.
New Legendary Pokemon, Xerneas, is the cover Pokemon for the Pokemon X game. Xerneas is a Fairy-type of Pokemon which is new to the series. It’s exclusive power is called, Geomancy which features rainbow-colored light that erupts from the earth around it. It also has the special ability Fairy Aura, which naturally takes effect in battle, strengthening fairy-type moves for all Pokemon in battle. Be careful, because Fairy Aura also has a positive effect on opposing Pokemon that know fairy-type moves.
Yveltal is the Legendary and cover Pokemon for the Pokemon Y game. It is the only Pokemon that can learn the special move, Oblivion Wing which launches itself high into the sky to release a powerful beam of red light that scorches the ground below. It’s main powers are Dark based, known as Destruction. The Destruction-type special ability is Dark Aura which is a counterpoint to Fairy Aura, raising the strength of Dark-type moves for all Pokemon in battle. This Ability is powerfully effective in Double and Triple Battles when facing multiple opponents simultaneously. So, when Yveltal is in battle, it’s smart for players to fill their team with Pokemon that can use Dark-type moves.
Pokemon X and Y introduces even more characters including a mysterious organization called Team Flare. This strange and fashionable group shows up in cities around the Kalos region—what could their motive be? You will also meet with Professor Augustine Sycamore who will entrust you and your friends with Pokemon and send everyone out on a Pokedex-filling adventure.
Two new Gym Leaders have been announced: Grant is a Gym Leader with a strong heart who excels at bike racing, mountain climbing, and many other sports. Clemont, loves science and is an inventor, is accompanied by his sister, Bonnie.
A new game feature is introduced in both Pokemon X and Pokemon Y called O-Powers that give players the ability to easily power up Pokemon in their party and other unspecified benefits. O-Powers are special powers that come in various forms and can be shared between players via the new Player Search System, or PSS. Sharing O-Powers with someone you’ve connected with locally or through the Internet is accomplished by tapping a player on the Touch Screen. Some O-Powers will temporarily increase a Pokemon’s stats, while others make it easier to catch wild Pokemon or increase the Experience Points gained in battle.
Players who want to add a little thrill to their Pokemon trades can use Wonder Trade which allows players to instantly trade a Pokemon for one offered by someone else in the world. The catch? Players will make the trade without knowing which Pokemon they’ll get in return. You might receive an unexpected rare Pokemon that will add strength to your Pokemon party or you might get a dud.
Both games launch worldwide on October 12, 2013, for the Nintendo 3DS.