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Pokémon X & Y Gearing Up the Hype Train for Next Week

Posted by Thomas Whitehead

Pokémon Smash Special to join E3 round table and CoroCoro info

Pokémon X & Y will be a bit of a big deal when it arrives for a worldwide release this October. It's a new generation for the hugely popular franchise, and looks set to deliver a step-up in visuals and style to match the 3DS hardware.

Since its reveal earlier this year there's been a drip-feed of new information, often revolving around new 'mon or features such as customisable characters, and it look like the coming week will reveal even more information. There'll be a closed-doors developer round table at E3, where we can expect some interesting details from those working on the title, and it's now also been confirmed that the next episode of Pokémon Smash — on 16th June — will be another X & Y special with director Junichi Masuda. The issue of CoroCoro on 15th June is also said to have more information on the game, so based on past experience we may see details filter through a day or two before its street date.

We've already learned a lot about this fresh entry in the series, but what do you hope to see more of in the coming week? Sound off in the comments below.


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DESS-M-8 said:

Open world multiplayer, some of the typical NPC's that you bump into and battle actually turn out to be other players online at the same time.
Weekly online regional multiplayer tournaments and monthly world title online contest for winners and runner up of regional weekly tournaments.



rjejr said:

I'm a little confused, isn't Pokemon Smash what they call Pokemon Rumble Blast in Japan?

I'm still waiting for a Rumble Blast 2 announcement for the west and it's assortment of little toys. Hanukkah starts early this year and I need to get shopping. Oh well, a few days to E3. If it isn't announced then guess I'll have to give up hope.



GamerZack87 said:

I'd like to know why TPCI thought Fairy would be a good type to introduce! I'm used to Clefairy being Normal-type (and thus having few weaknesses), and now they're gonna pull a Magnemite and revise its type?!

Oh, wait...I'm not supposed to spoil future events, am I? Otherwise I might step on a bug.



bizcuthammer said:

I wanna know what the new pokemon type is and what its strengths/weaknesses are. I just hope it doesnt throw the game balance off.



LtAldoRaine said:

I really want more specific details on the game,like if there's going to have Join Avenue (really liked it on BW2),Vs. Seeker,and please,for the love of God,put the Wi-Fi level 100 battles back. It's just painful having to train every single Pokémon you plan on using up to level 100. It sounds lazy (it kind of is,really) but you try to train a defensive pokémon up to level 100,it takes ages. I will never train a Blissey because of that.



Doma said:

Do we know yet if GF are staying with random encounters? cause if they are, screw this game.

That's one archaic design choice i'm never willing to tolerate again.



NintyMan said:

More details about how the game will play would be appreciated. These closed-door E3 meetings Nintendo does each year usually get interesting things out.



darkstar19 said:

i wonder if play coins will be used in a cool way....maybe they could be used to buy more customization options for our trainers.



Dutch_Cheesecake said:

I hope to see evolutions from the starters and the final types of them, and maybe a short shot of a wild pokémon battle + capture (because of those amazing screenshots ).



flummerfelt said:

@Doma I really hope they stick with random encounters. I don't think it's archaic, just a different style of game. Besides, random encounters are a tradition in Pokemon, and I think they work well in the games. I'm still on the fence about whether I like the way they changed Dragon Quest yet anyway.

As far as game details go, it would be great to get a ton of X & Y info around e3, especially since there's so much we don't know yet. October needs to get here soon.



AJWolfTill said:

I would love if we had control over which generations of wild Pokemon appear. The reason why I picked the series up again at B&W was because it only featured the new gen until you completed it. Although I love some of the older pokemon I find it hopelessly cluttered when they have any of over 600 Pokemon appearing early on.



thecorre said:

I wanna see the online and how diffrent it will be from previous pokemon games.



dew12333 said:

Wii u and 3ds cross play like Monsterr Hunter please. Obviously this means they will need to announce a wii u version, but that is my bet for a e3 reveal.



Doma said:

@flummerfelt It's definitely archaic. You're calling that tradition when all it does is waste valuable time? The way it's handled is dumb, you should at least be able to run as soon as you encounter, not; witness annoying screen transition - encounter - release your first pokemon - wait for the animations to end - run (then repeat a few seconds later)... so tedious. Gets even worse while traversing tall grass/caves, i begin to lose my mind at these sections.

Dragon Quest does it well but i'd rather not be able to see the actual pokemon before battle. GF should just use a generic monster shadow or similar. The series needs to progress. If almost every other RPG series is capable of upgrading to alternative, better methods, so can Pokemon.



Morpheel said:

@dess-m-8: I certainly don't want real people with overpowered or hacked pokemon ruining my 3D pokemon adventures, thank you very much.



Doma said:

@darkstar19 Silly, equally archaic solution. Waste of time having to buy/use those for every couple hundred steps you take. How often do you use repels?



darkstar19 said:

@Doma I never use repels...i also rarely run from encounters, I choose to just take the minute to finish a battle to level up my pokémon.



Doma said:

I'd rather train when i like and not have encounters shoved in my face every few seconds.



theblackdragon said:

^ that is the best possible image for this thread, ever. i can't stop laughing at both its inherent humor and its probable relevancy.



SanderEvers said:

I got my 3DS, 3DSXL on they day of their release because I KNEW someday I'd be playing Pokémon on them... and this just looks awesome.




One-Winged-Pit said:

I hope that X is the girl and Y is the guy. Given that the theme is chromosomes and NOT the axis it would make more sense. Too bad it looks like the boy is dressed to match Xerneas and the girl matches Yveltel.

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