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Pokémon X & Y Trailer Shows Off New Gym Leader and Battles

Posted by Thomas Whitehead

Is it October yet?

So it looks likely that Pokémon X & Y will be a bit of a success on 3DS. Something to do with the start of a new generation of one of the highest grossing gaming franchises in the industry, so we imagine that Nintendo, developer Game Freak and The Pokémon Company International are preparing bigger cash vaults and planning some money fighting sessions.

Yet everyone wins, because from a fan's perspective this new entry promises much, with a new graphics engine and features that look set to utilise the 3DS in exciting ways. There'll be new 'mon to enjoy, including new types, as well as additional characters. During E3 we brought you the news from the latest CoroCoro magazine on the latest additions, but today The Pokémon Company International has released that same news but with subtle Western variations. The details are largely identicle, but as you can see in the press release excerpt below, some of the names are slightly different.

More details have been revealed for the newly discovered Kalos region. We now know that Pokémon X and Pokémon Y begins in Vaniville Town, where players will meet four new friends – Shauna, Tierno, Trevor, and Serena (if you play as a boy) or Calem (if you play as a girl).

Also in Kalos, players will encounter the first Gym Leader, Viola, in Santalune City where they will also meet her older sister, Alexa.

  • Litleo is a young, hot-blooded Pokémon that is always ready for a battle. A Fire- and Normal-type Pokémon, Litleo’s red mane blazes with heat during battle, which burns hotter when it battles very strong opponents. Litleo knows a new Normal-type move in Pokémon X and Pokémon Y, Noble Roar. Useful against strong opponents, Noble Roar intimidates targets and lowers their Attack stat.
  • Debuting as a Fairy-type Pokémon along with Sylveon, Flabébé lives atop a flower that it chooses soon after it’s born and will care for its entire life. Players may see different Flabébé holding flowers of different colors when encountering them in the wild. Flabébé is able to draw forth hidden powers that lie within its flower and use those powers in moves while battling. Flabébé knows Fairy Wind, a Fairy-type move debuting inPokémon X and Pokémon Y that summons a wind that blasts an opponent as it attacks. Like all Fairy-type moves, it’s super effective against Dragon-type Pokémon.
  • As Pokémon evolve, they take on new appearances and learn new moves. Pokémon X and Pokémon Y will introduce the Bug-type PokémonScatterbug. Scatterbug knows String Shot, a Bug-type move that can lower the Speed stat of opposing Pokémon. Scatterbug evolves intoSpewpa, another new Bug-type Pokémon that can withstand half-hearted attacks due to its stiff, fur-covered body. Use the Normal-type move Protect at a beginning of a turn to protect Spewpa from moves used against it on that turn. The final evolved form of Scatterbug, which was revealed earlier this week, is the new Bug- and Flying-type Pokémon Vivillon. It’s said there’s a secret behind the colorful decorative pattern on Vivillon’s wings, which it uses to scatter its scales or create a strong wind to attack. Vivillon can learn Struggle Bug, a Bug-type move that lowers the Special Attack of any opposing Pokémon it hits, so the move not only causes damage but also reduces the damage inflicted on Vivillon from certain moves during battle.

You can check out similar details and some scanned images of the 'mon in our original article for the Japanese reveal, and below is an all-new trailer that shows these characters in action. Let us know what you think in the comments section.

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beat said:

chespin and talonflame. still waiting for other pokemon to build my team jeez! im so excited! october cant come soon enough



Shadowkiller97 said:

All the fire-type pokemon look so awesome... it is going to be hard to make a choice... Fennekin, Talonflame, and now Litleo



ItalianBaptist said:

I like flabebes gimmick of being the smallest pokemon in existence, now made even better with accents. Thinking it might be on my team as the unlikely dragon slayer



zipmon said:

Anyone else notice the inline skates @ :10!? Bike replacements maybe?



AlbertoC said:

"Tierno"? It's spanish for "sweet" or "tender"... It will be Awkward to refer to him like that. "Tender challenges you to a battle" (cross-language, yes... but you get the idea).

But, know what? There is worse. I can't call K.K. from animal crossing. I always refer to him as "Totakeke" (siblings, other gaming communities).

Yet i still prefer to play both in english.

@zipmon: I did. And i think it's better than ride pokemon around.



Zup said:

I'm torn because I want October to arrive ASAP, but I also want my Summer Vacation (starting today!) to last. Do I want time to fly or not? I'm tearing myself in half! Pokemon, I'll be waiting for you.



Auracle said:

Scatterbug will scatter your remains to the four winds! All shall perish by his six tiny legs! Not even Magikarp can save you now!



Rezalack said:

Just preordered this today.. not sure if it's OK to post this here, but there is a preorder sale on NewEgg right now with a promo code.

On another note. Has anyone noticed or seen any different battle backgrounds? So far I'm only seeing grass and trees.. was hoping there would be different scenery for gyms and what not.



retro_player_22 said:

Buying Pokemon X day one. Damn Pokemon games came out too soon now and I still hadn't finished Soul Silver, White 2, and Conquest yet.



DarkKirby said:

I hope they fix it so it's not the same background no matter where you're battling.



Smitherenez said:

This will be the first pokémon that I will buy. Never really liked the series, but I appreciate the changes enough to give the series another go.



GrandSparkster said:

I'm not sure if I'll be training enough to beat the E4 in White 1, but I definitely need to finish White 2.



Hetsumani said:

All I want is a full pokedex with all the pokémon available in this edition without having to trade with the older ones. Yes, even the older starters. "Charmander I choose you!".



Smitherenez said:

@Melkaticox I said that this will be the first pokemon game that I will buy (myself). I have never done that before, because I don't like the older games. I have borrowed Ruby once from a friend and I just could not get into it. I have played one of the DS games too for 4 hours, and I just could not get myself to continue playing it. This installment seems to adress the problems I had with the older games, and thus I am interested in giving the series another go.



ZidanU said:

iOS 7 --> the biggest change to iOS since the iPhone
Pokemon X and Y --> biiggest change to Pokemon since Red and Blue
This game keeps getting better and better... instabuy!



Ridley said:

@bassoongoon Would be nice to get a free-roam follow-up to Pokémon Snap. A "Pokémon Safari" if you will. Which is what I thought Snap would be like back when that came out.



Gameboy123 said:

These games look really impressive! If they have a deep storyline like Black and White, this could possibly be the perfect game on the 3DS!

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