Diancie as seen in the March 2014 issue of CoroCoro

The Pokémon series of games is a franchise that generally remains untouched following launch. Minus a few patches, the core game remains almost identical to its launch day counterpart; the only exception Game Freak has made to this formula is the distribution of additional and unique Pokémon. In the early days of the series, certain Pokémon such as Mew and Celebi were only legitimately available when users performed specific tasks or fulfilled certain requirements. Even in 2014, Pokémon continues to make additional creatures available to players.

The March 2014 issue of the Japanese magazine CoroCoro has officially unveiled a new Pokémon to the generation six roster. Diancie, the new Rock/Fairy Pokémon with the Pokédex number #719, is the first event Pokémon to be announced for generation six. Diancie will star in the seventeenth Pokémon movie titled: The Cocoon of Destruction and Diancie, the first of the X & Y era.

Although no details we stated indicating this Pokémon will be available for distribution in Pokémon X and Y, an image that surfaced in late October may indicate otherwise.

Diancie as seen in the leaked images for Pokémon X & Y

The leak contained an image of Diancie, with identical typing as well as Pokédex number compared to the information revealed today. The set of images also included details about a plethora of additional Pokémon including Volcanion and Hoopa, two new legendaries, as well as Mega Evolutions for Latias and Latios, and new designs for Floette and Vivillion.

Perhaps these Pokémon, as well as Diancie, will make their way into Pokémon X and Y in the future.

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[source serebii.net]