Pokémon X (Japanese: ポケットモンスターＸ Pocket Monsters X) and Pokémon Y (Japanese: ポケットモンスターＹ Pocket Monsters Y) are the next generations of Pokemon RPG Game (the generation VI). These games will be released on the Nintendo 3DS system only. The story is built with the new Kalos region.
The two games will be released worldwide on October 12, 2013, making them the first Nintendo-published retail games to have such a global simultaneous release in all key regions, including South Korea, Hong Kong, and Taiwan, and the first Pokémon games to be available in and outside Japan during the same period of time. All copies of the game will be playable in all seven of the languages the Pokémon games are released in: Japanese, English, German, Spanish, French, Italian, and Korean.
Like the many games before it, Pokémon X and Pokémon Y see players in the role of a Pokémon Trainer who travels across one of the various regions of the setting, catching creatures known as Pokémon and using them to battle against other trainers. Along with various Pokémon from previous generations, X and Y will introduce many new species of Pokémon, which include the three new starter Pokémon: the rodent-like Grass-type Chespin (Japanese: Harimaron (ハリマロン)), the vulpine Fire-type Fennekin (Japanese: Fokko (フォッコ)), and the frog-like Water-type Froakie (Japanese: Keromatsu (ケロマツ)). A new Pokémon type, Fairy, is introduced, which is super effective against Dragon-type Pokémon.
For the first time in the series, the entire game, including environments, character models, and battle sequences, are presented in fully polygonal 3D graphics. X and Y are also the first games in the main series to allow movement in all directions, including diagonally; the ability to interact with pieces of the environment such as benches was also noted by Official Nintendo Magazine. An additional mode, Pokémon-Amie, allows players to interact with their Pokémon using the touchscreen and the 3DS’ inner camera.
Pokémon X and Pokémon Y were first shown on January 8, 2013 by Nintendo in a Nintendo Direct 2013 presentation, along with the first gameplay footage. They will be the first games in the main series for the Nintendo 3DS and the first to be presented with full 3D graphics. Nintendo has announced plans for a worldwide release (the first in the series to release everywhere at the same time) in October 12, 2013.
GAME ROM INFORMATIONS
|Publisher(s)||Nintendo, The Pokémon Company|
|Genre(s)||Role-playing video game|
|Mode(s)||Single-player, multiplayer, online multiplayer|
|Distribution||Nintendo 3DS Game Card|
- Full 3D gameplay: Unlike any other games in the main series, Pokémon X and Y feature a completely three dimensional style of gameplay, and 3D modeled characters and creatures are used, rather than sprites like has always been done in the main series. The battle system is aesthetically overhauled, featuring more lively reactions to the attacks, such as when a Pokémon is being hit.
- Transportation: Players can now walk on an 8 directional grid, allowing diagonal movement, as opposed to the four way grid in previous games. The player now has the ability to rollerskate, at least under certain conditions, and have been shown to allow the player to grind and overcome obstacles. Gogoat and Rhyhorn can be ridden in certain locations and allow the player to interact with the environment, by destroying rocks and crossing broken paths.
- Player Search System: The Player Search System (PSS) is a multiplayer feature that allows people to connect, battle, and trade with other players through the internet. It uses the bottom screen and allows the player to search for other people playing both globally and locally.
- Pokémon-Amie: Pokémon-Amie is a new feature that allows the player to develop stronger bonds with their Pokémon. It uses the touch screen to allow players to pet, feed, and play with Pokémon currently on their team. Players may interact with their Pokémon by petting or feeding them via the touchscreen or mimicking their movements using the camera.
- Sky Battles: Sky Battles are battles which are restricted to Flying Pokémon, although some Pokémon with Levitate can enter. These airborne battles take place against Trainers standing far away, such as on cliffs.
- Horde Encounters: It is now possible to encounter several wild Pokémon at once. Up to five wild Pokémon will battle against one of the player’s Pokémon. These battles offer a lot of experience. Some attacks, such as Rock Slide, are shown to hit all five of the opposing Pokémon. However, after the player’s turn, their Pokémon must withstand attacks from all five of the opposing Pokémon.
- New type: One new type has been introduced, the Fairy type. This type was added to balance the Dragon type, which was previously only weak to itself and Ice. While it is known that Fairy-type attacks are strong against the Dragon type, it is unknown what other types it is strong or weak against. It is also unknown what types Fairy-type Pokémon resist.
- Gyms: X and Y will feature Gyms like every other main series title. A Gym seen in the Nintendo Direct trailer features the female protagonist standing on a floating platform that transforms into a room. The first Gym Leader is Viola, who specializes in the Bug type.
- New Pokémon: Currently, 26 new Pokémon are confirmed for X and Y. The total number of new Pokémon that will be released is unknown at this point. The first Pokémon to be revealed were Chespin, Fennekin, Froakie, Xerneas, and Yveltal on January 8, 2013.
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