A new trailer for Nintendo’s upcoming Pokemon X and Y was revealed recently, showing off the new generation’s first gym leader and a new location – with new pokemon to boot. In a previous trailer, it was revealed that gamers will be able to navigate a full 3D world – a first for the main Pokemon series – and battle in full 3D as well – also a first for the main series. In addition to that, gamers can utilise a pokemon that’s literally called Gogoat, a goat which gamers travel with on the go I presume.
Pokemon X and Y’s gym leader – Viola – is a professional pokemon photographer in Santalune City, which appears to be quite a pleasant place indeed – there’s a lot a greenery going on. Gamers will first hear of Viola from her older sister Alexa, who is an in-game journalist. Being a Bug-type gym leader, Viola’s gym is more or less a giant spider’s web, one which gamers will have to safely navigate around in order to get to her.[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r4qPSRgdI1s]
Since Viola’s is a professional photographer in Santalune City, I am assuming – judging from the game design of the previous Pokemon games – that her gym is also in Santalune City, which is a location in the Kalos region (the name of the new region for the sixth generation).
As well as a new location and a gym leader being revealed, there was also new pokemon revealed too – three, in fact. The first of the trio was Litleo, a Fire- and Normal-type lion cub-looking pokemon whose signature move is Noble Roar, a move which lowers an opponent’s Attack stat. The second one was Flabébé, a Fairy-type pokemon – a type that’s new to Pokemon X and Y – who tends to stick with a flower of their choosing soon after being born.
Apparently the flower itself may be a different colour whenever Flabébé is encountered in the wild. This aesthetic is possible because the principle has already been achieved by the spot-covered third generation pokemon Spinda – who has over 4 billion possible combinations of spot placement on its body. The same thing could be applied to Flabébé where a part of the flower – or the flower itself as a whole – its holding has a different colour or texture.
Finally the third pokemon shown was Scatterbug, a Bug-type pokemon that is just basically the Caterpie/Weedle of Pokemon X and Y, I feel.
Gamers will start their adventure in Vaniville Town and will be able to choose their gender. Once they leave their home they will soon encounter their four in-game friends who will journey around Kalos alongside them. These in-game friends are “unique individuals“, according to Nintendo in a statement.
“Alongside” – in terms of game design – will probably mean the four friends will be travelling with you in spirit, I believe. I don’t think it’d be likely to have all four of them follow behind you. I think what would happen is that they – and the gamer – will go off on their own adventures throughout Kalos and every so often they will all meet up again at a particular location or event. That’s just what I think though.
Pokemon X and Y will hit shelves globally this October on the Nintendo 3Ds, making Pokemon X and Y the first 3D title of the series.
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