Pokemon X and Y: New Trailer, Gym Leader and More

By Kieran Mackintosh On 21 Jun, 2013 At 12:48 AM | Categorized As Ext., News, Nintendo 3DS, Pokemon X & Y, Videos | With 10 Comments

'Pokémon X' and 'Y'

A new trailer for Nintendo’s upcoming Pokemon X and 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.

 

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).

'Pokémon X' and 'Y' - Litleo, Flabébé & Scatterbug

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.

What do you think of ‘Pokemon X and Y’s new stuff? Let us know in the comments!

Chirps to VG24/7 and Gemastu. Thank you for reading, and I’ll catch you next time!

Kieran "KingSongbird" Mackintosh was a fledgling freelance videogame journalist. He has resigned due to RL issues, but yearns to come back with a vengeance! His gaming interests lie in anything Sci-Fi, but he has a particular soft spot for RTSs, City Builders and any game that allows him to fly. He prefers visual aesthetics over graphical fidelity and values story, animation and character development over gameplay. For updates and shenanigans, follow him @KingSongbird!
  • vangpo

    Isn’t there already a Spinda?

    • http://the-daily-songbird.tumblr.com/ Kieran Mackintosh

      Yes there is. I was just making a hypothetical comparison.

  • imran

    will there be pokemon x and y on both 3DS & NDS?Because buying a 3DS just for pokemon game is too much!!!!

    • exoaria

      No, it’s not too much. If you have an interest in games, you support hardware development. Pokemon X and Y versions are developed for the Nintendo 3DS and will not be available on the original DS systems. If we were living under your logic we’d have played Pokemon Black and White on the Game Boy Pocket’s and Crysis 3 on the Commodore 64.

      • Markus Hudobnik

        he means that his only interest in the 3DS is for pokemon. Which I agree with. I love Nintendo, but i’m not a fan our all their games. I will be not playing Pokemon anymore because of the switch to the 3DS, which is too much money for just one game.

        • exoaria

          The Nintendo 3DS is the new stage in Nintendo’s console gaming. Since the Game Boy Color they have not stopped releasing new systems with updated graphic cards and faster processing units. Why anyone would want them to stop developing new and brighter software is beyond me. They are already so far behind in terms of specifications that they’re nearly an entire generation late.

          If the only reason you’re interested in a Nintendo 3DS is for Pokemon X and Y then there’s not really any reason for you to buy it in the first place. So don’t.

          But is it “too much!!!!!!”?

          Nope.

          • Markus Hudobnik

            Obviously I know that though. I’m more just complaining than anything else. I only play pokemon out of nintendo stuff so i personally don’t want to drop $300+ on a device ill only use for a month.

          • Alex Cuevas

            It’s not even $200 for a 3DS XL, and since the new Super Smash Bros. will be available on the 3DS as well, it’s a worthwhile investment.

          • Markus Hudobnik

            Okay, good for you. I’ll i’m saying is that it is NOT worth it for me.

  • Remy Creecy

    I think Nintendo could print their own money if they made a Pokemon MMO using the Wii U controller as a pokedex. They’d also sell their Wii U’s that way.