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Pokemon X & Y: new creatures, evil team, screenshots and trailer released

Friday, 12th July 2013 16:04 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Nintendo has sent over a batch of screenshots for Pokemon X & Y, showing off the characters and Pokes which were detailed yesterday. There’s also a new gameplay trailer and more details. Have a look below.

Nintendo has also hashed out the details on yesterday’s CoroCoro Magazine information, which is below, and pulled straight from the PR:

  • Xerneas is a Fairy-type—a brand-new type being introduced in Pokémon X and Pokémon Y. Watch the awe-inspiring beauty of Xerneas’ exclusive move, Geomancy, which features rainbow-colored light that erupts from the earth around it. Xerneas has the special Ability Fairy Aura, which naturally takes effect in battle, strengthening Fairy-type moves for all Pokémon in battle. Be careful, because Fairy Aura also has a positive effect on opposing Pokémon that know Fairy-type moves.
  • Yveltal -Dark- and Flying-type is the only Pokémon that can learn the move Oblivion Wing, which sends Yveltal flying high into the sky to release a powerful beam of red light that scorches the ground below. The Destruction Pokémon’s special Ability, Dark Aura, is a counterpoint to Fairy Aura, raising the strength of Dark-type moves for all Pokémon in battle. This Ability is powerfully effective in Double and Triple Battles when facing multiple opponents simultaneously. So, when Yveltal is in battle, it’s smart for players to fill their team with Pokémon that can use Dark-type moves.
  • Pancham – Fighting- and Dark-type Pangoro evolves from this Poke .This evolved Pokémon has a violent temperament, but it also believes in fairness and does not forgive those who pick on the weak. The leaf Pangoro carries in its mouth can predict its opponent’s moves. By waving its strong, heavy arms, Pangoro uses the Fighting-type move Hammer Arm to inflict great damage on opponents. It does lower the user’s Speed, but Hammer Arm’s power is tremendous.
  • Inkay in Pokémon X and Pokémon Y. This Dark- and Psychic-type Pokémon has the ability to drain other Pokémon’s will to fight by flashing the transmitters above its eyes—giving Inkay the opportunity either to attack its foes or to hide from them. It’s said that the flashing emitted from Inkay’s transmitters can also be used to communicate with its friends. Inkay can learn a new Dark-type move, Topsy-Turvy, a tricky move that will reverse all of the stat changes that are affecting a target. For instance, if opponents increase their Attack and Defense stats during battle, it will suddenly come back to bite them when Topsy-Turvy is used.
  • Malamar – a Dark and Psychic Poke is the evolved form of Inkay and may have the strongest hypnotic force of any known Pokémon, helping it to bend opponents to its will. As a result, humans with ill intentions try to use Malamar to aid in their devious plots. Malamar can learn the Psychic-type move Hypnosis, which leaves opponents asleep and for the most part unable to take any actions during battle.
  • Swirlix, a fairy type which can only be captured in Pokémon X, comes with the new Ability Sweet Veil that keeps Pokémon on the same team from being left asleep in battle. Use Swirlix when facing Double and Triple Battles featuring Pokémon that know moves like Hypnosis. Swirlix can learn the new Fairy-type move Draining Kiss, which does damage to a target while also restoring some HP to the user. Battles will be much easier when you can attack an opponent with Draining Kiss and restore your Pokémon’s health at the same time. Swirlix only eats sweets, causing its body to be sweet and sticky, like cotton candy.
  • Spritzee – a fairy type which can only be captured in Pokémon Y – emits a unique fragrance that causes anyone who smells it to fall under its spell. Spritzee can learn the Grass-type move Aromatherapy, which causes a Pokémon to exude a relaxing fragrance that heals its allies’ status conditions, such as sleep and poison.
  • Clauncher – a water type – can only be captured in Pokémon X, and the Poison- and Water-type Pokémon Skrelp can only be captured in Pokémon Y.

And here’s more information on some of the the gym leaders and other people you will meet in the Kalos Region:

  • Professor Augustine Sycamore will entrust you and your friends with Pokémon and send everyone out on a Pokédex-filling adventure throughout the Kalos region. Along the way, players will encounter a mysterious organization called Team Flare. This strange and fashionable group shows up in cities around the Kalos region—what could their motive be?
  • Two new Gym Leaders have been introduced today, joining the Santalune City Gym Leader, Viola. Grant is a Gym Leader who excels at bike racing, mountain climbing, and many other sports. When they meet Grant, players will be facing a Trainer with a strong heart. Clemont, accompanied by his sister, Bonnie, is a young Gym Leader who loves science. Clemont gets extremely excited by the many devices he invents.

A new game feature called O-Powers will also be introduced which allows players the ability to easily power up Pokémon in their party and provides other benefits. The powers come in various forms and can be shared between players via the new Player Search System, or PSS.

Sharing O-Powers with someone you’ve connected with locally or through the Internet is accomplished by tapping a player on the Touch Screen. Some O-Powers will temporarily increase a Pokémon’s stats, while others make it easier to catch wild Pokémon or increase the Experience Points gained in battle.

There’s also Wonder Trade, which allows players to trade a Pokémon for one offered by someone else in the world. The catch is that players will make the trade without knowing which Pokémon they’ll get in return.

Pokémon X and Pokémon Y are out worldwide October 12 on 3DS.

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  1. Mjshenay

    Ugh, I though Cofagrius was silly looking… but Malmar…I mean I dig the face but the body is just lazy, we DON’T HAVE A squid pokemon you guys… just make it a SQUID that would be cool… instead we get some squid headed I don’t even know what the legs are to be honest

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