Pokémon X & Y – Aurorus’ moves detailed, Pokémon will gain XP

Thursday, 19th September 2013 13:48 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Pokémon X & Y is going to have more Pokémon that you can shake a Poké Ball at, and today, another contender has been revealed as being included in the games. Plus, there’s also the news that Pokémon will earn experience points this time out.

The tundra Pokémon Aurorus who is a rock/ice type and the evolution of Amura, has been included in X & Y. He is rather adorable and looks a bit like a Brachiosaurus only with what looks like a neck frill.

The critter can spew air that gets really cold in order to damage enemies, or create an ice wall as a form of protection. A new move in Pokémon X & Y is Freeze-Dry which works against water types and it can freeze opponents.

Have a better look at him over at Nintendo Life.

The Pokémon in X & Y will also gain experience points after trainers have captured another Pokémon. In previous games, they would not earn XP. This information was posted by Nintendo World Report, after having hands on time with the game earlier this week.

Pokémon X and Pokémon Y launch worldwide on October 12, exclusively for 3DS.



  1. Majora

    Err… trainers have never earned any XP…

    #1 1 year ago
  2. Stephany Nunneley

    @1 Give me a break please – anything Pokemon related is like trying to translate Esperanto any more. It’s not as “simple” as it used to be.

    #2 1 year ago
  3. silkvg247

    I can imagine.

    I’m trying to translate this myself..

    I think what we’re saying is that if you capture a wild pokemon, the pokemon you were using in the battle will still gain some xp – previously they’d get none.

    “it’s been revealed that Pokémon will earn experience points this time out.”

    They always have, just not in the above scenario.

    #3 1 year ago
  4. TheWulf

    Don’t feel too bad, Steph. They’ve changed a bunch of stuff this time around, it’s even a little confusing to long time Pokemon fans. This is actually their only really ambitious game, and it dwarfs even the changes made between the jump from Gameboy to Gameboy Advance.

    There’s just so much information to take in. There’s even a Monster Rancher-style system for caring for and playing with pets, this time around. Just… so much new stuff.

    #4 1 year ago

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