- Pokémon X redirects here. For other uses, see Pokémon X (disambiguation).
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 primary paired versions of Generation VI. The games are available on the Nintendo 3DS. The games take place in the new Kalos region.
Announced on January 8, 2013 at 8 pm JST during a worldwide announcement by Satoru Iwata through Nintendo Direct, the paired versions were released worldwide (except for select countries) on October 12, 2013 and are available for both retail sale and download. All copies of the game are playable in all seven of the languages that the Pokémon games are released in: Japanese, English, German, Spanish, French, Italian, and Korean.
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The game begins with the player waking up in his/her bedroom in their hometown. After encouraged by their mother to talk to their neighbor, Serena, if the player is male, or Calem, if the player is female, the player learns that Professor Sycamore has a task for five kids, including the player character. Also, Shauna introduces herself and tells the player that she and the player's neighbor will wait for the player in Aquacorde Town.
Once the player leaves their hometown, they go north on Route 1 and arrive in Aquacorde Town, where Shauna calls the player over. Serena/Calem then introduces both Trevor and Tierno and Shauna, Trevor, and Tierno all come up with their own ideas for a nickname for the player. From then on, Shauna, as well as Trevor and Tierno from time to time, will address the player character by the selected nickname. Tierno then allows the player to choose a starter Pokémon, Fennekin, Froakie, or Chespin. After the player chooses their starter, Shauna will choose the Pokémon that is weak to the player's starter while Serena/Calem will take the Pokémon that is strong against the player's starter, in traditional rival fashion. Trevor presents the player with a Pokédex, and Tierno gives the player the Prof's Letter to take to their mother. However, before the player can leave Aquacorde Town, Shauna challenges the player to a battle.
The player defeats Shauna and, after she heals the player's Pokémon, the player returns to Vaniville Town and gives the Prof's Letter to their mother. The player's mother welcomes the player back, congratulates them on receiving a starter Pokémon, and then gives them a Town Map. The player leaves, after being given a send-off by their mother's Rhyhorn. From there, the player goes north once more, passing through Aquacorde Town on their way to Santalune City, which is accessed by travelling along Routes 2 and 3 and making it through Santalune Forest. Upon arrival in Santalune City, the player battles a Trainer who is standing in front of the entrance to the town's Gym, receiving the Roller Skates after the battle and gaining access to the Santalune City Gym. If the player defeats the Santalune City Gym Leader, Viola, they will receive the Bug Badge from her and her sister, Alexa, will let the player pass on to Route 4, as well as give the player the Exp. Share.
As the player reaches the gate to Lumiose City, they meet Sina and Dexio who discuss the Pokémon Flabébé and the new Fairy type. When the player first reaches Lumiose City, they cannot do much because of a power outage. They go to Professor Sycamore's lab and soon afterwards everyone arrives. Everyone battles each other while Professor Sycamore battles the player with the first stage of the Kanto Starters. Afterwards, he lets the player choose one. The others choose one although they do not use them on their teams. When the player goes down to the ground floor they see Dexio with Lysandre talking about the potential the Professor's pupils have. He says he desires a beautiful world and leaves the building. The friends come to the player thereafter, with Tierno directing the player to Café Soleil and Camphrier Town.
In Café Soleil, Lysandre is talking to Diantha, an established Kalos actress. He asks her if she wants to remain young and beautiful forever, but she dismisses the question and says that she looks forward to playing more roles as she gets older. After Lysandre leaves, she tells the player that she is a Trainer and battles in her spare time. She says that she looks forward to battling them and leaves the café.
The player then continues on through Route 5 to Camphrier Town. running into Korrina and her Lucario along the way. On Route 7, a sleeping Snorlax can be found blocking the way. After being directed to the Parfum Palace, the player and Shauna will help find the owner's lost Furfrou, before being invited to watch the fireworks show and given the Poké Flute and TM17 (Protect). The player returns to Route 7 to wake the Snorlax and unblock the path. Towards the end of Route 7, the player and Serena/Calem will have a double battle against Trevor and Tierno.
The player continues through Connecting Cave. A boulder blocking the path causes the player to take a side entrance towards the cliff part of Route 8. Once the player reaches Route 8, the player will receive the Coastal Kalos Pokédex. The player then arrives in Ambrette Town. Shauna recommends visiting Glittering Cave, east of Route 9, to search for more Pokémon. The player rides a Rhyhorn on Route 9 before entering Glittering Cave. Inside Glittering Cave, the player and Calem/Serena encounter Team Flare for the first time. After rescuing the scientist, he will offer them a choice between the Jaw Fossil or Sail Fossil. The player goes through Ambrette Town's aquarium onto the coastal part of Route 8 towards Cyllage City. In Cyllage City, Grant gives the player HM04 (strength) and invites them to his Gym. After he is defeated, the player travels across Route 9, where the player encounters more Team Flare Grunts. Once the player starts to leave Geosenge Town, Korrina and her Lucario run into the player for the second time. She will challenge the player to a battle. After beating her, she tells the player that Lucario can sense something in the player's aura.
The player goes through Route 11, into Reflection Cave. In Reflection Cave, Tierno will give the player TM70 (Flash). After arriving in Shalour City, the player will receive a message over the Holo Caster to visit Gurkinn, the Mega Evolution expert, in the Tower of Mastery. On the way to the tower, Tierno will give the player the Intriguing Stone. He tells the player to show it to Gurkinn to see if it is a Mega Stone. Gurkinn informs the player that the Intriguing Stone is just a stone. He tells Shauna, Tierno, Trevor, Serena, and Calem that Mega Evolution requires a Mega Stone, Mega Ring, and a special bond between the Trainer and Pokémon. Unfortunately, Gurkinn only has one Mega Ring to give. Tierno, Trevor, and Shauna all rule themselves out from receiving the ring due to knowing that the player and Calem/Serena are the stronger Trainers. The two Trainers agree to battle for it. After the rival is defeated, Korrina will tell the player to come to her Gym and defeat her before earning the Mega Ring. After she is defeated, she will tell the player to come to the top of the Tower of Mastery to receive the ring. At the top of the tower, Korrina will lend the player her Lucario. After the player Mega Evolves Lucario, she will give the player the Mega Ring. She will also suggest that the player keep her Lucario. If the player receives Lucario, it will be holding the Lucarionite. After the battle the player heads for Coumarine City by way of Route 11. Before leaving the city, a Hiker will trade a Sun Stone for the Intriguing Stone. The rival will also give the player HM03 (Surf). West of the river on Route 12 the player may receive a Lapras from a Pokémon Breeder.
In Coumarine City, the player will have a rematch with Serena/Calem. After the rival is defeated, the player may challenge Ramos, the Gym Leader of the city. After obtaining the Plant Badge, the player can head to Route 13. Upon entering the desert route, Sina and Dexio will give the player the Mountain Kalos Pokédex. The player cannot enter Lumiose City from Route 13 because of the power outage in the city. After defeating a Team Flare Grunt. The player may enter the Power Plant. After defeating eight Team Flare Grunts, the player must defeat a Team Flare Admin. The player's final challenge will be defeating Aliana, a scientist for Team Flare. Once she has been defeated, the scientists will turn the power back on in Lumiose City. The player can now enter the city. In Lumiose City, Shauna will invite the player to watch the lighting of the Prism Tower. Clemont and his sister Bonnie will come out of the tower. Clemont will use his invention to re-light the tower. Clemont will invite the player to battle him. After defeating Clemont, he will give the player the Voltage Badge and TM24 (Thunderbolt). The player can then journey to Laverre City by way of Route 13.
On Route 14, Shauna, Trevor, and Tierno invite the player into the haunted house. The man in the house will them a story about a horde of faceless men. In Laverre City, the player can challenge Gym Leader Valerie. After the battle, Shauna and Trevor will encourage the player to visit the Poké Ball Factory. The player and his or her friends will find that the factory will be taken over by Team Flare. Shauna and Trevor will flee. In the factory, Calem/Serena will help the player defeat Team Flare by teaming up in a double battle against Team Flare scientists Celosia and Bryony. Once the factory has been rescued, the president will give the player and Calem/Serena the Master Ball and Big Nugget. The player can then head to Dendemille Town via Route 16.
Upon arriving in Dendemille Town, Professor Sycamore and his aides will discuss the legend of Xerneas or Yveltal. The player cannot head to Anistar City because the Mamoswine needed to navigate Route 17 is gone. Trevor will suggest visiting the Frost Cavern to hunt for Pokémon. The Mamoswime is outside the cave, being quite concerned about something. In the Frost Cavern, the player will find that Team Flare are trying to use the power of an Abomasnow. To rescue him, the player will defeat a Team Flare Grunt. After the Grunt is defeated, Trevor battles with another Grunt's Mightyena. The player must defeat Team Flare Scientist Mable. After Mable is defeated, Team Flare will retreat. Interacting with the Abomasnow will have him bestow upon the player the Abomasite. The player can now ride the Mamoswine to Anistar City.
In Anistar City, the player will have a rematch with Serena/Calem. After the player leaves the Gym after defeating Olympia, Lysandre will reveal over the Holo Caster his plans to use the Ultimate Weapon. To stop him, the player must travel to Lysandre Labs. First the player must defeat two grunts disguised as a Waiter and Waitress in his restaurant to enter the lab. Once inside, the player battles Lysandre. After he is defeated, the player must defeat the four female scientists. After they are defeated, the player can go to floor B2F. There the player will find Lysandre has imprisoned AZ. Lysandre will tell the story about how AZ used the ultimate weapon to revive his Floette and then used it to end the war 3,000 years ago. He promises that if the player defeats Xerosic, he will turn off the ultimate weapon. After Xerosic is defeated, the player must push one of two buttons. It does not matter as Xerosic turns the weapon on remotely. Footage is shown of the weapon being unleashed in Geosenge Town.
Northwest of Geosenge Town, the player can enter Team Flare's hideout. Lysandre will tell of his plans to eradicate all Pokémon and people who do not agree with his ideals. He then challenges the player to another battle. Once he is defeated, the player can battle further with the help of Calem/Serena. The player and Calem/Serena must now challenge the way through Team Flare Grunts and Admins. After defeating many members of Team Flare, they can enter the final room. There Shauna will join them. A member of Team Flare will scare her off and Calem/Serena will leave to rescue them. The player must now defeat four Team Flare Admins alone. After they are defeated, the Legendary Pokémon will appear and the player must catch it. After the Legendary Pokémon is caught, the player must battle Lysandre for the final time. He can now Mega Evolve his Gyarados. After he is defeated, he will try to use the remaining energy in the weapon for his selfish goals, but is instead only caught in the destruction it wreaks. Kalos has been saved by the player. Back in Geosenge Town, Sina, Dexio, Trevor, and Tierno all reveal that they were attempting to take down Team Flare on Route 10.
The player can now head through Route 18 to Couriway Town. When the player is about to leave Couriway Town, Professor Sycamore will have a rematch with them. Once the player defeats him, the player heads to Route 19. On the bridge on Route 19, the player will have the final battle against Shauna, Trevor, and Tierno. After defeating them, the player can enter Snowbelle City. In Snowbelle City, the player cannot challenge the Gym because Wulfric is not there. Outside the Gym, the Gym guide says that he saw Wulfric heading towards Route 20, the Winding Woods. In the back of the woods, the player finds Wulfric in the Pokémon Village. Wulfric explains that the Pokémon here were once abused. Wulfric tells the player to spend time with the local Pokémon as he goes back to his Gym. The player can now challenge Wulfric.
After receiving the Iceberg Badge, the player can head through Route 21 to Victory Road. In Victory Road, the player will have a rematch with Serena/Calem. Once the player has finished going through Victory Road, they will arrive at the Pokémon League. The player can now challenge the Elite Four and Champion. The Elite Four members are Malva who specializes in Fire, Wikstrom who specializes in Steel, Drasna who specializes in Dragon, and Siebold who specializes in Water. After they are defeated, the player can challenge Champion Diantha. After she is defeated, the player will enter the Hall of Fame. Professor Sycamore will organize a parade for the player. During the parade, AZ will approach the stage and ask for a battle. Regardless of the outcome, after the battle AZ will say how he finally knows what it means to be a Trainer again. His Floette will appear from the sky and be reunited with him. The player will then be in his or her bedroom.
The next evolution in Pokémon!
Explosive 3D battles!
Explore a majestic new region!
New Features: Pokémon-Amie and Super Training!
Connect instantly with players all over the world!
3D compatible gameplay
Unlike previous games in the main series, Pokémon X and Y feature a three dimensional style of gameplay, and 3D modeled cel-shaded characters and creatures are used, rather than sprites like has always been done in the main series. Stereoscopic 3D can be used in Single Battles, cutscenes, specific areas, and under some special circumstances; otherwise, stereoscopic 3D is not usable. The battle system is aesthetically overhauled, featuring more lively reactions to the attacks, such as when a Pokémon is being hit.
- Main article: List of modified moves → Name changes
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 can also free roam on no grid. This also works with the bike. The player can use the roller skates and can grind to overcome obstacles. Skiddo, Mamoswine, and Rhyhorn can be ridden in certain locations and allow the player to interact with the environment, by destroying rocks and crossing broken paths. Gogoat can also be ridden, although only around Lumiose City in a set path.
Player Search System
- Main article: 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.
- Main article: 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.
- Main article: Sky Battle
- Main article: Horde Encounter
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, the player's Pokémon must withstand attacks from all five of the opposing Pokémon each turn.
- Main article: Super Training
Super Training is a new method of quickly and easily increasing a Pokémon's EVs by playing a mini-game wherein you are given a time limit to score designated points to win the game, winning it allow you to gain 4, 8, or 12 EV points depending on what stat you've chosen to train with and/or what Super Training Level you've chosen to play.
You can gain access of this mini-game at the start of your journey to Kalos, along with the PSS and the Pokemon-Amie which are also instilled already on your touch screen.
At the start of your Super Training you're given tutorials on how to play the mini-game, a giant Scatterbug balloon will be your first oppponent, scoring 200 points will deliver you the win. To play the game, you use your stylus to aim for the goal by touching the touch screen on where the designated goal is.
There are three Super Training Levels, along with the two Secret Super Training Levels when your Pokémon has fully trained, or in other words, completed his/her/its total 510 EV points. Each Training Levels with the exception of the Secret Super Training has six Training levels which consists of HP, Attack, Defense, Special Attack, Special Defense, and Speed.
Finishing the level training will give you 4, 8, or 12 depending on the Super Training Level and depending on what stat you've chosen. Finishing the training in the given time limit will also give you the Training Level complete mark, if all six training levels were accomplished, a new Super Training Level will be unlocked. From Super Training Level 1 (4 EV points per training level), to Super Training Level 3 (12 EV points per training).
Finishing training levels will also let you receive punching bags that allows you to gain EV stats, things that helps you in the Super Training level mini-game, etc.
- Main article: Fairy (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. Fairy-type attacks are strong against Dragon, Fighting, and Dark types and resisted by Fire, Poison, and Steel types; Fairy-type Pokémon are weak to Poison- and Steel-type attacks, resist Fighting-, Bug-, and Dark-type attacks, and are immune to Dragon-type attacks.
- Main article: Trainer customization
The player will now be able to change their appearance in-game, allowing them to customize their characters by changing their hair color and clothing.
X and Y feature Gyms just as every other main series title. In Kalos, the Gym Leaders are Viola (Bug), Grant (Rock), Korrina (Fighting), Ramos (Grass), Clemont (Electric), Valerie (Fairy), Olympia (Psychic), and Wulfric (Ice).
Elite Four and Champion
Just as in Unova, the Elite Four can be battled in any order. After battling all four, a path to the Champion is unlocked. The Elite Four members are Malva (Fire), Siebold (Water), Wikstrom (Steel), and Drasna (Dragon). After beating all four Elite Four members, the player will face the Champion, Diantha, who uses a variety of types along with a Gardevoir which can Mega Evolve.
72 new Pokémon were introduced for X and Y, bringing the known total from 649 to 721.
- Main article: Mega Evolution
A unique state, Mega Evolution, was introduced in Pokémon X and Y. Mega Evolution is a temporary in-battle transformation that results in an overall increase in stats, sometimes also changing a Pokémon's Ability and types. Not all Pokémon can Mega Evolve. A Pokémon can only Mega Evolve if it is holding a Mega Stone in battle and its Trainer has a Key Stone.
Many Pokémon introduced prior to Pokémon X and Y received newer, more realistic cries upon its release. Some Pokémon, such as Corphish, Pikachu, and Shiftry, received drastically different cries from the originals.
Pokémon X and Y can connect with the Pokémon Global Link website. They are mostly compatible with Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, with the exception of alternate forms, Mega Evolutions, moves, or Abilities introduced in those games, which cannot be traded to or used in battle with X and Y. The games are also able to communicate with Pokémon Bank, which allows the storage of Pokémon. Through Pokémon Bank and Poké Transporter, X and Y are able to communicate indirectly with games from Generation V.
Gaming magazine Famitsu gave Pokémon X and Y a score of 39 out of 40.
IGN rated the games an "Amazing" 9.0/10, praising its animation, characters, and multiplayer functionality, receiving the same score as Pokémon Black and White. Pokémon X and Y hold a rating of 87.26% and 87.89%, respectively, on Game Rankings based on 45 reviews.
- Main article: Pokémon X & Pokémon Y: Super Music Collection
The soundtrack contains most of the background music and effect music from the games. The music is composed by Shota Kageyama (Sound Director of Pokémon X and Y), Hitomi Satō, Minako Adachi, and Junichi Masuda. Pokémon X and Pokémon Y are the first main series titles since Pokémon Gold and Silver that Gō Ichinose did not work on as a composer, since he shifted to a side project of Game Freak's during the development of Pokémon X and Y.
- Main article: Staff of Pokémon X and Y
|Version||Release date||Official changelog||More information|
|1.0||October 12, 2013||N/A||Initial release|
|1.1||October 25, 2013||Fix for the Lumiose City save glitch.|
||Fix for the GTS filter error.|
|1.2||December 12, 2013||
||Fix for the Wonder Trade evolution learnset glitch.|
||Fix for the Trainer PR Videos glitch.|
||Encrypts battling and trading communications. This prevents the use of cheating programs such as Instacheck and Battle Analyzer, which intercept online traffic and read information such as Pokémon data and the opponent's decisions. As such, this patch is required to connect to the Nintendo Network in-game (unlike the previous patch).|
|1.3||October 26, 2014||
||Changes Poké Ball animation to a different style.|
|1.4||April 1, 2015||
||Initially caused the game to crash in battles between international players in Battle Spot Random Matchup, but no longer does after Battle Spot server was modified to display nicknames in such battles.|
|1.5||April 23, 2015||
- See also: Pokémon X and Y beta
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In the Pokémon X demo, the player is Calem; in the Pokémon Y demo, the player is Serena. The player starts with a random level 30 Kalos starter Pokémon, Helioptile, and Sylveon. Pokémon-Amie is constantly present on the touch screen while the player is in the overworld. Pokémon do not gain experience in the demo.
The player is welcomed by Alexa, and starts in an area with a large fountain in an area of decreased elevation, surrounded by small staircases leading to the fountain. Between the player's starting position and the fountain is tall grass.
In battle, the bag is divided into the same four categories it has been since Generation IV: HP/PP restore, status restore, Poké Balls, and battle items. The player starts off the demo with 10 Poké Balls, and can catch the wild Pokémon that appear.
At the fountain is a Skiddo, which the player can mount with A and dismount with B. As Skiddo cannot climb stairs, the player is restricted to the small area around the fountain.
Just past the fountain is the opposite-gendered player character. If the player interacts with him or her, he or she will challenge the player to a battle. He or she has the starter Pokémon that is super effective against the player's.
Past the fountain is a field of flowers. Wild Pokémon can be found while walking in flowers. A Fletchling can be seen walking in one of the patches of flowers. Past the field of flowers are several hedge mazes, each containing a Marill walking around that only makes its cry when interacted with. Shauna and Trevor are standing around in the general area. If the player interacts with Shauna, she will challenge the player to a battle. Shauna has the starter Pokémon with a type disadvantage to the player's.
Past these mazes is Professor Sycamore standing in front of a gate. If the player interacts with him, he will give the player a level 100 Mewtwo holding its Mega Stone with Psyshock, Thunderbolt, Shadow Ball, and Recover; the player loses access to their other Pokémon at this point. He then challenges the player to a battle with his Crobat, Dragonite, and Chandelure.
- These Pokémon games are named after the x and y-axes of the Cartesian coordinate system.
- Although Game Freak released Pokémon X for the Nintendo 3DS in 2013, the tentative title (unconfirmed to be a codename for Crystal) for a game similar to the Japanese version of Pokémon Crystal with planned support to connect to a mobile phone and set for an April 2000 release was also Pocket Monsters X (ポケットモンスターＸ), according to multiple sources such as an Asahi Shimbun news article from December 1999. The game was postponed until 2001 due to the planned release of the Game Boy Advance. The article mentions an adapter for linking a Game Boy to a mobile phone, with the datacenter server used for the feature being hosted by Kyocera in Kyoto.
- These are the first core series games that do not have Version (or its equivalent in that language) in their Western language names.
- These are the only Nintendo-published games to be released on the same date worldwide, as well as the only core series games to do so.
- However, the first trailers for Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire showed that they were intended to be released worldwide sometime in November 2014, until the final trailers established that the games would be released in Europe on November 28, 2014 after their release in the rest of the countries on November 21 of that year.
- These Pokémon games have the shortest names using only one letter each (X and Y).
- These are the only core series games after Pokémon Platinum to not play the game mascot's cry upon pressing START on the title screen, instead playing a generic confirmation sound.
- These are the first core series games not to have an introduction prior to the title screen. Instead, the introduction plays after the title screen animation.
- The Japanese and Korean logos for X and Y include the Mega Evolution sigil.
- This is the only primary pair of games to not be followed up by a later game set in the same region.
In other languages
- Japanese Pokémon X and Y minisite (Japanese)
- Pokémon.com (US)
- Nintendo Australia
- Pokémon.com (UK)
- Korean Pokémon X and Y minisite (Korean)
- Hong Kong Pokémon X and Y minisite (Chinese)
- Taiwanese Pokémon X and Y minisite (Chinese)
- 『ポケットモンスター Ｘ・Ｙ』ニンテンドー3DSで2013年10月、世界同時発売【画像追加】 (Japanese)
- Pokémon X and Y sales hit four million in two days | Eurogamer.net
- Pokémon X and Y Sales Figures Revealed | IGN
- Consolidated Results for the Years Ended March 31, 2012 and 2013
- Masuda's blog post (Japanese) (English)
- Iwata Asks - Pokémon X and Y
- ポケモン情報サイト「palette」過去ログ38 - ポケパレ！
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