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The next evolution
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[[File:XY series poster 2.png|thumb|200px|A poster for the ''[[XY series]]'' of the Pokémon anime]]
On January 8, 2013, Nintendo simultaneously announced to the world that a new generation of Pokémon will be coming to the world through a special edition of [[Nintendo Direct]], called ''Pokémon Direct''. {{g|X and Y}}, the first games in [[Generation VI]], were revealed and were released worldwide on October 12, 2013. These two games introduced several new Pokémon, and the Pokémon series took a new leap into the 3D world on the [[Nintendo 3DS]]. The concept of [[Mega Evolution]] was also introduced. During the unveiling of the new versions, three new [[Starter Pokémon]] were introduced: Grass Type {{p|Chespin}}, Fire Type {{p|Fennekin}} and Water Type {{p|Froakie}}. The games take place in a new region called [[Kalos]], based off of real-world France. These games harkened back to Generation I in several ways, by including many older Pokémon from different regions alongside a small amount of new ones, making older Pokémon stronger through Mega Evolution and introducing a [[Fairy (type)|brand new type]] for the first time in over a decade.
The anime was quick to follow with a new series, {{series2|XY}}. As with the previous three series, the XY series began with Ash Ketchum, headed off to the new region with his Pikachu. His previous companions, Iris and Cilan, have left the series. Ash began his journey in Lumiose City. {{an|Clemont}}, {{an|Bonnie}} and {{an|Serena}} having joined him in the series as companions.