Scans from Japanese magazine Corocoro reveal major details about the new Pokémon generation and the Pokémon X and Pokémon Y games.
Details have emerged about features exclusive to the new Pokémon X and Y handheld games. Four new Pokémon were unveiled, each with a special twist. It should be noted that their names are only translated from Japanese, and are not their official English names.
The most interesting new Pokémon is Gogoat, in that it is described as being the grass “riding Pokémon.” Players will be able to ride on top of Gogoat on land, similar to the way the HM move Surf is utilized on water.
A Pikachu lizard copy of sorts, Erikiteru is an electric/normal type that can learn the new move Parabola Change, which heals the user while simultaneously damaging opponents.
A panda fighting type named Yanchamu will know the new move Parting Remark, which will lower its opponents’ stats while also forcing the user to switch out.
Yayakoma is a normal/flying type bird that is said to have a beautiful voice. Oddly enough, this bird Pokémon can learn Flame Charge, perhaps giving evidence to a fire type evolution for it.
In what appears to be a The Sims-like feature, players will be able to pick what their protagonist looks like for the first time ever in a Pokémon game.
Skin colors range from peach to tan, while hair colors shown are either brown or blonde. Items such as sunglasses and hats may be optional.
Lastly, the Japanese name of the Gen 6 region is translated into Karosu. The land seems to have many French likenesses, including its center city Miare City. Miare City was shown in the original trailer as the male protagonist roller skated away from an Eiffel Tower-esque building.
The full scans of the entire Pokémon article have yet to be released officially by CoroCoro.
A riding Pokemon?
What will it be like riding on a Pokémon on land? Will there be more than one Pokémon with this ability? It reminds us of riding on the Chocobos in the Final Fantasy series.
Credit to Bulbapedia for magazine translations and scans.
Image credit: Nintendo