4:35 am EDT, July 11, 2013

‘Pokemon X’ and ‘Y’ gym leaders, legendary types, evil team and more revealed

Right on schedule, a flood of exciting Pokémon X and Y news has leaked out of Japan.

The magazine CoroCoro is known for having exclusive releases of the Pokémon series. Today’s (expected) leak yielded some awesome information on what generation VI of Pokémon will contain. Thanks to Serebii for the translations and scans.

Gym leaders

The two new gym leaders revealed are Shitoron and Zakuro (note: all names are translated from Japanese, and are not the official English names).

Shitoron is the fellow with Doc Ock-esque robot arms (Electric type leader, perhaps), while Zakuro is the man lying on his side with what appear to be gems in his hair and is “said to be good at sports.” Do his climbing tools and rocky hairstlye suggest that he’s a Rock or Ground-type leader?

Shitoron Pokemon X and Y


Zakuro Pokemon X and Y


Legendary Pokemon types

The legendary Pokémon Xerneas will be a pure fairy type. Fairy is a type of Pokémon that was recently announced for Gen. VI. Xerneas will have a special move called Geo Control, and the ability Fairy Aura, which powers up Fairy-type moves.

The other legendary Pokémon announced so far for Gen. VI, Yveltal, will be Dark/Flying. Yvetal will have the ability Dark Aura, which powers up Dark-type moves, and can learn the special move Death Wing.

Evil team

The evil team of Gen. VI of Pokémon will be Team Flare (translation to English pending). Their one and only purpose is apparently to make money. Take a look at what this fiery gang will look like below.

Team Flare Pokemon X and Y

Team Flare

Pokemon Professor

The professor who will give you your starter Pokémon and Pokédex is named Professor Purataanu. He will battle you once in a while, and has the starting of a five o’clock shadow.

Professor Purataanu

Professor Purataanu

New Gen. VI Pokemon

New creatures from Pokémon X and Y were also announced in today’s gargantuan spill.

An evolution to the previously announced Fighting-type panda bear, Pancham, was revealed to be the beastly Goronda.

Goronda Pokemon X and Y


The two new squids are Maika and Karamanero. Both of these Pokémon are Dark/Psychic-types. Maika can learn the new Dark type move called Turn Over, which reverses stat changes made in battle.

Maika Pokemon X and Y


Karamanero Pokemon X and Y


Shushup the bird Pokémon and Peroppafu the cotton candy Pokémon are both new Fairy types. Shushup is exclusive to Pokémon Y, while Peroppafu is exclusive to Pokémon X.

Shushup Pokemon X and Y


Peroppafu Pokemon X and Y


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