The Pokémon universe will never be the same after the giant reveals during today’s Pokémon X and Pokémon Y E3 2013 showcase. And this is before the conference even starts!
New Pokémon type
The new type unveiled by Nintendo is the Fairy type.
The Fairy type is strong against Dragon type Pokémon. Jigglypuff, Gardevoir, Marill, and the new Eeveelution Sylveon will all be Fairy types.
Official artwork of this new type in battle is demonstrated in this picture of Sylveon, a Fairy type, battling Hydreigon, a Dark/Dragon type.
(Click on the picture for the high quality version.)
Noivern is Flying/Dragon, and uses a new attack called Boomburst.
Vivillon is Bug/Flying, and can learn the move Struggle Bug. It evolves from Spewpa, which has yet to be revealed.
There are also a few currently unnamed Pokémon.
New features of Gen VI
Sky battles will be a new type of battling that only Flying type Pokémon, along with those that know the ability Levitate, can participate it.
In the below screenshot, an in-game German character in the English version of Pokémon X and Y, asks the player if “they would like to participate in a sky battle” with her.
Lastly, the male player’s name is Xavier.
This is all very exciting news! It’s a refresher to not feel so in the dark anymore about so many things relating to the next generation of Pokémon!
Hypable’s Pokémon podcast Poké Chat will go in depth with all of the biggest Pokémon news revealed today. Check in with them tomorrow night to hear their reactions to all of this great news!
‘Pokemon X’ and ‘Y’ worldwide release date of October 12, 2013
A new ‘Pokemon’ generation detailed!
What are your thoughts on all of the big new details that we know about the Pokémon X and Y games, along with the new generation?
Note: it was originally reported that there would be a live broadcast for the Pokémon X and Y games tonight. While a press conference for the games is still going on tonight, there will be no stream to watch. We will update with the latest information shared online in another post for Pokémon later tonight.