Pokémon X And Pokémon Y Coming To 3DS Worldwide In October

By Spencer . January 8, 2013 . 3:16am

imageNintendo announced a new set of Pokémon games for Nintendo 3DS during Pokémon Direct. Pokémon X and Pokémon Y will be released worldwide in October 2013. That’s right no waiting for a localization!


This Pokémon title has 3D graphics and features three new starter Pokémon: Chespin, Fennekin, and Froakie. Take a look at the debut trailer for it below, and the announcement here.



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  • leadintea

    I’m excited as hell for this!!!!

  • Samurai_Heart

    Trailer here/what was shown:

  • I want all three starters! I’m loving the legendaries; the second one looked like the creature from Princess Mononoke. It seems Ash WON’T be waking up from his coma any time soon then.

    EDIT: I’m getting both versions! I’m definitely starting with the grass on one of the games.

    • hawk222

      I was also going to comment on the King of the Forest– I mean, , the X version legendary.

  • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

    This is what going to help Reggie body ready lol.^_^

  • protofox


  • Herok♞

    Well this is going to be grand I have been waiting for pokemon 3DS and it was worth it.

  • Masengan

    I’m in love with Fennekin, can’t wait to see the evolutions.

    • Kai2591

      Seems to be the most popular of the three…many are expecting she’ll evolve into a nine-tailed fox, but since there’s already Ninetails…we shall see~

      • Krisi92

        Why is it so popular? It looks by far the least interesting to me.

        • Kai2591

          well, at least from reading the other comments, sounds like it is quite popular. Among other reasons, Fennekin looks cute, its a fire-type, its a fox, and better-looking compared to the other two (which looks too cartoonish). I personally like foxes and fire-types.

          • AkuLord3

            Cartoonish…in a pokemon game…GET OUT OF HERE~ that’s crazy

          • Kai2591

            More so than I would prefer. Its just an honest personal opinion ;)

          • Renaldi Saputra

            well, honestly that grass one looks like the one from Happy Tree Friends

        • Renaldi Saputra

          back into our own preferences

  • SirRichard

    Definitely going to roll with the Grass or the Water starter, personally, and damn, wasn’t expecting it to arrive this year at all. Fully 3D, too, even if it plays the same (and I imagine it will) it definitely won’t feel the same for a while.

    And that horse legendary is just ridiculous, I’m sorry.

    • Suicunesol

      It’s not a horse! It’s a deer!

      • SirRichard

        It still looks like my dad put up the Christmas tree while wasted!

  • roydgriffin

    Holy sh*t, Im 28 and still so excited for new Pokemon games! IT WILL NEVER STOP!

    • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

      I don’t think age can make you no excited with Pokemon here.
      I can even picture old mans going crazy because of this announcement.^_^

      • Renaldi Saputra

        if they’re fanboys/fangirls, then it can’t be helped

        • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

          Well…….lots of people is indeed fanboys/fangirls lol.^_^

          • Renaldi Saputra

            not really, some are just a normal fans like me, some are only know but not fans, and some are fanboys/fangirls..

            many ppl I saw only like the first two or three generations

    • Shuga Suenaga

      27 here i fell you bro

      • high five I’m 27 as well and a huge fan. Fennekin for me. I have been a water starter for years but going fire this time.

    • ShawnOtakuSomething

      21… and hyped

    • Bryce Blalex Douglas

      20 and still morphed into a fanboy over this

    • Shadowman

      It’s rated E for Everyone.

      • Renaldi Saputra

        yea, after all

    • Syn

      23 and super hyped, my reason for getting the 3Ds right there

    • AyaisMUsikWhore

      20 and hyped. I almost had a heart attack. Just the visual blew me away

    • Anyone notice the glasses glitched when he swung from the vine?

  • Fitzkrieg

    Trailer is up on the official Pokemon YT.

  • s07195

    I seriously am not too sure if want… in any case, X and Y as version names sounds weird. Perhaps I’m too used to rare metals/stones naming themes.

    Not going to comment on the look of the Pokemon, since I respect each generation’s design choices, so I’ll just say that the designs look more in-line with the Black/White looks. I assume that the unnamed Pokemon is the grass-type starter?

    3D environments are going to need some getting used to, but it looks like we’ll be moving in straight lines as usual. Most likely the curved paths will work like in B/W and B/W 2, I think.

    Wonder what the name for the continent is?

    EDIT: After watching the trailer with the voice reading out the name of the games, I can’t help but expect a ‘Pokemon Y’ pun sooner or later. >.>

  • Fennekin for sure!!!!

    • Renaldi Saputra

      all hail fire starters

      • Syn

        am with you all the way. Burn baby BURN!!!!

        • Renaldi Saputra

          well, I always use fire starters and most of them are the best starter for me except that roasted pig

      • AyaisMUsikWhore

        *in cult jacket bowing* FIRE NATION!

        • puchinri

          I need AtLA/Korra and PKMNY+X art now. ;u;

      • You Are Tonga
    • Krisi92

      I don’t know, it looks by far the least interesting to me.

      • Peace Legacy

        My inner furry tell me Fennekin is fine and delicious, so I will trust that

      • It looks the cutest and most normal to me. No favorite this time, but I’ll take this over a boar or a monkey for sure.

    • ShawnOtakuSomething

      I bet its going to turn into a fire/Psy

    • Leonardo Duarte

      Finaly, it seems not to be a fire starter that it final stage would be fire/fight.

      Actualy, it seems to be fire/psychic

      Also, grass/dark and water/fight

    • AyaisMUsikWhore

      No questions. Fire ftw

    • The one and only good choice !

    • CirnoLakes

      I’m personally enjoying the look of that grass starter. Chespin.

      Of course, the evolved form of Fennekin will probably look the best.

      • Renaldi Saputra

        the grass one looks like the one from Happy Tree Friends..

  • Tylor Boreas Makimoto

    Going for both games. JUST CAUSE ITS AWESOME!
    Wait though. That means ten months of waiting?

  • Chris Yuen

    When I read the subs and understood what Pikachu was saying, suddenly, I felt like Meowth.

  • Can’t decide, really. Either I’ll go with Professor Frog, or Lady Fox~ That grass one is just derp, lol.

    • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

      Lady Fox is too cute to ignore.^_^

      • (vara/バラ)

        …now if i pick the fox i’m going to have to keep resetting until i get a female one. and then it’s going to evolve into a man. i know it.

        • Reminds me a bit of Torchic, was totally not expecting it to end up as a kungfu master, lol.

          • (vara/バラ)

            in before ladyfox evolves into burly man that stands on two legs.

          • God I hope not. I’d say it’ll be a nine tail fox but we actually have one of those already..hmm

          • Pockystix

            maybe a two-tailed one lol

    • Christopher Nunes

      I’m a Fire-Type Pokemon lover and I love Kistunes/Foxes so Lady Fox is a must! This will be the first starter Pokemon I want a female version of!

      • Kai2591

        Same here man! Kitsunes FTW!

      • Renaldi Saputra

        I think the Ralts’ evolution will be once again occurred..
        well, if you know what I mean (no, not a perv thing)

        • Christopher Nunes

          It is too late, the damage has been done.

          People will now begin to think that.

      • i think the grass starter is just the right amount of derp to be super cute!

    • ShawnOtakuSomething

      I see a water/fighing type

      • porkiewpyne

        Please gimme a Fire/Psychic and a Grass/Dark. :D Don’t want yet another Fire/Fighting any more.

        • Renaldi Saputra

          It seems that fox won’t grow into fire/fighting..
          but fire/psychic is just a burden, it adds more weakness..
          fire/rock or fire/flying better..
          the easy example: Victini..

          • porkiewpyne

            Fire/rock would be 4x by water. And fire/flying 4x to rock. Hmm kinda hard to pair fire-types huh :(

          • Renaldi Saputra

            ah yea you’re right, fire/rock isn’t better.. but fire/flying is still better bcos it’s 0x against ground.. only add thunder as weakness
            but fire/psychic add ghost and dark as weakness

            well, after all

          • porkiewpyne

            Prob with Fire/Flying is 4x dmg from rock attacks. Like with Charizard.

          • Renaldi Saputra

            i know at least it’s 0x with ground..

          • porkiewpyne

            True that. The benefits do outweigh the cost :) Hate it when I get Earthquaked to death LOL

          • J_Joestar

            Yeah, no matter what a Fire/???? pokemon will never have the best defensive typing, it is like adding Ice type to something.
            On the other hand, it’s offense should be pretty good at least.

        • Krisi92

          We have too many Grass/Darks already. Well, 2 fully evolved ones, but that’s enough.

    • OverlordZetta

      Really? I think the Fire one is atrocious looking, but the Grass one is okay (just loses points for not being a reptile). The Water winds by a landslide for me, which is nice, since I’m usually a Water guy.

      • J_Joestar

        Honestly, the Grass starter, if it weren’t for the green hood-thing, would look like a starting route Pokemon (Ratata, sentret, patrat, etc…)

  • Zeidge

    They are definitely running out of dual themes aren’t they?

    • Suicunesol

      I was thinking Orange and Violet, personally.

      • RaikageV

        Or Opal and Topaz.

    • komiko12

      X and Y for male and female?

      • SirRichard

        X and Y for the dimensions, it’s the 3DS after all.

        • komiko12

          like the ones in coordinates?

          then I assume the third game will be Pokemon Z so that it will complete the three dimensions (3D).

    • Bryce Blalex Douglas

      X and Y sets up for a Z as in 3D plane

      • J_Joestar

        either that or the sequels XX and XY will have a gender locked player character.

    • XypherCode

      Try Alpha, Beta, Sigma :))

      • Renaldi Saputra

        maybe u mean: Alpha, Beta, and Gamma..
        or Alpha and Omega

        • XypherCode

          Yeah but then I thought “what the heck I already typed it in” xD

  • Suicunesol

    OMG I just realized that the legendary Pokemon resemble an X and a Y respectively. You better put up a screenshot of the X Pokemon for comparison, Spencer!

    EDIT: Actually they both resembles Y’s… lol

    • (vara/バラ)

      spread the deer’s legs! dohoho.

    • ronin4life

      I bet the deer stands with its legs spread in battle… which would create an “x” shape
      The top of the “X” resembles the antlers, while the limbs of the “Y” look like feathered talons.

      • Kai2591

        hmm seems like it, yeah…

  • KHSoraKeyBlade

    These new games do look amazing from the small bits we’ve seen. Old pokemon feature too which is always good. I’ll definitely be going with, Fennekin for the starter :D

    I still think it’s too early to jump into Gen VI but I don’t mind after seeing the trailer.

  • Haseyo

    So hyped for this. Glad it’s no Gen III remake and it shut all of us up for “Too early for Gen VI.”

    Well played Nintendo.

    • I’ll take the brunt of whatever blast this may give but this does not, in any way, ‘shut us up’ about our thoughts on Gen VI being too early or wanting an RSE remake. I don’t think anyone here is saddened that Gen VI is a thing but I don’t believe you really have a right to tell us that we have to shut up about our opinions on the matter. For some, myself included, this does feel a bit rushed. Hopefully this will be a good thing in the long run but, again, it’s not necessary to stab out people for their thoughts on this. It’s a legitimate thought and concern.

  • TiredOfMyOldUsername

    Finally pokemon is in 3D, the graphic aren’t really goods, but that still a big step forward compared to how it have been until now and the graphic might be better once it’s released on the 3DS.
    And i’m not surprised at all this is a new generation, like i said often already until now every new entries of pokemon games from the main series on a new handhelds always have been a new generation, it would have been weird if this time it was different.
    And damn Fennekin is cute… i really rarely use that word, but i don’t think there’s any better word to describe that pokemon and i wouldn’t be surprised if the last evolution of Fennekin was a Nine tails fox or something like that.
    Edit: completely forgot about Ninetails, so i guess last evolution of Fennekin can’t be another Ninetails. now i really wonder what the last evolution will be.

    • Haseyo

      You gotta remember, 3D HD models would take up a huge amount of space and Pokemon is a game with a vast, vast amount of data. They can only push it so far.

      • Suicunesol

        Then put the game on a bigger cart. 4GB is enough, don’t you think? I would think a game like Pokemon would warrant the expense/investment.

        I think the overworld could look a little better. It looks like some of the grass and the buildings could have come directly from a DS version.

        Well, it’s still under development, so I shouldn’t mark off anything yet.

    • ShawnOtakuSomething

      I think its still beta I think its going to look better later I hope

      • sd28

        it says its a work in progress though that still doesn’t stop people complaining

    • XypherCode

      I’m sure the game will look gorgeous on the 3DS screen itself hands-on. I watched it low-res and for me the graphics are perfect and the style of character modeling is just right for a Pokemon game. No need for a ‘realistic’ look for the characters. And yeah that Fennekin is freakin’ cute. My sister almost hugged my monitor. :P

      • Elvick

        You don’t have to look realistic to have good graphics. Look at Ni no Kuni.

        Not saying these are bad, it’s good just meh for me. I’d rather have gotten more improved 2D again, and gotten 3D when they had better hardware to work with so they looked at least as good as PokePark on the Wii.

        • sd28

          please tell me you didnt compare 3ds cell shading to ps3

          • Elvick

            That completely ignores my *point*. Which is that you don’t need *realistic* graphics to be “good”.

            I wasn’t comparing the 3DS and PS3 graphical capabilities. Ni no Kuni is a wonderful example of a game that is undeniably beautiful in it’s graphics, but it doesn’t have realistic design.

            Thus, proving my point. This game, even by 3DS standards isn’t that great looking so far. And having “realistic graphics” have nothing to do with that.

  • negineBIT

    This IS big news!! *v*

  • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

    Lol, the grass one is leave behind againts the other starter lol………… clumsy starter coming soon?^_^

  • Spider-Man

    Coughed up blood from the excitement. So hype, god damn.

  • New region based on France, eh? I’m ready!

    • Nonomino

      Shame on me, I’m French and I didn’t notice! I’m even more excited now.

    • Renaldi Saputra

      so the ppl will speak French or maybe the new pokemon naming will more use French terms

    • Brian

      well that explains the frog lol

    • ShawnOtakuSomething

      Hipster Jake wants to battle

  • Shadowman

    Froakie FTW!

    • Hugo

      Im hoping its final evolution has an awesome mustache.

  • Nonomino

    WHAT WHAT WHAT. I was not prepared!
    I always choose the grass starter, but Froakie looks so, so funny. I’m already fond of its face.

    • Renaldi Saputra

      that froakie is kinda ‘freakie’

  • Anesia Hunter

    the hype was all so worth it, since this is awesome. i can’t wait for october.

  • Suicunesol

    I gotta say the trailer just moved so quickly that I couldn’t process it all.

    I am excited, but I recognize that X and Y is a bit of a weird name decision.

    Also, Chespin and Fennekin seem to borrow heavily from Buneary and Zorua. While I’m sure their final forms will seem very different, I can’t help but think that Creatures could have done a little bit better. It turns out that Froakie, the ugliest one, is the one that looks the most unique.

    • it makes sense though,

      Legendary X is on the ground whereas Legendary Y is in the Air

    • J_Joestar

      Chespin kinda reminds me more of Patrat without the psycho eyes than Buneary.

      Completely forgot that Zorua was a fox as well, it is just easier to compare Fennekin to Vuplix due to typing. Maybe a Fire/Dark evo?

  • Blazkn

    Overworld maps doesn’t look that good, but the battles are awesome.

    You can take all my money, Nintendo.

  • Detrimont

    i think these are the best starters for awhile

    • Renaldi Saputra

      i agree but only at the fire starter

  • Guest
  • The “third game” will be called pokemon Z.

    • roydgriffin

      And Goku will be the trainer.

      • Renaldi Saputra

        and it will be pokemon Z Kai as the sequel

        • Spirit Macardi

          No, it’ll just be the same game but with a new intro and the filler removed.

      • BadenBadenPrinny

        “Rival Vegeta wants to battle”

    • Kai2591

      and will have an electricity starter Pokemon!

    • OverlordZetta

      Nah. Watch them do a “Pokemon X2 and Y2” instead, with three versions to choose from, and they’ll be named A, B, and C.


      • J_Joestar

        I remember watching that!

        Cell used Selfdestruct!
        Goku used Teleport!
        King Kai used Facepalm!

  • komiko12

    Aw.. I will miss the 2D sprites and the 2D world.
    It has been a good run..

    Anyone else think that the starters don’t look good together?
    Nevertheless, those designs will grow on me.

  • pressUPfororanges

    Psyduck in the trailer.
    Please, have all my money.

  • Peace Legacy

    The hype train is ready for your body. Come aboard everybody! Nintendo shall have all our wallets

  • roydgriffin

    I sense customizeable trainers. With the emphasis on worldwide online play and all. :)

    • (vara/バラ)

      i actually started thinking this. first we see that male character, then a female with long brown hair running…then later on another female with Rosa hair running alongside the male…

      • roydgriffin

        I imagine the new professor will have very bad eyesight, and his new question will be:” What do you look like? I’m serious, I can’t see sh*t” and then you will be able to build your trainer.XD

        • J_Joestar

          that would be great, even if it is just a very simple (a few different hair, eye, mouth choices) anything that makes the PCs a little more unique is welcome.

  • You see this? Europe Japan USA I wish every article on this site had these three flags together~

    • Well, those flags do cost money to put up confidently…

  • Pockystix



  • ShawnOtakuSomething

    so is this gen 6 or a spin-off? I’m so hyped right now!!Ever bit of fanboy in me is screaming OH YES
    pokemon sapphire and ruby remake will most likely end up like this

    • Gen 6

      • ShawnOtakuSomething

        Well that was fast, gen 5 came out 2 years ago

        • Renaldi Saputra

          yea, that was very fast
          technically almost 3 yrs ago.. bcos the B/W in Japan was on 2010

          • Krisi92

            Actually, Gen 2 and 3 had also 3 years between them, and outside of Japan, the 1st and 2nd gens only had TWO.

        • Suicunesol

          By the time X and Y are released, it will have been 3 years.

        • It was 3.

        • Hugo

          Didn’t they say gen 5 was going to be at a quicker pace than past generations? or am i wrong?

    • porkiewpyne

      I’d say gen 6. We’ve never actually had unofficial Pokemon exclusive to spinoffs anyway. So if there’s a new Pokemon, it’s a new gen.

  • Bryce Blalex Douglas

    The only thing that could make this year better is Square stepping it up and releasing Bravely Default in the west

    • Syn

      Also versus wouldnt hurt, but yeah, 2013 would be perfect with this and Square stepping up… fingers crossed.

  • Prinnydoom


  • Tales_of_Master

    OMG OMG OMG…..What should I do? Pick Pokemon Y ? Or wait for Pokemon Z T-T All in all awesome news. Definitely going with the Fire starter this time, it’s just too cute to pass on :3

    I don’t believe that after all these Pokemon games I played, I’m still so hyped for a new Generation of Pokemon. It’s the sense of adventure that the Pokemon games give me that I love so much. A new adventure will start on October 2013, and absolutely psyched for it :)

  • FFmax

    They’re doing letters now? But oh my freaking god 3d graphics!! I never thought it would happen so soon!

  • Holy crap. New generation means new dragons. Totally getting this. Looked amazing so far. Will look much better near release. This is going to be a good 3DS year I think.

  • XypherCode

    This is the first time I understood Pikachu speak xD My wallet is ready!!!! :))

    • ShawnOtakuSomething

      Welcome to France

  • FFmax

    One of the legendaries look like a combination of Virizion and Dialga.

  • oooooh *eyes sparkle*

  • and then they’ll make a third one called pokemon zzz

    • Renaldi Saputra


  • Minos

    If you listen closely, you can hear the sound of Vita saying “Oh Carp…”

    • Elvick

      Makes little sense.

      Then again, fanboy derping doesn’t have to make sense does it? :D

  • AdenMaer

    Fennekin is sooooo cool looking. And Froakie looks too cartoonish to me xD I’m kinda glad they tried to take it to the next level with the 3D thing while still trying their best to satisfy the old gamers’ tastes :)

  • Kai2591


    Haven’t really played any Pokemon games since Ruby, but THIS caught back my attention!

    Will probably choose Fennekin cuz it looks fiery, seems like a fox, and I suspect will evolve into an awesome looking one~ Not really liking the other two though…too cartoonish.

    Now….how much is a Nintendo 3DS again…?

  • this is so epic!!!!!! Fennekin is mine.

  • Wake

    I haven’t touched a Pokemon game since Yellow. I guess that’s about to change and this is making me want to play Black & White now.

    It’s shaping up to be a great year for the 3DS. Fire Emblem, Animal Crossing, Luigi’s Mansion, Castlevania, Soul Hackers and the possibility of a Bravely Default announcement, and now a new Pokemon game. I might just upgrade to a 3DS XL this year.

    • Krisi92

      Trust me, the 5th generation was the best one so far. And I’m not saying that because it’s the newest, because after that, the 2nd generation is my favorite.

      • Renaldi Saputra

        In monster design, I think it’s not the best bcos I saw some weird creatures

        • J_Joestar

          they weren’t that bad, some of the good ones look awesome.
          and the wierder ones are no worse than the wierd ones of older gens (sure there is a garbage pokemon, but we had a pile of toxic goop as a pokemon back them as well.)

          • Renaldi Saputra

            what about the deformed knight wannabee and a weird ice cream?? I think they are weird but funny

        • Suicunesol

          In my opinion, it’s the best because of the weird creatures. :P

          • Renaldi Saputra

            I may agree after all..
            They look funny bcos they’re weird

  • The grass starter looks like a normal-type cosplaying as a grass-type; lol.

    • Renaldi Saputra

      the grass reminds me of dewoot, without mustache

    • Elvick

      It really does.

    • puchinri

      That kind of makes me want to cosplay it. . . for some weird reason.

  • E15


    Chespin is for me~

  • The japanese logo has a DNA molecule.

  • Neutron15

    Pokemon Y

  • Renaldi Saputra

    i must admit, the legend looks cool..
    unfortunately I think the starters are kinda lame, except for that fox..
    well I usually use fire starter, but only in B/W for exception..
    anw that fox is still better than roasted pig.. LOL
    so it means maybe DS has reached its dead-end and now pokemon games are more focused onto 3DS from now on..

  • riceisnice

    October? But college will kill me by then!

    • Renaldi Saputra

      ahh, me too..

  • anarchy_panty

    My body is ready. Get hype, etc. etc.
    Seriously, I am goddamn pumped for this. 2013 is going to be a good year for my 3DS.

  • Elvick

    I like the Legendaries, but personally I would have rather they waited to go 3D. Since the hardware isn’t really pushing it that well in my opinion. They could have improved 2D more and I’d have been happier.

    Oh well. Didn’t watch the direct about it, but the trailer itself is up already.

    Hopefully they ditch HMs all together, because I grow tired of them.

  • Josh Strange

    it’s about damn time. hell yeah!

  • $39420547

    am too old for pokemon… but damn it am exited about this game

    • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

      There are no such thing as too old for Pokemon lol.^_^ Gotta Catch ’em all?

  • Syn

    HHHNNNNGGGGGGG!!!!!!!! Pokemon in 3D!!!! that means……Dialga……Typhlosion…………..Mew two…….Emboar……….ZEkrom and many many more… YYYYYYYYYYYYEEEEESSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I finally get to breed these buggers in 3D, hahahahhaahhahahahahahahahahaha. I so cant wait to see roar of time as well as all the other moves. My life feels that much more complete now (*_*)

    • Renaldi Saputra

      well, pokemon in 3D is not new anymore, there’s already pokemon mystery dungeon in 3ds that looks 3d.. and also that battle revolution

      • Syn

        I know that much, but all the examples you have given(including the Colosseum games) are more of spin-offs to the main pokemon titles that apear only on Ninty’s handhelds, I am pysched by the fact that a main entry is actually in 3D, which is something I have been wanting to see since the Ds.

        • Renaldi Saputra

          ahh so that’s what you actually meant.. I see..
          well, I agree then..

  • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

    It sems many thinks that X and Y means chromosome here but i just read on gamefaqs here that X and Y can also mean for length and height.(X is a ground pokemon while Y is a flying pokemon.)
    So……..Z will be a very wide Pokemon?

    • porkiewpyne

      Sorta. XYZ are the planes/dimensions so to speak. Well at least that’s what many people agree on :)

      • Renaldi Saputra

        yea it looks more related into coordinate terms

    • s07195

      Well, there is something DNA-like in the Japanese logo.

      • J_Joestar

        Maybe the X legend is preset to be Female only and the Y legend is Male only?

  • Jay

    If I grab this game, I think I might just start with Froakie even though I’d rename it to Keromatsu. I like the Japanese name better personally.

  • porkiewpyne

    Now if good ol’ Ninty will release a special edition 3DS XL bundle (preferably all black with red/blue silhouettes of the legendaries)……..*crosses fingers*

  • Vaporeon23

    Usually I would start with a water pokemon. Not with this game. Fennekin looks too cute. What I really hope for are some new Eevee evolutions. Please make that happen Nintendo!

    • Syn

      How I am so with you on that one, give us some steel and rock evees, and not to forget ghost too :D But if that does not happen, we get to breed Vaporeon in 3D…. oh the Joy.

      • Renaldi Saputra

        steel, rock, ground, poison, ghost, fighting, dragon, bug, flying

  • Spirit Macardi

    Full 3D graphics, battles that actually look like battles, and a fennec Pokemon! Has Nintendo been reading my mind?!

  • Aisha Lee

    Wasn’t expecting Gen 6 this quick, but its still cool. Really hoping Nintendo creates some Pokemon types. I believe the last new types we had were Steel and Dark and that was back when Gold and Silver was new.

  • Mister_Nep

    It seems like they’re being too safe with this game. Unless something significantly different is shown I’m gonna pass on this.

  • Tails the Foxhound

    You know what I’m excited to find out about PKMN X+Y? If this worldwide launch is a one time thing, or if Nintendo will do this more in the future, with all their titles.

  • Andrew Arndt

    i think we all are hyper for this i saw this a mile away thoe lol

  • r0gamer940

    If you look at the trailer Fennakin is using what looks like a psywave so maybe a fire/psycic and the water type looks to be using a fighting move so maybe water/fire?

    • Renaldi Saputra

      water/fire will be very epic dude..
      but it’s kinda not possible to have the main types (fire water grass) as secondary types of the starters.. example: fire/grass or water/grass

  • $30632660

    Looks like Fennekin will be the next Cyndaquil for me, a.k.a Best Starter Fire Pokemon.
    My body is ready Gen 6.

  • Ben Sylvia

    Further establishing October as the best month.

    For the first time, since they started putting Legendaries on the cover, I can’t decide which I like more.


  • i havent seen anyone talk about this, but i love, love, LOVE how animated/action oriented the battle animations are! its so much better than, say, the coliseum game, because the pokemon actually get close to each other and dont look like they are attacking a wall! i cannot wait until this coming october!!!

    also, X-deer thing looks epic!

    • puchinri

      I was admiring that a lot. It really brings the attacks and battles to life. It’s glorious~.

  • Juan Manuel M. Suárez

    And with this, my PSV (and probably all PSVs) just got its official death sentence. Well played, Nintendo. Well played~.

    • Renaldi Saputra

      LOL, it offended me bcos I have PS Vita.. ahh just kidding
      well, but it’s still not possible

    • Never

      …were you actually expecting Pokemon (That’s owned BY Nintendo) to come to the Vita or something?

      • Juan Manuel M. Suárez

        No, I expected Sony to have something that’d generate appeal for the PSV -before- the imminent announcement of a Pokemon title (which we all know moves millions in matter of weeks)~.

        As it stands now, Sony and the PSV have little chance to catch up. I have a PSV and I can tell you that the few games I’m looking forward to this year have all been announced last year. So, this year as a whole, has still nothing announced for the PSV whereas Nintendo just dropped the bomb with a killer hit. That’s what I meant with a death sentence, because right now, Sony still lacks that a-must have title in Japan and Nintendo not only has some but also has a hype machine on the way~.

        Now, process what I just said and tell me I’m wrong~.

  • キロ

    Oh my, that is a surprise ^^ I am happy with it being worldwide too, it means everyone can enjoy the game at the same time rather than one having to wait months while another plays it before.

    I also like the announcement timing, one does not have to wait too long. Recently, I noticed that announcement timing has been closer to release for some games, I really like that ^^ the Nintendo Direct system is nice in that way.

  • I haven’t day one’d a Pokémon game in a while. It’s time I do so with this. Btw should I play B&W or can I jump right into B&W2 no problem?

    • Guest

      B/W 2 is just some addition of B/W for me.. playing just one of them is enough I think..

      • Never

        Anyone who likes anything at all is now a fanboy because one person doesn’t. Oh how words evolve on the internet.

        Edit: Nice edit and delete @Renaldi Saputra. Because that one statement clearly would have been a mark on your families name!

    • Suicunesol

      I think it’s better if you play B&W. It provides a little better introduction to the new world and its Pokemon. Also, BW2 continues the story introduced in BW. So it’s better to start with BW… and if you like it, play BW2.

  • Elvick

    I hope Froakie doesn’t get super ugly in his final. I’m thinking he’ll end up like Bulbasaur. Cute at first, then awesome, then hideous.

    Hope I’m wrong. Looking at them, I’m definitely leaning toward water and fire again. But evolutions matter too.

  • AuraGuyChris

    It’s going to change my mind about ignoring the Fire-starter. AND I DON’T CARE IF IT TURNS INTO A FIGHTING TYPE AS WELL. It’s so adorable.

    • MrRobbyM

      Just remember what happened to Tepig!

  • Xmas Lopez

    Looks like my Ninetails has a new friend. Team Fennekin! I will make shirts!

  • MikeTxn

    Fennekin and Froakie are cute. I don’t know who to choose.

  • Renaldi Saputra

    I’m expecting.. The intro will be..
    “Are you XX or XY??”

  • Sergio Briceño

    I’m just sad that after 15 years you can still only move in 4 directions… BUT THE REST LOOKS AWESOME!

    Well except for the fact that they could have painted the grass starter blue and the water starter green and I wouldn’t mind, it’s the first time I see a such a cheerful grass starter and a badass water one, but oh well… Oh and that completely UNINTERESTING fire starter…

    The designs I really liked were the character designs though, it seems that they not only want to make a worldwide release, they want worldwide appeal too. They don’t look like your typical anime boy/girl waiting to be raped.

    PD: I have big news too! 2 years from now Pokémon Z will be released!

  • Revorse

    No love for Chespin? I want him. I can feel that final form is gonna be beast. I wasn’t to concerned with Black and White, but for whatever reason I want this.

    • Eric Harris

      Nah, I’m diggin the leaf starter too (hey no pun intended but why not!)

  • SupaPhly

    why do the german names sound better :/

    • Im with you on that regard, I don’t really like how Fennekin rings to a fox name, I would’ve liked Fynx better. Quite same for Chespin but then again I have no idea what’s the grass starter to begin with.

      • SupaPhly

        its supposed to be a Fennec, a type of fox

  • Izzy Miyake

    Well, goodbye social life in October.

    Unless we’re trading/battling, then I welcome it :)

  • Tom_Phoenix

    X and Y? What? Did they run out of names of colours, precious metals and gemstones already? I’m preety sure there was no Pokémon Beige….I mean, ok, that’s not exactly a cool name, but X and Y is so painfully generic. Plus, it makes it so obvious what the third version will be called (Z).

    Anyway, these games could be cool, but I hope they will consider dropping routes and instead feature an open world. I feel this would be a significant improvement to the whole experience.

  • XiaomuArisu

    Okay….That is actually awesome

  • OverlordZetta

    Well great.
    Time to go get a 3DS and… White 2, I guess?
    Might as well go dig up all my other games while I’m at it.
    I wasn’t expecting much, but holy cow did they pull through.
    Sad about no remakes, but I’ll live.

    • J_Joestar

      They probably want to give more incentive to get a 3DS rather than just a DS for Pokemon, so R/S/E remake is probably pushed back to be a gen VI 3DS game instead.
      Diving will probably look a lot cooler on the 3DS’s gen VI game than on a DS gen V game.

  • 3DS Pokemon! So excited, I now know my current frontrunner for must buy game in October! The new starter designs are awesome as well. Cannot wait to see more on the game.

  • Jordan Ortiz

    Hope its possible to poketransfer from black and white 2, looks like vulpix is going to be replaced by the new fire starter.

    • J_Joestar

      probably, the internet wasn’t as prevalent back when Gen 3 came out so the outcry of lost pokemon would be massive now if Nintendo took out transferring.

      The amount of tears and rage that would appear from those who lost the mons they have been raising since R/S/E would flood through every Pokemon forum on the internet.

  • OverlordZetta

    … Oh, huh.
    That little Grass type isn’t a reptile/dinosaur.
    So we finally break the chain, huh?
    Makes me sad in a way. Hopefully they’ll fix it in VII so we can have a full team of Grass type starter lizards.

    • The fox is also not on the zodiac so yah…

  • Eric Harris

    I lost my copy of Pokemon Gold, and I never really was interested in Black and White, so this will be the first title I really dive into Pokemon. Looks great!

  • They make more of these than Activision makes Call of Duty.

  • anjohinc

    I, for one, love water starters and Froakie’s really cute. I love the Qilin-looking legendary Pokemon. Can’t wait to see the other pokemon from Gen VI! October’s going to feel like it’s years away now :-/

  • Armane

    I think I’ll just wait until XX and XY. That protagonist is hideous (is that a ginger haired female protag I spy? Colour me impressed if that’s the case). As are those 3D graphics. And that world combined with that camera? Ugh, at least before you could pretend you weren’t just walking down corridors. Also as a Brit I’d better complain about France being the location, although only because London was rumoured so much before for Gen VI.

    • Kaihedgie

      No one likes a Negative Nanny :P

      • Armane

        Ad hominem and a down vote? Classy.

        I could probably deal with the DS quality graphics if they brought back Sugimori as character designer and put the camera back where it should be.

        • Kaihedgie

          That’s not ad hominem. You were bein’ rather negative. Whole new Pokemon games. We’re in the next generation and all you can do is complain about some art style/graphics

          • MrRobbyM

            Is it really consider complaining? He’s just expressing his opinion. Just because a new Pokemon is coming doesn’t mean the angels should all come down from heaven and start singing.

            I haven’t been happy with Pokemon games ever since gen 4. All the miniscule updates and not enough game changers. But that’s my opinion. The resolution and overall look of the game doesn’t seem much better than a DS game. I was expecting more from a new game on a more powerful handheld.

          • Kaihedgie

            Yeah, it is complaining. As I’ve said before, simply saying “it’s my opinion” doesn’t exempt you from criticism.

          • MrRobbyM

            Can’t argue with that logic.

    • Steven Higgins

      No, I think she’s blonde.

  • Daniele Alvaro Caso

    Can’t waaaaaaaait!!! I want it know!!!

  • Fennekin!!!! >_< Yeah, I'm so getting both of these. I've been a proud Pokemon player since the beginning. =^_^=

  • MrRobbyM

    Oh boy! Can’t wait for Pokemon Z in 2014!

    Also, it seems to be still using the grid navigation or whatever you call it. I wish they would stop with that already. Now would have been perfect to introduce full 3D movement. It would make the game feel less clunky and it would allow for the world to look more realistic and not so boxy and squared. I doubt it judging from the trailer, but character customization still isn’t a thing?

    I gotta say, at least the new Legendary pokemon look pretty cool. Much better than B/W and B2/W2’s legendaries.

    • grevlinghore

      You said it!

    • Armane

      The mirror at least suggests there will be some customisation. Hopefully we can remove those dumb sunglasses.

    • FFmax

      I don’t know, Pokemon Z does seem obvious but they have been really good with surprises lately. Maybe they’ll have sequels again.

      • MrRobbyM

        I heard somewhere that X and Y will be less story-driven so direct sequels wouldn’t make much sense. But Pokemon Z just makes so much sense.

        Hopefully they go back to a more back story way of telling their stories like the first two generations. Lots of story there, just not all in your face. Made the world feel alive and real but also let you have your own adventure.

        • Tylor Boreas Makimoto

          I think you might be mistaken for the Pokemon Trinity rumor. One of the points was that it would be less story driven.

          • MrRobbyM

            You might be right. I just remember it reading it somewhere. Dont rememer the source

      • Armane

        Considering the DNA strand on the Japanese logo, I’d say XX and XY are more likely.

    • Suicunesol

      How can you tell that it’s using a grid based system? You can at least move diagonally. One of the gyms in the trailer shows a spiderweb with a diagonal path.

      • MrRobbyM

        You can tell just by watching the trailer and by the way everything in the game looks. Squared. The sharp 90 degree angle turn is a giveaway. Diagonal movement would be nice but nowhere near as good as full 3D movement.

  • xJustice

    *sniff* *sniff*
    I can still smell DAT GEN III Remakes. :3

    BUT YEAH, Fennekin on October!!

    • MrRobbyM

      I’m sure it’ll come eventually. It wouldn’t make sense to make the first 3DS pokemon games remakes of older ones.

    • 2014 if they are coming that is when they will come.

  • grevlinghore

    Hey look! It`s Oshawot with a hat and a red Purrloin! And there`s even Shishigami from Mononoke Hime! This`ll be interesting…

  • Brimfyre

    Pokemon makes me feel like Michael Corleone.

    Just when I think I’m out, they pull me back in.

  • OatMatadoQuatro

    Looks epic though I don’t find the water type starte interesting. Is it a frog with a moustache or does it have glasses?

    I didn’t know “Pikachu” could be translated to so many words

    • Suicunesol

      To me, the frog resembles a spectacled, old sage with a little, white beard and a ring of white hair.

  • im a digimon kind of a girl, but i may actually buy this pokemon game for the first time in what— a decade? it looks actually different than the others. Considering…

    • J_Joestar

      Digimon games have always been kinda “meh” compared to Pokemon.
      Anime, however, is normally the complete opposite.

      • MrRobbyM

        Digimon World 3 would have been really great if it wasn’t for the awfully slow battle system.

        • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

          Digimon on DS on the other hand is a great blessing for me lol as i really love all of them.^_^
          PSP Digimon is also looking good.^_^

          • MrRobbyM

            I totally forgot they existed! Ima look up some gameplay on yt now.

          • Renaldi Saputra

            for me Digimon World DS, dawn/dusk were kinda bad..
            nevertheless, the jogress system was fun after all

        • Renaldi Saputra

          the only best for DMW 3 is the card battle and blast parameter.. so you can evolve in bad situation..
          slow battle system?? isn’t it more or less just same like pokemon?? 1 vs 1, you only wait for command.. when lose, you change monster..

      • Renaldi Saputra

        I kinda not agree about the games..
        digimon had many variation of games (even the some of the games’ stories are linked to the anime, see wonderswan games) and it’s harder to beat the game, well some of the games are not good enough, though.. pokemon games (especially the main series) are pretty easy to beat, so it’s reasonable that they got higher rating, bcos ppl don’t like play hard games..
        that proves when Pokemon Mystery Dungeon series which had better in all aspects had always got quite bad rating meanwhile pokemon B/W got a perfect 10 on IGN.. just WTH..

        also that DMW 1 and re:digitize one, it’s the most unique part of digimon game, not all RPG games have gameplay like that, even Monster Rancher / Monster Farm’s gameplay was very different comparing to digimon v-pet based RPG..
        one more, pokemon don’t have Dramatic RPG genre, which is a half VN and pokemon don’t have their own fighting games (super smash bros isn’t pokemon game however)

        about the anime, well, almost everyone know pokemon is just a nonsense anime

  • eilegz

    those jaggies…. sigh looks worse than a ps1 game, seriously i rather have decent 2D sprites than this.

    Nintendo keep on doing so lazy graphics jobs in the 3DS

    • MrRobbyM

      I wouldn’t say lazy as much as it’s just the limitations of the 3DS. I would pay a bi more for the 3DS if it was at least a much higher resolution.

      As it looks now, I would too have preferred more detailed 2D sprites. Maybe pokemon games will finally look right on the next generation of Nintendo handhelds.

      (Edit: I wish people would actually respond with their opinions instead of just downvoting. Hint hint)

      • Kevin Tan

        8 months to polish this game though, so let’s see how it looks then.

        • MrRobbyM

          It’s not a matter of polish. It’s the very structure of the game for the most part.

    • M’iau M’iaut

      Full motion videos for the handhelds have always looked rougher than they are in real life. For both Sony and Nintendo handhelds. The 3D aspects have only added to this situation. This is truly one of the defining franchises in all of gaming, I doubt anyone is being lazy about it.

    • I’m pretty sure 2D sprites had their own share of jagged edges; that didn’t make each sprite less descriptive of what they’re supposed to show.

      And don’t forget that 3DS isn’t a high-spec platform. Pushing the graphics far higher than reasonable limits would make other aspects of the game suffer, like low framerates and longer data loading times. From what’s shown here, the models are plenty descriptive already, so if being a little low-res is what it takes to keep the game stable, I’d consider that a smart choice.

    • Also keep in mind that these images we’re seeing here are a lot larger than what we’re going to see on the actual 3DS; they’ll be less jaggy in-game

  • konsama

    HELL YES! And a worldwide release!

  • Godman

    While I do feel for the loss of sprites, we all need to move on into the world of 3D!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    When can I pre-order!?

    • Locklear93

      While I don’t necessarily feel we all need to move on into the world of 3D–I quite like what NIS has done with sprites for Disgaea–I completely agree with you that it’s long past time for the core series to start looking like it’s more than an SNES game.

  • DarthSithZero

    Man this is amazing new complete pokemon right now? I wasnt ready for this i got a vita 9 months got an ipad mini 2 weeks ago now i need to start to save for a 3ds, I was waiting for somthing like this to get a 3ds

  • DarthSithZero

    The starters looks kinda lame except for fennekin, and im not completly sure about that pokemon stadium style im still thinking that the old battle style with 3d movement and attack its the perfect conbination but its too early to complain lets see how EVOLVE

  • Charmchar

    The only one that looks cool and i’m excited for is the Fire one. It looks so cute :3, that being said the other ones look really boring to me.

    • Locklear93

      That’s been my complaint with a lot of pokemon in newer generations. It’s like they largely ran out of ideas, and started making just… “stuff.”

      • Charmchar

        I know right, Pokemon used to look so cool.

  • The hype is there, but I’m still not getting a 3DS. But I love Pokémon! I bet version X will sale the most, because let’s be honest, X sounds cooler than Y. LOL

  • bluegarigari

    not feeling the new starters and legendary design


    Wow, this is the first time I had a hard time choosing between the Fire and Water starters, good thing I have until October to decide.

  • Brion Valkerion

    Think I will get the grass oshawott lol. But really, the game took a surprisingly big jump in detail that we have been hoping for for years. Definitly will buy a 3DS for this game.

  • Derek E Nay

    OMG that last legendary pokemon… That Shadow Beast from Princess Mononoke!

    • JustThisOne

      That is the first thing I thought of too! xD

  • DarthSithZero

    Do you guys know that probalby there will be a Z version because X,Y,Z are the 3rd dimension

  • ShawnOtakuSomething

    Sadly, if they did this, Ubisoft and Nintendo would end up with the ultimate copyright war…
    I do agree that this is a cool fakelution though

    • Syn

      haha, that final evo is a nod to Assasins creed if you look closely, even has a hidden bla….. I mean leaf right there lol

    • That looks super cool! If that is the final evolution I’m choosing I’m.

    • Elvick

      Because a generic assassin can be a copyright… this ain’t trademarks!

  • Lord Highawesomeparty
  • kylehyde

    There no word to express my joy for this game, thank God gifs exist.


  • Riian

    So is it a new generation or just these 5 new Pokemon?

    • This is 6th gen there is going to be the normal amount of new pokemon, new heroes, and a new land (based of france).

      • s07195

        How do you know it’s based off France?

        • I don’t it is an assumption with the tower in the background resembling the eiffel tower.

  • FUUUUU! I haven’t even touched Pokemon White 2.

  • MrRobbyM

    Oh oh ooh! I wonder if we’ll be able to transfer our pokemon from the DS games. It takes so much work to get your own Meowth, along with a few other pokemon in B2/W2 that it’d be a shame if you couldn’t transfer them at some point.

  • Would be nice if they kept the poke world tournament as a feature. Also even though it wouldnt happen i was hoping they would make key cutscenes of the game anime style similar to the bw2 trailer

  • GoldenRoses

    … :o
    … :)
    … :D
    … XD

    this is cool.

  • rurin

    Fennekin looks so cute! My favorite design of the starters.

    The 3D graphics look really promising and fun. It’d be interesting to explore whatever region its set in (Kind of looks French to me…).

    On the downside, even though I’m a huge Pokemon fan, the designs are getting a bit unappealing to me. When I first saw Chespin, it looked like an alien…and I didn’t realize it was Pokemon (and the X and Y >.<).

    …I'll still be buying it as soon as it hits stores though ( ̄^ ̄)ゞ

  • puchinri

    GUH! I was going to try and give up Pokemon so my money could go to other games, but I set myself up. And I’m too excited to turn back.

    All of the starters are adorable and look awesome, but I think I’m favoring Fennekin and Froakie, especially Froakie.

    Le sigh~. It looks so beautiful already.
    X and Y are nice/clever title choices too.

  • Sakurazaki

    Haven’t used a fire type since Torchic, so this is good. It’s the best looking one, imo, but I hope they don’t MESS UP THE EVOs, LOL.

    I really wish the other two were better looking but if their evos are good, then I can’t complain :]

  • MrJechgo

    Let’s just hope that they won’t cut content with the new graphics.

  • ragingmerifes

    Thank God… I actually thought for an instant that Nintendo would make something new.

  • The grass one for me this Time! Looks like he is cosplaying.

  • J_Joestar

    While straight out piracy isn’t available, how well can people break open 3DS game cart data so far?
    Makes me wonder if we will actually go into the game relatively blind instead of already knowing so much ahead of time. I mean we may actually be surprised at the pokemon that are released through events!

    • I think hackers can get the event Pokemon names easily enough.

  • BadenBadenPrinny

    1) Froakie stands above all 2) the version names remind me of Tak Fujii

    • J_Joestar

      I hope it keeps those glasses-looking things when it evolves.

      • BadenBadenPrinny

        I like the way you think

  • OatMatadoQuatro
  • YoshEE

    I am praying that the fire starter won’t have fighting type as secondary type. I am not hating the fighting type but I just getting sick of it having it. Anyway I can’t wait for October since I am a huge pokemon fan!!

  • puchinri

    So, Chespin has the “hood”, and my friend pointed out that Froakie has the “glasses”, but what would Fennekin’s little trait be?

    Guh, they’re all just so cute. I can’t wait to see more of them and their evos~.

    • J_Joestar


      • puchinri

        Guess that works. (I was trying to think of them as earmuffs.)

        • Elvick

          Could just see them as pigtails too.

  • hawk222

    Does anyone else think that Chespin, the grass starter, bears somewhat of a resemblance to Oshawott?
    (On that note, Fennekin bears somewhat of a resemblance to Zorua, though not as much as the previous resemblance.)

  • AaqibRawat

    fire starter is bad ass

    {prodigy lol}

    droooooool 3d graphics

  • haru lin

    Maybe they named this new pokemon game because XYZ graph to produce A 3D image hence for the 3DS and their new names.

  • DCBlackbird

    looks impressive and i do love the words worldwide release, to bad i had a burning out with pokemon

  • Ricardo C

    I wonder what disturbing PokeDex entries this Generation will bring.

    • Ricardo C

      P.S. I do hope they make more ghost Pokemon for this gen and some dark ones too. I like catching them. :)

  • KyoyaHibari

    Fennekin>Froakie>Chespin. Sorry Grass types, losing this time.

    • Anime10121

      Hey, I like Chespin a little more than Froakie, although Fennekin>ALL :P

  • Sam Park

    hmm pokemon based on kitsune, yup definitely choosing that one
    also the protagonists appearances, i love it

  • Sam Park

    well then 3DS have officially “Beaten” the PS Vita

  • Sam Park

    Okay the frog used focus palm
    the Tree Squiril used Pursuit
    and the Kitsune used Confusion
    Oh did i mention there animation is really good
    also this explains BW2, they were trying to buy time for this game

  • Anime10121

    FANTASTIC NEWS! :D Not unexpected either, after playing Black/White version 2 I knew they had to have had to have had a team behind the scenes working on a 3DS game, now whether it was Gen 6 or a remake I wasn’t quite sure (although I was leaning more towards Gen 6), but Black/White 2, as awesome as they were, were probably made with a smaller team while the bigger heads had been busy coming up with new pokemon for Gen 6.

    I knew all them 3D models of every Pokemon werent just created for an inflated Pokedex app. They’re being put to practical use here in this new game. I freking cant wait! Now, to see which Pokemon are on which cover to see which entry Ill pick. Though I like the sound of Pokemon X more, Im going with Y if Fennekin’s on its cover, as that thing looks totally cutesome!

  • CirnoLakes

    I was wondering what they were going to do now that they’ve used so many gems and colours. Seems logical that they would use such popularly used alphabet letters eventually.

    While in other franchises, the use of “x” and “z” usually seems edgy. Or rather, an attempt to be edgy. As with many letters at the beginning or end of the alphabet. Particularly ‘x’ and ‘z’. But with Pokemon, it seems more like a clear reference to biological sex and Pokemon breeding. Which is actually a pretty good idea.

    I’ve been waiting for a very 3D Pokemon game outside of the console spinoffs, for a long time. Black and White being the most 3D main series title so far. One of the things I like about the footage from this video, is how actually 3D this game looks. The battles look full 3D as does everything in the sort of ‘mini-trailer’. The part where it said “a wild Pikachu appears” looked like something out of Dragon Quest VIII or IX. And the walking around didn’t look any less 3D than Tales of the Abyss, another RPG for the 3DS.

    I can’t be the only one who got Dragon Quest vibes from “A Wild Pikachu appears”. Anyway, it looks really exciting and great.

    • Elvick

      Walking around looks exactly like previous Pokemon titles. ie; four directions 0:57ish he goes up and then a sharp left, like every Pokemon game. Nothing to indicate that there’s actual 3D movement.

  • Well I stand corrected. It actually was big news. Not sure how I felt about the trailer, but excited nonetheless.

  • Anesia Hunter

    Question: Are we not going to be able to use our gen 4 and 5 games for gen 6? (remember when we had to abandon the pokemon we had on our gen 1 & 2 games when ruby and sapphire came out?)

    • Ricardo C

      I hope not, I wish to trade newly catch ghost Pokemon from previous gens to join me. Some sort of migrate wouldn’t hurt, since they’ve been doing it for a long time now as early as Gen 2 with the Time Capsule.

  • Göran Isacson

    Now I wonder if the X game will have a female protagonist, and the Y a male.

    Jesting aside, a fully 3D pokemon game? I can dig that.

  • Oltheros

    Dear lord what’s happening, am I actually hyped for a Pokemon game?

  • For Pokémon Z, I expect hours of yelling, scouter-shattering power leveling and Yamc- I mean, Joey’s phone calls.

  • Steven Higgins

    I was getting burnt out on Pokemon but now I’m getting this for sure!

  • i would choose fennekin <3

  • natchu96

    I see they finally ran out of colors to throw at us . . .

    The franchise has come a long way indeed.

  • gamefreak86

    Of wow. Haven’t played since gen 2 but this just brought me back in. 2013 is already killing my wallet. FUUU!

  • Showmeyomoves

    Can’t wait for the inevitable “Froakin’ You” parody videos.

  • NightzeroAX

    Don’t really care for the starters but I do like the legendaries. (Assuming they are).
    So far I really like the fact the main game out of the series is 3D so that’s a start.
    Also the name doesn’t bother me much I mean it makes sense. The game is for the 3DS so they are linking the the titles to what 3D planes consist of (X,Y and Z axis).
    All I want is some character customization for once.

  • J_Joestar

    Now I’m wondering what Gen VI cameos we may get during the Genesect Movie.

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