Pokémon X And Pokémon Y Reveal Four New Pokémon

By Ishaan . May 11, 2013 . 12:24pm

New Pokémon X and Pokémon Y information is out, courtesy of CoroCoro magazine in Japan, and Serebii.net has details. For starters, CoroCoro reveals that you can customize certain aspects of your trainer now—skin shade and hair colour.


CoroCoro also reveals new Pokémon. Gogoat is a Grass type Pokémon that you can ride in the field. Then there’s an Electric/Normal type called Elikiteru. The bird you see is Yayakoma and is Normal/Flying. Finally, the Panda is Yancham and is a Fighting type.


Pokémon X and Pokémon Y are set in the Karos region, based on France. Keep in mind that all of the names reported by CoroCoro are specific to the Japanese version of the games.

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  • raitouniverse

    *Insert obligatory Yancham/Yamcha joke*

    • People are FAST.

      • Arts nothing, try knitting a fennekin from scratch with quality stitching . NOT EVEN 24 HOURS YET.

    • JustThisOne

      Quick! Someone call Goatku!

    • Renaldi Saputra


    • ShawnOtakuSomething

      “Sigh” time to the gather the 7 Dragon badges to summon Rayquazaron. http://files.gpxpl.us/img/YmTEq/d.png

      • Renaldi Saputra

        and then we have to beat mewfrieza who want to destroy the earth

    • Norman Fong Ochoa

      Wait… I understand…
      Hope this turn in one of the greatest meme in Pokémon relates stuff,

  • Herok♞

    Finally character customization which will be nice.

  • KHSoraKeyBlade

    While I (and many others I’m sure) would prefer a bit more customisation (kinda like in Battle Revolution) at least they have added such a feature to XY! :D

    • Christian Schoff

      Do you own a Keyblade? I own 3. :D

  • Yuriangels

    ok i want this game nowwwwwwwww!!!!

  • TiredOfMyOldUsername

    Customization!!! about time damn.

  • Anime10121

    Like the customization, hate the humans character designs (the Pokemon look great). LOVE Yamcham though, that panda looks AWESOME! Wish he were a starter:(

    So far barring the choice to make mewtwo’s change a forme instead of an evolution ( I mean come on how awesome would a true blue mewthree have been, even if they called it something else), I’m liking what i see of gen 6 so far. :D

    • Nanaki

      These characters are amazing in my opinion! Nothing too entirely abstract and the female trainer is just…❤

      • Anime10121

        Yeah I’d definitely say the female is better than the guy, but I still prefer some of the older designs. However it could just be because they look much more mature and older than our usual Pokemon mains, these characters look to be in their mid teens where all the previous trainers looked to be about 12 or so, it just seems weird to switch to older looking characters so suddenly, makes em seem outta place…

        UNLESS they are actually adding a real plot to the games, then I say go for it! Black and White started heading in that direction, but didn’t quite make it. I thought Black/White 2 would continue to advance the plot and while both were great games, the plot could’ve done so much more!

        I know it’s strange to be asking for story in a Pokemon game, but they shouldn’t have started giving me hope with B/W’s potential N plot.

        Wow don’t know how I got from talking bout characters to talking bout plot but uh, yeah ;)

  • Suicunesol


    I CAN RIDE POKEMON NOW??! :O Not that I hate the goat, but I wanna ride my SUICUNE!!! CAN I CAN I??!

    • Surgeon of Death

      I wanna ride my fuckin charizard!……no homo

      • Renaldi Saputra

        on the land? I bet it can’t
        since only 4 legs that are able to ride on the land it seems

    • Pokahontas McGuigan

      well, we have been riding flying and water pokemon for a while

      • Suicunesol

        Meh, it’s not the same and you know it. :P

    • Ty Arnold

      Considering that the goat is referred to specifically as the “Riding Pokemon”, it probably means that there are very few Pokemon that you can ride on.

      I would like it if Suicune was one of them, granted.

      • Snivy747

        If Anyones ever played the Pokemon ranger games you are able to ride Suicune, Raiku, and Entei. not too relevant but…maybe it was forshadowing the future…?

      • Suicunesol

        Yeah, I saw that too. You’re probably right, but ideally “riding” would be available via HM. Maybe the Goat Pokemon is just there to showcase the new move.

        • JustThisOne

          Ack. I really hope it’s not an HM move. >__< Four moveslots aren't very many.

          • Renaldi Saputra

            if the riding function is a HM move, then what’s its function in battle? Riding attack?

        • Detrimont

          it’s not an HM but it can learn a new move called horn leech

          • Velton Ross

            Horn Leech isn’t new -_-

          • Detrimont

            and the reason i never knew it existed is because Sawsbuck is the only pokemon to use it, i dont use sawsbuck

    • Christian Schoff

      It would be cool to ride my Drapion.

    • fyi1191

      Rapidash better be one. Will give me a good reason to include her in party.

    • ShawnOtakuSomething
    • T-X

      Riding my Vaporeon and making a fat character if possible.

  • StarWarudo

    Don’t think I’ve been this excited for a Pokemon game since Ruby and Sapphire.

  • Xmas Lopez

    I would love to ride any pokemon big enough to support my weight

    • xzeldax3

      I would love to ride a Skitty.

  • gogogoldberg

    I am excited about riding a goat. I will name him Danielson and play “Ride of the Valkyries” as we go. YES! YES! YES!

  • Crevox

    FYI, you can ride the goat in the field.

  • What a great panday this turned out to be.

  • Sam Park

    Out of the 3 Choices, I think the Blonde One looks the Best
    And Is anyone else going to get a Crobat in this game? Because its time for BATMAN AND ROBIN (POKEMON EDITION)

  • Sam Park

    Yayackoma The Robin Pokemon…
    Crobat the Bat Pokemon…

    Swoobat the Psychic Bat Pokemon…
    Robin, Batman and Batgirl Anybody?

  • Otoya

    Finally!!!!! You can customize the main chara

  • I like how Goat’s horns are pretty much the steering wheel of a motorcycle~

    • Renaldi Saputra

      nah that’s why you can ride it

  • Ty Arnold

    The most important thing about this news:

    Finally, for the first time in Pokemon history, you can play as a black guy.

    • stephane3012

      Yeah!Good news for us black people but i’d still play pokemon even if the trainer’s skin was green.

      • I agree. I hope there’s more choices than just those 3 hairstyles, though.

      • T-X

        All I ask is for simple sprite customization but now they’re polygon people! What will the spriting community do!?

    • I always assumed Brock was black and denied anyone who told me otherwise, lol.

    • T.T manly tears of joy

    • Pockystix

      I liked the fact that i can be a black chick

      aww right

    • ShawnOtakuSomething

      So you get to play as Keke Palmer lol

      • igotareallybigthingwithcars
      • Do you have a pick of the black male?

        • ShawnOtakuSomething

          sadly no

      • Namuro

        It’s quite nice, even if there is not a lot of customization option, at least the skin tone helps people to identify their characters better. By the way, did you recolour the girl?

        • ShawnOtakuSomething

          No a friend of mine did it. She is also recoloring the Male

      • puchinri

        I love you for that. Yes for the comment, and yes for the picture.

        • ShawnOtakuSomething

          (ᵔᴥᵔ) welcome lol

    • puchinri

      Lol, I know right?
      (Also, makes sense given France also has a range of ethnicities and skin tone. Shame we missed it for BW though.)

  • Fighting type panda? That’s racist! What is Elekiteru anyways?

  • YoshEE

    Gangster panda!!!!!

    • JustThisOne

      … and so I shall call him, “Banchou”. *__*

  • Kuro Neko

    I…can’t believe this. I’m squealing tears of joy and crying excitement. Now to just pay off these two before October is going to be quite the cucumber.

  • Go2hell66

    Character customisation!? Bout freakin time!

  • SirRichard

    Character customisation (bringing some nice diversity with it) and the possibility of being able to ride Pokémon around? Hell yeah, X & Y are looking to be amazing already.

  • Surf

    Still requesting that spoiler tag, not everyone wants to see the new pokemon early.

  • Spirit Macardi

    The bottom yellow monster’s face reminds me of Tamama from Sgt. Frog x3

    • Renaldi Saputra

      oh well u’re right

  • O_O! Finally customization! Thank you Based Nintendo! =^_^=

  • ShawnOtakuSomething

    Its still in early beta. it would be cool that each defeated gym leader/ random trainer gave you something that you can put on your player to trick them out some, even the hairstyle if possible.

    Mei: Take prizes from your win!

    • Detrimont

      that just seems kinda strange, “hey, you just beat me, here’s some clothes”

      • ShawnOtakuSomething

        and give me your shoes ლ(ಠ益ಠლ)

      • JustThisOne

        Well, it’s not that much stranger than “Hey, I’m a part of that evil organization that is trying to stop you. But here, you beat me fair and square, so take my money.”

        Honestly, Team Rocket/Plasma/Galactic/Aqua/Magma are quite the gentry.

        • Detrimont

          this made me laugh
          +1 good sir

        • Slayven19

          Yeah, all pokemon trainers in the game are really swell people. I’ve never seen a trainer not give you money for beating them.

        • …On the other hand they take half of your money if you lose..

          • JustThisOne

            I suppose that means we’re all good cookies that play by the rules then. :>

        • Ferrick

          i think out of all of them, team plasma is the worst(best) offender…

          “Oh you’re going to fight me ? The big boss of this evil organization ? Come then, let us fight fair and square, but before that, here’s Zekrom/Reshiram, and after you caught it, i’m going to heal all your pokemon to full”

      • T-X

        Are you trying to make sense of a world where the domination of magical animals is made possible by space compression technology ?

  • Amagidyne

    Dat Goat.

    But yeah, liking these new pokemon, they all look pretty cool I must say. And character customization? Awwww yeah. So glad I finally bought myself a 3DS becuse I’m really looking forward to X and Y now.

  • Jonattas F.

    I love the bird. It’s so simple yet so cute!

    • JustThisOne

      I’m kinda hoping it’ll drop it’s normal typing eventually and become something waaay cool at it’s third evolution. Maybe a Yatagarasu based bird that ends up flying/dark or something. >:D

      • Suicunesol

        I’m thinking fire since it learns Nitro Charge (fire move).

        • JustThisOne

          I hope so! I want more fire birds! >:D Moltres was cool, but lengendaries are too cool for me.

      • Renaldi Saputra

        I think it won’t
        bcos it’s the law of bird pokemon with 2x evolution every gen that u meet at the first (for ex: starly, pidove, pidgey, etc)

        • JustThisOne

          I know, I know. But I’m desperately hoping it won’t end up that way. xD

          Or at least, if it does, I hope it has a wide movepool…

  • I still think there should be more customization items/styles/stuff but at least they added that option, also, I’m loving the Pokémon already!

  • DarthSithZero

    WTF they look so damn generic

    • Renaldi Saputra

      well except the goat-ram

  • Göran Isacson

    I am getting my hands on that fighter panda, come Magma or high Aqua. Can’t say the others are catching my eyes so far, but customizing skin shade and hair color of ones trainer? My. God. Yes. Pokemon you are doing it right.

  • @Panda_castro:disqus is a Pokémon now.

    • Nanaki

      Hooray! I’m naming my Yancham Castro when I get the chance.

      • Man, I never get how people give their Pokémon custom names. I personally find it very hard to keep track of who’s what if I give them names other than their default ones.

        • JustThisOne

          Naming is the hardest part! *___* You can always figure out who’s who with their little sprites in the menu screen.

          You can’t do this anymore, but in the first gen, I’d name all my pokemon after other pokemon to be a tricky dick during link cable battles. >:D

          • I could tell from the little icons in the boxes in Generations 1 and 2, when I had the entire Pokédex memorized back to front (thanks, Pokérap), but Gen3 onwards, it became really hard for me to keep track of everyone.

            Even now, when I occasionally pick up Black/White to play every now and then, I’ll see a new Pokémon and think, “Woah, that looks cool! I hadn’t seen that before.”

          • JustThisOne

            Ah, I know how to feel. It’s hard to memorize all of them. I’ve just started to call them whatever they look like.

            Like uhmm… what’s that bear that’s dizzy all the time? :I I just call it “bear that’s dizzy all the time”.

          • …oddly enough, I know exactly who you’re talking about, but I can’t remember his name either!

          • JustThisOne

            … So, I googled “bear pokemon that is dizzy”. Turns out it’s called “Spinda”. :3

            There, I saved us both hours of “Oh my god, what is it. What is it. WHAT IS IT.”

          • WHO’S THAT POKEMON?!

          • I used to do that to try to trick my friends in Pokemon Stadium. …Admittedly, it got a bit confusing after a while.

        • vileBrenman

          I Learned this the hard way

        • After too many hours and a bout of boredom, most of my team’s Pokemon have names. The thing is, you get attached to them then (usually) and then you feel bad as they’re left behind by the generations, or just by EV-trained Pokemon…

          • Well, you were raised in the kind of hellish environment where people name their Pokémon after presidents. It’s hardly surprising you like to name yours.

          • Genderbent presidents, you mean. I don’t remember GWBush(fem) being fem? XD

            I bet you when he gets the new Pokemon, he’ll be naming that panda Po.

          • *shaking head*

  • Jesse Torres

    It looks like they put a bit more effort than the previous generation.

  • JustThisOne


    Panda’s are almost my favorite animal. Words cannot explain my hype. So instead, I’d imagine it’d be something like fireworks exploding within more fireworks.

  • kool_cid414

    I bet Yancham is going to be a pain for pokemon breeders lol

  • IsaacGravity

    Bear Pokemon are always a treat but that little Panda just shot up right into my favorites (and party slot).

  • Freud_Hater

    All lame except for that goat-like thing.

    • Norman Fong Ochoa

      Ok, genius, propose something really interesting then…
      Wait… you can’t? Then scram!!

  • Darin124

    I’m so stoked I don’t know what to say! Those new pokemon have no doubt met expectations. ^o^

  • Renaldi Saputra

    and everybody was kung-fu fighting

  • I really hope theres more to the customisation than just those 3 options!

  • Darin124

    I’m so stoked! These Pokemon most definitely meet expectations!

  • LaserVision

    Two things that were loooong overdue. A decent panda pokemon (Spinda sucked) and customizable characters. Gosh. Took long enough.

    • Krisi92

      What’s wrong with Spinda?

  • Sekai-jin

    Great. This Pokemon design is what I want, Pokemon that look like animals, and not look like an ice cream, a coffin, creature that have a ribbon on the head or a pointy body crystal deer..

    • DCBlackbird

      I read crystal beer….lol

    • Suicunesol

      Man where is your imagination?

    • Norman Fong Ochoa

      Creating Pokémon is not easy, so don’t talk.

    • Renaldi Saputra

      that’s just some of new pokemon.. you should play the game to see all the new pokemon.. exactly they won’t show all new pokemon in the magazine

  • Charles

    I love the panda one already.

  • Vitor Duarte

    Digging that goat pokemon a lot. Also, white haired prot ftw!

  • Argama

    It seems that Ninty have been listening to the fans~
    Finaly, some character customization~

    That Panda one sure looks pretty cool~

  • Ben Sylvia

    inb4 endless memes about Kung-Fu Panda.

  • holyshitstopbeingtaken

    Wait, found a error. Gogoat can only be ridden in a single city, not in the field.

  • Haku_Luvs_You

    I bet that Panda will evolve into one of the most terrifying Pokemon in history.

  • Shadowman

    I figure when they make an anime for this there gonna be a biker gang that are riding a Gogoat starring up some trouble.

  • Sergio Briceño

    Told you guys, there wasn’t going to be a complete customization option for the MCs, it isn’t even needed either. Just simple skin and hair color, and accesories. You know, things that make a character stand out without making it too complicated or giving the player a chance to make a totally silly looking and ugly character.

    Not to mention, too many customization options would look really bad with those 3D models.

  • Vash bane

    …5 months is more than a nuff time to save up and buy a 3ds just for this >.<

  • Yancham!!! <3 <3 <3

  • igotareallybigthingwithcars

    I thought gogoat is an evolution of sawsbuck

  • Godman

    Hnng holding in excitement for the different characters I don’t want to be disappointed that those are the only choices :>

  • ShadowDivz

    The bird looks like starly….

    • Renaldi Saputra

      I think it doesn’t

      • ShadowDivz

        Reminds me of it, probably because of the tail.

  • yorudox

    Lol hopefully, if that panda has an evolution, it looks just as cool.


  • Learii

    so Yayakoma will be the bird pokemon this one huh? who be the bugs lol

  • Kai2591

    yay character customization!

    I have a feeling the Panda Pokemon will look badass in final form.

    Can i ride a Groudon? rawr! stomp!

  • 4shiki

    Dat female trainer! <3

  • Krisi92

    I wanna ride Scolipede. So. Badly.

  • Joshua Lewis

    0_0 dammit wheres my ponyta riding…i want to ride the horse

  • notforsale

    I was worried how these pokemon would turn out after seeing that frog starter pokemon. Gogoat, Yayakoma and Yancham actually look pretty good!

  • puchinri

    Wow. Loving it~!
    Yay not only for customization, but ohmygoodness, skin tone.

    Also, the Pokemon are very cute, and I do feel it at least has that classic euro taste (though I feel it does have a good French vibe to it). Nice name for the region too. I am so excited, and it’s really cool to see them expanding to other regions of the world.

    I cannot wait for this. ♥

  • Steven Higgins

    Fighting type
    Kung-Fu Panda Pokemon
    HT 2’07”
    WT 17.6lbs
    This Pokemon loves eating noodles and is quite clumsy but it’s clumsiness becomes an effective asset in battle.

    • Renaldi Saputra

      its quote is “everybody was kung-fu fighting..”

  • Finally! Brown-skinned Playable Trainers!

  • T-X

    Finally a panda pokemon with a leaf in its mouth that Snorlax and farfetch’d can hangout with.

  • Jordan

    Definitely liking that Yamachan Pokemon.

  • Abhishek Posooa

    Oh God,in Mauritian creol Gogoat means p*nis!

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