Pokémon X And Pokémon Y Trailer Shows Off Riding Pokémon, Lumiose City

By Ishaan . May 14, 2013 . 8:58am



The Pokémon Company have revealed another round of details about Pokémon X and Pokémon Y. These are mainly the same details reported in CoroCoro magazine last week, but we now know the English names of the newly-revealed Pokémon and areas in the game.

Pokémon X and Pokémon Y take place in the Kalos region. The central city of Kalos is Lumiose City, a metropolis featuring a large tower that is “set to become an iconic structure” in the game. Additionally, here are the four new Pokémon revealed last week, with additional details:




A Normal- and Electric-type Pokémon, can generate enough electricity through sunbathing to power machinery. But wise Trainers won’t be deterred by Helioptile’s lack of bravery. It knows Parabolic Charge, a brand-new move where Helioptile attacks everything around it. Helioptile’s HP is restored by half the damage taken by those hit.




A Normal- and Flying-type Pokémon, sings with a beautiful chirp that is sure to delight any Trainer. Although it is known to be very friendly, Fletchling will suddenly unleash relentless attacks once it’s in battle. For example, when it uses its Fire-type move Flame Charge in battle, in addition to doing damage, Fletchling’s Speed increases every time.



With a leaf always in its mouth and an intimidating glare that is rarely effective, Fighting-type Pokémon Pancham shows its playful side when it lets out a little smile when its head is pat. Pancham can learn a brand-new move, Parting Shot, which not only lowers an opponent’s Attack and Special Attack, but also allows Pancham to switch out for another Pokémon in a Trainer’s party during battle.




Pokémon X and Pokémon Y introduce a new method of transportation—riding the brand-new Pokémon, Gogoat. This large Grass-type Pokémon is a reliable way to travel certain parts of Lumiose City. In battle, it can use Horn Leech to recover HP equal to half the damage dealt by this move.


You can view a new trailer for the game that shows the new Pokémon off above. Pokémon X and Pokémon Y are slated for worldwide release this October. Below is the box art for both versions of the game.


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  • Shadowman

    You can run diagonally! Free movement!!

    • Symbol de Au

      I almost ignored the whole rest of the video when I saw that, but that split second was the most important part of the video anyway.

      In other news that town is huge and I think that building with the 5 on it might be like a fifth gate into the city or a fifth section of the city or something. I think aside from Gogoat riding you can hire a taxi(that blue and white van) and I think that the cafe is a building you can go into since the girl turned to look at it as she went past. Also you can see an NPC entering a building at 0:21, not sure that matters though.

      Anyway I hope the map look like the one on Serebii in the full game.

      • JustThisOne

        The NPCs… they’re learning.

    • Lubulos


    • JustThisOne

      YESSS! Now hopefully I’ll stop doing that stupid thing on the bike where I keep missing the door!

      • NTaiyokun

        Great, now you’ll hit the corner of the door frame then.

      • xzeldax3

        I think the bike won’t make an appearance because of the 360 movement.

      • Shadowman

        XD Yeah it’s like a fly trying to get out.

  • Keima88

    You know whats awesome? Because of pokemon X and Y my little bro is hyped to play it again. (Note he is 22 years old and got hit by the adult/girl/ real life whatever beam : in other words he gave up to his inner child)

    Me? I always will be a pokemon fan and gamer even when I am grey and wrinkly.

  • Sardorim

    I need to buy Pokemon X and Y so than I shall be ready when we get Pokemon Z!

    I’ll than go flashing around Pokemon XYZ

    • Solomon_Kano

      This would be the first time I buy all 3 versions since Gen II, just so I can smile at having Pokemon XYZ.

  • PersonaSpace

    This is just an aesthetics thing, but I really wish the US box art would switch up the colors of the Pokemon logo. The embossed borders are a good step though.
    Yeah, not really a big deal in the long run. October can’t get here soon enough.

  • dragoon_slayer12

    I just wonder what’s the point of riding pokemon in the streets. Gogoat was slow, so it’s not an alternative to using a bike or skates…. Just another way to show who’s the master I guess

    • Elemiel

      Gogoatercycles bring all the girls to the yard.

    • Brion Valkerion

      Probably a run button when riding, most likely though its used in a field/dungeon.

    • DurableTomb

      Mayhaps it is one of those conventions where, while riding on Gogoat, enemy encounters decrease or do not occur?

  • Solomon_Kano

    Totes naming my Gogoat Henshin. Why? So when asked “what’s a Henshin?” I can go “Henshin’s a Gogoat, baby!”

  • Armane

    Well it looks like they fixed the running animations; but those walking animations look ridiculous, here’s hoping they fix those too.

    • FitzpatrickPhillips

      Its more like jogging than walking, which makes more sense.

      • Armane

        But it doesn’t look like jogging either. Although now that I watch it again I think I was probably overly critical. I could probably live with it.

        • Nanaki

          Definitely looking a tad too into things. The walking motion is pretty noteworthy for a person having to travel an entire ‘continent.’

    • Tylor Boreas Makimoto

      IIrc, the shoes have roller blades on the bottom.

  • Aaronrules380

    Website also confirms that you can change clothes for further customization

  • I don’t know how they manage to do it every time, but as the date approaches the more my excitement grows. =)

    First was the announcement of a worldwide release.
    Second thing I was excited about was the character customization.
    And now I can run diagonally, sit on benches, and ride certain Pokemon I guess. Not to mention that the games look beautiful in their 3D.

    Well done Nintendo, well done. I will be pre-ordering both, and picking them up day 1 =^_^=

    • ShawnOtakuSomething

      well done Nintendo, indeed

      • Suicunesol

        WHAT? Where did you get those screenshots?

        EDIT: Nevermind. ^^; Serebii is my friend…

        • Symbol de Au

          Pokemon X and Y website. Also pokebeach.

      • Solomon_Kano

        Oooh, this is great.

        • ShawnOtakuSomething

          I have more,I’ll post them in open tread later

          • Solomon_Kano


          • ShawnOtakuSomething

            Its up

      • Awesome!

  • Zenthos

    I’m on a goat! I’m on a goat! Everybody look at me’Cause I’m riding on a goat!

  • The Kalos Regional Map!

    • JustThisOne

      I wonder where you’ll start? :3 Traditionally, it’d be somewhere near the bottom left.

      But then it’d also be interesting to see the game start off at the very top or something. *__* It looks like the have a huge tree stuck in that house.

      • This worldmap has a weird city placing structure. There is no clear road from beginning to end *scratches head*

        • Remember, Gridless Character Movement. Ignore what the others say, 8-way Grid Movement makes no sense here.

        • JustThisOne

          Don’t worry! They’ll use strategically placed anomalies to block your path.

          Send in the psyducks with migraines!

      • AuraGuyChris

        Most likely, you’ll start in Lumiose City, which is probably the center.

        • Suicunesol

          Traditionally, though, you’ve always started in a rural small town. I would surprised if you started in the big city.

    • AuraGuyChris

      This map gives me a serious Golden Sun vibe… Must be the colorful colors.

      • Suicunesol

        It’s the mountains.

        • Not just the mountains, even the rivers and forests. Looks a lot like the region area near or around Vale in GS1.

      • NTaiyokun

        They’re really going for a specific art style now aren’t they. Mystery dungeon looked a lot like that.

        • It’s French! The entire region is France-inspired! It might sound stereotypical, but there do notice the focus on things like the Fashion, the restaurants, all the Architecture! Even the fact that your trainer can go shopping for clothes to wear! Also, France and Japan has a bigger history together. So much, that most French Cartoons are very Animesque!

      • JohnNiles

        I’m thinking more along the lines of Chrono Trigger.

        Where’s my silver points… o/~

    • Solomon_Kano

      Lots of rivers… I wonder if we’ll be getting around on em?

    • Suicunesol

      That map is very interesting in that the art style is different from previous region maps. At full size, It looks like it was painted. :o

      • VenerableSage

        You know, I think this might be intentional, given the obvious influences for the region. The artwork seems very Impressionist in nature, a movement that was cultivated in France.

        (Note the texturing on the image and compare it to the example one at the top of the page here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Impressionism – the styles seem pretty similar.)

  • JustThisOne

    Parting shot lowers attack and sp. attack on departure?! *___* Sounds like the foundations of a good defensive team.

    Pancham’s a ninja.

  • YoshEE

    Love the gameplay since it is like a everyday life for ppl to do like sitting on a bench and looking at the window of sale. But the best one is run diagonally!!! Also I hope riding Gogoat fast like holding B button. xD

  • Hinataharem

    You can sit! No longer will characters have sore ankles from avoiding Youngsters and Breeders!

  • Sergio Briceño

    This is the first time I liked the design of a MC in Pokémon. Too bad it had to be the female.

  • Just Tim

    Normal/Electric? I sincerely hope Helioptile has Levitate as its default ability. It’s already painful enough that Earthquake and Close Combat are two of the most commonly used Physical attacks.

    As for Pancham, I hope it gets a brand-new ability that nullifies either its Psychic or Flying weakness.

    • VietKnight

      Why?!? There is no reason to have those on them since there is an electric type that has levitate already and fighting types can’t have an ability to nullify flying or psychic.

      • They can, actually. For the latter, at least. Makes sense in the whole Martial Arts context that the “Fighting” always seems to have.

      • Just Tim

        1. One-weakness Pokemon are cool.

        2. Some other pre-existing abilities already grant immunities.

        Flash Fire — x0 Fire
        Water Absorb — x0 Water
        Volt Absorb/Motor Drive — x0 Electric
        Sap Sipper — x0 Grass

        Levitate — x0 Ground

        …to name a few.

        • VietKnight

          Yeah and majority of them are the same type

  • Time to re-enact Sengoku Basara’s “Are you ready, guys?” scene on Gogoat.

    • My gosh, why are you so Awesome!

      • Slayven19

        Because he’s ishaan the cat.


      • YEAH!!!

        *howling and riding under the moonlight*

    • JohnNiles

      Are you going to ride a Gogoat straight up a wall? o_O

  • Jesse Torres

    So nostalgic, and wow the game box art looks really nice. I preordered Y long time ago, simply cause its red ahhaha.

  • ShawnOtakuSomething

    Pancham is so cute!! Oct can’t come any faster!!!

  • Xalsunwolf

    Am I the only one who thinks that Yveltal is giving a “WHAT NOW.” face on the cover?
    It might just be his wings or something.

    • ShawnOtakuSomething

      Yveltal: come buy me bro!!!.

      Me: Ok <3

  • SirRichard

    Really hope we can ride more than just the goat, but if we can’t, totally having it in my team at all times just to ride it everywhere. That trailer’s very promising, October can’t come soon enough.

    Also the requisite tiny bird is looking pretty interesting this time, what with it apparently being able to learn Flame Charge by itself. I hope they flesh out movesets more like that to keep us on our toes!

  • Nanaki

    Very excited to hear more concerning the additional costumes and accessories for trainers as confirmed through Serebii.

  • Suicunesol

    Can never have enough footage. :P

    I think the boxarts are the best in a long while. Only the Pokemon logo screws it up. I have to agree with Mr. PersonaSpace–that twenty-year old logo is so outdated and bland. The yellow clashes with the boxart, and the Japanese logos look SOOOO much better. I understand why they copy and paste the same logo, but if I was in charge I’d have personally given the logo a shimmering blue or red treatment.

  • Tom_Phoenix

    “The central city of Kalos is Lumiose City, a metropolis featuring a large tower that is “set to become an iconic structure” in the game.”

    Hmmm….I wonder if it will look something like this:


    • Solomon_Kano

      Yea. It’s in the game’s first trailer.

  • komiko12

    nintendo network symbol…

    • Symbol de Au

      That just means wifi connection these days if I’m right…

  • roydgriffin

    Holy… I just red on Serebii:
    “The Kalos region is in fact so large, that it actually has separated its own Pokedex into three parts; Central Kalos, Coast Kalos and Mountain Kalos!”
    I… I really can’t wait…

  • Learii

    I wanna know who the new 2 bug pokemon is already lol

  • puchinri

    I believe Kalos just became my favorite region. This also might become my favorite gen, though I’ll wait until I’ve played to confirm that.

  • Tylor Boreas Makimoto

    I mean, all of this is just perfect! I do hope that, since the region is based off France, we’ll have a wide variety of clothing shops. Oh, and a Style Savvy: Trendsetters tie in promotion; I mean, we did get that one with Animal Crossing, remember?

  • DurableTomb

    Did anyone else, when they first saw it, thought that Helioptile was going to somehow be connected to Mawile?

  • Anime10121

    After seeing that box art, i think I’ma switch my preorder to Y instead of X. I dunno why, but I just like Y’s art better, even though X’s Pokemon looks more awesome!


    • Solomon_Kano

      Yea, I think Y’s box art is better too. Still sticking with X though, because Xerneas. Plus X is the better letter lol.

      • Anime10121

        True on both accounts, ARGH, the decisions!??!

  • Prinnydoom

    Now this pokemon game I WANT ^___^

  • VenerableSage

    Oh, Nintendo, icwhatudidthar. Lumiose City -> Luminous City -> City of Light -> Paris. (Plus, the giant Tower is in both cities.)

    This, on top of what Suicunesol noted about the map (and which I further expanded on) – being that it was made to look like it was from the French Impressionism art movement, is all very clever and, frankly, kinda meta.

    That said, the graphics are very nice in motion. My only qualms so far are some of the names – I suppose I can eventually come to terms with Helioptile, though I won’t stop calling it Helicopter and Fletchling’s roughly translated name from Japanese sounded so much… less mundane. Seriously, Fletchling? That’s the best they could come up with?

    Beyond that, the boxart is “eh” – it’s arguably better than Black, White, Black 2, and White 2’s boxes but it still feels boring. Plus, can we get boxart with Pokemon *other* than version legendary mascots again, please? I miss the days of Red/Blue utilizing the starters.

    I could further complain about the continued usage of Fire/Water/Grass starters or the fact that 15+ years later, the objective still hasn’t evolved beyond “Get 8 badges, beat the Elite Four, and become the Champion,” but I guess when it comes to Pokemon, I can’t even have wishful thinking on those fronts.

    …I just hope that Pancham totally becomes a Banchou at its final stage of evolution.

  • s07195

    I like how you can go up to a bench and just sit down there. :D
    Perfect spot to save!

  • Vash bane

    now which one to get?

  • James Todd

    lets see if anybody gets this refrence.
    omogommgpmgomgomgomgomgomgomg aaand go

  • akiko_sakuraba

    I have suggested riding Pokemon since 13 years ago. No one would listen! Riding Ponyta or Rapidash in town was my dream! NOW I CAN. THANK YOU NINTENDO. THE JAPANESE VERSION. I SHALL BUY IT.

  • Guest

    Can we ride pokemon like rapidash and arcinine?? :3

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