Pokémon X And Pokémon Y Will Have Seven Languages Available In The Game

By Ishaan . June 11, 2013 . 6:44pm


Pokémon X and Pokémon Y have 1.4 million words (800,000 Japanese characters), Game Freak director Junichi Masuda shared at a Pokémon developer discussion today in Los Angeles.


The games will feature seven languages on a single cartridge—English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Japanese and Korean.


Yes, Korean, too. That’s because Pokémon X and Pokémon Y are being released worldwide simultaneously, including in Korea, where Nintendo have been making a significant effort to create a market for games on their platforms.


Pokémon X and Pokémon Y are slated for release on October 12th.


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  • DAT Bird From DAT Cage

    PSVita please learn from the 3DS

    • Sango

      At this point it just feels like Sony is just saying screw the Vita, we’ll just use it as a Ps4 add-on.

      • Annoymous

        Which is a pity since I really like the vita and can’t afford to have a Ps4

    • Ni

      SCEA are dumb when talking about handhelds

  • r0gamer940

    so on the us version I can see Jap. kana? If I could It would help my studying.

  • clovervidia

    Hey uh, you spelled “million” wrong in the first sentence. Just thought I’d let you know…

  • Sango

    Slow down, I barely speak English.

  • Göran Isacson

    Releasing it in Korean simultaneously with the other markets? I think that’s a few cold millions in sales for Nintendo, right then and there.

  • The-Beast

    What? No brazilian portuguese ? Man, Pokemon is HUGE here, and some 3DS titles like Castlevania MOF and others were translated. Well, I’m hoping the next one will be.

  • ronin4life

    Japanese in my US copy?

    • Krisi92

      I suppose you speak Japanese?

      • ronin4life

        ehh… I’m still learning…>.>;;

        Only recently has it started to click more often than not…@[email protected]


    • GH56734

      Many of Nintendo games on the DS / Wii have the language files but only a few are made available, so you won’t find German or Japanese available normally in a US copy for example even if they are there.
      Nice change ^^

  • Zharkiel

    My sister is going to like these news. Gifted her Pokemon Black as bday present, and much to her dismay, the american version didn’t include spanish. My fault for not making proper research, but still

    • All primary Pokemon games on the DS were single language. Even in europe. To see each version every way possible, you had to buy seven copies of nine games. Ouch.

  • VenerableSage

    As long as we can USE the other languages in naming (or at least certain ones), then I’m fine with that. I mean, if I want to throw an umlaut in a Pokemon name while having the game set to English, why shouldn’t I be allowed to do that?

    • revenent hell

      Uhm I wasn’t aware any game restricted naming to whatever language you have it set to….I pick some pretty otherworldly names for characters and stuff….
      So Pokémon games restrict names to like Dan and Mary and such?

      • VenerableSage

        Well, when I wanted to name a Pokemon Sänger in Soul Silver, I was unable to use the character in question since it did not appear in either the UPPER, lower, or Others panels. Sure, I could have just used a regular ‘a’ instead, but the names are pronounced differently.

        Perhaps additional text characters were added in Black/White/Black 2/White 2 and I’m just not aware of it, but from the games I’ve played, I haven’t been able to do it.

  • Sergio Briceño

    Nice. But will it have Pikachu language?

  • Zephoro

    Since there are seven language choices, would choosing Japanese give you WiFi events from Japan instead of your cartridge’s region?

    • Jared

      I would guess that the region settings are set in stone- language just changes the in game text, not the region. (see region locking)

  • komiko12

    Its like you imported all versions of Pokemon!

  • Gilgamesh2025

    Oh, that’s cool! ^^

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