Details On The Latest Reveals In Pokémon X And Pokémon Y

By Ishaan . July 12, 2013 . 9:00am

Earlier in the week, a report from CoroCoro magazine shared details on various Pokémon in Pokémon X and Pokémon Y. This morning, The Pokémon Company confirmed the same details along with official screenshots.


As mentioned in yesterday’s report, Xerneas, who’s on the cover of Pokémon X, is a Fairy-type Pokémon, while Yveltal, who’s on the cover of Pokémon Y, is a Dark/Flying-type. More details on the two follow below:



Xerneas is a Fairy-type—a brand-new type being introduced in Pokémon X and Pokémon Y. Watch the awe-inspiring beauty of Xerneas’ exclusive move, Geomancy, which features rainbow-colored light that erupts from the earth around it. Xerneas has the special Ability Fairy Aura, which naturally takes effect in battle, strengthening Fairy-type moves for all Pokémon in battle. Be careful, because Fairy Aura also has a positive effect on opposing Pokémon that know Fairy-type moves.



Dark- and Flying-type Yveltal is the only Pokémon that can learn the move Oblivion Wing, which sends Yveltal flying high into the sky to release a powerful beam of red light that scorches the ground below. The Destruction Pokémon’s special Ability, Dark Aura, is a counterpoint to Fairy Aura, raising the strength of Dark-type moves for all Pokémon in battle. This Ability is powerfully effective in Double and Triple Battles when facing multiple opponents simultaneously. So, when Yveltal is in battle, it’s smart for players to fill their team with Pokémon that can use Dark-type moves.


And now, we move on to the rest of the new Pokémon revealed this week.



It is now known that Fighting- and Dark-type Pangoro evolves from spunky little Pancham. This evolved Pokémon has a violent temperament, but it also believes in fairness and does not forgive those who pick on the weak. The leaf Pangoro carries in its mouth can predict its opponent’s moves. By waving its strong, heavy arms, Pangoro uses the Fighting-type move Hammer Arm to inflict great damage on opponents. It does lower the user’s Speed, but Hammer Arm’s power is tremendous.



Players will encounter Inkay in Pokémon X and Pokémon Y. This Dark- and Psychic-type Pokémon has the ability to drain other Pokémon’s will to fight by flashing the transmitters above its eyes—giving Inkay the opportunity either to attack its foes or to hide from them. It’s said that the flashing emitted from Inkay’s transmitters can also be used to communicate with its friends. Inkay can learn a new Dark-type move, Topsy-Turvy, a tricky move that will reverse all of the stat changes that are affecting a target. For instance, if opponents increase their Attack and Defense stats during battle, it will suddenly come back to bite them when Topsy-Turvy is used.



The Dark- and Psychic-type Pokémon Malamar is the evolved form of Inkay and may have the strongest hypnotic force of any known Pokémon, helping it to bend opponents to its will. As a result, humans with ill intentions try to use Malamar to aid in their devious plots. Malamar can learn the Psychic-type move Hypnosis, which leaves opponents asleep and for the most part unable to take any actions during battle.



The Fairy-type Pokémon Swirlix, which can only be captured in Pokémon X, comes with the new Ability Sweet Veil that keeps Pokémon on the same team from being left asleep in battle. Use Swirlix when facing Double and Triple Battles featuring Pokémon that know moves like Hypnosis. Swirlix can learn the new Fairy-type move Draining Kiss, which does damage to a target while also restoring some HP to the user. Battles will be much easier when you can attack an opponent with Draining Kiss and restore your Pokémon’s health at the same time. Swirlix only eats sweets, causing its body to be sweet and sticky, like cotton candy.



Only available for capture in Pokémon Y, the new Fairy-type Pokémon Spritzee emits a unique fragrance that causes anyone who smells it to fall under its spell. Spritzee can learn the Grass-type move Aromatherapy, which causes a Pokémon to exude a relaxing fragrance that heals its allies’ status conditions, such as sleep and poison.


Skrelp and Clauncher (revealed last month):

It is now known that the previously announced Water-type Pokémon Clauncher can only be captured in Pokémon X, and the Poison- and Water-type Pokémon Skrelp can only be captured in Pokémon Y.


Pokémon X and Pokémon Y will be released worldwide on October 12th for the Nintendo 3DS. Look out for further information on the two games coming in another report.


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  • Misty Dawson

    O.o its.. happening… I gotta read the leaked stuff again. This is waaaaaaay too uncanny. Yet awesome.

  • Spritzee has gotta be my favorite Pokemon in the recent reveal, but sadly I’m gonna have to mooch one off of a friend (I’m getting X).

    But hey, Swirlix is like a big cotton candy puppy. I can deal with that.

  • Sentsuizan_93

    Oh, here is the latest trailer just released, Ishaan:

  • Neophoton

    Swirlix makes me think of something Gekidan Inu Curry would draw up, in the sense that it’s slightly derpy, but cute.

  • Renaldi Saputra

    Banchou Bear, I’m proud of your mighty attitude..

    “That’s what a man does!!”
    BanchouLeomon approves this

  • KyoyaHibari

    I don’t like that font :/

  • Alestaos

    Finally get Another dark/psyhic pokemon and its squid. Hope theres more of thst variaton…

  • JustThisOne

    Oh no, no, no, no no…. Topsy turvy is going to ruin everything. xD All my baton bass walling tactics are ruined!

  • … [Malamar] may have the strongest hypnotic force of any known Pokémon, helping it to bend opponents to its will. As a result, humans with ill intentions try to use Malamar to aid in their devious plots.

    And~ another layer of uncanny horror was added to the Pokémon world. Because… I don’t know, GameFreak hasn’t had enough of that in their flagship franchise, I guess.

    • Pinkemon

      Yeeah, the fandom’s gonna have a field day with this.

      • I know that the implication and the possibility have always been there since Gen.I with Drowzee and Hypno, but to have the developers actually acknowledge and spell it out… feels like the fears are getting confirmed.

    • Lynx

      Yay! More Cthulhu in my child’s game franchise!

  • Steven Higgins

    Inkay looks like something out of Dragon Quest. That’s not a bad thing though. I like those designs.

  • Lemon

    So in a battle of hypnotism between Malamar and Hypno, does that mean Hypno will lose?

  • Strain42

    Malamar is probably my favorite Gen 6 Pokemon to date. I love Squids, I love his typing, I love his design, I love everything about him.

  • ShawnOtakuSomething

    Swirlix….darkrai nightmare

  • Spider-Man

    Can’t contain my hype for much longer. I’m about to web all over the place.

  • Gilgamesh2025

    Xerneas and Pangoro for me, please!

  • StarWarudo

    Salamence looks badass in 3D. Now I want a Bagon as one of my starter eggs.

  • Finally main legendaries that are NOT dragon type.

  • Kai2591

    “the strongest hypnotic force of any known Pokemon”

    So evil, so powerful!

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