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Meet Pokémon X And Pokémon Y’s New Professor And Team Flare


Just like every new Pokémon game, Pokémon X and Pokémon Y have a new professor that will aid you in your journey. Meet Professor Augustine Sycamore (above), who hands you and your buddies your Pokédexes.


Naturally, you’ll also be going up against a new team of badguys. In Pokémon X and Pokémon Y, this role is filled by Team Flare—a “strange and fashionable group” that shows up in various cities around Kalos. Their motive is unknown.



The Pokémon Company have also shared information on two of the game’s Gym Leaders, who will be joining Santalune City’s Viola. Grant is a Gym Leader that excels at bike-racing, mountain climbing and other sports. Meanwhile, Clement, who is accompanied by his sister, Bonnie, is a young man with a love for science, and is an inventor of sorts.



Two new Gym Leaders have been introduced today, joining the Santalune City Gym Leader, Viola. Grant is a Gym Leader who excels at bike racing, mountain climbing, and many other sports. When they meet Grant, players will be facing a Trainer with a strong heart. Clemont, accompanied by his sister, Bonnie, is a young Gym Leader who loves science. Clemont gets extremely excited by the many devices he invents.


We also have information on two new features in Pokémon X and Pokémon Y:



Also introduced is a new game feature called O-Powers that allows players the ability to easily power up Pokémon in their party and provides other benefits in Pokémon X and Pokémon Y. O-Powers are special powers that come in various forms and can be shared between players via the new Player Search System, or PSS. Sharing O-Powers with someone you’ve connected with locally or through the Internet is accomplished by tapping a player on the Touch Screen. Some O-Powers will temporarily increase a Pokémon’s stats, while others make it easier to catch wild Pokémon or increase the Experience Points gained in battle.


Wonder Trade:

For players of Pokémon X and Pokémon Y who want to add a little thrill to their Pokémon trades, Wonder Trade allows players to instantly trade a Pokémon for one offered by someone else in the world. The catch? Players will make the trade without knowing which Pokémon they’ll get in return. You might receive an unexpected rare Pokémon or one that will add strength to your Pokémon party!


Pokémon X and Pokémon Y will be available worldwide on October 12th.


Ishaan Sahdev
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and wrote the book "The Legend of Zelda - A Complete Development History". He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.