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Pokémon X And Pokémon Y Introduce Their Fossil Pokémon


The Pokémon Company have revealed the two fossil Pokémon in Pokémon X and Pokémon Y—Tyrunt and Amaura, obtained by using the Jaw Fossil and Sail Fossil respectively.

Tyrunt is said to be “over one hundred million years old” and will throw a fit when it doesn’t like something. It’s a Rock/Dragon type and evolves into Tyrantrum, a Pokémon with large, powerful jaws.



Meanwhile, Amaura has the Refrigerate ability, which turns Normal-type moves into Ice-type moves. Refrigerate is a new ability being introduced in Pokémon X and Pokémon Y.

Amaura evolves into Aurorus. Both Pokémon are Rock/Ice-types. Like Tyrunt, Amaura is believed to be one hundred million years old. After it evolves, it can blast air to form a wall of ice to shield itself from attacks. It can learn Aurora Beam at an early level and also has a move named Freeze-Dry, which is super-effective against Water-type Pokémon—something that isn’t typical of Ice-type moves.



Fossils can be restored at the Fossil Lab, seen below. Pokémon X and Pokémon Y will be available on October 12th worldwide.


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.