What’s your favourite Pokémon? There’s over 649 to choose from. Is it Pikachu? Or perhaps Zangoose? Maybe Raikou is more your style. Whichever your favourite is, it may not stay in the top spot for long. Pokémon X and Pokémon Y are out now for Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo 2DS, and with them a whole new set of Pokémon!
Pokémon X and Pokémon Y are set in the region of Kalos, an area full of interesting places and beautiful skies and forests. As a Pokémon trainer, you’ll be trying to become a champion, the strongest Pokémon Trainer of them all! As you journey to become the very best, you’ll meet plenty of interesting people and encounter Pokémon, from the most common found in every cave, to ultra rare Legendary Pokémon. But you’ll start your Pokémon journey with the smallest of beginnings, with a Pokémon given to you by a friend (choose from Chespin, Fennekin and Froakie), and a second Pokémon given to you by Professor Sycamore (one of the original three starter Pokémon – Charmander, Bulbasaur and Squirtle!).
The road to becoming the best Pokémon Trainer ever will be tough though. Pokémon X and Pokémon Y will introduce new Horde Encounters, where your Pokémon must fight multiple enemies on their own. Thankfully though new powers await you in Kalos. The new region has Mega Stones, which allow you to evolve your Pokémon further than ever before, into Mega forms that are super powerful and incredible to watch battle.
There will be all-new types of Pokémon too; for the first time ever there will be Fairy-type Pokémon for you to find and catch.
The long grass is not the only place danger lurks, and Pokémon X and Pokémon Y will have aerial battles between flying Pokémon!
To show your appreciation for your new Pokémon friends, you can look after them in Pokémon-Amie. This new feature allows you to feed them treats and even scratch them using the touch screen on the Nintendo 2DS and Nintendo 3DS. Keep your Pokémon happy and friendly and they may even perform better in battle!
If you’ve collected many Pokémon, then you can deposit them in the Pokémon Bank. For a small amount of money per year, you can store 3,000 Pokémon safely in a personal bank on the internet. The Pokémon Bank also lets you bring your Pokémon collection from Pokémon Black Version, Pokémon White Version, Pokémon Black Version 2, and Pokémon White Version 2. Using the Poké-Transporter, you can move the Pokémon from your old Game Cards into the Pokémon Bank, and then bring them into your Pokémon X or Pokémon Y game.
It’s not all about the Pokémon though; you can connect with other Trainers too with the Player Search System or PSS. You can connect and talk with nearby Pokémon X and Pokémon Y players, or even chat with people from across the world using the internet.
You’ll have seen in our Pokémon X and Pokémon Y stories that there are plenty of new Pokémon coming in the new games, like Mega Charizard, Amaura, and Mega Garchomp. It will be a difficult decision, but we think you’ll probably have a new favourite Pokémon after you’ve played Pokémon X and Pokémon Y!
Pokémon X and Pokémon Y is out now. I’ve been playing Pokémon games for a long time, but my favourite Pokémon will always be the very first Pokémon I ever chose from Professor Oak’s lab in Pokémon Red on the Game Boy: Bulbasaur. With him by my side, we defeated every gym leader, put Team Rocket in their place, and battled to victory in the Pokémon League! His vinewhips and razor leaf attacks never let me down.
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