Big news for Pokéfans from Nintendo today, as we have Pokéballs full of new info.
When Pokémon X and Pokémon Y drop later this year in the first 3D installments to the title for the Nintendo 3DS, players will find themselves entering an entirely new region. Kalos is a star shaped place shrouded in mystery, where potential Pokémon Masters will encounter beautiful forests, thriving cities and of course many never-before-seen Pokémon. Acting as Kalos’ capital will be Lumiose City, which is described as “breathtaking region” and “a metropolis featuring a tower that is set to become an iconic structure in Pokémon X and Pokémon Y“.
Such is the tradition, trainers will be able to catch Pokémon that are completely new to the line up called Helioptile, Fletchling and Pancham. Also revealed today is another new Pokémon who acts as a mode of transportation in the game called Gogoat.
Thanks to information sent out by Nintendo we can fill you in on all you need to know about the aforementioned four brand new Pokémon:
The cowardly Pokémon Helioptile, a Normal- and Electric-type Pokémon, can generate enough electricity through sunbathing to power machinery. But wise Trainers won’t be deterred by Helioptile’s lack of bravery. It knows Parabolic Charge, a brand-new move where Helioptile attacks everything around it. Helioptile’s HP is restored by half the damage taken by those hit.
Fletchling, a Normal- and Flying-type Pokémon, sings with a beautiful chirp that is sure to delight any Trainer. Although it is known to be very friendly, Fletchling will suddenly unleash relentless attacks once it’s in battle. For example, when it uses its Fire-type move Flame Charge in battle, in addition to doing damage, Fletchling’s Speed increases every time.
With a leaf always in its mouth and an intimidating glare that is rarely effective, Fighting-type Pokémon Pancham shows its playful side when it lets out a little smile when its head is pat. Pancham can learn a brand-new move, Parting Shot, which not only lowers an opponent’s Attack and Special Attack, but also allows Pancham to switch out for another Pokémon in a Trainer’s party during battle.
Pokémon X and Pokémon Y introduce a new method of transportation—riding the brand-new Pokémon, Gogoat. This large Grass-type Pokémon is a reliable way to travel certain parts of Lumiose City. In battle, it can use Horn Leech to recover HP equal to half the damage dealt by this move.
These Pokémon add to the more than 640 Pokémon that have been encountered in previous games.
A statement from Nintendo reads:
“These brand-new Pokémon and others caught in the Kalos region will be added to a player’s Pokédex that, for the first time, will be divided into three unique areas within the region. There is much to explore in the Kalos region, and many Pokémon to encounter when Pokémon X and Pokémon Y debut worldwide this October. Stay tuned for more details in the coming months!“
Pokémon X and Pokémon Y are both due out in October for the 3DS, for more information then be sure to visit the official Pokémon UK site.