Pokemon X and Y set in the Karos region
posted on 05.11.13 at 12:45 PM EDT by (@salromano)
Plus, four new Pokemon revealed. Ride one of them.

Looks like we won’t have to wait until May 19 for new Pokemon X and Y information. The latest issue of CoroCoro Comic has leaked early, providing first details on the game world and four new Pokemon.

We’ll start with the latter:

  • Yancham – A “mischievous” fighting-type Pokemon. Height: 0.6m. Weight: 8.0kg. It has a new technique called “Parting Remark.”
  • Yayakoma – A “Ryukyu Robin” normal/flying-type Pokemon. Height: 0.3m. Weight: 1.7kg. It can use the fire-type technique “Flame Charge.”
  • Elicitel – A “generation” electric/normal-type Pokemon. Height: 0.5m. Weight: 6.0kg. It has a new technique called “Parabola Charge,” which heals its own HP while damaging surrounding enemies.
  • Gogoat: – A “ride” grass-type Pokemon. Height: 1.7m. Weight: 91.0kg. It can use the grass-type technique “Horn Leech.” You can ride/mount this Pokemon in the field (e.g. a Pokemon bicycle).

Pokemon X and Y is set in the Karos region. Its main city is Miare City—the one with the Eiffel Tower-like structure we’ve seen in previous media. Here, we see the main character riding a Gogoat.

When you start up the game, like previous Pokemon games, you’ll be able to select between male and female characters. X and Y goes a bit further, however, with limited character customization. You’ll be able to change a character’s hair and skin color.

The scans also show the game’s world map, Miare City artwork, new tablet-like Pokedex, and the new region’s Pokemon trainer battles.

Thanks, Serebii.

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  • Aldridge517

    I take it Yancham is the panda? I haven’t been a fan of Pokemon’s art direction for a while, but they usually get it right with fighter types.

  • Locksus

    Oh, character customization! Me likey

  • Raoni Marques

    Wow, that panda is neat!

    • Renaldi Saputra

      and everybody was kung-fu fighting

  • shafiq95

    whoa i can be black now

  • Locksus

    I’ll probably purchase the Y version only because the legendary Pokemon really looks cool.

  • http://s932.photobucket.com/ usagi_san

    I’m loving the looks of Yancham and Gogoat. Can’t wait to see the rest.

    There’s even customisation features too. Will definitely pick up both.

  • HeatPhoenix


    • HeatPhoenix

      Also, I guess this region is France… or Europe?

      • Locksus

        yeah, well, France is a country in Europe. I hope you didn’t imply that Europe is a country.

        • HeatPhoenix

          As a person that lives in Europe, I wouldn’t.imply that, Locksus. But Europe is a continent that seems almost… thematic, especially western Europe, and it wouldn’t be above Game Freak or any other Japanese developer to try to adapt a continent into a region, like Game Freak did with North America and Pokemon Black/White.

          • Locksus

            I see. Sorry about that, then.
            But I guess the game world is inspired by France. Looks interesting to me.

            Where from Europe are you, btw?

            • Ashaki

              Why do they use France? Are there more French Pokémon fans than e.g German or Italien? To be honest I would prefer a Europe-Region with some islands and stuff like that and not this focus on France.

              • shashi

                actually the trend has been that junichi masuda has made games out of the countries he has visited recently. before black and white released, he was in usa. and similarly news says that he has been to france before the announcement of X and Y as well. :)

  • DarthBrian

    Poke-mounts. O_O

    Can’t wait. ^_^

  • Carlos Luis Ayala

    Still waiting on the Ruby remake no matter how decent these look I’m done I haven’t even played the Black and White series and the world didn’t end.lol

  • dior

    delicious brown FeMC is delicious

  • PrinceHeir

    yes :D

    this will be my first Pokemon purchase since Crystal version from GBC :)

  • DinoTurtle

    I knew I had seen gogoat before: http://etrian.wikia.com/wiki/Actaeon

  • fyi1191

    Riding a Gogoat.

    • Renaldi Saputra

      what if we ride a tauros??

  • Elvick

    Wish we could buy clothes. Give some more use for money. I miss being able to customize mah room too. ):

    At least I can change my hair color.

    • Renaldi Saputra

      seems we only can choose color not fashion, so maybe it won’t available.. but let’s just see the further info

  • Diamond Dust

    Pretty cool to hear about customization. How about a hair style option? As a black dude, I’ve always wanted my avatar to reflect me, just like everyone else. Not sure how I feel about watching a 10 year old version of me with long, bone-straight hair…

  • Lelouch Vi Britannia

    It took 20 FUCKING Versions before you could customize your characters hair, and whatnot. This shit is WHY I quit playing Pokemon they barely add anything NEW in. I don’t mean to sound like an A-Hole and bitch my head off but GOD I’m so tired of the fact that Nintendo will never give us an All in 1 Pokemon game.

    I want a Pokemon Game where you can start off 1st in the Kanto Region, explore all regions up to date, and have the potential to see it all in 1 game even capture all of the 600+ Pokemon there are.
    Sry everyone I’m not trying to be a jerk, i’m just so tired of Pokemon not doing anything new Battle system wise. They need to try and make it a Real Time RPG for Once. Turn based combat is fun, but it’s important to also take some risks and try something new.

    • http://s932.photobucket.com/ usagi_san

      1. An all-in-one would probably be more suited for the home console but takes away from what Pokémon is all about. Connectivity being able to meet up and fight one another at professional and casual events.

      2. Since Pokémon levels are capped at 100, the later gyms will have less meaning and become a piece of cake due to many EV training and IV breeding.

      3. No real coherent story.

      4. RTS doesn’t work for this series; don’t fix want it isn’t broken.

      • Renaldi Saputra

        RTS?? hmm, I’m thinking about playing Pokemon Stadium when u only can choose from the game not uploading from your GBC

        • http://s932.photobucket.com/ usagi_san

          I’ve only played Pokémon Conquest as my only spin-off series, but it was very good. As you said (in your above comment), the spin-off series have some good games and allows to be more creative with the Pokémon.

          • Renaldi Saputra

            unfortunately those spin-off series usually didn’t get much attention and are usually rated not good (around 6/10)
            well, pokemon main series are usually overrated

    • Renaldi Saputra

      well, you maybe haven’t looked into other minor pokemon games like pokemon mystery dungeon, pokemon colloseum, pokemon rumble, etc.. you only played the “main” series..

      for me, the minor games have different fun and I must admit the minor games are usually better than the main series games (story, difficulty, gameplay, etc)

    • Acidicsam

      “I want a Pokemon Game where you can start off 1st in the Kanto Region, explore all regions up to date, and have the potential to see it all in 1 game even capture all of the 600+ Pokemon there are. ”

      Mind telling me how you manage to balance that or keep it interesting past the second region? By the time you face Red in Gen 2, your pokemon are level 70+. Now imagine that spread out over 6 generations; by the end of the third generation your pokemon would be mid-nineties and anything beyond that would just be the same level 100 vs level 100 grind, with little incentive to continue on.

      The primary incentive for continuing on in Pokemon games is seeing your pokemon grow to beat new leaders and challenges. Take that out, and there’s no reason to continue on, besides to just catch pokemon.

      • Renaldi Saputra

        that’s why it doesn’t look really fun

  • http://www.facebook.com/micheal.scott.315 Micheal Scott

    Well i was hopeing a more character customization option
    First time ever go big
    You know we want it so give it to us
    But on the other hand Panda Pokemon Yes :D

  • tsubaki

    I think it’d be great if they brought the Pokemon walking beside you back, even though the x and y looks amazing I miss not having my little Arcanine walk beside me…