Pokemon X and Y release date set

3DS sequel coming October 12.

June 11, 2013 / 10:12 AM EDT / (@salromano)

Pokemon X and Pokemon Y will launch worldwide on October 12 for 3DS, Nintendo has announced.

The game will feature a new Fairy Pokemon-type, which includes Pokemon like Jigglypuff, Gardevoir, Sylveon, and Marill. Its attacks will be super effective against Dragon-type Pokemon.

It will also offer a new Pokemon-Amie feature, which Nintendo boasts as an “exciting way” to bond with your Pokemon. You’ll be able to feed, pet, and play with them to deepen your connection with them. You can copy their actions, for example, to make them happy.

Finally, Nintendo shared new details about Eevee’s new evolution Sylveon, and introduced two new Pokemon.

  • Sylveon - This Fairy-type Pokémon is an Intertwining Pokémon that can manipulate its ribbonlike feelers at will and can emit from them an aura that can calm people and other Pokémon. It often wraps these feelers around the arm of its Trainer as it walks behind him or her. Sylveon can learnMoonblast, a new Fairy-type move debuting in Pokémon X and Pokémon Y. Moonblast calls on the power of the moon to attack an opposing Pokémon. This move can be very powerful and also lowers the opposing Pokémon’s Attack stat.
  • Noivern - This Sound Wave Pokémon is a Flying- and Dragon-type Pokémon that is extremely combative and will attack anything that wanders too close to it. Flying through the dark night with ease, Noivern uses the ultrasonic waves it emits from its ears to attack. These waves are so strong they can reduce large boulders to small pebbles. A new Normal-type move in Pokémon X and Pokémon Y that perfectly suits Noivern isBoomburst. This move emits an explosive sound wave that attacks all surrounding Pokémon with the resulting energy. But beware—Boomburst will also strike any nearby allies, so consider the situation and your team’s types before using it!
  • Vivillon - A new Bug- and Flying-type Pokémon. It’s said there’s a secret behind the colorful decorative pattern on Vivillon’s wings, which it uses to scatter its scales or create a strong wind to attack. Vivillon can learn Struggle Bug, a Bug-type move that lowers the Special Attack of any opposing Pokémon it hits, so the move not only causes damage but also reduces the damage inflicted on Vivillon from certain moves during battle.

Watch a new gameplay trailer below. View a new set of screenshots at the gallery.

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