Pokemon X and Y: Legendary types, new Pokemon, professor, gym leaders, and more officially detailed

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July 12, 2013 / 11:16 AM EDT / (@salromano)

Following yesterday’s reveal in CoroCoro Comic, Nintendo of America has officially detailed Pokemon X and Y‘s legendary Pokemon types, more new Pokemon, Kalos region professor, new gym leaders, and more. 

Legendary Pokemon

  • Xerneas – A Fairy-type—a brand-new type being introduced in Pokemon X and Pokemon Y. Watch the awe-inspiring beauty of Xerneas’ exclusive move, Geomancy, which features rainbow-colored light that erupts from the earth around it. Xerneas has the special Ability Fairy Aura, which naturally takes effect in battle, strengthening Fairy-type moves for all Pokemon in battle. Be careful, because Fairy Aura also has a positive effect on opposing Pokemon that know Fairy-type moves.
  • Yveltal – A Dark- and Flying-type and the only Pokemon that can learn the move Oblivion Wing, which sends Yveltal flying high into the sky to release a powerful beam of red light that scorches the ground below. The Destruction Pokemon’s special Ability, Dark Aura, is a counterpoint to Fairy Aura, raising the strength of Dark-type moves for all Pokemon in battle. This Ability is powerfully effective in Double and Triple Battles when facing multiple opponents simultaneously. So, when Yveltal is in battle, it’s smart for players to fill their team with Pokemon that can use Dark-type moves.

New Pokemon

  • Pangoro – This Fighting- and Dark-type evolves from spunky little Pancham. This evolved Pokemon has a violent temperament, but it also believes in fairness and does not forgive those who pick on the weak. The leaf Pangoro carries in its mouth can predict its opponent’s moves. By waving its strong, heavy arms, Pangoro uses the Fighting-type move Hammer Arm to inflict great damage on opponents. It does lower the user’s Speed, but Hammer Arm’s power is tremendous.
  • Inkay – This Dark- and Psychic-type Pokemon has the ability to drain other Pokemon’s will to fight by flashing the transmitters above its eyes—giving Inkay the opportunity either to attack its foes or to hide from them. It’s said that the flashing emitted from Inkay’s transmitters can also be used to communicate with its friends. Inkay can learn a new Dark-type move, Topsy-Turvy, a tricky move that will reverse all of the stat changes that are affecting a target. For instance, if opponents increase their Attack and Defense stats during battle, it will suddenly come back to bite them when Topsy-Turvy is used.
  • Malamar – This Dark- and Psychic-type Pokemon is the evolved form of Inkay and may have the strongest hypnotic force of any known Pokémon, helping it to bend opponents to its will. As a result, humans with ill intentions try to use Malamar to aid in their devious plots. Malamar can learn the Psychic-type move Hypnosis, which leaves opponents asleep and for the most part unable to take any actions during battle.
  • Swirlix – This Fairy-type Pokemon, which can only be captured in Pokemon X, comes with the new Ability Sweet Veil that keeps Pokémon on the same team from being left asleep in battle. Use Swirlix when facing Double and Triple Battles featuring Pokemon that know moves like Hypnosis. Swirlix can learn the new Fairy-type move Draining Kiss, which does damage to a target while also restoring some HP to the user. Battles will be much easier when you can attack an opponent with Draining Kiss and restore your Pokemon’s health at the same time. Swirlix only eats sweets, causing its body to be sweet and sticky, like cotton candy.
  • Spritzee – Only available for capture in Pokemon Y, this new Fairy-type Pokemon emits a unique fragrance that causes anyone who smells it to fall under its spell. Spritzee can learn the Grass-type move Aromatherapy, which causes a Pokemon to exude a relaxing fragrance that heals its allies’ status conditions, such as sleep and poison.

Exclusive Pokemon

  • Clauncher – This Water-type Pokemon can only be captured in Pokemon X.
  • Skrelp – This Water-type Pokemon can only be captured in Pokemon Y.

Professor and Team Flare

  • Professor Augustine Sycamore – He will entrust you and your friends with Pokemon and send everyone out on a Pokedex-filling adventure throughout the Kalos region.
  • Team Flare – Along the way, players will encounter this mysterious organization. This strange and fashionable group shows up in cities around the Kalos region—what could their motive be?

Gym Leaders

  • Grant – A Gym Leader who excels at bike racing, mountain climbing, and many other sports. When they meet Grant, players will be facing a Trainer with a strong heart.
  • Clemont – Accompanied by his sister, Bonnie, is a young Gym Leader who loves science. Clemont gets extremely excited by the many devices he invents.

O-Powers and Wonder Trade

  • O-Powers – Allows players the ability to easily power up Pokemon in their party and provides other benefits in Pokemon X and Pokemon Y. O-Powers are special powers that come in various forms and can be shared between players via the new Player Search System, or PSS. Sharing O-Powers with someone you’ve connected with locally or through the Internet is accomplished by tapping a player on the Touch Screen. Some O-Powers will temporarily increase a Pokemon’s stats, while others make it easier to catch wild Pokemon or increase the Experience Points gained in battle.
  • Wonder Trade – For players of Pokemon X and Pokemon Y who want to add a little thrill to their Pokemon trades, this allows players to instantly trade a Pokemon for one offered by someone else in the world. The catch? Players will make the trade without knowing which Pokemon they’ll get in return. You might receive an unexpected rare Pokemon or one that will add strength to your Pokemon party!

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

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