Pokemon X and Y: starter evolutions, new Pokemon, more revealed

Mewtwo gets second Mega Evolution: Mewtwo X.

September 13, 2013 / 09:46 AM EDT / (@salromano)

Nintendo shared the latest information on Pokemon X and Y today, including evolutions for starter Pokemon Chespin, Fennekin, and Froakie, a new Mega Evolution for Mewtwo and a first for Garchomp, five new Pokemon, new characters, the ability to outfit your character, and more.

Find the lot of information below.

Starter Evolutions

  • Quilladin - When Chespin evolves into Quilladin, the hard spikes on its body grow even sturdier. Despite its prickly appearance, Quilladin is considered a gentle Pokémon that avoids battle. Quilladin uses its hardy shell to repel attacks and strike back with its pointed spines. Quilladin can learn Mud Shot, which does damage and lowers the target’s Speed. This Ground-type move is super effective against Fire-type Pokémon! Mud Shot is great for the Grass-type Quilladin, who is vulnerable to Fire-type attacks.
  • Braixen - Once Fennekin evolves into Braixen, it no longer eats branches. But it still keeps a tree branch in its tail, which seems to calm the Pokémon. Braixen will occasionally wield the branch in battle and use friction to light it on fire. The Psychic-type move Psyshock is a special move, but it deals damage based on its target’s Defense, as if it were a physical move. Have Braixen use this move to attack opponents with high Special Defense!
  • Frogadier - Frogadier evolves from Froakie, and when it does, its jumping skill improves. During battle, Frogadier confounds its opponents by leaping about the ceiling or into trees. Frogadier attacks by launching small stones wrapped in bubbles at its opponents. Frogadier can learn Bounce, a Flying-type attack that’s super effective against Grass-type Pokémon. Since Frogadier is weak to Grass-type attacks, Bounce is a good way for it to fight back!

Mega Evolution

There are many things that make Mewtwo a special Pokémon, including its ability to Mega Evolve in two different ways. Use Mewtwonite X to evolve Mewtwo into Mega Mewtwo X, and Mewtwonite Y to evolve the Pokémon into Mega Mewtwo Y.

  • Mega Mewtwo X - Yet another secret lurks within Mewtwo! The Genetic Pokémon doesn’t have just one Mega-Evolved form—it has two! Meet Mega Mewtwo X, an even larger Pokémon than Mega Mewtwo Y, with muscles bulging from its arms and legs. To evolve Mewtwo into Mega Mewtwo X, you’ll need the Mewtwonite X Mega Stone. Mega Mewtwo X gains the Fighting type, and its Attack stat shows formidable growth. Mega Mewtwo X will be able to attack with powerful moves, both special and physical. Make the most of Mega Mewtwo X’s high Attack with the extremely powerful Giga Impact move!

Another Mega Pokemon was also revealed.

  • Mega Garchomp - When Garchomp becomes Mega Garchomp, the increased energy flows into the Pokémon’s arms, turning them into huge blades! Mega Garchomp’s Attack and Special Attack both improve greatly, while its Speed goes down a little. When Garchomp Mega Evolves, it becomes a Pokémon whose every blow you can count on! Get plenty of power out of the Dragon-type move Dragon Claw, which benefits from Mega Garchomp’s type and its high Attack stat.

New Pokemon

  • Furfrou - The stylish Pokémon Furfrou can have its appearance changed by grooming. There are number of different appearances it can take, and the more you groom it, the more styles may become available! If you leave Furfrou’s style untended for a few days, its fur will grow long and shaggy again, returning to its original look. Keep a regular grooming schedule to maintain Furfrou’s style! Furfrou’s Fur Coat Ability, which debuts in Pokémon X and Pokémon Y, halves the damage taken from physical attacks. Furfrou can learn Baby-Doll Eyes, a Fairy-type move new to Pokémon X and Pokémon Y. With Baby-Doll Eyes, the user goes first regardless of Speed. The move can lower the target’s Attack stat.
  • Meowstic - Meowstic is a Pokémon that has different forms depending on its gender. Not only do male and female Meowstic look different, but they also have different moves they can learn! The organs within Meowstic’s ears possess a formidable psychic power, so it usually keeps them clamped shut. But when Meowstic is threatened, it will lift its ears and release this power. This Pokémon tends not to show its emotions to others and remain expressionless, but it seems that some Trainers love the unsociable air it puts on. Male Meowstic are good at using moves that provide support in battle, such as the Psychic-type move Miracle Eye. Miracle Eye allows future moves to hit regardless of the opponent’s evasion, and allows Psychic-type attacks to damage Dark-type Pokémon. Female Meowstic are better at outright attacks, including Extrasensory, a Psychic-type move. Not only does Extrasensory do damage, it can cause the target to flinch so it can’t use moves on that turn.
  • Tyrunt - Tyrunt is an ancient Pokémon from another age, and to add it to your team, you’ll have to restore it from a Fossil. You can choose between two Fossils during your adventure in Pokémon X and Pokémon Y—Tyrunt can be obtained by restoring the Jaw Fossil. It’s believed that Tyrunt is over one hundred million years old. The Pokémon is known to be a bit selfish, and will throw a fit when it doesn’t like something. Tyrunt and Amaura are ancient Pokémon from another age that can be added to your team by restoring them from Fossils. You will be able to restore Fossils by going to the Fossil Lab. Tyrunt has the new Strong Jaw Ability, which increases the power of biting moves like Crunch.
  • Amamura - To obtain Amaura, you’ll need to restore the Sail Fossil. Choose wisely whether you want Tyrunt or Amaura when you pick between the Jaw and Sail Fossil! Amaura has the Refrigerate Ability, a new Ability in Pokémon X and Pokémon Y. It turns Normal-type moves into Ice-type moves. Like Tyrunt, Amaura is believed to be one hundred million years old. Amaura can learn the potent move Aurora Beam early in your adventure.
  • Pyroar - When Litleo evolves into Pyroar, it gains a great mane of burning flame! Male and female Pyroar have different forms. The male Pyroar with the largest mane becomes the leader of its pride. The female Pyroar of the pride protect the group’s young. Pyroar can learn Echoed Voice, a move that grows in power when it’s used every turn. Echoed Voice gets more powerful no matter who uses it, including allies. Try it out in Double and Triple Battles!

Characters

  • Team Flare Top Scientists - Meet the five scientists who are the driving force behind Team Flare! They all have different hairstyles and unique outfits: The purple-haired woman is Celosia, the orange-haired woman is Aliana, the green-haired woman is Bryony, and the blue-haired woman is Mable. The final one of the lot is a man called Xerosic, whose red goggles and hair make quite an impression. They’re not merely selfishly looking out for themselves—they appear to have a clear goal in how to change the world. What kind of world do they hope to create?
  • Diantha - Diantha is a famous movie star beloved by everyone in the Kalos region. She’s also a Pokémon Trainer who shows a lot of potential. She may even trade Pokémon with you sometime during your adventure!

Stay Stylish

In Pokémon X and Pokémon Y, you’ll be able to use the boutiques and the salon that appear in the game to change your outfits and hair style. You can change not only your clothes, but also your hat, shoes, and accessories! There are all kinds of preset styles ready for you, too. There are boutiques in many of the cities you visit, and each has its own individual style.

When you change your outfit and your hair, your icon on the PSS and on the Pokémon Global Link will change, too. Find your favorite hair and clothing combinations and show them off for the world to see!

Trainer PR Videos

After you choose a style, visit the PR Video Studio. This facility will let you make a promotional video that reflects your style, called a Trainer PR Video!

Trainer PR Videos are 10-second films that feature you and your Pokémon. Choose your expressions, poses, background music, camera angles, and more to create a unique video! You can use a recommended style to make a video in moments, or make a video based on your preferences, with every second specially crafted.

Pokemon Global Link

  • View the PGL on the Go! - The new Pokémon Global Link can be viewed from smartphones as well as from computers. See the first screens of the mobile-optimized version of the PGL. Now that it is designed for smartphone use, the PGL is easier than ever to explore.
  • Rating Battles - Play in Rating Battles via the PSS and see your results on the Pokémon Global Link! You’ll be able to view your own rating, as well as your world ranking for each of the many battle formats available. In Pokémon X and Pokémon Y, there will be five battle formats for Rating Battles: Single Battle, Double Battle, Triple Battle, Rotation Battle, and the new Special Battle. Rules for Special Battles will change every three months. During the first season, the Special Battle format will be Single Battle, restricted to the Pokémon that were first introduced in Pokémon X and Pokémon Y. The first season is scheduled to begin in late December of this year.
  • Rating Battle Etiquette - After receiving many requests from players who enjoyed battling online with Pokémon Black Version, Pokémon White Version, Pokémon Black Version 2, and Pokémon White Version 2, we have responded by ruling that any Trainer who disconnects from the server in the middle of battle, regardless of reason or circumstance, will have the battle recorded as a loss, and accordingly experience a drop in rating. When you are battling online, please be sure that you have a reliable Internet connection, and play fairly and with consideration for your fellow Trainers!

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