Every time I think I’ve weened myself off of the addictive little RPG, Pokemon finds a way to suck me back in. The latest came in the form of the Deoxys giveaway (via the Nintendo Wi-Fi) which got me back to playing White Version 2. So of course, when my excitement has calmed down from that, they release new details on the next upcoming game. The trailer itself is all gameplay stuff, and all the real details (on the new Pokemon and Region) come from the press release, which I’ll have for you down below:
While it seems light on the information side of things, this new trailer shows off a lot of awesome looking stuff. Mostly, it gives us a feel for the all new 3D look of the franchise and the new things you’ll be able to do…like sit on a freaking bench! I don’t know why, but I thought that was insanely cool. Also neat is the fact that you’ll be able to ride one of your new Pokemon in the game. I don’t know why this hasn’t been done before, as it makes perfect sense. You’ve got hundreds of useful animals at your disposal, why haven’t we ever used them for thigns outside of fighting? Sure, the cut or move things every now and then, but ride one makes perfect sense.
Anyway, the new region is called Kalos and for some reason it’s shaped like a star. There’s a little more information in the press release I’ve placed below, including full details on the four brand new pokemon you caught glimpses of in the trailer:
When Pokémon fans begin their thrilling 3D adventure in Pokémon X or Pokémon Y this October, they will be transported into an entirely new region called Kalos. A mysterious place that is shaped like a star, Kalos is a region where players will encounter beautiful forests, thriving cities, and many never-before-seen Pokémon. The central city of this breathtaking region is Lumiose City, a metropolis featuring a tower that is set to become an iconic structure in Pokémon X and Pokémon Y.
While exploring the Kalos region, Trainers will encounter many new Pokémon that they can battle, catch, and add to their Pokédex. A Trainer is only as good as the Pokémon he or she befriends. Seven new Pokémon debuting in Pokémon X and Pokémon Y were introduced earlier this year—and today, four additional Pokémon are being revealed for the first time. These Pokémon add to the more than 640 Pokémon that have been encountered in previous games.
· 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 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!
I know I’m not the only adult Pokemon fan out there, so tell us, how interested are you in this game?