The New Pokémon & Region – It’s Evaluating Time!
So, some more Pokémon for the new games, X and Y versions, have been revealed, as well as some new info regarding the region, the playable Trainers, etc. With that said, I think you know what time it is…
To start, let’s look at the official trailer to reveal all this new info.
So let’s take a look at the new Pokémon…
Gogoat is a Grass-type Ride Pokémon. Trainers can apparently ride it in Lumiose City, possibly in other locations as well. Supposedly, grabbing its horns helps Trainers connect with it, which I don’t get. I would think if that was me, I’d just be pissed off. Gogoat’s only known move is Horn Leech.
Pancham is a Fighting-type Naughty Pokémon. And yes, I know, Kung Fu Panda, hardy flippin’ har. Pancham glares at opponents to try to intimidate them, but apparently that doesn’t generally work out all that well for it…Somehow, I get the feeling Ash is catching this. Its only known move is called Parting Shot, which lowers the opponent’s Attack and Special Attack, and then makes Pancham retreat from battle.
Fletchling is a Normal/Flying-type Japanese Robin Pokémon. Friendly and popular, it can also be a fierce-ass battler. Also, it will likely be N. Harmonik’s favourite for this region for reasons that people who know her will get. Its only known move is oddly Flame Charge, which should give Fletchling an edge over those pesky Ice-types.
Helioptile is an Electric/Normal-type Generation Pokémon. By charging energy with sunlight, it doesn’t need to eat all that much. In a lot of ways, it’s the first of its kind, not just for combining Normal with Electric, but because Helioptile is the first Pokémon to have the Normal-type as its Secondary type instead of its Primary. Its only known move is called Parabolic Charge, an Electric-type move that damages the opponent, and then causes the user to regain half the damage it inflicted.
And now that all four of the new Pokémon are out of the way, let’s talk the new region: Kalos. First off, it’s based off of France…called it. 🙂 The central city is the aforementioned Lumiose City, and it seems that a LOT happens there. Also, apparently you can explore this new region in full 3D, interacting with objects and moving a full 360°.
Then there’s the new Pokédex, and I’m just saying it here, this is the single most different Pokédex I have ever seen. First off, it’s card-shaped, and has a holographic centre that appears when the two ends are separated. It’s also got three separate areas in its Regional Dex: Central Kalos, Coastal Kalos, and Mountain Kalos.
And finally, there’s the playable characters. Not only do I really like the looks of them, but guess what? If you don’t, you can change them. Right from the get-go, you’re allowed to change stuff like skin-tone and hair colour, you can later find new clothing and accessories, and at any time, you can then return home and change your appearance. YES PLEASE. 😀
So, that’s all for now. Lemme know what you think below, and I shall see you again as new news is unveiled. Ja né!
- Nintendo Reveals More Pokemon X & Y Details, Plus Box-Arts (mynintendonews.com)
- Pokémon X/Y: New Pokémon and the Region of Kalos Revealed, Detailed (bagogames.com)
- Pokémon X and Y News: Fresh Gameplay Trailer Released; New Pokémon Names and Protagonists Featured [Video] (latinospost.com)