As i mentioned way back in this post, the new region is the Kalos region, based on France. You start of in the town if Vaniville which looks pretty big and interesting. Here is a great list of the confirmed towns. We do know for a fact there is a new generation of Pokemon, but in some videos we have seen Pokemon such as Pikachu and Axew appear, so perhaps like in Black and White 2, we'll be seeing some old favorites. X and Y are set to become the first ever Pokemon games to be released worldwide on the same day (however Japan and China still get it first because of timezones -_-) on October 12th. I myself have already pre-ordered X and discovered that it will, unlike most brand new games, be $40. The new Pokemon Professor is the handsome Professor Sycamore. At first, i was a little disappointed we went back to male professors, but i understand having a bunch of girls in a row is just as annoying as a bunch of men. Plus, Sycamore has my seal of approval as the most handsome professor. This generation, our starters are Froakie, the water type frog; Fenniken, the fire type....fox? dog?; and Chespin, the grass type Chipmunk? I've heard a lot of people call him a mole or squirrel but...guys....Ches--pin. Chip--munk.....I'm just saying. One weird thing is, that close as we are to the release, we have yet to see the evolutions of thesestarters. Maybe this is just my bad memory but i felt like for Gen 5, we knew about this time if not before. Most people are worried about Fenniken becoming a 4th in a row Fire-Fighting mix seeing as it can learning the move "glow punch." I personally would really like to see Fenniken evolve into maybe a Physic-
|The "spiny-nut", "fox", and "bubble-frog" Pokemon.|
|You can learn more about these guys here and gym leaders here|
|Bench sitting is a thing now ok?|
Here's the big one. Soooo many new Pokemon have already been revealed for these games as well as a new type of Pokemon! The fairy type has entered the field to end the reign of the Dragon types and although others thing it's silly, i really love the concept and hope there are some cool fairy types. That being said, i am
Let's start with this CoroCoro scan and move on. What's that? What's a Corocoro scan you ask? A lovely question my dear! From what i can tell, corocoro is a magazine in Japan that releases official Pokemon news. A scan is just that. Someone scans a picture from the magazine and posts it on the internet.
Finally, we have a few majorly cool Pokemon. Honedge (steel/ghost like a boss) is literally a possessed sword. This Pokemon is getting a lot of flack for being a sword, but there have been magnets, pokeballs, candels, and all sorts of weird things. Personally, i love this Pokemon and want it on my team. Finally we have the Pokemon Oorotto who has thus far only been seen in the trailer. This Pokemon looks like it'll be dark/Grass or like a Sudowoodo who turned evil. Also seen inside this trailer is Noiveryn(flying/dragon) who would have made an amazing sound type but noooooooo. Anyway, let's close off this section with the trailer and move along shall we?!?
UPDATE: I also forgot to mention that eevee (to sylveon), pancham, and inkay will be using a new form of evolution never previously seen! This new form hasn't been revealed yet and i doubt it'll be a "mega-evolution" sort of thing so we can all guess and hope on what this new form may be. When i first saw Sylveon, i thought it might evolve with a heart scale but seeing the others i'm not sure. I personally hope it'll be through the use of Pokemon-amie which is talked about under new features below. We'll just have to wait and see!
You thought i was done talking about Pokemon didn't you? Nope! This video shows 6 of the 7 Pokemon who mega evolve. Let's start with that.
New Mechanics/Features:And now for the big one. This game has a lot of new features and mechanics to discuss. First of all is the most obvious-the 3D. The whole game has been changed to a 3-Dimensional art style. I do however have a bit of a problem with this. When looking at the world, we normally just saw little pixelated guys but you could just tell everyone's age and all that. For some reason, seeing people like the Professor in the overworld, the look....squished. There's something about the style that makes them all look...small and strange. I also...don't all hate on me at once....don't really lie the style of the 3d battles. I do love the way the environment moves and the attacks actually look like they're connecting, but something about the color or the shape just...jars me a bit. I know in time like in any other game i'll adjust but for now....i'm wary.
Most exciting though is the personalization! Everyone since the beginning of Pokemon has looked the exact same and had no choice. In the first game, you didn't even have a choice in your gender. Since then,
|The third one on the bottom looks suspiciously like N...|
Now, the PSS or Player Search System, is something that hasn't been elaborated n too much. So far, it looks like it'll be a method of trading and battling anytime anywhere. How will this work? What exactly does it do ? We don't really now but from the looks of it, it may also serve as a friend roster and a new sort of G-tech or whatever for the bottom screen. Only time will tell on this one.
This is not the only new feature and in fact, it's not even the most interesting. Personally, i'm most excited for Pokemon-amie (amie meaning friend in French playing into the french theme of the Kalos region). This feature will FINALLY allow the use of your camera and maybe even microphone to interact with your Pokemon in a Nintendogs fashion. Ever since i watched the anime as a kid, i wanted to be a Pokemon breeder like Brock. I would spend hours in my box looking at the subtle differences between male and female forms before that was a feature in the Pokedex. I have always wanted to just have a snuggly Pokemon as my pet just to cuddle and never to fight with. This caused me to have a lot of really cute Pokemon. This feature actually allows you to pet, feed, and play with your Pokemon. This is he side of Pokemon i've always wanted to see and what i really hope is that this can be done with the Pokemon in your PC so that you can just pop in to say hello rather than feeling horrible.
(the video does repeat at :30)
Similarly, there is also a way to train Pokemon interactively. This Super Training will be done through mini-games rather than just grinding on those poor Zubats.
Next, we have 2 new battle forms. The first is what's called a hoard encounter like was seen in the trailer revealing oorotto where up to 5 Pokemon attack a single Pokemon from you. This encourages you to teach your Pokemon moves that hit multiple enemies. This sort of battle seems a little intense to me. If i was attacked by 6 Pokemon i'd throw out all 6 of mine naturally but i suppose it's a good way to really level up one guy. One frustrating mechanic i hope won't come over is the on that stops you from throwing a Pokeball if there are 2 Pokemon. What is our aim really that bad? There's not a whole lot known yet so I can't judge them yet. Finally, there's Sky battles. Sky battles will be optional (thank god) only for Pokemon that know Levitate or are flying types (even if they don't know fly.....don't ask me about Pokemon logic guys...). These battles are supposedly going to either give you more money or maybe more experience and will at least be interesting.
The Bad Guys:
Very little is know about our new villains, Team Flare, but allow me to make one quick hope that i know should be in the next part but i want to talk about here. Team Flare, as far as we know, only wants money. Now, as i've already discussed inthis post N and Team Plasma were an amazing team to fight against, making us feel horrible about the way we treat our Pokemon. Each new generation has had some bad guy that wanted something, whether it was to disrupt the ecosystem and flood or heat up the earth or capture all the legendaries to use to take over the world, there has been a motive. But what other team seemed to just want money? What other team stole pokemon and wore snazzy suits and sunglasses?
I remember back at the beginning of Gen V i was caught up in the hatred. I decided the designs were dumb and that i hated them because everyone did. I even stopped buying Pokemon cards because i "didn't want those ugly cards in my deck" and now i'm sorely regretting that as i try to buy a bunch before these packs go out of date. This generation i decided to let my mind be open and take each piece in before making judgments. I am actually really excited for this. Yes, i am upset it's come out so quickly after the last seeing as i haven't finished White 2 or even Black because of the death of my DS. Yes there are things im dissapointed about and skeptical about, but as you'll see in my next post, i have a lot of hopes for this new generation and i hope you'll all check in to that soon!
Finally guys, there is also news on the trading card and anime front that i'm EXTREMELY excited for. I'll let The Jwittz explain.
I am thrilled about having PINK Pokemon cards you guys. The dragon cards, like he said, really were disappointing. The anime though is super exciting. I haven't watched the main series show since the 4th generation and i would LOVE to see the story of Red played out in an anime. I'm hoping maybe it'll be on a station i actually get (probably Cartoon Network) and that i wont miss it which i'm so prone to do. Also, Pokken fighters you guys. What are my thoughts on it? Well it's definitely interesting to say the least. I do wish it was something more like XD and Colosseum, but we'll see as more news is revealed. Plus, i don't have a Wii U or a Wii anymore anyway.
WOOOOOH!!! I actually did it you guys! 5 straight hours of writing this post and gathering the pictures and things and it's finally done. I hope you'll all tune in for my hopes which i'll try to get up this weekend or sometime soon! If there's anything i missed or you'd like to tell me your thoughts on you can comment, write in, or just straight up email me here. I'd love to see concept art on what you think the starters could look like or any of your theories. In fact! If you have a theory that interests me, i'll puts it up on my next post with your name or link to your page or whatever so the whole world can see your brilliance! I have to go now guys i think i'm off to see the Butler. Please excuse errors and all that. I tried really hard to get this up for you guys! Vote, share, and definitely comment!!! <3