This year’s E3 has led to a varied amount of questions, but this one has probably been in the minds (and hearts) of many Pokémon fans for years. Will Pokémon Red and Blue ever find their way onto the Virtual Console? Well, according to Game Freak it’s not about to happen in the near future. In a question and answer session today, the Pokémon developer responded as such:
“We’re always very careful—we believe that Pokémon is best on a handheld. If we were to put it on virtual console, on the home console, what would you do with the Pokémon you caught? It would be kind of stuck, was one of the concerns we’ve had.”
Strangely enough, Game Freak’s first thoughts were for the Wii U’s Virtual Console, and not with the 3DS’s – a much more logical choice, and one that houses the recently released The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons and Oracle of Ages. Do the old Pokémon games strike a nostalgic chord with you, and would you eventually like to see them on the 3DS Virtual Console? Let us know in the comments below.
Nintendo has revealed a brand-new Pokémon type. Although it was rumored for a couple of months, during today’s E3 Nintendo Direct presentation, the company confirmed that Fairy-type Pokemon do exist and that they will make their debut in Pokémon X and Pokémon Y – both of which are the first games in the core Pokémon series to appear on Nintendo 3DS and will be released worldwide on October 12th.
Jason Schreier, one of the writers over at Kotaku, has confirmed that Nintendo will be holding a Pokemon X & Y presentation and question & answer session at E3 next month. The presentation will apparently be for an hour and a half and will begin at 6pm PT on June 11th. It’s not clear if this is going to be a roundtable event like we have had previous years.
Pokebeach, the publication that got the four latest Pokemon names correct, has received a fresh batch of rumours related to the forthcoming Pokemon X & Y. The source behind the information can’t be verified, so it’s clearly worth taking this latest batch of information with a grain of salt. That being said, Pokemon Smash will air later today, and Junichi Masuda, one of the founding members of Game Freak, will be on the show. Let’s hope we get some fresh Pokemon X & Y information. Anyway, here’s those delicious rumours.
- Pancham evolves into Pangoro in the early level 30s. In order to evolve Pancham into Pangoro, you need to have one other Dark-type Pokemon in your party. Pangoro’s type is Fighting/Dark.
- A Pokemon named Inkay evolves into Malimar. To evolve it, you have to hold your 3DS upside-down when it levels up (the 3DS has an accelerometer and gyroscope, so it can detect that). Malimar’s type is Dark/Psychic.
- A Psychic-type Pokemon named Espurr (ESP + purr) evolves into Meowstick (Meow + mystic?). (Sounds like Psychic-type cats. Meowstick’s name sounds too similar to Meowth to me though.)
- Like in B/W you have two rivals – one is friendly and the other is competitive. Your rival that is more friendly gives you his/her fully evolved starter Pokemon after you beat the game.
- Another professor named Sycamore gives you either Bulbasaur, Charmander, or Squirtle.
- Even though it shows the player riding on a Gogoat in the new trailer, players can’t ride on their own Pokemon. What was shown is just an alternate way of getting around Lumiose City and it only works with Gogoat.
- HMs still exist but there’s a lot less of them.
- Players will be able to see their Pokemon’s EVs (probably through the same in-game facility mentioned in the other post).
- A new move, Belch, is a Poison-type attack that has a base power of 120. The user must consume a held Berry to perform it.
- Draining Kiss is a Fairy-type attack that heals the user for the same amount of damage performed. It has a base power of 60.
- If the previously revealed forme of Mewtwo can be said to look roughly similar to Mewtwo’s original design, the second supposed form of Mewtwo can be said to look roughly/vaguely similar to Mew’s design.
- In case you missed our correction the other day, the Starters’ final evolutions are Fire/Psychic, Grass/Dark, and Water/Fighting.
An anonymous, supposedly ‘genuine’ source claims that the rumored “Fairy-type” is a new type of Pokémon that will be introduced in Pokémon X and Pokémon Y. According to the source, the newly discovered Eevee evolution, Sylveon, is “Fairy-type,” and is weak against Poison and Steel-type Pokémon, immune to Dragon-types, super-effective against Dragon, Dark and Fire-types. Below you can read more rumors on “Fairy-type” Pokémon, along with some unconfirmed details on Pokémon X and Pokémon Y.
- Fairy will be a new type. It is weak to Poison and Steel, immune to Dragon, super effective against Dragon, Dark, and Fighting, and Fire and Psychic-type Pokemon take half damage from it.
- Sylveon is Fairy-type. Some older Pokemon will be reclassified to Fairy, such as Mawile (Steel/Fairy).
- Mewtwo has two new formes, not just one. Both are activated via items.
- The professor’s English name is Patrice.
- The Starter final evolutions are Fire/Psychic, Grass/Fighting, and Water/Dark.
- The first Gym is Bug, the second is Fairy, and the fourth is Fighting.
- A few attacks will be dual-typed.
- There will be a new type of battling style that Flying-type Pokemon and Pokemon with Levitate can participate in.
- You will be able to see a Pokemon’s EVs at a certain in-game facility. You will be able to boost the EVs through mini-games. It will take about two hours to get one stat to max EVs.
A Japanese Twitter user MarvicaFii has snapped the first shot of the rumoured Eevee themed Nintendo 3DS XL console. The limited edition console will be available to win in a special lottery tomorrow which is being conducted by the Pokemon Centre. The winners in the lottery will then be able to purchase the system for 18,880 yen.
Thanks, Jamie M
Nintendo of America has shared more details on Pokemon X & Y for the Nintendo 3DS. The game takes place in a new region called Kalos, where players will encounter beautiful forests, thriving cities, and many never-before-seen Pokemon.
The central city in Kalos is Lumiose City, which is described by Nintendo as a metropolis featuring a tower that is set to become an iconic structure in Pokemon X and Pokemon Y. The game also adds to the more than 640 Pokemon that have been encountered in previous games. We posted the latest trailer for the game which can be viewed, here. Anyway, here’s some more information on the Pokemon which you will encounter in Pokemon X & Y.
- 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.
- 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.
Nintendo of America has uploaded brand new footage of the eagerly awaited Pokemon X and Pokemon Y. The trailer shows off the game’s overhauled visuals and gives a look at the series traditional battle system. We found out earlier today that the game will be separated into three different areas. Pokemon X and Pokemon Y is exclusive to the Nintendo 3DS and is due to be released worldwide sometime in October this year.
The latest edition of Japanese gaming publication Coro Coro has plenty of new information regarding the long-awaited Pokemon X and Y for the Nintendo 3DS. One of the pieces of information is that the latest game is set in the Karos region, which appears to be based on France. Pokemon X & Y gamers will also be able to customise their Pokemon trainer slightly with different hair colour and skin shade. The main city in the Karos region has been announced as Miare City. We already heard earlier today that four new Pokemon have been revealed for Pokemon X & Y, you can read all about them, right here.
The latest edition of Coro Coro magazine has revealed four brand new Pokemon for the forthcoming Pokemon X & Y for the Nintendo 3DS.
The first new Pokemon is Gogohto which is a Grass-type Pokemon. Gogohto can actually be ridden in the field. He can also learn Horn Leech. The second Pokemon is called Elikiteru, who is an Electric/Normal-type Pokemon. Elikiteru has a new move called Parabola Charge, which heals the user while damaging opponents. It uses solar rays to generate electricity. The third is a bird called Yayakoma, which is a Normal/Flying-type. Yayakoma gets to use a move called Nitro Charge. The final Pokemon revealed is a panda which is called Yancham. Yancham is a Fighting-type Pokemon who has a new move called Parting Remark. You can view the scans, right here.