Game Freak has announced a new type of Pokémon battle debuting in Pokémon X and Pokémon Y. Sky Battles will be featured in the upcoming games. Select Pokémon Trainers that players encounter will challenge them to battles that take place above ground. Players can only participate in Sky Battles if they have certain Pokémon in their party that can fly. According to Game Freak, the “Sky Battle is a visually stunning battle scenario and an exciting new addition to Pokémon video games.”
Game Freak has also announced Horde Encounters, where the player wields only a single Pokémon while battling against multiple wild Pokémon that attack simultaneously. Game Freak says, “Players will need to ensure their Pokémon has moves that can attack multiple Pokémon at once or they may quickly find themselves on the losing end of the battle.”
Watch the above trailer to witness the new type of battle and encounter. Pokémon X and Pokémon Y will launch worldwide on October 12th, exclusively for Nintendo 3DS.