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Japan Expo Reveals Pokémon X & Y Inspiration Details

kalos pokemon x yThe Japan expo – taking place in Paris – has revealed a few more tidbits of information regarding the upcoming Nintendo 3DS Pokémon games X and Y. Yesterday, we reported that a new Pokémon under the Ghost/Steel typing named Monorpale – in French – had been revealed. But now, more details have arrived straight from director Junichi Masuda in an exclusive video at the expo. You can watch the video here, alternatively we’ve wrapped up all the information you need to know in the bullet points below. Both games will be released worldwide on October 12.

  • The theme of the sixth generation was established from the beginning of creation – Beauty. Plus, Kalos in Ancient Greek also means ‘beauty’, so a fitting name all in all.
  • The team wanted the next game to be based on a country that has many tourists, is fashionable and, in terms of culinary, is exquisite and sophisticated in taste; France being the perfect choice.
  • Masuda travelled to France in 2011 and, as inspiration, X & Y’s Lumiose City is based on Paris.
  • The far west part of Kalos sees an area of standing stones – this idea was inspired by the Neolithic Minir collection located in Carnac.
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      1. X and Y actually refer to planes of the 3rd dimension. Since this is the first game in 3D, the X-axis, the Y-axis, and the Z-axis will be used. Can you guess what the 3rd version will be called?

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      2. After B2/W2 being sequels it’s not safe to assume there will be a third, “ultimate”, version like that, though.

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  1. I’m jealous. I think they screwed up Black and White because it was barely recognizeable as the N. America. The only thing was Xastelia City was based off of New York Coty. I feel like France is getting tons of love with X and Y. It looks GORGEOUS. Wish they made B/W look more like the U.S…. Also, this region switching thing makes me think about whats next! Will it be predictable like Spain? Or something I’d really like to see like Africa!?! 💋

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