Pokémon X and Y

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Pokémon X and Y
Developer(s) Game Freak
Publisher(s) Nintendo, The Pokémon Company
Designer(s) Satoshi Tajiri
Junichi Masuda
Series Pokémon series
Platform(s) Nintendo 3DS
Release date(s) October 12, 2013 (worldwide)[1]
Genre(s) Role-playing
Media Nintendo 3DS Game Card

Pokémon X and Y are two role-playing games (RPGs) in the Pokémon series made by Game Freak for the Nintendo 3DS.

The games were announced by Nintendo on January 8, 2013. They were released on October 12, 2013.[1] X and Y are the first ever 3D games in the main Pokémon series.[2]

New starting Pokémon were revealed in the announcement video for the game. The starters for X and Y are the Grass-type Pokémon, Chespin, the Fire-type Pokémon, Fennekin, and the Water-type Pokémon, Froakie. The announcement video also showed two new legendary Pokémon, Yveltal, a bird-like Pokémon which has a shape kind of like the letter Y, and Xerneas, a deer-like Pokémon which has X-shapes in its eyes. Another Pokémon, Sylveon, is both a new Eevee evolution and an entirely new type called the Fairy-type, which is strong against Dragon-type Pokémon. Some older Pokémon, like Jigglypuff, Marill, and Gardevoir, have also been changed to be part Fairy-type. There is a new gameplay element called the Mega Evolution. Some Pokémon like Mewtwo, Blaziken, and Lucario are be able to evolve during a battle if they are holding a Mega Stone.[3] Mega forms of Pokémon are stronger than their normal forms.

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