Nintendo of America is on top of their game with regards to Pokemon X and Y. This weekend CoroCoro magazine revealed four new Pokemon, the new games' region name and details on character customization this weekend. On the ball, Nintendo's now announced the localized English versions of the region and Pokemon names. Welcome us to Kalos region, Pokemon fans.
At the heart of the Kalo region is the central city of Lumiose City, a "metropolis featuring a tower" which we can likely assume is that shown in the trailer below. Also shown in the trailer below is the quartet of newly revealed Pokemon. Their names have been localized, so Eliketeru is now Helioptile, Yayakoma is now Fletchling, Yancham is now Pancham, and Gogoat is... Gogoat! I guess goats that go translates well between languages. Here are some official descriptions from Nintendo.
- 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.
Pokémon X and Pokémon Y introduce 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.
For the cartographers among us, we've got a full map of the Kalos region below in the gallery. We've also got box art for the game, which I think is actually quite spectacular. There's an imageof the new fancy Pokedex, Lumiose City concept art, and also a variety of shots of each new Pokemon.
Pokemon X and Y are planned for release in October later this year exclusively for the Nintendo 3DS. As always, check out the already heated discussion about today's newly announced Pokemon X and Y details in our community.