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Hiroshi Sotomura January 8th, 2013 4:15 AM

Pokémon X and Y News Summary
Missed out on the juicy news? This thread will be compiling any news for Pokémon X and Pokémon Y. Keep watch for more summaries (and links to threads discussing these announcements) as news comes by tuning into this thread.

Threads linked to in this summary thread are exempted from the revival rule.
Threads linked to in news summary posts can be posted in at any time for a limited time, until after the release of the games.

Hiroshi Sotomura January 8th, 2013 4:26 AM

Pokémon Direct - January 8th

Discuss it here
  • Iwata goes through a rough history of Pocket Monsters titles.
  • Iwata then announces new titles for the Nintendo 3DS. Yes folks, the 3DS. (Is that a good thing?)
  • New starter Pokémon (discuss the new starters) - Chespin, Fennekin and Froakie
  • The world is rendered completely in 3D!
  • Obligatory new legendary Pokémon with an X and Y motif (talk about them)
  • Titles are Pokémon X and Pokémon Y (discuss).
  • The games will be releasing in America, Japan, Europe and Australia in October this year.


Guy February 25th, 2013 12:01 PM

A New Eeveelution! - February 11th

Discuss it here.

  • Early scans from the cover of February's issue of CoroCoro revealed the silhouette of a new Pokémon.
    • Later revealed inside to be a new Eeveelution named Ninfia.
  • On February 14th, The Pokémon Company released a thirty-four second clip of Ninfia (see below) along with its official English name: Sylveon.
  • It is the lightest Eeveelution to date.
    • Height: 1.0m ; 3'03"
    • Weight: 23.5kg ; 51.8lbs
  • Its type and method of evolution are currently unknown.


Guy April 8th, 2013 8:15 AM

A New Pokémon Revealed! Mewthree is that you? - April 6th

Discuss it here.
  • Pokémon Smash, a Japanese variety show, revealed a new Pokémon.
  • It is said to share a connection with Mewtwo and looks very similar in appearance.
    • Its name, type, and further details are currently unknown.
  • It will appear in the new movie, "Pokémon Extremespeed Genesect: Mewtwo Awakens." (Come talk about it)
  • Like Sylveon before it, "Newtwo" comes with its own short trailer video (see below).
  • Early CoroCoro scans from April's edition revealed the Pokémon to be a new form of Mewtwo.


Guy May 17th, 2013 7:45 PM

The Kalos Region, Protagonists, Pokémon and more! - May 14th

May brought us quite a number of unexpected surprises for what is to be expected in Pokémon X and Y. Screenshots and new game footage can be found below.

Welcome to the Kalos Region

  • On May 14th, The Pokémon Company revealed the name of the new region, the Kalos region.
    • In Japan, it is known as the Karos region.
  • It is in the shape of a star and closely resembles France. (Discuss it here)
  • The main city is of the region is called Lumiose City. (Talk about it)
  • Clicking the image of the Kalos map below will direct you to a larger image.

The Protagonists! Oh yeah, and player customization is a real thing now...

  • Official artwork of the male and female protagonists were revealed. (What do you think?)
  • You will be allowed to customize the protagonist you choose. This goes as far as:
    • Hair Color
    • Eye Color
    • Skin Color
    • Outfits
    • Accessories
  • Throughout the game you will be able to find new outfits and accessories. You can also go back and change them as many times as you want, whenever you want.
  • What do you think about player customization? Two thumbs up?

Pancham, Gogoat, Fletchling, and Helioptile: Four New Pokémon Unleashed!

  1. Pancham, the Naughty Pokémon
    • Based off the giant panda
    • Fighting type
    • Height: 0.6m ; 2'07"
    • Weight: 8.0kg ; 17.6lbs
    • Can learn the move Parting Shot
      • Lowers the opponent's Attack and Special Attack stats before switching out.
  2. Gogoat, the Ride Pokémon
    • Based off a goat
    • Grass type
    • Height: 1.7m ; 5'07"
    • Weight: 91.0kg ; 200.6lbs
    • Players are able to ride on Gogoat throughout the Lumiose City. (Cool, right?)
    • It is currently unknown if this ability is available to other Pokémon and in other locations.
  3. Fletchling, the Japanese Robin Pokémon
    • Inspired by the Japanese Robin
    • Normal/Flying type
    • Height: 0.3m ; 1'00"
    • Weight: 1.7kg ; 3.7lbs
  4. Helioptile, the Generation Pokémon
    • Based off of the Frill-necked lizard, or maybe the spotted salamander, or some kind of lizard.
    • Electric/Normal type
    • Height: 0.5m ; 1'08"
    • Weight: 6.0kg ; 13.2lbs
    • Learns the move, Parabolic Charge
      • The Electric-type alternative to Absorb. The user user damages the opponent and regains 50% of the damage inflicted.

Other new things!

  • It appears as though walking and standing diagonally is a thing now. (Yay or nay?)
  • The PokéDex consists of three parts: Central Kalos, Coastal Kalos, and Mountain Kalos (Thoughts?)
  • From screenshots and gathered knowledge, Zigzagoon, Linoon, the Eeveelutions, Azurill, Marill, and Azumarill all seem to be part of the Kalos Regional PokéDex.
  • The official box art for the Japanese and English copies were revealed. (Which do you prefer?)

More Screenshots


Jake♫ July 15th, 2013 11:12 PM

More New Pokémon, New People, A New Type, and Other New Features - June News Round-up!

June came with a lot of exciting news! Between E3 and the release of June's edition of CoroCoro, there has been much to discuss!

Fairy - A New and Highly Speculated Type Revealed

  • Nintendo Direct confirmed one of the most speculated rumors on June 11; It was finally confirmed that the long-rumored Fairy type existed! (Discuss it here)
  • Along with this announcement, it was revealed at last that Sylveon, along with other existing Pokémon (Such as Gardevoir, Marill, and Jigglypuff) all will be Fairy typed!
  • We currently know that Fairy type moves will be super-effective against Dragon types. Other type matches up regarding the Fairy type have not officially been revealed.
  • Two Fairy typed moves have been revealed: Sylveon will learn Moonblast, which will lower the target's Special Attack, while Gardevoir will learn Fairy Wind.

New Characters and English Names!

  • Names were released for the neighbors/protagonists: The male is named Calem and the female is named Serena. It's not known for sure if these will be the official names for the protagonists themselves, but we will see!
  • The first Gym Leader was revealed to be Viola, and her gym is located in Santalune City. She is a Bug type trainer.
  • In addition to the protagonist you don't choose, there will be an additional three rivals named Tierno, Trevor and Shauna. You will encounter them along your journey!
  • Feel free to discuss all the new characters in the June CoroCoro thread found here.

New Pokémon Galore!

  • Between Pokémon Direct, E3, and this month's issue of CoroCoro, June has been overflowing with new Pokémon!
  1. Noivern, the Sound Wave Pokémon
    • Based off a combination of a wyvern, tweeter, and a fruit bat/flying fox
    • Flying/Dragon type
    • Height: 1.5m ; 4'11"
    • Weight: 85.0kg ; 187.4lbs
    • Learns the move Boomburst, which hits all Pokémon on the field, including allies
    • Revealed from Pokémon Direct and E3 (Discuss here)
  2. Scatterbug, the Scatterdust Pokémon
    • Potentially based off a Japanese cockchafer
    • Bug type
    • Height: 0.3m ; 1'00"
    • Weight: 2.5kg ; 5.5lbs
    • Evolves into Spewpa
    • Revealed in June's CoroCoro (Discuss here)
  3. Spewpa, the Scatterdust Pokémon
    • Name origin potentially a combination of spew and pupa
    • Bug type
    • Height: 0.3m ; 1'00"
    • Weight: 8.4kg ; 18.5lbs
    • Evolves from Scatterbug and evolves to Vivillon
    • Revealed in June's CoroCoro (Discuss here)
  4. Vivillon, the Scale Pokémon
    • Based off a butterfly
    • Grass type
    • Height: 1.2m ; 3'11"
    • Weight: 17.0kg ; 37.5lbs
    • It is the evolved form of Spewpa, and the final evolution of Scatterbug
    • Revealed from Pokémon Direct and E3 (Discuss here)
  5. Clauncher, the Water Gun Pokémon
    • Inspired by the snapping shrimp
    • Water type
    • Height: 0.5m ; 1'08"
    • Weight: 8.3kg ; 18.3lbs
    • Clauncher is an X-exclusive Pokémon
    • Revealed during E3 (Discuss here)
  6. Skrelp, the Mock Kelp Pokémon
    • Based off of a weedy seadragon
    • Poison/Water type
    • Height: 0.5m ; 1'08"
    • Weight: 7.3kg ; 16.1lbs
    • Skrelp is a Y-exclusive Pokémon
    • Revealed during E3 (Discuss here)
  7. Talonflame, the Scorching Pokémon
    • Based off of a weedy seadragon
    • Fire/Flying type
    • Height: 1.2m ; 3'11"
    • Weight: 24.5kg ; 54.0lbs
    • Talonflame is an evolved form of Fletchling (We are currently not sure if there is another evolution between the two of them, or if Fletchling evolves directly into Talonflame)
    • Revealed during E3 (Discuss here)
  8. Litleo, the Lion Cub Pokémon
    • Based off of a lion
    • Fire/Normal type
    • Height: 0.6m ; 2'00"
    • Weight: 13.5kg ; 29.8lbs
    • Revealed in June's CoroCoro (Discuss here)
  9. Flabébé, the Single Bloom Pokémon
    • Name potentially a combination of Japanese for flower and French for baby
    • Fairy type
    • Height: 0.1m ; 0'04"f
    • Weight: 0.1kg ; 0.2lbs
    • Revealed in June's CoroCoro (Discuss here)

Other New Features/Miscellaneous Things

  • E3 confirmed that walking diagonally was now a thing, however it still stuck with a grid format for the most part.
  • Pokémon-amie was revealed. It is a new bonding system with your Pokémon, where you can do various things to bond with them! (What do you think about it?)
  • Two new kinds of battles: Sky Battles and Hordes! Sky Battles will be for Flying type Pokémon and Levitate users to fight it out in the sky, while Hordes will be you versus a large group of Pokémon all at once. (Sky Battle discussion is here and Horde discussion is here, come participate!)
  • Apparently EVs and IVs will be easier to see in the games.
  • Importing from previous games will be included, how is not yet revealed. (How do you think transferring will take place?)

More Screenshots


Jake♫ July 21st, 2013 7:02 PM

The Team, The Professor, Pokémon, And More -- July News Round-Up!

Many of the things fans have been speculating the most about have been revealed this month! Let's take a deeper look in, shall we?

The Villians -- Team Flare

  • One of the biggest topics of speculation has been revealed: This generations evil team is not Team DNA or something seemingly to do with genetics in its namesake, but Team Flare!
  • Their main motive is to become rich and make money. What methods the will take to do so we aren't quite sure of (although they are interested in making money off of reviving fossils!)
  • How Pokémon themselves will come into play for Team Flare's plans isn't known yet. Will they be like Team Rocket and try to steal and sell them? Will they just use them as another tool instead of a commodity in themselves? Discuss it here!

Gym Leaders and the Professor!

  • This month's issue of CoroCoro gave us two new Gym Leaders to speculate about: Grant and Clemont. Although we don't know their types, we do know a few things!
    • Grant is an athlete who is into all sorts of sports such as mountain biking and rock climbing.
    • Clemont is a lover of science, and likes to invent things. He has a little sister named Bonnie.
  • Many fans were speculating that perhaps we would have another female professor this generation, but alas that is not the case. Meet Professor Sycamore!
  • Professor Sycamore, unlike the other professors, will challenge you to a battle every now and again. What do you think of him?

More Pokémon!

  • We've been graced with more Pokémon in July! Between the usual few we receive from CoroCoro, we have also had a few more released via a Japanese Culture Convention in France, as well as preview during the new Pokémon movie in theaters!
  1. Honedge, the Sword Pokémon
    • Based off of, well, a sword and scabbard that are posessed
    • Steel/Ghost type
    • Height: 0.8; 2'07"
    • Weight: 2.0kg ; 4.4lbs
    • Has the ability No Guard
    • Revealed during the Japanese Culture Expo in France on July 4th (Discuss Honedge here!)
  2. Pangoro, the Daunting Pokémon
    • Based off of a panda
    • Fighting/Dark type
    • Height: 2.1m ; 6'11"
    • Weight: 299.8kg ; 136.0lbs
    • Has the ability Iron Fist or Mold Breaker
    • Evolves from Pancham with an unknown method
    • Revealed in July's CoroCoro (Discuss here)
  3. Inkay, the Revolving Pokémon
    • Based on a squid
    • Dark/Psychic type
    • Height: 0.4m ; 1'04"
    • Weight: 3.5kg ; 7.7lbs
    • Has the ability Contrary or Suction Cups
    • Learns the new Dark move Topsy-Turvy, which reverses all stat changes that affect its target
    • Evolves into Malamar with an unknown method
    • Revealed in July's CoroCoro (Discuss here)
  4. Malamar, the Overturning Pokémon
    • Based off of a squid
    • Dark/Psychic type
    • Height: 1.5m ; 4'11"
    • Weight: 47.0kg ; 103.6lbs
    • Has the ability Contrary or Suction Cups
    • Evolves from Inkay with an unknown method
    • Revealed in July's CoroCoro (Discuss here)
  5. Swirlix, the Cotton Candy Pokémon
    • Based on cotton candy
    • Fairy type
    • Height: 0.4m ; 1'04"
    • Weight: 3.5kg ; 7.7lbs
    • Has the ability Sweet Veil (A new ability that prevents allies from falling asleep)
    • Swirlix is an X-exclusive Pokémon
    • Revealed in July's CoroCoro (Discuss here)
  6. Spritzee, the Perfume Pokémon
    • Name derived from spritz
    • Fairy type
    • Height: 0.2m ; 0'08"
    • Weight: 0.5kg ; 1.1lbs
    • Has the ability Healer
    • Spritzee is a Y-exclusive Pokémon
    • Revealed in July's CoroCoro (Discuss here)
  7. Oorotto
    • We currently don't have much information on Oorotto, as it hasn't been officially announced
    • Shown as a preview during the new Pokémon movie in theaters in Japan
    • What do you think about it's speculated appearance or typing? Go ahead, discuss it here!

The Legendaries Types and Other Info Revealed

  • July's CoroCoro truly did not disappoint with regards to information. We also learned the types of Xerneas and Yveltal, as well as their abilities and exclusive moves!
  • Xerneas
    • Xerneas has been confirmed to be a pure Fairy type
    • It has the ability Fairy Aura, which increases the damage of Fairy type attacks for all Pokémon on the field.
    • Its signature move is Geomancy. It is Fairy typed and does damage. Anything beyond that we currently don't know
  • Yveltal
    • Yveltal has been confirmed to be a Dark/Flying type
    • It has the ability Dark Aura, which increases the damage of Dark type attacks for all Pokémon on the field.
    • Its signature move is Oblivion Wing. It is Dark typed and does damage. Anything beyond that we currently don't know
  • You can discuss the legendaries in general here, or just talk about the new information that was released in the July CoroCoro thread.

The Pokémon Search System, the Holo Caster, O-Powers and Photo Spots

  • A new system has been introduced into the games: Pokémon Search System (PSS). This new feature connects you with players around the world at all times. Trading and battling with other people just got much simpler! For an in-depth description of it, as well as discussion, visit this thread!
  • The Holo Caster is this generation's communication device. It will cast holograms (if the name didn't give that away!) that you will communicate with, from people like your four friends/rivals and Professor Sycamore!
  • O-Powers appear to be similar (if not almost identical) to Pass Powers introduced in the fifth generation. They are used to temporarily increase aspects of your journey (as well as other's journeys if you choose to use your O-Powers on them instead of yourself), such as stats and the catch rate of Pokémon.
  • There will be Photo Spots scattered throughout Kalos. These spots will have pretty scenery or will be interesting locations you'll be able to take pictures of! Just like a real camera, you'll have the ability to adjust the settings of the camera before you take the pictures (such as brightness, shutter speed, and aperature)!


Blue September 7th, 2013 4:22 AM

Kanto Starters, Mega Evolutions, And More! -- Pokémon Direct!

During the September Pokémon Direct, even more new information came to light! - Detailed description listed below.

The Kanto Starters!

  • In Pokémon X & Y, not only will you receive either Fennekin, Chespin or Froakie but you will also receive one of the Kanto Starters, Bulbasaur, Charmander or Squirtle. One of these will be gifted to you by Professor Sycamore!
  • Venusaur, Charizard and Blastoise all have Mega Evoltuions, each with a new boosting ability! Venusaur will have Thick Fat, Charizard will have Drought and Blastoise will have a new ability called Mega Launcher which will boost specific moves. There are no type changes for any of these Mega Evolutions.
  • A Bracelet called the Mega Ring holds a stone which is known as the Key Stone, this Key Stone reacts with your Pokémon's Mega Stone to trigger a Mega Evolution.

Pokémon Bank & Poké Transporter!

  • Pokémon Bank is an application and service for Pokémon X and Pokémon Y that will allow you to deposit, store, and manage your Pokémon in private Boxes on the Internet! Pokémon Bank is a paid service, with an annual charge for usage.
  • With Pokémon Bank, you will be able to link up your own boxes online via your Nintendo 3DS to deposit and withdraw any Pokémon. In the unlikely scenario in which you lose your copy of Pokémon X or Pokémon Y, your Pokémon would still be stored in Pokémon Bank ready to be transferred into a new game. You will be able to store upto 3,000 Pokémon!
  • Poké Transporter is a free 3DS app that allows you to upload Pokémon from your Pokémon Black and White Versions and Pokémon Black 2 & White 2 Versions into an online box. From there you can then transfer these uploaded Pokémon onto your Pokémon X & Pokémon Y Versions via Pokémon Bank! Once Pokémon have been transferred they cannot be traded back.


Guy September 7th, 2013 10:47 AM

New Pokémon, Mega Evolutions, Events, and more! - August News Roundup!

August had a surplus of news, the biggest of them being the new Mega Evolutions. Let's get down to it, shall we?

Introducing Mega Evolutions

Mega Evolution is a new method of evolving Pokémon. Not all Pokémon have the capability to mega evolve, but for those who can see a growth in strength and sometimes a change in ability and/or type. Unlike traditional evolutions, however, mega evolutions are not a permanent stage and can only be activated during battle by the use of special held items called Mega Stones and a trainer's Mega Ring (explained in the post above). It is also said that a special bond between trainer and Pokémon play an important role to mega evolution.

Mega Stones

There are different Mega Stones for different Pokémon capable of mega evolving. Each stone is named after the Pokémon to which it grants power to (i.e. Blazikenite, Lucarionite). In order to be activated, a Pokémon must be holding its specific Mega Stone during battle while the player has his/her Mega Ring on hand. You'll be able to find different Mega Stones hidden around the Kalos region. Your goal is to find and collect them all!

Mega Pokémon!

Some of the Pokémon revealed in the month of August to have mega evolutions are:

Mega Ampharos
  • New Type: Electric/Dragon
  • New Ability: Mold Breaker
  • Grows a fashionable new hairstyle
Mega Absol
  • New Ability: Magic Bounce
  • Gains a boost in Attack and Speed
  • Grows wings...but no, it's not a Dark/Flying-type
Mega Mawile
  • New Ability: Huge Power
  • New Typle: Steel/Fairy
    • Mawile's type has also changed to Steel/Fairy
  • Defense and Sp. Defense increases
  • Has two big mouths instead of one
Mega Mewtwo
  • Mega Mewtwo is the new Mewtwo evolution/form that we learned about earlier this year.
  • New Ability: Insomnia
  • It has an increased Sp. Attack
  • Is considerably smaller and lighter than its original Mewtwo form
    • Height: 4'11"
    • Weight: 72.8 lbs
Mega Lucario
  • New Ability: Adaptability
  • Increased Attack Power
  • Evolves with the Lucarionite Mega Stone
  • Becomes larger in size and is sketched with new markings on its body
Mega Blaziken
  • New Ability: Speed Boost
  • Increased Attack Power
  • Grows new markings and ribbons of flames on near its wrists
  • Evolves using the Blazikenite Mega Stone
    • Not found in Pokémon X or Pokémon Y.
  • [EVENT] From October 12th - January 15th there will be a free Level 10 Torchic Wi-Fi Event available for all those with Pokémon X and Pokémon Y. This Torchic will be holding a Blazikenite. It will also have the Hidden Ability, Speed Boost.
Mega Kangaskhan
  • Revealed by Junichi Masuda during the VGC Opening Ceremony
  • New Ability: Parental Bond
    • Mega Kangaskhan attacks twice in one turn.
  • Mega Kangaskhan has Baby Kangaskhan come out of its pouch....finally!

New Pokémon!

Three new Pokémon were added to the Kalos PokéDex this month.

Dedenne,the Antenna Pokémon
  • Electric/Fairy Type
  • Ability: Cheek Pouch
    • A Pokémon who eats a berry during battle will not only reap the benefits of said berry, but will also regain HP.
  • Learns the move, Nuzzle, which damages and paralyzes the opponent.
  • Height: 0'08"
  • Weight: 4.9 lbs
Bunnelby, the Digging Pokémon
  • Normal Type
  • Ability: Pickup or Cheek Pouch
  • Height: 1'04"
  • Weight: 11 lbs
Skiddo, the Mount Pokémon
  • Grass Type
  • Ability: Sap Sipper
  • Height: 2'11"
  • Weight: 68.3 lbs
  • Said to be the first Pokémon to live alongside humans
  • Skiddo is the pre-evolution of Gogoat
  • Like Gogoat, you can also ride on Skiddo in certain places

Welcome to Super Training

For the first time ever, Pokémon X and Pokémon Y uses a new method of training to visually acknowledge a Pokémon's Effort Values (EVs) called Super Training. With a compilation of mini-games, it's sure to make EV training a lot more fun and easier. It can be played from your touchscreen whenever you are not battling or viewing an event.

Super-Training Regimens

There are different training exercises in the form of mini-games that allows your Pokémon to grow in strength. One of these involves your Pokémon playing goalie against large Pokémon-sized balloons using the touchscreen and Circle Pad.

Core Training

Described as a more casual way to train your Pokémon, here you use training bags to increase your Pokémon's Effort Values. You can earn more training bags by completing Super-Training Regimens.

Gym Leader Korrina

Korrina is the Shalour City Gym Leader.
  • Her gym puzzle requires the use of the new rollerskates.
  • It is unknown what her type specialty will be.
  • Korrina seems to know an awful lot about Mega Evolutions.


Blue September 12th, 2013 4:06 PM

Starter Evolutions, New Pokémon and More! -- October CoroCoro

October's issue of CoroCoro provided us with a handful of new Pokémon, the long awaited Starter evolutions and more!

The Starter Evolutions

  • Hariboogu is Chespin's evolution, it is a Grass-type and learns the move Mud Shot
  • Teerunaa is Fennekin's evolution, it is a Fire-type and learns the move Psycho Cut
  • Gekogashira is Froakie's evolution, it is a Water-type and learns the move Bounce

New Pokémon

October's issue of CoroCoro provided us with some interesting Pokémon, let's take a look.
  • Nyaonikusu is a Psychic-type Cat Pokémon, it has both a Male and Female forme which differ in apparence and ability. The female is more aggresive and can learn the move Extrasensory, whereas the Male is more supportive and can learn the move Miracle Eye.
  • Torimian is a White Dog Pokémon which we saw in the Pokémon Direct trailer earlier in the month, it is a Normal-type and has the ability Fur Coat which halves damage done by Physical based moves. Torimian learns a new Fairy-type move called Puppy Dog Eyes which involves repeatably pressing the "A" button resulting in lowering the foes Attack stat. It is also said that you can groom and change the colour and appearance of this Pokémon somehow.
  • Chigorasu is one of the two Fossil Pokémon found in the Kalos Region, it is a Rock/Dragon Pokémon and has the ability Sturdy Jaw which increases the power of moves used by the Jaw i.e Crunch, Ice Fang etc.
  • Amarusu is the second of our Fossil Pokémon, it is a Rock/Ice Pokémon and knows the ability Freeze Skin which turns Normal-type moves into Ice-type moves and raises the power.
  • Pyroar appears to be Litleo's evolution which was accidentally been revealed by IGN, it is a Fire/Normal-type and knows the abilities Unnerve and Rivalry. It can learn the move Echoed Voice and is classed as the Royal Pokémon.

More Mega Evolutions

  • Mega Mewtwo X is a second Mega Evolution of Mewtwo which is exclusive to Pokémon X with the other being exclusive to Pokémon Y. It is Psychic/Fighting-type and has the ability Steadfast.
  • Mega Garchomp gains the ability Sand Force

Guy September 25th, 2013 3:48 PM

Doublade, a Honedge Evolution!

On September 25th, the official Pokémon facebook page revealed Doublade, a new Pokémon and the evolution of Honedge. It is described to carry out attacks by telepathically coordinating its two blades to twice the slice (pun intended).


  • Type: Steel / Ghost
  • Ability: No Guard
  • Height: 2'07"
  • Weight: 9.9 lbs
  • It is currently unknown how or when Honedge evolves into Doublade


Peitharchia January 7th, 2014 1:33 AM

New Global Link Attraction & Discount Coupon Giveaway

A new attraction has been announced on the official Global Link website known as Balloon Popping. By playing this game, you will be rewarded with various prizes. They've also announced a new item called "Discount Coupon." With this, you could get up to fifty-percent discount when making purchases in boutiques. This item will be distributed across Japan starting January 15th, and can be obtained only once in each game.


Peitharchia January 10th, 2014 9:30 PM

O-Powers Distribution at World Hobby Fair

According to the announcement on their website, TPC will be distributing a variety of O-Powers (Bargain Power MAX, Capture Power MAX, Prize Money Power MAX, and Exp. Point Power MAX) to those who visit the World Hobby Fair 2014 Winter event, which will be hosted in four different locations throughout Japan. It'll start off in Nagoya at January 19th, and move to Tokyo on the 25th. Then on February 2 and 9, it will be held in Fukuoka and Osaka, respectively.

Sources: 1, 2


Peitharchia February 2nd, 2014 8:57 PM

Garchomp, Gengar, and Scizor Distributions

Those who live in Singapore and purchase either Pokémon X or Pokémon Y Comics Connection will receive a special password. Once the code is entered via Mystery Gift, a special Garchomp will be downloaded onto your game. The event will last until March 31st; password could be used once per game.

In addition to that, Japan will be having their own distribution events as well. Those who visit Pokémon Center stores throughout Japan before the end of February and take their games with them, would be able to receive Gengar and Scizor. These Pokémon would both be held inside Cherish Balls and their levels would be at level 25. They will be holding Classic Ribbons, too.

Sources: 1, 2, 3, 4

Game Sync Update

Pokémon Global Link will undergo another maintenance on February 4th. This will last approximately 12 hours. During the downtime, they will changing how often you could sync your game. After the update, you would be allowed to game sync once after every three hours instead of four.

Source: 1


Peitharchia February 4th, 2014 6:57 PM

PokéBank Now Available in Europe, Aus, & North America

Earlier today, Pokémon Bank have been released throughtout Europe and Australia. The app could be downloaded from 3DS eShop, and could be used freely for up to a month. After that, it'll cost £4.49, €4.99, and $6.50 per year in UK, Europe, and Australia respectively. If you wish to get your hands on this trial, you must install PokéBank before March 14th. It's currently unknown when the software will make its way to North America, but should be pretty soon--hang tight! For steps on how to obtain Celebi, check out the following Reddit post:


  1. Download Pokémon Bank.
  2. Go into the app, and set up your Bank.
  3. You'll be given a choice to receive 100 Pokémiles or 10 BP from Brigette. Choice either, and after this choice, save, quit, and go back onto Pokémon X/Y.
  4. On the opening screen of Pokemon X/Y, open "Pokémon Link" (green button at the bottom).
  5. Select "Yes" to "retrieve data using Pokémon Link."
  6. You should receive your 100 Pokémiles/10 BP.
  7. Now, go back into the Pokémon Bank app and repeat steps 3-6. Brigette will give you a Celebi instead of the 100 Pokémiles/10 BP.

UPDATE - Bank is now live in North America.

Sources: 1, 2, 3


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