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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)!


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