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Old May 17th, 2013 (7:45 PM). Edited May 18th, 2013 by Guy.
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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