Five New Pokémon X & Y Artworks, Two Box Arts and Also One New Gameplay Trailer

The Imperial City is looking good these days.
The Imperial City is looking good these days.

Nintendo and Game Freak have released some artwork and a gameplay video for Pokémon X and Y. They both show off some new Pokémon and locations. Nintendo have also now shown the game’s official box art which can be seen in the artworks section below.

The screenshots show the new region called Kalos, where players will encounter “beautiful forests, thriving cities, and many never-before-seen Pokémon.” The central city of the new region is called Lumiose City, which features a tower that is “set to become an iconic structure in Pokémon X and Pokémon Y.” (I am guessing its get destroyed or something similar to that. Also it looks like the Eiffel Tower).


Pokémon X and Y Gameplay Trailer.


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Pokémon X and Y 8

Pokémon X and Y 9

Pokémon X and Y Art 2

Pokémon X and Y Art 3

Pokémon X and Y Art 1

There are now more than 640 Pokémon to collect (I miss the days of there just being 151).

Nintendo have released some more information about some of the new features and Pokémon:

  • 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.
  • 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.

Box Arts:
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Pokémon X and Y - X Box ArtPokémon X and Y - Y Box ArtPokémon X and Y will be available worldwide in October for the first time in the franshise history.

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