Published on September 4th, 2013 | by Alex Porter


Pokémon Direct News Round Up

On Wednesday the Nintendo Direct stream did a special Pokémon focused stream which provided new info for the upcoming X and Y games. The stream included information on new Mega Evolutions, new services, and the Japan exclusive XY themed 3DS. You can see the details below!

Pokémon Bank

During the stream, Pokémon Bank was announced which will be a new service available for use with X and Y. The Bank uses the Cloud in order to provide players with space for up to 3,000 Pokémon across 100 boxes, much more than what the standard in-game PC will allow. The Bank will be a paid service meaning that you will have to pay an annual fee to use it but it will provide a service that some players out there will undoubtedly find useful.

Poké Transporter

Poké Transporter was also announced and is another new service for X and Y. The Transporter will allow players to transfer Pokémon from Black, White, Black 2, and White 2, to their Pokémon Bank. From here, you can then transfer these Pokémon into your X or Y games. This will presumably mean that you will need to pay for the Bank in order to use this feature.

Story Differences

During the stream, some information on the games’ beginning was revealed. Unlike previous games, players will not receive their starter Pokémon from the professor. Instead an in-game friend will give you your first Pokémon which will be one of the three new starters, Chespin, Fennekin, or Froakie.

Original Starter Pokémon

If your disappointed about not receiving your starter Pokémon from the professor, this will definitely make up for it! The professor will still give you another Pokémon later in the game just like before. Here you will get to choose between another three Pokémon… the original starter Pokémon! You will be able to pick from Bulbasaur, Charmander, or Squirtle!

New Mega Evolutions

Alongside the information of the original starter Pokémon, it was also revealed that all three will have Mega Evolutions. Mega Venusaur, Mega Charizard, and Mega Blastoise will all be available during the game as well as the other Mega Evolutions that we already know of such as Mega Mawile.

XY Themed 3DS

Lastly, the special XY themed 3DS which was announced for Japan has been confirmed for both Europe and North America. The 3DS will come in both red or blue and will be available from the 27th September, 2 weeks before the games launch!

Hopefully you guys are as excited as I am for X and Y! May have picked up one the 3DSs myself if I hadn’t just bought the Pikachu themed one. What do you guys think of all this new info? Even more excited for the game? Let us know!

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