Pokémon X and Y

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Pokémon X and Y
Original title ポ ケ ッ ト モ ン ス タ ー X ・ Y
transcription Poketto Monsutā Ekkusu & Wai
Studio Game freak
Publisher Nintendo , The Pokémon Company
Senior Developer
  • Jun'ichi Masuda (director and producer)
  • Hitoshi Yamagami (producer)
  • Shusaku Egami (producer)
  • Takato Utsunomiya (producer)
world October 12, 2013
platform Nintendo 3DS , Nintendo 2DS
genre role playing game
Game mode Single player , multiplayer , online multiplayer
medium Nintendo flash card, download
Current version 1.5
Age rating
USK released from 0
PEGI recommended for ages 7 and up
PEGI content
Game contains violence

Pokémon X and Y ( Japanese ポ ケ ッ ト モ ン ス タ ー X ・ Y , Poketto Monsutā Ekkusu & Wai ) are computer role-playing games developed by Game Freak and published by Nintendo . They were released worldwide on October 12, 2013 and are the first sixth generation of Pokémon games. The biggest innovations compared to its predecessors are the introduction of the new development form mega development and the use of 3D models in battles as well as a new game view.

Pokémon X and Y received positive reviews, praising the advancements in gameplay and the great innovation they brought to their franchise. The games were also a huge commercial hit, selling over 15 million copies.

World and action

Pokémon X and Y are set in the star-shaped Kalos region , which is based on France . Many elements such as the Eiffel Tower have been incorporated into the game. The largest city in the region, Illumina City, is based on Paris. This is the first time that a game from the main Pokémon series has been set in a Europe-oriented region.

As usual in Pokémon games, the game features a young trainer whose goal is to fight a criminal organization and become a Pokémon League Champ after winning all eight Pokémon arenas. Team Flare takes on the role of the criminal organization in this game , whose boss Flordelis aims to destroy the world in order to build a new, better world. The game starts in the small town called Escissia, to which the protagonist recently moved. Its main rival also lives there. After meeting this and four other rivals, although the other rivals do not live in Escissia, one of the rivals presents you with your starter Pokémon and the Pokédex. You can choose between the Fire Pokémon Fynx, the Water Pokémon Froxy and the Plant Pokémon Igamaro. The protagonist and his rivals then travel to the Kalos region. They quickly win several medals and finally come to the largest city in the Kalos region, Illumina City, where they meet the Pokémon professor Platan. This also sets the player for the first time not the primary goal of completing his Pokédex. After a fight against the professor, the player can choose one of the starter Pokémon from the Kanto region , with the player choosing between Bulbasaur, a Pokémon with the types plant and poison, Charmander, a Pokémon of the fire type, and Squirtle, a Pokémon of the type water can choose.

If you then travel further through the Kalos region, you will eventually come across the criminal organization Team Flare . Then the protagonist continues to win arena medals and repeatedly thwarted plans by Team Flare , where he also meets a giant by the name of Azett . Only later does the player find out that Flordelis is the chairman of Team Flare. After the seventh Pokémon Arena, the player breaks into the Café Flordelis, where the laboratory is located, but cannot prevent the ultimate weapon that Flordelis wants to use to destroy the world from being activated. There, the player meets again the captured by Flordelis Azett, who tells the player that he himself created the ultimate weapon . 3000 years ago, this king of the Kalos region built a machine to bring the dead back to life after his beloved Pokémon fell in a war. By using this machine he made them both immortal. He then converted the machine into the ultimate weapon in order to end the war. Shocked by this, his beloved Pokémon left him, which he has been looking for for 3,000 years. Now the player sets off with his main rival to the Flare secret base in order to prevent the firing of the ultimate weapon, which is powered by the energy of the legendary Pokémon. In Pokémon X this is Xerneas, a fairy Pokémon, while in Pokémon Y Yveltal, a Pokémon of the dark and flight types, takes on this role. The player can now catch this and defeat Flordelis, who can bring his Gyarados into mega form. The ultimate weapon loses much of its energy as a result. Nevertheless, Flordelis fires them with the remaining energy. The player and their rivals can escape while the ultimate weapon is destroyed by their own use. No great damage is done, but the fate of Flordelis remains in the dark.

After defeating Team Flare, the protagonist wins the final arena medal and challenges the Pokémon League. After defeating the league champ, Diantha, who can bring her guard evoir into its mega form, the professor honors you as a hero of the Kalos region. There, Azett challenges you to a fight, so that he can come to an end with his past. Then his beloved Pokémon returns. Then the plot of the game ends and the credits begin.

Gameplay and innovations

In Pokémon X and Y , the basic game mechanics have not changed from their predecessors. So it's still about catching Pokémon and training them. In addition to 72 new Pokémon, a new form of development for already fully developed Pokémon called Mega Development was introduced. This only lasts temporarily during a fight, whereby certain status values ​​apart from the HP are temporarily increased or decreased. For this, the Tainer needs a mega ring and the Pokémon a mega stone . It can be performed by Pokémon such as Charizard, Mewtwo, Lucario, Gyarados, Guardevoir and Knakrack, among others. There are also some Pokémon that evolve through new ways. For example, Pam-Pam evolves into Pandagro when he reaches level 32 and is also a Pokémon of the dark type on the team. The Pokémon Iscalar only develops into Calamanero if you turn the Nintendo 3DS system upside down from level 30. In addition, a new Pokémon type fairy has been introduced, which is immune to attacks from the dragon type, among other things .

The 2D sprites of the Pokémon from previous games have been replaced with 3D models in this game, which makes battles more dynamic. There is also a new view outside of combat instead of the bird's eye view, in which you can see your character from diagonally above. In this edition, you can also customize your character for the first time. The game makes use of the 3DS effect of the 3DS, but it only works in combat and in a few places like caves. In addition, with PokéMonAmi, a way was introduced to take care of your Pokémon and look after them. Eevee can evolve into Feelinara, a new Fairy- Type Pokémon , by reaching a certain level of confidence in PokéMonAmi . Another new game mechanism is the sky fight. A sky fight is a Pokémon fight that takes place entirely in the air. Only flying and hovering Pokémon can fight in a Sky Battle. Another innovation are the mass encounters that were introduced with this generation. Mass Encounters are a new type of battle in which you have to fight a horde of five Pokémon at the same time. The special thing about the Pokémon in mass encounters is that some of them have a hidden ability. Roller skates were introduced for the first time as a further means of transport, in addition to the turbo-kickers and the bicycle. You can also ride certain Pokémon to reach otherwise inaccessible areas.

Player Search System

The Player Search System ( Japanese プ レ イ ヤ ー サ ー チ シ ス テ ム ), or PSS, is a new feature that was introduced in the sixth generation with the games Pokémon X and Pokémon Y. The PSS divides other players into three categories: friends, acquaintances, and passers-by. Players who are registered as friends in the Nintendo 3DS system appear in the friends list; passers-by are random players who are currently online or nearby. As soon as you have interacted with a passerby, for example carried out a Pokémon fight or a trade, this person is listed in the list of friends.

The PSS allows players to send other players who are currently online an invitation for a fight, trade, or chat. You can also watch a short video about the player, the so-called coach promo . It is also possible to give O-forces to other players . O-Powers make certain activities easier for the player, for example hatching Pokémon Eggs , training Pokémon or other advantages in combat and other situations. Via the PSS, players have access to the Global Trade Station , which was introduced in the fourth generation. In the Global Trade Station, players have the option of offering one of their Pokémon for an exchange for a certain other Pokémon or viewing and accepting exchange offers from other players. In the previous games, it was only possible to access the Global Trade Station if you are in a certain location in the game. In Pokémon X and Pokémon Y, this is possible anywhere in the game for the first time.

With the luck signal of the PSS you can write a message that is visible to friends and other players who are currently online. In the holo log you can see news from the official Pokémon Global Link . The holo-log is also used to call other computer-controlled characters in the game. Another function of the PSS is access to the battle plaza. In the battle plaza you can fight against other players worldwide in random matches. You can either compete in free combat or in rated battles in the various types of combat. You can play rated matches to advance in the Pokémon Global Link Trainer Ranking. Another game mode is the online tournament . Tournaments are held regularly, usually with a specific theme. This means that the Pokémon team of the player that he registers for the tournament must meet certain conditions in order to be allowed to participate. Another function of the PSS is the miracle swap, in which a player offers a Pokémon for exchange and receives a Pokémon directly from a random trainer. The player doesn't know beforehand which Pokémon he will get, so using the miracle swap involves a certain risk.

Development and publication

Pokémon X and Y were first announced on January 8, 2013 in a special Nintendo Direct with the first game scenes. They are the first games in the main series to use almost entirely 3D graphics. Nintendo announced that with this game, a Pokémon game will be released simultaneously in the US , Japan , Australia and Europe for the first time.


Pokémon X and Y were released worldwide on October 12, 2013. This makes them the first Nintendo retail games to appear in all regions at the same time. At the same time as the release, players were given the opportunity to download a special Flemmli. This Flemmli has the speed boost ability and holds the exclusive Lohgocknit as an item. The Lohgocknit is needed to develop Flemmli in its highest stage of development from Lohgock to Mega-Lohgock. This promotion was available from October 12, 2013 to January 15, 2014.


To fix a glitch that triggered a fatal memory error in Illumina City , an update to the Pokémon X / Y 1.1 version was released on October 25, 2013 . This update fixes the bug and repairs the save data. It was published on the Nintendo eShop. A second update to version 1.2, which was released on December 12, 2013 and is also available from the Nintendo eShop, fixes a bug when using the miracle swap, which consists in the fact that Pokémon cannot learn new attacks while developing through miracle swaps, and other minor bugs. On October 29, 2014, another update to version 1.3 was published via the Nintendo eShop, which fixes display errors in the Poké balls and corrects some minor errors. An update to version 1.4 was also released on April 2, 2015, which is supposed to fix some still unknown bugs. Another patch to version 1.5 was released on April 23, the exact effects of which are also still unknown. All patches are required to continue using the online functionality of the game.


Pokémon X and Y have received a lot of positive reviews. For example, Pokémon X has an average rating of 87.26% in GameRankings and a Metacritic also has a Metascore of 87%, while Pokémon Y has an average rating of 87.89% in GameRankings and a Metascore of 88% in Metacritic.

Sales figures

Around 4 million copies were sold in the first two days. This broke the record for Pokémon Black and White as the best-selling games in the Pokémon main series during this period. It is also the best-selling game on Nintendo 3DS during this period . In April 2014, 12 million copies had already been sold. That made X and Y together the best-selling game on Nintendo 3DS until it was overtaken by Mario Kart 7 .

By September 30, 2019, the games had sold 16.42 million times.

See also

Web links

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