Pokémon X and Y (To Be Released, Rocktober 2013)!


There is only one reason I am here, frantically typing away at my computer, while subsequently foaming at the mouth and pulling myself away from my new copy of Pokémon White 2:

To make an annoucement.

Now, anyone who knows me knows that it takes a LOT to pull me away from any Pokémon game (with the exception of Diamond, which was, in my own humble opinion, the suckiest Pokémon game ever), and nothing short of being shot at will distract me from my quest of being the best that ever was. But I’m going to paint you a little picture of just how this announcement impacted my life in such a way that I literally went into physical convulsions.

So, on that note, picture it: Los Angeles, California, January, 8th, 2013. I’m sitting here, playing Pokémon White 2, in the frantic hope of rebuilding my dream team that was completely and totally lost due to some *insert expletive  who stole my Pokémon Black version, consisting of my all-star team: Vaporeon, Serperior, Charizard, and Plusle (who needs the full six? Not I!), when I get a message on Facebook that reads, literally: “HAVE YOU SEEN THIS?!”

And in the message was THIS trailer:

My body became hot, my jaw locked up, and I broke out into a cold sweat when the trailer revealed, that in October of 2013 (which I have renamed “Rocktober,” because this October is going to ROCK), Nintendo is releasing a BRAND NEW POKÉMON GAME! ON THE 3DS! FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER!

Ladies and gentlemen, Pokémon Masters of the world, I present to you, the sixth generation of Pokémon:

Pokémon X and Pokémon Y!

Again, needless to say, I went into absolute and total hysterics. There’s only a little bit about the game that has been released right now, but the creators of Pokémon have upped the ante, especially with this game being on the 3DS. The graphics are ten-times better, there are features they have revamped entirely, such as the way Pokémon appear to you in tall grass, and DID ANYONE ELSE NOTICE THE EIFFEL TOWER IN THE TRAILER?! Just that alone, along with the specific streets of France the character is seen rollerblading through, tells us that this game’s influence and location is based strongly upon Europe, and if you pay attention to the scenery just as Pikachu is shocking the world with this new news, you see Pikachu’s location IS IN FACT IN FRANCE on a global scale.

Not that I’m saying that the game is based in France. Like I said, his little lightning bolts travel to mostly everywhere on the globe, so expect game scenery references from there too!

In the trailer, we are introduced to the three new starters:


The fire-type fox, Fennekin (found my starter for the game!);


The grass-type otter-looking thing, Chespin;


and the water-type frog, Froakie.

We were also introduced to the game’s legendaries, and after doing some serious research and, this is just a hunch, but I would have to say Nintendo pulled out all of the stops when it came to these two legendaries. Going in alphabetical order, I present to you, the mascot of Pokémon X:


Xerneas. A majestical deer-based Pokémon with X-shaped pupils, whom sources say (but this has yet to be confirmed) is a representation of all of the Pokémon games created thus far. Case in point: red, yellow, and blue antlers, its legs being black and white, and how its color scheme is almost similar to that of Dialga from Pokémon Diamond. Of course, that’s just a theory, but one I’m willing to stick with for now. Moreover, doesn’t Xerneas look absolutely familiar to us Miyazaki fans?


Exactly. The first thing I thought of was the Forest God from Princess Mononoke. Needless to say, I’ve gone ahead and reserved Pokémon X (Yes! You can now reserve the game! GO FORTH!) and, more importantly, I’m gonna buy a 3DS, so I can actually PLAY the game.

And moving on, I now give you the mascot of Pokémon Y, Yveltal.


This ginormous, ruby-colored bird with sapphire eyes (see what I did there, hurr hurr), when spread out, forms an obvious “Y” shape. According to my sources, Yveltal was based on a specific Mayan (or possibly Aztecan) bird, but I won’t know more about that until later, so disregard that. If Pokémon continues on with its tradition of Dragon-themed legendaries (Lugia, Dialga, Rayquaza, Zerkom, Reshiram, etc.), then I do believe it’s safe to say that this legendary might share some Dragon blood as well, but that may not be entirely true either, as there have been legendary birds who have just been flying/element (i.e., Ho-Oh).

As a whole, I think it’s safe to say that I’m absolutely hysterical with excitement about these two new games! They have completely revamped the gyms, and, if I’m not mistaken, contrary to popular belief, I don’t think that scene with all of the fire is a gym. I think it’s what you see just before you face a fire-trainer of the Elite Four. (One can only hope!)

And now, I’m going back to Pokémon White 2 before I absolutely overload my computer due to all of this excessive drooling and foaming I’ve been doing at my laptop. OCTOBER CANNOT COME SOON ENOUGH!

~While completely and totally ignoring my impending State Board Exam for nursing school, and training my faithful Vaporeon and Serperior to mug innocent strangers, I remain yours, Kurosune

(PS: I’m pretty sure I mentioned this, but Pokémon X and Y are, obviously, for the Gameboy 3DS ONLY. But I figured that went without saying, given that a lot of the excitement over the game is that it’s the first and ever Pokémon game to be released in full 3D.)

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