Pokémon X and Y (ポケットモンスター X・Y) are role-playing video games developed by Game Freak and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo 3DS. They are the first installments in the sixth generation of the main series of Pokémon games, and the first in the handheld main series of games to be completely rendered in polygonal 3D graphics.
The two games were released worldwide on October 12, 2013, making them the first Nintendo-published retail games to have such a global simultaneous release in all key regions.
Pokémon X and Y are the first titles in the main series presented in fully 3D polygonal graphics, allowing for more interactivity with the overworld and more dynamic action during battles. Players are also able to customize their Pokémon trainer's appearance, choosing gender, skin tone and hair color at the start of the game, and can later acquire outfits and accessories to change their character's look. Joining the previous generations of Pokémon are all new species, such as the new Starter Pokémon; Chespin, Fennekin, and Froakie, and the legendary Pokémon; Xerneas and Yveltal. Players will also be able to choose from one of the classic starter Pokémon from Pokémon Red and Blue later on in the game. The new Fairy-type is introduced for both new and old Pokémon, the first new type added to the series since Pokémon Gold and Silver. Game developers stated the addition was used to balance the Dragon-type.
A new element in the series is Mega Evolution, in which fully evolved Pokémon, such as Mewtwo and Lucario, can use special items to temporarily evolve further into more powerful Mega forms during battle, with some Pokémon having more than one possible Mega form available. Also introduced are Sky Battles, mid-air trainer battles that only flying Pokémon can participate in, and Horde Encounters, in which players must battle against multiple wild Pokémon at once. Pokémon-Amie lets players interact with their Pokémon using the 3DS' touchscreen and camera, playing with them and giving them treats to stengthen their bonds, ultimately affecting the way the Pokémon acts during battle. Super Training features various minigames that help build the base stats of the player's Pokémon, which in turn unlocks training bags that can be used by Pokémon to grow stronger on their own.
The game takes place in the star-shaped Kalos Region (カロス地方), with Lumiose City at its center. Tsunekazu Ishihara, CEO of The Pokémon Company, has attributed the region's appearance to be inspired by the country of France, with many structures influenced by landmarks such as the Eiffel Tower. In a developer roundtable, he stated "France is one of the many countries that has a focus on the beauty, and beauty was one of the themes that we had with Pokémon X and Y, so we wanted to see how we could express that beauty in the games".
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In only two days, Nintendo sold over four million copies of Pokémon X and Y, marking X and Y as not only the fastest selling Pokémon games, but the fastest selling Nintendo 3DS games of all time.
X and Y are doing extremely well in sales overall, with initial sales being over 70 percent more than Pokémon Black 2 and White 2 sales.
Chikas Gamers PR give us their opinions about Pokemon X and Y
"So, I got Pokemon Y and in my opinion is by far this is the best Pokemon game/story ever created (and ever played). They take a lot of details from the oldest games. From the Poké Flute to wake up Snorlax, the busted Power Plant and many more. These bring many memories and character to the gameplay. The new interface and mini games are amazing performing almost flawlessly and leveling up, evolving and training your Pokemon to the maximum is better than ever. I've been a fan since Gen I and all I can say: GameFreak, Thank you."
"I bought Pokemon X along with the new 2DS.Storyline wise, the game could've been a little better. The plot -although very touching in the end- moved too fast and it wasn't as solid as other games (for example, Black/White's story was consistent and solid, this one felt like it was a little too fast), and once you finish the main plot you're left wondering "what now"? (and not even the touching ending scene fixes it).As far as gameplay is concerned, it's excellent. Leveling up is easier than any other game, the variety of pokemon found as you travel is consistent. Pokemon amie is such a nice addition to the game because it makes you feel as if you truly were a trainer taking care of your pokemon and playing with them as any trainer should do in order to have their pokemon trusting them.My favorite pokemon game is still Silver/Gold, but this one comes easily as the second favorite."
"This is my first time playing Pokemon since Pokemon Color on GameBoy Color. So many things has change since then but I really like the game. I have to admit its kinda addictive because once you start playing the time pass by so fast. I got Pokemon X."