E3 2013 | Meet the New Pokémon X and Y Friends, First Gym Leader

By Jorge Ba-oh 14.06.2013 8

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Nintendo continue the onslaught of new morsels of Pokémon news by confirming new details on the opening sections of Pokémon X and Pokémon Y.

The following may contain spoilers, so avert those Poké-eyes if you wish to play the upcoming games blind.

The game starts of in a place called Vaniville Town where players meet four new friends - Shauna, Tierno, Trevor and one more friend that's gender dependent: Serena (if a boy) or Calem (if a girl).

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Shauna is the friendly/outgoing one, curious and energetic.Tierno is the dancer of the group, strong and light on his feet, wanting to incorporate Pokémon moves into his dances. Trevor is a brains of the foursome, competitive and wanting to be the first to complete his Pokédex.

Serena/Calem is your next door neighbour who has a passion to become a powerful Pokémon trainer.

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Nintendo also confirmed the first Gym battle. The first Gym Leader will be a girl known as Viola, whom players learn about by meeting her older sister Alexa - a journalist working for a publisher in Lumiose City. Viola is a professional photographer whose gym is strung together with threads like spiderwebs. Players will need to navigate these webs to battle Viola.

Nintendo also announced more new critters this week - including new fairy type Flabébé, fire/normal type Litleo, bugs Scatterbug/Spewpa and flying type Vivillon.

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Finally a gameplay trailer and new screens to satisfy those Pokémon hunger pangs!


What are your thoughts on the new Pokémon X and Pokémon Y friends?

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i luv pokemon.

That is a terrifyingly large spiderweb in that screenshot!

Quite like that they're continuing the trend of adding more "rivals" to the games, even if they're not actually competing with you. Makes for a lot more variety than just the single rival from many older games. I hope you'll get battles with these guys regularly, even if they'll get owned as usual.

( Edited 15.06.2013 11:13 by SirLink )

I told myself I would avoid all news on these games when they were first announced..........

.............HELP ME. Smilie

( Edited 15.06.2013 13:13 by Ifrit XXII )

I won't miss all the news because that just get me excited, but as soon as the games are out I will avoid all videogame sites until I manage to discover the game for myself.

Can you... resist?

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blankity_blank (guest) 01.07.2013#7

I'm pretty sure Calem is the boy and Serena is the girl. I know it doesn't really matter, but this is the second website to falsely report that.


Actually, I couldn't. Smilie

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