Tuesday, May 14th, 2013 @ 8 AM PST -  By: Water Pokémon Master

The official Pokemon X and Y website has updated, revealing the four Pokemon from CoroCoro, their names, other name localizations, various artwork and screenshots, and a trailer with new footage. A full press release is also below.

Four Brand-New Pokémon, the New Region, and Official Package Art Revealed for the First Time

When Pokémon fans begin their thrilling 3D adventure in Pokémon X or Pokémon Y this October, they will be transported into an entirely new region called Kalos. A mysterious place that is shaped like a star, Kalos is a region where players will encounter beautiful forests, thriving cities, and many never-before-seen Pokémon. The central city of this breathtaking region is Lumiose City, a metropolis featuring a tower that is set to become an iconic structure in Pokémon X and Pokémon Y.

Kalos Region Lumiose City Lumiose City

While exploring the Kalos region, Trainers will encounter many new Pokémon that they can battle, catch, and add to their Pokédex. A Trainer is only as good as the Pokémon he or she befriends. Seven new Pokémon debuting in Pokémon X and Pokémon Y were introduced earlier this year—and today, four additional Pokémon are being revealed for the first time. These Pokémon add to the more than 640 Pokémon that have been encountered in previous games.

Heloptile Fletchling Pancham Gogoat
  • The cowardly Pokémon Helioptile, a Normal- and Electric-type Pokémon, can generate enough electricity through sunbathing to power machinery. But wise Trainers won’t be deterred by Helioptile’s lack of bravery. It knows Parabolic Charge, a brand-new move where Helioptile attacks everything around it. Helioptile’s HP is restored by half the damage taken by those hit.
  • Fletchling, a Normal- and Flying-type Pokémon, sings with a beautiful chirp that is sure to delight any Trainer. Although it is known to be very friendly, Fletchling will suddenly unleash relentless attacks once it’s in battle. For example, when it uses its Fire-type move Flame Charge in battle, in addition to doing damage, Fletchling’s Speed increases every time.
  • With a leaf always in its mouth and an intimidating glare that is rarely effective, Fighting-type Pokémon Pancham shows its playful side when it lets out a little smile when its head is pat. Pancham can learn a brand-new move, Parting Shot, which not only lowers an opponent’s Attack and Special Attack, but also allows Pancham to switch out for another Pokémon in a Trainer’s party during battle.
  • Pokémon X and Pokémon Y introduce a new method of transportation—riding the brand-new Pokémon, Gogoat. This large Grass-type Pokémon is a reliable way to travel certain parts of Lumiose City. In battle, it can use Horn Leech to recover HP equal to half the damage dealt by this move.

These brand-new Pokémon and others caught in the Kalos region will be added to a player’s Pokédex that, for the first time, will be divided into three unique areas within the region. There is much to explore in the Kalos region, and many Pokémon to encounter when Pokémon X and Pokémon Y debut worldwide this October. Stay tuned for more details in the coming months!

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Monday, May 13th, 2013 @ 1 PM PST -  By: Water Pokémon Master

It is likely that Pokemon is either going to reveal the English names of the Pokemon that were revealed in CoroCoro tomorrow when the magazine is officially released in Japan or on Saturday after Pokemon Smash airs. Since that's probably going to be the next big opportunity to see if any of the source's information is true, I thought I would post the English names he sent me right after CoroCoro leaked. Again, although in February he correctly described one of the new Electric-type moves that was revealed in CoroCoro this past weekend, we probably would all believe his information a little more if something more substantial could be verified. We'll find out soon!

CoroCoro Pokemon X and Y
  • The goat, Gogoat -> Gogoat. It's a goat that goes. No need to change the name I guess?
  • The panda, Yancham -> Panchum. Obviously "punch 'em," with the "punch" starting out as "pan" because it's a panda.
  • The bird, Yayakoma -> Fletchling. Fletching or fledgling + hatchling?
  • The "lizard," Elikiteru -> Helioptile. A heliophile is any organism attracted to sunlight, so that + reptile?

Also, I realized yesterday that although Patrice is not named after a tree like Oak, Elm, Birch, Rowan, and Juniper, the name is pronounced as "Pah-treece." The "treece" sounds like "trees." So there you go?

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Saturday, May 11th, 2013 @ 3 PM PST -  By: Water Pokémon Master

Update (Tuesday, 9:00 PM) - Oopsies, the secondary types of Chespin and Froakie's final evolutions should be switched. Post edited. | Update (10:30 PM) - We just noticed this, but the filename for Mewtwo's new forme on the official Pokemon movie website is http://www.pokemon-movie.jp/img/pokemon/long/info/infoM2x.png. M2X = Mewtwo X, so maybe there's a Mewtwo Y? Regular Mewtwo's filename is infoM2.png, so the "x" was obviously added on purpose for the form's filename. | Update (6:45 PM) - Oops, I forgot a little piece about the Fairy-type which has been added below. | If you want to comment on this news story or have any questions, feel free to post in this forum thread.

Back in February we were contacted by an individual who claimed to have X and Y insider information. Of course, our standard policy is to immediately doubt anyone like this and ignore them. However, the person was able to present several facts about their first-party source that we were able to verify and, without going into too many details, no normal individual would have ever even known about the existence of said original source were they not initiated (although there was some scant information about it on the Internet that proved the source existed). While mostly convinced that this person was the real deal, we decided to not post any of their information until we could know for sure whether or not one piece of their information was real.

Then in late April, Hiro, the guy who leaked several Black and White Pokemon before they were revealed, revealed that there would be a new type in X and Y called Fairy. That's funny, I thought. The source who contacted us back in February had also mentioned a new Fairy type. I resisted every urge to post the news that the February source had e-mailed us because, for all I knew, it was the same source giving information to Hiro and could still be fake. Plus, there was still nothing about their news that had been officially confirmed yet. While I tried to contact Hiro to ask him about his source, he never got back to me, and thus I was unable to figure out if his source was the same as mine or different altogether. Although the source did claim that they had only approached me, I still wanted to be cautious. Thus, I decided again to not post any of the info.

Then this morning, CoroCoro finally gave us the first major X and Y details since the games were first announced. Among those details was one tiny little tidbit that the source had first told me about in February - that there would be a new Electric move that drains its opponent's HP. This was the only attack that the person had told me about in February, and yet it is such a specific detail to make up. For that information to be verified three months later seems to indicate that the source is the real deal (unless they are just really good at guessing).

I want to emphasize that under the worst case scenario, I am still somehow, some way, being duped. It would not be the first time to tell you the truth, and all Pokemon webmasters have fallen for fake news before. Thus, I want everyone to take this news with a grain of salt until it is actually verified by Pokemon. If it is verified, then yay, we will be able to post other news this source has sent us since February and up until today. What you will see below is a sampling of some of the news the source has sent since February.

TL;DR - The source seems to be genuine, but still take the information below with a grain of salt. We are classifying it as unconfirmed. Do not soil our beach sand with red liquid if it turns out to be fake. :p

  • Fairy will be a new type. It is weak to Poison and Steel, immune to Dragon, super effective against Dragon, Dark, and Fighting, and Fire and Psychic-type Pokemon take half damage from it.
  • Sylveon is Fairy-type. Some older Pokemon will be reclassified to Fairy, such as Mawile (Steel/Fairy).
  • Mewtwo has two new formes, not just one. Both are activated via items.
  • The professor's English name is Patrice.
  • The Starter final evolutions are Fire/Psychic, Grass/Dark, and Water/Fighting.
  • The first Gym is Bug, the second is Fairy, and the fourth is Fighting.
  • A few attacks will be dual-typed.
  • There will be a new type of battling style that Flying-type Pokemon and Pokemon with Levitate can participate in.
  • You will be able to see a Pokemon's EVs at a certain in-game facility. You will be able to boost the EVs through mini-games. It will take about two hours to get one stat to max EVs.

The source has sent us a lot more information since then, including several English Pokemon names, but again, I'm not going to post any of it until something more substantial than an attack effect is verified. I don't want to look like a complete fool if all of this is fake. If Fairy type and anything else above comes to be true in the next few weeks, I'll put up the rest of the information. If all of this is fake, well, at least I didn't let a potential good source go to waste - at least I tried to deliver potentially real and substantial news.

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Saturday, May 11th, 2013 @ 9 AM PST -  By: Yaminokame

Sorry for the tardiness - the Internet was down in my area this morning! Later today I will be posting some X/Y news I've been holding on to for a while now, so be sure to check back!

CoroCoro has leaked, revealing four new Pokemon, some new attacks, the region's name, and the game boxart. We may update this later or in the next few days if clearer scans reveal more new information. Thanks goes to Gin for the translations!

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  • The goat, Gogoat (ゴーゴート), is the Ride Pokemon and is a Grass-type. The player can actually ride on it in the field as seen in the artwork on the scan with the two players. It is known for being a gentle Pokemon. It can learn Horn Leech. It is 1.7m and 91.0kg.
  • The panda Pokemon, Yancham (ヤンチャム), is the Naughty Pokemon and is a Fighting-type. It has a new move called Parting Remark which lowers its opponent's stats and then forces the user to retreat. It is 0.6m and 8.0kg.
  • The bird Pokemon, Yayakoma (ヤヤコマ), is the Japanese Robin Pokemon and is Normal/Flying. It can learn Nitro Charge. It is known for announcing itself with its beautiful chirping and is very friendly toward humans. It is 0.3m and 1.7kg.
  • The lizard, Elikiteru (エリキテル), is the Generator Pokemon and is Electric/Normal-type. It has a new move called Parabola Charge which has an effect like Giga Drain. Elikiteru soaks up the sun's rays to generate electricity for itself. It is 0.5m and 6.0kg.
  • More information about the Starter Pokemon was revealed: Chespin, the Chestnut Pokemon, is covered by a hard shell on its head and back that it uses to protect itself from attacks. It is able to make the spikes on its head shell sharper by focusing its energy. It knows Tackle, Growl, Vine Whip, and Rollout.
  • Fennekin, the Fox Pokemon, shoots heat out of its ears at 200 degrees Celsius. It often carries around its favorite food to snack on it.
  • Froakie, the Bubble Frog Pokemon, can jump up to the height of a three-story building. Its bubbles are resistant and protect it from attacks. It can shoot foam at its opponent's face to blind them.
  • The game's region is named Karos (カロス) and is based on France.
  • Miare City (ミアレシティ) is one of the region's main cities and is located in the center of Karos. It is where the player is seen riding Gogoat. It is the same city that first appeared in the X/Y trailers with the Eiffel Tower-like structure.
  • You can customize your characters's skin tone, hair, and eye color.
  • The new Pokedex looks like a tablet device you can slide open to reveal the screen. It is seen in the top right of the first scan.
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Friday, May 10th, 2013 @ 1 PM PST -  By: Water Pokémon Master

A new "Deoxys Box" will be released in August. It will come with a Deoxys figure, three Black and White series booster packs, a jumbo Deoxys-EX promo card, and the same promo Druddigon that is being released in the three-pack Plasma Freeze blisters. Each Deoxys Box will retail for $15.99.

Deoxys Box
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Thursday, May 9th, 2013 @ 10 PM PST -  By: Water Pokémon Master

Oh, am I allowed to update again? Are you going to start your usual news campaign now, Pokemon? Next generation you shouldn't leave us in such a lull! :p

Pokemon Smash X and Y News

The Pokemon Smash TV show page on the official Japanese Pokemon website just updated. As expected, for the May 19th episode, Junichi Masuda will appear to deliver Pokemon X and Y news: "The god of Pokemon games, Mr. Masuda, will come to the studio and give us lots of surprising new info (on Pokemon X/Y)!" Thanks goes to Gin for the translation.

Considering news about X and Y has been extremely dry, this will probably be the first major news burst, especially since summer is starting now. The website does not say that the show will be the first in the world to deliver the news because CoroCoro will have the news first and will be available in stores beforehand. CoroCoro will probably leak later this week or early next week, so stay tuned!

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Friday, May 3rd, 2013 @ 11 AM PST -  By: Water Pokémon Master

The two-pack Plasma Freeze blister packs will feature either a holo BW76 Electrode or a galaxy holo reprint of Moltres from Next Destinies. Each blister comes with a booster pack from the set and a Reshiram/Zekrom coin.

The three-pack blisters will come with either a Druddigon or Landorus promo, both of which were promo cards in Japan. Their English promo numbers are currently unknown. These blisters come with a Plasma emblem coin and three booster packs from the set.

Plasma Freeze will be released in stores on May 8th, though the likelihood of these appearing then will vary widely.

Plasma Freeze Electrode Promo Plasma Freeze Moltres Promo Plasma Freeze Electrode Promo Plasma Freeze Moltres Promo

Electrode - Lightning - HP100
Stage 1 (Team Plasma) - Evolves from Voltorb

[L] ElecBeam: 20 damage. Flip a coin. If heads, the Defending Pokemon is now Paralyzed.
[L][C][C] Selfdestruct: 100 damage. This Pokemon does 100 damage to itself.

Weakness: Fighting (x2)
Resistance: none
Retreat: 0


Landorus - Fighting - HP110
Basic Pokemon (Team Plasma)

[F][C] Extrasensory: 20+ damage. If you have the same number of cards in your hand as your opponent, this attack does 30 more damage.
[F][F][C][C] Rock Tomb: 90 damage. The Defending Pokemon can't retreat during your opponent's next turn.

Weakness: Water (x2)
Resistance: Lightning (-20)
Retreat: 2


Druddigon - Dragon - HP100
Basic Pokemon (Team Plasma)

[C] Taunt: Switch 1 of your opponent's Benched Pokemon with the Defending Pokemon.
[R][W][C] Boost Claw: 60 damage. During your next turn, each of this Pokemon's attacks does 30 more damage (before applying Weakness and Resistance).

Weakness: none
Resistance: none
Retreat: 3

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Saturday, April 27th, 2013 @ 2 PM PST -  By: Water Pokémon Master

Update #3 (Monday, 2:30 PM) - All of the scans are now up! Thanks everyone below for sending them in, the community really appreciates it!

Plasma Freeze prereleases took place today, and as expected, the set is mainly comprised of cards from BW8 Spiral Force and Thunder Knuckle.

The only real surprise is that "Super Energy Retrieval" has been renamed to "Superior Energy Retrieval," which was probably a decision TPCi made to prevent the older Neo Genesis print from being used in tournament decks since its new wording is radically different. In Japan, the Spiral Force card has the exact same name as the original print in Gold, Silver, to a New World... (their Neo Genesis set). Scratch that, the Japanese name of the Neo card is actually slightly different than the Japanese name of the Spiral Force card. My mistake!

Thanks goes to Torterra Chips, MetalPikachu3500, Robert R., r3skyline, Armando M-P, Agent Spectre, Jessica C., Sean, Noah R., Juicy, Marine, David M., Paty, Laith L., and Hector C. for generously sending in their scans!

Weedle from Plasma Freeze Kakuna from Plasma Freeze Beedrill from Plasma Freeze Exeggcute from Plasma Freeze Exeggutor from Plasma Freeze Treecko from Plasma Freeze Grovyle from Plasma Freeze Sceptile from Plasma Freeze Cacnea from Plasma Freeze Cacturne from Plasma Freeze Leafeon from Plasma Freeze Flareon from Plasma Freeze Heatran-EX from Plasma Freeze Litwick from Plasma Freeze Lampent from Plasma Freeze Chandelure from Plasma Freeze Reshiram from Plasma Freeze Horsea from Plasma Freeze Seadra from Plasma Freeze Vaporeon from Plasma Freeze Wooper from Plasma Freeze Quagsire from Plasma Freeze Glaceon from Plasma Freeze Tympole from Plasma Freeze Palpitoad from Plasma Freeze Seismitoad from Plasma Freeze Vanillite from Plasma Freeze Vanillish from Plasma Freeze Vanilluxe from Plasma Freeze Cryogonal from Plasma Freeze Kyurem from Plasma Freeze Voltorb from Plasma Freeze Electrode from Plasma Freeze Jolteon from Plasma Freeze Chinchou from Plasma Freeze Lanturn from Plasma Freeze Pachirisu from Plasma Freeze Thundurus-EX from Plasma Freeze Zekrom from Plasma Freeze Nidoran f from Plasma Freeze Nidorina from Plasma Freeze Nidoqueen from Plasma Freeze Nidoran m from Plasma Freeze Nidorino from Plasma Freeze Grimer from Plasma Freeze Muk from Plasma Freeze Mr mime from Plasma Freeze Espeon from Plasma Freeze Sableye from Plasma Freeze Beldum from Plasma Freeze Metang from Plasma Freeze Metagross from Plasma Freeze Deoxys-EX from Plasma Freeze Yamask from Plasma Freeze Yamask from Plasma Freeze Cofagrigus from Plasma Freeze Cofagrigus from Plasma Freeze Nidoking from Plasma Freeze Mankey from Plasma Freeze Primeape from Plasma Freeze Onix from Plasma Freeze Makuhita from Plasma Freeze Hariyama from Plasma Freeze Umbreon from Plasma Freeze Sneasel from Plasma Freeze Weavile from Plasma Freeze Absol from Plasma Freeze Sandile from Plasma Freeze Krokorok from Plasma Freeze Krookodile from Plasma Freeze Pawniard from Plasma Freeze Pawniard from Plasma Freeze Bisharp from Plasma Freeze Bisharp from Plasma Freeze Deino from Plasma Freeze Deino from Plasma Freeze Zweilous from Plasma Freeze Hydreigon from Plasma Freeze Steelix from Plasma Freeze Mawile from Plasma Freeze Dratini from Plasma Freeze Dragonair from Plasma Freeze Dragonite from Plasma Freeze Kingdra from Plasma Freeze Latias-EX from Plasma Freeze Latios-EX from Plasma Freeze Rattata from Plasma Freeze Raticate from Plasma Freeze Eevee from Plasma Freeze Eevee from Plasma Freeze Hoothoot from Plasma Freeze Noctowl from Plasma Freeze Miltank from Plasma Freeze Kecleon from Plasma Freeze Starly from Plasma Freeze Staravia from Plasma Freeze Staraptor from Plasma Freeze Tornadus-EX from Plasma Freeze Float Stone from Plasma Freeze Frozen City from Plasma Freeze Ghetsis from Plasma Freeze Shadow Triad from Plasma Freeze Superior Energy Retrieval from Plasma Freeze Team Plasma Badge from Plasma Freeze Team Plasma Ball from Plasma Freeze Plasma Energy from Plasma Freeze Life Dew from Plasma Freeze Rock Guard from Plasma Freeze Heatran-EX from Plasma Freeze Thundurus-EX from Plasma Freeze Deoxys-EX from Plasma Freeze Latias-EX from Plasma Freeze Latios-EX from Plasma Freeze Tornadus-EX from Plasma Freeze Ghetsis from Plasma Freeze Professor Juniper from Plasma Freeze Empoleon from Plasma Freeze Sigilyph from Plasma Freeze Garbodor from Plasma Freeze Garchomp from Plasma Freeze Max Potion from Plasma Freeze Ultra Ball from Plasma Freeze Metagross BW75 Promo
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Saturday, April 27th, 2013 @ 2 PM PST -  By: Water Pokémon Master

A European distributor has announced the fall 2013 tins: they will feature Lugia-EX, Deoxys-EX, and Thundurus-EX. The three tins will probably be released in America in September. The Pokemon-EX will more than likely feature new artwork.

Lugia-EX Tin Deoxys-EX Tin Thundurus-EX Tin
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Thursday, April 25th, 2013 @ 10 AM PST -  By: Water Pokémon Master

Update (Friday, 2:00 PM) - The official site edited their news story to now say that the download is only for BW2.

Deoxys

A new Wi-Fi event has been announced for a Level 100 Deoxys. The download will take place from May 8th to May 31st for the English versions of Black, White, Black 2, and White 2.

If the Deoxys matches the Masuda Deoxys event from last December, it will come inside a Dusk Ball holding a Life Orb and with the moves Nasty Plot, Dark Pulse, Recover, and Psycho Boost.

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