Catch them all with Pokémon X and Pokémon Y

Catch them all with Pokémon X & Pokémon Y

We take a look at Pokémon X and Pokémon Y

With the new Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon games coming in November, we thought that it is an excellent idea to let our resident Pokémon Fanatik Ookami look at the previous incarnation, which is Pokémon X and Pokémon Y and play around with it for a bit. Here is our review on Pokémon Y.

First off Pokémon X and Pokémon Y are RPGs developed by Game Freak and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo 3DS. These games are the first installments for the 6th generation of Pokémon games. Both games were released on October 12, 2013.

It follows the tradition of a young Pokémon trainer (and his friends) as they catch and train Pokémon. It plays off in its own region, this time in the France-inspired Kalos region. Again our fearless player must thwart the plans of a nefarious criminal organization (Team Flare) while challenging gyms on their way to face Victory Road, the ever-present Elite Four and the Pokémon League champion. There are 72 new Pokémon species to catch and new types like the Fairy type. To top it all, there is something called the ‘Mega Evolution’ which allows you to even further evolves a few species (30 to be exact), but only in the midst of battle. There are of course the usual legendary Pokémon to meet in the game namely Xerneas, Yveltal and Zygarde. Pokémon X and Pokémon Y are their own entity but as before in the previous incarnations you have to play both if you really want to catch ‘em all. To make it more enticing, the game is now also the first Pokémon incarnation to have 3D functions!

Some of the character choices

Some of the character choices

When you enter the game you are greeted with another Pokémon professor, Professor Sycamore that welcomes you to the game. You then get to choose whether you are a boy or girl, after which you can choose your appearance, you have the choice of changing your skin tone and hair color. Then you find your character in bed and suddenly a bird Pokémon pecks you awake… Eventually you get to choose your starter Pokémon while sitting with newly found friends at a café. The starter choices are Chespin, Fennekin, and Froakie but wait there is more! You get to choose a second starter later in the game when you meet Professor Sycamore again face-to-face for the first time. This time it is Bulbasaur, Charmander or Squirtle from the Pokémon Red and Pokémon Blue games. More nice features are that now there are Sky Battles in the game as well, which are mid-air trainer battles and also Horde Encounters, where you get to fight multiple Pokémon at once in the tall grass.

The starters and their predecessors

The starters and their predecessors

Ookami’s verdict

Playing the game there were a few things Ookami discovered that he liked. The usual Exp. Share was in the game but its properties were quite different. This time you do not give it to a Pokémon but rather turned it on and it helped each of the Pokémon in your party to gain experience. Ookami also liked the Mega Evolution especially how it turned his Lucario into a red-coloured dreadlocked warrior. Some Pokémon were quite easy to capture but the Onix where Ookami’s white whale, he somehow never got a chance to get himself one. After playing the game and catching 95 Pokémon Ookami were quite happy.
“The game (Pokémon Y) is quite an evolution in itself with lots of new features,” Ookami said. “Having played all the previous Pokémon games, and now this superb super sugoi game, I get very excited about what Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon will be like when we get to play it in November. More Mega Evolutions and more great Pokémon to uncover, I hope.”

By the glint in Ookami’s eyes we can see he is quite ready to take on more Pokémon and soon. If you have not tried Pokémon X and Pokémon Y yet, it is a must try. It is a refreshing breeze for a Pokémon game with its beautiful graphics, stunning story plot and catching music.

Want to find out more about Pokémon X and Pokémon Y, look at the Pokémon official site by following our link: http://bit.ly/pokemon-x-y

Here is the official trailer for Pokémon X and Pokémon Y, please follow our link: http://bit.ly/Pokemon-x-Pokemon-y-trailer

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