Well those were a few big articles about the TCG but now with the onset of a new Pokemon game we’re about to see a lot of big changes in the Video Game. Today’s article will highlight some of the big new features coming to you in Pokemon X&Y! If these new features aren’t enough to sell you on the new Pokemon game then I don’t know what will. Read more to find out what some of the new changes are!
I’m sure you’ve heard from the fallout of the Internet already but Pokemon XY include a brand new evolution feature called Mega Evolution. Not all Pokemon have the ability to Mega Evolve but a good handful will have this ability including Mewtwo, Charizard, Gengar, Gyarados. Mega Evolution only happens in battle at the touch of a button as long as the Pokemon is holding the Mega Evolution stone of it’s type (Gengar holding Gengarite, Absol holding Absolite). Once a Pokemon Mega Evolves they don’t necessarily get a whole lot stronger as much as their abilities or Types change. For example, Blastoise’s ability turns into Mega Launcher which greatly boosts his Water Attacks. Mega Mewtwo X (more on that in a second) changes type from Psychic to Psychic/Fighting which can give a slight advantage in battle by blocking its weakness to Bug and Dark attacks.
Another Mega Evolution feature is the return of Version Exclusives. Charizard and select Pokemon have the ability to Mega Evolve into an X version or Y version and you guessed it, to get Mega Charizard X you need to be playing Pokemon X and the same for Y.
Another caveat about Mega Evolutions is that you are limited to only one Mega Evolution per battle, so you’ll have to choose wisely if you have multiple Pokemon who can Mega Evolve.
It’s been nearly a decade since we saw a new Type introduced into the Pokemon world and with Pokemon X&Y we are finally seeing the inclusion of a brand new Pokemon Type, Fairy. What is Fairy type exactly? It’s a new means to balance the overpowering Dragon Type Pokemon that was introduced in Generation V as Dragon types are weak to Fairy types.
Also by adding in a brand new type many gameplay balances had to be adjusted but the existing Types are still there in all their glory. You may find that certain moves now affect Fairy Types differently and vice versa.
Have you been meaning to find a new way to interact with your Pokemon like a Tamogachi? Well Pokemon Amie is the solution to that. Launching Pokemon Amie allows you to play with your Pokemon when not in battle. Here you can feed your little critters PokeFood or pet them. The more you bond with your Pokemon the more they connect with you in battle. The better the connection with you the more likely your Pokemon will dodge attacks or hit harder than usual.
If you’ve been in the Pokemon Community for a little bit then you’ve likely heard of EV training and IVs. These were invisible values governing the Pokemon’s various stats. Well with the inclusion of Super Training those once invisible stats are now visible and adjustable via mini games for your Pokemon. You’ll be able to play certain mini games that will raise specific stats of a Pokemon. What was once a tedious training regimen lasting over a few days for a single Pokemon has now been whittled down to a mini game.
As long as your 3DS is connected to a Wifi point you’ll always be able to find trainers to trade with, battle, and more. The PSS is a system replacement for the C-Gear that existed in Generation V of games and allows for an easier communication method with others playing Pokemon X&Y.