Earlier this week at E3, Nintendo revealed new details on Pokemon X and Pokemon Y during their Developer Roundtable where Junichi Masuda, Director at GAME FREAK shared the game’s new features and a set of new Pokemon
One of the new features Pokemon fans can expect is the new Player Search System or PSS that will allow you to connect, battle and trade with other players nearby and around the world. It will pretty much make it easier for everyone to find other people who play the game, even if you on the other side of the world. Assuming the communication feature is on, the PSS will alert you when someone nearby is playing Pokemon X or Pokemon Y. This applies as well when using the Nintendo Wi-Fi connection.
Another feature introduced to Pokemon X and Y is the new Horde Encounter. Instead of simply doing a one-on-one battle or triple battle, Horde Encounter will change that as it will force players to battle against multiple wild Pokemon that attack all at once- ith only a single Pokemon on the player’s side. With this new addition, it will make the game more challenging as players will need to really raise their Pokemon to their full potential to survive this new ‘horde encounter’.
Following the introduction of Battle towers and anything similar to that in the Pokemon series, Pokemon X and Pokemon Y will have Sky Battles. Instead of simply doing it on one area where it can sometimes be boring, you are now able to take the fight above the ground where battle scenario will change randomly.
Last but not least, Nintendo revealed more new Pokemon:
- An evolved form of the recently announced Fletchling, Talonflame, is a Fire- and Flying-type Pokémon that gains a whole new level of speed and firepower. Reaching speeds of up to 310 mph when diving for its prey, Talonflame can attack its foes with devastating kicks while embers spew from its body as it zooms through the sky. Talonflame knows Brave Bird, one of the strongest Flying-type moves. Use Brave Bird carefully, though, because the incredible strength of this move also does damage to the user.
- The Water Gun Pokémon Clauncher uses its one oversized claw not only to seize prey but also to shoot condensed water at others as a projectile. This capability is so intense that it can crack a boulder! A Water-type Pokémon, Clauncher can also use its giant claw to crush opponents with the powerful Water-type move Crabhammer, which is more likely to land a critical hit. Critical hits against opposing Pokémon will do twice the usual damage.
- Some would say that the Poison- and Water-type Pokémon Skrelp appears to be nothing more than a rotting piece of kelp, but don’t let its appearance fool you. Using its unique look to its benefit, Skrelp pretends to be a piece of seaweed, and when prey wander past it, Skrelp bathes them in poison so they can’t struggle when it attacks. Skrelp uses the Poison-type move Sludge Bomb, a move that can leave opposing Pokémon poisoned. A poisoned Pokémon will slowly take damage over the length of a battle.