Pokémon X and Y Add a Z-Axis

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I'll wait for eventual 'Pokemon Z' and then decide weather I should get it or not.

Phlakes:
I can't wait for people to whine about how this is the worst Pokemon game ever.

Oh wait, it's already started.

What a surprise.

"Whaa, Nintendo are just selling the same game again with no changes, whaa" vs "whaa, Nintendo changed it now it sucks, whaa"
Poor buggers can't win, but they keep trying.

SuperSuperSuperGuy:
Honestly, I'm hoping that the starters are dual-type, preferably Grass/Dark, Fire/Psychic, and Water/Fighting. I'm not pulling this out of my ass, either; Fennikin appears to use a Psychic move, given the colour scheme and the wavy animation of the attack, and Chespin seems to use some kind of slashing move, which resembles the move Night Slash. The only one I'm really iffy on is Froakie; it's attack is obviously physical, but doesn't have an discernible type. However, given a Psychic-type and a Dark-type, the third starter would be Fighting-type, as they form a trio similar to the trio formed by Grass, Fire and Water. In addition, due to the way that it's set up, there is NOT another Fire/Fighting-type starter (thankfully) and each starter's secondary type is strong against the one whose primary type is strong against it, thus forming, not just one cycle between them, but a second in the opposite direction of the first.

Now, this is all still just speculation, but I don't think it's entirely unfounded. Well, one way or another, I'm SUPER excited for the sixth generation!

I... that is probably the best idea I've ever heard for starter-typing.
And Fire/Psychic fox? sign me the hell up!

So now they're doing what dragon quest monsters did years ago.

Z of the Na'vi:
Why, oh why does this have to be on the 3DS...?

So that you can play it on this beast:

Me... right now, I'm not liking it. The grass starter looks like a normal starting area rodent that's wearing a funky green hat, the water one looks redonkulous, and the fire one... ok, it's cute I'll admit, and it better not become a fire/fighting type!!

The version names are dumb as hell (I guess they didn't have a big ol' box of Crayolas to pick two colors from), the beasts that I'm safely presuming are the version mascots are kind of dumb (didn't they learn that people don't really like letter based Pokemon from the last time they did it?), and the addition of the Z-axis makes my head hurt (I didn't like it happened in B/W 1 & 2, and I'm not liking it as of right now). Hell, this looks more like a Pokemon knock off game than an actual Pokemon game.

Eclipse Dragon:
Although it looks like a "Y" in the video, I'm pretty sure the deer is supposed to be the X.

Yup. You can see the antlers in the 'X' logo.

ClockworkUniverse:
... I'm not expecting it to top HG/SS as the best of the series, but there's no way it will be worse than Ruby/Sapphire.

I agree with you on HG/SS, but from what I remember of Ruby, it was fun.

Can people stop saying they ran out of colours without doing a bit of research? The X and Y in the title, refers to Chromosomes in DNA, if you go to Google and Type "Pokemon X and Y DNA" you can see a few pictures released by Nintendo, that have a Rainbow coloured DNA Strand. Lets face it, Pokemon titles have never been the best, but at least this title, and Black and White, actually refer to something.

We know little to nothing about this game, other than the Starters designs and names, the Legendarys (which btw look friggin badass) and the fact it's 3D, the animation may look iffy now, but it has 9 more friggin months, give it chance people! -.-

arc1991:
the animation may look iffy now, but it has 9 more friggin months, give it chance people! -.-

In all respect I think people think the animations look iffy because people are finding it hard to adjust to such a big difference. I think it looks fine, brilliant.

And to think it's only taken them 17 years since Pokemon Red and Blue for them to go full 3D (15 if you only count the North American releases).

Honestly this should've been done with the original DS or maybe the Wii, since it has online and all that.

Still better late then never (even if it is really really late). I guess I'll get a used 3DS when the game launches, unless it gets bad reviews.

TizzytheTormentor:

GamemasterAnthony:
Since this is called X and Y, I have a question:

If X and Y ARE referring to chromosomes and assuming the X deer is female and the Y flyer is male, does this mean whatever villian team is in this is plotting to breed those two Legends to create some kind of uber Pokémon?

No, that would be a freaking awesome plot but the name is about the X, Y and Z axis (In other words, 3D)

X + Y breed to make Z...

Aw, now you made me excited for a plot that will not be in the game (there is an impossibly slim chance it could happen though...)

Sorry, man!

Of course...looking at the pics, they made the X and Y look similar to the two legends in some way. I wonder if the third Legend (and we KNOW there will be a third Legend) looks like a Z in some way? Like...some serpentine Pokémon?

Actually...the only two things I'm hoping for this gen are either a Dark type Gym, a Poison type Legendary, or both!

soren7550:

ClockworkUniverse:
... I'm not expecting it to top HG/SS as the best of the series, but there's no way it will be worse than Ruby/Sapphire.

I agree with you on HG/SS, but from what I remember of Ruby, it was fun.

Well...It had more engine improvements than any other generation and the new Pokčmon were pretty awesome, but the map design meant going anywhere was usually a long boring trek, and there are several occasions where your only indication of what to do next is something someone vaguely mentioned two hours ago. So I'd call it the most important game in the series' history (besides the first ones, obviously), but I can't really enjoy playing it.

FelixG:
You know, if they had upped the graphics, stuck it on the WiiU....That might have convinced me to get the WiiU and this game.

You do realise the only reason they will never ever do that, is because Pokemon is basically the only reason some people by their handheld consoles. It is literally the only reason I have owned gameboy's, ds's and a 3DS.

mrhappy1489:

FelixG:
You know, if they had upped the graphics, stuck it on the WiiU....That might have convinced me to get the WiiU and this game.

You do realise the only reason they will never ever do that, is because Pokemon is basically the only reason some people by their handheld consoles. It is literally the only reason I have owned gameboy's, ds's and a 3DS.

Plus the portability of the series is also a huge selling point. The idea that you can pick it up and play it wherever you go. Maybe five minutes between classes or something to do on a long car ride. The games tend to be designed around this, they're relatively non-challenging and fun little time killers. Not something I'd usually settle down and invest a couple hours of gameplay in all in one go. Besides the pvp aspect of the game is always better in person. Namely because if the other person disconnects on purpose because they're losing you can call them out on it X3

Sigh...I am not going to buy a console just to play one game. I wonder if anyone made a 3DS emulator yet. That steer looks fucking epic though. It looks like battle is going to be slower so I'm going to end up turning the animations off, after being able to play Red and Blue at %5000 speed I'm spoiled.

mrhappy1489:

FelixG:
You know, if they had upped the graphics, stuck it on the WiiU....That might have convinced me to get the WiiU and this game.

You do realise the only reason they will never ever do that, is because Pokemon is basically the only reason some people by their handheld consoles. It is literally the only reason I have owned gameboy's, ds's and a 3DS.

And then there are folks like me, who have no interest in their handhelds when I have a phone that is frankly better than their toys.

And I think they would like to see more WiiUs moved than have been already as well. :P

FelixG:

mrhappy1489:

FelixG:
You know, if they had upped the graphics, stuck it on the WiiU....That might have convinced me to get the WiiU and this game.

You do realise the only reason they will never ever do that, is because Pokemon is basically the only reason some people by their handheld consoles. It is literally the only reason I have owned gameboy's, ds's and a 3DS.

And then there are folks like me, who have no interest in their handhelds when I have a phone that is frankly better than their toys.

And I think they would like to see more WiiUs moved than have been already as well. :P

The thing is, they have plenty of big movers for their console, such as the weird family oriented affairs, Mario (though that's slowly or rapidly depending on your personage waining), Zelda and a couple of others, I'm not to sure mostly own nintendo handhelds. The don't need to put Pokemon on there because it's used to move the handhelds and it does a really good job of that so why stop it. I agree that I'd buy a WiiU if it had pokemon in a heartbeat, but I'm happy to have it on a handheld console. I'm not too bored with it yet either so I'll probably have many nintendo handhelds in the future.

hmmm... 9 months from now? Awesome, I'll have plenty of time to pick up a 3DS by then.

Gonna run through with that grass guy first - Snivy left a strong impression on me. Gonna avoid that water bastard though... Oshawatt left an equally strong negative impression on me.

Also, way to re-use the models from the console games. Granted it's no Wii U version, but... hopefully they do come out with one of those eventually, considering the whole '3DS can hook up to the Wii U' thing they're going at right now.

arc1991:

Monsterfurby:
My only thoughts on this:

Why is Pikachu in London?

It's Paris, Pikachu was on the Eiffel Tower

Hah! It pays to actually watch the thing I suppose.

Still wondering why they'd use Paris.

gigastar:

Falterfire:
X & Y? Was Marketing on holiday and they forgot to ask them for real names when they got back?

So what else could they have called it? Rust and Gravel?

Besides it looks like the names have some story significance.

How about Pokemon: We Ran Out of Colors?

Seriously though, Pokemon: Onyx and Amethyst

Monsterfurby:
Hah! It pays to actually watch the thing I suppose.

Still wondering why they'd use Paris.

Well if Unova in B&W is based on the States, maybe this game is based on France/Europe? All Speculation of course.

Glad I can finally go back to choosing fire starters. I didn't want a fat pig as my starter in Gen V so I went with Snivy.

I thought I was done with Pokemon, but now they've gone and actually updated it.

Devoneaux:

gigastar:

Falterfire:
X & Y? Was Marketing on holiday and they forgot to ask them for real names when they got back?

So what else could they have called it? Rust and Gravel?

Besides it looks like the names have some story significance.

How about Pokemon: We Ran Out of Colors?

Seriously though, Pokemon: Onyx and Amethyst

Well, theres always next time i suppose.

See everyone was saying that this could be a 3D open world game (basically a Pokemon MMO) And instead we get this.... Hate to say I told you so..... But um yeah....

Well I'm excited. I love that it's a worldwide announcement and release date. About time they started doing that rather than having to just wait and translate for half a year on this side of the pond.

Starters look interesting, hard to judge until seeing the evolution, but I like them. Adjusting to the full animations and 3D will be odd at first, but I thought the same about the switch to the DS and after you get a badge or 2 it all works out.

Oh, and to everyone immediately jumping to the "I'll wait for Z" wagon, DID YOU NOT LEARN FROM FIFTH GEN? I can't tell you how many said "gray gray gray" and then we got BW2.

CharrHearted:

arc1991:
the animation may look iffy now, but it has 9 more friggin months, give it chance people! -.-

In all respect I think people think the animations look iffy because people are finding it hard to adjust to such a big difference. I think it looks fine, brilliant.

Or that :P

I admit to me it looks...not bad, but weird, I'll have to have it in hand before i make an opinion on it, but generally it looks fine

Raine_sage:

mrhappy1489:

FelixG:
You know, if they had upped the graphics, stuck it on the WiiU....That might have convinced me to get the WiiU and this game.

You do realise the only reason they will never ever do that, is because Pokemon is basically the only reason some people by their handheld consoles. It is literally the only reason I have owned gameboy's, ds's and a 3DS.

Plus the portability of the series is also a huge selling point. The idea that you can pick it up and play it wherever you go. Maybe five minutes between classes or something to do on a long car ride. The games tend to be designed around this, they're relatively non-challenging and fun little time killers. Not something I'd usually settle down and invest a couple hours of gameplay in all in one go. Besides the pvp aspect of the game is always better in person. Namely because if the other person disconnects on purpose because they're losing you can call them out on it X3

You are right, the Portability of the series has always kept it on the Handhelds, but they could easily make a game that isn't in the main game series, a spin-off like Gale of Darkness and Colosseum. Just bigger. We know they can do it and they must know they would make a friggin ton off it.

Father Time:
And to think it's only taken them 17 years since Pokemon Red and Blue for them to go full 3D (15 if you only count the North American releases).

Honestly this should've been done with the original DS or maybe the Wii, since it has online and all that.

Still better late then never (even if it is really really late). I guess I'll get a used 3DS when the game launches, unless it gets bad reviews.

At this rate Generation 10 isn't far off, they may of done the whole 3D thing late, but there are going to be A LOT more games coming out, it's not as if this is the last generation :P

Hm, looks like I'll possibly be getting another game for my 3DS. This reminds me a lot of XD Gale of Darkness which I absolutely adored. Still haven't gotten around to playing Black or White 2, but I loved Black and White because it reminded me of when I had played Red all those years ago.

SuperSuperSuperGuy:
Honestly, I'm hoping that the starters are dual-type, preferably Grass/Dark, Fire/Psychic, and Water/Fighting. I'm not pulling this out of my ass, either; Fennikin appears to use a Psychic move, given the colour scheme and the wavy animation of the attack, and Chespin seems to use some kind of slashing move, which resembles the move Night Slash. The only one I'm really iffy on is Froakie; it's attack is obviously physical, but doesn't have an discernible type. However, given a Psychic-type and a Dark-type, the third starter would be Fighting-type, as they form a trio similar to the trio formed by Grass, Fire and Water. In addition, due to the way that it's set up, there is NOT another Fire/Fighting-type starter (thankfully) and each starter's secondary type is strong against the one whose primary type is strong against it, thus forming, not just one cycle between them, but a second in the opposite direction of the first.

Now, this is all still just speculation, but I don't think it's entirely unfounded. Well, one way or another, I'm SUPER excited for the sixth generation!

That is the typing setup I was hoping the generation V starters would have before there evolutions and typing were revealed. I was highly disappointed they did no take that route. Hopefully they do it this time, although I am not holding my breath.

That is all very nice but can I move in a direction aside from North/South/East/West or do I have to keep playing like I have an impairment to moving in diagonals.

I hope there's enough PC room to actually catch em all without bricking our game saves, because at this point we're starting to push some limits here.

I should have my own 3DS by then, but in the meantime, hopefully Nintendo will have the ability to have multiple save files. Seriously, deleting your hard earned saves just to start the game over is starting to get ridiculous.

( I know, more cash in their pockets).

SUPA FRANKY:
I should have my own 3DS by then, but in the meantime, hopefully Nintendo will have the ability to have multiple save files. Seriously, deleting your hard earned saves just to start the game over is starting to get ridiculous.

( I know, more cash in their pockets).

I'm pretty sure they don't do that because it would mess with the trading aspect, which Nintendo has stated will always be the core of the Pokémon games. If it was possible to start the game over and choose different starters every time which you also can keep alongside your first choice (albeit on a different file) it might discourage some people from trading.

I'm freaking loving everything about this trailer so far. 3D-layout? Fully animated battle sequences? Global release-date? To use a seriously overused quote once again: SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY!!!

Eclipse Dragon:

There's already fanart of Fennekin?

Please. Don't look up "Rule 34" with any of the new Pokemon names. I'm warning you now. When someone told me the very day of the announcement, I was like, "What? No way. It's too early for that." I was wrong.

OT: This will likely be the first time I pick the Grass starter from any Pokemon game, and it's nice to see all three be decent starters for the first time since generation 2. It all depends on the evolutions, of course.

This picture is VERY related. I'm torn between the Grass and Fire starter, and the evolutions are what is going to seal the deal.

image

chadachada123:

Eclipse Dragon:

There's already fanart of Fennekin?

Please. Don't look up "Rule 34" with any of the new Pokemon names. I'm warning you now. When someone told me the very day of the announcement, I was like, "What? No way. It's too early for that." I was wrong.

OT: This will likely be the first time I pick the Grass starter from any Pokemon game, and it's nice to see all three be decent starters for the first time since generation 2. It all depends on the evolutions, of course.

This picture is VERY related. I'm torn between the Grass and Fire starter, and the evolutions are what is going to seal the deal.

image

Well maybe, but its not like you could complete our Pokedex without trading. Just disable trading Pokemon between saves? I think that is a good way to solve the problem, and still retain the core aspect of Pokemon.\

Well I just hope that they relese the pikachu yellow 3DS XL before it comes out.

SUPA FRANKY:
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Blaziken has been and will always be the best fire/fighting starter...

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