Pokemon X & Y Introduce Pokemon Mounts

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Pokemon X & Y Introduce Pokemon Mounts

The Kalos region is big, so you'll need a way to get around in style.

Being a Pokemon trainer involves a lot of legwork. Walking all over the continent is hardly practical, so most of them invest in bicycles, but somehow nobody ever put two and two together: why not just ride one of the powerful beasts you've spent this whole time collecting? Pokemon X and Pokemon Y will finally let you do just that, as demonstrated in a new gameplay trailer. Taking a tour through the game's main city, the trailer shows a guy sitting in a car, and also a trainer on the back of a horned combat monster. One of these people has chosen their transportation poorly.

A fresh batch of information on the upcoming pair of games reveals that they'll be set in the star-shaped Kalos region. Lumiose City, the urban metropolis seen in the trailer, is nestled in the center of the region and will serve as a hub of sorts. Kalos will be divided into three areas, each with a unique selection of Pokemon to capture. It seems the region will be so large that the games' Pokedex can't contain all of it, so be prepared to shuffle through a Central Kalos Pokedex, Coastal Kalos Pokedex, and Mountain Pokedex.

Four new Pokemon make their first appearance in the trailer as well. Gogoat is the large grass-type that can serve as a mount, and certainly appears to be a goat that goes. The panda-like Pancham is a fighting-type with a special move that lets it attack while being swapped out for another Pokemon during battles. Helioptile is an electric-type that sunbathes to generate electricity and can use its charge to power machinery, making it a living solar panel. And the flying-type Fletchling is... well, it's a bird.

One other new feature is that X and Y will include character customization. Instead of two pre-set trainers to choose from, you'll be able to adjust details like hair color and skin tone.

Pokemon X and Y are slated for a worldwide release this October. In the meantime, think about trading in that old bike and stocking up on pokeballs - you don't want to be the only trainer on the block without a mount. Why walk when you can ride?

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Would it be polite to ride a Gyarados down main street? Seems a tad excessive.

They see me rollin, they hatin!

Hey, new ways for animal abuse!

Lemme know when they introduce Pokemon breeding stands and the feature to hang the heads of dead Pokemon on the walls of your house! :)

Disclaimer: by the way, I'm just joking. I am not up to animal abuse, nor I am criticizing the game. I just thinh that this adds fuel to the fire of the whole "putting animals to fight for amusement" premise...

Are we still going to be able to ride Pidgey?
Or what about riding a Groudon down the streets, that would be brilliantly excessive.

If there is NOT a single falcor like pokemon that we can ride through the air, this will all be for naught.

Insert joke about "Mounting Pokemon" here.

Also technically you've been riding pokemon since you went to Cinnabar Island on a Lapras. It just wasn't animated that way.

I can not wait to see PETA's reaction to this!

I hope that you can ride on any decently sized Pokemon. Arcanine mount, here I come!

PunkRex:
Would it be polite to ride a Gyarados down main street? Seems a tad excessive.

They see me rollin, they hatin!

That would never be excessive. Riding a Wailord down the street might be.

Still don't really like the style they have gone to since Black/White. Damn sure prefere the look (and by effect, feel) of the 2d-top-down-ish games. This 3d is just a tad too much.

On the other hand. the fact that i am finally able to ride a rapidash through the streets is cool.

Why did no one think of that sooner?

Longstreet:
Still don't really like the style they have gone to since Black/White. Damn sure prefere the look (and by effect, feel) of the 2d-top-down-ish games. This 3d is just a tad too much.

On the other hand. the fact that i am finally able to ride a rapidash through the streets is cool.

Why did no one think of that sooner?

Nintendo are not known for rapid succession of ideas... They stick with one and ride it into the ground, I mean this is the how manyeth generation of Pokémon, and they are now including a 3rd dimension???

VoidWanderer:
Nintendo are not known for rapid succession of ideas... They stick with one and ride it into the ground, I mean this is the how manyeth generation of Pokémon, and they are now including a 3rd dimension???

They just understand gamers better. Look how long it took us to get an AoE 2 HD rerelease? Compare how terribly all other Age of... followup games have done because the fans 'never asked for this.' All gamers want is more of what they had before with as minor of changes as possible.

Nintendo: Pokemon needs something new! Make it happen!
Gamefreak: Ok. How bout if we let people rub their genitals on the Pokemon?
Nintendo: Brilliant! We'll market it as "fan service"!

Falterfire:

VoidWanderer:
Nintendo are not known for rapid succession of ideas... They stick with one and ride it into the ground, I mean this is the how manyeth generation of Pokémon, and they are now including a 3rd dimension???

They just understand gamers better. Look how long it took us to get an AoE 2 HD rerelease? Compare how terribly all other Age of... followup games have done because the fans 'never asked for this.' All gamers want is more of what they had before with as minor of changes as possible.

I wouldn't say they understand gamers better...

Who asked for a Pokémon typing game on the 3DS? I have been praying for a sequel to Pokémon Snap 2 since I fell in love with the first one, and I have been wanting to catch one of the original starting pokemon since 4th gen!

Also how many Mario games are 2D? Nintendo are a company worthy of respect, much like any other elder, but some of their ideas recently are... worrying... At least that is how I perceive things anyway.

Longstreet:
Still don't really like the style they have gone to since Black/White. Damn sure prefere the look (and by effect, feel) of the 2d-top-down-ish games. This 3d is just a tad too much.

People have been begging for a 3D Pokemon game for as long as there have been Pokemon games.

Falterfire:

They just understand gamers better. Look how long it took us to get an AoE 2 HD rerelease? Compare how terribly all other Age of... followup games have done because the fans 'never asked for this.' All gamers want is more of what they had before with as minor of changes as possible.

The only follow ups were Age of Mythology and AoE3. And Mythology was awesome. AoE3 sucked because its economy was broken (because they tried adding too much without testing it enough). But ya, the Age of... games aren't the greatest example of fan disservice.

And now I'm going to eat my hat because I just remembered AoE Online. That is the worst game imaginable. "How can we get players to micro-pay every 5 seconds as they play the game?" is the game motto. Holy crap, what a piece of shit. My bad, you're definitely right on this one.

The more trailer I watched (especially the new graphic) the more I want it! I really should buy a 3DS already!

VoidWanderer:
I have been wanting to catch one of the original starting pokemon since 4th gen!

You get the choice between Squirtle, Charmander and Bulbasaur when you complete Heartgold/Soulsilver (by complete I mean every gym/league/champion defeated).

I hope we'll be able to use any reasonable 'mons as mounts. There's no conceivable reason to not do that, pokémon prints enough money to develop a couple of hundred slightly edited 3d models.

All said and done, I really hope they get the idea and make every pokémon obtainable across the games. NO EVENTS. Events are OK for special movesets and DW abilities, but not for filling the 'dex.

It'll never happen but still.

Why is Pokemon Not an MMO yet.

(Yes I will ask this in every single pokemon thread ever ever and yes I know 'milk more money blah blah)

But this is designing itself!

Pokemounts and customizable characters?

Well, that seals the deal, I need to get a 3DS.

Sheen Lantern:

Longstreet:
Still don't really like the style they have gone to since Black/White. Damn sure prefere the look (and by effect, feel) of the 2d-top-down-ish games. This 3d is just a tad too much.

People have been begging for a 3D Pokemon game for as long as there have been Pokemon games.

Yup. Ever since Stadium. Colliseum tried something, but it was too weird and different.

rasputin0009:
And now I'm going to eat my hat because I just remembered AoE Online. That is the worst game imaginable. "How can we get players to micro-pay every 5 seconds as they play the game?" is the game motto. Holy crap, what a piece of shit. My bad, you're definitely right on this one.

You must have played a different AoE Online than I did. The one I played you paid once per Civ you wanted to play and you were done. Sure there's the cosmetics and the "I'm too terrible to win single player without cheating" upgrades, but neither of those is necessary. Heck, the most popular PvP mode doesn't even use any of the gear.

It just LOOKS like a shitty farmville type game because they have terrible marketing.

......oh fuck balls, now I've gotta buy a 3DS.

Damn you, Nintendooooooo!

I never realised how much I wanted a goat pokemon, but I am guessing that gogoto will definitely be in my team, god that thing looks awesome I would even be fine if it didn't evolve, and the fact you can ride it makes it so much sweeter.

rasputin0009:
Nintendo: Pokemon needs something new! Make it happen!
Gamefreak: Ok. How bout if we let people rub their genitals on the Pokemon?
Nintendo: Brilliant! We'll market it as "fan service"!

But pokemon love balls!

Falterfire:

rasputin0009:
And now I'm going to eat my hat because I just remembered AoE Online. That is the worst game imaginable. "How can we get players to micro-pay every 5 seconds as they play the game?" is the game motto. Holy crap, what a piece of shit. My bad, you're definitely right on this one.

You must have played a different AoE Online than I did. The one I played you paid once per Civ you wanted to play and you were done. Sure there's the cosmetics and the "I'm too terrible to win single player without cheating" upgrades, but neither of those is necessary. Heck, the most popular PvP mode doesn't even use any of the gear.

It just LOOKS like a shitty farmville type game because they have terrible marketing.

I got in it in the first week or so before they made all the changes and added PvP. But it left enough of a bad taste in my mouth to not return.

Longstreet:
Still don't really like the style they have gone to since Black/White. Damn sure prefere the look (and by effect, feel) of the 2d-top-down-ish games. This 3d is just a tad too much.

On the other hand. the fact that i am finally able to ride a rapidash through the streets is cool.

Why did no one think of that sooner?

It's already been said, but like others, ever since I started playing Pokemon back with Gen 1, I've dreamed of playing the game in 3D. It's one of the reasons I loved the Stadium games so much, is because it showed they could do it with the battles, so why not the adventuring/walking around part too.

One thing that shows people ant it, is that there was a fan project I played a few months ago that took the original Gold and Sliver and put it in the 3D plain. It was cool, though it was a bit weird since it was using the old Gameboy color graphics and just made them 3D.

The thing is, this new game is the main reason I will finally be getting a 3DS.

I would love to roll up on an Arcanine. That'd be sweet!

My favorite type: Grass
My favorite animal: Goat
Pokemon mounts: Finally
Gogoat is the best thing that's ever happened to Pokemon

On the one hand, Yveltal is the only new pokemon so far that I really like.
On the other hand, character customization, a fully rendered 3d world and all that new stuff they're showing looks like it'll more than make up for it.
Pumped for this game.

Hydreigon fly me closer so I can fight that bug catcher!

Now I wonder if you'll still need to feed your Pokemon CD's to give them special abilities like fly swim and such

Fractral:
On the one hand, Yveltal is the only new pokemon so far that I really like.
On the other hand, character customization, a fully rendered 3d world and all that new stuff they're showing looks like it'll more than make up for it.
Pumped for this game.

gogoate? god i knew the new gens were stupid but this takes the idiot cake... gogoat!? really guys!? really!?

idodo35:
gogoate? god i knew the new gens were stupid but this takes the idiot cake... gogoat!? really guys!? really!?

Yes, really. Because 'Eggsecute' and 'Squirtle' were works of creative genius, right? At any rate, those are just the Japanese names, so they are still subject for change in other regions.

I'm just waiting for the usual crowd that comes in claiming that all the new Pokemon designs look crappy compared to the old.

Mahorfeus:

idodo35:
gogoate? god i knew the new gens were stupid but this takes the idiot cake... gogoat!? really guys!? really!?

Yes, really. Because 'Eggsecute' and 'Squirtle' were works of creative genius, right? At any rate, those are just the Japanese names, so they are still subject for change in other regions.

I'm just waiting for the usual crowd that comes in claiming that all the new Pokemon designs look crappy compared to the old.

fine! im old and grumpy! but gogoat just sounds wierd to me, kinda makes me think of a service that rents goats or something... or maybie inspector gadget has a new trick that spawns goats...

Charli:
Why is Pokemon Not an MMO yet.

(Yes I will ask this in every single pokemon thread ever ever and yes I know 'milk more money blah blah)

But this is designing itself!

You really think it would be a good idea for Nintendo to release a kid's game with a large adult following into a more social design structure?

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