Pokémon X/Y Roster Bolstered By Five New Pokémon

By Darryl Kaye on July 13, 2013, 10:15AM EDT
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The Pokémon Company has announced a whole host of new Pokémon, which will be brand new for both Pokémon X and Pokémon Y.

First up is a Pokémon called Pangoro, who can evolve into Pancham. Pangoro is a Fighting/Dark type Pokémon, who has a violent temperament. Pangoro carries a leaf in its mouth, which it uses to predict its opponents moves. Its main move is called Hammer Arm, which is used to inflict physical damage.

The second Pokémon is called Inkay. It's a Dark/Psychic Pokémon, which can drain the will to fight from opposing Pokémon. Inkay can learn a Dark-type move that's called Topsy-Turvy. It will reverse all stat changes that are affecting an opponent.

Inkay evolves into another Dark/Psychic type called Malamar. It can learn a move called Hypnosis, which renders opposing Pokémon ineffective by putting them to sleep. It is considered the strongest hypnotic Pokémon.

We're now getting onto the exclusive Pokémon. In Pokémon X, you'll be able to capture a Pokémon called Swirlix. This has an ability called Sweet Veil, which prevents Pokémon on the same team from being put to sleep. This makes Swirlex a perfect counter against another Pokémon like Malamar. Alongside Sweet Veil, Swirlex can also learn Draining Kiss, which drains health from the enemy.

In Pokémon Y, the exclusive Pokémon is Spritzee, a fairy-type Pokémon. It can emit a fragrance that falls anyone who smells it to fall under its spell. When using a move called Aromatherapy, Spritzee emits a fragrance that heals the status effects of allies, such as sleep or poison.

Nintendo also revealed another Pokémon recently called Honedge. It was a possessed sword that used a move called Sword Dance. Honedge was revealed at Japan Expo 2013.

Pokémon X and Y are the first main-series Pokémon games to appear on the Nintendo 3DS. As expected, it's being developed by Game Freak and is due to release on the 12th of October, with a simultaneous worldwide release.

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