Oh right, Lumiose City has to be Paris, Lumiose(it does sounds a little bit french if you were to ask me) must have come from luminous which means glowing with light, and Paris aside from being known to be very romantic is also known as the City of Lights, makes sense. Which that iconic tower is no doubt coincided with the Eiffel Tower.
and I'm guessing there will be an iconic structure that is based on the Arc de Triomphe possibly, maybe of the Notre Dame too, and maybe a museum that is based on the Louvre, maybe even a unique pokemon painting that is supposedly to coincide with the Mona Lisa.
Pokémon X and Pokémon Y have 1.4 million words (800,000 Japanese characters), Game Freak director Junichi Masuda shared at a Pokémon developer discussion today in Los Angeles.
The games will feature seven languages on a single cartridge—English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Japanese and Korean.
Yes, Korean, too. That’s because Pokémon X and Pokémon Y are being released worldwide simultaneously, including in Korea, where Nintendo have been making a significant effort to create a market for games on their platforms.
Pokémon X and Pokémon Y are slated for release on October 12th.
Pokémon X and Pokémon Y make it easier for players to connect with one another using the Internet than previous games, the games’ developer, Game Freak, revealed at a developer discussion in Los Angeles today.
Siliconera is in attendance and we’ve learnt that the games are designed so that players can choose to be connected to the Internet all the time, and use a concept called Player Search System (PSS) to find other trainers to play with.
Pokémon X and Pokémon Y show passersby, acquaintances and friends using different icons. When a new player is recognized, they will be added to the list, and players can be detected both through local wireless or over the Internet.
Passersby are simply other players the PSS recognizes are playing Pokémon X and Pokémon Y. Simply interact with someone once whether through a trade or a fight and they’ll become an acquaintance. Keep interacting with them and they’ll turn into a friend. This way, even if you don’t live in a densely populated area, you’ll still be able to find people to play with.
The Global Trading Station will continue on as well. 80 million Pokémon trades have been conducted so far, Masuda shared.
Pokémon X and Pokémon Y also allow you to set different battle rules before a battle, although we aren’t certain what these are. You can also now move the camera in battle, since the battles themselves take place in 3D.
Pokémon X and Pokémon Y have brand new battle features Nintendo and Game Freak revealed this evening at a Pokémon developer discussion in Los Angeles. We’re at the event and have been reporting live, so make sure you catch up with some of what we’ve already covered.
New to Pokémon X and Pokémon Y are sky battles. Only Flying-types or Pokémon with the Levitate ability are capable of participating in these.
We saw a demonstration of a sky battle at the discussion, where a Sky Trainer named Sera was on a cliff and the player, who was on the ground, initiated a battle with her. Sky Trainer Sera whipped out a Noctowl and Talonflame (a new Pokémon—a red bird).
The camera panned animatedly around the fight, going left and even down to the ground, so you could see the battle from the ground looking up. Talonflame used Flame Charge, which is a move where you crash into the enemy and take recoil damage yourself.
Additionally, we noticed that Aerodactyl and Haunter are in the game, too. Haunter used Night Shade and Shadow Ball during the fight. Once the fight was won, the player earned 5,200 money.
Well since I couldn't get into the X/Y developer conference, I asked our very good friend JWittz to take notes for us! And he typed up several pages! Below you can find all the information that we did not post in the previous post (and more fleshed-out facts). Thanks so much JWittz for helping us out! Be sure to subscribe to his channel for extremely entertaining and informative Pokemon videos!
They want the previous generation to connect to the newest generation.
A new lion cub-looking Pokemon that's Fire-type was shown in Pokemon-amie.
You can register up to 100 players on your favorites list in order to easily find them.
You can battle very quickly or alter battle conditions.
Clauncher used Swords Dance and Crabhammer. Skrelp used Sludge Bomb.
The move Boomburst is Normal-type.
You can move the camera around in battle, showing both Pokemon in split screen mode.
Rematch battles are very easy to do after one battle is completed.
The GTS will continue to exist.
"We had to make sure the Pokemon looked like exciting, believable creatures. We decided to adopt Ken Sugimori's art style for official 3D models." They then show Noivern's 3D model. They said it has a bit of a scary face and resembles a bat. The art design team at Gamefreak starts by showing Pokemon from angles alongside other detailed information, such as what a Pokemon looks like with its mouth open. Or what expressions the Pokemon have in their eyes when hit, etc. Then they start with a wireframe, add basic shading, color, and apply textures to match Ken Sugimori's art. They developed a new shading technique to apply to the Pokemon and to test animation in motion. "Since Pokemon don't exist in reality, we have to use a lot of creativity to make them believable. We've applied this same process for all characters and environments as well."
In Pokemon-anime, not all Pokemon like to be pet in the same places. The Nintendo 3DS camera allows you to communicate with the player by tilting your head and having the Pokemon copy your movements.
Using Pokemon-amie can help your Pokemon get benefits like more critical hits or dodging more attacks.
The Hoard Encounters do not always have the same Pokemon. Axew, Tauros, and Miltank are shown in the Horde. "What? A Horde of Pokemon appeared!"
"We don't want to destroy the balance of the game by making very strong Pokemon available in the wild."
A video of a Horde Encounter of Gogoat vs. five Houndour was shown. Gogoat knocks out a Houndour, but has to deal with an attack from all four of the remaining Pokemon. Gogoat uses Rock Slide - hits all four remaining, and knocks them all out. This gives you a large amount of EXP. Points.
The view shown in from the sky and the ground is down below. Pokemon with Levitate and Flying-type pokemon are available for Sky Battles. The opposing Trainer is on top of a cliff, and challenges you to a Sky Battle. "Care for a sky battle with a Sky Trainer?" These are all optional battles since you might not have a qualifying Pokemon.
Noctowl vs. Talonflame is shown. The camera moves around dynamically as the battle takes place showing Pokemon from above or below. Talonflame uses Flame Charge - Flying/Fire, defining characteristic is its speed. It uses Brave Bird and the animation is out of this world, showing the Pokemon fly through the air before striking the target. Deals high damage as well as recoil to user. Knocks out Noctowl.
Haunter enters the battle against Aerodactyl. Night Shade hits. Aerodactyl hits with Stone Edge. Shadow Ball deals Aerodactyl down. Sky Battles give a high amount of money (5200 in this case).
A lot more battle features will be available and revealed in the future.
Q - With the advancements in technology - will we see multiple game save files?
A - Just one save file. With Pokemon games we always just want to make it one.
Q - Can you import Pokemon from previous games?
A - We are thinking of something. The DS and 3DS can't communicate, but we are working on it.
Q - Are you planning on working on DLC?
A - Are you talking about additional content like Mystery Dungeon? That's in the top 3 of questions I was hoping I wouldn't get asked. We don't have anything we can announce today."
Q - Will there be a story reason why Fairy-type will all of a sudden exist?
A - When we first decided we wanted to bring the type into the world, we wanted to find a way to balance the stength of the Dragon type. But no one wants us to weaken the Dragon-type Pokemon, so we decided to come up with something that could go against a Dragon, so that's why we came up with the Fairy-type.
Q- How will the always connected feature work?
A - It isn't region specific. Anyone in the world could be physically next to you.
Q - How many new Pokemon will be showing up this time?
A - I'm hoping that you discover it for yourselves.
Q - Why would you choose to base the Pokemon world in France?
A - How did you know it was France? (laughs)
Q - it looks a lot like France.
A - The new region is based on France because it's one of the many countries that have a focus on beauty, a major theme we want to explore in the worlds. Actually we weren't supposed to admit France was an inspiration, whoops (laughs).
Q - Is there a possibility of the old video games being available on virtual console?
A - We believe that Pokemon is the best on the handhelds, which is why we are careful to decide if we want to put it on a home console.
Q - With IVs and EVs, it's been very difficult to catch the right Pokemon and it is time consuming. Have you considered tweaking the formula to save player time?
A - (silence. . . deep in thought), didn't expect anyone to talk about that today (laughs). In Pokemon X and Y we are going to make these hidden specs more visible and easier for players to access.
Q (JWittz's) - I noticed that the female avatar changes clothing in the game introduction. How deep will player customization be?
A - (pause) Good eye for catching that! (laughs) We have made the games in a way where you can change your hair style and set your appearance in many ways. We did that so that players will look unique on the PSS avatar screen.
Q - Why is the game still locked to a grid?
A - It's a lot easier to plot out when scripted events will happen. HOWEVER, using the analogue pad with the rollerskates movement is much more free (8 directions, etc)
Q- Hi my name is Ash (everyone laughs). Yes it's actually Ash! What do you prioritize when making the music, and are you looking to add new musical styles?
A - We want to take the style of streaming music - the feeling of music will be quite different. The music that we create in our production environment will be able to play directly on the 3DS, we aren't restricted by game limitations.
Q - Could you go into detail about how Mewtwo goes in new formes? Would you like him to be in Smash Bros.?
A - Long pauses, lots of laughs. I can't really explain WHAT that Pokemon you're talking about was or if it will appear in other games as well. But with Smash Brothers we always carefully decide which characters we want to add.
Q - what will the evil team or rival be like?
A - There PROBABLY will be some kind of evil team. (laughs) You can expect to see a team "something." There are characters that occupy the rival position, but we want the games to be about having fun with a bunch of people. There might be multiple rivals.
Q - Will a friend on the PSS automatically make you a friend on the 3DS?
A - It might be a good idea to register your friends in advance, because your 3DS firends will be on your PSS list right away.
Q - What kinds of transportation will there be?
A - There will be a lot of new gems we won't reveal yet. It depends on the place, a lot of these new systems are localized.
Q - When it comes to battling online, will you be able to see your opponent's team before you battle them in order to help formulate a strategy?
A - In order to avoid confusion, online battles will be the pretty much same in X and Y as the previous games. However, a new feature for the internet battles will allow you to select a different song to play while you're in battle.
Q - We saw trainers riding a Gogoat jumping over a barrier and a player riding a slow moving Rhydon. What are the benefits to iding a pokemon vs. the bike in earlier games?
A - The other Pokemon you saw was actually Rhyhorn, not Rhydon (burn). Maybe a big rocky Pokemon will help you cross broken paths that you might not be able to cross with a bike alone. He'll allow you to bust up rocks along your way across your path. Rhyhorn was the Pokemon I personally always wanted to ride. If there was a Rhyhorn here in real life I'm sure you'd like to ride him as well. (WPM Note: o_O)
CoroCoro is currently leaking, revealing a couple of new characters and new Pokemon. Keep in mind that all of the names below are the Japanese names and will change for the English translation of the games. Thanks goes to Puddizzle for the translations!
1st scan: Shishiko is the Lion Cub Pokemon and is Fire/Normal. It learns a new attack called War Cry which lowers the target's Attack. This Pokemon has a temper, is quick to fight, and lives in packs. When they become stronger, they leave their packs to go live alone. The red bang on its head emits heat. This Pokemon was first shown last night at the X/Y roundtable.
2nd scan: Furabebe, the Lone Flower Pokemon, is a Fairy-type. It can learn Fairy Wind. When this Pokemon is born, it looks for a flower and stays with it for its entire life. There may be Furabebe that are holding on to different flowers in the games.
3rd scan: Vivillon has two pre-evolutions named Kofukimushi and Kofuurai (one of these is Spewpa). Both are Bug-type.
4th scan: Pansy (left) will appear in the TV show on July 18th with a Gogoat and Helioptile. She's a photographer from Lumiose City. Viola (right) is the Gym Leader of Hakudan City. She specializes in the Bug-type. She carries a video camera around.
5th/6th scan: Asame Town is the starting town. The characters shown are from left to right Toroba, Tieruno, and Sana (Sana resembles one of the characters from an earlier trailer who's following you in the forest). All three are from Asame Town, begin their Pokemon journeys with you, and you befriend them at the beginning of the story. You also befriend the opposite-gender character, who is either Callum if you play as a girl or Serena if you play as a boy (in Japanese, at least). He or she lives next door to you.
Last night, Siliconera was at a Pokémon developer discussion in Los Angeles, where Nintendo and The Pokémon Company revealed a stream of new information on Pokémon X and Pokémon Y.
During the discussion Pokémon developer Game Freak also demonstrated how 3D models are being created for the new games, and how they’re intended to be closer to their concept art, created by Ken Sugimori. You can watch this and more in a summary video of the developer discussion above.
Here’s everything else we learnt about Pokémon X/Y during the discussion:
The Pokémon Company has shared details on the first Gym Leader in Pokémon X and Pokémon Y, along with information on even more new characters, Pokémon and other details.
Pokémon X and Pokémon Y begin in Vaniville town. Once you step out of your house (above), you’ll soon run into friends who will be embarking on their own Pokémon journey across the Kalos region with you. There are four of these characters:
Shauna is an incredibly energetic girl who is coming along on the journey to find a dream of her own. She’s friendly and outgoing, and seems to genuinely enjoy all the curiosities you’ll come across on your journey.
Tierno is the dancer of the group and wants more than anything to create a dance team with his Pokémon. Strong, kind, and light on his feet, Tierno gets easily distracted by watching opposing Pokémon during battles because he’s too busy trying to incorporate Pokémon moves into his dances.
Trevor bursts with curiosity about the world around him. He’s an excellent student, and very competitive, wanting to be the first of the group to complete his Pokédex.
Serena (if you pick male) or Calem (if you play as a girl) lives next door to you in Vaniville Town. This character has a passion to become a powerful Pokémon Trainer and sets out on the journey to accomplish that dream. (That’s them in the screenshots above.)
The first Gym Leader you encounter is Viola, in Santalune City, a pleasant place known for its large fountain and park benches. You also bump into her sister, Alexa. In addition to being a Gym Leader, Viola also happens to be a photographer who specializes in Pokémon photography.
The interior of Viola’s Gym is constructed from spiderweb-like threads.
Also, we now know of another few Pokémon in the game—Litleo, Falabébé, Scatterbug and Vivillon. Details on them are as follows:
Litleo is a young, hot-blooded Pokémon that is always ready for a battle. A Fire- and Normal-type Pokémon, Litleo’s red mane blazes with heat during battle, which burns hotter when it battles very strong opponents. Litleo knows a new Normal-type move in Pokémon X and Pokémon Y, Noble Roar. Useful against strong opponents, Noble Roar intimidates targets and lowers their Attack stat.
Debuting as a Fairy-type Pokémon along with Sylveon, Flabébé lives atop a flower that it chooses soon after it’s born and will care for its entire life. Players may see different Flabébé holding flowers of different colors when encountering them in the wild. Flabébé is able to draw forth hidden powers that lie within its flower and use those powers in moves while battling. Flabébé knows Fairy Wind, a Fairy-type move debuting inPokémon X and Pokémon Y that summons a wind that blasts an opponent as it attacks. Like all Fairy-type moves, it’s super effective against Dragon-type Pokémon.
As Pokémon evolve, they take on new appearances and learn new moves. Pokémon X and Pokémon Y will introduce the Bug-type Pokémon Scatterbug. Scatterbug knows String Shot, a Bug-type move that can lower the Speed stat of opposing Pokémon.
Scatterbug evolves into Spewpa, another new Bug-type Pokémon that can withstand half-hearted attacks due to its stiff, fur-covered body. Use the Normal-type move Protect at a beginning of a turn to protect Spewpa from moves used against it on that turn.
The final evolved form of Scatterbug, which was revealed earlier this week, is the new Bug- and Flying-type Pokémon Vivillon. It’s said there’s a secret behind the colorful decorative pattern on Vivillon’s wings, which it uses to scatter its scales or create a strong wind to attack. Vivillon can learn Struggle Bug, a Bug-type move that lowers the Special Attack of any opposing Pokémon it hits, so the move not only causes damage but also reduces the damage inflicted on Vivillon from certain moves during battle.
Pokémon X and Pokémon Y are slated for release on October 12th worldwide.
Earlier this morning, we reported new details on Pokémon X and Pokémon Y, introducing new details on the game’s characters, setting and Pokémon. You can catch up with that report here, and then watch all of the new reveals shown off in the latest trailer for the two games above.
Pokémon X and Pokémon Y are slated for release on October 12th worldwide.