First Official Pokémon Character Artwork Released For Pokémon X And Pokémon Y
INTRODUCING POKÉMON X AND POKÉMON Y:
AN EPIC NEW 3D ADVENTURE LAUNCHING WORLDWIDE IN OCTOBER 2013
New Pokémon Adventure Featuring All-New Pokémon
Set in a Spectacular 3D World
BELLEVUE, WA—January 8, 2013—The Pokémon Company and Nintendo announced today that the next generation of Pokémon video games, Pokémon X and Pokémon Y, will launch worldwide in October exclusively for the Nintendo 3DS system. New Pokémon, a new storyline set in a spectacular 3D world, and dynamic battles instantly make Pokémon X and Pokémon Y two of the most highly anticipated video game titles of 2013.
“The worldwide launch of Pokémon X and Pokémon Y this October allows players to begin their adventures at the same time,” said Tsunekazu Ishihara, CEO of The Pokémon Company. “Now, Pokémon fans across the globe can discover the secrets of Pokémon games and can collect, battle, and trade with each other immediately.”
“We brought Pokémon into an entirely new dimension and we’re incredibly excited to bring Pokémon X and Pokémon Y to fans,” said Junichi Masuda, video game director at GAME FREAK inc. “The stunning visuals, a completely redesigned environment, game scenario, music, and communication features will bring smiles to the faces of video game players around the world.”
Want an early sneak peek at Pokémon X and Pokémon Y? Visit Pokemon.com to watch a video introducing this new Pokémon adventure, including an exciting first look at the new starter Pokémon in battle! Fans can also catch a glimpse of the newest Legendary Pokémon and gameplay footage from the upcoming titles.
Pokémon X and Pokémon Y will be the blueprint for an exciting array of new animation, Pokémon TCG, and toys debuting around the world.
Be sure to visit Pokemon.com, Like the official Pokémon Facebook page at Facebook.com/Pokemon, and follow Pokémon on Twitter @Pokemon to ensure you’re receiving the latest Pokémon X and Pokémon Y news!
The infographic in the gallery above details the types of the three starter Pokémon: Grass-type Pokémon Chespin, Fire-type Pokémon Fennekin, and Water-type Pokémon Froakie, and how they match up against each other. As shown in the diagram, each Pokémon has comparative strengths and weaknesses — for example, Fennekin (as a Fire-type) is strong against the Grass-type Chespin but would struggle against the Water-type Froakie. Chespin (as a Grass-type) could stand up to the Water-type Froakie, but not the Fire-type Fennekin. Froakie (as a Water-type) is strong against the Fire-type Fennekin, but would struggle against the Grass-type Chespin.
Also revealed today are the heights and weights for Legendary Pokémon Xerneas and Yveltal. They are as follows:
· Xerneas: Height: 9’10” Weight: 474.0 lbs.
· Yveltal: Height: 19’00” Weight: 447.5 lbs.
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