Today Nintendo has announced the release of the first Pokemon game for the Nintendo 3DS. Both Pokemon X and Y feature 3-D visuals that has never been seen in a handheld Pokemon game. The game will be released in NA, Japan and EU in October 2013. This will be the first simultaneous release of a Pokemon game.


  • In addition to existing Pokemon, there will be a large number of completely new Pokemon. *The additions will bring the total number of Pokemon in the franchise from the current 649 to over 700.
  • Because of Pokemon X and Y, the Pokemon anime, movies, card game, and merchandise will “break into a new dimension.”
  • People around the world will be able to simultaneously experience “Real Play.” (I’m assuming this is referring to the game’s global October release.)
  • The game will utilize the 3DS to its maximum abilities to leverage its overwhelmingly beautiful presentation.
  • The game uses an innovative communication system that makes it feel as if you are playing with other players around the world.
  • The bonds between players and Pokemon will deepen, and Pokemon will become stronger with the new battle structure.

Here are the new starter Pokemon:


And here are the legendary Pokemon:

Yveltal: ee-VELL-tall


Xerneas: ZURR-nee-us


Updated with the full Nintendo Direct: