Pokémon X & Y

Pokémon X & Pokémon Y are the first Generation VI Pokémon games, coming for the Nintendo 3DS worldwide in October 2013

These games are the first to include a real 3D world and 3D battles, utilising 3D models in amazing battle environments. The world also is completely 3D, while keeping grid based movement.

It introduces a variety of new Pokémon including Chespin, Fennekin and Froakie, the new starter Pokémon and Pokémon X stars the legendary Pokémon Xerneas while Pokémon Y features the Pokémon Yveltal. The addition of the new Pokémon takes the number of Pokémon over to well above 700. It also is the first game since Gold & Silver to introduce a new type, the Fairy-type

In addition to new Pokémon and a new type, Pokémon X & Y introduce a whole new feature to Pokémon, Mega Evolutions. These give certain Pokémon a temporary evolution in battle to a stronger, never-seen-before, appearance with increased stats, changed abilities and sometimes even different types. You even get given a Kanto starter Pokémon in order to get their Mega Evolution.

The games are set within the Kalos region, a large region which has a Regional Pokédex split into three parts, Central, Coastal and Mountain. In the game, you start off as a trainer, being able to customise the appearance between three different options for each of the genders. There are a variety of new features involved including being able to ride certain Pokémon within certain areas.

The game also makes training a Pokémon's Effort Values easier through a mini-game system known as Super Training. With this, you have the ability to increase your pokémon's Effort Values through a scheme of mini-games and various other features.

This game also introduces the idea of Trainer Customisation, allowing you to not only pick your trainer's hair colour and skintone from three options, but to completely customise your trainer's outfit and accessories

Pokémon X & Y have compatibility with two bits of Nintendo 3DS download software. First, you can use Pokémon Bank to store up to 3,000 Pokémon on the cloud, and you can use the Poké Transporter to transfer Pokémon from Black, White, Black 2 & White 2.

Like previous new generations, Pokémon X & Y brings several new forms of battling. First are Sky Battles, which can only be participated in by Flying-type Pokémon, and Horde Encounters which are wild Pokémon encounters where you face off against up to 5 Pokémon at once.