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Nintendo Announces Pokémon X and Y for October 2013

Nintendo Announces Pokémon X and Y for October 2013

by Steve CullumJanuary 8, 2013


This morning, Nintendo announced a new Nintendo 3DS game. For those who have been waiting on a new Pokémon game, you only need to wait nine months longer. This October, Pokémon X and Pokémon Y will come to the 3DS with a brand new set of starters, a new world, and new graphical style. Out are the old sprites, and in are the new three-dimensional Pokémon. Starters include Fennekin (fire), Chespin (grass), and Froakie (water). There is also a couple new legendaries, Xernaeas and Yveltal, who are a stag and bird, respectively.

Will you be picking up (or possibly downloading) the new Pokémon X or Y this October? If so, which one will you get, and who will be your starter?



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 bringPokémon 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 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, Like the official Pokémon Facebook page at, and follow Pokémon on Twitter @Pokemon to ensure you’re receiving the latest Pokémon X andPokémon Y news!

About Pokémon 
The Pokémon Company International, a subsidiary of The Pokémon Company in Japan, manages the property outside of Asia and is responsible for brand management, licensing, marketing, the Pokémon Trading Card Game, the animated TV series, home entertainment, and the official Pokémon website. Pokémon was launched in Japan in 1996 and today is one of the most popular children’s entertainment properties in the world. For more information, visit

About Nintendo
The worldwide pioneer in the creation of interactive entertainment, Nintendo Co., Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan, manufactures and markets hardware and software for its Wii U™ and Wii™ home consoles, and Nintendo 3DS™ and Nintendo DS™ families of portable systems. Since 1983, when it launched the Nintendo Entertainment System™, Nintendo has sold more than 4 billion video games and more than 637 million hardware units globally, including the current-generation Wii U, Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo 3DS XL, as well as the Game Boy™, Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi™ and Nintendo DSi XL™, Super NES™, Nintendo 64™, Nintendo GameCube™ and Wii systems. It has also created industry icons that have become well-known, household names such as Mario™, Donkey Kong™, Metroid™, Zelda™ and Pokémon™. A wholly owned subsidiary, Nintendo of America Inc., based in Redmond, Wash., serves as headquarters for Nintendo’s operations in the Western Hemisphere. For more information about Nintendo, please visit the company’s website at

[Nintendo PR]

About The Author
Steve Cullum
Steve is a Senior Editor for NintendoFuse. He has been a Nintendo fan since the NES and Game Boy. His favorite types of games are action platformers, multiplayer “party” games, and any game that is pure fun and pulls him in for hours. Steve has been blogging for NintendoFuse since 2008.
  • Fossil Digger
    January 9, 2013 at 5:04 pm

    I’m hoping that they will have a few new fossils, meaning more than 2different ones. thats an better option than al does filler pokemons like those monkeys in black and white, because there are a lot of serieusly awesome acient pokemon they can make.

    i was thinking about this, because of the X and Y that are in DNA. this could mean new fossil awakaning skills, not limited to part rock types.

    there a lot of choices in that category;

    sabeltooth tiger, wooly rhino/mammoth, aepyornis, Deinotherium, indricotherium, deinosuchus, megalania (a bigger and acient version of our common comodo dragon), anteosaurus, T-rex, velociraptor, spinosaurus, allosaurus, triceratops, brachiosaurus, ankylosaurus, stegosaurus, mosasaurus, elasmosaurus, basilosaurus, diplosaurus, megalodon.

    just to name a some.

    and make those fossils come back in other types than have them always part rock.
    like a fire-grass T-rex, grass-water deinosuchus and a water-fire Spinosaurus.

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