New Pokémon & Fairy Type Revealed [UPD 2]

The E3 Nintendo Direct has confirmed that Fairy Type is now a real type! It is Super Effective against Dragon Type Pokémon, but other type effectiveness has yet to be confirmed. A new Fairy Type attack was also released; Moonblast damages foes and can also lower Sp Atk. Some Fairy Type Pokémon:

  • Sylveon
  • Marill (Water/Fairy)
  • Gardevoir (Psychic/Fairy)
  • Jigglypuff (Normal/Fairy)

Two new Pokémon were also revealed! Vivillon is a new Bug/Flying Pokémon and is able to learn the move Struggle Bug. Vivillon is said to evolve from a Pokémon called Spewpa. The other new Pokémon is Noivern which is Flying/Dragon and learns a new move known as Boomburst.

A few other tidbits were also revealed:

  • Games launch worldwide on October 12th
  • Male protagonist is named Xavier
  • New “Pokémon-Amie” feature brings some pet simulation elements to X & Y
  • Another new Fairy Type move has been shown, being used by Gardevoir. It is known as Fairy Wind.

[UPD 1]: PokéBeach has captured some photographs from another trailer at E3, the trailer shows three new Pokémon and a new female character. One screenshot also seems to confirm that Sky Battles are in the game. No further details are known but we will be covering the session later this evening LIVE. The images are below.


[UPD2]: Bulbagarden has posted an image showing how Sky Battles will look in X&Y. Find it below!

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