Just when you thought it was over, even more X and Y Pokémon have been released, as well as some NPCs and a Gym Leader.
All of it can be viewed on this new gameplay video here, but I'll summerise the Pokémon and the Gym Leader for you.
Right. So first up on our plate (not that I'm going in any order) is Litleo. It's similar to Shinx in the fact that it looks like a lion cub, but that's where the resembalence ends. It's dark brown with tan on its paws, ears, and on a little puff in its tail. It also has a little red mowhawk. As for type, it's a Fire / Normal. They seem to be throwing that Normal typing on a lot of things lately, but no matter. According to Pokemon's official site, "in battle, its red bang radiates heat, and when up against a strong opponent, the temperature increased. When wild Litleo grow stronger, they leave the pack and begin to live alone." Now, it's too early to tell if this little guy is going to be a key part of my party or not. I'd like to see the evolution of it first.
Moving on, we have Flabébé. Yes, the accents are officially there, making this the first Pokémon to have accents in its name. A bit odd of an achievement, but no matter. Another thing about Flabébé is another pure Fariy type. Its a lot harder to describe than Litleo, so I'll let the picture speek for me. Again, The Pokémon Company has released a little bit about it: "Another newly discovered Fairy-type Pokémon, Flabébé clings to a flower early on, and then cares for it for its entire life. Because of this, Flabébé may be found holding flowers of different colors." The design is quite interesting, but I don't really see myself using it. If I were to use a Fairy type, I would probably end up using Sylveon or Gardevoir.
Next up on our list are Scatterbug and Spewpa. They are the pre-evolutions of the new butterfly Pokémon, Vivillion. Scatterbug is a grey catterpiller-like Pokémon with three little antena-like things on it. It also has a little white fluff around its neck. The Pokémon Company says that "The Bug-type Scatterbug resides mostly in forests and wild plains. [It] uses the fur around its neck to control its body temperature." Now Spewpa looks pretty cool. It has a grey head sticking out of a white, fluffy coat. That coat has little squares attached to it. The Pokémon Company says a few things about this one as well. "Spewpa gains a stiff carapace once it evolves from Scatterbug, so less forceful attacks will hardly make a scratch." This is going to be my favorite bug-type line. I still don't know anything about the stats, but who cares? All three of them look awesome.
And now for the first Gym Leader that has been released: Viola. She seemes to be some sort of photographer with a thing for Bug-types. Interestingly enough, this makes her the first female Bug-type gym leader. I really don't have that much more to say about that. As far as the actual gym goes, you get to walk around on spider webs. Doesn't that sound fun? Anyway, here's a picture of Viola.
Also, for the first time, more than three people have been given the Pokédex. In fact, you got five people to deal with. Well, maybe not battling all of them. The only one that has a mention of battling is your next door neighbor, which can be either Serena or Calem. It all depends on which gender you choose to play as. Anyway, the others names are as follows: Shauna, the teeny-bopper; Tierno, the fluffy one with the strangest haircut I've ever seen; and Trevor, the Pokédex geek. They all have their own little descriptions and pictures that The Pokémon Company gives them, but I've been working on this for far too long to bother anymore. You could find that stuff out by clicking here.
Alright. I'm done for today. Chew on that for a while. Hope that will hold you over.
Stay awesome, Pokéfans;
-PseudonyM / Poké-nym