Pokémon X and Y Discoveries
Since Pokémon X and Y is a worldwide release and we are all starting at the same time, there will be a huge influx of information after the games arrive. Here I'm going to post my discoveries and new information related to the games, little things, bigger things, things other sites might not touch on, levels that new Pokémon evolve, and more, to create a list of things I've noticed. I will begin to create actual pages for some of this information once I grasp the new concepts added in X and Y. Click the "Spoilers Below!" image to jump to what I've discovered.
Since I've started this, I have realized that this is a really sloppily organized page, so there are badges missing, and eventually I will reorder it all in sections that are more appropriate.
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Pokémon and Evolutions
- Froakie begins with Bubble, Pound, and Growl at level 5. This is the first time a starter begins with its elemental move at level 5.
- Pikachu has a new cry, saying various forms of "Pikachu".
- Scatterbug evolves into Spewpa at level 9.
- Spewpa evolves into Vivillon at level 12.
- You are able to choose from Bulbasaur, Charmander, and Squirtle after beating Professor Sycamore in his lab. You also receive its corresponding Mega Evolution item.
- Fletchling evolves into Fletchinder at level 17.
- Litleo evolves into Pyroar at level 35.
- Binacle evolves into Barbaracle at level 39.
- Fletchinder evolves into Talonflame at level 35.
- Frogadier evolves into Greninja at level 36. Greninja is a Water/Dark-type Pokémon.
- Goomy (a Dragon-type Pokémon) evolves into Sliggoo at level 40.
- Pumpkaboo evolves into Gourgeist by trading.
- Phantump evolves into Trevenant (Japanese name is Oorotto) by trading.
- Various new Pokémon have stone evolutions. That page also lists where to find more of each stone to evolve Pokémon with.
- Poliwag and Poliwhirl can be found in these locations: Poliwag locations and Poliwhirl locations
Start of Game - 1st Badge
- No intro video at the start of the game in the traditional sense; instead it plays after the "Press Start" screen shows.
- You are able to run with the Running Shoes immediately.
- There is an option in the Options menu for "Battle Background".
- You begin in Vaniville Town.
- When getting Poké Balls for the first time, you get 10 free, instead of 5 as in previous games.
- Saving is near instant.
- Battles initiated through the PSS can be requested while one user is in a battle or busy with something on the screen.
- There is an option underneath Summary when selecting a Pokémon called Restore that allows you to select a bag item to use on the Pokémon as well as when you give a Pokemon an item, and inside battles this option is there as well.
- There is a drag and drop button for moving Pokémon and items around in your party.
- Catching a Pokémon yields EXP. as well as defeating a Pokémon.
- Reordering moves can be moved with drag and drop of the moves with the touch screen.
- Pressing L or R in the overworld changes the bottom screen to either the PSS, Pokémon-Amie, and Super Training.
- StreetPass works while the game is on and in sleep mode.
- The paralysis icon is the entire word in battles.
- The first Pokémon Center's Poké Mart has the X battle items (X Defend, X Attack, etc.).
- There is a Hiker in a house in Santalune City will trade a Bunnelby for his Farfetch'd.
- Cut trees actually look like trees that you can't easily pass and are spiky.
- Returning to the entrance of the first gym is done by going back to the center of the web and going up and pressing A.
- TM 83 - Infestation is the prize for beating the first gym, Viola's gym, and you also receive the Bug Badge.
1st Badge - 2nd Badge
- You receive the Exp. Share after the first badge from Viola's older brother.
- Paralyze Heal is now spelled correctly (it was previously spelled "Parlyz Heal").
- Thunder Shock is now written with a space between the words (it was previously written as "ThunderShock").
- The Day Care Center is on Route 7.
- When trainers are talking, you may tap the touch screen to move onto the next text, it acts same as pressing A.
- Pokémon with field moves or HMs such as Rock Smash or Fly show a TM/HM icon on the party screen next to the Pokémon's HP bar, and you are able to click that icon to take you directly to the list of usable moves.
- The Name Rater is in the Pokémon Center in Camphier Town.
- Berries are grown just as they were in generation 3 and 4, in soft soil in the ground, in a single location known as Berry Fields on Route 7.
- X Defend is now called X Defense and X Special is now called X Sp. Atk.
- TMs or HMs in item balls in the overworld are yellow instead of red.
- The sound for low HP in battle is no longer constant until the Pokémon does not have low HP, it goes for a few seconds then stops.
3rd Badge - 4th Badge
- Surf now has 90 power instead of 95.
- There is a boy in a house in Coumarine City that asks if you want to hear a song he's writing. He then plays the Memory Link flashback music from Black 2 and White 2.
- TM 86 - Grass Knot is the prize for beating the fourth gym, Ramos's gym, and you also receive the Plant Badge.
4th Badge - 5th Badge
- Berries that are planted are able to have a mutation with two plants and cause a new type of berry to appear.
5th Badge - 6th Badge
- The Bicycle has a headlight at night.
- Critical Captures are still in the games.
- A creepy girl is in Lumiose City who shows up behind you randomly and says "No, you're not the one".
6th Badge - 7th Badge
- Berry plants can have weeds grow below them now, and you are able to pull them out.
- There is a new berry, the Roseli Berry, which, when held by a Pokémon, lessens the damage taken from a super effective (written in game as "supereffective") Fairy-type attack.
- StreetPass settings must be turned on by going to the Player Search System (PSS) and pressing the menu button at the top of the touch screen, then selecting Holo Caster and enabling StreetPass for Pokémon X and Y. This allows you to actually "StreetPass" people nearby and receive Poké Miles for it, which can be used to purchase items from a man in a Pokémon Center in Lumiose City.
- Breeding a female parent Pokémon in a different Poké Ball (for example, one that was caught in a Great Ball) will cause the eggs to be laid by it to also be in that Poké Ball, instead of the standard Poké Ball like in previous games. So, for example, a female Poliwhirl caught in a Dive Ball and a male Poliwhirl caught in a Poké Ball will breed Poliwag eggs that are "caught" in Dive Balls.
- StreetPass for X and Y continues to function even when the game is not suspended in the background and the 3DS is asleep on the Home menu.
7th Badge - 8th Badge
- Foreign Pokémon show their respective region at the top of their stats screen, and next to their level in the PC. The PokéDex now also allows you to sort by specific regions and languages, showing you only Pokémon you've obtained foreign dex entries for.
- Vitamins are buyable in the Pokémon Center of Laverre City.
- Hidden Power now has a base power set at 60, no longer changing depending on the individual Pokémon.
- Pokémon will sometimes find items in the aftermath after a battle is complete, including Damp Rocks.