To celebrate the imminent launch of Pokémon X & Y, Gamepedia and the Marriland Wiki have opened up a new contest, giving you a chance to win a super cool Pokémon X & Y themed 3DS XL, copies of Pokémon X or Y, and Gamepedia T-Shirts!
Grand Prize (1)
Limited Edition Pokémon X & Y-themed Nintendo 3DS XL
One copy of Pokémon X
1st Place Prize (2)
One copy of either Pokémon X or Pokémon Y
Runners Up (10)
A Gamepedia T-Shirt
To enter this contest, you just need to register at the official contest page on Gamepedia.com. Due to the region-locking of the 3DS XL system and games we have (as well as the usual legalities), the contest is open only to US and Canadian residents.
On top of the previous stuff revealed in CoroCoro, there were scans showing official artwork of the final evolutions of the Kalos Starter Pokémon. That's right, the final evolutions of Chespin, Fennekin, and Froakie. Even though leaked images have been circulating all around the internet, as with any leaked information, it has not been included on Marriland.com.
I was hesitant to show these, as a lot of people have been refraining from looking at them in order to keep their evolutions a surprise (and The Pokémon Company told reviewers not to talk about them or show them until the 12th, though Marriland.com did not receive a review copy), but ultimately with the games being released in less than 36 hours and with CoroCoro unveiling them as opposed to some leaker with an early copy, I have decided to indeed show them in hopes that it may help people decide which starter Pokémon to choose.
Here they are:
Chesnaught Grass / Fight
Delphox Fire / Psychc
Greninja Water / Dark
Chesnaught, the final evolution of Chespin, is a Grass/Fighting-type Pokémon. Delphox is the final evolution of Fennekin and is a Fire/Fight- nah, just kidding, it's a Fire/Psychic-type. Lastly, Greninja is the final evolution of Froakie and is a Water/Dark-type.
Alright, that said, the spoiler tag is now over. Should you not want anything else spoiled, I suggest you avoid the comments of this post. Should you want everything else spoiled, rest assured, the preliminary version of the Pokédex for X & Y will be up later today, with all currently revealed Pokémon in it.
Even though early or leaked copies have revealed a lot of information about Pokémon X & Y (which, out of respect for Nintendo and The Pokémon Company, Marriland.com will not publish until tomorrow morning), the tradition of CoroCoro scans continues, with this month bringing in the reveal of three new Mega Evolutions: Mega Aggron, Mega Tyranitar, and Mega Gengar!
Mega Tyranitar retains its Sand Stream ability and typing, so not much is currently known about what makes it much better than ordinary Tyranitar.
Mega Aggron changes its type to pure Steel-type, gains the ability Filter to reduce the damage Mega Aggron receives by super effective attacks.
Mega Gengar also retains its Ghost/Poison-type, though it loses its Levitate ability and receives Shadow Tag instead, preventing its foes from escaping.
Additionally, Mega Kangaskhan is shown along with Mega Gengar. It is confirmed to know the move Glow Punch (Japanese name), but beyond that, no substantial new information has been revealed about it; it's just nice to finally see its official artwork.
The Mega Stones required to Mega Evolve Tyranitar and Aggron are version exclusive; Pokémon X contains the Tyranitarite while Pokémon Y contains the Aggronite.
Lastly, as mentioned above, Marriland.com's coverage of the release versions of Pokémon X & Y officially starts tomorrow. We'll have a very preliminary Pokédex up that will be added to as information becomes available (as the majority of data was not available ahead of time, as with previous generations), but the primary focus will be on the Pokémon X & Y Walkthrough written for the site, with video coverage rolling out early Saturday morning.
Slurpuff is the evolution of Swirlix and has an incredible sense of smell, allowing it to distinguish even the faintest of odors. Aromatisse is the evolution of Spritzee and it is capable of producing a variety of smells, ranging from a pleasant fragrance to one repulsive enough to affect the battle. Remember, Swirlix and Slurpuff are exclusive to Pokémon X, while Spritzee and Aromatisse are exclusive to Pokémon Y.
Not much other exciting information is available on these two, as none of their moves were revealed and they retain the same abilities as their previous evolutions, but it's nice to see that we've got two more Pokémon officially revealed with just over a week until the big launch.
If you're anything like me, you were mildly disappointed when you learned Mega Charizard's type remained Fire/Flying, removing any chances of it finally becoming the Dragon-type it deserves to be. Well, as it turns out, an alternate Mega Evolution of Charizard has been revealed today: Mega Charizard X!
That's right, pulling a Mega Mewtwo, Mega Charizard's first revealed form is actually Mega Charizard Y, while this new form is Mega Charizard X. It requires the Charizardite X in order to Mega Evolve in battle, which can be obtained only in Pokémon X; similarly, Mega Charizard Y requires the Charizardite Y, found only in Pokémon Y.
Mega Charizard X changes its type to Fire/Dragon-type, changes its color scheme drastically, gains a significant increase to its Attack stat, and also receives the Tough Claws ability, which raises the power of all of its attacks that make contact with the foe, such as Dragon Tail.
This was first revealed during the debut of Pokémon Origins in Japan, which is an animated special retelling the events of the original Pokémon Red and Blue, following that game's storyline rather than the storyline of the anime. Pokémon Origins will be available internationally on Pokémon TV on November 15th onward, split into four parts and released over the course of a few days. Pokémon TV is watchable on either Pokemon.com or by using the Pokémon TV app for Android or iOS.
Additionally, some copies of Pokémon X & Y have been sold far earlier than their release date and are now in the wild. As a result, there will be numerous spoilers throughout the internet. Marriland.com will not cover any information from leaks and will only post Pokémon X & Y news from official sources until the release date! While we all of course want to play Pokémon X & Y and know everything there is to know about it, the fact of the matter is these early copies undermine the delicate effort put in place by The Pokémon Company to offer a worldwide release, and as a result, they may very well opt not to do that again.
It retains its Steel/Ghost typing as well as its No Guard ability. It attacks by telepathically coordinating its blades. Beyond that, not much else is known about Doublade, but it's still good to see another Pokémon revealed this morning.
Jess has been busy over the past month traveling around from place to place, but she finally gets a chance to go over some of the information revealed about Pokémon X & Y in that time. Have you been busy getting back to school now that summer is over? Or do you just want a reminder of some more fun things coming in X & Y? Well, check out the new Pokémon Update video to bring you up to speed on the Pokémon X & Y related news!
Additionally, Pokémon has teased that a new evolved Pokémon will be revealed on their Facebook page tomorrow. What will that Pokémon be? It's anybody's guess! But you can be sure I'll be posting about it tomorrow! What do you think that evolution will be? Will it be of an existing Pokémon or of a Kalos region Pokémon? Share your thoughts in the comments!
French website Jeux Video has revealed both of the new fossil Pokémon's evolutions. Amaura's evolution, Aurorus(French name: Dragmara), is shown above. It is capable of projecting air cooled to -150ºC and learns a new move, Freeze Dry, which has a higher chance of freezing the foes and is super effective against Water-type Pokémon.
Additionally, the evolution of Tyrunt has been revealed on both IGN and Jeux Video: Tyrantrum, who takes on an extra fierce appearance upon evolving.
Nintendo has also recently revealed a pretty sweet commercial airing on TV for Pokémon X & Y, which you can find in the YouTube video below.
Additionally, a new trailer for Pokémon X & Y has been revealed on the Japanese Nintendo eShop, which also confirms that the digital download will be 1.7GB in filesize should you want to download it that way. Here is the new trailer (Japanese):
Pokémon has just revealed a new Pokémon Music Video, titled "Catchatronic," along with the website GottaCatchEmAll.com. This is all for their new Gotta Catch 'em All promotion, where people have a chance to win cool Pokémon prizes, including copies of Pokémon X & Y and even a 3DS XL, as well as other digital downloadables. The prizes are, unfortunately, available for the US only according to the contest rules.
After registering on the site, you'll be prompted to enter a special password that was revealed in the video above in order to get to the main section. What's that password?
The password is "XY1012", without the quotes.
From now until October 12th, though, Pokémon will be hiding passwords that unlock some of the Poké Balls on the page after you've registered, which give you both a chance to win prizes (US only) as well as a digital download of some sort.
Checking through Pokémon's social networks, on Facebook and Twitter, is what they recommend in order to find new codes to unlock until the release date. The @Marriland Twitter is another helpful Twitter account to follow, as I'll try to post whatever codes I come across there!
EDIT: Here's a complete list of all of the codes and their prizes:
X3K5 = Chespin
X7Q5 = Honedge and Movie 15 Ringtone
Y8P4 = Pancham and Season 14 Ringtone
X4Q8 = Dedenne and Phone Alerts (Turtwig, Chimchar & Piplup)
Y3F2 = Pangoro and Phone Alerts (Charizard, Jigglypuff & Meowth)
X9K3 = Malamar and Phone Alerts (Eevee, Psyduck & Wobbuffet)
Y2P6 = Noivern and Wallpaper (of Manga Characters)
X7C9 = Helioptile and Wallpaper (Mega Absol)
X5H8 = Fennekin and Phone Alerts (Oshawott, Snivy & Tepig)
Y4L6 = Skrelp and Season 15 Ringtone
Y5B6 = Spritzee and Pokémon TCG Online Booster Pack code
X2R4 = Bunnelby and Wallpaper (Mega Mawile)
Y6J5 = Sylveon and 28-page Manga Preview
Y8H7 = Yveltal and Phone Alerts (Charmander, Bulbasaur & Squirtle)
Y9D8 = Gogoat and Season 16 Ringtone
X8T9 = Litleo and Wallpaper (Mega Lucario)
Y6V8 = Talonflame and Wallpaper (Mega Ampharos)
X4C7 = Clauncher and Phone Alerts (Chikorita, Cyndaquil & Totodile)
X5T3 = Swirlix and Manga Preview
Y3S7 = Skiddo and Phone Alerts (Mudkip, Treecko & Torchic)
X6P4 = Froakie and Pokémn TCG Online Booster Pack code
X7M4 = Xerneas and Wallpaper (Mega Blaziken)
X5W8 = Fletchling and Manga Preview
X8G5 = Inkay
XY738A = Free entry to the contest (no other prizes)
Please note that you can only enter 24 codes per week, so if you want to complete the set, you cannot use the free entry code otherwise it will spit out an error saying your final code is invalid, regardless of what it is. Also, sometimes codes randomly don't work or files can't be found. These are the codes that I personally used this morning and they worked, except for Inkay, which was because I used the free entry code.
UPDATE: If you are having problems with any of these codes, please do not contact me about it, but contact Pokémon instead, as there is nothing I can do about it and there seem to be quite a few bugs in their system currently.
The two new fossil Pokémon are the Rock/Dragon-type Tyrunt and the Rock/Ice-type Amaura.
Pyroar, who was revealed recently, also has a separate female form with no frontal mane, similar to real-world lions.
The Psychic-type cat Pokémon, Meowstic, has been revealed as well, with different appearances based on its gender.
Lastly for new Pokémon is Furfrou, the poodle Pokémon that can be groomed to change its appearance.
Mega Mewtwo X and Mega Garchomp have both been revealed, with it confirming that the Mewtwonite X will be exclusive to Pokémon X and the Mewtwonite Y will be exclusive to Pokémon Y.
Team Flare's Scientists have been revealed, as well as their names: Aliana, Byrony, Celosia, Mable, and Xerosic.
There's a new feature called Trainer PR that allows you to construct a 10-second introduction video by telling your Trainer to do various things or show a favorite Pokémon on the screen.
It has been confirmed that for online battles, disconnecting during a Rating Battle for any reason will result in a game loss and a loss of experience/rank. This may also hold true for non-Rating Battles, minus the loss of rank part.
There's a new character as well, Diantha, who is a famous movie star from the Kalos Region. She will also trade with you throughout your adventure.
In addition to confirming the previous changes to the Type Chart (Steel-type Pokémon no longer resist Dark- or Ghost-type attacks, as well as the Fairy-type effectiveness, seen on the Fairy-type page), it has also been confirmed that Electric-type Pokémon can no longer become paralyzed, Grass-type Pokémon are not affected by spore or powder moves, and Ghost-type Pokémon are not affected by moves that lock the Pokémon into the field, such as Mean Look.
There's also a lot more revealed about customizing your Trainer.
Here are some select screenshots and artwork from the new update, with more to be added to the X & Y section of Marriland.com throughout the day: