Pokémon X and Y news is really coming fast and furious these days, and with the new reveals at E3, we've actually met a great deal of new Pokémon. So I think it's high time for a comprehensive list of everyone who has been announced so far. Our new Pokémon list will be updated regularly, with new Pokémon added to the top so you don't have to scroll past Froakie every time you check it out. Pretty straightforward, yea? Alright, let's go: the list of all the official new Pokémon in Pokémon X and Y. [UPDATED 6.15.13] Now with the official art and English names for the new CoroCoro Pokémon reveals. [UPDATED 7.5.13] Added Honedge.

Pokémon X and Y New Pokémon List: New Fairy Type Pokémon

So far, three older Pokémon are being reclassified as Fairy Type Pokémon in Pokémon X and Y. They are Gardevoir (Psychic/Fairy), Jigglypuff (Normal/Fairy), and Marill (Water/Fairy). No word yet on Ralts, Kirlia, Igglybuff, Wigglytuff, Azurill, or Azumarill. Other possible candidates for Fairy type include Cleffa, Clefairy, Clefable; Togepi, Togetic, Togekiss; Snubbull, Granbull; Chansey, Blissey;

Pokémon X and Y New Pokémon List: Regular Pokémon




pokemon news pokemon x and y news Honedge. (Image: The POkémon Company)


Guys, we have a sword Pokémon. A SWORD POKÉMON!!!


Type: Steel / Ghost

Official description:

Honedge comes into being when a departed spirit inhabits a sword that once belonged to humans. It can use the blue cloth attached to its hilt as nimbly as an arm. If you were to carelessly take this blade in hand, you may find that blue cloth wrapping around you...draining the energy from your body!



These first four were shown in the latest issue of CoroCoro and haven't been officially debuted in the U.S. yet.

new pokemon list pokemon x and y Litleo (Image: The Pokémon Company)

Type: Fire/Normal

The "Young Lion" Pokémon.

new pokemon list pokemon x and y These new Pokémon in Pokémon X and Y are pretty self-explanatory. (Image: CoroCoro / Serebii.net / The Pokémon Company)

Type: Bug; Bug

The traditional larva and pupa forms of Vivillon. You'll use them, I'll use them, then ditch 'em at, like, level 14. Better than using whatever the new Zigzagoon is. Also, Spewpa is a really great name. By great I mean disgusting.

new pokemon list pokemon x and y Flabébé is definitely helping to establish Fairy as a really, really cute type. (Image: The Pokémon Company)

Type: Fairy

This, the "Single Flower Pokémon," may be one of the rare Fairy types that corresponds to the "Tinkerbell" style fairies of 19th century Victorian lore. Look how small it is!

new pokemon list pokemon x and y Skrelp is the ugliest member of the new Pokémon list... so far. (Image: The Pokémon Company)

Type: Poison/Water

I'm not too hot on Skrelp, which imitates seaweed. It looks like a very, very ill Horsea, if you ask me. Maybe because it's imitating seaweed.

new pokemon list pokemon x and y Clauncher is cute, although if you asked me to prove it, I certainly couldn't. (Image: The Pokémon Company)

Type: Water

Do we really need more Water types? Not really, but this arthropod is looking pretty good. I want one if I must have a Water type at all. Thankfully, I don't.

new pokemon list pokemon x and y Vivillon is like a cyberpunk Butterfree. Or something. (Image: The Pokémon Company)

Type: Bug/Flying

new pokemon list pokemon x and y Noivern is not super friendly looking. (Image: The Pokémon Company)

Type: Flying/Dragon

I'm guessing that's a contraction for "noisy wyvern." I can't decide if I like this one or not!

new pokemon list pokemon x and y It's no Fearow. (Image: The Pokémon Company)

Type: Fire/Flying

Talonflame is the evolved form of Fletchling, and can participate in sky battles.

new pokemon list pokemon x and y Fletchling is Normal / Flying but it evolves into Talonflame, which is Fire / Flying. (Image: The Pokémon Company)

Type: Normal/Flying

Probable Pokédex entry: "With a friendly nature and a beautiful chirp, Fletchling is a popular Pokémon among many Trainers. But Fletchling is also known to be ferocious in battle, capable of unleashing relentless attacks!"

Fletchling is the unevolved form of Talonflame, above, and also the cutest Flying Pokémon this side of Wingull. I want one. Guess that means I'll have two fire types on my team once it evolves, because my starter is Fennekin, because hello!

new pokemon list pokemon x and y What kind of leaves does Pancham like chewing? (Image: The Pokémon Company)

Type: Fighting

Probable Pokédex entry: "With its trademark leaf always sticking out of its mouth, Pancham tries to intimidate its opponents by glaring at them intensely (although this is rarely successful)."

The leaf is kind of cute, but I don't love this guy. Or Fighting types in general, besides for Hitmonlee.

new pokemon list pokemon x and y Gogoat is the first new Pokémon confirmed to be ridable. (Image: The Pokémon Company)

Type: Grass

Probable Pokédex entry: "Gogoat is so large that people are able to ride on its back. It's very calm, and can form a strong bond with its Trainer's feelings when its Trainer grabs onto its horns."

Gogoat is not the only rideable new Pokémon, but it's the one that's getting a lot of attention, to the point that I suspect you'll get one for free in Pokémon X and Y. And the description above suggests it may play a big part in Pokémon-Amie as well.

new pokemon list pokemon x and y Helioptile must get the dopey grin from being half Normal. (Image: The Pokémon Company)

Type: Electric/Normal

Probable Pokédex entry: "Helioptile charges itself by bathing in the light of the sun, providing it with enough energy that it doesn't need to eat!"

Looks okay, although I would prefer it if it didn't have that sappy grin.

new pokemon list pokemon x and y Aren't you glad Sylveon isn't a Flying type, like many people guessed? (Image: The Pokémon Company)


Sylveon, as you well know by now, is the new Fairy-type Eeveelution, and the first one to be cuter than Eevee itself (sorry, Espeon). Other than that, and that it can use Moonblast (a Fairy-type move that damages and lowers the enemy's Special Attack), we don't know too much yet. How will it evolve? Can I get one right away? These are the questions I want to know.

Also, if you think Sylveon is girly, we've got troubs, chubbs.

Pokémon X and Y New Pokémon List: Starters and Legendaries

And here are the starters. Nothing on their evolved forms or types just yet.

new pokemon list pokemon x and y Chespin is the Grass starter and one of the few members of the new Pokémon list that I have no opinion about at all. (Image: The Pokémon Company)

Type: Grass

Chespin is the Grass starter. I wonder if they'll ever mix up the starting types. Clearly not.

new pokemon list pokemon x and y Fennekin is the Fire starter and my third favorite member of the new Pokémon list, after Xerneas and Sylveon. (Image: The Pokémon Company)

Type: Fire

Fennekin is the Fire starter, and obviously the one that I will pick. Because hello. Just look at it. It's cuter than Vulpix. It's cuter than Eevee. It's even cuter than real-life fennec foxes, which are really, really cute.

new pokemon list pokemon x and y Fennekin is based on Fennec Foxes, which are even cuter than Fennekin. (Image: Creative Commons / ChrisStubbs)

Type: Water

Froakie is the Water starter, and, in my opinion, has the worst design of any starter Pokémon ever, and not so great of a name either. It's the pince-nez. A Pokémon with a pince-nez? Come on now. Obviously, your mileage may vary, but I look forward to stomping my rival's Froakie into the ground over and over again.

Now for the legendaries and version mascots. According to the Pokémon site, "much mystery still surrounds the Legendary Xerneas and Yveltal, but their importance in your journey will surely be revealed!" In short, all we have is pictures.

new pokemon list pokemon x and y This is not a new Pokémon, but a new Forme of Mewtwo. (Image: The Pokémon Company)

Type: Unknown, probably Psychic

It has been confirmed that this is a new Mewtwo Forme, not an actual new Pokémon, but hey, it still makes my list. Chances are, it will still be Psychic. Considering how early it was announced, the new Forme may well play a role in the game's storyline -- unless the movie "ExtremeSpeed Genesect: Mewtwo Awakens" takes care of that. Let's hope it's not an event Pokémon, at least.

new pokemon list pokemon x and y Yveltal is a new Pokémon and the version mascot for Pokémon Y. (Image: The Pokémon Company)

Type: Unknown

I'm not sure what to guess for Yveltal's type. It's the most inscrutable of the new Pokémon. Presumably it's half Flying (although possibly Dragon, especially if Xerneas is part Fairy). As for the other half ... Fire? I could see that.

Type: Unknown

I'd wager quite a bit that Xerneas is part Fairy type. In fact, let's go with a full on theory:

Xerneas is Grass/Fairy. Yveltal is Fire/Dragon. Obviously, Grass is weak against Fire, and we now know that Dragon is weak against Fairy. This would put the two in direct opposition to each other. This would also work if Xerneas is part Steel type, but I mean, look at it. It lives in the woods and has a magical glow around it. Sounds Grass/Fairy to me.

Also, I am quite comfortable saying that Xerneas has the best design of any version mascot since Ho-Oh, and maybe even better than that. For that reason, I am certainly buying Pokémon X rather than Y.

new pokemon list pokemon x and y Xerneas is the version mascot for Pokémon X. Because it looks like an X. (Image: The Pokémon Company)

And that's the full Pokémon list as of now. We'll keep this post updated as more Pokémon X and Y news comes out in advance of the Pokémon X and Y release date on October 12, 2013.