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
Guys, we have a sword Pokémon. A SWORD POKÉMON!!!
Type: Steel / Ghost
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!
The "Young Lion" Pokémon.
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.
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!
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.
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.
I'm guessing that's a contraction for "noisy wyvern." I can't decide if I like this one or not!
Talonflame is the evolved form of Fletchling, and can participate in sky battles.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Type: Fairy (WHICH I TOTALLY CALLED TWO MONTHS AGO!)
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.
Chespin is the Grass starter. I wonder if they'll ever mix up the starting types. Clearly not.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.