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Pokemon X & Y: New details and gameplay trailer

Plus, six new screenshots from the latest entry

Nintendo has released a bevy of new Pokemon X & Y details and screenshots, as well as a gameplay trailer for the upcoming 3DS entry in the series.

The latest Poke-adventure takes players to 'Kalos', a "mysterious place that is shaped like a star". Kalos is made up of "beautiful forests, thriving cities, and many never-before-seen Pokémon," Nintendo says.

The firm has also released details on four new Pokemon; here are the details, along with the new trailer:

  • The cowardly Pokémon Helioptile, a Normal- and Electric-type Pokémon, can generate enough electricity through sunbathing to power machinery. But wise Trainers won't be deterred by Helioptile's lack of bravery. It knows Parabolic Charge, a brand-new move where Helioptile attacks everything around it. Helioptile's HP is restored by half the damage taken by those hit.
  • Fletchling, a Normal- and Flying-type Pokémon, sings with a beautiful chirp that is sure to delight any Trainer. Although it is known to be very friendly, Fletchling will suddenly unleash relentless attacks once it's in battle. For example, when it uses its Fire-type move Flame Charge in battle, in addition to doing damage, Fletchling's Speed increases every time.
  • With a leaf always in its mouth and an intimidating glare that is rarely effective, Fighting-type Pokémon Pancham shows its playful side when it lets out a little smile when its head is pat. Pancham can learn a brand-new move, Parting Shot, which not only lowers an opponent's Attack and Special Attack, but also allows Pancham to switch out for another Pokémon in a Trainer's party during battle.
  • Pokémon X and Pokémon Y introduce a new method of transportation-riding the brand-new Pokémon, Gogoat. This large Grass-type Pokémon is a reliable way to travel certain parts of Lumiose City. In battle, it can use Horn Leech to recover HP equal to half the damage dealt by this move.
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Last month Nintendo revealed a series of brand new Pokemon created for the game. In addition to Eevee form Ninfia, the three starters Chespin, Fennekin and Froakie, and the two cover legendaries Xerneas and Yveltal, it showed off a new form of Mewtwo.

Announced in January, Pokémon X and Y will be the first games in the series to receive simultaneous worldwide launches. Nintendo has confirmed a Pokémon X and Y release date window of October 2013.