Pokémon X and Y for 3DS releases on October 13th worldwide.
The starting city where you will get your first Pokemon will be in Vanville City. As soon as you step out from your house, you will meet four new friends that will embark on a journey with you around the Kalos region. The four friends you will meet will be: Shauna, Tierno, Trevor, and Serena (if you are playing as male) or Calem (if you are playing as a girl).
- Shauna is an incredibly energetic girl who is coming along on the journey to find a dream of her own. She’s friendly and outgoing, and seems to genuinely enjoy all the curiosities you’ll come across on your journey.
- Tierno is the dancer of the group and wants more than anything to create a dance team with his Pokémon. Strong, kind, and light on his feet, Tierno gets easily distracted by watching opposing Pokémon during battles because he’s too busy trying to incorporate Pokémon moves into his dances.
- Trevor bursts with curiosity about the world around him. He’s an excellent student, and very competitive, wanting to be the first of the group to complete his Pokédex.
- Serena or Calem lives next door to you in Vaniville Town. This character has a passion to become a powerful Pokémon Trainer and sets out on the journey to accomplish that dream.
Nintendo also revealed four new Pokémon, in addition to the ones that were revealed at E3. The new Pokémon include Flabébé (Fairy), Litleo (Fire/normal), Scatterbug (bug), and Spewpa, which is the evolution of Scatterbug. Flabébé’s Fairy Wind attack is super effective against Dragon types, and the Pokémon is able to draw different powers from plants it encounters in the wild. Litleo’s Noble Roar — a new move for the series — lowers the target’s attack stat. Scatterbug knows String Shot, a staple move for the Pokémon franchise, which lowers the speed stat of opponents. Spewpa can utilize Protect to … well, protect it from moves used against it during that turn. Spewpa evolves into Bug/flying-type Vivillon, who can learn Stuggle Bug, a move that lowers the special attack of opposing Pokémon.
Your friends: Trevor, Calem and Shauna.