Professor Augustine Sycamore will entrust you and your friends with Pokemon and send you on an adventure through the Kalos region, tasking you with filling your Pokedex.
Along the way, you'll encounter a mysterious organisation called Team Flare. Described as a strange and fashionable group, they show up in cities around the Kalos region.
Clemont, accompanied by his sister, Bonnie, is a young Gym Leader who loves science and gets extremely excited by the many devices he invents.
Grant is a Gym Leader with a strong heart who excels at bike racing, mountain climbing, and many other sports.
Xerneas, the cover Pokémon for Pokémon X, is of the new Fairy-type. Xerneas can use a unique move called Geomancy, which features rainbow-colored light that erupts from the earth around it. Xerneas also has the special Ability Fairy Aura, which naturally takes effect in battle, strengthening Fairy-type moves for all Pokémon in battle.
Yveltal, the cover Pokémon for Pokémon Y, is a Dark- and Flying-type. Yveltal is the only Pokémon that can learn the move Oblivion Wing, which sends Yveltal flying high into the sky to release a powerful beam of red light that scorches the ground below. The Destruction Pokémon's special Ability, Dark Aura, is a counterpoint to Fairy Aura, raising the strength of Dark-type moves for all Pokémon in battle.
Fighting- and Dark-type Pangoro, the evolved form of Pancham.
The Dark- and Psychic-type Pokémon Inkay which can learn the new Dark-type move Topsy-Turvy, a tricky move that will reverse all of the stat changes that are affecting a target.
Malamar, the evolved form of Inkay, is also a Dark- and Psychic-type Pokémon.
Swirlix is a Fairy-type Pokémon exclusive to Pokémon X. The Pokémon comes with the ability Sweet Veil that keeps Pokémon on the same team from being left asleep in battle and the new Fairy-type move Draining Kiss, which does damage to a target while also restoring some HP to the user.
Spritzee is a Fairy-type Pokémon exclusive to Pokémon Y.