Choose Classic PokÃƒÂ©mon Bulbasaur, Charmander, or Squirtle and Battle with Their Mega-Evolved Forms in PokÃƒÂ©mon X and PokÃƒÂ©mon Y
In a surprising twist announced this morning during a special Nintendo Direct presentation, PokÃƒÂ©mon X and PokÃƒÂ©mon Y players do not receive Chespin, Fennekin, or Froakie from Professor Sycamore but are in fact given the choice of a classic partner PokÃƒÂ©mon – Bulbasaur, Charmander, or Squirtle – from the very first PokÃƒÂ©mon games, PokÃƒÂ©mon Red and PokÃƒÂ©mon Blue! Adding to the excitement, once a player has evolved this PokÃƒÂ©mon into Venusaur, Charizard, or Blastoise and obtained its unique Mega Stone, the PokÃƒÂ©mon will be able to Mega Evolve while in battle.Mega Venusaur, Mega Charizard, and Mega Blastoise will possess overwhelming powers never before seen in a PokÃƒÂ©mon game. Players can choose fan favorite Bulbasaur, Charmander, or Squirtle whenPokÃƒÂ©mon X and PokÃƒÂ©mon Y launch worldwide October 12, 2013, for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems.
More secrets about Mega Evolution were also revealed today. It was previously announced that certain PokÃƒÂ©mon needed to hold a unique Mega Stone in order to Mega Evolve, but now it’s known that there is a second requirement players must fulfill for Mega Evolution to occur. Trainers must also obtain a bracelet called the Mega Ring that holds a mysterious stone called a Key Stone. The Trainer’s Key Stone resonates with the Mega Stone held by his or her PokÃƒÂ©mon, and together they trigger the Evolution that is normally impossible – Mega Evolution.
Director from Game Freak, Mr. Junichi Masuda, also announced PokÃƒÂ©mon Bank, a new Nintendo 3DS application and service that allows PokÃƒÂ©mon X and PokÃƒÂ©mon Y players to conveniently store up to 3,000 of their beloved PokÃƒÂ©mon on the Internet. PokÃƒÂ©mon Bank gives players the flexibility to store and deposit 100 Boxes worth of PokÃƒÂ©mon. This is in addition to the Boxes found within PokÃƒÂ©mon Xand PokÃƒÂ©mon Y, just like in previous PokÃƒÂ©mon titles.
Additional features of PokÃƒÂ©mon Bank include the ability to deposit and withdraw PokÃƒÂ©mon from multiple copies of PokÃƒÂ©mon X and PokÃƒÂ©mon Y. Once a PokÃƒÂ©mon X or PokÃƒÂ©mon Y Game Card is inserted into a Nintendo 3DS system or the downloadable version of the game is opened, the PokÃƒÂ©mon Bank software can be turned on for use. Players can then transfer PokÃƒÂ©mon from multiple copies of the game via PokÃƒÂ©mon Bank to one copy of PokÃƒÂ©mon X or PokÃƒÂ©mon Y.
PokÃƒÂ©mon Bank software is activated upon payment of an annual service fee. This charge will support maintenance of the online server that allows players to store up to 3,000 PokÃƒÂ©mon conveniently, and will provide the application’s support for future PokÃƒÂ©mon titles.
Players who activate PokÃƒÂ©mon Bank, will be able to use its linked application, PokÃƒÂ© Transporter, which makes transferring many PokÃƒÂ©mon caught in other PokÃƒÂ©mon games easy. What used to be a lengthy process to transfer PokÃƒÂ©mon from a previous PokÃƒÂ©mon game to the latest titles is now a breeze with PokÃƒÂ© Transporter, just insert PokÃƒÂ©mon Black, PokÃƒÂ©mon White, PokÃƒÂ©mon Black 2, or PokÃƒÂ©mon White 2into your Nintendo 3DS system and use PokÃƒÂ© Transporter to transfer PokÃƒÂ©mon from those games into PokÃƒÂ©mon Bank.
PokÃƒÂ©mon Bank will be available in North America on Nintendo eShop. More details about this software, including a free trial period, will be added to Pokemon.com in the near future.
Also announced in this morning’s Nintendo Direct presentation were details for the North American release of two special Nintendo 3DS XL hardware designs featuring imagery from PokÃƒÂ©mon X and PokÃƒÂ©mon Y. These systems come in Red or Blue and feature brand new Legendary PokÃƒÂ©mon Xerneas and Yveltal. The systems will launch on September 27 at a suggested retail price of $199.99 each.