Pokémon Hype Thread - February '13

Howdy Polynauts, and Pokémon masters alike.

We're now only 8 months and change away from the release of Pokémon X, and Y so welcome to the February Hype Thread.

This is the thread where you can get together and talk Pokémania to your hearts desire; along with a summary of what we know and/or have learned about the game since last months thread.

Announcement: Nintendo announces Pokémon X and Y for the 3DS, coming October 2013

First of all, the big news! Pokémon X and Y is still coming this October, and will feature three new starter Pokemon: Froakie, Fennekin and Chespin.

We know that the game will make use of the Nintendo's 3DS's features and will release in North America, Europe, Australia and Japan "around the same time," according to Satoru Iwata. We've also had confirmation that these titles don't constitute a reboot of the series either.

New Pokémon announcement (14/2)

Nintendo have sent over some Valentines love today in the form of a new Pokémon, Sylveon. This new Pokémon is a new evolution of Eevee, and when a player has Eevee in its party they can evolve it into one of its seven evolutions, like Vaporeon, Jolteon, and Flareon. Sylveon will be the eighth Eevee evolution. You can check out the latest here on Polygon as well.

And here's a couple of screens from the previous article.

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