New Features in Pokemon X & Y
|A new type of battle is introduced within Pokémon X & Y, the Sky Battle. These battles can only be participated in with Pokémon of the Flying-type, or those who have the ability Levitate and allow for battles completely in the air.|
|Horde Encounters are a new kind of Wild Encounter where a horde of Pokémon appear and challenge you. These can be all of the same Pokémon, or multiple species. Targetin the right Pokémon is key here, as moves like Rock Slide hit all|
|One of the first new mechanics for people to notice is that you can ride Pokémon in certain areas. At the moment, it’s only known that you can ride Gogoat within Lumiose City.|
|Another thing seen previous is the inclusion of Rollerblades. These items seem to allow for faster travel in areas, and are attached to the shoes of the trainer. It’s not known if they replace running/bikes or are an accessory.|
|When you first select your character, and select a gender, you have the ability to choose between three different presets. These alter the character’s hair and skin tone to be more personalised to your own appearance.
That’s not all, however, as you have the ability to later get various bits of clothing and accessories throughout the Kalos region. You can then return home and change your appearance at any time. We’ll be providing a list of all the items of clothing as the game is released.
|Unlike previous games, these games will allow you to select the language on the cartridge rather than based upon where you purchased the game. Languages are English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Japanese, or Korean.|
|Player Search System|
|The Player Search System is the evolution of the C-Gear and allows for you to interact with various players through local wireless or over the Nintendo WiFi Connection.
There are three levels of interactivity, Pass By which is for those you just walk by, Acquaintances which are those you interact with and Friends. Friends are determined from your 3DS friend list, and you’re prompted after multiple interactions with the same acquaintance. You can have 100 friends.
In addition to that, you can battle and trade with people using the PSS. Trades run as normal, being able to pull Pokémon from the party and/or the box whereas battles allow you to have multiple rulesets and even select music as you start