The Pokémon Company revealed a new evolution for Pokémon X and Y Wednesday.
Doublade, the evolved form of Honedge, is a “Steel- and Ghost-type Pokémon [that] is capable of carrying out intricate attacks by telepathically coordinating its two blades to deliver twice the slice in battle,” the company wrote on its Facebook page.
Like Honedge, Doublade’s ability is No Guard, according to Official Nintendo Magazine.
Game Freak also recently revealed Aurorus, the evolved form of Amaura, a Rock- and Ice-type Pokémon that is effective against Water types. The company is also giving mega evolutions to the classic starters Bulbasaur, Charmander, and Squirtle. They will evolve into Mega Venusaur, Mega Charizard, and Mega Blastoise, respectively.
In a recent interview with Nintendo Life, series director Junichi Masuda hinted that a new Wii U Pokémon title could be on its way, but stopped short of actually confirming a new game. He was asked about an image that looked like it could have been a teaser for a new Wii U game.
“Ooh, I wonder what it was…I’m not sure…” Masuda said. “That was actually a video which was shown at the Pokémon Games Show, an event in Tokyo last month and it was showing the history of Pokémon games as well as the future. It was kind of a concept about what the future of Pokémon may look like.”
Masuda also discussed the new Fairy type, the first new type addition since Pokémon Gold and Silver, and said it is difficult to maintain a balance in battles when adding new types.
“The most difficult thing about adding a new type of Pokémon is that it completely changes the balance of Pokémon battles,” he said. “We have a team over at Game Freak that focuses solely on getting this balance right, so when adding fairy type they were looking at each individual Pokémon and thinking of all the different combinations of moves in battle and how the balance of the fight would change because of that.”
Pokémon X and Y launches October 12, the same day as Nintendo’s 2DS console.