GameFreak added a new tundra Pokemon to Pokemon X and Y.
Aurorus, the evolved form of Amaura, and is a new rock/ice-based Pokemon that is effective against water types. The new Pokemon uses an ice move called Freeze-Dry that freezes targets and leaves them open to further attacks.
Aurorus can also form a protective wall of ice and blast air as cold as -240 degrees Fahrenheit to damage enemies.
Pokemon X and Y‘s offers 3D models and a more dynamic camera, but game director Junichi Masuda told Digital Spy that Pokemon X and Y won’t use the 3DS’ 3D screen in the overworld.
“One of these is that we really wanted to focus on the theme of beauty in Pokemon X and Y. We really wanted to make the overworld – the field – as beautiful as possible,” he said.
“We could put in a lot of grass and flowers, and try to make them as pretty as possible. When you don’t use the 3D effect you are able to render quite a bit more on the 3DS,” he added. “That’s one of the reasons why we wanted to leave it off in the overworld, because it gives us more power to show off more beautiful graphics.”
Pokemon X and Y launches October 12 along with the Nintendo 2DS. The Pokemon Bank service, a cloud-based service that allows the pocket monsters to be stored online for an annual fee, will also launch along with the game. The bank allows players to store 100 boxes’ worth of Pokemon — around 3,000 total.
As previously reported by The Inquisitr, mega evolutions are being given to classic starter Pokemon. Bulbasaur will evolve into Mega Venusaur, Charmander will evolve into Mega Charizard, and Squirtle will evolve into Mega Blastoise.
GAME stores are also running a promotion that will allow fans to download rare Shiny Legendary Pokemon. The event started August 30 with the Shiny Dialga. The Shiny Palkia is available from September 13 to September 26, and the Shiny Giratina is available from September 27 through October 11. These Pokemon are usuable in Pokemon X and Y and Pokemon Black and White.