Pokémon X/Y Legendary Creatures Named
Who’s that Pokémon? …Well, now we know! Additionally, Nintendo speaks out on why there’s no Wii U instalment of X and Y.
The big announcement that’s kicked off our year has truly rekindled our desire to be the best like no-one ever was. You might even go so far as to say that to catch them is our real test; to train them is our cause, if you will. We will travel across the land! Searching far and wide! Each Pokémon to understand the power that’s insi– okay, you get the general idea with that.
Hot on the heels of yesterday’s reveal of Pokémon X/Y, exclusive to 3DS, is Nintendo’s further revelations of this generation’s Legendary beasties. The official site has been updated accordingly, with both the majestic stag-thingy and the mildly terrifying glowy-bird-doodah getting names befitting their epicnesses.
It turns out that our initial, undisclosed assumptions that the new Legendaries would be called ‘Demon Birdy Made Of Hell’s Furious Red Sticky-Tape Pieces’ and ‘Rudolph The Splendid Rainbow-Antlered Reindeer’ were slightly off the mark. Instead, the majestic forest creature in blue is Xerneas, whilst the big angry bird (no, not those angry birds) is called Yveltal.
There’s no direct confirmation of which Legendary corresponds to which version as of yet. But savvy folk such as yourself have surely already figured out that one of them begins with ‘X’ and the other with ‘Y’, and that each Legendary’s colour corresponds to the ‘X’ or ‘Y’ subtitle of these new Pokémon games.
In addition, Game Informer has been asking the Pokémon Company’s own J.C. Smith about the games. Most specifically, it’s wondered why there’s no Wii U version or console mainstream title in the pipeline that we’re aware of.
In response, Mr. Smith reiterates the franchise’s portable strengths and connectivity features.
I can’t speak to the specifics, but traditionally Game Freak has always loved the game to be on a portable device because of the communication, trading, and the experience of taking this adventure with you. That’s why they’ve always prioritized a portable version of the game first. They’ve always liked what you can do in the real world with that.
Pokémon X/Y release globally this October. Which version are you going to choose, and what’s your take on the new Legendary beasts?