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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.


Phwoar, check out the antlers!


Lovely bird, the Norwegian Blue. Beautiful plumage!

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?

By on 9 January 2013
Salubriously silly indie-novelist Tony likes Nintendo, doodling cartoons and various rambunctious shenanigans. His handheld of choice is the Cosmo Black 3DS, he tweets nonsense over on @HeyTonyOfficial, and a Norwich coffee shop has named a sandwich after him.

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  1. Kranky says:

    Also, if you look at the X and the Y on the official Pokemon logos, you can see that the shapes represent the two pokemon : antlers for the X and feathers or claws for the Y. Therefore, we can assume that Xerneas is indeed going to come with the X version and Yveltal with the Y version… 😛

    • Tony White says:

      Now I look back at both Legendaries, the points you make seem forehead-slappingly clear now you pointed them out! 🙂

      • Kranky says:

        There is also the fact that the bird is obviously Y-shaped… 😛 I think we can certainly confirm it now… haha

        • AzyKool says:

          Nope. Both lookalike Y to me :/

        • Kranky says:

          Actually, I’d say that we must look at the colours on the pokemon themselves. The bird is entirely red on all its Y shape. The deer, however, has more colours but, if you look closely, you can see that the blue part is kinda shaped like a X (with the two small things on the side of its head). I know all of these assumptions aren’t really necessary but I thought it would be nice to point them out 😛

  2. origamifreak92 says:

    i’m likely going to get y (and yes, mainly because of yveltal)

    • Tony White says:

      Me too, red’s my favourite colour and when I saw Yveltal in the trailer I was like ‘WHAT IS THIS AND WHERE DO I GET ONE?!’ 😀

      • Green Link says:

        I’ll most likely be getting the X version because I like the look of Xerneas better. Looks like I’ll be being different to the majority and unintentionally getting the lesser-picked version yet again (this has happened to me ever since the Diamond/Pearl games). 😛

  3. SuperMario says:

    X just because it looks awesome and its blue

  4. Golbez says:

    Y because its a Yvern

  5. Logan says:

    I like the sound of Pokemon X more but the Y legendary is better so I’m at a loss here

  6. Gleeok says:

    X all the way!

  7. Cam says:

    Imma gettin X! Gettin the frog!

  8. Klobb says:

    Just got back from a week without internet and it looks like I’m treated to quite a lovely surprise! 😀 I AM SO GETTING Y.

  9. Me. says:

    This may sound very strange, but I really like the slender legs that xerneas has…

  10. lemonlime says:

    I’m choosing X, simply because I prefer Xerneous. Unless the information about the version exclusives are revealed and I prefer the ones in Y. I mean, you never know–I was originally going to pick Black because of Reshiram, but then I found out about the differences, and White was the clear choice.

  11. RC says:

    Dunno. I’m torn between legendries and starters.
    I like the deer, but I like the wyvern. Which one’s better? There is only one way to find out…….

  12. Stephen Cal says:

    I’m impressed, I should say.

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