The first ever Pokemon X and Y announcement was full of surprises. Nintendo shocked us all by announcing the first games of Generation VI and then they announced a global release date and even showcased the Starters, the first Pokemon to be revealed in the Pokemon X and Y Pokedex.
Since then, The Pokemon Company has been revealing more new and old Pokemon. We'll keep this article updated with new information about new Pokemon in the build up to the release of Pokemon X and Y.
Chespin is the Grass Starter Pokemon. We don't know anything about his moves as yet but we saw him destroy a Magikarp (not exactly hard). Bulbapedia initially reported that his name is a combination of chestnut and pin but it has also been suggested that its name may also be inspired by a species of chestnut called Chinkapin, spina (Latin for thorn) and Urchin (the Middle English term for hedgehog).
The Pokemon X and Y trailer shows Chespin firing off a Dark move as well as a Water type attack.
Weight: 19.08 lbs
Quilladin (Chespin Evolution)
When Chespin evolves into Quilladin, the hard spikes on its body grow even sturdier. The Shell repels attacks and it can strike back with its pointed spines. It has the Overgrow ability while its Ground type Mud Shot move does damage and lowers the target's speed. It is also super effective against Fire types.
Despite all that, Quilladin is still considered to be gentle Pokemon that avoids battle. Good luck avoiding battle if you choose Chespin as your Starter.
Height: 2' 04"
Weight: 63.9 lbs.
Fennekin is the Fire Starter. It looks like a fox and, indeed, there is a type of fox found in the Sahara Desert called a Fennec which has large ears just like Fennekin. Fennekin may have been inspired by this. The trailer shows him launching what looks like a flamethrower attack but he also appears to use a Psychic move.
Weight: 20.7 lbs
Braixen (Fennekin Evolution)
Fennekin loved to snack on twigs but once evolved into Braixen, it stops its old habit but keeps a reminder of it with its tree branch that's lodged in its tail and is brought out occasionally in battle in battle. This Fire Pokemon has the ability Blaze and it can learn a Psychic move called Psyshock which deals damage based on its target's defence, making it useful against Pokemon with high special defence.
Height: 3' 03"
Weight: 32.0 lbs.
Froakie is the Water Starter. This big-eyed frog can be seen launching two different attacks in the trailer - a Water attack plus a Fighting move - and its name is clearly a mix of frog and croak, the noise a frog makes.
Weight: 15.4 lbs
Frogadier (Froakie evolution)
When Froakie evolves its jumping skill improves and Frogadier uses this to its advantage in battle, leaping about the ceiling or into trees. It attacks by chucking small stones wrapped in bubbles at its opponents. It can also learn Bounce, a Flying attack that's super-effective against Grass Pokemon.
Height: 2' 00"
Weight: 24.0 lbs