Professor Augustine Sycamore is the person who will entrust you and your friends with Pokémon and send you out on an adventure throughout the Kalos region, the Pokémon Company International has announced.

Players will also encounter a mysterious organisation called Team Flare, a strange and fashionable group which shows up in cities around the Kalos region.

Details of two new Gym Leaders have also been released. Grant is a Gym Leader who excels at bike racing, mountain climbing, and many other sports. Clemont, accompanied by his sister, Bonnie, is a young Gym Leader who loves science.

A new game feature called O-Powers has also been detailed, giving players the ability to easily power up Pokémon in their party. O-Powers are special powers that come in various forms and can be shared between players via the new Player Search System, or PSS. Some O-Powers will temporarily increase a Pokémon's stats, while others make it easier to catch wild Pokémon or increase the Experience Points gained in battle.

Also detailed is Wonder Trade, which makes it easy to instantly trade a Pokémon for one offered by someone else in the world. The only catch is that players must agree to the trade without knowing which Pokémon they'll get in return.

Pokémon X and Pokémon Y will be released October 12 for Nintendo 3DS.


Source: Press release