Several new Pokémon have been announced for inclusion in Pokémon X and Pokémon Y, and information on evolutions have also been detailed by The Pokémon Company.

First up is Fighting and Dark type Pangoro, which has been confirmed to evolve from Pancham. Pangoro has a violent temperament, but it also believes in fairness and does not forgive those who pick on the weak. Pangoro carries a leaf in its mouth which can predict its opponent's moves. By waving its strong, heavy arms, Pangoro uses the Fighting-type move Hammer Arm to inflict great damage on opponents.

Then comes Inkay, a Dark and Psychic type Pokémon with the ability to drain other Pokémon's will to fight by flashing the transmitters above its eyes. It's said that the flashing emitted from Inkay's transmitters can also be used to communicate with its friends. Inkay can learn a new Dark-type move, Topsy-Turvy, a tricky move that will reverse all of the stat changes that are affecting a target.

Next is news that Dark and Psychic type Pokémon Malamar is the evolved form of Inkay, and is believed to have the strongest hypnotic force of any known Pokémon. Malamar can learn the Psychic-type move Hypnosis, which leaves opponents asleep and unable to take any actions during battle.

Fairy type Pokémon Swirlix can only be captured in Pokémon X, and has the new Ability Sweet Veil that keeps Pokémon on the same team from being left asleep in battle. Use Swirlix when facing Double and Triple Battles featuring Pokémon that know moves like Hypnosis. Swirlix can learn the new Fairy-type move Draining Kiss, which does damage to a target while also restoring some HP to the user.

A Pokémon Y exclusive is Fairy type Pokémon Spritzee which can emit a unique fragrance that causes anyone who smells it to fall under its spell. Spritzee can learn the Grass-type move Aromatherapy, which causes a Pokémon to exude a relaxing fragrance that heals its allies' status conditions, such as sleep and poison.

The Pokémon Company International also announced that Water-type Pokémon Clauncher can only be captured in Pokémon X, and the Poison and Water-type Pokémon Skrelp can only be captured in Pokémon Y.

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


Source: Press release