Update: The legendary Pokemon named have officially been unveiled! They are the Flying Legendary Yveltal (pronounced ee-VELL-tawl) and the deer-like “Xerneas” (pronounced Xerneas).
The games will feature the first ever fully, 100% polygonal 3D graphics, finally bringing the Pokemon series into the modern gaming world with a game that has cut the trappings of tradition that the series has stubbornly held onto ever since the first Pokemon hit way back in 1996 on the original Game Boy! The new name is also the first time that the color theme has finally been broken, signaling the true next-generation of Pokemon (From Pokemon Red, Blue and Yellow to Gold, Silver and Crystal to Ruby, Sapphire and Emerald to Diamond, Pearl and Platinum to FireRed and LeafGreen to SoulSilver and HeartGold to Pokemon Black and White to Pokemon Black 2 and White 2)
Three all-new Pokemon were revealed as the main Pokemon from this title that players will be able to select at the beginning of the game, per tradition. They are: Chespin (Grass), Fennekin (Fire) and Froakie (Water) in what look similar to a raccoon, a fox and a frog.
Sadly, those who were looking forward to having a real unique mix like a Steel or Dark Pokemon at the start of the new games will be sorely disappointed.
The biggest new improvements for Pokemon Y and Pokemon X come in the department of Pokemon Battles, where the visuals have been given a huge and complete overhaul, with all-new animations and much more dynamic battles that are a 100 fold improvement on previous Pokemon games.
But don’t take my word for it, watch the first official trailer for Pokemon Y and Pokemon X!