Gotta Catch ‘Em All. Fans of the long running and extremely PokÃ©mon franchise know the phrase all too well. However, in the latest iteration of PokÃ©mon, PokÃ©mon X and Y, it appears that catching them all will require a vigilant gamer…or a skilled hacker.
That’s because there are three PokÃ©mon hidden with PokÃ©mon X and Y‘s code that have not been acknowledged by either Nintendo, Game Freak, or The PokÃ©mon Company. They were only discovered once a skilled hacker dug a little deep into the 3DS (and 2DS) exclusive’s code.
The hacker in question, Smealum, has provided quick looks at the new PokÃ©mon — Diancie, Volcanion, and Hoopa — which appear in that order below. Moreover, Smealum has revealed the mega evolution for the dragon-type PokÃ©mon Latios and Latias, which can be seen in the second image. As far as details, we don’t know much about these three event, or legendary, PokÃ©mon, aside from the fact that, as Smealum explained, Diancie is a Jewel-type.
So, what are these three PokÃ©mon and why hasn’t Game Freak shown them to us before? Well, the most likely reason is that Volcanion, Diancie, and Hoopa are “event PokÃ©mon,” meaning they will only be available for download during a short window or after the player has fulfilled specific requirements. Releasing event PokÃ©mon has become a fairly common practice for the PokÃ©mon franchise, and typically players find themselves with some powerful PokÃ©mon.
Smealum has been able to bypass the event and has all three PokÃ©mon unlocked already, but he or she will not provide their hack online. Players that want any of the three PokÃ©mon will have to wait until Nintendo officially unleashes them on the public.
PokÃ©mon, for a lot of gamers, is an experience-driven game, on many levels. The franchise always posts big numbers in the NPDs, and typically helps Nintendo push more than their fair share of console units. It’s for that very reason — the overwhelming PokÃ©mon fan base — that the save file bug in Lumiose City was such a big issue.
Of course, we’ll keep you posted when Nintendo announces a release event for these three PokÃ©mon, or the stipulations by which players can unlock them. For now, just keep working on catching almost all of them.
What do you think of the three presumed event PokÃ©mon? Which one are you the most intrigued by?