‘Pokemon X’ & ‘Y’: Starter Pokemon Evolutions Revealed

By | 3 years ago 

It won’t be long now until gamers have the opportunity to boot up their respective copy of Pokemon X or Pokemon Y and enter the world of Pokemon in a way they’ve never seen it before. The games’ developer, Game Freak, has been hard at work adding things like 3D battles, Mega forms, and tons of new Pokemon to the impending installments, and a few more details have now arrived pertaining to some additional monsters that’ll be making their debut in X and Y.

One of the most sought after pieces of information that fans have been clamouring for are the evolutions of the new starter Pokemon, and The Pokemon Company has finally obliged the wishes of its immense fan base with the secondary stages for all three of the new creatures.

To kick things off, Chespin (the Grass-type starter) will officially evolve into Quilladin, and it’s capable of learning a Ground-type move called Mud Shot. Those familiar with the attack know that this tactic is actually super effective against Fire-types, making Quilladin a viable threat to those who believe they have a type advantage.

Froakie (the frog-esque Water-type) will evolve into Frogadier, a monster said to be able to leap onto a tower roughly 2,000 feet tall if and when it needs to. Similarly to the previously mentioned Quilladin and its Mud Shot attack, Frogadier can uproot plant-based competition with the help of a Flying-type attack known as Bounce. This will shoot the monster into the air, effectively setting them up to be brought back down to earth a turn later on their foe’s head.

Last but not least, Braixen is the evolved form of the fire fox starter, Fennekin. This Pokemon is capable of learning Psyshock, a Physic-type move that damages opponents based on their Special Defense stat. Whether or not that attack manages to do significant damage will vary from foe to foe, but it’s yet another unique option that trainers will have in Pokemon X and Y.

While the secondary stages give gamers a better look at what to expect from each respective starting monster, the lack of their third evolutionary stage just means that The Pokemon Company and Nintendo still have a few more surprises in store for trainers. For now, however, this look at Quilladin, Frogadier, and Braixen should tide over hopeful players — for the time being, anyway.

There’s still more Pokemon-related news on the horizon — that much was evident by the trailer featured above — so stay tuned to Game Rant for more information shortly.

Pokemon X and Pokemon Y will be hitting the Nintendo 3DS this October 12th.

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