202 Comments
Posted by fargofallout

Yay?

Posted by trickology101

I choose you!

Posted by buhssuht

big news

Posted by Sonofthanos

Yup this is a thing.

Posted by sissylion

This just looks like they threw Pokemon in a Dragon Quest game. I'm not entirely opposed to that idea.

Posted by Maajin

Pokey-man.

Posted by Phatmac

No more spirites! Finally! :D

Posted by Kerned

Man, look at Nintendo! Bringing Pokémon all the way into the late 1990s.

Posted by Aetheldod

Fugly designs >:(

Posted by Draxyle

I loved Pokemon Red, and I have no idea why I never played a single game in the franchise after that. It's probably about time I took a dip back in.

Posted by PimblyCharles

Who names these games? It's like the Final Fantasy naming mess

Posted by CaLe

Gotta get the next generation of kids in on this Pokemanz biznez.

Posted by zoozilla

Pokemon X and Pokemon Y?

Wow, they're not even trying anymore.

Posted by zFUBARz

Man I wouldn't fuck with a deer with swords for feet. That thing would ruin the upholstery.

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Posted by Tomkang

Finally they stopped with the overhead 2D look!

Posted by gla55jAw

Froakie is a pretty good name.

Posted by MrMazz

Ok now I kinda want a 3DS

Posted by Shaunage

This is good news for me. I bought a 3DS just a few days ago and was just realising it could do with a few more games...

Posted by beard_of_zeus

@zoozilla said:

Pokemon X and Pokemon Y?

Wow, they're not even trying anymore.

Well one is for boys, and the other is for girls, obviously. That, or maybe they aren't trying... :P

I'm glad they finally got around to making a 3DS Pokemon game. Now I can actually use the wireless functionality! Stupid DS only supporting WEP.

Posted by mrcraggle

Disappointing that it isn't graphically better.

Posted by Dagbiker

The story in this game is that team X wants to enslave all the Female Pokemon. And Team Y wants to Enslave all the Male pokemon. Its just another in a long list of games that Patrick will have to wright an article on.

Posted by DougCL

might be enough to sell me a 3ds

Posted by RPGee

If nothing else, this makes me want to replay the Gen 1 and 2 games. That's perhaps unhealthy, since I've so much to play already.

This just doesn't appeal to me. I know it's not supposed to appeal directly to me, it's that whole "first Mario Kart" syndrome, but the idea of a polygonal Pokemon game should be rad as fuck.

And I guess X is for girls and Y is for boys?

Posted by Thoseposers

looks dope as fuck!

Posted by sissylion

@zoozilla said:

Pokemon X and Pokemon Y?

Wow, they're not even trying anymore.

X and Y as in coordinates. The Yellow/Crystal/etc. version of these games is going to be Z, i.e., Pokemon 3D.

Posted by mrfluke

@Dagbiker said:

The story in this game is that team X wants to enslave all the Female Pokemon. And Team Y wants to Enslave all the Male pokemon. Its just another in a long list of games that Patrick will have to wright an article on.

Posted by NewDust

This naming convention is just plain stupid. I guess it is trying to emphesize the 3D aspect of the game, as being the x- and y-axis, though this means you only have 2 D's... Unless... Maybe they will reveal a third game??? Pokemon Z...

Posted by MormonWarrior

They already lost me at Diamond/Pearl. This sure as heck ain't bringin me back.

Those new Pokemans look reaaaaaaaaal bad. I stand by the opinion that they should reboot entirely, pick the best Pokémon from among all the sets they've had (say, cap it around 300 or something) and just focus on getting radical with the design changes.

And that doesn't mean just make it polygonal and make navigation slightly different and calling it a day either. Make it a Wii U game. Involve all kinds of crazy Demon's/Dark Souls-esque online features along with robust tournaments and balance updates. Make it bigger than this half-joke cash cow that comes out every couple of years to the delight of six-year-olds everywhere.

For the record, I was ten when the first Pokemans came out and I thought they were rad as heck. You know, I still do. I love playing those old ones. It tickles the nostalgia bone, but there's also a tone and feel to the Game Boy/Game Boy Color games they seem to have lost entirely by the time Ruby/Sapphire came out.

Posted by Hunter5024

It seems a little early for another generation already, but hey, I'm not complaining. I'm gonna choose that frog looking thing.

Posted by Ravelle

Super excited! It's still no real time battles with a complete view of the battlefield but I'm glad to see some improvement. Can't wait.

Posted by Ravelle

It also seems like the pronunciation of the word Pokémon is still a mystery. Pokiemon, Pokayman,Pokehmon.

Posted by shinboy630

This naming (if the 3rd game is Pokemon Z) is actually really really clever seeing as X, Y, and Z are the 3 axes used when measuring something in 3 dimensions.

Edited by Crushed

@MormonWarrior said:

They already lost me at Diamond/Pearl. This sure as heck ain't bringin me back.

Those new Pokemans look reaaaaaaaaal bad. I stand by the opinion that they should reboot entirely, pick the best Pokémon from among all the sets they've had (say, cap it around 300 or something) and just focus on getting radical with the design changes.

And that doesn't mean just make it polygonal and make navigation slightly different and calling it a day either. Make it a Wii U game. Involve all kinds of crazy Demon's/Dark Souls-esque online features along with robust tournaments and balance updates. Make it bigger than this half-joke cash cow that comes out every couple of years to the delight of six-year-olds everywhere.

For the record, I was ten when the first Pokemans came out and I thought they were rad as heck. You know, I still do. I love playing those old ones. It tickles the nostalgia bone, but there's also a tone and feel to the Game Boy/Game Boy Color games they seem to have lost entirely by the time Ruby/Sapphire came out.

You're not 10 years old anymore, that's the problem. Making a console game pandering to grown-up nerd nostalgia and the "ugghhh, any Pokemon introduced after Gold/Silver is bad just because!!!" mindset would be the surefire way to ruin the series.

Posted by WinterSnowblind

@sissylion said:

@zoozilla said:

Pokemon X and Pokemon Y?

Wow, they're not even trying anymore.

X and Y as in coordinates. The Yellow/Crystal/etc. version of these games is going to be Z, i.e., Pokemon 3D.

The Japanese logo's imply the names refer to DNA, not co-ordinates.

Also, Black and White had sequels instead of third versions, so it's unlikely they'd go back to just having a third, slightly modified game this time.

Posted by zudthespud

This should've been the game they released on the Gamecube.

Posted by A_Cute_Squirtle

Damn Right, Alex.

Posted by ThaMilkMan

I am excited by this, interesting designs and FINALLY full 3D and actual battle animations. 2013 the year of video games?

Posted by alibson

@Ravelle said:

It also seems like the pronunciation of the word Pokémon is still a mystery. Pokiemon, Pokayman,Pokehmon.

No, it's not. It's pronounced "Pokemon".

Posted by daedelus

I was hoping for a Pokémon U. Think about a Pokémon snap minigame using the game pad, would be cool.

Posted by Levio

I'm tired of battling pokemon. Let's have a DK64 style pokemon adventure game instead.

Posted by Elwoodan

The third game will be Pokemon Z, it's a play on the 3D thing.

Posted by maxB

this looks pretty great @Thoseposers said:

looks dope as fuck!

Posted by TehChich

I saw Chespin and instantly recoiled. I first thought it was because it was a terrible design, but it's not completely awful. The real reason I was so taken aback by Chespin was because it's the first Grass starter that's not a reptile. I wonder what animal it's based on, because they usually have really good reasons/interesting animal inspirations for their designs.

Edited by alibson

Patrick must be going apeshit over those names.

Posted by Graham_Nix

Man, the new designs look great.

Edited by bassman2112

The legendary looks like it's right out of Princess Mononoke!

Also, Pokémon is very easy to pronounce if you understand the accent "é." In French, the "e accent aigu" (é) sounds like "ay," hence the "poh-kay-mohn" that you always hear in official videos and such =)

Posted by Scrumdidlyumptious

The new Pokemon all look so weirdly circular. Something about the designs are kind of disturbing compared to the earlier Pokemon.

Posted by Rothbart

The trailer said something about my bonds becoming stronger as I battle with my Pokemon... so, social links? Please?

Posted by Video_Game_King

Squirtle? Fucking nobody ever chose Squirtle. You either went with Bulbasaur (because Brock can go fuck himself) or Charmander (because Brock can go fuck himself later when you have a giant goddamn dragon at your command).