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The next generation of Pokémon is finally here! All-new 3D graphics, new monsters, new evolutions, new online social features, and a brand-new adventure is all packed nicely and tightly in the latest entry in the mega-hit franchise. And what do you know, the critics seem to love it, too!
Thanks! Yeah, I wasn't sure how I wanted to do this - I mean, they are the same game. Almost. But having two threads for two slightly different versions of the same game just...seemed weird, ha ha. But this works. Much obliged!
Zero, can you change the title to say Pokemon X & Y then? You are the king of NW after all.
I ordered this from Amazon so I am unsure when exactly it'll arrive. The estimated date is the 17th... but the game releases the 12th,... and Amazon often ships early to meet deadlines for games... well sometimes... but then again I preordered late too...
What's the big difference this time? With Experience Share on, now every Pokemon on you but not in battle will receive half the amount of experience of those that battled. Those Pokemon that actually do the fighting will get full experience. In other words, at the very least, every single Pokemon on your person will get half experience regardless of if they battled or not. Oh my God, I cannot tell you how bad I needed something like this. It eliminates my own stupid nature and allows me to avoid some truly terrible situations later on. Yes, you might have to do a bit more leveling at some point, but by and large, you should be ready to go. You get Experience Share early on in the game, so you'll be set for most of your adventure with this feature. Better yet, if Experience Share isn't your thing, just don't use it!
I'm loving this quote from the GoNintendo review. The franchise needed this to assist casual players with a more streamlined experience. This feature missing from Black 2 is exactly why I am still only at the fourth gym. I was hoping to complete Black 2 before X, but I think I'll end up beating X then going back for Black 2.
Are you guys going to download this, or are you going to opt for the physical retail cart? I ended up deciding to go with the physical copy - I'm anticipating that trading between my copy of X and a future purchase of Y to be somewhat easier that way.
Nintendo is at E3 showing off some of the new features of Pokemon X and Y, including the new Player Search System.
Published on Jun 12, 2013 Without a doubt Pokemon X and Y is Nintendo's most anticipated game of the year, and while many will be getting excited (or disappointed) at the inclusion of Fairy-type Pokemon others will be interested to hear how Pokemon X and Y will deal with friends.
So called the PSS - the Player Search System - Pokemon X and Y will include an icon on the bottom of the 3DS screen that will appear for all communication needs.
Other players from Pokemon X and Y will appear as friends, acquaintances and passers-by.
The feature works on both local wireless and internet mode, with the idea being that your copy of Pokemon X and Y is always connected.
Players will appear as avatars on the screen, and can be used to communicate with one another. Even if you leave your 3DS on overnight you'll be able to communicate while you're asleep.
If you play or trade with a passer-by then they'll become acquaintances, and if you do so once again these players will become friends.
You can have up to 100 friends on your PSS. The feature isn't region specific, either, so you could in theory have anyone in the world standing right next to you in the game.
Anyone you have added on your 3DS friends list, however, will automatically be added to the PSS. This system is built to make battling and trading with people around the world much easier.
As mentioned by TriforceBun there is the PSS and I will link to the Serebii page now. http://www.serebii.net/xy/pss.shtml There is one other thing that I have noticed that just got updated on that website and I think it is pretty neat and it ties in with having friends on your 3DS/2DS. It is something called the Friend Safari. http://www.serebii.net/xy/friendsafari.shtml