New Pokémon, Gym Leaders, Team Flare surface in CoroCoro

Pancham's evolution unveiled to be Goronda
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  • Thursday, July 11, 2013
  • Reported on Bulbanews by G50
    Originally reported in CoroCoro Comics magazine

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The August 2013 issue of CoroCoro Comics has leaked. It has revealed several new Pokémon, two Gym Leaders, and a mysterious group named Team Flare.

New information about Xerneas and Yveltal has been unveiled. Xerneas is a pure Fairy-type Pokémon. Xerneas's special move is Geo Control. When using Geo Control, Xerneas releases seven-colored beams of energy from the ground. Its Ability is Fairy Aura, which the raises power of Fairy-type moves. Xerneas is the Life Pokémon.

Yveltal's special move is Death Wing. It is a Dark/Flying-type Pokémon. It has the Ability Dark Aura, which raises the power of Dark attacks. It is the Destruction Pokémon.

Pancham's evolution is Goronda (ゴロンダ). Goronda can have the Abilities Iron Fist and Mold Breaker, and the move Hammer Arm. It is considered the Aggressive-looking Pokémon. It is a Fighting/Dark-type Pokémon. It evolves from Pancham with an unspecified new method. It has the description: "While it has a wild temperament, it won't allow anyone to bully the weak. It appears to have a warm heart."

The new squid Pokémon called Māīka (マーイーカ) is a Dark/Psychic-type Pokémon. It is considered the Spinning Pokémon. Its Abilities are Contrary and Suction Cups. It has the new Dark-type move Reverse, which reverses all of the enemy's status increases and decreases. It has the description: "By switching on and off the lights on the luminous body above its eyes, it deceives its opponent."

Māīka evolves into Karamanero (カラマネロ), the Reversal Pokémon. It is also a Dark/Psychic type and can have the same Abilities as Māīka. It can learn the move Hypnosis. Karamanero evolves from Māīka using an unspecified new method.

The previously revealed Pokémon Honedge is the Dagger Pokémon. It has been revealed to have the Ability No Guard.

Another new Pokémon is Shushupu (シュシュプ), the Perfumed Pokémon. It is a Fairy-type Pokémon and has the Ability Healer. It knows the move Aromatherapy. Shushupu and Skrelp are confirmed to be exclusive to Pokémon Y. It has the description: "It releases special scents from its body to mesmerize its opponent."

Another new Pokémon is Peroppafu (ペロッパフ), the Cotton Candy Pokémon. It is a Fairy-type Pokémon and has the Ability Sweet Veil; Sweet Veil is a new Ability which prevents allies from sleeping. It has the new move Drain Kiss, which restores its own HP. Peroppafu and Clauncher are confirmed to be exclusive to Pokémon X.

The Player Search System connects players. It includes 'Miracle Trades', where the player can trade with another person; Miracle Trades are described as 'heartpounding'. It includes the Global Trade Station, where the player can search for Pokémon, and trade them. It includes 'Happy Sign', where the player can tell everyone how they feel and what they have done in the games; for example, broadcasting that they received their first Badge. With '0 Power' (oh power), the player can activate powers to help them on their adventure. One example is Attack Power Lv. 1, which slightly raises the Attack of Pokémon currently out in a battle. It needs three bluish icons to use it, and one reddish icon to use it on the opponent. It also includes a Holocaster, which will inform the player of official tournaments and news.

The professor in the Pokémon X and Y games is named Professor Platane. He gives the player their starter Pokémon.

A mysterious organization called Team Flare (フレア団) appears in the games. They wear red suits, and their goal is to gather money. A scan shows them in battle.

The two new Gym Leaders that were unveiled are Zakuro (ザクロ) and Citron (シトロン). Zakuro is a mysterious Gym Leader, whose specialty is playing sports. Citron is a Gym Leader passionate about new inventions.

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New Pokémon

New NPCs