English names of four Pokémon and NPCs revealed

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The English names of the four Pokémon and the new NPCs shown in CoroCoro have been revealed.

In English, Shishiko is called Litleo. Litleo has a red mane that burns hotter when battling strong opponents. It can learn the new Normal-type move Noble Roar (known as War Cry in Japanese), which lowers the target's Attack.

In English, Furabebe is known as Flabébé. When a Flabébé is born, it chooses a flower which it lives on and takes care of for the rest of its life. Wild Flabébé will hold different colors of flower. Flabébé can draw power from its flower to use in battle.

While it was known that Spewpa was the English name of either Kofūrai or Kofukimushi due to the Spanish and Italian versions of Pokémon.com, it has been revealed that Kofūrai is known as Spewpa in English, while Kofukimushi is known as Scatterbug. Scatterbug can learn String Shot, while Spewpa can learn Protect. Spewpa can protect itself from weak attacks with its thick fur.

The player's hometown, Asame Town, is known as Vaniville Town in English. From here, the player and their four friends set off on their journey, starting with Santalune Forest.

Sana is known as Shauna in English. She is friendly, outgoing and energetic, and is looking to find her own dream. She is very interested in everything the player finds on his or her journey. She forces the player to pick a nickname early in the game.

Tieruno is known as Tierno in English. He is strong and kind, but easily distracted during battle because he tries to incorporate dance moves. He is a dancer who is light on his feet, and wants to create a dance team with his Pokémon.

Toroba is known as Trevor in English. He is a good and curious student, but he is very competitive and wants to be the first of the group to complete the Pokédex.

Serena or Calem (the opposite gendered player character) lives next door to the player in Vaniville Town. He or she sets off on a journey to become a powerful Pokémon Trainer.

Hakudan City is known as Santalune City in English, and is known for its large fountain and park benches. It contains the first Gym, led by Viola (whose name is the same as in Japanese). The Santalune City Gym's interior is made from spiderweb-like threads over a dark pit; they serve as the Gym's puzzle. Viola is a professional photographer, and will give the player advice when they battle.

Pansy is known as Alexa in English, and is Viola's older sister. She works as a journalist for a publishing house in Lumiose City.






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New Friends, Gym Leader, Towns, and Never-Before-Seen Pokémon Revealed

BELLEVUE, WA—June 14, 2013—After a flurry of Pokémon activity this week at E3, the Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles, The Pokémon Company International and Nintendo announced even more details this morning about the Pokémon X and Pokémon Y video games, launching worldwide October 12, 2013, for the Nintendo 3DS system. The games’ newly discovered Kalos region will feature many towns to explore, people to meet, and never-before-seen Pokémon to encounter. Players will also meet new Gym Leaders to challenge and collect Gym Badges from as they travel throughout Kalos. Many specific details are being shared for the first time today.

Welcome to Vaniville Town Once a player has chosen to play as a male or female Trainer, Pokémon X and Pokémon Y begins in Vaniville Town. Step outside the house you just moved to and soon meet four new friends that will embark on a journey around the Kalos region with you. These four friends—Shauna, Tierno, Trevor, and Serena (if you play as a boy) or Calem (if you play as a girl)—are unique individuals:

  • Shauna is an incredibly energetic girl who is coming along on the journey to find a dream of her own. She’s friendly and outgoing, and seems to genuinely enjoy all the curiosities you’ll come across on your journey.
  • Tierno is the dancer of the group and wants more than anything to create a dance team with his Pokémon. Strong, kind, and light on his feet, Tierno gets easily distracted by watching opposing Pokémon during battles because he’s too busy trying to incorporate Pokémon moves into his dances.
  • Trevor bursts with curiosity about the world around him. He’s an excellent student, and very competitive, wanting to be the first of the group to complete his Pokédex.
  • Serena or Calem lives next door to you in Vaniville Town. This character has a passion to become a powerful Pokémon Trainer and sets out on the journey to accomplish that dream.

Meet Santalune City Gym Leader Viola The first Gym Leader players will encounter on their adventure is Viola, the Gym Leader of Santalune City, a pleasant city that is known for its large fountain and park benches. Players will learn about Viola by first meeting her older sister, Alexa, a journalist working for a publishing house in Lumiose City. Alexa insists that her sister will be happy to meet players visiting Santalune City. A professional photographer who specializes in Pokémon photography, Viola presides over the Santalune City Gym, whose interior is constructed from threads like spiderwebs, strung together tightly above the darkness. Players will need to find a safe path through these threads, and will receive useful advice from Viola when they battle her.

More never-before-seen Pokémon that players will encounter in the Kalos region have been announced this morning. You can check them out in battle at the official Pokémon YouTube page.

  • Litleo is a young, hot-blooded Pokémon that is always ready for a battle. A Fire- and Normal-type Pokémon, Litleo’s red mane blazes with heat during battle, which burns hotter when it battles very strong opponents. Litleo knows a new Normal-type move in Pokémon X and Pokémon Y, Noble Roar. Useful against strong opponents, Noble Roar intimidates targets and lowers their Attack stat.
  • Debuting as a Fairy-type Pokémon along with Sylveon, Flabébé lives atop a flower that it chooses soon after it’s born and will care for its entire life. Players may see different Flabébé holding flowers of different colors when encountering them in the wild. Flabébé is able to draw forth hidden powers that lie within its flower and use those powers in moves while battling. Flabébé knows Fairy Wind, a Fairy-type move debuting inPokémon X and Pokémon Y that summons a wind that blasts an opponent as it attacks. Like all Fairy-type moves, it’s super effective against Dragon-type Pokémon.
  • As Pokémon evolve, they take on new appearances and learn new moves. Pokémon X and Pokémon Y will introduce the Bug-type Pokémon Scatterbug. Scatterbug knows String Shot, a Bug-type move that can lower the Speed stat of opposing Pokémon. Scatterbug evolves into Spewpa, another new Bug-type Pokémon that can withstand half-hearted attacks due to its stiff, fur-covered body. Use the Normal-type move Protect at a beginning of a turn to protect Spewpa from moves used against it on that turn. The final evolved form of Scatterbug, which was revealed earlier this week, is the new Bug- and Flying-type Pokémon Vivillon. It’s said there’s a secret behind the colorful decorative pattern on Vivillon’s wings, which it uses to scatter its scales or create a strong wind to attack. Vivillon can learn Struggle Bug, a Bug-type move that lowers the Special Attack of any opposing Pokémon it hits, so the move not only causes damage but also reduces the damage inflicted on Vivillon from certain moves during battle.
  -- The Pokémon Company International