Pokémon X and Y receive new software patch

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  • Friday, October 31, 2014

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Over a year after their initial release, Pokémon X and Y have received their third software patch, downloadable on the eShop on October 28, 2014. Just like v. 1.2, this software patch is required to perform online activities in the games.

The first fix in this new update is one regarding the Poké Ball animations of Pokémon sent out in battle. Previously, when a Pokémon was sent out in battle in a Great Ball, Ultra Ball, Dusk Ball, Timer Ball, Repeat Ball, Net Ball, Nest Ball, Heal Ball, Luxury Ball, or Premier Ball, an animation would play while the Pokémon was released from it, but not on the first Pokémon sent out in battle. This has been fixed, and now the animation will play for the first Pokémon sent out in battle.

The cheat detection system in the game's online activities has also been enhanced, making more Pokémon hacked using external devices unusable in the PSS than before. It is currently unknown exactly what hacked Pokémon are unusable, but it is evident that the cheat detection is much more accurate than it previously was.

The update also fixes a bug where the sprite for Vivillon would not show up properly in the Friend Safari menu.

It has already been stated by Junichi Masuda and Shigeru Ohmori that X and Y will not have a software patch allowing Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire's new Mega Evolutions, Primal Formes, and moves to be compatible with X and Y, so this patch does not contain that data.