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Generation VI
Alpha SapphireTitle
Title Screen of Pokémon Alpha Sapphire
Debut October 12, 2013
Pokémon 721
Main games X and Y
Region introduced Kalos
Remakes Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
Contains remakes of Generation III

Generation VI is the sixth installment of the Pokémon video game series, starting with Pokémon X and Y in 2013 and continuing with Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire in 2014. This generation saw the debut of 72 new Pokémon species (for a total of 721), as well as the introduction of the Kalos region and the return of the Hoenn region. The games of the sixth generation are in full 3D and are presented on the Nintendo 3DS, a first for the core series.

X and Y occur two years after Black and White, thus being contemporaneous with Black 2 and White 2. Looker, who has made appearances in Generation IV and Generation V games, is found in Kalos.

Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire take place at least some years before Black and White, as the Royal Unova is stated to be currently under construction and scheduled to be complete in an unspecified number of years. These games, therefore, also take place some time prior to the events of X and Y; further, if they are contemporaneous with the events of Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire it follows that they are also contemporaneous with Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen.

However, the overall continuity between the sixth generation games and those that precede them is not especially clear. In-game dialogue in Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire suggests that the sixth generation games might take place in an alternate universe parallel to the universe in which the earlier games are contained. During the Delta Episode at Mossdeep Space Center, Zinnia hints that there might be another version of Hoenn that has not discovered Mega Evolution:

"My people know it. From generation to generation, we pass along the lore about the distortions in the world borne by the Mega Evolution mechanism. And about the existence of another world, which we have long observed to be just like this one and yet not the same... That's right. A Hoenn region that's almost exactly like this one we live in. Filled with Pokémon and people like us. A world where maybe the evolution of Pokémon took a slightly different path, where Mega Evolution is unknown... A world where that war 3,000 years ago...never happened. A world where the ultimate weapon was never even built. And in that Hoenn of that world... What would happen if one day, out of the blue, a meteoroid appeared? What would happen to the people of that world, without the technology to destroy the meteoroid or the power to warp it away? ... Looks like it's beyond the power of your imagination."

Zinnia's comments apparently describe the world of Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire. The possibility of alternate universes gives some ambiguity to any perceived inter-generational continuity between the first five generations and the sixth; it is worth noting that the existence of alternate dimensions in the Pokémon universe has been explored in previous games, notably the Distortion World of Pokémon Platinum.

Advances in gameplay

The advancements introduced in Generation VI include:

  • The addition of 72 new Pokémon, bringing the total to 721. Only one evolution from a Pokémon featured in a previous generation is found: Sylveon, a new Eevee evolution.
  • The introduction of the Fairy-type (the first such introduction since Generation II) to balance out the Dragon, Poison, and Steel-types.
  • The addition of 62 new moves, bringing the total to 621.
  • The addition of 27 new Abilities, bringing the total to 191.
  • The games now feature a completely three dimensional environment, as well as a new 3D battle system with 3D models for Pokémon as opposed to 2D sprites.
  • A new battle mechanic, Mega Evolution, which can only happen during a battle and will wear off once the battle ends. This is only available for certain Pokémon.
  • Another region to explore, the Kalos region, far away from the previous five and based on France.
  • A new villainous team, Team Flare, whose goal is to make money and create a beautiful world for themselves and eliminate all who don't meet their standards.
  • The ability for the player to walk in an eight directional grid as opposed to the four directional grid that has been common in all the preceding games.
  • Three new battle modes:
  • The introduction of ambush encounters, occurrences where wild Pokémon chase the player or jumping at them from a hiding place to initiate a Pokémon battle, somewhat similar to the phenomena mechanic.
  • The addition of Super Training, a way to increase a Pokémon's EVs.
  • The addition of customization for the player, with the ability to choose a variety of outfits to wear at any time.
  • The new Pokémon Bank, an online Nintendo 3DS application that will allow the storage of up to 3000 Pokémon through the payment of an annual fee.
  • TMs have been expanded from 95 to 100.

Alterations from Generation V

Region

Starter Pokémon

X and Y

Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire

Pokémon Introduced

Below are the Pokémon introduced in this generation:

650Chespin
Chespin
651Quilladin
Quilladin
652Chesnaught
Chesnaught
653Fennekin
Fennekin
654Braixen
Braixen
655Delphox
Delphox
656Froakie
Froakie
657Frogadier
Frogadier
658Greninja
Greninja
659Bunnelby
Bunnelby
660Diggersby
Diggersby
661Fletchling
Fletchling
662Fletchinder
Fletchinder
663Talonflame
Talonflame
664Scatterbug
Scatterbug
665Spewpa
Spewpa
666Vivillon
Vivillon
667Litleo
Litleo
668Pyroar
Pyroar
669Flabébé-Orange
Flabébé
670Floette-Orange
Floette
671Florges-Orange
Florges
672Skiddo
Skiddo
673Gogoat
Gogoat
674Pancham
Pancham
675Pangoro
Pangoro
676Furfrou
Furfrou
677Espurr
Espurr
678Meowstic
Meowstic
679Honedge
Honedge
680Doublade
Doublade
681Aegislash
Aegislash
682Spritzee
Spritzee
683Aromatisse
Aromatisse
684Swirlix
Swirlix
685Slurpuff
Slurpuff
686Inkay
Inkay
687Malamar
Malamar
688Binacle
Binacle
689Barbaracle
Barbaracle
690Skrelp
Skrelp
691Dragalge
Dragalge
692Clauncher
Clauncher
693Clawitzer
Clawitzer
694Helioptile
Helioptile
695Heliolisk
Heliolisk
696Tyrunt
Tyrunt
697Tyrantrum
Tyrantrum
698Amaura
Amaura
699Aurorus
Aurorus
700Sylveon
Sylveon
701Hawlucha
Hawlucha
702Dedenne
Dedenne
703Carbink
Carbink
704Goomy
Goomy
705Sliggoo
Sliggoo
706Goodra
Goodra
707Klefki
Klefki
708Phantump
Phantump
709Trevenant
Trevenant
710Pumpkaboo
Pumpkaboo
711Gourgeist
Gourgeist
712Bergmite
Bergmite
713Avalugg
Avalugg
714Noibat
Noibat
715Noivern
Noivern
716Xerneas
Xerneas
717Yveltal
Yveltal
718Zygarde
Zygarde
719Diancie
Diancie
720Hoopa-Confined
Hoopa
721Volcanion
Volcanion

Alternate Forms

666Vivillon-Archipelago
Vivillon
(Archipelago)
666Vivillon-Continental
Vivillon
(Continental)
666Vivillon-Elegant
Vivillon
(Elegant)
666Vivillon-Garden
Vivillon
(Garden)
666Vivillon-High Plains
Vivillon
(High Plains)
666Vivillon-Icy Snow
Vivillon
(Icy Snow)
666Vivillon-Jungle
Vivillon
(Jungle)
666Vivillon-Marine
Vivillon
(Marine)
666Vivillon-Meadow
Vivillon
(Meadow)
666Vivillon-Modern
Vivillon
(Modern)
666Vivillon-Monsoon
Vivillon
(Monsoon)
666Vivillon-Ocean
Vivillon
(Ocean)
666Vivillon-Polar
Vivillon
(Polar)
666Vivillon-River
Vivillon
(River)
666Vivillon-Sandstorm
Vivillon
(Sandstorm)
666Vivillon-Savanna
Vivillon
(Savanna)
666Vivillon-Sun
Vivillon
(Sun)
666Vivillon-Tundra
Vivillon
(Tundra)
666Vivillon-Poké Ball
Vivillon
(Poké Ball)
666Vivillon-Fancy
Vivillon
(Fancy)
669Flabébé-Red
Flabébé
(Red)
669Flabébé-Orange
Flabébé
(Orange)
669Flabébé-Yellow
Flabébé
(Yellow)
669Flabébé-Blue
Flabébé
(Blue)
669Flabébé-White
Flabébé
(White)
670Floette-Red
Floette
(Red)
670Floette-Orange
Floette
(Orange)
670Floette-Yellow
Floette
(Yellow)
670Floette-Blue
Floette
(Blue)
670Floette-White
Floette
(White)
670Floette-Eternal
Floette
(Eternal)
671Florges-Red
Florges
(Red)
671Florges-Orange
Florges
(Orange)
671Florges-Yellow
Florges
(Yellow)
671Florges-Blue
Florges
(Blue)
671Florges-White
Florges
(White)
676Furfrou-Heart
Furfrou
(Heart)
676Furfrou-Star
Furfrou
(Star)
676Furfrou-Diamond
Furfrou
(Diamond)
676Furfrou-Debutante
Furfrou
(Debutante)
676Furfrou-Matron
Furfrou
(Matron)
676Furfrou-Dandy
Furfrou
(Dandy)
676Furfrou-La Reine
Furfrou
(La Reine)
676Furfrou-Kabuki
Furfrou
(Kabuki)
676Furfrou-Pharaoh
Furfrou
(Pharaoh)
681Aegislash-Shield
Aegislash
(Shield)
681Aegislash-Blade
Aegislash
(Blade)
720Hoopa-Unbound
Hoopa
(Unbound)

Mega Evolution

Main article: Mega Evolution

Mega Evolution debuted in this generation.

Primal Reversion

Main article: Primal Reversion

Primal Reversion was introduced in Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire and happens to both Kyogre and Groudon.

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