Hey, guys. Remember those legendary Pokémon we saw yesterday that we didn’t have names for? Well, earlier today we got names for them! Nintendo is great.
This guy is named Xerneas (remember, the Pokémon X logo resembles him!). Apparently, that is pronounced “ZURR-nee-us.” Thanks to the official Pokémon Facebook site for that.
This dude is named Yveltal, which is even harder to pronounce than “Xerneas.” You say this one like “ee-VELL-tall.” It feels like they tried a bit too hard to get its name to start with a “Y.” I would have thrown another vowel in there, but I suppose we’ll get used to it.
There’s no news yet on whether Xerneas and Yveltal are going to both be available in X and Y or if each legendary will be exclusive to a version of the game. For now, based on the logos, I would shoot for Pokémon X if you’re in love with Xerneas and Pokémon Y if you can’t get enough of Yveltal.
Cool. Now we have five new Pokémon names for Generation Six. Hopefully we’ll get a handle soon on exactly how many new monsters are in this generation. To tide you over until then, here’s Nintendo president Satoru Iwata talking about the history of Pokémon.
Iwata mentions at the end that each time Pokémon moves to a new handheld, the series takes advantage of the new hardware’s technology. The DS allowed players to trade with anyone in the world, which was a pretty big deal at the time. This time, we’re at least going to see a major graphical overhaul, but I’m sure something else will pop up as well. This is also the first time that new Pokémon will be launched across the world in the same month. I’m now slightly less jealous of Japan.
Wow I love Pokémon news. Hopefully we’ll hear more good stuff about Pokémon X and Y soon.