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"Pokémon X and Y" has its first new gym leader as four new Pokémon have been confirmed for U.S. fans.
It has been revealed players will begin their journey in the town of Vaniville, where four new friends will be waiting: Shauna, Tierno, Trevor — and pending if you're a boy or girl playable character — Serena or Calem.
The first gym leader is Viola, a professional photographer, from Santalune City. Players will slowly get to know Viola through her sister Alexa, a journalist for Lumiose City.
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The type of Pokémon Viola uses is unknown, however, she does have spider webs in her gym, perhaps alluding to a Bug-type gym.
Meanwhile, four new Pokémon have been confirmed.
Earlier this week, fans were introduced to Vivillon, a Bug-and-Flying-type Pokémon, but today we meet its pre-evolutions. Scatterbug is a pure Bug-type Pokémon whose capable of using String Shot to lower the opponents Speed stat. Scatterbug evolves to Spewpa, sort of a Metapod from the first-generation, it uses Protect a lot to defend itself.
Next is the Fire-and-Normal-type Litleo. Touted to be "young, hot blooded," Litleo knows the move Noble Roar, a Normal-type move that lowers the opponent's Attack stat.
Finally, joining the new Fairy-type category is Flabébé. With the move Fairy Wind, Flabébé creates a wind that will be super-effect against Dragon-type Pokémon.
The update comes as a new batch of Pokémon was confirmed this week, including a Dragon-type and Fletchling's evolution.
The upcoming games will launch worldwide simultaneously on Oct. 12 with a suggested retail price of $39.99, exclusively for the Nintendo 3DS.
Stay tuned with Latinos Post as we'll introduce the new neighbors from Vaniville Town on June 15.
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