Pokémon Y

aka: Pocket Monsters Y
Moby ID: 62270

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Pokémon Y and its counterpart, Pokémon X, are the first main Pokémon games to be rendered in full 3D and have a customizable protagonist.

As with the previous games, the player first chooses one of three starter Pokémon. He then sets out in the Kalos region to collect Pokémon information in the Pokédex, which now has three sections.

The game has new features: horde battles, sky battles and the new 'Fairy' type. Party Pokémon can go through a 'Super Training' regimen that increases stats and bond with their trainer using the 'Pokémon-amie' widget, by playing minigames, interacting and eating Poképuffs. A new type of evolution, the 'Mega Evolutions' can now temporarily boost some Pokémon's stats by using a Mega Stone. Mega Pokémon not only have higher stats, different typing and new abilities, but also have a different look.

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  • ポケットモンスターY - Japanese spelling

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Critics

Average score: 84% (based on 10 ratings)

Players

Average score: 4.2 out of 5 (based on 12 ratings with 1 reviews)

Same Thing... But a different story than Pokémon X (WARNING: SPOILERS!!!)

The Good
I like that this game is now 3D, the graphics are great, the music is pretty cool, instead of actual 16-Bit or 32-Bit instruments, you get real, original music composition. This game added new features like "Super Training", "Pokémon Amie", and one more I don't remember what is called. You can now change clothes, change haircut, conveniently go to the Pokémon store inside the Pokémon center, and a little more! Your character can basically talk now with a multiple choice, that's new! Ikue Otani voice acts Pikachu which I love! Some people say that Pokémon X/Y was easy, I like it easy, I'm a newbie still, and I like it that way, another thing that people hated was that Shauna (The girl with short shorts, and pink shirt) hits on you, pretty funny, but cool. There were features added to this game, I'm guessing you'll like.

The Bad
This game still has no voice acting, after all the trouble that this game has had, it still has no voice acting, the technology is advanced, instead it's still silent. THE OVERHEAD VIEW HAS NO 3D!!! If the game wants to show its 3D graphical capabilities, it should've added 3D feature, sometimes it does work when for example, let's say you're about to enter victory road, the 3D works, but at other cities, it doesn't. The story was different than Pokémon X, I was confused when some characters in Pokémon X were mentioned, and I never heard them in Pokémon Y, this confused me in so many levels. The music in Pokémon X are the same thing which I don't have a complaint over that, but when Lysandre is about to fire the Eternal Flower, the music changes, "Firing The Eternal Flower" has two versions, Pokémon X has an orchestral feel 15 seconds at the beginning, and now it changes to an escape theme that is at the whole entire song, and Pokémon Y has the same thing but the whole song was orchestral. I'm not sure about my rivals exactly, Serena (after you beat Diantha) I guess appears when you beat the Battle Maison opponents, it confuses you because Seems is NEVER ANYWHERE IN KALOS!!! There was a feature added (which there's also a building) called the "Trainer PR Video" which was boring and uninteresting. I wasn't sure about the story, I don't know if it was good or bad.

The Bottom Line
Take it or leave it, it's your choice, it's still in Wal-Mart, or other retail stores that still sell it. If you're looking for an easy Pokémon game, this is the game for you.

Nintendo 3DS · by Erik Munoz (6) · 2015

Trivia

Sales

According to publisher Nintendo, Pokémon Y together with Pokémon X sold 14.15 million copies worldwide (as of September 30, 2015).

Awards

  • EGM
    • 2013 - ranked 8 (Top 25 of 2013)
  • GameStar/GamePro (Germany)
    • 2013 – #2 Best Wii & DS Game of the Year (Readers' Vote) (together with Pokémon X)

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Game added by Fred VT.

Additional contributors: Alaka, CalaisianMindthief, Patrick Bregger, Michael Cassidy.

Game added December 24, 2013. Last modified January 12, 2024.