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Helloh, readers! Aary here. Today I’d like to talk about my feelings regarding the recent announcement of Pokemon X and Y.

If you haven’t seen the trailer, check it out:

I’m pretty freaking excited.

Like most Pokemon lovers, I’ve been there since the original 151. My very first GameBoy Color game was Pokemon Yellow, and I loved nothing more than wandering around that little tiny screen trying to “catch ’em all,” with trusty Pikachu at my side. Me and my best friend in 5th grade would spend HOURS playing all the games, side-by-side on the couch, trying to get all the legendary Pokemon.

I temporarily forgot my love for Pokemon (sacrilege, I know) as I hit high school, and passed my games down to my kid brother, who loved them just as much as I did. He’s since outgrown his interest in them, and I got back all my games, consoles, and more just a couple years ago. I’m now the proud owner of Yellow, Emerald, Sapphire, Ruby, and Heart Gold (some others I have on emulators, but shhh don’t tell).

I haven’t been this excited about Pokemon in a long time, and I’ll tell you why: I was, and still am (a little), a bit old fashioned. The Pokemon Black and White series appalled me. I was disgusted at the lack of creativity when I came across Pokemon such as Chandelure and Trubbish. A CHANDELIER AND A GARBAGE BAG, PEOPLE. Not to mention the starters just looked too… cuddly? Squishy? I’m not sure what my issue was. Maybe I was being picky. I don’t know. Either way, I couldn’t bring myself to buy the games. Then there was this announcement for the 3DS!

This game LOOKS like it is been the one we have been waiting for. How many times have we said that Pokemon needs to create a game with a 3D environment? It is not quite the bird’s eye view that we are used to anymore, but still (in my opinion) gives off the feel that all the other games have given. If it is anything like the video shows, I think we are in for a real treat.

The legendary Pokemon are called Xerneas and Yveltal. They are 9 and 19 feet tall, respectively. GOOD. LORD. How you plan on fitting those things into a Pokeball, I do not know. They actually look pretty badass (I tried really hard to fit them both on the same line but I’m WordPress dumb so bear with me):

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As legendaries go, I’d say they are some of the coolest looking ones. I’m old school and will always prefer Articuno, Zapdos, and Moltres, but I can accept change. Maybe. 😉

I like the starters a lot, much to my surprise. The only one that really confuses me is Chespin, the grass type. He looks like hes only a grass type because he is wearing a bonnet of some sort. Is he a rogue chipmunk/leafy green hybrid or what? I don’t really know. Fennekin, the fire type, looks like he has some real potential evolution-wise. Who doesn’t love a fox? Froakie, the water type, looks pretty cool too. He’s your pretty stereotypical water type though, so I don’t have much to add to him.

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All these photos come from the Pokemon X and Y Nintendo page, they are not mine (obviously). If you want to see the site, click here! They have tons of screen shots (albeit not finalized) of the game.

What’s your favorite Pokemon? Which game is your favorite? What do you think of the changes they are making? Let me know!

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