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Pokémon Basics

Welcome to the world of Pokémon! The Pokémon games are a series of role-playing games where you assume the role of a hero and set off on an exciting adventure with mysterious creatures called Pokémon! Beyond the exciting story, the series contains many social features, such as trading and battling with friends! 

Epic Adventures Await!Your grand adventure will take you to many amazing locations on your quest to become the Champion, the strongest Trainer of all. No matter where you go, you'll encounter many different wild Pokémon that you can befriend. You're also sure to meet lots of interesting people, as well as encounter Legendary Pokémon! 

Will you encounter the magnificent Legendary Pokémon Xerneas during your adventure?

Your First Pokémon!

At the beginning of your adventure, you will be given the opportunity to choose one of three Pokémon. Pick whichever Pokémon you prefer-there's no wrong choice! 

Will you choose the Grass-type Pokémon Chespin as your first Pokémon?

Pokémon Battles

In the Pokémon games, Pokémon battle one another using a variety of moves. These are called Pokémon battles. You'll take the role of a Trainer and, by battling against other Trainers and wild Pokémon, raise your Pokémon to become stronger. 

Pokémon in the WildMany of the Pokémon you'll battle will be found in the wild, traveling without a Trainer. It's easy to meet Pokémon in patches of tall grass outside towns. 

Step into fields of tall grass to encounter wild Pokémon! 

Trainer BattlesYou'll frequently encounter other Trainers around the Kalos region. When you meet eyes with another Trainer, a Pokémon battle will start! Seek out battles with these Trainers to gain valuable experience! 

Even if you're a fair distance away from a Trainer, a battle will still commence!

Raising Pokémon

The Pokémon you befriend on your journey can gain experience in battle. Eventually, they'll get stronger by leveling up. Even Pokémon that know only a few kinds of moves at first can learn a variety of move types to grow strong! 

Knowing a variety of moves ensures that your Pokémon are ready for a variety of challenges in battle.

Catch More Pokémon!

Not only can you raise the Pokémon already in your party, but you can catch and befriend new Pokémon. Wild Pokémon can be caught in battle-if you have a PokéBall! 

A Pokémon is easier to catch once it has been weakened in battle.

Complete the Pokédex!

The Pokédex is a high-tech device that records information, such as Pokémon you've seen, as well as their traits and Habitats. Try to find every kind of Pokémon and complete the Pokédex. The Pokémon that reside in the Kalos region are registered in one of three area categories. 

Completing the Pokédex is another major goal of your adventure!

Pokémon Type!

Every Pokémon has its own type or types, such as Fire type, Flying type, or Psychic type, and the moves that Pokémon use are also split into these types. Each of those types has its own strengths and weaknesses. The relationship between these types is what gives Pokémon battles their deep strategy and endless fun! 

As an example, look at Fire-type Pokémon. Water-type moves will be super effective against them, but Grass-type moves will not be very effective against them. In this way, all of the Pokémon types interact with one another.  

And now, the new Fairy type has been revealed! Take a look at the new Fairy-type Pokémon you'll encounter in Pokémon X and Pokémon Y.

Evolve Your Pokémon!

Many of your Pokémon will evolve into more powerful Pokémon capable of learning different moves. Pokémon commonly evolve simply by leveling up to a certain point, when they evolve automatically. But there are some Pokémon that evolve by other means that may be quite tricky to accomplish! Meet three new Pokémon and discover how they evolve.  

When Pokémon evolve, you'll usually see a different scene than when they level up.

Many Ways to Evolve!

Some Pokémon can evolve, which changes their appearance and dramatically increases their stats.  

Many Pokémon evolve when they level up, but there are other ways to evolve that can differ from Pokémon to Pokémon.  

For example, some Pokémon may evolve when they are traded, and some may evolve by using special items.

Link Trade to Evolve!

Some Pokémon evolve when they are traded to others. Haunter evolves into Gengar when it is traded! 

Haunter arrives into the game via the Global Trade Station. 

Special Item EvolutionsThere are also Pokémon that evolve by using special items. What items may trigger Evolution can vary from Pokémon to Pokémon.

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