August 1, 2014
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Pokemon X & Y

Pokemon X & Y

With each release of a new Pokemon game, I’m always afraid this will be the generation that doesn’t deliver (excluding Black and White, which I didn’t like, but they made up for it with Black and White 2). With Pokemon X & Y, Nintendo has done it again.

fairyI’m all about the introduction of new types, but I was SUPER skeptical about Fairy. I mean, it definitely made sense, especially when you think of Clefairy, Jigglypuff, and Togepi being in the same type as Sentret, Rattata, and Zigzagoon. I totally supported them being divided, but I figured it would be an incredibly weak type that no one would end up caring about. Boy was I wrong. I would wager to say that Fairy is probably the best type out there – but maybe I’m biased because my Azumarill is such a badass and Sylveon was the hardest Pokemon to defeat of any gym in Pokemon X. And they certainly put my favorite Pokemon, Umbreon, to shame.

Another thing I appreciated was the generous incorporation of Pokemon from Generation 1. You can even choose one of the original starters to join you on your journey – HOW COOL IS THAT? And omg you can catch Eevee in the wild – in the wild people. This game is just too much. And I’m not even done with it.

I guess I should also clarify that I’m basing all of this on Pokemon X which I chose with the intention of getting the Mega Evolution of Charizard that changes typing from Fire/Flying to Fire/Dragon. YAAAAAS MEGA CHARIZARD X YOU LOOK BEAUTIFUL.

charizard

If you’re playing Pokemon X or Y right now, let me know you’re line up! I know a ton of people have been asking me, so here’s mine:

  • Raichu
  • Garchomp
  • Charizard
  • Umbreon
  • Chesnaught
  • Azumarill

I’ve been pretty fortunate to wipe the floor with people so far – but fuck if I’m gonna challenge any of you guys and get my ass handed to me and ruin my self esteem haha. Let me know what your thoughts of Pokemon X & Y are in the comment section below!

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Will is a recent graduate from Florida State University and transplant to Los Angeles who makes the occasional video on YouTube documenting his life with his fiancé and German Shepherd.
  • thelegendofallan

    I highly recommend A Link Between Worlds for you on 3DS. I guarantee you’ll love this Zelda game. It may even become your favorite :)

    • http://ferguriz.tumblr.com/ Fer Gutierrez

      I heard it’s awesome! I really need a 3DS lol

    • JamesSchofield

      Yaaaaasss gaga!!! This is truth!

  • Oheydidntseeyathere

    Fairy Type Pokemon are amazing! I have a Gardevoir (Mega), Sylveon and Klefki in my reserves and they usually end up being the star of the match. Pokemon X/Y in general were phenomenal – they consumed my life for an entire month lol.

    • Sander van Heerde

      I feel exaly the same i use a Mega Gardevoir and it owned every single living thing. but it still doesnt beat my favorite time: bug :D

  • Mike Hdz

    Fairy Togekiss FTW, and u dont know how much im laughing with that YAAS lol

  • Ashley Tompkins

    You guys make me what to buy a 3DS so I can play Pokémon X

    • David Mark

      I only got a 3DS to play Pokemon Y. :) If you can afford it, go for it.

  • Peter

    This is by far my favorite generation. Seeing all your Pokemon in 3D is awesome! I like the inclusion of fairy-type, but I wish there was more of them. If you wanted to add me, my friend code is 1306-6035-3425 (but I’ll need your friend code to add back).
    Btw, the new website is great. I like the format.

  • David Mark

    I need to change up my line up, but right now I have:
    Gengar (He’s almost always on my team)
    Greninja
    Charizard
    Lucario
    Dedenne
    Tyrantrum
    I can’t wait for PokeBox to come out and transfer my shiny from Pokemon B/W. :)

  • uchihaclanliveson

    Y:
    Blastoise
    Pidgeot
    Sylveon
    Garchomp
    Houndoom
    Tyrantrum

    X: (at the moment)
    Greninja
    Charizard
    Toxicroak
    Espeon
    Flygon
    Gengar

  • Gabriel Ribeiro

    X:
    Greninja
    Kangaskhan
    Excadrill
    Aegislash
    Talonflame
    Tyranitar

  • Giovanni

    Hey, Fairy Desimates Everything… My team I’m setting up consists of
    Greninja
    Tyranitar
    Gardevoir(mega)
    Aegislash (this with 0 speed iv and a – speed nature is gg)
    Dragonite
    6- undecided

  • Andy Jackson

    here’s my line up as of late:
    Floette (one of the best fairy types and she kicks so much ass)
    Sylveon
    Braixen
    Kirlia
    Ivysaur
    Absol (though I may trade him out)
    I’m hoping to make a lineup of fairy and psychic, both of the most powerful type to me! I have come to seriously love Floette and my Sylveon. evolved it from Evee to Sylveon within 10 minutes :)

  • Corylastra

    my line up is:
    Blastoise
    Raichu
    Talonflame
    Xerneas
    Lucario
    Greninja

  • jared hounshell

    I haven’t gotten mine yet :/ With classes and work and I haven’t had the time to go out and pick it up. I am however rushing my ass to gamestop as soon as I finish my last final! Cannot wait!

  • Zakk S. SutCliff

    My lineup is: Delphox, Blastoise, Gardevoir, Scizor, Raichu, Talonflame. I really love my Talonflame because he sweeps most parties.XD Along with Scizor of course.

  • Roman Harto

    I use a combination of all of the Bug type Pokemon but I am partial to Vespiqueen, Ninjask, and Sheninja

  • Itachi Siller

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  • Chato X

    I love you for loving Pokemon..

    My team is

    Delphox
    Gourgeist
    Florgess
    Venusaur
    Auroros
    Furfrou!

  • Jase Fisher

    the team I use is
    greninja
    charizard
    goodra
    yveltal
    lucario
    noivern
    but sometimes I swich one or two but that’s the team I took to the elite 4

  • Sieren Hovey

    OMG I just got a 3DS andPokemon X for christmas and i LOVE it, although im a bit stuck right now
    Hey do you battle or trade with subscribers?

  • Edwin Gyomar Morales-Lopez

    My team is: Delphox, Talonflame, Florges, Aegislash, Blastoise and MY ALL TIME FAVE Butterfree! :D

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