First Gym Leader and New Pokemon Announced for Pokemon X and Y

Nintendo reveals the first Gym Leader players will encounter for X and Y as well a few new Pokemon following the chaotic week of E3.

After all the crazy activity from last week at E3 2013 in Los Angeles, The Pokemon Company International and Nintendo have come out and announced even more details for their upcoming Pokemon games, X and Y

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In their press release, the two companies revealed info concerning the first Gym Leader players will encounter, Viola from the city of Santalune, and a few new Pokemon. 

A professional photographer who specializes in Pokémon photography, Viola presides over the Santalune City Gym, whose interior is constructed from threads like spiderwebs, strung together tightly above the darkness. Players will need to find a safe path through these threads, and will receive useful advice from Viola when they battle her.

Among the handful of new Pokemon shown off were Vivillon and Flabebe, both Bug- and Flying-type Pokemon, as well as another new Fairy-type who “lives atop a flower that it chooses soon after it’s born and will care for its entire life.”

You can look forward to Pokemon X and Y releasing later this year in October for the Nintendo 3DS. And while you’re here, be sure to check out the new gameplay trailer for the two games below!

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