* The Starters become Grass/Steel, Fire/Psychic, and Water/Electric. They’re inspired by various European-centric archetypes…Chespin becomes a knight with chestnut armor, Fennekin a wizard with a majestic fur cloak, and Froakie a Nordic Viking with a thunder-cloud mullet/beard combo.
* Xerneas is Ice/Steel, and Yveltal is Fire/Dark. They have a unique ability where they can shift types with each other, Xerneas becoming red and Fire/Steel, and Yveltal becoming blue and Ice/Dark. Supposedly, Game Freak chose the typings in part due to members of the team being fans of R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire, among other reasons.
I could see why. That is possibly the best book series I've ever read. My first and only tattoo is based on it.
Doesn't mean I believe it. I'm not a big fan of the type-shift thing, and the Ice/Steel typing just doesn't sound right for Xerneas. Meh.
Lol @ people harping on someone for posting rumors for an upcoming game. At least they're posting something game related instead of spamming the board with those lames ass wyncorp topics and which pokemon you'd rather have sex with.
The one good topic I've seen on this board so far, and people are bashing him/her for it. Yes its just a bunch of rumor that may or may not be true, but why be dicks about it?
* No new types, but there are “Cross-bred” Pokemon introduced. Certain father/mother breeding pairs will result in a visually distinct child, who will be the mother’s species, but will, for example, have a pattern reminiscent of its father or a slightly altered color scheme. This is basically the new Gender Difference and is simply an aesthetic bonus, nothing extreme and only certain pairings result in this…the Pokemon is still considered the species of its mother, it’s not a new species. One example I can give is that it is possible to get certain Pokemon sporting Pikachu’s red cheeks.