Professor Sycamore gives them to you in Lumiose City, implied in the main game where they'd be actually useful. Nothing much beyond that. --- www.rpgdl.com The site Meeple argues at for too much of his life!
* Your choice out of the Kanto starters are given to you by Professor Sycamore. Apparently early, but we don't know exactly when.
* The Kanto starters have Mega Evolutions. Big shock, really, but they exist. Their types don't change; their abilities change to Thick Fat (Venusaur), Drought (Charizard), and Mega Launcher (Blastoise), the last of which boosts "Pulse" moves.
* There exists a new app called the Pokémon Bank, which (for $5/year) lets you store up to 3000 Pokémon in a cloud server. The account is tied to your 3DS so you can withdraw from any sixth-gen game, and is supposed to be compatible with future games.
* A partner app (for no additional fee, but requires an active Pokémon Bank account) is the Poke Transporter, which lets you send fifth-gen Pokémon to the Bank, but it's a one-way trip; they can't go back to the fifth gen.
* People are whiny about this because you have to spend $5 on a server that requires maintenance in order to transfer.
* Even though there's a month or so where they're offering the Bank for free.
* There's a new llama-ish Pokémon that appeared in Nintendo Direct for a brief moment. --- Creator of Jay's Journey (see quote!) "It's not ten years old! Therefore, it sucks!" - Nostalgia whores everywhere
* Nintendo and Game Freak are the devil. * Video games are dying. * It's out of the question to ask people to pay $5/year for a service that is useful, even though they'll probably spend hundreds this year on video games. * Pokemon Bank is much worse than any of the real conflicts going on in the world. --- "Microsoft is not a helicopter." ~Gerald Ilukwe