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* TheTaxi: Lumiose has them, though you don't have to use them. If you do, you either pay the fare or battle the driver.


** Barring a few Breeders and the [[OnceAnEpisode requisite six Magikarp trainer]], there isn't a single trainer with more than 3 (and ''very'' rarely 4) Pokémon before the endgame, and even than only the Champion has six, so even without over leveling the game isn't particularly difficult.

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** Barring a few Breeders and the [[OnceAnEpisode requisite six Magikarp trainer]], there isn't a single trainer with more than 3 (and ''very'' rarely 4) Pokémon before the endgame, and even than endgame. Even then, only the Champion has six, so even without over leveling six Pokémon. As a result, the game isn't particularly difficult.difficult even without over-leveling.

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* HauteCuisineIsWeird: The more expensive the restaurant, the more eccentric the food is. Dishes include a 3000 year old bone boiled in snow for 100 days and a 180 year old aged blue cheese that is described as smelling so strongly that it'll burn your nose.


* HubCity: Lumiose, which is probably the clearest example yet in the main series since it connects to ''five'' routes.

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* HubCity: Lumiose, which is probably the clearest example yet in the main series since it connects to ''five'' routes. Oh, and it's even shaped kinda like a wheel, making it a more literal "hub" city.


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** The redirection moves Rage Powder and Follow Me are now in a lower priority bracket. This mainly affects their ability to redirect Fake Out (now impossible) and Extreme Speed and Feint (can now fail if the opponents are faster).

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** The redirection moves Rage Powder and Follow Me are now in a lower priority bracket. This mainly affects their ability to redirect Fake Out (now impossible) and Extreme Speed and Feint (can now fail if (if the opponents are faster).faster than the user).


** During the BrokenBridge blackout supposedly affecting most of Luminose City, the whole city is still brightly lit when playing at night.

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** During the BrokenBridge blackout supposedly affecting When a BigBlackout hits most of Luminose City, Lumiose City apart from the Southern Avenue, the whole city is still brightly lit when playing at night.

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** During the BrokenBridge blackout supposedly affecting most of Luminose City, the whole city is still brightly lit when playing at night.


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** Traditionally, each generation up until that point introduces at least one Mythical Pokemon with [[MasterOfAll 100 stats all across the board]]. ''Pokemon X and Y'' marks the first time of not doing that. Diancie serves more as MightyGlacier instead, trading 50 points from both of its HP and Speed for more defense.

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** Traditionally, each generation up until that point introduces at least one Mythical Pokemon Pokémon with [[MasterOfAll 100 stats all across the board]]. ''Pokemon X ''X and Y'' marks the first time of not doing that. Diancie serves more as MightyGlacier instead, trading 50 points from both of its HP and Speed for more defense.



** There is an ordinary-looking unmarked building located in Lumiose City. The first and third floors are normal, and full of the usual optimistic people. If the player goes to the second floor, however, the will suddenly be unable to move and the screen with start to flash. As it flashes, they can see a ghost who resembles a Hex Maniac standing behind them. The ghost will then float away, while saying "You're not the one." This ghost only appears the first time the player enters the floor, and never again. No mention is made of this girl other than in ''[[VideoGame/PokemonRubyandSapphire Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire]]'', in which a similar girl appears standing inside Mount Pyre. She makes the exact same statement, though she says "Ah..." after saying the phrase.

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** There is an ordinary-looking unmarked building located in Lumiose City. The first and third floors are normal, and full of the usual optimistic people. If the player goes to the second floor, however, the will suddenly be unable to move and the screen with start to flash. As it flashes, they can see a ghost who resembles a Hex Maniac standing behind them. The ghost will then float away, while saying "You're not the one." This ghost only appears the first time the player enters the floor, and never again. No mention is made of this girl other than in ''[[VideoGame/PokemonRubyandSapphire Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire]]'', in which a similar girl appears standing inside Mount Pyre. She makes the exact same statement, though she says "Ah..." after saying the phrase.



** This crops up if you get a French Pokemon in a trade and it out-levels your badge ranking but you try to use it anyway, thus wholly ignoring your battle commands in the usual blatant ways.

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** This crops up if you get a French Pokemon Pokémon in a trade and it out-levels your badge ranking but you try to use it anyway, thus wholly ignoring your battle commands in the usual blatant ways.



** Pokémon-Amie adds this, too. Petting certain parts of Ghost-type Pokémon will cause your hand to phase through their ghostly matter, gel-like Pokemon such as Frillish and Solosis will give you a blue cursor with bubbly/smooth noises, slimy Pokémon will slow down your cursor with a goopy noise, and burning/frozen/sharp/electic Pokémon can hurt you. Some other touches tie into the established information, like Honedge discouraging you from touching its tassel or Espurr for its ears, as petting either would be a danger to the Trainer.

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** Pokémon-Amie adds this, too. Petting certain parts of Ghost-type Pokémon will cause your hand to phase through their ghostly matter, gel-like Pokemon Pokémon such as Frillish and Solosis will give you a blue cursor with bubbly/smooth noises, slimy Pokémon will slow down your cursor with a goopy noise, and burning/frozen/sharp/electic Pokémon can hurt you. Some other touches tie into the established information, like Honedge discouraging you from touching its tassel or Espurr for its ears, as petting either would be a danger to the Trainer.



** For all this talk about caring, you can also be a JerkAss {{Troll}} on Pokémon-Amie. You can wave a Poképuff in front of the Pokémon and drop it, while they're hungry. You can induce StopPokingMe reactions too. Just don't expect your Pokémon to be happy about it.

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** For all this talk about caring, you can also be a JerkAss {{Jerkass}} {{Troll}} on Pokémon-Amie. You can wave a Poképuff in front of the Pokémon and drop it, while they're hungry. You can induce StopPokingMe reactions too. Just don't expect your Pokémon to be happy about it.



* VideoGameDelegationPenalty: You may choose to leave two of your Mons at the Pokémon Day Care. Pokémon in Day Care gain one experience point per every step the player takes. While its nice to have a Pokémon leveling-up while you simply walk around, there are several drawbacks to this method. For one, Pokémon in Day Care will not evolve. Two, if a Pokémon reaches a level where it can learn a new move, it will always learn that move; if the Pokemon already knows four moves, its first move will be forgotten and the new move will be placed last. This can lead to your Mons forgetting moves you wanted while learning moves you do not. Third, the Mon will not gain Effort Points as it would have if you leveled it up yourself through battle. This will leave it with somewhat lesser stats at higher levels than it would have had if you leveled it up yourself.

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* VideoGameDelegationPenalty: You may choose to leave two of your Mons at the Pokémon Day Care. Pokémon in Day Care gain one experience point per every step the player takes. While its nice to have a Pokémon leveling-up while you simply walk around, there are several drawbacks to this method. For one, Pokémon in Day Care will not evolve. Two, if a Pokémon reaches a level where it can learn a new move, it will always learn that move; if the Pokemon Pokémon already knows four moves, its first move will be forgotten and the new move will be placed last. This can lead to your Mons forgetting moves you wanted while learning moves you do not. Third, the Mon will not gain Effort Points as it would have if you leveled it up yourself through battle. This will leave it with somewhat lesser stats at higher levels than it would have had if you leveled it up yourself.



** Many times you'll get Pokemon nicknamed things like ASSEATER, Do Not Want, Wonder Trash, Garbage, Chlamydia, and other pretty cruel things to name your Pokemon (with some of them being named that as a message for people to not trade them, but in order to send that message, you had to go out and catch one...) because usually putting things in all caps or using camel case gets you around the filters.

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** Many times you'll get Pokemon Pokémon nicknamed things like ASSEATER, Do Not Want, Wonder Trash, Garbage, Chlamydia, and other pretty cruel things to name your Pokemon Pokémon (with some of them being named that as a message for people to not trade them, but in order to send that message, you had to go out and catch one...) because usually putting things in all caps or using camel case gets you around the filters.


* BrokenAesop: What your rival says to you on Victory Road about Team Flare and everyone's actions doesn't make a lick of sense. While the idea of both sides having a voice to speak out and meeting half-way is nice and all, it falls apart by the fact that both sides already gave their voices and yet it's Team Flare who refused to compromise when everyone else offered the opportunity to work together and form a truce. You can't really say that your actions in stopping Team Flare were wrong when [[spoiler:they're about to use a WeaponOfMassDestruction to wipe out both people and Pokémon at that very moment and there was no other option available. Made worse is that Lysandre still refused to compromise even after everyone offered a chance of cooperation and understanding, and he instead chooses to use the Ultimate Weapon on everyone in the area. Overall, it was not a lack of understanding, but Team Flare's arrogance that brought their end upon themselves.]]



* HumbleHero: The protagonist can be one if the player wants him/her to be one at a few points in the game, depending on what you say to other characters. (Before taking down Team Flare, in which case it's hard to be one.) One example: After you arrive in Lumiose, where power has been restored after you drive Team Flare out of the Power Plant, Shauna meets with you, and is giddy about the stories about how someone heroically drove the bad guys out. When she asks you if you know who it was, you can choose to tell her it was you, ''or'' you can keep it to yourself by saying "Who knows?"
* {{Hypocrite}}: [[spoiler:Lysandre]] tells you how disgusted he is with the greed shown by humans (his ancestor specifically) before giving you a King's Rock, supposedly to show how generous he is. Not a minute later, you can discover - if you speak to a girl in the café - that it costs ''five million'' Pokédollars simply to join Team Flare (and she's eagerly trying to earn it). Even if you don't talk to her, you find this out later when the Admin tries to convince the owner of the Poké Ball factory to join (she calls the entrance fee a ''donation''). [[spoiler:A few of them believe that it's the price of being spared when the Ultimate Weapon is unleashed, but exactly what use anyone would have for money after that is questionable. But hey, they have to get the resources to repair the thing somehow.]] It's also implied that the whole ''reason'' they were trying to take over the place was out of greed, not just to avoid having to pay for [=PokéBalls=] themselves, but to sell them for hugely inflated prices.

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* HumbleHero: The protagonist can be one if the player wants him/her to be one at a few points in the game, depending on what you say to other characters. (Before characters (before taking down Team Flare, in which case it's hard to be one.) one). One example: After you arrive in Lumiose, where power has been restored after you drive Team Flare out of the Power Plant, Shauna meets with you, and is giddy about the stories about how someone heroically drove the bad guys out. When she asks you if you know who it was, you can choose to tell her it was you, ''or'' you can keep it to yourself by saying "Who knows?"
* {{Hypocrite}}: [[spoiler:Lysandre]] tells you how disgusted he is with the greed shown by humans (his ancestor specifically) before giving you a King's Rock, supposedly to show how generous he is. Not a minute later, you can discover - if you speak to a girl in the café - that it costs ''five million'' Pokédollars simply to join Team Flare (and she's eagerly trying to earn it). Even if you don't talk to her, you find this out later when the Admin tries to convince the owner of the Poké Ball factory to join (she calls the entrance fee a ''donation''). [[spoiler:A few of them believe that it's the price of being spared when the Ultimate Weapon is unleashed, but exactly what use anyone would have for money after that is questionable. But hey, they have to get the resources to repair the thing somehow.]] It's also implied that the whole ''reason'' they were trying to take over the place was out of greed, not just to avoid having to pay for [=PokéBalls=] themselves, but to sell them for hugely inflated prices. prices.
* TheIdealist: On Victory Road, your Rival speaks regarding your earlier actions along with Team Flare's, wishing that everyone had met halfway with their ideals before it was too late. This being despite that both sides have already spoken several times (with Team Flare refusing to compromise/make a truce); Team Flare was [[spoiler:about to use a WeaponOfMassDestruction to wipe out both people and Pokémon]], with little time to figure out options besides the direct approach; and also, even when offered a chance of cooperation and understanding, [[spoiler:Lysandre still refused and uses the Ultimate Weapon on everyone in the area]]. Overall, Team Flare's arrogance brought their end upon themselves, yet your Rival still feels sad that things couldn't have ended differently. Whether or not the Player agrees with this, or how justified their Rival's idealism is/isn't, is up to personal opinion.



* IdleRich: ''Lots'' of folks in Lumiose City are like this. When you first get there, they look down on you, not letting you in some places and charging astronomical prices for some things, not because you're a lower social class, but because you aren't "stylish" enough. In this case, however, there are ways to make them change their opinion by taking certain actions in the game, like using the services in the city and the Battle Institute. (The things that increase your "stylishness" score the most tend to be more expensive and not available until later in the game, but they do open up some useful things; for example, you can reduce the price of Mega Evolution stones that would normally cost ''a million'' Poké Dollars to only 10,000 if you keep at it.)

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* IdleRich: ''Lots'' of folks in Lumiose City are like this. When you first get there, they look down on you, not letting you in some places and charging astronomical prices for some things, not because you're a lower social class, but because you aren't "stylish" enough. In this case, however, there are ways to make them change their opinion by taking certain actions in the game, like using the services in the city and the Battle Institute. (The things that increase your "stylishness" score the most tend to be more expensive and not available until later in the game, but they do open up some useful things; for example, you can reduce the price of Mega Evolution stones that would normally cost ''a ''half a million'' Poké Dollars to only 10,000 if you keep at it.)


''Pokémon X'' and ''Pokémon Y'' are the first games in the sixth Generation of the ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' game series, for the UsefulNotes/Nintendo3DS; fittingly, [[VideoGame3DLeap they are the first main-series games to have full 3D polygonal graphics]]. These games are set in the Kalos region, [[FantasyCounterpartCulture modeled after]] real life UsefulNotes/{{France}}.

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''Pokémon X'' and ''Pokémon Y'' are the first games in the sixth Generation generation of the ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' game series, for the UsefulNotes/Nintendo3DS; fittingly, [[VideoGame3DLeap they are the first main-series games to have full 3D polygonal graphics]]. These games are set in the Kalos region, [[FantasyCounterpartCulture modeled after]] real life UsefulNotes/{{France}}.


''Pokémon X'' and ''Pokémon Y'' are the first games in the Sixth Generation of the ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' game series, for the UsefulNotes/Nintendo3DS; fittingly, [[VideoGame3DLeap they are the first main-series games to have full 3D polygonal graphics]]. These games are set in the Kalos region, [[FantasyCounterpartCulture modeled after]] real life UsefulNotes/{{France}}.

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''Pokémon X'' and ''Pokémon Y'' are the first games in the Sixth sixth Generation of the ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' game series, for the UsefulNotes/Nintendo3DS; fittingly, [[VideoGame3DLeap they are the first main-series games to have full 3D polygonal graphics]]. These games are set in the Kalos region, [[FantasyCounterpartCulture modeled after]] real life UsefulNotes/{{France}}.


* FirstTown: Vaniville Town, but for once the only places of interest are the houses of the two playable characters.

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* FirstTown: Vaniville Town, but for once the only places of interest are the houses of the two playable characters. It's also the only hometown where the route leading to the next town is utterly devoid of Pokémon -- and, for that matter, everything else.



* GayParee: The game's equivalent of Paris is known as Lumiose City, and is a major hub city in the heart of the region, similar to Castelia City and Hearthome City.

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* GayParee: The game's equivalent of Paris is known as Lumiose City, and is a major hub city HubCity in the heart of the region, similar to Castelia City and Hearthome City.

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* ForestOfPerpetualAutumn: Routes 15 and 16.

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* WhatTheHellPlayer: Pokémon will give this reaction in Pokémon Amie if you hit them, pet them in the wrong spot, or drop a Poké Puff while they're hungry.

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