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Trivia / Pokémon X and Y

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  • Ascended Fanon:
    • For a long time people have been asking Game Freak to change up the starter trio instead of always doing Grass<Fire<Water. The most common suggestion on how to do it? Fighting<Psychic<Dark. Gen 6's starters in their final stages are Grass/Fighting < Fire/Psychic < Water/Dark.
    • The fact you have to hold the 3DS upside down to evolve Inkay may be a reference to the old April Fools joke of evolving Lickitung into Luigi by holding your Game Boy upside down. Since the fine folks at Nintendo themselves started the rumor, it's most likely intentional.
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  • Bad Export for You: The games are officially available in China... but with no Chinese language option, only the other 7 main languages. The same happened in other countries, like Brazil and Portugal for example. Sun & Moon finally catered to Chinese audiences by having Chinese language selection for the first time in a main Pokemon game.
  • Blooper: In the Battle Chateau, Baroness Francine's Flabébé has the cry of a Floette.
  • Cowboy BeBop at His Computer: The ESRB rating synopsis for Pokémon Y refers to Electrode as an attack. Strangely, it's corrected to Electro Ball on the X synopsis, but the error remains in the Y one.
  • Defictionalization: There is now a real Honedge sword and Klefki keychain.
  • Development Gag: Rollerskates were intended to appear as far back as Gold and Silver, but were cut out for unknown reasons.
  • Fan Nickname:
    • Fennekin has been called Mozilla. Or Fennekin Skywalker.
    • Xerneas has been called X-Deer, Xcalibur, Shishigami, or X.
    • Likewise, Yveltal has been dubbed Y-Bird, Y-vern/Yvern (from wyvern), Sky Bacon/Bacon Bird (due to the patterns and red coloring on its underbelly), and Y. It's also been referred to as Red Lugia or Bacon Lugia, due to its resemblance to the Silver mascot. And then Yveltal's shiny palette was released, the black is replaced with white. So literally, Bacon Bird.
    • Chespinrito.
    • Chespin's first evolution Quilladin is often nicknamed Chespiñata, due to its round, bloated shape.
    • Froakie is being nicknamed Benjamin Froaklin for his resemblance to the Founding Father. Also, some who hope for a dark-psychic-fighting reverse circle call it Hypnotoad.
    • Kyubey is a popular nickname for the new Eeveelution, Sylveon.
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    • DRAGON SLAYER for the Fairy-types.
    • Hexcalibur for Honedge.
    • "Mewthree" (harkening back to old Gen I rumors) for Mewtwo's Y Mega Evolution, before it was revealed as a forme rather than a new species. "Newtwo" is also common. Also, due to its similar appearance to Buu, it has been nicknamed Mewbuu and Mewjin Buu.
    • Ampharos' Mega Evolution has given it the names Amphabulous and Amphabio for its long, flowing hair.
    • "Princess Absol" for Mega Absol, as a few months earlier another popular horned quadrupedal character grew wings as a sign of maturity and was crowned a Princess for it.
    • Greninja is often nicknamed Jiraiya, often in reference to Naruto or Persona 4. Disco Ninja Frog is also an option due to the latter source material's famous Hiimdaisy parody. It's also frequently called "Smogonfrog", which is part of a nicknaming trend for Pokémon that are listed in OU on Smogon's tier system in Gen VI ("Smogonsword" for Aegislash, "Smogonbird" for Talonflame, etc.).
    • Klefki is often nicknamed Boo-Boo Keys.
    • "Gordon Ramsay" for Siebold, due to both being fierce-tempered blond chefs.
    • Some fans have begun nicknaming their Pangoro Jotaro.
    • Nightwing is a very popular one for Fletchling/Fletchinder/Talonflame, because the line is based on robins and the first Robin (as in, "Batman and") later used "Nightwing" as his adult superhero alias.note 
    • Talonflame's also been referred to as "Bravest Bird" (due to the move Brave Bird being the most commonly utilized to abuse its Gale Wings ability).
    • Aside from the aforementioned Smogonsword, an Aegislash with Physical and Special attacks on the save moveset is referred to as "The Crumbler", based off of a post by a Smogon forums moderator named alexwolf.
    • Calem and Serena are sometimes given the full names of "Calem Xavier" and "Serena Yvonne," combining their official names and their acknowledged fan names (as seen below). The latter extends to Serena's anime incarnation.
  • Fandom Nod: Before their names were revealed, the protagonists Calem and Serena were given the names Xavier and Yvonne respectively, deriving from the French theme of the game and the names of their versions. The official X and Y website has this screenshot in the section talking about the PSS, which features a male PC named Xavier and a female PC named Yvonne in a Wi-Fi battle.
  • I Knew It!:
    • New Eevee evolutions are always expected by the fans. Naturally, many expected a new one this generation, too.
    • Also expected was character customization (which is a common demand every generation), now X and Y will allow skin color, hair color, eye color and outfit changes.
    • Fletchling knowing Flame Charge hinted many to the fact that it would become a Fire-type when it evolved. And its evolution, Talonflame, is indeed a Fire-type.
    • Fans have speculated about a Ghost/Steel Animated Armor Pokemon for quite some time. Honedge is pretty close. Aegislash, its final form, is a unique take on a ghost knight- the knight is his own sword.
    • Many also guessed Pancham would evolve into Fighting/Dark and lo-and-behold, they were right.
    • When Sylveon was revealed, some guessed that it would be a brand new type. They were right.
    • Many fans speculated that Mawile would gain Fairy-type, and they were right. Bonus points for being the first Fairy that can really be described as The Fair Folk (as in "A fairy that's evil and/or mischievous, not one that's bright, pretty, and kind-hearted"), which was a popular theory for the type.
    • The most commonly guessed weaknesses for Fairy were Poison and Steel, often going off a highly-accurate leak that claimed this. Both were revealed to be the Fairy-type's only weaknesses.
    • After the initial batch of Mega Evolutions was revealed, the Kanto starters were among the most common picks when guessing who would get one next. Sure enough, this was proven right.
    • Some believed Mewtwo would get another Mega Evolution or forme, while others suggested Garchomp would get one too. Both cases were right. Though the Mewtwo example was based on an image on an official site having the filename m2y.
    • People have been wondering and debating over why Charizard is not part Dragon-type, possibly since Generation II. Finally, their prayers have been answered with the reveal of Mega Charizard X, a Fire-Dragon type.
    • The same could be said about Ampharos, which was not a Dragon type despite its Japanese name being Denryuu ("thunder dragon") and knowing Outrage since Gen 4. Come Gen 6, we get Mega Ampharos, Electric/Dragon.
    • This DeviantArt user made a Fan Pokemon called "Noibat" which emphasized on its ears. Guess what Noivern's pre-evolution is?
    • Trevenant was speculated to be be a Ghost/Grass type... then again, given its appearance, this was an educated guess.
    • When Diantha was first revealed, many fans speculated that she was actually the Kalos Region Champion.
    • In the original reveal trailer people noticed a girl following Calem in the forest. There was debate whether it was an important NPC (probably a rival) or a character with a pre-made course, like a biker in previous titles, because they weren't exactly behind Calem and their design was deemed too generic. Come a few months later and that's one of your rivals, Shauna.
    • When promotional artwork of Sylveon was shown fighting Hydreigon, several estimated the possibility that Hydreigon would have a quadruple Fairy-type weakness. A few months later, the charts come out and confirm this due to Fairy being super-effective on both Dragon- and Dark-types.note 
    • Some fan prediction artworks of Mega Medicham featured four arms. The real one has manifested four additional ribbonlike arms with its psychic powers, in addition to the two it doesn't use.
    • Many fans speculated Diancie to be related to Carbink due to its Rock/Fairy typing and similar looks. When Diancie was officially revealed, it turned out to be a "sudden transformation" of Carbink.
    • Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire had been commonly predicted for remakes in the vein of FireRed/Leafgreen and HeartGold/SoulSilver ever since Gen V, and the many nods to Hoenn in X and Y were used by many fans as evidence for Gen VI remakes. At the start of May 2014, Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire were officially revealed as the next Pokémon games, slated for a November release.
  • Life Imitates Art:
    • A user of deviantART drew alternate evolutions of Flaaffy and Mawile, Wattyion and Fhaneater, both of which bear a shocking resemblance to their Mega Evolutions years before Mega Ampharos and Mega Mawile were revealed officially.
    • Hawlucha is a Fighting/Flying Pokemon based off of a fighter in a winged costume. The description is very similar to Tomohawk of Smogon's Create-a-Pokémon project, which debuted one generation before.
  • Role Reprise: Ikue Otani reprises her role as Pikachu, who now uses Pokémon Speak instead of a cry.
  • Schedule Slip: Pokémon Bank had to have its international release postponed after its release in Japan coincided with the massive influx of new Christmas users for both the 3DS and Wii U and implementation of new user profiles for old accounts, causing Nintendo's online services to screech to a halt.
  • Screwed by the Lawyers: X and Y were released early in Italy and Canada, which resulted in leaks that caused Nintendo to crack down hard on the leakers and the stores that broke street date on the games.
  • Urban Legend of Zelda: It's no surprise that these games have produced rumors on a scale that rivals the original games themselves.
    • Tipping NPC's with the max value of 1,000 all the time increases the chance of Shiny Pokémon appearing. Allegedly.
    • Sundry rumored moves on Pokémon, such as Froakie getting Rapid Spin by egg.note 
    • Given that new Eeveelutions have always released in pairs, and Nintendo has been known for not advertising Eeveelutions in the past (Glaceon and Leafeon weren't known until hackers saw their sprites in rips and thought they looked a lot like Eevee), there are rumors that there's a secret second Eeveelution in the title.
    • A supposed list of all Mega-Evolutions in the game was quickly called out as fake because it included Zangoose without also including Seviper.
    • There were also rumours on how the latest Pokemon evolves. For example, it was thought Honedge needs to defeat another Honedge to evolve (probably to gain a new sword), and Clauncher and Skrelp evolve by leveling up while knowing Crabhammer and Camouflage respectively.
  • What Could Have Been: A Mega Evolution for Flygon was intended to be released for these games, but Game Freak couldn't think up of a good design so they didn't go through with it.


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