Our Pokemon X and Y walkthrough will guide you through the beginning to ending moments of gameplay with strategy tips for this RPG exclusively on the Nintendo 3DS.
Welcome to the world of Pokemon! The Pokemon games are a series of Role-Playing Games where you assume the role of a hero and set off on an exciting adventure with mysterious creatures called Pokemon! Beyond the exciting story, the series contains many social features, such as trading and battling with friends!
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Let’s start the Pokemon X and Y walkthrough with a Live-Action introduction video!
Please note that viewers must be at least 3 to watch, it’s almost suitable for all ages. This game includes Comic Mischief, Mild Cartoon Violence.
Table of Contents
- Part 1: Vaniville Town, Aquacorde Town & Route 1: Vaniville Pathway (Kalos Starters)
- Part 2: Santalune Forest, Route 2: Avance Trail & Route 3: Ouvert Way
- Part 3: Santalune City & Santalune Gym Leader (#1): Viola Battle
- Part 4: Route 4: Parterre Way
- Part 5: Lumiose City & Professor Sycamore Battle (Kanto Starters)
- Part 6: Route 5: Versant Road
- Part 7: Camphrier Town & Route 7: Riviere Walk
- Part 8: Parfum Palace
- Part 9: Route 6: Palais Lane & Back On Route 7
- Part 10: Connecting Cave: Zubat Roost, Route 8: Muraille Coast
- Part 11: Ambrette Town & Route 9: Spikes Passage
- Part 12: Glittering Cave & Team Flare Battle
- Part 13: Getting A Bicycle In Cyllage City
- Part 14: Cyllage Gym Leader (#2): Grant Battle
- Part 15: Route 10: Menhir Trail
- Part 16: Geosenge City
- Part 17: Route 11: Miroir Way & Reflecting Cave
- Part 18: Shalour City
- Part 19: Shalour Gym Leader (#3): Korrina Battle & Tower of Mastery
- Part 20: Route 12: Fourrage Road, Surf on Azure Bay & Coumarine City
- Part 21: Coumarine Gym Leader (#4): Ramos Battle
- Part 22: Route 13: Lumiose Badlands & Kalos Power Plant
- Part 23: Team Flare Admin Battle & Lumiose City
- Part 24: Lumiose Gym Leader (#5): Clemont Battle & Route 14: Laverre Nature Trail
- Part 25: Route 14: Laverre Nature Trail & Laverre City
- Part 26: Laverre Gym Leader (#6): Valerie Battle
- Part 27: Poke Ball Factory & Admin Celosia Battle
- Part 28: Route 15: Brun Way & Lost Hotel
- Part 29: Dendemille Town & Frost Cavern
- Part 30: Route 17: Mamoswine Road & Anistar City
- Part 31: Anistar Gym Leader (#7): Olympia Battle
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Pokemon X and Y Walkthrough
An epic adventures awaits! Your grand adventure will take you to many amazing locations on your quest to become the Champion, the strongest Trainer of all. No matter where you go, you’ll encounter many different wild Pokémon that you can befriend.
You’re also sure to meet lots of interesting people, as well as encounter Legendary Pokémon! Will you encounter the magnificent Legendary Pokémon Xerneas during your adventure? Somewhere on your journey, you may discover the whereabouts of the Legendary Pokémon Yveltal.
Every corner of the star-shaped Kalos Region is brought to life, from the cobbled streets of Lumiose City to the most far-flung corners of the wilderness. Lumiose City is a thriving metropolis, and from the iconic tower at its centre to its bustling shops brimming with customers, you’re sure to find plenty to discover and enjoy.
Pokémon X and Pokémon Y introduce all-new features to the legacy of Pokémon games. See what your amazing new adventure has in store!
New Game Features:
- Connect across the World with PSS! — Connect and play with other Trainers at any time with the new Player Search System (PSS), which allows you to find other people playing Pokémon X and Pokémon Y! You’ll connect to other players nearby or around the world through the Internet. You can even communicate with players you’ve never had any contact with before. All you need to do to communicate with other players on the PSS is to tap their icons. Then you can easily choose to trade or battle with them. That’s not all the PSS can do, so look forward to more info on this exciting feature in the future!
- Battle Spot! — With Battle Spot, you can use your Internet connection to battle with players from around the world. Compete in casual Free Battles for everyday challenges, or take on tougher Rating Battles to see how you rank against the competition!
- Global Trade Station! — Trade Pokémon with other Trainers around the world using the Global Trade Station! Decide which Pokémon you want to offer in trade and what kind of Pokémon you want to receive in return. If a matching partner can be found anywhere around the world, your trade will be completed. Previously, you could trade via the GTS only for Pokémon you’d already registered in your Pokédex by seeing or catching them. For the first time in the main Pokémon series, Pokémon X and Pokémon Y allow you to receive a Pokémon not yet registered in your Pokédex via GTS trade!
- The All-New Fairy Type! — When the very first Pokémon games launched, there were 15 Pokémon types. Then Dark and Steel types made their debut with the arrival of Pokémon Gold Version and Pokémon Silver Version. Now, more than 10 years later, a new chapter in Pokémon battling history is about to unfold with the Fairy type! You’ve already met the first Fairy-type Pokémon… Sylveon! There are also Pokémon from previous Pokémon games that will be reclassified as Fairy-type Pokémon. They may look the same, but the strategies you’ll choose and the way you use these Pokémon in battle will be unlike ever before!
- Mega Pokémon! — Discover some of the incredible Mega Pokémon that await in Pokémon X and Pokémon Y! A Mega-Evolved Pokémon will be able to tap into a strength far greater than it could before. When a Pokémon becomes a Mega Pokémon in battle, Trainers will have a great opportunity to turn a battle around and snag a win! Unlike regular Evolution, Mega Evolution occurs only during battle. Once the battle ends, the Mega-Evolved Pokémon will return to its usual state.
- At Play with Pokémon-Amie! — Show your Pokémon some love with the new Pokémon-Amie feature! Play with your Pokémon, give them treats, and even scratch and pet them using the Nintendo 3DS or Nintendo 3DS XL system’s Touch Screen. You can use Pokémon-Amie at any time to play with the Pokémon that are in your team. You’ll need to play with them over and over to learn their preferred way of being cared for. Treat them well to make them feel loved. Treat them badly, and they may show their displeasure! The more you play with your Pokémon, the friendlier they will become. As your Pokémon becomes more friendly, it may perform better in battle – by avoiding opponents’ attacks, landing critical hits, and more!
- New Legendary Pokemon! — Two newly discovered Legendary Pokémon arrive in Pokémon X and Pokémon Y. Much mystery still surrounds the Legendary Xerneas and Yveltal, but their importance in your journey will surely be revealed! Xerneas’s Ability is Fairy Aura, which strengthens Fairy-type moves for all Pokémon in battle, including your opponent’s Pokémon!
- A Mysterious New Pokemon! — The mysteries of Pokémon X and Pokémon Y continue to grow with the discovery of a Pokémon that is strangely familiar! It looks a lot like the powerful Legendary Pokémon Mewtwo, but not quite the same…
Get ready for two new battle formats in Pokémon X and Pokémon Y that will give you challenges unlike ever before. Help your Pokémon grow even stronger by mastering these sophisticated formats!
New Ways To Battle:
- Horde Encounters! — Until now, the number of Pokémon on each side of a battle has been even. Now you can test your mettle in Horde Encounters, where one of your Pokémon must take on multiple foes at once! This is a great chance to help your Pokémon grow. But if you don’t have any moves that can attack multiple targets at once, you may be in for a rough time.
- Sky Battles! — Get ready for aerial battles between Pokémon! In Sky Battles, only Pokémon that can fly are eligible. Seek out opposing Trainers standing high on cliffs or in other distant places. Be prepared: these battles can be tough!
The six values that define your Pokémon are known as stats: HP, Attack, Defense, Sp. Atk, Sp. Def, and Speed. As it levels up, a Pokémon’s stats increase, making it faster or tougher or more powerful—or all-around better! The rate at which each stat increases depends on a number of factors, such as your Pokémon’s Nature and its underlying base stats, so even Pokémon of the same species at the exact same level could have different stats.
There are many factors that can influence stat growth, but the easiest one for a Trainer to affect is base stats. At a practical level, there are three main actions Trainers can take to manage their Pokémon’s base stats and influence how a Pokémon’s stats might increase. The first action is battling other Pokémon, the second action is using items on your Pokémon, and the third action is the new Super Training feature in Pokémon X and Pokémon Y, which enables you to raise a Pokémon’s base stats more easily than ever before. Raising these base stats will lead directly to higher stats, meaning more powerful hits, sturdier defenses, or quicker moves!
In the Pokémon games, Pokémon battle one another using a variety of moves. These are called Pokémon battles. You’ll take the role of a Trainer and, by battling against other Trainers and wild Pokémon, raise your Pokémon to become stronger.
Many of the Pokémon you’ll battle will be found in the wild, traveling without a Trainer. It’s easy to meet Pokémon in patches of tall grass outside towns.
• Step into fields of tall grass to encounter wild Pokémon!
• Stick to the paths if you want to avoid getting into battles.
• Be ready to face all kinds of Pokémon in the wild. Try to catch the Pokémon you encounter!
You’ll frequently encounter other Trainers around the Kalos region. When you meet eyes with another Trainer, a Pokémon battle will start! Seek out battles with these Trainers to gain valuable experience!
• Even if you’re a fair distance away from a Trainer, a battle will still commence!
• Trainers will often have tougher Pokémon to present you with a good challenge.
• The Trainers you meet will also frequently offer you words of encouragement!
• Even if you’re close to a Trainer, you won’t begin battling until you meet his or her eyes.
• When your Pokémon aren’t in good condition to battle, it might be best to pass by these Trainers if you can.
The Pokémon you befriend on your journey can gain experience in battle. Eventually, they’ll get stronger by leveling up. Even Pokémon that know only a few kinds of moves at first can learn a variety of move types to grow strong!
• Knowing a variety of moves ensures that your Pokémon are ready for a variety of challenges in battle.
• Most Pokémon will learn new and more powerful (or more useful) moves as they level up.
• By battling, Chespin will gain experience, which will lead to leveling up.
• Early on, your first Pokémon may struggle against tougher Pokémon.
• Keep battling to help your Pokémon level up and learn new moves!
• Its move set may not have the right attacks to deal with certain types of Pokémon.
• If your Pokémon has an open spot in its move set, it will automatically learn the new move.
• If your Pokémon’s move set is full, it will have to forget an old move before it can learn a new one.
• The more battles you participate in, the faster your Pokémon will grow.
Not only can you raise the Pokémon already in your party, but you can catch and befriend new Pokémon. Wild Pokémon can be caught in battle once their health points (HP) have hit a critical red color (or sometimes the yellow color is weak enough) if you have a Poké Ball to throw at them at that point!
• A Pokémon is easier to catch once it has been weakened in battle.
• Throw a Poké Ball to try to catch the Pokémon!
• If you’re successful, the Pokémon will be added to your collection.
• Sometimes your attempt to catch the Pokémon will fail, and it will escape from the Poké Ball!
Complete the Pokedex:
The Pokédex is a high-tech device that records information, such as Pokémon you’ve seen, as well as their traits and Habitats. Try to find every kind of Pokémon and complete the Pokédex. The Pokémon that reside in the Kalos region are registered in one of three area categories. Completing the Pokédex is another major goal of your adventure!
Every Pokémon has its own type or types, such as Fire type, Flying type, or Psychic type, and the moves that Pokémon use are also split into these types. Each of those types has its own strengths and weaknesses. The relationship between these types is what gives Pokémon battles their deep strategy and endless fun!
As an example, look at Fire-type Pokémon. Water-type moves will be super effective against them, but Grass-type moves will not be very effective against them. In this way, all of the Pokémon types interact with one another. And now in Pokemon X and Y the new Fairy type has been revealed!
• Fire-type Pokemon cannot be afflicted with the Burned condition.
• Grass-type Pokemon are immune to Leech Seed and powder and spore moves.
• Electric-type Pokemon cannot be afflicted with the Paralyzed condition.
• Ice-type Pokemon are immune to the Frozen condition and take no damage from hail.
• Poison-type Pokemon are immune to the Poison and Badly Poisoned conditions, even when switching in with Toxic Spikes in play. Poison-type Pokémon nullify Toxic Spikes (unless these Pokémon are also Flying type or have the Levitate Ability).
• Ground-type Pokemon are immune to Thunder Wave and take no damage from a sandstorm.
• Flying-type Pokemon cannot be damaged by Spikes when switching in, nor become afflicted with a Poison or Badly Poisoned conditions due to switching in with Toxic Spikes in play.
• Rock-type Pokemon take no damage from a sandstorm. Their Sp. Def also goes up in a sandstorm.
• Ghost-type Pokemon are not affected by moves that prevent Pokémon from fleeing from battle.
• Steel-type Pokemon take no damage from a sandstorm. They are also immune to the Poison and Badly Poisoned conditions. Even if switched in with Toxic Spikes in play, they will not be afflicted with the Poison or Badly Poisoned conditions.
Types are assigned both to moves and to the Pokémon themselves. These types can greatly affect the amount of damage dealt or received in battle, so if you learn how they line up against one another, you’ll give yourself an edge in battle.
Take a look at the “Type Matchup Chart” below to learn the full details:
Welcome to the Pokemon X and Y walkthrough! PheonixMaster1 will be your voice-over commentator showing you around the game’s areas.
Your first Pokemon! At the beginning of your adventure, you will be given the opportunity to choose one of three Pokémon. Pick whichever Pokémon you prefer — there’s no wrong choice.
• Will you choose the Grass-type Pokémon Chespin as your first Pokémon? — The Grass-type Pokémon Chespin has a tough shell covering its head and back. Despite having a curious nature that tends to get it in trouble, Chespin keeps an optimistic outlook and doesn’t worry about small details.
• Or will the Fire-type Pokémon Fennekin be your first choice? — Searing heat blows from the ears of the Fire-type Pokémon Fennekin. This Pokémon loves to snack on twigs. Fennekin can be temperamental, but it tries to do its best for its Trainer.
• Perhaps you’ll take your first steps with the Water-type Pokémon Froakie at your side! — The Water-type Pokémon Froakie is both light and strong, making it capable of jumping incredibly high. The bubbles on its chest and back protect it from attacks. Froakie may appear absentminded, but in truth it pays close attention to its surroundings at all times.
This first video walkthrough will show you how to get started; Skip to 1:00 minute for the intro!
Kalos Starter Pokemon received is: Chespin.
Pokemon caught are: Scatterbug, Pidgey, Fetchling, Zigzagoon, and Bunnelby.
We arrive at Santalune Forest, and catch few more Pokemon while reaching Santalune City through 2 routes.
Pokemon caught are: Pansage, Pikachu, and Bidoof. (Missed: Pansear)
We defeat the Santalune Gym Leader called Viola and get our first gym badge. We use Chespin, but because Viola specializes in Bug-type Pokemon that makes her weakness a Fire-type like Fennekin. But in this video guide the Grass-type Chespin is used, since Viola’s Bug-type has a Water attack, so whichever Pokemon you choose to battle just make sure you can withstand that first Water attack (so level up Fennekin before entering the gym). As a result of the battle Chespin evolves into Quilladin.
Pokemon traded is: Farfetch’d
We explore Route 4 and catch a lot of Pokemons here.
Pokemon caught are: Skitty, Flabebe, Budew, and Ralts. (Missed: Corphish, Combee)
Here in Lumiose City you get the Classic Partner Pokemon! We battle Professor Scyamore at his lab and get Kanto Starters. Then we explore the city and get TM Return and TM False Swipe.
In Pokemon X and Pokemon Y, it’s not Professor Sycamore who gives you your first Pokémon at the very start of the game. Instead, when you receive a Pokémon from the professor in Lumiose City, you’ll be able to choose from Bulbasaur, Charmander, and Squirtle! These Pokémon were the first three Pokémon you could start your adventure with in Pokémon Red Version and Pokémon Blue Version, released in North America in 1998, the very beginning of the Pokémon series! And now you’ll be able to include one of them in your party once again.
Kanto Starter Pokemon received is: Charmander holding the Charizardite X, the Mega Stone needed for Charizard X’s Mega Evolution that’s exclusive to Pokemon X [same for the Charizard Y Mega Evolution in Pokemon Y]. (Missed: We’ll get Bulbasaur & Squirtle later on in the Friend Safari Zone).
Pokemon X and Y Walkthrough continues on Page 2 with Route 5: Versant Road.