The leaks, which come courtesy of scans translated by Serebii, reveal the new starter evolutions, a Mega Mewtwo X evolution, as well as some entirely new Pokémon.
The translation of the content can be found below, with the magazine scans featured in the gallery at the bottom of the article.
Middle starter evolutions
- Hariboogu (ハリボーグ) — Chespin’s evolution. A pure Grass-type that knows the move Mud Shot.
- Teerunaa — Fennekin’s evolution. A pure Fire-type that knows the move Psycho Cut.
- Gerogashira — Froakie’s evolution. A pure Water-type that knows Bounce.
Two Fossil Pokémon
- Chigorasu — A Rock/Dragon T-Rex which has a new ability called ‘Hard Jaw’, which increases the attack power of biting moves and knows Crunch.
- Amarusu — A Rock/Ice Diplodocus which has a new ability called Freeze Skin, which turns Normal type moves into Ice-type moves and raises their power. It knows Aurora Beam.
Two other new Pokémon
- Torimian — A white dog that was seen in the recent Pokémon Direct and is a Normal-type. It has a new ability called Fur Coat which reduces Physical Damage. You can also customise its appearance.
- Nyaonikusu — A psychic-type cat which has male and female appearances. Moves vary by gender. The male is more of a supporter while the female is more of an attacker; the female knows Extrasensory and the male knows Miracle Eye. It has Keen Eye or Infiltrator.
Fairy Type chart
- Reportedly, Fairy is Super Effective on Fighting, Dark and Dragon and not effective on Fire, Poison or Steel. Is weak to Poison and Steel while resists Fighting, Dark and Bug. It is immune to Dragon.
Mega Evolutions – Mewtwo and Garchomp
- Each game has a named Mewtwo exclusive to that version. Mega Mewtwo X is a Psychic/Fighting-type and has the ability Steadfast. Mega Mewtwo Y is exclusive to Pokémon Y, no further details yet. They use the items Mewtwonite X & Mewtwonite Y to Mega Evolve.
- Mega Garchomp has the ability Sandforce
- Change your hair and clothes at a Boutique and Salon, reflected in the graphics, with a famous actress called Karune. Team Flare has five scientists, Kuseroshiki, Momiji, Bara, Akebi, Corea.
Keep in mind that because these leaks are translated directly from the Japanese announcement, number of the Pokémon names and more could be subject to change when the Western localization is announced.
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