News Desk: Nintendo Unveils New Pokémon

Introducing Sylveon, the latest addition to the Eevee family.

By Kevin Knezevic. Posted 02/14/2013 14:00 5 Comments     ShareThis

Amidst the deluge of announcements from today’s Nintendo Direct broadcast, Nintendo quietly unveiled another brand new Pokémon from Pokémon X and Pokémon Y, the upcoming 3DS installments of the popular monster catching franchise.

The Pokémon in question is Sylveon, another possible evolution in the Eevee line. Sylveon is the sixth new monster to be revealed from Pokémon X and Y, joining the starting trio of Chespin, Fennekin, and Froakie, as well as the legendary duo Xerneas and Yveltal. Sylveon also marks the first Pokémon from the games to be directly related to a previous monster, which seems to indicate that other old favorites may also receive a new evolutionary strain in the upcoming titles.

Nintendo has been coy revealing information about the new fox-like Pokémon, so its typing is currently unknown. Until we learn more, we’ll have to content ourselves with this brief trailer, which highlights some of Sylveon’s move set.

What do you think of the latest Eevee evolution? Do you have any thoughts on what its typing will be? Share your theories with us in the comments!

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5 Responses to “News Desk: Nintendo Unveils New Pokémon”

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    gekslupis says...

    The flowing ribbions could also indicate a flying type possibly.

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    Matthew Tidman says...

    Common theories right now are that Sylveon is either Normal type, flying type or a new type that hasn’t been revealed.

    Normal type because of the pink color and the bows being similar to some hold items that have been available for normal types in the past. Also the moves used in the trailer are very diverse (flamethrower?, Solar Beam, Swift, and another attack that looks new) which would be consistent with the fact that normal types can often learn very diverse moves since they’re not “good” against any type.

    Flying because the ribbons are flowing like Skyla, and the bows vaguely resembling propellers.

    A new type since they’ve not revealed a type which shouldn’t be an issue if it’s a current type. This is most unlikely.

    The name itself makes me think of sylvan which means “having to do with the woods.” It’s often used to refer to elves, which is weird since we already have a grass type. That would go along with its Italian name being Nymphali and its Japanese name being Ninfia.

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      Kevin Knezevic says...

      Personally, I would be a little disappointed if it was a new type (I think it’s too late into the series to start introducing new elements), but it does look a lot like a Normal type. Game Freak is going to need a VERY good reason for why Eevee wasn’t able to evolve into that until now if it is. :P

      Have the attacks in the trailer been confirmed? The only one that I recognized was Swift (which practically every Eeveelution can learn); the rest I assumed were entirely new because they looked so different from all of the old ones.

      That is a good point about “sylvan”– I hadn’t even heard of that word until just now. XD Maybe it will actually be a new “fairy” type or something. They’ll need to retroactively change Clefairy, Jigglypuff, and a few others if they do decide to do that, though.

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        Matthew Tidman says...

        Wouldn’t be the first time they retroactively changed things (glares at Magnemite).

        Attacks in the trailer have not been confirmed yet, but the third one looks exactly like charging for a solarbeam, and the last one is most definitely swift. I said Flamethrower because it appears to be some kind of fire attack, but really, that one could be completely new. Definitely excited about that second attack, though, since it doesn’t look like anything we’ve seen before.

        I’m thinking maybe a “Magic” type? Could be a stretch, but then again it could be cool. Justification would be that Magic types have always existed everywhere, but were thought to be a myth because they were so elusive. Other ideas being thrown around is that there is a new “Light” type to compliment the Dark type. Only time will tell, but we’ll all discover it together this time.

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