Questions tagged [pokemon-x-y]

a role-playing game developed by Game Freak. Pokemon X/Y are the first games released for the 6th generation of Pokémon. Players take on the role of trainers: travelling through the Kalos region they catch and train Pokémon to compete in the Pokemon League and thwart the schemes of the nefarious criminal organization Team Flare. Use this tag for questions about Pokémon X/Y specifically.

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What is a good setup for a 'Catcher' Pokémon in X/Y?

I'm at a point in the game where I'd like to go back and catch a lot of the Pokémon I missed, and also some new ones in the Friend Safari etc. However, most of my current team are overleveled, and ...
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Does tipping people do anything?

In Parfum Palace, there is a wandering minstrel who will sing a little song. You then have the option of tipping him. The same thing happened with the man who was telling me about how the Battle ...
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How do I start a new game when a save file already exists?

How do I delete my save data and start over? My brother grabbed hold of my 3DS when I wasn't looking, and I now have twice as many Pokedex entries, all named such travesties as Purkachurrr, Panpurrr, ...
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Clothing store access in Pokémon X & Y

Once the player obtains access to Lumiose City for the first time, they'll be able to visit Boutique Couture from the city's Vernal Avenue (South fork, connecting from South Boulevard). Upon entering ...
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Where should I be rubbing my Pokémon?

When I first started playing with Pokemon'Amie, my Froakie just absolutely loved getting his tummy rubbed. But now when I go in to play with him, he frowns at me when I administer the belly rubs. In ...
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What are the differences between Pokemon X and Pokemon Y?

I want to know what are the differences between version X and Y, like pokemons, places, items, megaevolutions, etc.
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How can I get more of each evolution stone?

In Pokemon X, most of the evolution stone I find are items lying on the ground, but there don't seem to be nearly enough to evolve every evolution chain. Which stones can I get more of, and how can I ...
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What effects does Streetpass have with Pokemon X/Y?

In many other games, Streetpass can get you special items or other abilities. Does Pokemon X/Y have anything special with Streetpass?
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Poké Ball only shakes once and the Pokémon is caught

Sometimes when I throw a Poké Ball at a Pokémon in Pokémon X/Y, instead of the ball shaking three times, it shakes once and then the Pokémon is caught. What is happening here? I haven't actually ...
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What are the chances to get a female starter, and is there anyway to increase the chances?

I'm playing Pokemon X currently, and I really want a female Fennekin (as seen in the trailers). I've read the chances of getting a female starter are low, but not impossible. Someone on GF said that ...
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Where can I change my Pokemon's nickname?

In the previous generations, there was a Name Rater who could help you change your Pokemon's nickname, unless it was traded. Where is the Name Rater in this generation?
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Are there any cons to mega evolving?

So a while back in my Pokemon Y game I discovered the mega evolution through the storyline and since then have been using it in every single battle that my Lucario fights in, and it only occurred to ...
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Where and how can I earn Heart Scales?

If you don't know this is cost for one usage of Move Relearner (in Dendemille Town) skills.
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How often do Snorlax appear in Pokemon X/Y?

I failed to catch Snorlax the first time I met him in Route 7. Then after finishing the game, I was happen to pass by a sleeping Snorlax again in Route 7 (on the same bridge), but once again I failed ...
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How do I get a Coupon for the Lumiose City Boutique?

It seems that I've finally been able to get into the shop, but the prices are incredibly expensive. There was a woman who mentioned being able to get a discount card, but no mention of how to get one....
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What is there to do after beating the Elite Four/Champion (Post-Game)?

I've defeated the Elite Four and the Champion. The credits rolled and I've been teleported to my home in Vaniville Town. What is there to do now? Any specific events/features that are unlocked now? I ...
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Where to farm experience in Pokemon X/Y?

Where are the good places to farm for experience? I'm looking for places for levels 30-100 - please provide comprehensive list that will contain information about how to farm, where, and at what ...
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Where, how and when I can acquire HM's?

I have HM Strength and HM Cut. I would love to fly around this new beautiful world but I'm curious when it will be possible. Any help?
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Can my starter Pokemon be shiny?

So I have not played Pokemon since Red/Blue/Yellow and all of this shiny stuff is new to me. I have just started playing Pokemon X and I am wondering if you can get a shiny version of the starter ...
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What do the letters Japanese trainers use on the GTS to indicate IVs mean?

When searching for trades on the GTS, I see a lot in the notes from Japanese (and Korean players, too) players indicating Pokemon IVs by different letters: A, B, C, D, H, S, like: HCDS4v I usually ...
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What bonuses are related to friendship?

If you battle with your pokemon, you increase your friendship with that pokemon. It wouldn't make sense to have a feature like that if it didn't change anything, but if I ever knew what bonus you got ...
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What determines Psychic Inver's reward?

In the Inverse House on Route 18, the player can battle Psychic Inver in an "inverse battle" once a day, after which he gives the player one or three of many possible items. The vast majority of the ...
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What is the longest route to hatch eggs?

I'm asking because to hatch eggs, it takes a certain amount of steps to hatch them. In Gen V, I would always use SkyArrow Bridge because it was simply too easy to hold up in one direction, then down ...
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Can evolution occur at level 100?

I have a level 74 Braixen which I have given the Everstone to prevent her from evolving. There are many reasons, including I kind of like the look of her current evolution better than her fully ...
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Red button, or blue button?

So Team Flare decided to set their plan into motion: Naturally, I went to stop them, but now I have to choose between pressing a red button or a blue one. The scientist I just defeated told me that ...
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Can you skip the credits in Pokémon X and Y?

On Pokémon X, I tend to Battle the Elite 4 a lot to get lots of money and exp points for my Pokemon. However, every time that I beat them all, although I leave with more money and exp points, I have ...
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Why is my Mega Stone not in the location it should be?

I upgraded my Mega Ring and have been looking for Mega Stones, and I found a nice guide to the Mega Stone's locations. However, the Mega Stone isn't in the place it's supposed to be, and I'm sure the ...
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Is there a Mushroom Collector that will pay more than a Pokemon Center for Mushrooms and other 'gourmet foods'?

In Gen V there was a person that bought 'gourmet' ingredients like Tiny Mushrooms for a higher price than usual. Is there a person like that in Gen VI?
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Is there any way to access the other power plants in the Lumiose Badlands?

Finished that portion of the game, where you clear out the power plant full of Grunts. Can I access the other power plants in the region? It tells me the "door is shut tight".
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What are all the ways to increase Friendship in Pokemon X/Y?

I'm looking for all the ways to increase Friendship in Pokemon X and Y. Note that Friendship is different from Pokemon Amie Affection; they both do different things.
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What daily events can I do in Pokemon X/Y

In some cities there are people who give you items (such as berries) for answering a question correctly. They also tell me to come back tomorrow to win again. Is there a list of which people do this?...
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What are the effects of Pokemon Amie in X and Y?

While playing Pokemon X and Y, my touch screen is usually in the Pokemon Amie page. So my Charizard was in the page and it is thinking of food. I opened up Amie and gave it some food. I am wondering ...
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Where are the NPC Pokemon traders that I can trade with, and what do they offer?

Every Pokemon game features NPCs that you can trade with in order to obtain different Pokemon, and Pokemon X and Y are no different. I usually try and find and trade with all the NPC traders ...
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How are Pokeballs passed down from the parents when breeding?

I plan on breeding two pokemon (one in a timer ball and one in a pokeball) and I want the pokemon to be in a normal Pokeball. Which one will it get?
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What is a “step”?

Certain things in the game occur when you have taken x steps. Happiness, egg production/hatching, etc are all determined by the number of steps you have taken. In previous Pokemon games, it is ...
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Culture of Pokemon WiFi battling extremely competitive in X/Y?

My question has to deal the general culture of wifi battles in Pokemon X/Y. I just finished the Elite 4 and am now looking for something to do. WiFi battling looks fun, but spending hours upon hours ...
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Is there a Pokémon that can solo the Elite Four without any restoring items?

I was wondering if it is possible to beat the entire Elite Four in Pokemon X with a single Pokémon (with a specific moveset or strategy) without any health-restoring or PP-restoring items. Ideally ...
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Can I stop rollerblading?

Rollerblading around in X and Y is a fast way to travel, but I've found it really difficult to maneuver around tight spaces sometimes. It would be nice if I could register them to turn them off, or ...
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Where are the fishing spots surrounded by rocks etc, and do they actually increase the chances of catching fish?

While talking to the fisher guy in the fishing hut he told me the best place to fish was in small places surrounded be rocks or wall. Is this true? If so, where are theses places in the game? Is ...
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Is there any way to fight trainers again?

In Pokemon Black & White there was the Vs. Seeker that let you have rematches with some trainers. Do X and Y have a similar item or mechanic?
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Which Pokemon have a different ability in a horde?

Is there a way to tell which Pokemon in a horde has a different ability than the others? Here is my dilemma: I've come across a horde of 4 Tauros and 1 Miltank. I get 2 notifications on my screen ...
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What statement means max friendship?

What does the girl in Laverre City say when the happiness is maxed out? When I talk to her she says: Its amazingly friendly toward you! It must be so happy spending every day with you! I'm ...
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Access to the Lost Hotel in X and Y?

In Pokemon X and Y's Route 15, there is a building called the Lost Hotel, near the Dendemille Town Gate. Before getting to Dendemille, I entered and fought the gang members, but at the end, one gang ...
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Can I get hold of Mega-Evolution stones for the other Kanto starters in Pokémon X&Y?

I've got to the part of the game where you can choose one of the Kanto region starters. I'd like to train a Squirtle this time around but I also would really like to be able to see Charizard Y at ...
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How do I wake up the Snorlax that's in Pokemon village?

I went to the Snorlax in Pokemon village and I've been told that there's a hidden door under the Snorlax and I've been wondering how do you wake up that Snorlax
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Getting Acquaintances to become Friends

Some times when you trade with an acquaintance you get a prompt asking if you want to be friends with the other person. Most of the times it does not. It happens randomly too. It could be after the ...
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How does the game determine what box a caught Pokemon will be sent to?

Title says it all. It seems to be random and is really annoying.
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How does chain fishing work?

How exactly do I chain fish in Pokemon X and Y? Do i have to talk to the super rod fisherman, or what. I fish every time after the last, but I have no way to know if it is working or not. I run at the ...
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What does this star symbol mean in Pokemon X Pokedex

What initially caught my eye about this Pancham is that he was brown instead of black like other Panchams. I figured there must be a reason so I caught him but I'm not sure what's different about him. ...
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How do Pokemon that require friendship evolve?

I know that they require high friendship to evolve, but what does it exactly mean by that? Is there a certain number that must be matched? And, what means are there to get it high enough?