Generation VI is the newest Generation in the Pokémon Franchise, announced on January 8, 2013.
Generation VI Launch
In a first for the Pokémon Franchise, the first two games of a Generation were released worldwide simultaneously in the 12th of October 2013.
Changes from Generation V
- The introduction of Pokémon Bank and Pokémon Transporter to transport Pokemon from previous generations.
- The abandonment of seasons.
- The abandonment of Pokemon swarms.
- The introduction of the Fairy type, and its weaknesses to Steel, Poison and immunity to Dragons.
- Adding the Fairy type to Cleffa, Clefairy, Clefable,Snubbull, Granbull, Togepi, Togetic, Togekiss, Igglybuff, Jigglypuff, Wigglytuff, Mime Jr., Mr. Mime, Azurill, Marill, Azumarill, Ralts, Kirlia, Gardevoir, Mawile, Cottonee and Whimsicott.
- Pikachu receives a 10-point increase each in its Defense and Special Defense stats.
- Pokémon can evolve after a battle even if they are knocked out or if the player lost.
- Replacing Dream World with the new Friend Safari feature.
- Pikachu now has it's anime cry.
Trading Card Game
To Be Announced
The next Pokemon series, XY, is set to debut in Japan on October 17th, every other country worldwide will get a two episode sneak peek on October 19th.
- The Cocoon of Destruction and Diancie
- Hoopa and the Clash of Ages
- Volcanion and the Ingenious Magearna (upcoming)
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