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Generation VI (Japanese第六(だいむ)世代(せだい)HepburnDai Roku-sedai) is the sixth installment of the Pokémon franchise. It was first announced on January 8, 2013, with announcement of Pokémon X and Pokémon Y. This generation started with Pokémon X and Y in 2013 and following with Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire in 2014. This generation features a new region called Kalos, inspired by France, and the return of the Hoenn region.

This generation bring 72 new kinds of Pokémon in the Kalos region with 3 new Legendary Pokémon and 3 new Mythical Pokémon.

Chronologically, X, Y, Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire take place in a different timeline compared to previous generations, due to the existence of Mega Evolution.


Mega Evolution[]

Generation VI comes with a new way of evolving known as Mega Evolution, which grants some Pokémon an extra stage of evolution. A special stone and item is required for this purpose. Several Pokémon from each generation can have this as evolution.

3D Movement[]

Pokémon games followed 2D movement with 4 directions up to Generation V. In generation VI, this feature is expanded to 8 directions of up, down, left, right, upper left, upper right, lower left, and lower right.


Generation VI comes with total of 72 new Pokémon thus expanding the Pokédex to total of 721 Pokémon. The National Pokédex now ends with Volcanion.

Legendary Pokémon[]

Generation VI owns three new legendary Pokémon: Xerneas, Yveltal and Zygarde, alias, the Aura Trio.

Fairy type[]

This is the first time since Generation II that a new type is introduced. In this case, it is the Fairy type. Xerneas holds the record of being the first Fairy-type legendary Pokémon.

Gym Leaders[]

X and Y[]

Leader Type Badge Location
Viola Bug type Bug Badge Santalune City
Grant Rock type Cliff Badge Cyllage City
Korrina Fighting type Rumble Badge Shalour City
Ramos Grass type Plant Badge Coumarine City
Clemont Electric type Voltage Badge Lumiose City
Valerie Fairy type Fairy Badge Laverre City
Olympia Psychic type Psychic Badge Anistar City
Wulfric Ice type Iceberg Badge Snowbelle City

Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire[]

Leader Type Badge Location
Roxanne Rock type Stone Badge Rustboro City
Brawly Fighting type Knuckle Badge Dewford Town
Wattson Electric type Dynamo Badge Mauville City
Flannery Fire type Heat Badge Lavaridge Town
Norman Normal type Balance Badge Petalburg City
Winona Flying type Feather Badge Fortree City
Tate and Liza Psychic type Mind Badge Mossdeep City
Wallace Water type Rain Badge Sootopolis City

Elite Four[]

X and Y[]

Name Type
Fire type
Water type
Steel type
Dragon type

Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire[]

Name Type
Sidney Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
Dark type
Phoebe Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
Ghost type
Glacia Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
Ice type
Drake Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
Dragon type


Main series[]


Mega Evolutions[]

Primal Reversions[]

Promotional Pictures[]


  • It is the first generation to feature remakes in 3D.
  • It is the first generation where Pokémon series move forward to the 3D-era in all of this generation's games onwards.
  • Generation VI introduced the least:
    • Pokémon, with only 72.
    • Legendary Pokémon, with only 3.
    • Moves, with only 62.
    • Abilities, with only 27.
      • Along with Generation V, it also has the least amount of Pokémon with a Mega Evolution at 1, which is ironic as this generation brought Mega Evolution.
  • Generation VI is the only generation that does not have:
    • A Gym Leader or Elite Four member specializing in Ground-type Pokémon.
    • A trio of Legendary Pokémon that aren't Version Mascot Pokémon.
    • A new pure Electric-type Pokémon or a new pure Ground-type Pokémon.
    • A new Dragon-type move.
    • Any official artificial Pokémon.
    • A new move for every type that existed at the time.
    • A pseudo-legendary with two types.
    • A new Pokémon that evolves with friendship.
  • This is the first generation to have games made for mobile devices. This includes "Pokémon TCG Online", "Camp Pokémon", and the most well known mobile game, Pokémon GO.
  • This is the first generation to drop the name "Version" from the name of its games.
  • This is the first generation to have all starter Pokémon. In Pokémon X and Pokémon Y, one gets the Kalos starters and the Kanto (Red, Green and Blue) starters. In Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire, one gets the Hoenn, Sinnoh (Diamond and Pearl), Johto (Gold and Silver), and Unova (Black and White).
  • Since the first generation, there have been third versions and as of Generation V, a sequel. However, unlike them, this generation doesn't feature a third version or sequel.
  • All Pokémon had their original cries updated as of this generation.
  • The word filter also returns in this generation, however the word filter in this generation works the same as that on the Global Trading System in Generation V: if the word is contained, it is censored entirely, making it less easier to evade. There are exceptions to this however, such as the censor on "kill": the word "skill" does not get blocked by the censor. There are more words added to this filter, and the list of censored words depends on whether one has the version updates or not installed on the 3DS console. This filter also detects using the space character between letters in attempt to evade the filter. Some words however have other words that are contained within the same offending category that are not censored as well, and if trying to enter any of the words on the banlist, the game will tell "You can't enter that word". The banlist is mostly based on the Nintendo 3DS censors.
  • There is no Pokémon Z, this might be because Zygarde only appears when Kalos is in dissaray.