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Generation VI
Pokémon X and Pokémon Y Logo's.png
Logo's of X and Y
Debut JN October 12, 2013
EN October 12, 2013
Pokémon 721 (72 new)
Region Kalos
Date Ended JN November 18, 2016 (1133 days)
EN November 18, 2016 (1133 days)
Game Information
Main Game(s): X and Y
Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
Storage Games: Bank
Battle Arena Games: None

Generation VI (第六(だいむ)世代(せだい), Dai Roku-sedai) is the sixth installment of the Pokémon franchise. It was first announced on January 8, 2013, with announcement of Pokémon X and Y. This generation started with Pokémon X and Y in 2013 and following with Pokémon Omega Ruby and 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

Leader Type Badge
Viola Bug Bug Badge
Grant Rock Cliff Badge
Korrina Fighting Rumble Badge
Ramos Grass Plant Badge
Clemont Electric Voltage Badge
Valerie Fairy Fairy Badge
Olympia Psychic Psychic Badge
Wulfric Ice Iceberg Badge

Elite Four

Name Type
Malva Fire
Siebold Water
Wikstrom Steel
Drasna Dragon


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 ghost-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 Y, one gets the Kalos starters and the Kanto (Red, Green and Blue) starters. In Pokémon Omega Ruby and 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.
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