For the first time ever!

Because Pokémon originates from Japan,
since Red/Blue in 1996,
we have been releasing information in Japan first.

But this time everything changes.
Pokémon X/Y will be launched at a same time, worldwide!

As announced on January 9th, on “Poké”
- international Pokemon website,
legendary Pokémon names will be same worldwide.


Pronunciation for names in Japanese is:

And in English it is:

You might wonder why this information is
not available on the Japanese official homepage.

Frankly. This is the first time in a history,
while fans from abroad are getting news faster, than fans in Japan.

In a way, simultaneous game launch,
became a special event for our fans from abroad.

So, everyone who just saw the new legendary Pokemon names:
congratulations !
You are the very first in the world!!!



Hello everyone!

Did you have a chance to watch our announcement video
on the 8th of January(Japan time) ?
If you haven’t seen it yet, you can check it out at here:

And here is the link to the Nintendo Pokémon Direct video,
in which you can learn about the history of Pokémon:

And links for Japanese fans:

And here is the press release.

We are aiming to deliver genuine entertainment that can be enjoyed
simultaneously by people from all over the world.

Never-before-seen Pokémon that will be discovered for the first time by people from across the globe.
Pokémon that are brought to life and look as if they are right in front you.
Stunningly dynamic Pokémon battles.
Breathtakingly beautiful visuals that take full advantage of the 3DS hardware’s power.
An innovate communication system that will make you feel connected with
players from around the world as you play the game.
A new battle mechanism that allows your Pokémon to become even more powerful
when the bonds you share grow stronger.
A story and music that can be enjoyed by all.

Whether this is the player’s first game, or if he or she is a veteran of the Pokémon series,
our goal is to deliver genuine entertainment that will make all players smile,
regardless of their age, gender, country, language, or culture.

The Pokémon series has always been more than just a game.
It’s a series that brings people together, and encourages them to get excited and
have fun as if they were at a festival.
That is why I wanted to achieve my long-time dream of a worldwide simultaneous release
with these new entries to the series.

Pokémon X and Pokémon Y–the evolved sixth generation of Pokémon.

Genuine entertainment that people have been waiting for is here.

October 2013.

I look forward to being able to play with everyone from around the world.


Ends here.

I’m directing the game, and leading the talented team here at Game Freak.
We’re currently hard at work creating a game we think will be really something special.

Please wait until October to experience it yourself!



At last! The time has come.

On Tuesday, 8th of January. At 8.00pm of Japan time,
we will announce some Pokémon news to everyone!!
I would like everyone to check it out!

I would like everyone to share this moment with
your family, love ones, friends and colleagues!!

Of course, everyone who love Pokémon,
but those who don’t know Pokémon yet are also welcome to join us!

I want everybody to check this info, therefore
please spread and share this information at office,
school, club activities, any circle!!
I would like everyone to share and spread this news widely!

In Japan You can check official Pokémon website at 8:00PM on January the 8th.

For the exact time of the announcement in your time zone, please check the official Nintendo website.
You can find the links below.

I am also looking forward to it!


8th(Tue) 8:00PM

USA Eastern Time
8th (Tue) 6:00AM

USA Pacific Time
8th (Tue) 3:00AM

United Kingdom

France, Italy, Germany, Spain
8th (Tue) 12:00PM

Pokémon Official Site:

Nintendo Homepage: