Pokemon X - Nintendo 3DS [Digital]

ESRB Rating: Everyone
Comic mischief, Mild cartoon violence
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Overview

What's Included


  • Pokemon X

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
99% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (1085 out of 1099)

Product Details


  • Developer: Game Freak
  • Publisher: Nintendo
  • Platform: Nintendo 3DS
  • Genre: Role Playing
  • Release Date: 10/31/2013

Synopsis


Set off on a thrilling 3D adventure that takes you to places the Pokémon franchise has never gone before. Pokémon X travels to the breathtaking land of Kalos, a star-shaped, enchanting region brimming with stunning forests, buzzing cities and many brand-new Pokémon. Gaze upon the wonder of the iconic tower in the center of Lumiose City, as you battle, catch and add to your Pokédex an array of new Pokémon that join the 640 you've already encountered. The Trainer is only as good as his Pokémon, so get ready to fight for glory with the powerful new creatures at your fingertips in Pokémon X.

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Features


Travel to the enchanting region of Kalos, a mysterious, star-shaped land full of beautiful forests, thriving cities and many never-before-seen Pokémon, centered around Lumiose City, whose tower is an iconic structure in the game

Catch and add an array of new Pokémon to your Pokédex — your most valuable assets in battle, which join the more than 640 Pokémon encountered thus far

Befriend Helioptile, a Normal- and Electric-type Pokémon, who generates enough electricity to power machinery

Acquire Fletchling, a Normal- and Flying-type Pokémon, who sings with a beautiful chirp and is very friendly, but releases relentless attacks in battle

Unleash the Parting Shot move of Fighting-type Pokémon Pancham, which lowers an opponent's Attack and Special Attack, while allowing you to switch Pancham out for another Pokémon in your party during battle

Traverse the land by riding on new Pokémon Gogoat — this large Grass-type Pokémon is a reliable way to travel and uses the Horn Leech move to recover HP equal to half the damage dealt by his move



Overall customer rating

4.8
99%
would recommend to a friend

Pros

Cons

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    For Everyone

    Posted
    Adventurea
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    Pokemon X is a game built for just about everyone. The premise is actually very, very simple. You can have up to 6 Pokemon (out of ~450 before you finish the game) with you at a time. Each Pokemon can only learn up to 4 Moves. Each Pokemon has it's own stats, abilities, and types. You use these Pokemon to beat up other Pokemon to gain experience and Level up, which makes your Pokemon stronger. Rinse and Repeat, beating 8 strong Gym leaders so that you can challenge the Elite 4 and Champion, which have amongst the most strong Pokemon in the game. It's a little more complicated than that, story-wise, but the basic premise should be enough to tell you, that there's a lot of strategy here. However, it is very easy. This isn't an experience to blaze through, because you WILL blaze through it if that's all you want to do, but that's not what you should do... unless you want to. You see, Pokemon is best experienced slowly, allow yourself to become immersed with your environment, catch tons of new Pokemon to try out or collect, learn about the people and places and what makes them so deep, and above all, appreciate all other people in the game by embracing what's different about them. The Game series as a whole has made a huge graphical leap. previously, the games were always portrayed with 2D sprites which made them dull and relatively uninteresting. With pokemon in 3D, they feel much more alive. This helps with immersion a lot, and gives a lot of pokemon a personality that might not have been apparent before. They also upped the customization by a metric load. You can customize your clothes and hair along a fairly-sized preset that makes you look awesome. Clothes mix well together and you are free to mix and match and your leisure. If you think this game is easy... well, actually, it's not. It is, but it's not. To beat this game is easy, but to REALLY beat this game is hard, it's hard despite being given all the tools you need to succeed. It's really challenging. Once you beat the game, you unlock this facility in the game called the Battle Mansion. If you thought the game was easy before, try to win 20 times in a row in the Battle Mansion. It seems just as easy as before at first, but as you win the opponents will start using stronger Pokemon and movesets, along with using strategies and items you may have not even considered. If you manage to get 20 wins, congratulations! That's not a small feat! However, after you manage to do it, a SUPER version of it will unlock, and the battles here will be hard from the get-go and only get harder. This mode goes on forever, See how far you can go! This game has loads of information to remember. This can be both a good thing and a bad thing. My best advice is to not be overwhelmed. Usually, if you see a Pokemon you are unfamiliar with, you can, after that battle, look up that pokemon in your pokedex, find the area it's located at, and catch it. By catching it, you will learn that Pokemon's type, and by looking more closely at it, the moves it knows and how they work. The Game is kid friendly. However, Online interaction is best supervised. Kids should play with online chat turned off (It is off by default) and, when using the Wonder Trade Feature online, you should be there. This game has a profanity / Slang / offensive words filter, but it's not perfect. If the game is completely played offline, there is nothing to worry about. The Game can be played in multiple languages besides English. If you are learning a new language, I can recommend playing this game in another language. You cannot conveniently change language during the story, you can only select it when you begin the game, so you should at least be able to read the Script of the language you're learning. For the Japanese language, you can play with just Kana, so you only need to learn the hiragana and Katakana to play and don't need to know any Kanji. You can also probably jump right on in to Spanish. There are many things that can be learned just listening to these characters speak. They all for the most part speak formally and grammatically correct. I may not have covered everything. But theres a lot here for everyone. Hardcore gamers, Kids, Language Learners, you name it. As long as you have a 3DS or 2DS, you can play it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A great Pokemon game

    Posted
    Chris
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    For fans old and new, Pokemon X and Y are the best installments yet. The graphics are lovely and there are enough improvements to the gameplay to make it thoroughly enjoyable. Leveling your Pokemon up is easier than before, and while this does make the game easier than previous installments, it also means you spend far less time running in circles leveling them up, which I think is a fair trade off. EV training is easier than ever with its own minigame to add specific EVs, and breeding as well has been simplified to make it easier to acquire perfect and shiny Pokemon. The story is compelling and actually quite long, and the new Pokemon are interesting and useful. Wonder Trade is loads of fun, even if the payoff is not that great, Mega Evolutions give old favorites new life, and the new Friend Safari is a much needed improvement on the old Safari feature of past games. There are a few problems, though. The 3D effects are only available in 1-on-1 Pokemon battles, and when 3D is on the framerate of the game usually drops noticeably. There isn't much to do after you finish the main story unless you're in to breeding or catching them all, and utilities for transferring Pokemon from previous version (Poke Transporter and Pokemon Bank), while extremely useful, are cumbersome to use (and they don't allow the transfer of items, making it impossible to transfer Mega Stones between games that way). The Mega Evolutions are limited to certain Pokemon, and many of them cannot be acquired until after the Elite Four have been beaten, so they're not really useful unless you play competitively. Additionally, some Mega Stones, which are needed to Mega evolve their respective Pokemon, are only available in one version or the other (and in the Houndoom, who is only available in X, his Mega Stone is only available in Y), and each copy of the game only gets one of each. The StreetPass feature is also almost entirely useless, as all it does is give you Poke Miles based on how far away StreetPassed players are from you; if you mostly only StreetPass people who live in your area, you're only getting 1 PM per StreetPass, which isn't terribly useful. Despite its problems, though, Pokemon X and Y are a solid and enjoyable entry into the franchise, and a must-have for fans of the series, even if you haven't played in several generations.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best Pokemon Game Yet!

    Posted
    Lemondish
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    Pokemon X (and its companion game, Pokemon Y) are the best installments in the series. The introduction is swift and lacks the length and cumbersome hand-holding of previous entries. Players are quickly immersed into the world and sent out to catch Pokemon within minutes. As for the cast of cutesy creatures, many of the series' most recognizable Pokemon are featured right from the beginning alongside new and ever more exotic monsters. The new Mega-Evolution mechanic brings new things to learn and see from long standing fan favourite Pokemon, appealing to new players and longtime fans alike. Visually, it's a fantastic art style with a new anime stylized focus that sets it apart from past entries. Lastly, the title makes good use of Internet features in a way that doesn't seem overly intrusive to gameplay. You can trade Pokemon online, either with friends or strangers. Unfortunately, there are a few negatives. For example, the 3d effect isn't available all the time and is instead relegated to mostly the combat portions of the game. Thus, the frequent swaps could be jarring. Also, the game is designed to be accessible for a wide variety of ages, so the writing is simplistic and the difficulty isn't very high, so don't expect much of a challenge. This game is nearly identical to its sister title Pokemon X, but there are a few Pokemon exclusive to this title that aren't available in the other. If you're looking to catch them all, you'll need to team up with a friend who has the other game, or trade on the Internet powered global trading system.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A must have game for any Pokémon fan

    Posted
    solarsaturn9
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    While there are many reasons to be disappointed with Pokémon X and Y, there are also many reasons to add them to your game library. The game is relatively short compared to most other Pokémon games on the Nintendo DS. Other than the usual collecting and competitive play, there is not much content to enjoy after the main story has been completed. My biggest problem with the game is the over the top technical ambition. There is noticeable slowdown during battles especially when enabling the 3D stereoscopic effect. If you're a proponent of stereo 3D, like me, you'll be disappointed to find out that the effect is not usable during the entire game. The effect, for the most part, is disabled in the over world. However, the game mechanics are vastly improved over older Pokémon games. The addition of the fairy type balances type matching for more enjoyable competitive play. The mega evolution mechanic adds an interesting twist as well. When Pokémon Bank/Transfer is released trading Pokémon from older games will be MUCH easier than in past titles. The social aspects of the game make it easier to enjoy with friends who are far away. This is important in countries like America where distance is quite often the reason why multiplayer features are infeasible.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Pokemon at its Best!

    Posted
    WittleToni
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    This game is excellent. The first thing to hit me about this game wasn't in fact the 3D, but the sound quality, it is excellent. I hardly ever use the 3D, and I'm pleased to say that the 3D isn't imperative to the gameplay, it just gives battles (and some overworld areas) a sense of depth. The only criticism I can give it is how the frame rate drops slightly when the 3D is turned on, but come on, that's surely expected. I have been playing it non stop since I received it, I can't get enough. The battle mechanics have been reworked a little, with some moves being buffed, such as Tackle from 35 power to 50, and others nerfed, like Fly from 95 power to 90. But most of the change is for the better. Of course, the newest type addition of fairy is a little bit of a pain, as you have to learn the new type's resistances and weaknesses, but that's just being picky. Of course, the Mega Evolution mechanic works very well with the game, if I was to divulge any information about this, it could be regarded as spoilers. All I can say is that, it is good. If I was to rate it out of ten, I'd give it ten.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A Innovative New Pokemon Game Worth Picking Up

    Posted
    Justashopper
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    Having played past Pokemon games and hearing many positives about XY, me and my sister picked up our respective copies (I got X and she got Y) and got right to it. The game looks beautiful with the new 3D models of the world and the Pokemon during battles, with satisfying animations and expressions from both characters and Pokemon themselves when battling. The music is stellar and catchy so you will definitely start unconsciously humming the tunes after playing a session. You can now customize your characters clothes and look, something that I didn't really care about at first but soon started spending all my money on to make my character unique to me. A negative might be that the NPCs you are forced to talk to are mostly boring who contribute little to the story and a more annoying than anything and make you want to skip through their dialogue as fast as possible to continue your adventure. But that's mostly a nitpick on a otherwise very fun and amazing journey, so I suggest you pick it up!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    New mechanics but...

    Posted
    MagnoF00
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    Last time I played Pokemon was when Emerald was released on the Gameboy SP. I decided to buy "Pokemon X" to see what was new and to my surprise, a lot had changed. Visuals were stunning, more space for in-game items, new types of Pokemon moves & elements, etc. Everything seemed fairly satisfying until the 3D camera angles came in for one of the in-game's biggest cities (forgot name), that annoyed me so much not being able to control the camera how I wanted it & the joystick being used for "skates" was also another annoyance! I actually preffered the running/biking using the directionals. Also, the "Exp. Share" made the game so much easier, which is a bit of both for me cause I liked that my Pokemon would level up fast but I would hate that I easily over leveled the next gym leader I faced as I ventured from one city to another. Aside from that, I still think it's an enjoyable experience to play through.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    It's still a fun game.

    Posted
    AppleSauer
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    I was a kid when Pokemon Red & Blue came out and I was obsessed with Pokemon until after Gold & Silver. I played them for a bit but got bored of it. Also, I was turned off by the designs of the newer Pokemon, even though I was like 11. I never really felt compelled to play another Pokemon game, especially since they started looking lamer and lamer with each new one. But a friend of mine finally wore me down and convinced me to try this one and I was surprised by how much I enjoyed it. The 3D perspective doesn't really add anything significant other than camera angles when you walk around and the character customization is rather limited an not worth investing the time in. I still think all the new Pokemon look really lame or downright stupid, though, but it's doesn't bother me so much anymore, especially since there are a good number of first generation ones in the game. After you play for a bit you can even get a Charmander, Squirtle, or Bulbasaur.

    I would recommend this to a friend


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