Pokemon X & Y reintroduce Bulbasaur, Charmander, and Squirtle as starters

By Andrew Yoon, Sep 04, 2013 8:45am PDT

Everything old is new again. In addition to getting Chespin, Fennekin, or Froakie, X & Y will reintroduce you to some classic Pokemon as well. You'll get to choose an additional starter from the Red & Blue generation: Bulbasaur, Charmander, and Squirtle.

Of course, the three starters have been given an X & Y twist. Once evolved to their final forms, Venusaur, Charizard, and Blastoise can all Mega-Evolve using Mega Stones. Imagine if you could build a time machine and go back to 1998 and show off Mega-Charizard fighting a Mega-Blastoise... in 3D. Your teenage self would probably die, causing an irreversible time paradox.

Pokemon X & Y will be available on October 12. Two special edition 3DS XL systems will be available in September.

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