A request: please keep your speculation reasonable; do not post just for the sake of posting if you have nothing remotely intelligent to say. [youtube]WNr6wQfNfK4[/youtube] The entire Nintendo Direct video can be watched here. Welcome to the new generation of Pokemon! Just a few hours ago, Nintendo announced that Generation 6 will be globally released in October 2013. The game is confirmed for Nintendo 3DS and utilized 3D models for Pokemon over sprites. We don't have a lot of information on the games currently, but the above video shows off both the starters and the box legendaries. Check out the new starters and legendaries: From left to right: Chespin, Fennekin, and Froakie Chespin is a pure Grass-type, Fennekin is a pure Fire-type, and Froakie is a pure Water-type. Introducing: Xerneas And his best buddy, Yveltal. The Orange Island Staff will be keeping this thread up to date as more information is released. Feel free to discuss any aspect of the releases here. What are your impressions? What else do you think will be included in this game? We have a lot of time to go between now and October. If you're looking to discuss these games live with Smogon regulars and veterans, join us on the IRC channels #orangeislands and #pokemon. Don't be shy; we'd love to talk with you about the new releases. Cheers, to a new generation of Pokemon!