Dedenne, Bunnelby and Skiddo join Pokémon X and Y


If Mega Evolutions, Core and Super Training weren’t enough within this week’s reveals for Pokémon X and Y, three new critters have been announced for the Nintendo 3DS exclusive.

Electric and Fairy-type Dedenne emits radio waves from its antenna-shaped whiskers to communicate, plugging its tail into outlets to drain their electricity. It has a new ability, Cheek Pouch, which allows it to gain HP from eating a Berry during battle alongside the fruit’s own benefits, whilst another new Electric-type move Nuzzle damages and paralyzes an opponent.

Next up is Bunnelby, a Normal-type, that burrows in the ground with its shovel-shaped ears to create a den. They are immensely powerful, capable of cutting trough thick tree roots, and therefore effective in battle. Bunnelby can learn the Ground-type move Dig, which will be familiar to long-term players.

Lastly, we have the Grass-type Skiddo which evolves into Gogoat. Said to be the first Pokémon to live alongside humans, and doesn’t mind carrying people or supplies on its back – having learned to read the feelings of its riders through their grip on its horns. Skiddo can learn the Grass-type move Leaf Blade, where the user wields a sharp leaf to slice like a sword.

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After starting out with a Yellow Game Boy and a copy of Donkey Kong Land, Alex once hid in his room to play The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time one Christmas. Now he shares his thoughts on Nintendo Insider, keeping track of everything to do with Nintendo.


  1. And once again, Nintendo decides the sixth generation of Pokémon will not be complete until they make another Pikachu rip-off.

    Poor Pikachu can’t catch a break.

  2. Wow…. just wow…. all they did was grab a Raichu, stick it with Maril´s ears, and add tv antennas. Pokemon design ftw!


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