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.