The Pokémon franchise has 719 (as of the release of Pokémon X and Y) distinctive fictional species classified as the titular Pokémon. This is a selected listing of 70 of the Pokémon species, originally found in the X and Y versions, arranged as they are in the main game series' National Pokédex. It is currently unknown if more Pokémon were added in X and Y.
Chespin(ハリマロン,Harimaron?), known as the Spiny Nut Pokémon, is a Grass type and one of the three Pokémon available to players at the start of the game. Described as having a curious nature, it resembles a rodent that has a chestnut-like shell on its head which protects it in battle.
Chesnaught(ブリガロン,Burigaron?), known as the Spiny Armor Pokémon, is the final evolved form of Chespin. With its new Fighting type, it defends its friends and allies by putting its own life in danger. Its armoring allows it to endure powerful explosions. It can learn Spiky Shield to defend itself and damage opponents who make contact.
Fennekin(フォッコ,Fokko?) is the Fox Pokémon, and it is the Fire-type starter Pokémon. It is described as being temperamental and it enjoys eating twigs. In the anime, Serena chooses Fennekin as her starter in the Kalos Region.
Delphox(マフォクシー,Mafokushī?), known as the Fox Pokémon, is the final evolved form of Fennekin. It can now control its powerful flames with its new Psychic abilities, such as through its signature Mystical Fire attack.
Froakie(ケロマツ,Keromatsu?), the Bubble Frog Pokémon, is the Water-type starter Pokémon. The ruff around its neck is actually made of bubbles which it uses to protect itself from attacks. In the anime, Ash Ketchum meets Froakie during his first day in the Kalos Region who becomes one of his first Pokémon in the region.
Greninja(ゲッコウガ,Gekkōga?), known as the Ninja Pokémon, is the final evolved form of Froakie. With its new Dark typing it becomes swift and elusive as a ninja. Its signature move is compressing water into a special Water Shuriken, and is the only priority move that hits multiple times. It is also able to learn Extrasensory, making it able to hold its own against Fighting Types. Greninja's hidden Ability, Protean, allows it to change types right before attacking. Greninja is a playable character in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U.
Bunnelby(ホルビー,Horubī?), the rabbit-like Digging Pokémon, is stated to have ears strong enough to break through tree roots. It also possesses the new Cheek Pouch ability and it is noted to use the attack Dig.
Diggersby(ホルード,Horūdo?) is the Digging Pokémon and it uses its large ears as shovels to dig through the ground. Its ears are so strong that it can lift heavy stones, and it is often used in construction work.
Fletchling(ヤヤコマ,Yayakoma?), the Tiny Robin Pokémon, is said to be friendly and is popular among many trainers. Despite not being Fire-type, it can learn the attack Flame Charge, hinting at its future evolutionary form.
Fletchinder(ヒノヤコマ,Hinoyakoma?) is the Ember Pokémon, the middle evolution between Fletchling and Talonflame when it gains the Fire type. When its internal flame sac heats up, it allows Fletchinder to fly even faster.
Talonflame(ファイアロー,Faiarō?, Fiarrow), the Scorching Pokémon, is the evolved form of Fletchling. As a result of its evolution, Talonflame becomes a Fire-type, and when it flies, capable of reaching 310 miles per hour (500 km/h), it releases embers from its wings.
Scatterbug(コフキムシ,Kofukimushi?), the Scatterdust Pokémon, is a caterpillar Pokémon that hides in the forest from flying Pokémon. The fur around its neck has a dust that it uses to adjust its temperature, allowing Scatterbug to live in any environment.
Spewpa(コフーライ,Kofūrai?), the Scatterdust Pokémon, is a pupal form of Scatterbug that is the middle stage on its evolution into Vivillon. It has grown more hair around its body which is hard enough to repel attacks and can be straightened into sharp spikes to deter attackers.
Vivillon(ビビヨン,Bibiyon?), the Scale Pokémon, is a butterfly-like Pokémon that has a colorful pattern on its wings that it flaps to release its scales. Depending on the part of the world the player lives in, he or she will encounter Vivillon with a particular pattern in their game, with players living in other parts of the world receiving entirely different patterns.
Pyroar(カエンジシ,Kaenjishi?) is the evolved form of Litleo, the male version possessing a large fiery mane. Pyroar possesses moves such as Echoed Voice, Hyper Voice and is signature move Noble Roar, owing to its lion-based nature.
Flabébé(フラベベ,Furabebe?), the Single Bloom Pokémon, is one of the new Fairy-type Pokémon. When it is born, it finds a flower that it lives on for the rest of its life and gains power from in battle. This flower is different depending on where any particular Flabébé is found.
Florges(フラージェス,Furājesu?) is the final evolved form of Flabébé. It makes territory by growing flowers and exquisite flower gardens, using these flowers' energy as its own during battles. Because of its ability to create beautiful gardens, rulers of castles would use Florges to make them for their own.
Skiddo(メェークル,Mēkuru?), the Mount Pokémon, later evolves into Gogoat. It said that it has lived alongside humans for so long that it does not mind carrying people. Like Gogoat, the player character will be able to ride one at some point in the game.
Pancham(ヤンチャム,Yanchamu?), the Playful Pokémon, resembles a Giant Panda. It is always seen with a leaf sticking out of its mouth, and it tries to intimidate opponents by glaring at them, but this does not often work.
Pangoro(ゴロンダ,Goronda?), the Daunting Pokémon, is the evolved form of the panda Pokémon Pancham, gaining a new Dark-type during the evolution. Pangoro seems violent, but it actually believes in fairness in battle, with its leaf able to predict its opponents moves.
Espurr(ニャスパー,Nyasupā?) is the "Restraint" Pokémon, so named because it keeps its psychic powers under control by holding its ears shut. Espurr prefer to be independent, and moves and acts at its own pace. It evolves into Meowstic.
Honedge(ヒトツキ,Hitotsuki?), the Sword Pokémon, is a ghost that has possessed an ancient sword. It uses the blue tassel on its hilt as a hand and holds its own sheath in battle. Honedge's Steel/Ghost typing is unique to its evolutionary line.
Doublade(ニダンギル,Nidangiru?) is the evolved form of Honedge, taking the form of two Honedges crossed to form a coat-of-arms shape. It uses telepathy to coordinate attacks between its two blades.
Aegislash(ギルガルド,Girugarudo?), the Royal Sword Pokémon, gains a shield when it evolves from Doublade. Its new ability Stance Change changes its forms in battle, switching to the attack-oriented Blade Forme (ブレードフォルム,Burēdo Forumu?) when an attack is selected, and to defense-oriented Shield Forme (シールドフォルム,Shīrudo Forumu?) when using its signature move King's Shield.
Spritzee(シュシュプ,Shushupu?), the Perfumed Pokémon, is a Fairy-type Pokémon that can only be caught in the Y version. In the past it was kept by women for its perfume which it uses to entrance its opponents. This fragrance changes depending on what Spritzee has eaten.
Swirlix(ペロッパフ,Peroppafu?), the Cotton Candy Pokémon, is a Fairy-type Pokémon that can only be found in the X version. It loves candy and sweets so much that its fur resembles cotton candy in appearance and texture, using its stickiness to its advantage in battles.
Slurpuff(ペロリーム,Perorīmu?) is the evolved form of Swirlix. Its incredible sense of smell lets it detect the faintest of odors; it specializes in identifying sweet smells, and pastry chefs use it to improve their baking.
Inkay(マーイーカ,Māīka?), the Revolving Pokémon, resembles a squid. It can drain other Pokémon's powers by flashing lights above its eyes, and it uses these to communicate with friends. Inkay has a new move called Topsy-turvy that changes its opponents stats. During battle, Inkay will change its vertical orientation often.
Malamar(カラマネロ,Karamanero?), the Overturning Pokémon, is the evolved form of Inkay. It is said to be the best hypnotist of all Pokémon, and for this reason many ill-intentioned trainers seek out this Pokémon.
Binacle(カメテテ,Kametete?), the Two-Handed Pokémon, can often be found living on rocks on the sea shore. They are usually found in pairs latched on a rock, one sometimes moving away if they are unable to get along.
Barbaracle(ガメノデス,Gamenodesu?) is the evolved form of Binacle. Its two individuals as Binacle multiply into seven as Barbaracle, all under control of the central head. It can learn the move Cross Chop which goes well with either its Tough Claws or Sniper Abilities.
Skrelp(クズモー,Kuzumō?), the Mock Kelp Pokémon, is inspired by the weedy seadragons. It hides by resembling a piece of rotting kelp, and uses its poison to ambush prey. Skrelp can only be caught in the Y version of the games.
Clauncher(ウデッポウ,Udeppō?), the "Water Gun" Pokémon, resembles a pistol shrimp. Its oversized claw is used to catch prey and shoot out a condensed blast of water. Clauncher can only be caught in the X version.
Clawitzer(ブロスター,Burosutā?), the Howitzer Pokémon, is the evolved form of Clauncher. Its massive claw can produce a high enough water pressure to break through armored hulls, and it uses the claw to propel itself through the water.
Heliolisk(エレザード,Erezādo?) is the evolved form of Helioptile. A single Heliolisk can generate enough electricity to power a high-rise building as it takes in solar energy with the large frill around its neck.
Tyrantrum(ガチゴラス,Gachigorasu?) is the evolved form of Tyrunt. One hundred million years in the past it was invincible, and its powerful jaws could render an iron plate as if it was made out of paper.
Aurorus(アマルルガ,Amaruruga?) is the evolved form of Amaura. It can use ice as cold as −150 °C (−238 °F) to attack using the new Freeze-Dry move, which is treated as super-effective against Water types, or to defend itself by forming a wall of ice in front of itself.
Sylveon(ニンフィア,Ninfia?, Nymphia), the Intertwining Pokémon, is a Fairy type Pokémon and a brand new evolution of the first generation Pokémon Eevee. Its type was kept a mystery until the official reveal. Sylveon possesses abilities to move its antenna-like ribbons on its body which uses it to relieve the feelings of both humans and Pokémon. Also the ribbons act as a leash when it walks with its trainer. Sylveon can learn a new Fairy-type move, Moonblast, that allows it to borrow energy from the moon and attack the opponent with a powerful blast.
Hawlucha(ルチャブル,Ruchaburu?), also known as the Wrestling Pokémon, is a small bird with red cape-like wings, and a green mask-like face. Even considering its small size, Hawlucha is a very proficient fighter with skills that allow it to keep up with big bruisers. It does this by being difficult to defend against, attacking from above. It stays steady in the air using its wings. It learns the unique move Flying Press that combines its Fighting- and Flying-type abilities into a single sky-diving bodyslam.
Dedenne(デデンネ?), the hamster-like Antenna Pokémon, is stated to be able to use its whiskers to communicate with far off allies and recharge itself by plugging its tail into electrical outlets. It has a new ability called Cheek Pouch that allows it to benefit in two different ways from Berries and a new attack called Nuzzle.
Goomy(ヌメラ,Numera?), known as the Soft Tissue Pokémon, is a small slug-like Pokémon said to be the weakest of Dragon Types. However, its slimy mucus coating makes any punches or kicks slide off it harmlessly, making it difficult to fight. To prevent this membrane from drying out, it lives in dark, damp locations.
Goodra(ヌメルゴン,Numerugon?) is the final evolved form of Goomy, a very powerful Pokémon in comparison to it being called the weakest Dragon Pokémon as Goomy. It is a very friendly Dragon type that loves to hug its beloved trainer, and covers them in its sticky slime. It attacks with the retractable horns on its head, and its punch is as strong as a the punches of a hundred pro-boxers.
Klefki(クレッフィ,Kureffi?), also known as the Key Ring Pokémon, is a white key and ring, with various keys it has collected over time. It is a key collector that threatens attackers by fiercely jingling its keys at them. Once attached to a key, it never releases it, so Klefki are frequently used for high profile security.
Phantump(ボクレー,Bokurē?) is also known as the Stump Pokémon. It is born when a spirit possesses a rotten tree stump. It can use the new move Forest's Curse to add the Grass Type to an opposing Pokémon.
Trevenant(オーロット,Ōrotto?) is a tree-like Pokémon, the evolved form of Phantump. It was first briefly featured in a commercial for Pokémon X and Y shown at screenings of ExtremeSpeed Genesect: Mewtwo Awakens in Japan, which was later shown on the eShop and uploaded to Pokémon Japan's official YouTube channel. It can control the trees with its will and traps people who harm the forest so they can never leave.
Pumpkaboo(バケッチャ,Baketcha?), the Pumpkin Pokémon, is born when the souls of the dead cannot pass onto the otheride, and instead inhabit pumpkins. Pumpkaboo can be found in many sizes, with the largest being twice as big as the smallest.
Gourgeist(パンプジン,Panpujin?) is the evolved form of Pumpkaboo. Like its younger stage, Gourgeist can also be found in many sizes. They sing in eerie voices while wandering through towns on the night of the new moon. It is said that anyone that hears a Gourgeist's song is cursed.
Bergmite(カチコール,Kachikōru?) is the Ice Chunk Pokémon. It is able to use the ice that shields its body to block incoming attacks and can use cold air to repair it if any chips appear. They can be found either in the snowy mountains or on drift ice at sea. They can freeze their opponents solid with just the moisture in the air.
Noibat(オンバット,Onbatto?, Onbat) is the child form of Noivern. Its ears produce ultrasonic waves that allow it to communicate with others and hunt its prey. It can even use the waves to determine if fruit is ripe enough to eat.
Noivern(オンバーン,Onbān?, Onvern), the Sound Wave Pokémon, is a bat-like Pokémon named after the wyvern that uses sound waves in its attacks strong enough to break boulders into pebbles, represented by the new move Boomburst.
Xerneas(ゼルネアス,Zeruneasu?) is the mascot for the X version. Defined as the Life Pokémon, it is a deer-like Fairy-type Pokémon that has X-shaped glints in its eyes and jewels hanging from its antlers. Xerneas's signature move Geomancy summons these gems in its attacks, and its ability Fairy Aura raises the power of other Fairy-type attacks.
Series creature designer Ken Sugimori was tasked with the creation of Xerneas and Yveltal, but "ran into a total wall in the process." He gave this task to art designer Yusuke Ohmura, who worked on it until Sugimori took over to finish it. According to GamesRadar, Xerneas is based on the Norse demigodEikþyrnir. Xerneas was designed with "eternalness" in mind. It took the designers a year and a half to design, contrary to the average design time of six months to a year. It was designed so that its silhouette would resemble the letter X.
Yveltal(イベルタル,Iberutaru?) is the mascot for the Y version and is an avian bird-like dual Dark/Flying type Pokémon designated the Destruction Pokémon and in flight, resembles the letter Y. Yveltal's signature attack is Oblivion Wing, where it flies into the air and releases a blast of deadly energy which takes HP from the Pokémon hit by the attack; its special ability Dark Aura raises the power of Dark-type moves.
Zygarde(ジガルデ,Jigarude?) is the Order Pokémon, spending its life unmoving within the dark Terminus Cave unless the ecological balance of Kalos is threatened. Its special ability Aura Break reverses the powers of both Xerneas's Fairy Aura and Yveltal's Dark Aura, weakening Fairy- and Dark-type moves, and its signature attack Land's Wrath can damage multiple opponents at once.
Diancie(ディアンシー,Dianshī?) is the Jewel Pokémon, and it is able to create diamonds by compressing the carbon in the air between its hands. In the upcoming Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire games, Diancie possesses a Mega Evolution.
It will appear in the film Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction where it is the princess of the Diamond Domain and it needs Ash and his friends' help to find Xerneas to make it young again for the sake of the Carbink it protects.