New Pokemon X And Y Features Announced Including The New Fairy Type, Launches October 12th

While Nintendo Direct itself may be having streaming issues, the information is still coming out.

The show started off with Pokeon X and Y. There are new features and a new type that Nintendo revealed for the heavy hitting portable series coming on October 12th, 2013.

First off, the new type is called Fairy. A far cry from the rurmored Light type, Fairy Pokemon are strong against Dragons and will include Jigglypuff, Gardevoir, and Marill. Nintendo didn’t name any moves that will be moving over to the new type but they did announce that Eevee’s newest evolution, Sylveon, will be a Fairy Pokemon.

Secondly, a new feature called Pokemon-Aime where you can care for your Pokemon, almost Tamagotchi-style. This is a stylus-heavy feature and will help you become closer to your Pokemon.

Nintendo also showed off new gameplay footage, including snippets of the legendaries in action.