Professor Sycamore Introduces Five New Pokemon And More For X And Y

Who are those five Pokemon? Let's ask Professor Augustine Sycamore, the latest in a long line of tree-named Professors, making his debut in Pokemon X and Pokemon Y this October. Hit the jump for new gym leaders, Team Flare and an all-new gameplay vid.

He speaks for the trees, the good Professor Sycamore, the mentor who will give us a choice of three pocket monsters and then send us off to explore the Kalos region, regardless of the dangerous obstacles in our way. Will we be beaten by Grant, the new outdoorsy gym leader? Shot in the face by Clement, the gym leader of science? Will the new Team Flare finally figure out that stealing Pokemon isn't as effective as explosives?

The only thing between us and certain doom is these five new monstrous friends.

There's the panda-like Pangoro, evolution of Oancham. He's my favourite. Then there's Inkay, the dark/psychic type with a funny helmet. He's my favourite. Malamar is also dark and psychic, which makes sense as he's the evolution of Inkay. Not my favourite. Fairy-type Swirlix is a puffball with a tail. Definitely my favourite. And Spritzee just sucks.

You can find out more about my new favourites and more over at, but first watch this.


    Inb4 people complain about the new Pokémon and how the original 151 were the best etc.

    Also, it's worth noting the Sycamore has been confirmed to battle you on occasion. You should probably also go into the new features of the PSS, including the anywhere-anytime trading/battling/GTS-ing, as well as the ability to take photographs of your journey using an in-game camera.

    Not confirmed in any way, but strongly theorised, is that Spritzee's face resembles a plague doctor's mask, and that as such it might evolve itson some kind of plague doctor/flamingo hybrid. Still think it sucks?

    Eh I preferred professor Juniper.

      Juniper, at least, female Prof. Juniper is probably my favourite in the series, but this new one does give of a very European flair, which is fitting.

    Whatever that is that Team Flare has above the crotch is rather attention-grabbing.

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