PokeLogic: Wonder Trade Is The Best Feature of Pokemon X and Y

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Imagine if every day you exchanged gifts from someone miles and miles away. It could be something awesome, like an iPad, or something sucky, like a stick of gum. But isn’t the uncertainty of it all fun?

That is why Wonder Trade is, in my humble opinion (yeah right), the best new feature in Pokemon X and Y? Why bring it up three months after the game’s release, you ask? Because I just restarted Pokemon X and have realized how unintentionally awesome Wonder Trade is when you are just starting out the game.

For example, in one trade, I received a level one Goomy, a Dragon type you don’t see until much later in the game. It was in my team for a good while, but I boxed in place of Skiddo (I wanted Gogoat, because of the cartoon; sue me). I also received a level one Fletching with Gale Wings (an amazing Ability by the way) but traded it away because I didn’t realize what Gale Wings did until I read it on Serebii.net. Dumb mistake.

You know what else I received through Wonder Trade? A Chimchar. A freaking Chimchar. You know, the one that evolves into the ass-kicking Infernape? That one.

In case you are wondering, no I am not cheating and using overleveled Pokemon that I’ve received to power through the game. I either re-trade them or box them for breeding later. I’m not an asshole.

Wonder Trade, and the whole revamped Internet system as a whole, is an amazing addition to the Pokemon game series that adds many more hours of gameplay to game that is painfully short. I mean, it’s either this or spending every waking moment feeding your Mewtwo PokePuffs and watch him not give a single fuck about it. Well, you can still do that, it’s kind of amusing.

Keep tuned for more of my Pokemon exploits with the PokeLogic tag!

– B

Pokemon X & Y News: Ampharos Gets A Weave!

UPDATED WITH BETTER PHOTOS

Doesn’t she look fierce?

Two months to go until the new Pokemon games come out, which means the information we’re getting is getting more and more insane.

Serebii.net revealed the last X&Y details for Japanese magazine CoroCoro. Besides some new Pokemon, they revealed a new type of form change called MegaEvolution. It’s not the same as regular evolution, but the exact details still aren’t clear yet. So far, five other Pokemon have been revealed to “evolve” this way:

MegaBlaziken

MegaLucario

MegaMawile

MegaAbsol

And of course, the new form of Mewtwo (also known as Mewthree, or Majin Mew)

Of all of the new forms, Lucario looks the best. As expected; he is perfection anyway.

But Ampharos did just get a whole new weave. Oh, and it’s now classified as ELECTRIC/DRAGON in this form.

BOOM!

I officially need this game in my life.

– B