Pokemon X and Y New Pokemon, Types and Abilities Guide

  • By Staff

  • October 15, 2013

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The 6th generation Pokemon are finally here, and we’re here to help you catch them all!

While Pokemon X and Y add the smallest number of new Pokemon to the Poké-Dex; a meager 69, they do bring the total Pokemon count to a baffling seven-hundred and eighteen. So, in order to better acquaint you with the newest Pokemon, we went through the trouble of creating this massive guide for you – briefly detailing each new Pokemon, their type and their abilities.

For more help on Pokemon X and Y, read our Mega Stones, Legendary Pokemon and Gym Leaders Guide.

Pokemon X and Y New Pokemon, Moves and Abilities

Let’s get started! We’ll begin with the types of Pokemon out there as a refresher course:

Pokemon Types

With Pokemon X and Y, we see the addition of one new type. The rest of the types have remained largely unchanged in the 6th gen, with the only other difference being Ghost and Dark types doing neutral damage against Steel instead of reduced damage.

The addition of Fairy brings the total tally of types to 18 – allowing for 324 possible permutations, making 171 different type combinations possible. This is because a Pokémon can either belong to a single type, or belong to two different types.

The 18 types that are in Pokemon X and Y are explained below:

Normal – The most basic Pokemon type. Normal Pokemon are extremely common, and the majority of them are single-type. As of 6th Gen, there are 99 Normal type Pokemon in the Poké-Dex.

  • Pros: Take no damage from Ghost type. Deal normal damage to most Pokemon types.
  • Cons: Weak against Rock and Steel type; ineffective against Ghost type. Take additional damage from Fighting type Pokemon.

Fire
One of three basic elemental types. Rarer than the other two starter types, Fire is often the preferred choice of most. Nearly half of all Fire type are dual-type Pokemon. As of 6th Gen, there are 57 Fire type Pokemon in the Poké-Dex.

  • Pros: Super-effective against Bug, Grass, Ice and Steel types. Take reduced damage from Grass, Ice, Bug, Steel, Fairy and Fire type Pokemon.
  • Cons: Take double damage from Water, Ground and Rock types. Weak in attack against Fire, Water, Rock and Dragon types.

Water
One of the three basic elemental types. Water type Pokemon are the most common of all. Single-type and dual-type Water Pokemon can be found in equal proportions. As of 6th Gen, there are 119 Water type Pokemon in the Poké-Dex.

  • Pros: Effective against Fire, Ground and Rock types. Take less damage from Fire, Water, Ice and Steel types.
  • Cons: Deal less damage against Pokemon belonging to Water, Grass and Dragon types. Electric and Grass type are super-effective against Water type.

Grass
The third basic elemental type. Grass type Pokemon tend to be the weakest stat wise. Most dual-type Grass Pokemon also belong to the Psychic type, which makes for the most vulnerable Pokemon type.

As of 6th Gen, there are 92 Grass type Pokemon in the Poké-Dex.

  • Pros: Effective against Water, Ground and Rock types. Resistant to Water, Electric, Grass and Ground types.
  • Cons: Weak against Fire, Grass, Poison, Flying, Bug, Dragon and Steel. Vulnerable to Fire, Ice, Poison, Flying and Bug types.

Electric
Few in numbers, Electric type Pokemon are rather rare. The majority of Electric Pokemon are single-type. Electric type are strong defensively, and are vulnerable to only one type. As of 6th Gen, there are 48 Electric type Pokemon in the Poké-Dex.

  • Pros: Effective against Water and Flying types. Resistant to Electric, Flying and Steel damage. Have only one weakness.
  • Cons: Vulnerable to; and ineffective against, Ground type. Deal reduced damage to Electric, Grass and Dragon type.

Ice
One of the rarer Pokemon types. There are relatively very few single-type Ice Pokemon, as most Ice type are dual-type Pokemon. Ice type only have one resistance, and that is against Ice itself. As of 6th Gen, there are 36 Ice type Pokemon in the Poké-Dex.

  • Pros: Super-effective against Grass, Ground, Flying and Dragon types. Resistant to Ice damage.
  • Cons: Weak against Fire, Water, Ice and Steel types. Vulnerable to damage from Fire, Fighting, Rock and Steel types.

Fighting
With no elemental affinity, Fighting type Pokemon fall into the Physical category. Fighting type Pokemon are quite strong at offense. As of 6th Gen, there are 46 Fighting type Pokemon in the Poké-Dex.

  • Pros: Effective against Normal, Ice, Rock, Dark and Steel types. Take less damage from Bug, Rock and Dark types.
  • Cons: Ineffective against Ghost type. Deal less damage to Poison, Flying, Psychic, Bug and Fairy types. Vulnerable to damage from Flying, Psychic and Fairy types.

Poison
Poison type Pokemon have always been rather weak in Pokemon games.

This is primarily because it’s only effective against Grass. Most Grass type Pokemon have Poison as the secondary dual-type, neutralizing the bonus Poison type Pokemon might have against them. As of 6th Gen, there are 59 Poison type Pokemon in the Poké-Dex.

  • Pros: Strong against Grass and Fairy type. Resistant to Grass, Fighting, Poison, Bug and Fairy type.
  • Cons: Ineffective against Steel type. Weak against Poison, Ground, Rock and Ghost types. Vulnerable to Ground and Psychic types.

Ground
One of the strongest types offensively.

Most Ground type Pokemon are dual-types, which brings along disadvantages from other types. Only a handful of all Ground type Pokemon are single-type. As of 6th Gen, there are 62 Ground type Pokemon in the Poké-Dex.

  • Pros: Super-effective against Fire, Electric, Poison, Rock and Steel types. Invulnerable to Electric type. Take less damage from Poison and Rock types.
  • Cons: Ineffective against Flying type. Deal less damage to Grass and Bug types. Vulnerable to Water, Grass and Ice types.

Flying
Primarily dual-type Pokemon, there are only 3 single-type Pokemon in the entirety of the Poké-Dex.

Ground type Pokemon cannot effect Flying type, giving them an edge over one of the strongest offensive type Pokemon. As of 6th Gen, there are 95 Flying type Pokemon in the Poké-Dex.

  • Pros: Strong against Grass, Fighting and Bug types. Resistant to Grass, Fighting and Bug types. Invulnerable to Ground type.
  • Cons: Weak against Electric, Rock and Steel types. Vulnerable to Electric, Ice and Rock types.

Psychic
Psychic type Pokemon follow a high-risk/high-reward stats style. Psychic type Pokemon are found in equal proportions as single-type and dual-type Pokemon. As of 6th Gen, there are 78 Psychic Pokemon in the Poké-Dex.

  • Pros: Effective against Fighting and Poison types. Take less damage from Fighting and Psychic types.
  • Cons: Ineffective against Dark type. Deal less damage to Psychic and Steel types. Vulnerable to Bug, Ghost and Dark types.

Bug
Quickest to evolve, Bug type Pokemon are a good place to start for quick progression early in the game. They are however, rather weak stats wise (on average). As of 6th Gen, there are 68 Bug type Pokemon in the Poké-Dex.

  • Pros: Super-effective against Dark, Psychic and Grass types. Resistant to Ground, Fighting and Grass types.
  • Cons: Weak against Fire, Fighting, Poison, Flying, Ghost, Steel and Fairy types. Take extra damage from Fire, Flying and Rock types.

Rock
Highly defensive, Rock type is commonly present in dual type Pokemon, with Ground being the secondary type most of the time. This makes for an extremely strong and resistant Pokemon, but the 4x weakness to Grass and Water types can become a problem. As of 6th Gen, there are 54 Rock type Pokemon in the Poké-Dex.

  • Pros: Effective against Fire, Ice, Flying and Bug types. Resistant to Normal, Fire, Poison and Flying types.
  • Cons: Weak against Fighting, Ground and Steel types. Vulnerable to Water, Grass, Fighting, Ground and Steel types.

Ghost
One of the rarest types, if not the rarest, Ghost types practically have no weaknesses if paired with Dark type. Unfortunately, there are only two such Pokemon in the entire Poké-Dex. As of 6th Gen, there are 42 Ghost type Pokemon in the Poké-Dex.

  • Pros: Deal additional damage to Psychic and Ghost types. Invulnerable to Normal and Fighting types. Take reduced damage from Poison and Bug types.
  • Cons: Ineffective against Normal type. Weak against Dark type. Vulnerable to Ghost and Dark types.

Dragon
The strongest Pokemon type by stats. Dragon type Pokemon take the longest to evolve and require the most amount of EXP in order to level up. They also have a 4x weakness to Ice type. As of 6th Gen, there are 41 Dragon type Pokemon in the Poké-Dex.

  • Pros: Strong against Dragon type. Resistant to damage from Fire, Water, Electric and Grass types.
  • Cons: Ineffective against Fairy type. Weak against Steel type. Extremely vulnerable to Ice type. Take additional damage from Dragon and Fairy types.

Dark
First introduced in the 2nd Generation. Dark type with Ghost is the only dual-type Pokemon combination that does not have any weaknesses. As of 6th Gen, there are 44 Dark type Pokemon in the Poké-Dex.

  • Pros: Effective against Psychic and Ghost types. Invulnerable to Psychic type. Resistant to Ghost and Dark types.
  • Cons: Weak against Fighting, Dark and Fairy types. Vulnerable to Fighting, Bug and Fairy types.

Steel
Introduced alongside Dark type Pokemon, Steel is the strongest type defensively.

It is invulnerable to one Pokemon type and resistant to 10 others. Steel type Pokemon also have the highest defense stat amongst all Pokemon types. As of 6th Gen, there are 43 Steel type Pokemon in the Poké-Dex.

  • Pros: Effective against Ice, Rock and Fairy types. Invulnerable to Poison type. Resistant to Normal, Grass, Ice, Flying, Psychic, Bug, Rock, Dragon, Steel and Fairy types.
  • Cons: Weak against Fire, Water, Electric and Steel types. Vulnerable to Fire, Fighting and Ground types.

Fairy
The latest Pokemon type to be added to the Poké-Dex. Since Fairy type is relatively new, it also has very few Pokemon in it and is therefore one of the rarest of Pokemon types. As of 6th Gen, there are 32 Fairy type Pokemon in the Poké-Dex.

  • Pros: Strong against Fighting, Dragon and Dark types. Invulnerable to Dragon type. Resistant to damage from Fighting, Bug and Dark types.
  • Cons: Deal reduced damage to Fire, Poison and Steel types. Vulnerable to Poison and Steel types.

Note. Please note that the number of Pokemon listed for each type includes all variants of each Pokemon, and is therefore higher than the precise number of unique Pokemon in each type.

That sums up all 18 Pokemon types currently present in Pokemon X and Y. For a better look at the strengths and weaknesses of all 18 types; all in one place, take a look at the Type Chart at PokémonDB. Let’s move onto the abilities available to the 69 new Pokemon.

Pokemon Abilities

The following list will cover all abilities available to the 69 new Pokemon. This brief list of abilities and their descriptions should help as a reference when looking at the new Pokemon compendium at the end of this guide. Let’s begin with the abilities:

Aura Break
Reverses the effect of Aura abilities.

Big Pecks
Makes Pokemon invulnerable to status afflictions that lower defense.

Blaze
Increases power of Fire type moves by 1.5x when Pokemon HP is below 33%.

Bulletproof
Protects Pokemon from certain ball and bomb moves.

Cheek Pouch
Restores Pokemon HP as well when a berry is consumed by a Pokemon who possesses this ability.

Clear Body
Opponents cannot lower stats of Pokemon. Stats can still be debuffed by the Pokemon itself.

Competitive
Boosts SP.ATK when any Pokemon stat is lowered.

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    • Anonymous

      Dragon is only weak to ice by x2