As we patiently wait for fresh official Pokemon X and Y news from Nintendo or Game Freak, we have some disappointing information to share with you now, particularly for those that have already studied an apparent ‘leaked’ Pokemon X and Y Pokedex, which initially claimed to reveal an entire list of new Pokemon for the game, as well as all of the new ability types and Pokemon X and Y numbers.
It turns out that the whole thing was a hoax. To recap the situation that has been unfolding over the last few weeks, information on Pokemon X and Y appeared to be leaking out in gradual stages, due to an individual called ‘Mr XY’ who claimed to have inside knowledge on the game.
He proceeded to reveal a Pokedex as mentioned above listing all of the new creatures in Pokemon X and Y, and then followed it up by further information detailing a list of gym leaders in the new game, as well as the gym badge rewards that can be obtained. Unfortunately, it looks like the complete set of information is fake, as the person responsible has now owned up and admitted it to be a lie.
From MrXY himself: “Well yeah, it was a fake. But it wasn’t a mean-spirited fake exactly… I was kind of surprised when it popped up on that Leviathan website (and incorrectly, which goes to show you how bad games journalism is when it can’t get rumors right), so I tried to see how far I could go.”
It was all a ‘joke’ apparently as the leaker ‘wanted to see how far he could go’. The only problem is though, with no official news coming out from Nintendo, a lot of gaming websites picked up the information as a genuine rumor and now fans are going to be left disappointed.
Aside from the revelation of Sylveon as the new Eevee evolution, it means that we still don’t know too much about the game any more, with E3 2013 serving as the next big hope for the next major reveal on the game. Will Nintendo reveal a full official Pokemon X and Y Pokedex in June, or will they make fans wait until the game is released worldwide in October?
Let us know your thoughts on the revelation that the recent rumors on the game were fake.
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