Pokemon X and Y Weekly - How to treat Pokemon right

After a surprise weekend bonus episode, today's regular edition of our Pokemon X and Y video series takes a closer look at the Pokemon-Amie mode. The French name reflects the European style of the game, but the mode is in the same vein as portable hit Nintendogs, only with simpler controls. You bet and feed the Pokemon currently in your party to raise your friendship rating, which in turn makes the Pokemon better in battle. You can learn all about the game in the video below, and be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel so you don't miss an episode…

Pokemon X and Y Weekly is GamesRadar's weekly Pokemon X and Y show. The title was a pretty obvious hint. Come back every Tuesday for the latest news, analysis, and speculation about the next generation of Pocket Monsters.

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  • shadowbox - September 4, 2013 8:36 a.m.

    Remember back in the anime when ash rode that ponyta and they said the fire didn't burn because it liked him. Yeah, that was bullshit. But now it's back and better than ever now that I get to lovingly coddle my Magmortar.
  • shawksta - September 4, 2013 8:19 a.m.

    For those who want to know until GR updates it. Pokemon Bank and Poke Transfer were announced as means to place your Pokemon to an infinite cloud source as well as being able to transfer past gens to X and Y. As well as announcing that your friends give you Kalos starters while the professor will give you Kanto starters and revealing that they can Mega Evolve.
  • J-Fid - September 4, 2013 9:01 a.m.

    That's why I check Serebii for my Pokemon news, and then come to GR for the discussions. I, for one, am actually upset that Poke Transfer is a part of Pokemon Bank. I don't need to pay for extra storage, and not letting me transfer old Pokemon, unless I pay for Bank, is really upsetting.
  • shawksta - September 4, 2013 9:31 a.m.

    It is kind of a downer but atleast the first month is free, and $5 a YEAR is nothing.
  • J-Fid - September 4, 2013 9:38 a.m.

    I guess... And maybe I'm old school, but I like having all of my important things in physical form.
  • shawksta - September 4, 2013 10:19 a.m.

    Its till off, but its only so they can keep the service going and possibly into future games
  • JarkayColt - September 4, 2013 2:42 a.m.

    I don't suppose that Pokémon-Amie will finally explain how Pokémon without a mouth eat or drink. I was expecting to have to crush those foodballs into powder so that Diglett could snort it.
  • shawksta - September 3, 2013 10:59 p.m.

    Your right about the friendship, they just might add more pokemon, Inkay already needs to be turned upside down to even evolve. Feraligatr, its one of my favorite Pokemon and i would love to pet em, especially with that ferocious maw of his
  • g1rldraco7 - September 3, 2013 8:42 p.m.

    I don't petting Henry is a good idea, it would lead to bruises, black eye and wouldn't that be an HR violation? Anyway i want to pet Mew, it's so fluffy and cute like a kitten :3
  • winner2 - September 3, 2013 8:37 p.m.

    I'd like to pet an aggron.
  • C.King - September 3, 2013 8:07 p.m.

    anyone else cringe seeing where they pet Henry? anyway i wanna pet my favorite luxray and see if he can give me a softer expression even with those eyes of his... other than that sorta wanna pet the mythological pokemon, kangaskid.
  • GOD - September 3, 2013 7:56 p.m.

    Wouldn't petting a Jynx just get weird?
  • J-Fid - September 3, 2013 7:36 p.m.

    This is that mode in the game (like Pokemon Musical) that I'll play once, and then never touch again.
  • supergiraffe - September 3, 2013 5:12 p.m.

    Wailord. Gotta pet a wailord
  • TokenGamesRadarFurry - September 3, 2013 4:59 p.m.

    As sad as it sounds, I love the idea of this. I'm a sucker for this sorta thing. As for what pokemon I'd like most to give a tummy rub to? Hmm...I've always liked Mightyena, as he reminds me of a dog/wolf, so it'd be kind of fitting to just giving him a congratulatory belly rub after eviscerating a preschoolers ratatta's throat.