Pokemon X and Y Weekly - Your (and our) favorite new Pokemon

Pokemon X and Y has been out for for over a month now, so we're betting your team of pocket monsters has been pretty much set by this point. Now that you've played with them for dozens of hours, who are your favorite new 'Mon? Henry and Cooper detail theirs in the video below. Also, if you're still searching for Pokemon answers, check out our Pokemon X and Y reviewcomplete Pokedex, and guides to Mega Stone locations and Pokemon-amie. And be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel so you don't miss another 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. You can also check out our Pokemon X and Y review.


  • megamanandkirby64 - November 13, 2013 2:07 p.m.

    My five favorites in no particular order are Inkay, Helioptile, Klefki, Talonflame, and Tyrunt/Tyrantrum. I also hate Hawluncha.
  • GameManiac - November 13, 2013 10:50 a.m.

    This is basically what I have in my party, and what I think of them. 1. Xerneas - Easily the better version exclusive legendary over Yveltal, just because of a superior type advantage. Sure, they both share the exact same base stats, but Yveltal's typing is far more versatile. It's the only Fairy-Type legendary, and is a bulky sweeper of a Pokémon. 2. (Mega) Charizard - Fire/Dragon is so much better than Fire/Flying. Plus the added boosts in its stats and its Tough Claws ability are very welcoming. 3. (Mega) Lucario - My favorite Pokémon of all time is given the next gen treatment, and made FRIGHTENINGLY more potent as a result. Its Mega Evolution greatly improves is offensive capabilities and gives it its best ability possible: Adaptability. High attack/special attack + x2 STAB = OHKO. 4. Goodra - Adorable design, cute Pokedex description (it says that Goodra loves to hug its trainer :3 ), and ridiculously high special attack stat, makining it a fantastic special wall with an equally high special offense. Its even more terrifying if its Hydration ability (heals status effects in the rain) is in effect. 5. Aegislash - One of the more interesting 6th gen Pokémon. It can be a bulwark or a sweeper, depending on how well you use it. With its King's Shield attack, it can deflect any attack and revert to its Shield Forme (even if said technique fails for repeated use or status problems). Only drawback is that Aegislash is somewhat slow. Quick Claw item helps it out. 6. Greninja - Easily the best 6th Gen Starter, (2nd being Chestnaught and 3rd being Delphox). It is a fast sweeper and easily has the best design of the three starters. I just can't get tired of seeing its "ninjutsu" animations when it fights. Also, tongue scarf FTW!
  • codystovall - November 13, 2013 2:07 p.m.

    You use a legendary?
  • codystovall - November 13, 2013 10:18 a.m.

    I like tyrantrum even though hes outclassed by garchomp. I like delphox even though it cant take a hit. Aegislash is great and unique. Pumpkaboo is someone I want to try out. Avalugg seems to have potential as well. Noivern is cool, not that different though Megavenusasur is awesome Blaziken and Gardevoir are better with megaevos I wish I had my houndoom and tyranitar to use Kangaskahns mega and talonflame/staraptor are bullsh*t in battle
  • JarkayColt - November 13, 2013 4:32 a.m.

    My favourite sixth gen Pokémon is Gogoat! It's such a tank! It has tonnes of HP and surprisingly high Special Defense so it can survive hits from even Flamethrower and the like. Plus, Horn Leech and Milk Drink mean that it's sticking around for a while. And I just really like its design, haha. Honestly, Gogoat was the only 6th gen Pokémon in my party. I can't deny that some of the others are good, but personally, Skiddo and Gogoat are the only ones for me. XD That is of course ignoring Megas; Mega Manectric all the way! Love picking things off with a Charge Beam and then hitting with a boosted Thunderbolt.
  • boosh - November 13, 2013 1:35 a.m.

    My favourites gotta be Meowstick. I love that the females the attacker and the males the supporter, they both have really neat designs, the animation when it straightens out its ears to reveal its minds eye(s)? is incredible. Also it's stats are respectable and it has calm mind/stored power so as well as boosting your special attack and defense you're also boosting the moves attack by 40power each time. After three thats a 140power move with 2.5 times special attack and defense. I didnt use exp share through the game, and I was a good 20 levels below the elite four when I got there. Meowstick didnt have a problem.
  • GOD - November 13, 2013 12:45 a.m.

    I guess I really do like dragon types because my favorites would have to be Dragalge (a more badass Kingdra), Goodra (a more adorable Dragonite), and Noivern (just badass). Also being fond of fire types I chose Fennekin as my starter, and actually grew to really like it and its evolutions. In terms of just a screenshot they don't look special, but when you do battle with the second and third stages you get to see that they're essentially witches. So rather than shoot Fireblast from their mouths like every other pokemon, they pull out their wand and cast Fireblast which is an animation I've loved since the first time I saw it.
  • awesomedragon69 - November 12, 2013 11:43 p.m.

    My favourite 3 from the new ones so far are 1. Tyrantrum 2.Yveltal 3. Greninja
  • slimjim441 - November 12, 2013 11:42 p.m.

    No love for Pangoro and his tuxedo coattails? For shame, GR community. For shame. Also gotta give a shout out to Goodra, Sylveon, and Clawitzer. They got class. Just not as much class as Pangoro.
  • BladedFalcon - November 12, 2013 10:46 p.m.

    Heh, you two guys already mentioned my favorite Pokemon aesthetically! which makes me very happy! :D But anyway, there's actually only 3 so far that I've decided to stick with for competitive battling, but I really love them, both aesthetically and gameplay-wise. Specially because you guys didn't mention neither greninja nor Talonflame's greatest assets: Their hidden abilities. Greninja: So yes, I'm also amongst the people that love Greninja to death... but not only is he awesome to look at, he's super awesome in battle, doubly more so if you are lucky enough to have one with it's hidden ability... which essentially makes him arguably one of the most versatile pokemon out there. TalonFlame: Of course he's also one of my favorites... just look at my username to know why :P ANYWAY, Talonflame is hands down the BEST early game bird out of all the generations, easy. Why? two words: gale wings, a sweeper's best friend. Klefki: Yes yes, I know, it's a keychain pokemon... despite that though, I think he looks pretty neat for what it is, and his prankster ability makes him a very valuable support pokemon.
  • Cyberninja - November 12, 2013 9:42 p.m.

    Sylveon, its the first eeveeluton I have used as a apart of my main team, and even though I caught it after I beat the game it quickly pasted everything else to become my highest leveled pokemon.
  • J-Fid - November 12, 2013 9:28 p.m.

    1. Greninja - Possibly one of the coolest Pokemon ever (will climb higher once I finally use one (waiting for the next game to use it)) 2. Hawlucha - Loved it immediately, it's a freakin' Lucha Bird. On my team. 3. Chespin - The top two are much higher up than the rest, and at this point, everything's fluid. For now this guy's No. 3 One Pokemon I really like is Phantump. It's so adorable, I just want to hug one!
  • SpadesSlick - November 12, 2013 8:51 p.m.

    My favorite new pokemon is one that actually isn't out yet. Diancie looks pretty wicked, I love crystalline creatures. Of the currently released ones Greninja and Mega-Absol would have to be mine. I love that my favorite pokemon is finally competitively viable.
  • shawksta - November 12, 2013 8:28 p.m.

    Really loving my Quilladin, cant wait to see him evolve into Chesnaught. I also love Malamar's design, the fact that its essentially built from Inkay's upside side look and that typing of Psychic and Dark, as well as the final evolution of Flabebe, its so majestic, i have a red flabebe names Dahlia :3 Speaking of which, Flabebe line being Fairy, there are still people who think its bug or Grass and just keep using Fire type attacks, its glorious, same with Malamar being a squid but not actually a water type
  • Doctalen - November 12, 2013 8:22 p.m.

    Gotta be a shiny Greninja followed by Gogoat. Gogoat Gadget Heabutt! :p
  • Xtapolapopotamus - November 12, 2013 8:11 p.m.

    All the new Pokemon are pretty awesome. This gen as a whole has been great in design, but my personal favorite is probably Goodra. He's so chubby and bouncy and gooey and adorable. Like a Dragonite without wings that said "I don't know."
  • shawksta - November 12, 2013 8:26 p.m.

    I love the fact that Goodra is essentially a Snail Dragon in a region based on France
  • rainn'sgaydar - November 12, 2013 7:25 p.m.

    Frogadier is so perfect to me. The design, the typing. It's really hard to deny the beauty of the tongue scarf. I love it.
  • J-Fid - November 12, 2013 9:30 p.m.

    I think you mean Greninja...
  • rainn'sgaydar - November 13, 2013 3:57 a.m.

    I do. Thanks

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