The latest CoroCoro leaks are bringing tons of information, some of which includes the new type charts, second stages of the new starters, and Team Flare!
First off, the new type charts have changed up a few things, as well as revealed what is affected by the new Fairy type. Steel has now lost its resistance to Dark and Ghost types. Fairy, on the other hand, will be super effective against Dragon, Dark, and Fighting types, but weak to Steel and Poison types. Additionally, Fairy types will be immune to Dragon types, but will not be effective against Poison, Fire, and Steel. Fighting, Bug, and Dark types are not effective against Fairy types.
As for starter evolutions, the Japanese names are: Hariboogu (Chespin’s evolution), Teerunaa (Fennekin’s evolution), and Gerogashira (Froakie’s evolution). Some confirmed moves for these second stage evolutions include Hariboogu’s Mud Shot, Teerunaa’s Psycho Cut, and Gerogashira’s Jump, the latter of which is a completely new move.
A bit of story behind the newest team in the Pokemon universe, Team Flare, has also been detailed. Names for the scientists have been listed, though they’ll most likely receive some sort of name change for the English versions of the game. Nevertheless, the goal of Team Flare is “to create a beautiful world.”
There’s also been 2 new Mega evolutions announced: Mega Mewtwo X and Mega Garchomp! As its name suggests, Mega Mewtwo X will be exclusive to Pokemon X, while the previously announced Mega Mewtwo with the weird headdress will be exclusive to Pokemon Y (which we’ll now refer to as Mega Mewtwo Y). Depending on which Mewtwonite stone you use (either Mewtwonite X or Mewtwonite Y), you’ll change into one of its two forms.
Mega Mewtwo X is a Psychic/Fighting type with the Steadfast ability. Mega Garchomp, on the other hand, will gain the ability Sand Force in its new Mega Evolution.
The new fossil Pokemon have also been revealed: Amarusu, a Rock/Ice type Pokemon who knows the ability Freeze Skin (turns Normal-type moves into Ice-type moves while raising its power), and Chigorasu, a Rock/Dragon type Pokemon who knows the ability Strong Jaw (raises the power of biting moves like Bite and Crunch).
Torimian, a Normal type poodle-esque Pokemon, knows the ability Fur Coat, which reduces damage from moves that involve physical contact. Its appearance will also be apparently customizable by trimming its fur.
Nyaonix is a Psychic type cat-esque Pokemon. This one is rather new, as its moves depend on its gender. Male Nyaonix Pokemon are more geared towards support-type roles, while Femail Nyaonix are more geared towards offensive roles. Nyaonix can either have the ability Keen Eye or Infiltrator.