If you haven’t seen our review of Pokemon X and Y, we’ll just sum it up in one word: legend-wait for it-dary. Legendary! Of course, even though the vast majority of Pokemon players out there do like Pokemon X/Y, there are some that have criticized its ease of gameplay, a shallower story compared to the ones found in Black/White/Black 2/White 2, and a short list of new Pokemon (even adding in Mega Evolutions put Pokemon X and Y as the game with the least amount of new, introduced Pokemon). But then again, the game has quite a few hints to other series and past Pokemon games, but there are some references that just seem a bit too… odd.
So, the guys at Official Nintendo Magazine UK rounded up the top 9 unsolved mysteries, which you can view with their commentary in the link at the end of this article. If you just want to see the mysteries, of course, you can just read our commentary on the mysteries (but we still encourage you to see their post!).
1) A Hidden Region
If you talk to the backpacker in a hotel for a few days straight, he’ll start to talk about a strange new region outside of Kalos. Some had speculated that he’s referring to Hoenn, but a piece of text affirms the belief that the region he’s from has yet to be seen. After talking to him for a certain period of time, he’ll also give you the Strange Souvenir item, which depicts some protector of a region far away from Kalos.
The guys at ONM UK believe that this may be alluding to a potential new downloadable region, which could make sense. Of course, in the word of the hiker, we’ll “see in due time”!
2) New Pokemon and Mega Evolutions to be released in the future
So, 69 actual new Pokemon and 25 Mega Evolutions seem quite a bit… sparse, doesn’t it? Each generation usually produces at least 100 new Pokemon, so why does Generation 6 have so little in terms of new Pokemon? If the new region rumor is to be believed, then we might be seeing quite a bit more new Pokemon and Mega Evolutions within the new region. Perhaps it could just be that Game Freak is just saving up to introduce new Pokemon within the inevitable Pokemon Z (featuring Zygarde!), or if the region is a downloadable type, we might just double our Pokemon playthrough trying to get new Badges, Pokemon, and Mega Stones.
Of course, in terms of Mega Pokemon, there’s always the possibility that we’ll probably just receive them through special Nintendo Network/Nintendo Zone events, just like how the Torchic event worked. If that’s the case, we could see even more Mega Evolutions, such as Mega Arcanine, Mega Mew, or even Mega Ditto (we can dream, can’t we?)
3) Tipping does… what?
So, Pokemon X/Y introduced a new mechanic: tipping. If someone gives you information, or if you go to a restaurant, you’ll be asked if you would like to give a tip. Some of the non-playable characters (NPCs) don’t really respond if you do or not, but some might just give a short “…” if you don’t.
But what does tipping really do? Some rumors suggest that tipping helps to increase your chance to get shiny Pokemon, or perhaps a Pokemon with a hidden ability, but this has yet to be confirmed or debunked. Shiny Pokemon have already been proven to appear through chaining (either fishing or grass grinding), but as of right now, we’ve no idea why tipping was implemented in the game.
4) Hidden message at the train station
The next few mysteries could possibly be linked together. The first part of this string of mysteries involves a mysterious message in the Luminose City train station, which reads “I’m going to go for help. Wait in the usual place.” Some speculated that “the usual place” is the second floor of a certain building in Northern Luminose City, which brings up…
5) Creepy lady of Floor 2
This one is probably the most well known mystery of Pokemon X/Y. If you go to the second floor of the building adjacent to the Luminose City Galette Stand, a cutscene will take place in which a Hex Maniac appears behind you, whispers “No, you’re not the one”, and walks off… without moving her legs (let’s call it a ghost slide). No one’s in the office room, and there’s nothing that you can interact with, so what up, Game Freak?
6) Creepy lady can’t hear the elevator
The last part of this supposedly related string of mystery involves yet another Hex Maniac in Hotel Richissime. She can be found on the 4th floor, but if you try to talk to her, she’ll shut you down by saying “Don’t talk to me… if you do, I can’t hear the elevator.” Elevators, usual places, you’re obviously not the one… could this be a case for Looker?
7) The Locked Power Plants
Pokemon is home to quite a few inaccessible areas, and for Pokemon X/Y, it’s the Power Plants. You’ll be able to enter one, of course, since it’s a bit crucial to the plot, however, your key won’t work for any of the other Power Plants, and there’s no way to use some underground route from one Power Plant to appear in another. All of the Power Plants have entrances, but no way in, which could lead some to believe that these could be unlocked in the near future.
Slenderman The Hoard of Faceless Men!!!
Once you reach a certain point of the story, you and your friends/rivals will visit an old, decrepit house with a man inside who offers to tell you a bit of a horror story. Somewhere in his story, he simply shouts that he had been watched by a hoard of faceless men, and then… nothing. Your friends/rivals are unimpressed, and you’re also prompted to give a tip here, but there’s seemingly nothing important about the man or his story.
9) The Pokemon in Juane Plaza
The last mystery involves the elusive Pokemon hiding in Juane Plaza, Luminose City. Of course, there’s no way to encounter Pokemon within the city, and if you look around, there’s no Pokemon icon scattering about within the plaza itself. Heck, the people talking about the Pokemon in Juane Plaza are speaking inside of Juane Plaza, so… what could it be?
Well, the same people then mention that the Pokemon is of a Lava Dome species, which refers to Heatran. Not much else is known, such as why Heatran would be in the center of a large city, let alone a small cramped plaza. Who knows? We might see an event for this quite soon. (Mega Heatran, anyone?)
And that’s the 9 yet-to-be-solved mysteries in Pokemon X/Y! Perhaps Looker might be able to solve all of these mysteries, but until then, all we can do is explore the possibilities, right?
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