To say that Nintendo struck gold with Pokémon is an understatement. It seems like each and every game in the franchise takes things to a whole new level. Pokémon X and Y certainly did just that. Still getting into Pokémon games can be quit the daunting process. That is why we have worked our socks off in order to give you guys some hints and tips to help you on your quest to become a Pokémon master.
Get A Balanced Team
For most new players to Pokémon when they pick their first Pokémon they do so based on how they look. Let me tell you right now no matter if you are playing Pokémon X or Y that you need to pick Chespin. Now go online and download the character Torchic. Use these two Pokémon to defeat the first Gym Leader in the game. Now once in Lumiose City go to the Lab and take Squirtle. Chespin, Torchic and Squirtle make up a tremendously balanced team for you to get past the early parts of the game!
Have Pokeballs Coming Out The Whazoo!
You simply can never have too many Pokeballs in either Pokémon X or Y. The worst thing that can happen in either of these Pokémon games is to find a very rare Pokémon out in the wild and then not have a Pokeball to capture it with. There are many different Pokeballs in the game with more becoming unlocked as you progress through the game so make sure you stock up whenever you can.
Do Not Skip Battles!!!
It can be so tempting in Pokémon games to rush through an area avoiding taking on wild Pokémon and other Pokémon trainers. This is a huge mistake. Battling is what levels you’re Pokémon up and in the long run the more battles you do in an area will ensure you have an easier time when you get to the next gym.
Have A Training Schedule
Part of being a Pokémon Master is training your Pokémon. Your main Pokémon should always be at least 8 levels higher when you go to the next gym. So if you just beat a gym by the time you get to the next one your Pokémon should be 8-10 levels higher. Make sure you battle whenever you can so that your Pokémon are getting trained properly. By just running to the next gym as quickly as possible without training your Pokémon, then you are probably not going to do very well!
Talk To Everyone!!!
While so may see this as a pain in the butt. The fact of the matter is you really should be speaking to as many people in each town and those you encounter on the road. Not only can they give you some important advice such as how to beat the next gym leader. They may also give you some cool items such as Pokeballs! Some people that you speak to may even give you a Pokémon or be willing to make a pretty neat trade.
Save Your Game All The Time
Both Pokémon X and Y only have one save slot. This means that saving your game at the right time is absolutely vital. You see in Pokémon X and Y each time you save your save file is overwritten. This means you cannot have a back up save file. Make sure you save your game before you have a battle with a gym leader, villainous hideouts and when dealing with Legendary Pokémon. This way if you screw it up you can just power down your 3DS or 2DS and have another go.