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Completing the Kalos Pokédex
Wow, I have been gone for a really long time, so sorry about that! School, babysitting, my new job, and Pokémon have been taking over my life. Yes, I said Pokémon. With the two latest versions Pokémon X and Pokémon Y out and X in my possession, I had been working on completing the Pokédex, and I finally did it! I want to share the tips I found and discovered myself for completing the Kalos Pokédex.
How Many Pokémon ARE There?
As of Generation VI (6), there is a total of 718 Pokémon out there. To complete the dex 100%, you need to have a record of every single one. Yes, it seems daunting, but there is a bright side; you do not need to have a record of every Legendary Pokémon for the Shiny and Oval Charms. Legendary Pokémon that were given out during events are not required for the Pokédex. I will go over them in the next section.
Event Legendary Pokémon
Since the release of X and Y, Nintendo has given out several special Pokémon as gifts to all of their fans and players.
Pokémon from events (in order of generation) include:
- Diancie (Diancie has been announced for Japan, no word if it will be available outside of Japan.)
The Remaining Legendaries
The Legendary Pokémon below are required to complete the Kalos Pokédex (in order of generation):
- Articuno (can get in-game) *
- Zapdos (can get in-game) *
- Moltres (can get in-game) *
- Mewtwo (can get in-game)
- Xerneas (can get in-game)
- Yveltal (can get in-game)
- Zygarde (can get in-game)
*The Legendary Bird that you encounter depends on the starter that you choose. Choosing Chespin will get you Articuno, Fennekin gets Zapdos, and with Froakie you get Moltres.
Now that I’ve listed the required special Pokémon, I’ll go over my tips for obtaining them and the rest of the Pokémon to complete the Pokédex.
Use the Global Trading Service (GTS)
The GTS is very useful in obtaining all of the Pokémon including the Legendaries listed in the previous section. However, some players do not understand that event Pokémon CANNOT be traded on the GTS. A lot of people will trade Legendaries, shinies, or even regular Pokémon asking for event ones such as Arceus, Mew, and Meloetta. Your best bet is to deposit your Pokémon and ask for what you need or what seems fair.
For getting the Legendaries, the best things I can recommend is to look often and to deposit a Legendary of your own in return. For getting regular ones, breed and deposit any starters from past generations. There were times I put in starters I had extras of such as Chimchar, Oshawott, and Chikorita, and I had a completed trade in under ten minutes.
Connect with Other Trainers via Social Media
If you have any other friends who play X or Y, ask them if they have any Pokémon that you need or if they could breed some for you. There are some Facebook groups that you can reach out to as well. I used Tumblr to help me get the Pokémon I needed. A good blog is called XY Trade, where people leave messages with what they’re looking for and what they’re offering, then an administrator posts the message with a link to message the person who left it.
Trade with Passerby Players
When you’re playing online, you will come across passerby players; literally meaning that they’re players whose characters pass by yours. For example, if you’re walking through Lumiose City and you see on your Player Search System (PSS) fading and scrolling through a list of character heads. Don’t worry it’s not glitching. You’re passing by other players around the world who are at the same place as you at the same time. You can trade or battle with them. Trading with a passerby will not enable a vocal game chat option, so it’s best to come prepared with Pokémon with nicknames to use as messages such as “No thanks,” “Do u have,” and “Thank you.” Even in games, manners are important! Keep in mind that you only have a small amount of characters for a Pokémon’s nickname, so be careful. The picture on the right shows my box of Pokémon that I use as messages during trades.
Pokémon Bank and Poké Transporter
Pokémon Bank and Poké Transporter are very helpful with sending any Pokémon from the previous generation into your X or Y. The Transfer app moves your boxes from Black, White, Black 2, and White 2 into X and Y. You can find them in the Nintendo eShop
**Word of warning! Pokémon Bank is now a paid service with the annual fee being $4.99 US**
Once you beat the main story of X and Y you can go to Kiloude City which has the Battle Maison and the Friend Safari. Every player has his or her own Friend Safari that has two or three Pokémon that is not (usually) seen in the wild. For example, my safari is a Fairy type with Togepi, Swirlix, and Floette. The more friends you get on your 3DS, the more friend safaris you have access to!
That’s all of the tips that I have, guys. I do have some Pokémon that I can breed for you or temporary trade you if you need it, just let me know! Good luck!