The player is immediately given a choice of several languages—English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, and Korean—in which to play. After the title screen, the resident researcher of the Kalos region, Professor Augustine Sycamore, appears and introduces new Trainers to the Pokémon world. He asks the player to select a gender, then personalize the character further with one of three skin tone and hair color pairings. Gender and skin tone cannot be changed, but clothing, eye color, and hair length and color can be customized later on. Next, Sycamore asks for the character's name, which can now be up to twelve characters long. With that done, Sycamore sends the player off to begin their journey!
The journey begins in Vaniville Town, a small, quiet community nestled in the lush southern hills. Calem/Serena has just recently moved here, and could not ask for a nicer place to live!
After rolling out of bed, examine the mirror on the wall to swap Calem/Serena's pajamas for street clothes. Head downstairs and talk to แม่แบบ:Kal, who suggests going outside and saying hello to the neighbors. It does not take long to find them; Serena/Calem and Shauna are waiting right outside! They claim that Professor Sycamore has heard of you, even having just recently moved to แม่แบบ:To. After that, they invite you to join them in the neighboring town of แม่แบบ:To, where Shauna excitedly claims that everyone will get a Pokémon! แม่แบบ:-
แม่แบบ:Rt, or Vaniville Pathway, is one of the smallest routes around. This straight pathway simply connects Vaniville Town and Aquacorde Town to the north. Though short, it makes for a pleasant stroll. แม่แบบ:-
The Meeting PlaceEdit
Your new friends call out to you upon entering the town. The four of them are sitting at an outdoor table in the southwest, excitedly talking to each other. Shauna and Serena/Calem introduce the others as Tierno, a dancer, and Trevor, an aspiring researcher. The others insist on giving you a nickname, but are kind enough to let you choose one. Then Shauna asks Tierno to show them their new Pokémon!
- The แม่แบบ:Type แม่แบบ:P has the most weaknesses of the trio, with five: แม่แบบ:T-, แม่แบบ:T-, แม่แบบ:T-, แม่แบบ:T-, and แม่แบบ:Type attacks. It and its evolutions specialize in แม่แบบ:Stat, แม่แบบ:Stat, and แม่แบบ:Stat. Its Grass moves are strong against แม่แบบ:T-, แม่แบบ:T-, and แม่แบบ:Type Pokémon. Its final form, แม่แบบ:P, gains a secondary แม่แบบ:T type.
- The แม่แบบ:Type แม่แบบ:P is great when battling แม่แบบ:T-, แม่แบบ:T-, แม่แบบ:T-, and แม่แบบ:Type Pokémon, but is vulnerable to แม่แบบ:T, แม่แบบ:T-, and แม่แบบ:Type moves. It and its evolved forms focus on แม่แบบ:Stat, แม่แบบ:Stat, and แม่แบบ:Stat. Its final form, แม่แบบ:P, gains a secondary แม่แบบ:T type. Delphox is the only final starter form to resist moves from the new แม่แบบ:T type, as แม่แบบ:P and แม่แบบ:P both take double-damage from such moves.
- The แม่แบบ:Type แม่แบบ:P has an advantage when facing แม่แบบ:T-, แม่แบบ:T-, and แม่แบบ:Type Pokémon, but may struggle against แม่แบบ:T- and แม่แบบ:Type attacks. It and its evolutions are แม่แบบ:Stat-, แม่แบบ:Stat-, and แม่แบบ:Stat-oriented. Its final form, แม่แบบ:P, gains a secondary แม่แบบ:Type type, which gives it an immunity to แม่แบบ:Type moves.
After choosing a Pokémon, Shauna gives you a chance to nickname it. After that, she chooses the Pokémon with a weakness to yours, and Serena/Calem takes the third. Trevor then gives you a Pokédex, a gift from the professor. Finally, Tierno hands over another item, the แม่แบบ:Key, which is addressed to แม่แบบ:Kal, before he and Trevor run off. As you try leaving for home, Shauna challenges you to a battle!
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Afterwards, Shauna heals both Pokémon to full health before returning to the table with Serena/Calem.
Return home to แม่แบบ:To and deliver the แม่แบบ:Key to แม่แบบ:Kal. She comments on the fancy handwriting, then accepts แม่แบบ:Prof's request to allow her child on an adventure. She gives you a แม่แบบ:Key, a แม่แบบ:DL, and even a change of clothes to start the new Trainer off on the right foot.
Outside, Mom's แม่แบบ:P walks over to say goodbye. Mom says that Rhyhorn has known you since birth, and it is going to miss its friend.
แม่แบบ:To has two different shops, a แม่แบบ:DL shop in the east and a แม่แบบ:Ball shop in the west. Purchasing ten Poké Balls at once, at any location, earns you a bonus แม่แบบ:Ball. While not an official Pokémon Center, Pokémon can be restored to full health at the building with the red awning. Stock up on supplies and speak to the shopkeeper near the fountain for a free Potion. Head north across the bridge to reach แม่แบบ:Rt.