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'Pokemon X' and 'Y' Torchic distribution event announced by Nintendo

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Pokémon X and Y fans will be able to download Torchic as a free gift at launch, Nintendo has announced.

Fans will be able to download the level 10 Pokémon for free by selecting mystery gift from the main menu from October 12.
In addition to a speed Boost ability, which increases a Pokémon's speed at the end of each turn, Torchic's moves include Scratch, Growl, Focus Energy, and Ember.

Torchic also comes with a Premiere Ribbon and Blazikenite, the latter of which is needed for Blaziken's Mega Evolution.

Torchic will be available for free until January 15.

Pokémon X and Y features a wide variety of new Pokémon, as well as returning classics such as Squirtle, Charmander and Bulbasaur.

Pokemon X and Y: Professor Sycamore

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Pokemon X and Y: Professor Sycamore



It uses a new engine, which moves away from the sprite-based characters and Pokémon of previous games, offering 3D models and a more dynamic camera.

It will also launch alongside the Pokémon Bank service, which allows creatures to be stored online for an annual fee.

Pokémon X and Y will launch worldwide on October 12 for Nintendo 3DS.

> Read Digital Spy's Pokémon X review

Watch a trailer for Pokémon X and Y below:

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