As far as I know, nobody has really publicised this news over the forums yet, and I just found it myself.
This image depicts a new Pokémon, with the Japanese name, Ferion. It is a Light/Flying dual-type Pokémon which could be a new beginning of the game Flying type evolutionary line or possibly a legendary? Who knows…
We also know more about how Light types will work:
Offensively, Light types will be Super Effective against Dark, Fighting, and Steel types. They will not be very effective against Rock, Psychic, or other Flying types
Defensively, Light types will be weak against Ghost, Poison, and Dark types and resistant to Fighting and Light.
Having another type will move the series forward and will really change gameplay. How could you not be excited for this?!
Besides the introduction of a new type, Pokémon X and Y will have these new gameplay improvements and additions:
After you beat the Elite Four you gain access to an island. You can then go back into the world and recruit AI trainers or friends (like Join Avenue) to create a town, and ultimately your own gym.
You can gain abilities by leveling up, like moves. You then choose which ability you want to keep.
IVs and EVs will be shown in game on the Pokémon’s stats screen and there will be a tutorial section for them.
You receive two Exp. Shares.
There will be 6 vs. 6 battles.
The level cap can be increased for certain Pokémon. To do this you must go to the new Pokémon Friendship Center and officially befriend your Pokémon. After this, that Pokémon will be able to reach level 120. This Pokémon will also follow you on the field. You can change which Pokemon you are partners with by going back to the Pokémon Friendship Center at the cost of lowering it back to level 100.
All Pokémon will learn a special move at the increased level cap.
All ledges on the field will now be slides.
Every fifth random encounter will be a Zubat you can’t run from that only uses Confuse Ray and always goes first.
What do you guys think?