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Top 5 Pokémon Tracks: The Kalos Region

Lewis is a freelance writer and video game connoisseur, with a passion for reviewing the latest titles. His favourite series is Pokémon.

#5: Kalos Power Plant & Poke Ball Factory

The Kalos Power Plant is a facility located on Route 13 in Kalos, used to provide electricity for the entire region. During the events of Pokémon X and Y, Aliana of Team Flare takes over the station to harness its energy to power up the ultimate weapon. The Power Plant Pass is required to enter the facility.

The Poké Ball Factory is a facility located north of Laverre City in Kalos, responsible for manufacturing all kinds of Poké Balls. The factory is mostly automated and only a few people reside there to observe the process. They also give tours to show people how Poké Balls are created. The Poké Balls manufactured here are delivered to all Poké Marts in Kalos.

#4: Anistar City

Anistar City is located in north western Kalos. The Sundial to the north of the city is used in the post-game to upgrade the Mega Ring. This also allows the player to find the Mega Stones hidden throughout Kalos. Every day, when the game time reaches 8 PM, the rings of the sundial start to spin one by one as the sun shines through the hole in the crystal. Falling sparkles from the sky also make it look like it's snowing both around the sundial and in the town itself. The sparkles stop after ten minutes, and the rings themselves stop spinning one by one just after 9 PM.

#2: Snowbelle City

Snowbelle City is a city located in the Kalos region. The Snowbelle Gym is the official Gym of Snowbelle City, whose Gym Leader is Wulfric and specializes in Ice-type Pokémon.

#1: Battle! Xerneas, Yveltal and Zygarde

Xerneas is the game mascot of Pokémon X, appearing on the boxart. It is a member of the aura trio with Yveltal and Zygarde. Xerneas is a quadruped, stag-like Pokémon with four pairs of antlers. Its coloration varies slightly depending on which mode it is in: Active Mode or Neutral Mode. In Active Mode, its markings, antlers, and the trim on its legs is pale gold. Its antlers have branches and bumps in many colours and there are multi-coloured spots on its back. In Neutral Mode, its marking and antlers are instead pale blue and the embellishments on its antlers and spots on its back are a darker blue. Xerneas has the power to share eternal life. This occurs when the horns on its head shine in seven colours.

Yveltal is the game mascot of Pokémon Y, appearing on the boxart. It is a member of the aura trio with Xerneas and Zygarde. Yveltal is a large Pokémon with both avian and draconic traits. Yveltal has the power to absorb life energy by spreading its wings and tailfeathers. When it reaches the end of its lifespan, it steals the life energy of everything around it and then transforms into a cocoon to sleep. Yveltal is the only known Pokémon capable of learning the move Oblivion Wing.

While it is not known to evolve into or from any other Pokémon, Zygarde has the following three Formes, which all retain its Dragon/Ground typing:

  • Zygarde 10% Forme, one of the Formes introduced in Sun and Moon
  • Zygarde 50% Forme, the Forme introduced in X and Y
  • Zygarde Complete Forme, one of the Formes introduced in Sun and Moon

Along with these Formes are two basic components of Zygarde: Zygarde Cores, which act as the brains of Zygarde, and Zygarde Cells, which compose Zygarde's Formes and cannot think. Neither Zygarde Cores nor Zygarde Cells can use moves or are useful in battles by themselves. Both of these components were introduced in Pokémon Sun and Moon. They are stored inside the Zygarde Cube.

Zygarde 50% Forme was introduced in Pokémon X and Y. Zygarde Cell, Zygarde Core, Zygarde 10% Forme, and Zygarde Complete Forme were announced in the October 2015 issue of CoroCoro magazine. The remaining forms were introduced in Pokémon Sun and Moon. Prior to their appearance in Sun and Moon, Zygarde's other forms played an important role in the anime's XY&Z arc. It is part of the aura trio with Xerneas and Yveltal.

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