However, the announcement of Pokémon Sun & Moon is quite the departure from a trend that has continued for nearly the length of the franchise. Every generation of the core video game series has released in a set, with 2 followed by a third, enhanced installment. The first exception to this was Black & White, but instead of a third version, they tried for a pair of direct sequels. Pokémon Sun & Moon are a new generation, and will feature new Pokémon, and presumably, other new features, meaning that X & Y are left without any kind of continuation or enhanced sequel.
This is not only unprecedented, but also interesting. In an interview by former Nintendo President Satoru Iwata of Game Freak Director Junichi Masuda, Masuda said that X & Y were so named due to the X & Y axis as different dimensions. Logically many people assumed that since it was the first generation on the 3DS, there would be a "Z" version for its axis, in addition to the existence of Zygarde, a legendary Pokémon unique to the Kalos region along with Xerneas and Yveltal.
Ultimately only time will tell if the newest generation will have a third version or pair of sequels or some kind of tie-in, but for now it seems safe to say that Generation VI is over, and we have left the Kalos region behind.
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