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Contributed by Carlos
Within the game's files exists three unused sound effects which are all copies of the Pokémon Center's healing machine sound effect. It's thought they were used for testing player-related sound effects during development.
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Contributed by Laikue
When battling Mewtwo, Articuno, Moltres, or Zapdos in the wild, a remix of the wild battle theme from Pokemon Red & Blue will play. The remix includes 8-bit portions of the song, seemingly taken directly from Red and Blue.
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Contributed by RadSpyro
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In celebration of X & Y, a short lived Pokémon Center was opened up in Paris, where Kalos was based off. An exclusive Poké Ball-patterned Vivillon was distributed at the store.
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Contributed by ShinyHunterBN
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The name "Viola" (the same name as the Santalune City Gym leader) is not allowed as a player or Pokémon's name. This is likely because "viol" translates into "rape" in French.
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Contributed by gamerofgames
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The boy band "Union J" changed their names to "Union XY" for one day to celebrate the release of Pokémon X & Y.
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Contributed by Funland47
There is a Pokémon Ranger that will ask the player to join Pokémon Ranger team, saying that they could be the Blue Ranger. This is thought to refer to the Power Rangers, an American TV series that takes much of its footage from the Japanese tokusatsu Super Sentai. The characters are superheroes called "Rangers" who fight in color-coded outfits.
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Contributed by blakester41
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An NPC informs the player that Gary Oak, the player's rival in the original Pokémon Red & Blue, has previously visited Kalos to study.
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Contributed by Dreadedpotato
An NPC in the game questions the appearance of a Mega Pokemon, asking, "do you think all Mega Pokemon have spiky hair?" This is a reference to the Super Saiyan transformation in the Dragon Ball series.
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Contributed by Fireboy
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When using Surf with Lapras in the game's overworld, the player will be shown riding a Lapras rather than the black creature that appears when Surf is used with any other Pokémon.
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Contributed by Cleffa
Artwork from the "Fossil Excavator" card appears in the art museum of Lumiose city.
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Contributed by Psychospacecow
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The artwork of a Pokemon trading card, "Town Volunteers", makes an appearance in The Lumiose Museum.
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Contributed by TheUnkownGuyPerson
In Coumarine City there is an Ace Trainer in a house that will play a remastered version of "Unwavering Emotion", a song from Pokemon Black and White's soundtrack.
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Contributed by TheUnkownGuyPerson
A young Professor Sycamore wrote a note to his future self, and left it in Couriway Town. It can be found and read by examining the left side of the right bench in the station there.

"To the person reading this:
What are you like now?
Did you become who you wanted to be?
For starters, what was the person you wanted to become even like?
I don't know, but it would be wonderful if you can boast that you're living each day to its fullest.
To future Sycamore.
From the Sycamore dreaming of the future."
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Contributed by StevehPokeProf
A woman in Snowbelle City states, "Standing here reminds me of a cold region far away. Will you listen to the first song I composed there?" Answering yes will play a slowed-down version of the theme of Jubilife City, from the Sinnoh region of Pokemon: Diamond & Pearl, which slowly picks up in tempo.
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Contributed by CodenameToast
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In Lumiose City Station, if you interact with the back of the TMV Timetable closest to the wall, it will read: 'Something is written on the back of the timetable. "I'm going to go for help. Wait in the usual place."' There is also a child standing nearby who says "It should be some place right around here, right?" People believe this child is looking for the 'usual place.'
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Contributed by RadSpyro
If the player visits a Pokemon Center on their birthday, they will receive a special message wishing them a happy birthday.
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Contributed by tomp45673
On the second floor of the building to the right of the Galette stand in Luminose City, immediately after entering the floor, the lights will flicker on and off and a Hex Maniac will appear behind the player, who will then float (as she seems to lack any kind of walk animation) off screen and say, "No, you're not the one..." before disappearing.

In the first room on the right on the fourth floor of the Hotel Richissime, she will be there as well. When talking to her, she will say, "Don't talk to me... if you do, I can't hear the elevator..."

There has yet to be any explanation as to who this character is.
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Contributed by starwindbliss
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An NPC in the Shalour City Pokemon Center will describe a game to the player, which references another Game Freak title, HarmoKnight.
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Contributed by Naui
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Veteran Timeo references the E3 2007 Wii Fit demonstration by saying "my body is ready!", a phrase said during the demonstration by Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime.
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Contributed by Dazz
Junichi Masuda has stated that the name "Kalos" derives from the Greek word "κάλλος", meaning "beauty".
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Contributed by Funland47
Pikachu's cry was changed to match how it sounds in the Pokemon anime. Pikachu's cry was also changed this way in Pokemon Yellow, and it was possible to unlock the anime call in Pokemon Stadium.
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Contributed by Kodyurem
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A trainer in the game makes a reference to the popular "It's over 9000" Dragon Ball Z meme.
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Contributed by Gallego13
In Pokémon X and Y, Gamefreak gave a proper name to every attack that was mistranslated in the original Spanish Red and Blue versions. The changes are:

-Slam will be named Atizar instead of Portazo (Door Slam).
-Constrict will be named Constricción instead of Restricción (Restriction).
-Counter will be named Contraataque instead of Contador (Counter from the verb "to count").
-Return will be named Retribución instead of Retroceso (Return as in "Return somewhere")
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Contributed by WhiteSamurott
Pokemon X and Y are the first Pokemon games to let you select any of 7 different languages.
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Contributed by Funland47
This is the first main series Pokemon game to have a worldwide same-day release, rather than releasing in Japan first.
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Contributed by DidYouKnowGaming
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The game's region (Kalos) is based on France.
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Contributed by WhiteSamurott
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In the 2nd UK Pokémon X and Y trailer, while Yveltal is using a Hyper Beam, you hear the sound effects for Pokemon Red & Blue's Hyper Beam.
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Contributed by KnowledgeBase
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The reason Fairy type Pokemon were introduced was to balance out the game. Fairy type has an advantage over Dragon type, which was considered an overpowered type by Game Freak.
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Contributed by WhiteSamurott
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In the game's reveal trailer, when the male character swings on the vines, his glasses don't follow him.
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