A new generation of Pokémon games always means new features and other improvements to the long-loved Nintendo series of critter-collecting and battling, but we all know what everyone really wants: new Pokémon!

The X and Y versions, out today for the Nintendo 3DS, add 68 new creatures for fan to collect, trade, and force to fight each other until one loses consciousness. While that’s a smaller number of new additions than any we’ve seen in the main series before, you’ll still find plenty of gems among the newcomers. Below are my five favorite new Pokémon from X and Y, chosen either for their usefulness, appearance, or for just being kind of weird and amusing.

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