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PHOTOS: Sexy Pokemon X & Y Pics Are Super-Effective

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Oh hi, nerds. Good to see you. Glad you were able to tear yourselves away from your DS for a moment to check Queerty. We promise we’ll make it worth your while.

As you may have noticed from all the giddy geeks this weekend, the newest Pokémon game came out at midnight on Sunday, and hoo boy is it grand. A whole new engine, 3D battles, online play that actually works, and mega evolution will basically ensure that for the next couple of weeks we will be repeatedly missing our train stop because we’re too engrossed in play.

And speaking of play, here’s a little gift to the gaymers: a sexy-flirty-funtime Pokémon photoshoot, starring a herd of hunks frolicking by the pool. LA photographer Matt Baume (who also does those Marriage News Watch videos) cast his friends as Chespin (grass type), Froakie (water type), Fennekin (fire type) and a Trainer.

Behold a few of our favorite battles — and check out the full gallery on Matt’s site or on Facebook.

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