During this morning’s Pokémon themed Nintendo Direct presentation, the creators of Pokémon X and Y made a special announcement regarding the Pokémon a lot of us grew up with.

In addition to the previously announced starters in Pokémon X and Y, players will be able to pick from the original set found in Pokémon Red and Blue.

That’s right, Squirtle, Charmander and Bulbasaur will all be trainable in X and Y. Even further, they’ll evolve beyond their final forms into Mega editions.

Pokémon X and Y will launch for the Nintendo 3DS worldwide on October 12th, 2013. Are you excited?