I will complicate the thing even more.
Today it was announced that the XY series will start on October 17st. Pokemon Fan was leaked yesterday but actually had a release date of July 1st (in a few hours).
To note: The main reason why the series has announced now is because there are early premieres starting today with a teaser of the next years' movie with the new series logo.
But... in this Pokemon Fan there aren't any details about this teaser.
Pokemon Fan is supposed to advertise the most important events that happened between the release date and the next issue. The next Fan is scheduled to come on October 1st (not before) and we have no details of:
-The Clair episode.
-The TR and Emolga episode.
-The Kanto reunion.
The question is why Fan isn't revealing anything of this and they are revealing details about the Beeheeyem episode, a episode without importance.
I also notice that in theorythe 8 islands don't match the ones in the poster. I think that it has been
1st Island) Beedrill and Combee
2nd Islands) Oshawott
3rd Island) Zoroark
4th Island) Rotom
5th Island) Butterfree
6th Island) Jirachi, Beeheeyem
7th Island) Eeeveelution (is deserted)
8th Islands) Unknown
There's only one island.
We have 6-7 weeks that we have Kanto and the departures. The plot could be taken in two episodes, not moire. The rest of the 4-5 episode will be needed for more thing. The question is how?
And here comes my theory about an older character re-joining the cast. If the theory has a chance of being as reality, the writers have to do days before the announcement and before the announcement the following things.
-Make Team Rocket back into the funny mode (mode that ended in DP191) in the filler sga of Best Wishes.
-Saying or implying earlier than usual that both Iris and Cilan will leave. Ther poster with the Sayonara came out on 23th March.
-Character A's main pokemon (who will return getting merchandise months and months after the cameo until the movie merchandise came on. Also, there's recommended that there's a set of merch of relative importance just before the new series. I love Marine could be a example of this* (and one note: Manaphy are getting a C-Gear with Jirachi and the former appeared last Thursday).
-There has been a hole that with the known events of Decolora Adventures (this is until a poster revealed all of Da!) there aren't enough episodes to cover all the plot points presented. And that July Fan don't reveal anything about the September episodes. Check.
-And probably the most important of all, the first XY characters to be confirmed to be in the XY anime should be Ash Ketchum and not any new main character.
But the Gen VI starters are going to be promoted equally or not? At first, yes. But in this circunstance Froakie will have issues to keeping merch with Fennekin and Chespin (and for me I see either way those two more marketable than Froakie). This could be a excellent news for Ash's fans because it means 1) Froakie will probably evolve "early" and 2) Ash will take out Chespin or Fennekin (more the latter) out of his team and the older character would get that starter. Ash shouldn't have the most important part of marketing companies (apart of Pikachu).
And OF COURSE, the hints could work well with a Shauna or Serena scenario.
But I'm surprised that the writers are taking the 90% of hints necessary if they want saoid old character back into the show although the possibility is not the 90% or near.