I'm thinking of going into this gen completely blind as well; I did for BW (the only things I knew were Reshiram, Zekrom, Zorua, Zoroark, and the starters), and it was amazing. Of course, I screwed up my team here and there, but going in blind was actually really fun.
I think I'm really only going to look to see which legendary is on what version, and then get the one that has what's-his-name on it, X... Xerneas. (this is going to take a while)
Everybody wants more Eeveelutions but most of the time I really don't care if we do or am not interested in the idea. As far as ideas for new Pokemon go new eeveelutions are probably the easiest and the most unoriginal. Just take an Eevee and slap on some typing signature features on it and, BOOM!, you got yourself and Eeveelution.
Though to be fair the the idea of Eeveelutions, whenever some of these come out they always have some a good design themes with respect to each other.
- Vaporeon, Jolteon, and Flareon were the base for the whole Eevee design and contributed to the games' emphasis on trading and social interaction.
- Espeon and Umbreon have a day and night duality to go along with the introduction of that very feature in Gen II.
- Leafeon and Glaceon have a warm and cold temperate theme going on. (May have been better suited for the BW release what with the season feature?)
This kind of converging designs really make Eeveelutions much more interesting and help alleviate the problems when designing these guys.
I just realized I wanted more mythology-based pokémon. And not just Japanese; maybe Norse or Greek or whatever. Big serpents and feathery-winged creatures.
Though I'm not sure if they could tone it down enough so it could fit in with Pokémon's general theme. After all, most creatures in mythology are monsters.
It's gonna be the region's useless stalker rodent. Because screw this number thing.
Okay, seriously, I think they're going to go with the safest, most neutral pokémon ever to put in that slot. That way no one can say anything. If they made it something really cute, idiots will say they're glorifying evil or some crap they pull out of nowhere. If they make it something dark, the same idiots will say the games are promoting witchcraft or satan worship.
You guys do realise that 666 really isn't any sort of special number in Japan, right? I mean, outside of Christian influence, which isn't taken seriously in Japan either way.
It will probable be the Butterfree of GenVI, or a dark badger/something, filling in the shoes of Poochyena and Purrloin, it will also start with P and have a repeated letter in its name.
Pff, the Satan pokémon is, like, so 2006.
Four words. Ghost type Eevee form... D:
I'd like to see a Water/Fire type based on a mantis shrimp/pistol shrimp. They are capable of "punching" (iirc) at an extreme speed and with quite the power for their small size, so I always imagine that the punching would require an "ignition" of sorts since it's a quick burst, which would fit nicely with the Fire-typing imo (and of course shrimps live under water, thus the Water-type).
I have more ideas that I'll post another time.