It is likely that we won't be receiving any big news updates about XY until E3. I suspect we only got Sylveon this early because of its role in the upcoming short that accompanies the sixteenth movie. Advertising for the movie's Japanese release would have been troublesome because as it goes whatever Japan sees we will also see even though we won't get the movie for a while.
Genesect, plus other pokemon from the past. Even though it has the cameo of Sylveon, it didn't show us anything different from what we known about gen 6. And yeah I'm not sure if you intended to be getting at that, but we will be flooded in Gen V still.
Myself, I do like speculating, but I know there are people who don't. It shows especially in "bashing new/light type" & the whole partial disagreement about types of the 6 revealed pokemon.And, really, revealing it so early just adds even more hype and allows GF to mess with us more. I think they have realized that their fanbase likes to speculate, and that's why they revealed so early. That and Gen V was going nowhere in a hurry.
More importantly, we are past speculating now. I'm quite sure that everyone who had an idea he wanted to submit, has already did it by now, in some extent. We are left to wait, and by the time of reveal, some will already forget all the minor ideas that were made. Speculating is alright, but if you add 8 months to it, it starts getting unimportant in the due time.
You're saying "I'm right because I'm right and you're wrong because you're wrong".
Unlike the other times, this one is said to be kept in extreme secret. They're also breaking the tradition of non-worldwide non-simultaneous release.
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This could fit Faeries and nymphs and a lot of things with not a lot of restrictions. Especially Sylveon.
Does sylveon look like a dragon? No.
Does it look like a ghost type? No.
Does it look like it flies? No.
Does it look like a Poison type? No.
Does it look like it could be a Light type? Yes.
I also think this is much more... elemental than the other possible types mentioned.
Fire, water, ground, grass, electric, dark, and Fairy? (Yes, I know there's other types. I just like elemental ones better.)
Either that, or Sylveon will be normal. Hopefully, with a more masculine normal-type eeveelution to go with it.
I honestly do not think we'll be receiving any new types. The 17 we have now are enough and the type chart is pretty balanced out. More types aren't necessary, and I don't feel as though Gamefreak would introduce anymore types so late in the series. I could be wrong though, we can only wait and see for now.
Personally though, I'm hoping we won't receive any new types.
Not to be rude, but how are we to know what a light-type could look like if we've never had one?Does it look like it could be a Light type? Yes.
It would be interesting if they made a Pokémon that evolves backwards.
So instead of levelling it up to evolve it, you have to breed it to get its second evolution, and breed that to get the third evolution.
White 2 Friend Code: 5201 0308 4915
White Friend Code: 4255 8449 1191
Soul Silver Friend Code: 4254 6853 1936
"Devolution Spray" has been around in the TCG since its first set, and I've always thought it'd be interesting as a Status-like effect in battle. many RPGs have Level-Draining spells and abilities.
Also, I think that what epicparker is trying to say is that a 'Holy'-style Type IS missing from Pokemon's list of Types -- but GF wouldn't use a controversial word like 'Holy' for a Type that represents that concept, so the most succinct thing to call it would be 'Light'. The 'Light' Type would not necessarily have anything to do with radiance, color, or anything associated with literal light-waves, and people who only associate the words 'Light Type' with these things are perhaps being too literal. In Kingdom Hearts, Sora/Roxas are Light-Elemental, and it's just a term that means 'the power of good' or some such, and is associated with defense, and zapping undead/unholy/'evil' stuff. There's also the Light Side of the Force, associated with serenity and peace, which seems in-line as well.
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Smogon: 'Nuff said.
Even if a possible new type were "light," I feel it would pretty much HAVE to include the aspect of "good," much like dark and evil.
I think it's wrong to look at Sylveon's appearance for its type at the moment... I mean, take umbreon... While it does embody the dark type well, it also has glowing spots, more like what a literal light type would possess.
I'm not really trying to take either side on any argument about type or whatever, just throwin' my 2-cents around.
I think that while for other Eeveelution there appearance shows their type (ignoring the fact that Sylveon looks pretty fucking normal type to me) Sylveon may have some other factor that deviates it from Eevee. Like having a really high new stat or having a unique and creative ability.
Originally Posted by Linkara