I know the smoke relates to Yvetal (it on his "side" of the site, with the sky), I just don't think it really means anything too important.
Also, people say Steel because of Xerneas'...heel-hoove thingies. I guess they're metallic or something.
There's also another theory that I've heard which says that Yveltal is based on either the unnamed eagle or Hræsvelgr from Norse mythology. Hræsvelgr sits at the edge of the world and causes the wind to blow when he beats his wings during flight. He is also known as the Corpse Swallower.
Suicune's toes a little. If they were to relate it back to Valhalla and make it part fighting I could see it working, but I also doubt that they would make a deer-esque creature part fighting after the muskedeers last gen. Of course, everyone is entitled to their own opinion, I just can't see it being part water.
That sounds seriously nasty then again, it could be quite fitting for a dark type legendary (if Yveltal is part dark).There's also another theory that I've heard which says that Yveltal is based on either the unnamed eagle or Hræsvelgr from Norse mythology. Hræsvelgr sits at the edge of the world and causes the wind to blow when he beats his wings during flight. He is also known as the Corpse Swallower.
Empoleon and Cobalion's) and the fact Xerneas doesn't have proper feet, instead its legs look like razors. Also, I would like to mention that the gems on Xerneas horns might imply that its type is Rock/Fairy or Rock/Any-other-type.
In regards of Yvetal, having evil on its name doesn't necessarily mean it is a Dark-type Pokémon (but I admit that Dark is a very likely possibility). Also, Xerneas being Fairy (which is supposedly super effective against Dark) would be a little bit unfair for Yveltal, unless Xerneas is Grass/Fairy, Flying is SE against Grass and Fairy is (again, supposedly) SE against Dark. Then again, that didn't stop Game Freak from giving Groudon a type that is weak to Kyogre's type back in Generation III.
If they made Dark-type Pokémon weak to something, them all Ghost/Dark-type Pokemon lose their ability to be neither weak nor resistant to anything.
I looked at the website and the "smoke". Honestly, it doesn't look that much like smoke to me, it could be a night sky or just copying the box art with that black and white effect. (wild guess here)
The smoke is probably Yveltal soaring through the sky.
Last edited by LimitCrown; 26th June 2013 at 10:20 AM.
The smoke doesn't look like Yveltal. In fact, it doesn't look like smoke either. I just don't think they would put an effect on Yveltal's side on the background if it isn't related to the legendary Pokémon in some way.
The smoke symbolizes Yveltal.
Finally found the important points in the New Pokemon topic.
But yeah, this is the backgrond itself
and this is the smog/smoke/cloud/blahblah spinning around
On the other side, the leaves are moving.
I think xerneas is steel/psychic or steel fairy. Xerneas might also be a grass type( grass/steel?), as we can see plants in the background. Xerneas is also heavy, so, i think it has higher chances of being a steel type.