Take place sometime (like months, or several years) after Gen V. I'd think so.
I voted for the same time as another generation, as I don't like the large gap between Gen 5 and the previous timelines. (Plus the crazy lack of growing, for certain twin gym leaders.) I wouldn't mind if that was the same time as BW, or before BW and Gens 2/4 - but I don't think it should move any further yet. The difference between BW and the others is too big for my liking.
It might take place sometime between BW & B2W2 !
We might see Hilbert/Hilda with Zekrem/Rashirem as a NPG character like Red !
RGBYFRLG/RSE -3 years-> GSCHGSSDPt -Unknown-> BW -2 Years-> B2W2.
We're not talking too long anyway, so it's not like Professor Oak would be a skeleton if XY was set 2/3 years after B2W2.
Judging from Caitlin's physical appearance, I'm guessing a rough 5 years passed between Gen II/IV and V, so if we go by Bulbapedia stating that Professor Oak is 50 in Gen I/III, that would make him roughly 60 in B2W2. If Gen VI takes place in the usual 2-5 years after the previous generation, then Oak wouldn't even be approaching retirement age, but but still wouldn't be there. So it's very possible that he might still appear (and frankly, I'd love it if they used this in the story and gave us a young novice professor who still receives guidance from Oak).
I would really like to see it in a past time era honestly. Not recent past either, I want to see more pokemon from Omastar's time period. But realistically I think X and Y will probably be a few years after B2 and W2.
Maybe I just want to have a pokemon journey as a caveman with scary vicious looking pokemon...
It's either post-V or I/III to me. They will have to remake games at some point, they can't avoid it anymore...
Oh and I think I should point this out. Game Freak has always managed to surprise us with new generations. It never goes with the flow of expectations. For Generation III, people probably expected it to take place after Generation II to continue the timeline but instead it was put in the same time as Generation I. For Generation V, people probably expected a RS remake so it would take place in the same time as Generations I/III but instead we had a sequel generation for the first time since Generation II. So I have a feeling that we'll all be surprised by how Game Freak handles the chronology. We already saw sequels and corresponding generations but we haven't seen a prequel yet. So maybe Game Freak will incorporate it this time? Oh yes, and it could be possible that Game Freak instead decides to keep the references to previous generations at a minimum so it might not indicate in what time it takes place. Heck, it could take place in an alternate Pokemon universe for all we know.
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Still, they will HAVE to remake the Hoenn games at some time! GBA is more than obsolete!
I'd say a couple of years after B2/W2 as of now.
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Either concurrently with another region, or after BW2, which is probably most likely. Just not dramatically far ahead (futuristic) or dramatically far back (Ransei). Though, I feel that would be unlikely, away.
I'd like to see them flesh out the timeline in between DPPt and BW1, we've got the first 4 gens taking place within 3 years of each other, then some indeterminate amount of time passes, then BW1. Maybe they can use XY to bridge the gap.