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I wouldn't be surprised if we saw the next Pokémon games announced beginning of May.
Or not much later... either way. Here is my expectations/predictions based on past and current information, official and datamined, on the more safer parts of speculation, muh patturnz, and simply trying to be as realistic as possible taken into account as many relevant things as possible.

EDIT: changed the list around, now to be even more accurate and with clearer reasons for the predictions
EDIT2: I started a blog for stuff like what I usually post in this journal pokehype.blogspot.com/

-Zygarde will be the mascot (this is self-explanatory)

-it's going to be 2 games, with a new form for Zygarde for each of them. The 2 forms will be meant to counter (at least plot-wise) Xerneas or Yveltal (who might get a new form, Mega, Primal or similar as well), depending on which one wasn't woken by Flare in the initial Version (X2=ZygardeX vs Yveltal, Y2=ZygardeY vs Xerneas).
This quite specific prediction is implied by:
1. hackers having found that XY/ORAS are programmed to be compatible with 2 more games (the pentagon symbol has 6 origin-region values, here is the source: pastebin.com/zPgwx6mb)
2. the 2 hidden moves "Thousand Arrows/Thousand Waves", as these are identical to Zygardes current only signature move Land's Wrath (all 90P spread-Ground moves) with an additional effect each (hitting airborne targets and trapping enemies respectively), not to mention the new moves have animations involving green hexagons flying across the screen. (It pretty much gives away that Land's Wrath will be like Kyurems Glaciate. It will change to one of the other moves when it changes form, Glaciate->Ice Burn/Freeze Shock, Land's Wrath->Thousand Arrows/Thousand Waves)


-The Versions will likely be called X2 and Y2 following gen5s follow-up games. However GF might cleverly use the fact that the letter Z resembles the number 2, and call them XZ and YZ. Not to mention Zygarde itself might somewhat resemble Xerneas/Yveltal in its design.

-a third round of new Mega evolutions is obvious in this case.
The only ones I am 100% confident about getting in is the Kalos starters. Because GF would be stupid not to grab this opportunity to make the "repetition" of the newest starters in the sequel more interesting with a mechanic this generation introduced in the first place!

-Battle Frontier!
otherwise the whole tease with the Battle Resort in ORAS would be just a big middle-finger with spotlights (lets face it, Delta Emerald is not gonna happen just for the Battle Frontier, even by Gamefreaks standards that would be a new low)

-a whole new southern part of Kalos (including the starting town), as well as new places, routes and dungeons popping up throughout the rest of Kalos.
This isn't merely self-explanatory from BW2, there was actually plenty of places in XY that felt unused or not fully explorable to imply that this is the case (Rhyhorn Tracks, all those Powerplants, Train stations..). And of course there is Kiloude City which is supposedly an example of southern-Kalos culture.


-of course the path through the region (and the gyms, their types and leaders etc) will be radically different as there will be new protagonists and the story taking place years after XY, with a climax in the mascot-stuff mentioned above.

-the customization wardrobe will definitely make a return for the Kalos-sequels and changed to fit the new characters as well as get expanded.

-references to XY and ORAS should be everywhere (we might even see characters like Zinnia show up), if not even further explained. In particular, Lookers situation from ORAS, and AZs background (definitely its special Floette made available somehow)

from here on anything else is pure speculation and personal wishes.
I'd love to see Challenge mode return (and be actually available from the beginning)
  • Playing: Pokemon OR
Battle Frontier game idea prototype by Saiph-Charon
Battle Frontier game idea prototype
had that a idea in my head for a while.
GF probably won't do anything like that... but I thought it would be amazing if they did.

The idea is that there would be a 3ds e-shop exclusive pokemon game, fully compatible with the main games/pokebank, in which you'd have access to a dream-island for any serious/competitive pokemon player.

It would have a convenient daycare, a training facility for leveling and EV-training, a full-blown Battle Frontier, and an area that is like a combination of the friend-safari from XY and the Safari-Zone from HGSS, offering a wide variety of wild Pokemon under the rigth circumstances and progress.

All of that based on the current generation games (hence looking, sounding and playing like XY/ORAS...just without a region and story), and getting an update anytime a new main game is released to ensure compatibility.
It would connect to global Link and the same wifi functions as the main games, Battle Spot, GTS etc.

That's just the general idea, of course the possibilities for such a game are endless lol

More on this here: www.pokebeach.com/forums/threa…
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I just realized that if they were planning to release XY-sequels later this year, there would be no reason not push marketing with Zygardes forms in the movie this summer.. instead it's about Hoopa, and tons of old legends.

They would have certainly put the focus on Zygarde this summer if they had a game to follow within 8 months of the movie, just like they did with Giratina/Shaymin-Platinum and Kyurem/Keldeo-BW2 movies.

(Heres a game release date timeline I made, with posters of each years movie below them:
i.imgur.com/yznVikk.png)


I'm not sure what GF is up to...other than taking their time with the XY-follow-up game.

So either there is no game coming this year, which would mean the next one is XY2, early2016-summer2016

Or there is another filler game coming first at end of 2015, pushing XY2 further towards end of 2016, unless the filler game was something really simple.
But there isn't any serious choices for filler games..
-Delta Emerald (highly unlikely, but it'd be an easy cashgrab and not take too much development focus, allowing XY2s release come out summer 2016)
-some kind of Kanto revisit? (though that would likely just turn out to be a re-remake with megas involved, the same way as ORAS was handled...)

Frankly I wouldn't mind either... but both can be done in very different ways.
I can imagine a terrible cashgrab Delta Emerald, with minimum effort put into it, mostly just the Battle Frontier (which would still be fucking great on it's own though) and small bits from Emerald.. although Delta Episode doesn't really fit into this picture.
I can also imagine a "meh"-FRLG remake that wouldn't offer much new besides a bunch of Megas.
But at the same time I can imagine quality versions of those games, with things expanded and explored and fleshed out properly... but that requries "unnecessary" effort on GFs side, and we've seen what that usually means <.<
  • Listening to: Moonlit sailor
  • Reading: The sciene of Interstellar
  • Watching: Interstellar on repeat
  • Playing: Pokemon OR
  • Eating: pancakes with awesome sauce
  • Drinking: water
Sugimori art by primary type - gen VI by Saiph-Charon
Sugimori art by primary type - gen VI
Sugimori art of each Pokémon is owned by Pokémon/Gamefreak/Nintendo.


I merely took 120p versions of them and rearranged them by:
-complete current evolutionary line (position of family within group determined by first known members), including Mega evolutions
-primary type (..Geodude is Rock/Ground, therefore belongs to Rock, while Rhyhorn is Ground/Rock, hence in Ground)

It took me 2 days to copy/paste it all together and to calculate and figure out how to arrange each group so they fit together into the big picture nicely (even trying to make the types orders feel natural next to each other). It was a big messy puzzle XD, but I'm satisfied with how it turned out now.

There were 5 trouble makers (that change primary type upon evolution) which I solved as follows:
-Eevee: the only logical thing to do here was throwing the complete family in Normal
-Swablu: final stage decided (not tough decision since Normal is like a default type anyway)
-Azurill: it being the odd baby, it was easy to just stick with the parents type
-Steelix: most problematic, since Onix is perfectly a Rock type, and one option here was to put them into Ground, since Onix/Steelix share this secondary type, but this went against the #1 rule of primary type, so I chose Steelix' type.
-Fletchling: 2 of the 3 stages, including the final one, are Fire, the first one is merely "Normal", straightforward choice for the line: Fire.


But why?

For me as a fakemon artist, I feel it is crucial to have this picture in my head.

Its great to look at it, seeing each type evolve through the generations etc.

One of the main points to making this is to get a better feel for what type lacks "generic" Pokémon the most or the least etc.

For example, until recent generations, most Ice types were just other typed Pokémon with Ice as their extra type, which is probably why the last 4 lines have all been pure Ice types.

Its also easy to see what type lacks what kind of evolutionary families, like Poison, who is mostly made up of generic 2 stage lines,
as is Dark (having had no 3 stage lines until Hydreigon), but at least it's more exotic now with a few Megas in the mix.

I think Gamefreak actually is slowly gaining on balance.

The most obvious remaining oddity right now is still the Flying type. Will we see a handful of generic primary Flying types next gen or will it stay like this?

It's cool to see that Fairy isn't that much behind even though it was just introduced!



-Volcanion in Fire (not even revealed yet)



EDIT:
I went and added colored backgrounds to each pokemon according to their secondary type!

EDIT 15.1. Added:
-Zygarde
-Diancie
-Hoopa
-21 ORAS Mega evolutions/Primal forms


Still missing now - waiting for sugimori art/reveal:
-Hoopas Dark forme
-Volcanion (Fire group)
-all Megas/forms introduced in XY sequels
-inevitable Zygarde forms for XY sequels
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I just realized that if they were planning to release XY-sequels later this year, there would be no reason not push marketing with Zygardes forms in the movie this summer.. instead it's about Hoopa, and tons of old legends.

They would have certainly put the focus on Zygarde this summer if they had a game to follow within 8 months of the movie, just like they did with Giratina/Shaymin-Platinum and Kyurem/Keldeo-BW2 movies.

(Heres a game release date timeline I made, with posters of each years movie below them:
i.imgur.com/yznVikk.png)


I'm not sure what GF is up to...other than taking their time with the XY-follow-up game.

So either there is no game coming this year, which would mean the next one is XY2, early2016-summer2016

Or there is another filler game coming first at end of 2015, pushing XY2 further towards end of 2016, unless the filler game was something really simple.
But there isn't any serious choices for filler games..
-Delta Emerald (highly unlikely, but it'd be an easy cashgrab and not take too much development focus, allowing XY2s release come out summer 2016)
-some kind of Kanto revisit? (though that would likely just turn out to be a re-remake with megas involved, the same way as ORAS was handled...)

Frankly I wouldn't mind either... but both can be done in very different ways.
I can imagine a terrible cashgrab Delta Emerald, with minimum effort put into it, mostly just the Battle Frontier (which would still be fucking great on it's own though) and small bits from Emerald.. although Delta Episode doesn't really fit into this picture.
I can also imagine a "meh"-FRLG remake that wouldn't offer much new besides a bunch of Megas.
But at the same time I can imagine quality versions of those games, with things expanded and explored and fleshed out properly... but that requries "unnecessary" effort on GFs side, and we've seen what that usually means <.<
  • Listening to: Moonlit sailor
  • Reading: The sciene of Interstellar
  • Watching: Interstellar on repeat
  • Playing: Pokemon OR
  • Eating: pancakes with awesome sauce
  • Drinking: water

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grenintendo Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Did you get my message?
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darklord86 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014
I love all your fakemon, especially the effort you put into the stats.:)
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Saiph-Charon Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
;D
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darklord86 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014
:) (Smile) 
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ArcticViking Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014
 i need help for my starters, can you look in my journal? (Sorry i never linked it)
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Eman1223 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014
So happy for more Yfror info
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Smiley-Fakemon Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the watch :D
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Saiph-Charon Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Idk why I didn't already O_O
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kirakinn Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Saw you on Mt. Moon and just had to watch you!
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Saiph-Charon Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks!

Haven't uploaded fakemon for quite a while now, but I hope I'll get something done again soon
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