UPDATE: bottom half.
Told ya they wouldn't go the crazy road and make silly eeveelutions ala dragon and whatnot.
As predicted, the only way gamefreak could stop (or at least get rid of 95% of) more future eeveelution speculation every other generation again an again (because they've made all they felt appropriate for Eevees concept), was to make a special one! And after a long wait, it turns out they did! xDDDD
Which obviously as one would expect, would turn out to be a Normal eeveelution.
I'm so relieved.
Gamefreak never disappoint me. They always tease with stuff that could go down so bad , but nope, they do the professional thing.
Yay ^ - ^
my prediction for its stats
65 - 95 - 60 - 65 - 130 - 110
I'm not sure about where the 95 is.
-Why sp.def 130?
Because its overall high across all eeveelutions, and the highest stat of Eevee itself. It would make sense for a "non-elemental", special eeveelution to be a more directly buffed Eevee in terms of stats.
-Why 110 speed?
I just think this one will turn out speedy. Not Jolteon fast, but Espeon-speedy sounds about right. It looks like some artistic acrobatic show feature too xD
-Why 95 on attack even though unsure?
Cause Attack is the only stat no eeveelution had 95 yet.
Physically attacking eeveelutions are just 2 (4 special ones and a physical one with high sp.atk too, Flareon), and besides, Eevee starts of with a higher attack than sp.Attack, so I thought it made sense.
official reveal on the site[link]
the theme in the names is:
-slyph, nymph, fairy (fee in german)
since the rest of the eeveelutions had obvious indications of its types in their names, this further implies that this will likely turn out to be Normal.
We see it use 4 moves in the short video.
-RED WAVE OF SHIET
Focus Blast or at least something that looks similar.. It could be Last Resort.
-TRUMP CARD 100%
Which is a Normal move only Eevee learns (not its eeveelutions) at a late level
-SUCK IN SHIET
No idea o____o
Another Normal move, however Eevee doesn't learn it...
I have a hunch this will be added to Eevees learnset and used as the trigger for evolution, making it work like a "fake level evolution" of Eevee, which sounds perfect for a Normal one.
If gamefreak came out and stated that Sylveon is something else than Normal... I'd guess on Fighting, but I wouldn't bet on that at all LOL.
My point is, I'm really not getting the "Flying" hype that's going on right now.
Not even any actual birds or similar pokemon are primary Flying...
This situation is unprecedented.
We got a single eeveelution, without an obvious type implication in design or name.
It just looks fabulous instead, and the name is about fairies...