I subscribe to this.
The idea of Kanto and Alola again didn't sound all that appeasing and neither did there only being two fighter left for Super Smash Brothers ultimate's base roster yet they happened.
It's best to expect the unexpected
I remember a lot of people crying foul because there was no snow man or dolphin Pokemon in Sun and Moon and use that as an example to show that the Chinese Riddler wasn't accurate or something.
Indeed it is a theoretical example but stuff like that can happen not always but it can.
At least from what I've seen typically these things travel from country to country but usually originated somewhere in Asia so it's not always easy. So what starts as "hey there's this new Pokemon based off of a yeti crab" becomes " there's a new Pokemon based off of a Snowman" once it's all...
Speaking of telephone, I recall when someone on Gaf was bought attention to Lavandula on Smogon talking about the og SM leaks which then make there way over here and eventually lead to this place being hot for awhile.
2016 was epic man